Published on 24/07/2021 in Document

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 15/07/2021 in Photo

This photograph of Princess Margaret talking to local school children at Yallourn was taken in October 1975.

Can any readers remember that visit? Any readers who may have photographs or memorabilia from that day may like to forward them to Julie for posting on the Virtual Yallourn website. Thank you. 




Published on 08/07/2021 in Story, Query, Note, Movies

This is a notice for anyone, especially nurses, that graduated from the LVCH, Yallourn. My wife Lidwina (Ina) SN Maier passed away a few months ago. The illness was sarcoidosis and it finally resulted in acute right heart failure. My wife died in the hospital at Joondalup Health Campus, Perth. Robin (String) Morgan




Published on 22/06/2021 in Photo

Caption Text: These three Yallourn Primary School pupils were pictured enjoying themselves, in the snow, on top of Coach Road, Yallourn.  Source: ‘Contact’ Magazine- June 1977.

Snow falls in Yallourn never failed to create a sense of wonder and a buzz of excitement; and there are quite a few photographs of ‘snow in the town’ on this website.




Published on 25/05/2021 in Photo

IMAGES  OF YALLOURN - 1969 - THE PARKS  AND GARDENS OF YALLOURN

This photograph was taken in 1969; and shows the-then Parks and Gardens Overseer, Mr Howard Baird, tending to the plants in the nursery hot-house at Yallourn.




Published on 13/05/2021 in Document

Yallourn - Year by Year - 1928

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 05/05/2021 in Photo

L-R: Barbara Comber, Merle Densby, Margaret Densby, Mavis Webb, Kay Spurrier




Published on 05/05/2021 in Photo

L-R: Barbara Comber, Merle Densby, Margaret Densby, Sue Foster




Published on 05/05/2021 in Photo

Back Row: John Lawson, Patricia Herriman Middle Row:  Margaret Densby, Merle Densby, Marj Smith, Dot Hanson, Beryl Stevenson Seated:  Helen Gregson




Published on 29/04/2021 in Photo

L-R around the table: Kath Jenkins, Lorraine Trembath, Reg Penkethman, Barry Steffen, Lois Gust, Barry Gust, Murray Wigg




Published on 29/04/2021 in Photo

Brenda Baker, Lorraine Holt, Charlie Bajada, Katherine Pulis




Published on 29/04/2021 in Photo

Susan Wallace, Jane McPherson, Vivian Lock, Trevor Ryan




Published on 29/04/2021 in Photo

L-R: Vivian Lock, Trevor Ryan, Lyn Ryan, Alan Ashmore




Published on 27/04/2021 in Document

IMAGES OF YALLOURN

YALLOURN TECHNICAL SCHOOL – SOCCER TEAMS - 1959

These photographs were published in the Yallourn Technical School magazine, known as the ‘Current Call’. The photographs, which were taken in 1959, are of the Junior and Senior Soccer teams.




Published on 22/04/2021 in Photo

L-R: Moira Irvine, Donna Casey, Marita Lock, Heather Norden, Peter Lock




Published on 22/04/2021 in Photo

Pauline Lock, Helene Wall, Sandra Prust, Joy Rickman, Tove Lerche, Jenni Langdon




Published on 22/04/2021 in Photo

Standing: Helene Wall, Chris Francis, Sandra Prust, Pauline Lock, Kerry French, Janice Cook, Marilyn Gloz, Maree Grieve, Carole Sagar Seated: Judy Williams, Beverley Mee, Joy Rickman, Irene Rickman, Tove Lerche, Diane Robertson, Jenni Langdon




Published on 22/04/2021 in Photo

Julie Francis, Bernie McLaughlin, Ian Inglis




Published on 22/04/2021 in Photo

Standing: John Gloz, David McLennan, Bernie McLaughlin, Robyn Parry, Ian Inglis

Seated: Julie Francis, Bernie McGoldrick, Urszula Horbacz




Published on 22/04/2021 in Photo

Standing: Alison McDonald, Karen Prust, Pam Newey, John Taylor, Wendy Hunter, Julie Lacey Seated: Steve Cox, Bernie Austin, Kendal Taylor, Julie Austin