Thank you for posting this. I am a little interested in the plan - you can see in this one the chimney comes out of the centre of the house, not off one end. This is as the kitchen was designed for an electric stove, so there was no need for the chimney to be in common (backing onto) with the open fire in the living room. In this house, the open fire in the living room backs onto the passage. So I am assuming that this house was later than some of the others. Old Gippstown records indicate it was finished on 31 March 1930.
If anyone has the plans for this house, as distinct from the plans showing a wood stove in the kitchen at the back of a living room fireplace, Old Gippstown would be most interested to see a copy. or if anyone knows of any others made to this plan, it would be good to know too. The house is now protected by a Heritage Overlay in the Latrobe City Planning Scheme.
It also includes the Duke and Duchess on the left, and Mrs Dorothy Andrew on the right.
Another difference with this plan (apart from this version showing the common wall for semi-detached houses, on the right), is that the toilet is shown inside. In 1944, the toilet was way down the back yard. It was moved inside the house about 1949.
The Lakeman family, Percy and Flo moved there the day before Black Saturday, February 1944. They had Richard with them, and Judy (later Singer) and Peter were born while they lived there. Percy and Flo were the last of the family to leave, in 1976.
Hey Sean...you wouldn't have a better copy of this photo perhaps? They're easy to upload if you do, or email to me - email@example.com and I'll upload to replace this rather fuzzy one. Julie
I believe the year was 1968.
The three gentlemen L/R are Alan Ellis, Frank MacKeown and Mick Duke.
The four boys L/R are ? Sean MacKeown, Gery Young and Trevor McStay.
Man in back row third from right with pullover on is Robert Kerr of Southway
front row Robyn Baillie (Lexine Baillie's little sister) behind her 2nd front left long blonde hair Elaine Coad then behind Robyn on right side with glasses is Linda Gurnery
Form 3S Teacher was Mrs P. Wallace
Back Row: Vera M Milojevic, Sandra Morris, Lorraine Ralston, ?, ?, Bronwyn Wallman.
4th Row: ?, Vicky Ray, Sharon Sullivan, Lorraine Swindon, ?.
Middle Row: Elain Coad, ?, Wendy Wright, ?, ?, ?.
2nd Row: ?, Lisa Davis, Ann Marie Sneddon, Rosemary Fowler.
Front Row: ?, ?, Mrs P. Wallace, ?, Nola McAuliffe.
The lady with Jean is Betty Armstrong (married name Grunberg)
The Douglas Family lived in Narracan Avenue in the 60's between Strezlecki Rd and Church Street
70 Railway Avenue is the place that my Mother is certain was the used as the fever hospital, however, I dont believe it was used a general hospital, as my Mums younger sister (Thelma) was born in the Morwell Hospital ( now St Hilarys nursing home) - Thelma was born late 1920's / early 1930's ( I think she is 81now). My Mother clearly remembers walking down to 70 Railway to visit her sister Rewa in the Fver Hospital. Mum thinks she was around 5 at the time which would make it around 1929. Mum confirmed with Rewa (today) that she was in the Fever Hospital at 70 Railway after being bought back to Yallourn from Sale Hospital. They lived in Railway Avenue as kids.
In the 1940s and 1950s this was Harry and Lil Smith and their family. The children were Vera, Robyn and Deanna. Harry was a tinsmith with the SEC.
Foley family definitely there in 1956, the first in the area to have a TV. The Atkinsons came after them.
This was Alan Douglas and his family in the 1940s, 1950s and maybe 1960s. Children were Neville and Graeme.
The third house that we lived in. I left this place in 1964 after I married Margaret Duxbury on Dec 5 1964 My sister Marion also left a couple of years later after getting married to George Payne. My Mother died several years after that, My farther went into a unit in Newborough later on.
Lived here from birth until we moved to 6 Boola Cres.
Update re family. My Father was Leonard Arthur Nicholas, My Mother Ettie Victoria Nicholas, I had a Sister Marion Joy Nicholas I am the Son, Arthur Leslie Nicholas. We lived in several houses in Yallourn, 23 Broardway West, 6 Boola Cres, 4 park Cres. My father worked at the Yallourn Briq Factory. I started work for the SEC in 1956 as apprentice Electrial Fitter.
My grandparents Sinon Patrick Hannon and his wife Hannah May Evelyn nee Waters lived in 32 Railway Avenue from end of 1920's to late 1940's. He was the time keeper at the SEC.
Seeing as the Barton family think this house number was later changed to 10 how do we get this information correct?
There is a photograph of 70 Railway Ave in Doctor Andrew's collection, and I cannot work out why he kept that photograph unless he had a connection to it. It is in his 1926 envelope, and building the hospital proper is in his 1929 envelope. Could 70 Railway Ave been used as a hospital before the larger one was built? Could several have been used at various times?
http://www.virtualyallourn.com/node/3649 for 70 Railway Ave (although well before the 1926 one I am looking at)
My understanding is that the Fever Hospital was one of the double story houses on the corner of Railway Avenue and Northway (at the traffic lights). My Auntie (Rewa Barton/Handley) was admitted to it as a young child with Scarlet Fever. The fever Hospital House was a different design to the one at old Gippstown.
Theodor and my wife Aileen lived in this house from July 1964 to April 1966 with our son Michael born 8 of November 1965 .
Although close, this is not the correct plan for 14 Fernhill. This is the other type of attic house, pre-electric stoves, as a wood-fired in the kitchen backed the fire in the living room. 14 Fernhill was designed for an electric stove, and the living room fireplace was on the opposite wall - see photo I have sent to Julie.
This is the house that was moved to Old Gippstown, and holds the collection from the Estate of Dr J.M.Andrew.
This is the first house I ever lived in, has made me very interested in what Yallourn was like. Always have has some interest more so now that this website is up and running!!!
The two houses that are shown here are actually the genuine (not replica) house from 14 Fernhill, moved to Old Gippstown to hold the collection from the Estate of Dr Andrew. It was used for a time just after it was built as a Fever Hospital during an outbreak. Dr Andrew and his family never lived in this house, and his house was a single-storey brick house, on which he built and extension.