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’….
L-R: Barbara Comber, Merle Densby, Margaret Densby, Mavis Webb, Kay Spurrier
L-R: Barbara Comber, Merle Densby, Margaret Densby, Sue Foster
Back Row: John Lawson, Patricia Herriman Middle Row: Margaret Densby, Merle Densby, Marj Smith, Dot Hanson, Beryl Stevenson Seated: Helen Gregson
L-R around the table: Kath Jenkins, Lorraine Trembath, Reg Penkethman, Barry Steffen, Lois Gust, Barry Gust, Murray Wigg
Brenda Baker, Lorraine Holt, Charlie Bajada, Katherine Pulis
Susan Wallace, Jane McPherson, Vivian Lock, Trevor Ryan
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.
L-R: Moira Irvine, Donna Casey, Marita Lock, Heather Norden, Peter Lock
Pauline Lock, Helene Wall, Sandra Prust, Joy Rickman, Tove Lerche, Jenni Langdon
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
Standing: John Gloz, David McLennan, Bernie McLaughlin, Robyn Parry, Ian Inglis
Seated: Julie Francis, Bernie McGoldrick, Urszula Horbacz