WELCOME TO VIRTUAL YALLOURN - winner of Commendation Award Oct 2015 and Oct 2016 (two years in a row) from Royal Historical Society of Victoria - journey back with us to the old township of Yallourn in Latrobe Valley, Victoria – a unique town built between the 1920s and 1950s by the State Electricity Commission of Victoria (SECV) to house their workers and then dug up by the same SECV for the coal beneath in the 1980s. This is the only way we can revisit our town with our children and grandchildren.
See the many photos and house plans, navigate around our 3D Town, read information, memories and stories. Most of all, play a part in it with us by adding your own photos and memories and help us name the various people in existing photos - for everyone to share. (To contribute, contact julie@yallourn.org to set up an account.)
Ex-residents, please also take the time to add your family to the map (HERE).
For more information, visit YALLOURN ASSOCIATION at http://www.yallourn.org and please 'Like' our Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/yallournassociation. .
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    This photo shows men at the laundry at the main construction camp at Yallourn in 1923.
    Source: ‘The Argus’ Monday 27th August 1923 PAGE :7

    1923
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  • 32600

    Joe Schembri and in the background a view of the West Camp at Yallourn in 1950

    1950
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  • 32602

    1920’s… Water storage tanks are being transported to West Camp by horse and cart.
    Source: State Library of Victoria: H2009 18/285

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  • 32603

    The water tower and tanks for the West Camp.
    Source: State Library of Victoria: H2009.18/282

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  • 32605

    The Power Station and the West Camp (ie the line of tents in the foreground).
    Source: State Library of Victoria: H2009 18/623

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  • 32607

    West Camp area - the power station can be seen in the background
    Source: H2009 18/280

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  • 32608

    West Camp at Yallourn- 1922

    1922
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  • 32609
    West Camp

    West Camp - Building of cubicles
    Source: State Library of Victoria: H2009.18/284

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  • 32610

    Source: Source: NLA 145975342- ‘The Australian Worker’ 21st May 1930 Page: 11

    1930
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  • 32611
    West Camp

    This image is a section of a larger photograph of the Western Camp.
    Source: ‘Yallourn Was’ Page: 38

    11/10/2018 - 11:51
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