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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MOST RECENT ENTRIES:

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    Yallourn amenities-an exterior view of the huts.
    Source: Museum Of Victoria Collection: MM11367 -1947

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  • 32613

    Yallourn - West Camp: Staff Mess (1920-30)
    Source: State Library of Victoria- H2009 18/281

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  • 32614
    West Camp

    West Camp - unknown date

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  • 32615
    West Camp
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  • 32598

    Eastern Camp when the temporary power plant was under construction

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  • 24922

    Note: It is difficult to verify, but these huts may have been formerly used by workers employed in the construction of railways throughout Victoria. It is also known that cubicles, from the Langwarrin Military Camp, were transported to Yallourn to provide accommodation for the workers in 1921.

    1921
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  • 32604

    West Camp 1925

    1925
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  • 32578

    This is the cover of the record made in 1963 of Music Theatre organised by Val Pyers.

    1963
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    11/10/2018 - 11:07
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  • 32596

    The map of the camps at Yallourn was originally published in Joseph Sestokas’ book entitled ‘Welcome to Little Europe. Displaced Persons and the North Camp’ - Little Chicken Publishing - 2010

    09/10/2018 - 16:33
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  • 32595

    This photograph was simply labelled: Yallourn Migrant Hostel
    Source: Museum of Victoria: Item MM-11479

    09/10/2018 - 16:32
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