Published on 16/01/2022 in Document

2011 - Julie George (Francis) at Grytviken, South Georgia

The above photograph is of well-known former Yallourn resident (and current website administrator of Virtual Yallourn and secretary of the Yallourn Association) Julie George, lowering a burial casket into an interment plot at Grytviken, South Georgia in 2011. The history related to this photograph makes fascinating reading; and the following link tells the background of Julie’s memorable journey in 2011.

Published on 15/12/2021 in Document

This photograph of Father Christmas, distributing presents to children, was taken at Yallourn SEC’s Main Office Social Club’s picnic at Cowwarr Weir in 1977. SEC picnics and gatherings for employees’ families were a customary part of the work place Christmas festivities.

A big thank you to all our contributors - wishing you a safe and happy Christmas and a great 2022

Published on 28/11/2021 in Document

Photo - Charlie Turner and the Yallourn Band in later years

Yallourn - Year by Year - 1930

The first sod in the Victorian Government’s ambitious scheme to generate electricity at Yallourn was turned more than a century ago (sometime around 1920);  and for the next six decades  the unique township of Yallourn ‘took root,  prospered, bloomed, withered and died’….

Published on 10/11/2021 in Document

IMAGES OF YALLOURN – November 1932 – David Monash Bennett

DAVID MONASH BENNETT, grandson of the late Sir John Monash, unveiled the memorial to his grandfather erected at Yallourn, Victoria, by employees of the Electricity Commission. The ceremony took place on Sunday, November 27.

Click on the pdf link below to read the full article.

Published on 20/10/2021 in Photo

Published on 20/10/2021 in Photo

Published on 20/10/2021 in Photo

Source: Cinema and Theatre Historical Society

Published on 20/10/2021 in Photo

Note Primary School on RH side down Banksia Crescent

Published on 20/10/2021 in Photo


Source: Cinema and Theatre Historical Society

Published on 20/10/2021 in Photo

Inside Picture Theatre

Published on 13/10/2021 in Document

Yallourn Theatre, Victoria by Gerry Kennedy

Kindly permitted to be republished by Cinema and Theatre Historical Society Inc -

To read the article and see the photos, click on the pdf link below

Published on 11/10/2021 in Photo

Images of Yallourn - 1975

Caption Text: Children from the Ballarat School for the Deaf last month toured the Latrobe Valley as part of an educational project. They were taken on a personal tour of Yallourn, Morwell and Hazelwood and the Commission made up picnic lunches for them. The photograph shows ‘Tiny’ Hanlon handing over the packed lunches to the children.

Source:  ‘Contact’ May 1972

Published on 29/09/2021 in Photo

St Therese's Church

Published on 31/08/2021 in Document

It is recorded this photograph was taken at the 1931 Grand Final of the Central Gippsland Football Association at Trafalgar. The steps of that ‘famous grandstand’ can be seen in the background. The players from left to right are: Peter O'Neill, Jim Milne, Ted Hassett, Alan Hutton, 'Skipper' Scott, Keith Shepherd, P 'Plugger' Culph, H 'Mossie' Crawford, J. Brookes, Percy Palmer, R. Smith, Jack Piggott, Stan Comber, Ernie Davies, Hugh Graham, A. 'Skinny' Pratt, P. 'Tiger' Page, Les White and Harry Caddy.


Published on 19/08/2021 in video

AMATEUR VIDEO CLIP - Source: Bruce Lucas - Heather Grove Little Shop

The year is guessed to be 1963 or 64.

The first part is Allan Lucas kicking the football to Brian Lucas in the front yard of the house which was attached to the little shop at 6 Heather Grove. The Lucas family lived and ran the Little Shop from 1962 to 1965, although Bruce did stay on for a short time with Mrs Eastick and son, Graham, after they took over in 1965.

Published on 18/08/2021 in School Photos

YNPS - 1968 Grade 4

Back Row:  Sue Passey, Corrine Smyth?, John Sidebottom, Albert Gned, ? , Russel Bechaz, ? , Daryl Crane, Gail Pearson, Karen Burns 2nd Back Row:  Julie Wilson, Suzanne Shankland, ? , Leanne Lawry, Wendy Foley, Sylvia Houghton, Michelle Cameron, Janine Nash, Terry McKenzie, Miss Cantwell (Teacher) 2nd Row:  Adrian Mann, Christopher Smith, Gary Byrne, Lindsay Taig, Jeff Cook, Colin Yeomans, Colin Wells, Peter Crooks, Gary Murphy, Billy Hamilton Front Row:  Susan Cairns, Ann Smith, Shane-Maree Rawiller, Marjorie Oakley, Karen Cook, Jan Radford, Kaye Mclnnes, Peta-Lee Leslie, Joy North Seated with plaque:  Graham Rooney, Wayne Frost

Published on 18/08/2021 in School Photos

YNPS - 1967 Grade 3

Back Row:  John Sidebottom, Graeme Renwick, Albert Gned, Gary Suckling, Gary Byrne, Ricky Pemberton, Jeff Cook, Rainer Leutjens, Lindsay Taig, Adrian Mann, Billy Hamilton, Dennis Minster, Daryl Crane, Wayne Frost Middle Row:  Leanne Lawry, Sue Cairns, Kaye McInnes, Marjorie Oakley, Jane Murray, Miss Cantwell (Teacher), Karen Cook, Shane-Maree Rawiller, Jan Radford, Wendy Foley, Anne Smith, Jasmine Jornic? Front Row:  Karen Burns, Julie Wilson, Gail Pearson, Terry McKenzie, Sylvia Houghton, Peta-Lee Leslie, Janine Nash, Michelle Cameron, Jenny Fyfe, Christine Bowman, Sue Shankland, Sue Passey

Published on 18/08/2021 in School Photos

Back Row:  ? , ? , Ann Smith, Sue Cairns, Leanne Lawry, Jenny Fyfe, Gary Suckling, Graeme Renwick 2nd Back Row:  Michelle Kelly, Kaye McInnes, Marjorie Oakley, Nada Marinkovic, ? , ? , Jane Murray, Karen Cook, Gail O'Donnell 2nd Row:  Teddy Simic, Peter Crooks, Chris Smith, Colin Briggs, ? , ? , Ricky Pemberton, Gary Byrne, Colin Wells Front Row:  Sue Passey, Gail Pearson, Julie Wilson, Christine Bowman, Peta-Lee Leslie, ? , ? , ? , ? Seated with plaque:  Wendy Foley

Published on 16/08/2021 in Document


Title of photograph:  ‘1923-Sister Catherine and her shack. West Camp’

Published on 16/08/2021 in School Pylon Magazines