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:

  • 5938
    1979
    21/09/2010 - 15:24
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  • 5935
    1981
    21/09/2010 - 15:13
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  • 5858

    Originally fitted to the SMS EMDEN, a WWI German light cruiser (built 1908, 3,600 tons), the Emden was disabled and beached on North Keeling Island on November 9th, 1914 after having engaged the Australian light cruiser HMAS SYDNEY (built 1912, 5,400 tons) in a 1-1/2 hour battle.
    In 1915, the whistle was salvaged from the Emden's wreck, and was obtained by Sir John Monash, first Chairman & General Manager of the SECV during 1918 (after cessation of hostilities). For many years, it was sounded at Yallourn for the start and finish of work.

    The Emden Whistle is currently housed at the Old Gippstown Museum.
    http://www.gippslandheritagepark.com.au/

    1908
    17/09/2010 - 22:00
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  • 4805

    Joan + Jim Garvin with bridesmaid Beryl going into the Presbyterian Church

    1959
    17/09/2010 - 21:40
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  • 5933
    1979
    17/09/2010 - 21:36
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  • 5932
    1976
    16/09/2010 - 17:24
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    16/09/2010 - 14:30
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    1966
    16/09/2010 - 14:20
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    16/09/2010 - 14:14
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    16/09/2010 - 14:05
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