Series VPRS 17095
Photographic Prints and B & W Negatives, Photograph Yallourn, PY prefix, SECV Latrobe Valley Photo Collection
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Date Range: Series 1948 - 1980
  Series in Custody 1948 - 1980
  Contents 1948 - 1980
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
Agency which created this SeriesAgency which created this Series
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Date Range Agency Title Agency Number
1948 - 1980 State Electricity Commission of Victoria I (previously known as the Electricity Commissioners) VA 1002
Agency currently responsible for this SeriesAgency currently responsible for this Series
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Date Range Agency Title Agency Number
1995 - cont Office of the Administrator VA 4086
Description of this SeriesDescription of this Series
  • How to use the Records
    Refer to the list to identify required prints and negatives.

    Or

    Use VPRS 17096 Index to Photographic Prints and Negatives, Single Number, PY prefix, SECV Latrobe Valley Photo Collection.

  • Function / Content
    The SECV Latrobe Valley Photographic collection began in the 1920s with photographs taken of the progress of construction of the Yallourn Township, Power Station and Briquette Factory. It continued on a part-time basis until after World War II and eventually a full-time photographer was appointed and attached to the Yallourn Drawing Office. Between 1957 and 1961 the Morwell Project ran a separate photographic activity. 1962 saw the formation of the Latrobe Valley Region, which merged Yallourn and the Morwell Project. This resulted in the two photographic functions combining as part of the Yallourn Drawing Office.

    In the 1990s, with the corporatisation, disaggregation and privatisation of the SECV, the photographic collection was allocated to PowerWorks, which was jointly owned by the three Latrobe Valley based generation companies. In late 2010 the collection was transferred back into SECV custody.

    The collection is made up of several series including:

    - Photographic prints and B & W negatives,
    - Photographs in albums (VPRS 17092),
    - Glass Plate negatives,
    - 35mm slides,
    - Indexes.

    This series comprises Photographs and Negatives, covering the period 1948 to 1978. The photographs and negatives are arranged into Series and then into Divisions and Photograph Number:

    The Series Headings are as follows:

    - PY2 - Survey - 9 Divisions in this Series (Refer to Index)
    - PY3 - Open Cut Layouts and Developments - 10 Divisions in this Series (Refer to Index)
    - PY4 - Railways and Dredge Tracks - 11 Divisions in this Series (Refer to Index)
    - PY5 Locomotives - 9 Divisions in this Series (Refer to Index)
    - PY6 - Trucks (Railway) - 7 Divisions in this Series (Refer to Index)
    - PY7 - Track shifters, Track Maintenance Machinery - 5 Divisions in this Series (Refer to Index)
    - PY8 - Dump Ploughs - 1 Division in this Series (Refer to Index)
    - PY9 - Excavating Machines (Dredgers) - 21 Divisions in this Series (Refer to Index)
    - PY10 - Auxiliary Excavating Machines (Shovels and Draglines) - 10 Divisions in this Series (Refer to Index)
    - PY11 - Overburden Disposal Plant - 6 Divisions in this Series (Refer to Index)
    - PY12 - Coal Handling and Conveying Plant (Bins, Loaders, Conveyors & Slot Bunkers) - 16 Divisions in this Series (Refer to Index)
    - PY13 - Bridges and Trestleways - 4 Divisions in this Series (Refer to Index)
    - PY14 - Roads and Culverts - 4 Divisions in this Series (Refer to Index)
    - PY15 - Pumping Plant and Fire Service (Water Supply) - 9 Divisions in this Series (Refer to Index)
    - PY16 - Auxiliary Transport Plant - 6 Divisions in this Series (Refer to Index)
    - PY17 - Cranes and Hoisting Gear - 6 Divisions in this Series (Refer to Index)
    - PY18 - Not Used
    - PY19 - Buildings and Site Developments - 23 Divisions in this Series (Refer t
    - PY20 - General Plant and Tools - 8 Divisions in this Series (Refer to Index)
    - PY21 - Standard Machine Equipment - No Divisions in this Series (Refer to Index)
    - PY22 - Land Acquisition, Claims etc. - No Divisions in this Series (Refer to Index)
    - PY23 - Not Used
    - PY24 - Miscellaneous - 9 Divisions in this Series (Refer to Index)
    - PY25 - Meteorological Records and Equipment - 1 Division in this Series
    - PY26 - Gauges and Small Tools - Weightometers - 13 Divisions in this Series (Refer to Index)
    - PY27 - Overburden Disposal Areas - 4 Divisions in this Series (Refer to Index)
    - PY28 - Drainage and Stream Diversion - 5 Divisions in this Series (Refer to Index)
    - PY29 - Gasification - No Divisions in this Series (Refer to Index)
    - PY30 - Pictorial (Illustrations, Drawings, Reports Prepared for Lectures) - 11 Divisions in this Series (Refer to Index)
    - PY31 - Ditch Bunker Loaders - 11 Divisions in this Series (Refer to Index)
    - PY32 - Ditch Bunkers - Ditch and Buildings - 2 Divisions in this Series (Refer to Index)
    - PY33 to P 35- Not Used
    - PY36 - Electrical - 5 Divisions in this Series (Refer to Index)
    - PY37 - Geological - 8 Divisions in this Series (Refer to Index)


    The Index Folders for this Series are located in VPRS 17096 and provide the Photograph Series, Division Number, Brief Description of Subject in Photograph, and date the photograph was taken.

    PY - Photographs Yallourn
    SS - Series - Refer Series Heading listing above
    DD- Division - Refer to Division Listings in Index Folders

    For photographic series from the SECV Head Office Photo Collection, refer to the inventory of series for SECV (VA 1002).

  • Recordkeeping System
    This series contains prints and negatives arranged sequentially with PY prefix. As part of the recordkeeping system, an index was created. The index is located in VPRS 17096.

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Consignment Number Contents Date Range Public Access No. of Units
P0001 1948 - 1980 Open 27
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