Old Falls Creek

fallsskier1186

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A few old pictures.

The first one is the Gully chair before it was converted to a triple chair.

The second one is from the Falls Museum, and is a village map from around 70s/80s before the village t-bar was removed.

The third one is a plan of the Inter Poma also from the museum.
 

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fallsskier1186

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I am curious to know if anyone would be interested in collaborating on a book of the history of Falls Creek.
It is very hard for people to get this information and it is mainly being lost now.
Unfortunately, I live in rural New South Wales, but collaboration by email may be possible.
I have collected a lot of photographs and maps over the years, which can be used in the book.
I know a lot about the lifts at falls, but not much before the 70s.

Doesn’t have to be a bestseller or anything, could just have a few copies for sale at the museum?
 
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teckel

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I am curious to know if anyone would be interested in collaborating on a book of the history of Falls Creek.
It is very hard for people to get this information and it is mainly being lost now.
Unfortunately, I live in rural New South Wales, but collaboration by email may be possible.
I have collected a lot of photographs and maps over the years, which can be used in the book.
I know a lot about the lifts at falls, but not much before the 70s.

Doesn’t have to be a bestseller or anything, could just have a few copies for sale at the museum?
Paging @Bogong
 

MIROU

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Hi! my nickname is Mirou just read your query ..... I am Mireille de Mulder and was Bob Hymans's wife in the late 1950s and we lived year long in Falls Creek, now I am 89yrs old and am in my birth country "Belgium"..... as you can imagine I am not able to use these new techniques about sending photos thru my pc !!!!!!! but I have old family photos taken in Falls Creek in those days, more specially when I arrived in Falls in 1954 and Bob's chalet was just a wooden hut ! with barely no comfort .....in those days everything was so strange to me ..... so backward from what I was used to ....... luckily enough Australia is totally another country actually, one you can all be very proud of your country .....

If I do not mistake you are living in rural country ? are you a "horse" man ? or what do you do if I may ask, I love rural life and environment ..... I have run away from big cities and since the 1990 I lived in the Belgian "Ardennes" in a lost village with my dog (unfortunately they do not live as long as we so I have had several) could not be without one !

Oh! well I talk too much, and my English is very poor nowadays, sorry.

Mirou
 

fallsskier1186

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Hi! my nickname is Mirou just read your query ..... I am Mireille de Mulder and was Bob Hymans's wife in the late 1950s and we lived year long in Falls Creek, now I am 89yrs old and am in my birth country "Belgium"..... as you can imagine I am not able to use these new techniques about sending photos thru my pc !!!!!!! but I have old family photos taken in Falls Creek in those days, more specially when I arrived in Falls in 1954 and Bob's chalet was just a wooden hut ! with barely no comfort .....in those days everything was so strange to me ..... so backward from what I was used to ....... luckily enough Australia is totally another country actually, one you can all be very proud of your country .....

If I do not mistake you are living in rural country ? are you a "horse" man ? or what do you do if I may ask, I love rural life and environment ..... I have run away from big cities and since the 1990 I lived in the Belgian "Ardennes" in a lost village with my dog (unfortunately they do not live as long as we so I have had several) could not be without one !

Oh! well I talk too much, and my English is very poor nowadays, sorry.

Mirou

Love that you are so curious.

I have always loved cattle. I used to live on a cattle farm at Nelse, just near Falls Creek, until grazing licenses were removed in 2005.
I am currently a stud farmer, so I breed cattle for show and sometimes for beef. I live in a very small area called Cooplacurripa (weird name), about a 5 hour drive North West from Sydney.

It would be wonderful if you could write a bit about Bob Hyman for me, his chairlift at Falls was the first in Australia, definitely something worth putting in the book!
 

MIROU

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Love that you are so curious.

I have always loved cattle. I used to live on a cattle farm at Nelse, just near Falls Creek, until grazing licenses were removed in 2005.
I am currently a stud farmer, so I breed cattle for show and sometimes for beef. I live in a very small area called Cooplacurripa (weird name), about a 5 hour drive North West from Sydney.

It would be wonderful if you could write a bit about Bob Hyman for me, his chairlift at Falls was the first in Australia, definitely something worth putting in the book!
Love that you are so curious.

I have always loved cattle. I used to live on a cattle farm at Nelse, just near Falls Creek, until grazing licenses were removed in 2005.
I am currently a stud farmer, so I breed cattle for show and sometimes for beef. I live in a very small area called Cooplacurripa (weird name), about a 5 hour drive North West from Sydney.

It would be wonderful if you could write a bit about Bob Hyman for me, his chairlift at Falls was the first in Australia, definitely something worth putting in the book!
 

MIROU

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Now it's 1.52 a.m. here, was just checking before going up to bed if you had replied ..... it seems crazy to start exchanging "news" !!!! I can already tell you that I left Australia just when Bob was starting to elaborate his "lift project" ...... but will be back tomorrow at a more decent time for me ...... M.
 

MIROU

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Now it's 1.52 a.m. here, was just checking before going up to bed if you had replied ..... it seems crazy to start exchanging "news" !!!! I can already tell you that I left Australia just when Bob was starting to elaborate his "lift project" ...... but will be back tomorrow at a more decent time for me ...... M.
 

MIROU

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Mirou again ! didn't forget you ..... Regarding the lift I have nothing, but I have some old photos of "Grand Coeur Chalet", being built .... in other words nothing of much interest, so I have contacted both my girls to see if they had anything interesting ..... they still go to Australia - I do not travel anymore - where we have family and acquaintances (sp?) - Bob and Eric my son have both passed away, the girls might have collected some "souvenirs" ..... sorry ! I might be one of the last ones still living from that period but I am of no help, alas .... Cecil Dobson also passed away lately, but Alberto Costa who I think is still around somewhere in Mt Beauty, also perhaps John (Irish), a friend of my older daughter ... who probably knows about the ski lift(s?) because both worked for Bob .....

I have not been of help but I enjoyed chatting with you . M.
 
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Found this brochure from 2001 during a cleanup

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MIROU

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Hi! Mirou here again .... Covid is running around badly but I am here and will turn 90 this year if everything goes well ..... as always I have been very interested by that last mail, unfortunately at that time I had been away from Falls since awhile ..... both my girls have made their life away from the ski fields and (I must admit) are not the slightiest (sp?) interested in what Falls has ever been, they lived there as toddlers and spoke a beautiful English at the time, but even that is gone from their memories !!!! such is life and the past can be very sad when out in today's sun !!!!! even all these photos I see now mean nothing to me as the Falls Creek I have lived in and known for many years was a totally lost place, almost unknown ..... Farm men from the valley in summer brought their horses cattle up next to Rocky Valley (they also had block of salt with them) and one one day came up with an extra horse for me so I could have a run with them ..... oh! it's so long away, words had gone round that while away in Europe I was skying but also horse riding ..... they knew because I rode back down - alone - to the Mount Beauty farm (he belonged to) the huge horse (Bourke his name was) ...... he was of no use to Bob, and no one in Falls was able to look properly after him, perhaps I could have but I had small babies who took all my time ..... yes sometimes life turns another way that the one you had been hoping for ......................... memories never fade away ! Falls is part of my very very young life in a World that does not exist any longer and of which few recall .... Nostalgy! MdeM.
 

Apresski

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I am curious to know if anyone would be interested in collaborating on a book of the history of Falls Creek.
It is very hard for people to get this information and it is mainly being lost now.
Unfortunately, I live in rural New South Wales, but collaboration by email may be possible.
I have collected a lot of photographs and maps over the years, which can be used in the book.
I know a lot about the lifts at falls, but not much before the 70s.

Doesn’t have to be a bestseller or anything, could just have a few copies for sale at the museum?
There is a book about the history of Falls Creek by Julian Newton Brown from Julian's lodge ( Elk Apartments)

https://www.fallscreekmuseum.com.au...eek-how-it-came-to-be-as-seen-by-julian-brown
 
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