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.
Special thanks for support given by Latrobe City & Public Records Office Victoria in preserving the history of Yallourn for all to share.
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MOST RECENT ENTRIES:

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    1962 Staff vs Prefects Softball Game - end of year
    Marie Gorman, Margaret Waterson, Iris Ortolja, Alice Van Staveren, Susan Wallace and Janice Ipsen. Boys at the back - Peter Gray, Colin Johnston, John McLaren, Tony Hoffman, Stefan Tomasz

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    21/07/2017 - 12:10
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  • 32057

    Click on the title above and then click the link below the picture to view the full magazine (pdf format).

    20/07/2017 - 14:58
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  • 32058

    Back Row: Colin Harvey, Eric McKinstray, Hayden Hutton, John Graham, Graham Harkins, George Fulwood, ? Reid, Ian Terrill, Norman Aldred
    2nd Back Row: Mickey Ross, Ian Smith, Max Pritchett, Paulene White, Ruth Gill, Marj Smith, Margaret Turner, Ian Curtis, Jeff Madden, Norman Foley
    Middle Row: Gloria Knight, Joan Scott, Barb Buller, Bev Jones, Marg Prestidge, Jenifer Grant, Lorraine Douglas, Avril Scanlon, Dawn Doxin, Dot Hansen
    2nd Front Row: Nancy Warren, Audrey Savige, Brenda Metcalf, Elaine Griffiths, Bev Smith, Doreen Kitney, Pam McPhee, Enid Davis, Elaine Broberg, ? , Barbara Bingham
    Front Row: Bill Woods. Ian Stanger, Eric Smith Geoff Mussared, Harold Dawson, Dennis Nunweek, Norman Melbourne, Ian Collins, Stuart Saunders.

    Source: David Grant

    20/07/2017 - 14:57
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  • 32067

    Yallourn Brass Band 1929 - names of bandsmen:

    Top row: L. Trengrove, W. Daniels, W. Fleming, J. Smith, K. Shepherd, W. Reed, A. Welfare, F. Schneider, A. Risely(?), E. Sousa, A. Wiggins, J. White
    Front row: K. Smith, J. Arnold, R. Wiggins, R. Douglas, J. Amos, V. McMahon, J. Turvey, P. Cameron, A. O'Brien, R. Gould, G. Roberts, P. Noonan
    Drummers: P. Hyland, W. Kite

    Source: Ian Fleming

    1929
    17/07/2017 - 15:47
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  • 32066

    Band of the 52nd/37th Battalion, civil defence and home garrison duties

    This band contained many Yallourn Brass Band members, including Charlie Turner, Bill Fleming, Alec Wiggins, Bill Daniel

    17/07/2017 - 15:42
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  • 32065

    Yallourn Band at 1951 Carols by Candlelight, Yallourn Theatre

    Charlie Turner conducting, Bill Fleming back left. Alec Wiggins is in front of him and son, Ian, is the blond haired boy standing behind.

    Source: Ian Fleming

    1951
    17/07/2017 - 15:33
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  • 32010

    L. Hillis ( Yallourn) reaching forward for a low forehand stroke during the country week matches at Kooyong yesterday.

    SOURCE: NLA 205298353 ‘THE AGE’ TUESDAY MAY 4th 1941 PAGE:10

    1941
    10/07/2017 - 15:12
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  • 23717

    Filmed by Bill and Dot Burns, Soundtrack added by Mike Hamilton.

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    07/07/2017 - 11:54
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  • 30384

    My Dad seemed to take on many roles but his main job was a teacher at Yallourn High School...Kathy

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    01/07/2017 - 17:28
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    01/07/2017 - 17:20
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