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Geelong Cement

Retirees' Museum

The old

Cement Works Museum

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Gerry van der Meer, a fellow-member of the Geelong Camera Club "Lightseekers" SIG,
is an enthusiastic and very capable photographer and we are indebted to him for these special images taken by him on his visitations to the museum. It was, without a doubt, a time when the Cement Works Museum played a very real and important part in recording the history of Fyansford (and Geelong).
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Click photo to see more detail                                        Photos by Gerry van der Meer

Osborn House Collection

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John Flatt, August, 2016

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See Teh Gaz's slideshow

for the best ever gallery of the museum's exhibits

If you don't look for it, chances are you'll never find it. 


But, just occasionally, 

                          you strike gold.

That's what I did ~ when I discovered Gaz's site.

I'd given up. Well almost!

And, his siteBy the way, if you like cats, you have to visit his images page...

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The amazing 

             gallery of museum exhibits...

Click photo to see more detail                                                        Photos by GazRox

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Simon Pellizzeri


Where are the items now?

Can you tell me anything

about  any of these images?

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Information, photographs, Videos

  • GazRox

  • Andreas Makarewitsch

  • Gerry van der Meer

  • Evert van Dreven

  • Osborne House

"Memories" ~ Barbra Streisand,  Elaine Paige 

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Video clip from Jay Boston


ndreas' collection resembles other historically-important documents, i.e. the Dead Sea scrolls, having been lost for ages – rare relics of historical significance that bore witness to a rugged pre-contemporary age – only to be rediscovered in more recent times.








Andreas’ few surviving records are but one handful of evidence describing the diverse activity undertaken in a small almost-forgotten time and place. Unfortunately, the Andreas collection is the only surviving relic; most other such records having gone to landfill, buried in suitcases under beds or spread across disparate private collections.  Andreas and I are optimistic that further treasures remain to be discovered. In the meantime every attempt is being made to digitally record remaining evidence for public enjoyment as it comes to light. Reproductions of any of the work below must acknowledge both Andreas Makarewitsch and as the copyright sources. 

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Andreas' gallery to date...


Growing galleries

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In Review ~ Workers (1981)

Click arrows

to progress through the series


Names will be provided at a later time

If anyone out there has a family album with cementies' photos,

I would really love for you to share them so others can enjoy.

Volume One

Click highest resolution if you get the option

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E-book  Warning: This E-book is183-pages in length.

Once open click to view at larger size

See   Andreas Makarewitsch's  Treasure Trove

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The Andreas Collection Portfolio

The following photographs by Andreas Makarewitsch were all posted on





in Blogs 92 - 120 over the period June 27 ~ July 28, 2019.

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1 1979 Quarry- overall view ESE end

2 1979 Limestone loading

3 1979 Limestone loading

4 1979 Limestone loading

5 1970s~early Ex APCL company promo brochure

6 mid 1980s Photo from APCL~Kandos info
7 1990s~early (2)
8 1990s mid to late Pic from APCL promo
9 1979 Conveyor control~ indicator panel
10 1979 AEC depositing quarried stone in
11 1980 A
12 1980 A
13 1981 Truck loading
14 1990s mid to late  Pic from APCL prom
15 1979 Clarrie Ogle _ conveyor status i
16 1979 APCL Quarry manager Max Parker b
17 1979 Quarry drilling~explosives membe
18 1981 Pittman's foreman George Jenkins
19 1981 Pittman's drivers & L
20 1981 AEC drivers Gordon Olney, Mario
21 1981 AEC driver David Chappell (sic).
22 1981 AEC driver Daryl Trewin
23 1981 AEC driver Doug Jenkins
24 1981 AEC driver Doug Jenkins
25 1981 A
26 1981 A
27 1981 A.Pittman's quarry staff
28 1981  A
29 1981  A.Pittman's Arnold Davis
30 1981 AEC drivers David Chappell (sic)
31 1981 Quarry friends- Clarrie Ogle (L-
32 1981  AEC driver Les Crowl temporaril
33 1981 47 CAT  heavy haulers driver Les
34 1981  A

"With commentary by Andreas Makarewitsch" 


This gallery comprises a series of pictures from Andreas' amazing collection.

Each image is numbered and I invite commentary from:

  • Andreas' fellow workers,

  • their family members or

  • anyone from the public 'in the know'.


The more detail I get the better will be the overall collection.

Andreas' goal is for the collection to grow as a tribute to his fellow workers.

We are both hopeful that others can provide additional information re: 

  • dates

  • staff involved 

  • activity being undertaken

  • photographer (where other than Andreas) or

  • original source (where other than Andreas' album),

Please don't hesitate to contribute your comments.


I apologise in advance; knowing some of the cementies' workers featured may have died.

Hopefully, family members will appreciate the photos.

34 1981  A.Pittman's quarry staff group
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