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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    Outside 1 Allambee Cres - 1974
    Farewell to Peter & Helen Hill, starting around Australia on their working holiday - with parents Gwenda & Jim and friends, Heather & Wayne Fanley

    1974
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    Source: Daniel Bridgman

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    Source: Daniel Bridgman

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    Source: Daniel Bridgman

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    A TROTTING HORSE NAMED ‘YALLOURN’
    Over the past few years, serious efforts have been made to unearth the background information surrounding a trotting horse named ‘Yallourn.’

    Newspaper articles indicate that Yallourn raced between 1948 and 1953. Following substantial research and with the kind help of various people associated with Harness Racing Australia, the following facts regarding the pacer, named Yallourn, have been established:-
    • Yallourn, a bay colt, was foaled in 1944. The naming of the foal remains a puzzle; and it may have been a ‘play on words’ or, simply, a well-liked place name (which is common in naming horses).
    • Yallourn’s Sire was Lawn Derby (Australian bred-1930-pictured below) and the Dam was Wiluna (Australian bred -1932). Lawn Derby was hailed in the late 1930’s as Australia’s coming champion…‘beautiful to behold, and in full flight, his gliding action could be likened to something on the wing.’ Source: Harnessbred: ‘Free Legged Marvels’ website.
    • The breeder’s name was listed as Mr Les Hay of Cobram, Victoria…
    “the breeder’s name is L H (Les) HAY, Victoria; and it appears he maintained ownership of the horse over the years-as his name is listed in the ‘ads’ for Yallourn as a sire in 1952 and again in 1958.” Source: Kathy Gebert of Harness Racing Australia.
    • It is possible to trace the pedigree of Yallourn through six generations of horses, to about the 1880’s. Readers interested in the bloodline of Yallourn may like to visit : https://classicfamilies.net/
    • It is known that in the races which Yallourn won (see below) the owner was listed as Mr R.W. Stewart.

    Mr Stewart –The Owner of Yallourn
    • In the registered races that Yallourn won, the trainer was Jack Baron Junior (see below). His father, Jack Senior, was a prominent horse dealer in the 1930’s.

    TO CONTINUE READING THIS ARTICLE, PLEASE CLICK ON THE TITLE ABOVE AND THEN CLICK THE LINK BELOW THE PICTURE (PDF FORMAT)

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    To read the article in full, please click on Title above, then the pdf document under the photo

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    To read the article in full, please click on Title above, then the pdf document under the photo

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    Source: Stefan Tomasz

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