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Three piece set Comb,brush, mirror, .Silver plated displayed in box
Three piece set Comb,Brush,mirror Silver Plated displayed in box
Measuring stick belonging to the late Kath Connell. Life member and past Ring Master of the Yarrawonga Show, also founder member of the Yarrawonga Mulwala pony Club. Donated to the A and P Association by M and B Gorman and family after Kath's death and loaned to the Historical Society for display.
Long bamboo stick with hook end. Fitted with a sliding metal measure with inch and cm markings
agricultural shows, pony club, horse measure
Belonged to our local butcher
Delivered meat round the town
Wooden Cart Horse Drawn with long wooden shafts which has been restored
“Pleased to meet you with meat to please you “. Butcher. Quality Meats
Cypress gardens was a leading holiday resort of its time. Bert and Flo Foster formed their ideas regarding its creation after a trip to the USA. It remained a popular holiday motel, boatel and reception place till it was demolished in the early 2000's
Collection of B and W and coloured photographs mounted on pages of a large metal spiral bound album. Original plastic overlays of each page have been removed. A number of photos are loose in the album.
photo album, Descriptions of some photos are typed and included on most pages
aqua sport, recreation, holiday resort
Cypress Gardens was built by Bert and Flo Foster to encourage holiday makers to visit Yarrawonga Mulwala and enjoy aquatic pursuits. Boats were accommodated. Built in the 1950’s and opened 19th December 1959, demolished around 2000, land sold and luxury homes were built along the lakeside.
Four fold coloured ( red, black, blue, yellow) brochure, printed on both sides featuring black and white photos. Taken around about and inside resort buildings.
tourism, advertising, aquatic sports
The Tungamah Football League was formed in 1953 and dissolved in the late 1960's. This was the only premiership won by the Wilby FC and was played against Congupna Road at Mulwala on 28th September 1967. Wilby lost to Mulwala in the 1968 Grand Final.
Red and black cloth triangular pennant shape. Bound on short side and threaded with rope for hanging from a pole. Red base colour with black edges. White letters stitched in the centre
T.F.L. Wilby F. C Premiers 1967
The Lions Club has been conducting their Wool Show in conjunction with the Yarrawonga Show Committee since 1985. Proceeds from the sale of fleeces donated by local farmers are donated to worthy causes in the community
Small Third Prize cards. White card, blue print. Awarded to J.C. and N. C. Thom for fine comeback wool fleeces
sheep wool, agricultural show
Small metal hair clippers with two handles to be held in one hand and operated by opening and closing hand. Has blade concealed underneath metal teeth
Meta Hair Clippers in as new condition. Metal two handles and blade
Xylonite cream colour comb holder with flower trim
Nail file with Xylonite cover with flower decoratio
Xylophone Hair Tidy in colour cream. Part of manicure set
Xylophite double comb. Used for removable of lice. See photo of comb in the foreground.
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