What have the Noojee and District Historical Society members been up to?
Our New 'Platform Goods Shed' is up to the Final Stage
Hi all members and friends, just an update on what has been happening at the Noojee Heritage Centre this month, January 2017 so click on the first image above and see the huge transformation. A big thank you to everyone involved!
- The new 'Platform Goods and Storage Shed' construction is completed - we still have some work to do on the interior
- This building will be a welcomed benefit for our presentations and facilities for the visitors, not to mention, a great help for all the volunteers.
- Just a special mention that the concreting and earthworks were completed by Paul Stafford of SCE Concreting and Excavations who did an amazing job! lf you have a need for and good concreter at honest prices, please consider Paul - he has supported the Noojee & District Historical Society for eleven years and is always there to assist.
- This project would not be possible without the support of the Neerim District Community Bank Branch Bendigo Bank Community Grants Program - thank you!
Best regards, William Langoor, President
Noojee was first settled after gold was found in the area in the 1860s. Noojee became a major timber town when the railway connected the town to Warragul in 1919 via trestle bridges. The town was destroyed by bushfires in 1926 and again in the Black Friday fires of 1939
Celebrating over one year with our feature in the Weekly Times
Our biggest news was the full double page spread in the paper "The Weekly Times" on Wednesday, 5th August, 2015 featuring the Number 7 trestle bridge, which is the last of the seven trestles that were between Nayook and Noojee. The newspaper featured Will Langoor and train driver Ray Johns.
Click on the link below for the full article - well done Will and Ray!.
The Noojee Station Market
The monthly markets will be held on the last Sunday in September, October, November, January, February, March & April starting at 9am to 2pm.
Follow this link for full details - Noojee Station Market
Pictured right - We had the pleasure of meeting Ranger and Billy seen in front of the J-550 at the Noojee Heritage Centre
What else have the Noojee and District Historical Society members been up to?
Over the last year we have been busy collecting donated railway equipment with over four trailer loads of railway memorabilia collected by volunteers from Buln Buln. A large railway platform scale was among the treasures.In 1906 the British manufacturer of weighing machines, W. & T. Avery, decided to send Mr C.E. Graham to South Africa to open a branch called SA Scale Co.
Our SA Scale Co machine was used for weighing briquettes and potatoes.
It has the original brass slider, a full set of weights and has a heavy cast iron construction. Our railway platform scales are in excellent condition – restored back to full glory by Wally Redl.
They are as solid and functional as the day they were made - thanks to Wally! A big thank you to Ian Mauger from Buln Buln East who kindly donated our large railway platform scales.
The images depict the scales before restoration (left), placed in a trailer on route to Noojee from Ian Mauger’s farm and (right) after the restoration.
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The Noojee Heritage Centre is a great corporate meeting venue and we also offer tailored group tours - All bookings welcome!
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