Significance Assessment

The Report was prepared for Upper Yarra Museum by Emma Russell, History AtWork, using a Community Heritage Grant from the Federal Government in 2011.
A Significance Assessment was sought to provide UYVHS with information “about the value and meaning in their collection.”
This information has contributed to improved labeling, organisation, exhibiting, promotion and forward planning.
(See Page 4, Statement of Purpose in the report below for further explanations of benefits).

Significance Assessment Report – UYM – April 2012

Executive summary

“The Museum’s collection is historically significant for its representation of the wider story of timber milling in the region and in Victoria, the social and industrial history of the Upper Yarra region, and the evolution of a gold mining settlement into a thriving township, a dormitory suburb of metropolitan Melbourne and a semi-rural area. The collection has research significance to be found within its engineering blueprints and some components of its archival and photographic collection, while the original railway buildings that form the heritage precinct are representative of an important early 20th century railway station.”

Conservation Management Study 2011

Tha Shay at Powelltown 1932, driver Joe Trickey

Conservation Management Study of the Yarra Junction Railway Precinct 2011 prepared by Trevor Westmore, Urban Design and Heritage Conservation.

“The precinct is of local significance to the Yarra Ranges Shire and the general region. lt has possible State significance as the transfer junction of construction timber from the Powelltown narrow gauge line for use across the state”

Conservation Management Plan

Conservation Management plan 2011 Trevor Westmore Sm