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Bell

From the Collection of Murtoa & District Historical Society and Museum Murtoa Victoria

Description
Metal bell with wooden handle and metal clapper
Size
15 x 4 x 7cm
Object Registration
982
Keywords
william mcclintock, bell, murtoa higher elementary school, john hamilton
Historical information
Bell brought from Longerenong Homestead by former boundary rider William McClintock. Given to John Hamilton and used on his farm to call the men to dinner.
In 1922 it was used as a school bell when Higher Elementary School classes began in the Firebrigade Hall and in the Methodist & Presbyterian hall untill the Murtoa H.E.S. was built in 1925 and their own bell was purchased.
The bell was donated by Miss Grace Hamilton.
When Made
unknown
Significance
The Bell is significant as it was originally the property of William McClintock - one of the original settlers to obtain land in Murtoa around 1872. Its significance is enhanced by its connection to the Hamilton family and its use on the farm and later its use in the temporary school setting.
Last updated
3 Mar 2017 at 10:12AM