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Coolgardie Safe

From the Collection of Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum 151 Melbourne St, Mulwala NSW

Description
Metal box construction with fly wire covering on all 4 sides. Has three shelves
Size
52 cm wide 38 cm deep 95 cm high
Object Registration
4056
Historical information
This safe came from the property “Fairview” Tungamah. Victoria. Fairview was owned and farmed by Charles and Nellie Nunn. The safe is at least 100 yrs old and served the family of parents and 12 children well by keeping food cool in the blazing summer days.
Beverley Long(McFarlane) remembers it on the farmhouse verandah of her grandparents property near the dairy where fresh milk was separated to produce cream and butter..it cooled meats, and dairy products by strips of hessian kept wet by water stored in the top tank, hanging down around the safe.
When Made
More than 100yrs ago
Significance
More than 100 years old
Last updated
30 Aug 2019 at 2:23PM