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November Haunted Hills Tours

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Coalies Weekend: Yallourn North Ghost Tour

Yallourn North Ghost Tour running the 7th and 8th of November 2015

Yallourn North Ghost Tour running the 7th and 8th of November 2015

Yallourn North Ghost Tours 8th November 2015 8pm

Coalies weekend

Coalies is the name the people who used to live in the Brown Coal Mine call themselves. It’s annual catch up of reminiscing and visiting the place they call(ed) home.

We’d love to meet some of the Coalies, hear their reactions to the tour.

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Yallourn North Ghost Tour

Haunted Hills Tours is running a ghost tour in Yallourn North on Coalies Weekend the 7th and 8th of November at 8pm.

The format is a walking tour of Yallourn North, going to public spaces that have a tragic past and there are spirits remaining. It also covers a places we cannot walk too.  Yallourn North is a lot older than it looks. There are quite a few ghostly tales, we walk for about five minute intervals between stories.

Join us for a guided walking tour back-in-time a chance to experience history, the paranormal and bizarre. Be drawn back with tales from Yallourn, Brown Coal Mine and the evocatively named Haunted Hills.

Duration: 1 hour and half

Tickets $25 ($20 concession)
Family rate available

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Next tour: Friday the 13th of November 2015, at 8pm

Our Community: Latrobe Valley

The Latrobe Valley is a great place to live and visit, we have stunning bush, filled with geological beauty, waterfalls and wildlife.

It is a regional city, with lots of opportunities for shopping. Or explore our arts – at the local theater or galleries.
The Latrobe Valley is rich in stories, which Haunted Hills Tours loves telling because they speak so much about where we came from and who we are.

Yallourn North, our debut has been most welcoming and accommodating, they’ve even invited us to run a Christmas Light and History Tour during their 12 day Christmas Festival. We’re delighted to be part of it.

Yallourn North Christmas Light and History Tour

Yallourn North Christmas Tour 2015

Christmas past and present collide at Yallourn North

Haunted Hills Tours is proud to present the first Yallourn North Christmas Lights and History tour, which forms part of Yallourn North’s 12 days of Christmas Festival.

The tour will walk past some of the best dressed and illuminated homes in Yallourn North, and we will be offering up stories of how the former Brown Coal Mine township, and neighbouring Yallourn, celebrated Christmas.

As we meander the local streets, we will also be sharing historical information about the township and its past residents, and share in the spirit of Christmas.The Christmas Festival starts on the 1st of December, and our free tour begins at 9pm on the 10th of December.

There are only 30 spots available, so book fast using our website (www.bookeo.com/haunted_hills_tours).We also want to take this opportunity to advise you that Haunted Hills Tours is expanding by introducing another tour to our Yallourn North repertoire – a historical crime tour, Crime in the Brown Coal Mine, also in December.

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Next Yallourn North Ghost Tour: September 26th at 6:30pm

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Haunted Hills Tours is running another ghost tour in Yallourn North on Saturday the 26th of September 2015, at 6:30pm. We can run another tour if there is enough interest at 8:30pm.

The format is a walking tour of Yallourn North, going to public spaces that have a tragic past and there are spirits remaining. It also covers a places we cannot walk too.  Yallourn North is a lot older than it looks. There are quite a few ghostly tales, we walk for about five minute intervals between stories.

Tickets are available by the booking site – Adults $25.00 and concession $20.00 (Family tickets and group rates available).

Join us. Book your spot now!

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The next Yallourn North Ghost Tour is 26 Sept 2015, at 6:30pm

Winter Night Festival Morwell

This is the 2015 logo for the Winter Festival - original source (http://www.latrobevalleyfestival.com/winter-night-festival-2015/)

This is the 2015 logo for the Winter Festival – original source (http://www.latrobevalleyfestival.com/winter-night-festival-2015/)

The 2014 Winter Festival original source (http://blog.outr.org/2014/05/reactivate-latrobe-valley-winter-night.html)

The 2014 Winter Festival original source (http://blog.outr.org/2014/05/reactivate-latrobe-valley-winter-night.html)The Winter Festival in Morwell has been running for two years. It is a wonderful family event, show casing the best of the creative side that we don’t celebrate as much as we probably should. There were so many creative acts.

This is a fantastic festival that showcases the artistic and musical talent the Latrobe Valley and Morwell have to offer. There is also the regular stalls for the local markets that occur, such as cupcakes, candles, food, and other items. Some of the local shops were open and it was really nice to escape into the warmth of the shops. There are a few gems in Morwell. I was really taken by the Art House, that sells local art, bric a brac, antique stuff, and awesome stockings.

The Latrobe Valley Art Gallery participated with a fifties theme, musician and 5 galleries full of different art installations. The community art gallery was fantastic, and showcased 35 paintings.

The Gippsland Acoustic Music Performers, blasted rock’n’roll from a trailer. There were so many musical performers, I missed some of the names. There was a wall of sound and the town lit up all very pretty.

While all the light shows were really good, I loved the light show at the Masonic Hall, by Dan Clancy and Eliosa Tripod. Dan controls the laptop and Eloisa puts on a show and the building reacts. It was really great they even had a third performer who I photographed on the building.

These photos were taken by me at the winter festival run by ReActivate, on the 19.06.15

And there are awesome shops.

And there are awesome shops.

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Amber Lounge Morwell is a beautiful function/nightspot in Morwell.

Amber Lounge Morwell is a beautiful function/nightspot in Morwell.

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Masonic Hall light show and performance

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Eloisa (an actual corporeal form, due to low lighting I had a slow shutter speed and Eloisa was moving quickly)

Butterfly P1070523 P1070524 P1070475 P1070476 P1070477 P1070478

Soularity light show diversity

Soularity light show diversity

Mandy Rose

Mandy Rose

Mandy Rose

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I missed these guys name, but they were singing - Long way to the top - it was brilliant.

I missed these guys name, but they were singing – Long way to the top – it was brilliant.

Adina Crafts - Artist

Adina Crafts – Artist

Adina Crafts - Artist

Adina Crafts – Artist

Lighted - Our World

Lighted – Our World

These artists were so creative

These artists were so creative

The youth of many nations art pieces

The youth of many nations art pieces

The youth of our area

The youth of our area

This is a display from Gippslands multicultural youth, heaps of talent.

This is a display from Gippslands multicultural youth, heaps of talent.

Commercial Road Morwell

Commercial Road Morwell

Morwell bus station

Morwell bus station

gum tree in Morwell

gum tree in Morwell

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Art House Retro Vintage

Art House
Retro
Vintage

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A brief history of Moe

A brief history of Moe

A brief history of Moe

Moe was originally named Mowie or Little Moi, which is the local Aboriginal words for swamp, and it was a swamp with regular floods in the early days. Gold brought hopeful prospectors in 1852 who established themselves in Narracan The gold exhausted quickly and farming became the industry. The railway coming through energised the township, especially at the time when it was the interchange to Yallourn, Thorpdale and Walhalla, as well as on the line to Sale. The railway created jobs for Moe residents.

The swamp, Moe’s namesake, created jobs in helping reclaim the land, in 1903 the Narracan Shire Council discussed the further public works required to preserve the 10 mile drain and stop it silting.

The swamp land reclaimed left incredibly fertile land for crops that were grown of high satin quality, and reared cattle that turned over 6 tons of butter a week at the nearby Trafalgar Milk Factory. This made farming and agriculture very well.

The Settlers started applying for crown grants for the land, however 6 months later they were all denied.

Yallourn was built in 1924ish and this also boosted commerce in Moe, as a lot of people who lived in Yallourn, shopped in Moe. The reason for this was the shops owned by the SEC were expensive and clothes weren’t displayed aesthitically, this was learned after a royal commission from a bush fire that ravaged Yallourn. Of course when Yallourn came along the power industry also employed a large portion of Moe residents.

Moe didn’t get the gold rush money, and as a result most of the founding buildings were built out of wood, very few have survived. The Bush Hospital started in the 1800’s still stands today as a private dwelling. Edward Hunter the namesake to the Edward Hunter reserve, was president of the Bush Hospital and on many other boards in Moe at the turn of the 20th century.

Moe has a diverse history, located in a stunning spot, close to nature, with great amenities as it always has…

Gallery of Moe’s History

If you click on the pictures you can make them bigger and click to see the next one enlarged also. 

Author/Creator: Rose Stereograph Co Date(s): c1920-1954 Capturefile: D:glass neg rawsbox 382rg008365.tif CaptureSN: CC001681.046135 Software: Capture One PRO for Windows Link to digitised item: http://handle.slv.vic.gov.au/10381/58395 Link to this record: http://search.slv.vic.gov.au/MAIN:SLV_VOYAGER1641712

Author/Creator: Rose Stereograph Co
Date(s): c1920-1954 Capturefile:
D:glass neg rawsbox 382rg008365.tif
CaptureSN: CC001681.046135
Software: Capture One PRO for Windows
Link to digitised item: http://handle.slv.vic.gov.au/10381/58395
Link to this record: http://search.slv.vic.gov.au/MAIN:SLV_VOYAGER1641712

Author/Creator: Victorian Railways, photographer. Date(s): ca. 1945-ca. 1954 Capturefile: D:glass neg rawsLTGN 5box 01vr000004.tif CaptureSN: CC001681.075196 Software: Capture One PRO for Windows Link to digitised item: http://handle.slv.vic.gov.au/10381/95899 Link to this record: http://search.slv.vic.gov.au/MAIN:SLV_VOYAGER1738725

Author/Creator: Victorian Railways, photographer.
Date(s): ca. 1945-ca. 1954
Capturefile: D:glass neg rawsLTGN 5box 01vr000004.tif
CaptureSN: CC001681.075196
Software: Capture One PRO for Windows
Link to digitised item: http://handle.slv.vic.gov.au/10381/95899
Link to this record: http://search.slv.vic.gov.au/MAIN:SLV_VOYAGER1738725

 Title: GEORGE STREET, MOE, VIC. [picture] Author/Creator: Rose Stereograph Co Date(s): c1920-1954 Capturefile: D:glass neg rawsbox 382rg008362.tif CaptureSN: CC001681.046129 Software: Capture One PRO for Windows Link to digitised item: http://handle.slv.vic.gov.au/10381/58646 Link to this record: http://search.slv.vic.gov.au/MAIN:SLV_VOYAGER1641708


Title:
GEORGE STREET, MOE, VIC. [picture]
Author/Creator: Rose Stereograph Co
Date(s): c1920-1954
Capturefile: D:glass neg rawsbox 382rg008362.tif
CaptureSN: CC001681.046129
Software: Capture One PRO for Windows
Link to digitised item: http://handle.slv.vic.gov.au/10381/58646
Link to this record: http://search.slv.vic.gov.au/MAIN:SLV_VOYAGER1641708

How different is present day Moore Street? Title: GEORGE STREET, MOE, VIC. [picture] Author/Creator: Rose Stereograph Co Date(s): c1920-1954 Capturefile: D:glass neg rawsbox 382rg008363.tif CaptureSN: CC001681.046132 Software: Capture One PRO for Windows Link to digitised item: http://handle.slv.vic.gov.au/10381/58288 Link to this record: http://search.slv.vic.gov.au/MAIN:SLV_VOYAGER1641709

How different is present day Moore Street?
Title:
GEORGE STREET, MOE, VIC. [picture]
Author/Creator: Rose Stereograph Co
Date(s): c1920-1954
Capturefile: D:glass neg rawsbox 382rg008363.tif
CaptureSN: CC001681.046132
Software: Capture One PRO for Windows
Link to digitised item: http://handle.slv.vic.gov.au/10381/58288
Link to this record: http://search.slv.vic.gov.au/MAIN:SLV_VOYAGER1641709

 Title: BUTTER FACTORY, MOE, VIC. [picture] Author/Creator: Rose Stereograph Co Date(s): c1920-1954 Capturefile: D:glass neg rawsbox 382rg008368.tif CaptureSN: CC001681.046139 Software: Capture One PRO for Windows Link to digitised item: http://handle.slv.vic.gov.au/10381/58608 Link to this record: http://search.slv.vic.gov.au/MAIN:SLV_VOYAGER1641717


Title:
BUTTER FACTORY, MOE, VIC. [picture]
Author/Creator: Rose Stereograph Co
Date(s): c1920-1954 Capturefile: D:glass neg rawsbox 382rg008368.tif
CaptureSN: CC001681.046139
Software: Capture One PRO for Windows
Link to digitised item: http://handle.slv.vic.gov.au/10381/58608
Link to this record: http://search.slv.vic.gov.au/MAIN:SLV_VOYAGER1641717