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Clunes Museum Clunes, Victoria

An Incorporated Committee of volunteers who manage the collection for the Hepburn Shire Council.

The Museum is housed in the former Warehouse (c.1860) of contractors Nichol and Wallace. The redeveloped building, now known as The Warehouse, to reflect it's 19th century history, reopened in 2014 as a Hub housing the Museum, the Library, the Visitor information Centre, the Hepburn Shire Service Centre as well as event and meeting spaces.

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location
36 Fraser Street Clunes Victoria 3370 (map)
phone
+61 03 5345 3359 (For The Warehouse- Clunes and ask to speak to a member of the Museum team)

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Opening Hours

Monday 10am-6pm Wednesday 10am-4pm Thursday 10am-6pm Friday 10am-4pm Saturday 10am-1pm Sunday 11am-3pm

Entry Fee

Adults - $5.00 Concession - $4.00 Family - $10.00

Location

36 Fraser Street Clunes Victoria

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The collection is housed in the Clunes Museum a C. 1860 shop in the main street of Clunes, Victoria's first gold town,originally the warehouse of Nicol & Wallace who established the business in 1859. The major strengths of the collection of 4000 items are photographs and items pertaining to gold mining, agriculture, industry, factories and commerce, education, local government, religion, WW1 & WW2, and domestic life, together with local community archival records. The collection is owned by the Hepburn Shire Council and managed by volunteers. A recent Regional Development grant has enabled the addition of library, visitor information centre, community meeting room Hepburn Shire Customer Service and a large exhibition gallery. The Museum is now part of the Clunes Community Interpretive Centre which has almost reached completion which will open later in the year. The collection is at present in storage.

Significance

The collection documents the local history of the Clunes township and district.

Kerry Sawyer (nee Goad) 27 April 2017 3:35 PM

Does anyone have, or know where I can get, a photo of the Hit or Miss Hotel (circa 1860s) situated at Station Hill, midway between Clunes and Creswick. Belonged to my great, great grandfather. My Dad, aged 87, would love to get some information and especially a photo of the hotel please. Thanks, Kerry

Aleathea 28 April 2017 6:08 AM

Have u tried the mechanics institute in ballarat or the gold museum?

Lorraine Thomson 18 November 2017 9:50 PM

Does anyone know of any William J Trembath descendants of Lone Tree Farm, Clunes? My family rented an old farm house back when I was about 14/15 years of age ( 1980's ). I was cleaning out an old stable in preparation for my mare in foal, and came across an old fob watch. It was quite green and mouldy at the time, but have since had it restored for it to now reveal the above information. I have lovingly held onto it, but have equally held onto the guilt of retaining it. Any info would be very much appreciated. Also.....I can recall the name ' Tim' a local mechanic (?), as being a connection?? Grabbing at straws here..... Lorraine

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3827 items

3827 items

REPORT

Clunes Museum, Clunes

CLUNES LADIES BENEVOLENT SOCIETY ANNUAL REPORT YEAR ENDING JUNE 30TH, 1927.

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

BLACK & WHITE TONED ORIGINAL PHOTO OF DRIVER CHARLES GILLESPIE - NO 25 - 37TH BATT. SLOUCH HAT AND CANE.

Inscriptions & Markings

DRIVER CHARLES GILLESPIE

FAN

Clunes Museum, Clunes

IVORY SIDED FAN

Historical information

IVORY SIDED FAN DONATED TO CLUNES MUSEUM BY MR. JACK McKENZIE.

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN BY CON WEICKHARDT OCTOBER 1917 OF LADY WEARING CROSS ON BODICE OF WHITE APRON OVER WHITE LONG SLEEVED, LONG DRESS AND WHITE VEIL.

Inscriptions & Markings

TAKEN BY CON OCT. 1917

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

BLACK AND WHITE COPY OF PHOTOGRAPH OF SERVICE STREET, CLUNES,GROUP OF SHOPS ON RIGHT WITH OLD POST OFFICE IN BACKGROUND.

Inscriptions & Markings

SERVICE STREET CLUNES

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH OF MRS. E.A. LUFF OF CLUNES

Historical information

ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH OF MRS. E.A. LUFF, NEE MILLICENT STRONGMAN

Inscriptions & Markings

RICHARDS AND CO.

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

COLOUR PHOTOGRAPH - FRONT VIEW CLUNES COMMUNITY CENTRE DURING CONSTRUCTION. 19..

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

SEPIA PHOTOGRAPH - CLUNES TOWNSHIP AFTER SNOW STORM 1981.

Ophthalmic instrument

Clunes Museum, Clunes

WOODEN CASE WITH STAINLESS STEEL INSTRUMENTS

Historical information

USED IN THE OLD CLUNES HOSPITAL

Inscriptions & Markings

"5" ON THE INSTRUMENTS

GLOVES 1.2

Clunes Museum, Clunes

WHITE MANMADE FIBRE, LADIES GLOVES, SIZE 6 1/2. "KAYSER" NYLON. MADE IN WEST GERMANY. COVERED BUTTON AT SIDE OF GLOVE AS DECORATION

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

SEPIA PHOTOGRAPH OF A CROWD OF PEOPLE IN FRONT OF THE FRASER HOME AT CLUNES ESTATE

DOLL

Clunes Museum, Clunes

DOLL - CELLULOID, DRESSED IN BRODERIE ANGLAIS DRESS AND PANTS, KNITTED BOOTEES.

Historical information

DRESSED CELLOLOID DOLL "MABEL" GIVEN TO JOAN SANDWITH BY AUNT MABEL APPROX. 1929

Inscriptions & Markings

HALLMARK

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPH ON DARK MOUNTING, FIRST A.N.A. CONFERENCE HELD IN HAMILTON MARCH 1907.

Historical information

FIRST A.N.A. CONFERENCE HELD IN HAMILTON MARCH 1907. T. FISHER PRES. E. PAYNE TREAS.

Inscriptions & Markings

ON FRONT; HANDWRITTEN IN BLACK INK "FIRST A.N.A. CONFERENCE HELD IN HAMILTON JOHNSON & CO., HAMILTON MARCH 1907. SIGNED IN BLACK IN T FISHER PRESD E PAYNE TRES

LABEL

Clunes Museum, Clunes

LABEL, PINK BACKGROUND WITH DARK BLUE, WHITE AND RED LETTERING - MEDALLIONS, CROWN AND LEAF DESIGN.

Historical information

LABEL USED ON BOTTLES OF ORANGE CORDIAL, MADE AT EBERHARD & CO. CORDIAL FACTORY IN CLUNES.

WATER COLOUR

Clunes Museum, Clunes

WATERCOLOUR PAINTINGS LANDSCAPE OF CLUNES .PAINTED BY A. C. COOKE.

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

BLACK & WHITE PHOTOGRAPH OF YOUNG GIRL

Inscriptions & Markings

ON BASE OF PHOTOGRAPH YOURS TRULY ELSIE

PIPE - SMOKING

Clunes Museum, Clunes

Stem - missing Bowl - brown natural toning, with metal embossed joinery

POCKET WATCH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

ROUND SILVER PLATED POCKET WATCH, BLACK ROMAN NUMERALS ON WHITE DIAL, SILVER HOUR AND MINUTE HANDS WATCH MAY BE REMOVED FROM SILVER CASE WOUND WITH KEY. [NO KEY]

GRINDING STONE

Clunes Museum, Clunes

SHAPED GRINDING STONE - SHAPED BY ABORIGINALS TO GRIND OCHRE TO BE USED FOR ORNAMENTAL PURPOSES - BODY PAINTING, SHIELDS ETC.

Historical information

RED OCHRE GROUND AND PROCESSED FOR CEREMONIAL PURPOSES AND SHIELD DECORATION

SEWING MACHINE

Clunes Museum, Clunes

HAND OPERATED SEWING MACHINE, SINGER BRAND, BLACK ENAMELED, ON WOODEN BASE.

SPECTACLES AND CASE

Clunes Museum, Clunes

.1 SPECTACLES WITH SMALL OVAL LENSES AND FINE METAL FRAMES. .2 CASE -CARDBOARD WITH MAROON LEATHERETTE COVERING.

Inscriptions & Markings

ON CASE - J. GILLMAN OPTICIAN CLUNES

BOTTLE

Clunes Museum, Clunes

DARK BROWN GLASS BOTTLE WITH A PONTEL IN THE BASE

Historical information

GLASS BOTTLE BLOWN FROM MOLTEN GLASS

Inscriptions & Markings

B

LIGHTHOUSE PAPER WEIGHT

Clunes Museum, Clunes

CHROME PLATED PAPER WEIGHT IN SHAPE OF LIGHTHOUSE. SYMBOL OF THE ROYAL VICTORIAN INSTITUTE FOR THE BLIND. ELECTROPLATED BRASS OR NICKEL SILVER, SYMBOL OF ROYAL VICTORIAN INSTITUTE FOR THE BLIND

POSTCARD

Clunes Museum, Clunes

TWO COWS AT THE EDGE OF A TREE BANKED RIVER

TIME CLOCK

Clunes Museum, Clunes

BROWN VARNISHED CUPBOARD WITH TIME CLOCK ON FRONT. A LEVER WITH PUNCH LIKE DEVICE TO RECORD TIME OF ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE OF EMPLOYEES. A DOUBLE ROW OF HOLES ROUND THE EDGE OF A WHEEL NUMBERED 1 - 100, BEING EMPLOYEES NUMBERS. INTERNATIONAL TIME RECORDING CLOCK.

Historical information

THIS TIME CLOCK WAS USED IN THE INTERKNIT HOSIERY CO. KNITTING MILL FROM 1946 - 1977 TO RECORD EMPLOYEES TIME SHEET WHICH IS PLACED IN THE GLASS FRONTED CUPBOARD BEHIND BEHIND AND WHEEL.

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

BLACK AND WHITE SMALL PHOTOGRAPH OF CLUNES NEW HOSPITAL. TELEGRAPH POLE IN FRONT - PART OF ELM TREE ON LEFT HAND SIDE.

Historical information

THE NEW CLUNES HOSPITAL WAS BUILT ON BALLARAT ROAD AFTER THE PREVIOUS HOSPITAL ON CRESWICK ROAD WAS DESTROYED BY FIRE IN 1944. THE NEW HOSPITAL WAS OPENED IN MARCH 1948 BY THE HONOURABLE JOHN CAIN M.L.A.

Inscriptions & Markings

DISTRICT HOSPITAL CLUNES

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

CLUNES IN THE 1860S FIVE VIEWS BY CHARLES NETTLETON

Historical information

CRITERIAN. QUARTZ MINING COMPANY REGISTERED CLUNES VIEW IN TOWNSHIP, CLUNES, SOUTH EAST CAMP PARDE, CLUNES, SOUTH WEST PORT PHILLIP AND COLONIAL GOLD MINING COMPANY, CLUNES VICTORIAN QUARTZ MINING COMPANY, REGISTERED CLUNES

Inscriptions & Markings

C. NETTLEFOLD, HOTO, MELBOURNE

BOTTLE

Clunes Museum, Clunes

SMALL GLASS BOTTLE WITH CORK, DECORATED LABEL

Historical information

USED BY PHARMACY IN CLUNES

Inscriptions & Markings

HYOSCINE HYDROBROMIDE - POISON. T.&H. SMITH LTD.

MEDAL

Clunes Museum, Clunes

EMBOSSED - ROUND ENGRAVED COMMEMORATIVE MEDAL PRESENTED TO THE BOROUGH OF CLUNES 1951 CELEBRATING CENTENARY OF GOVERNMENT OF VICTORIA 1851 - 1951. ENGRAVED ON BACK OF MEDAL MOTTO - EQUALITY AND JUSTICE THROUGH FREEDOM. ON FRONT OF MEDAL . HOUSED IN PRESENTATION CASE.

Historical information

MEDAL PRESENTED TO THE BOROUGH OF CLUNES 1991 TO CELEBRATE THE CENTENARY OF THE GOVERNMENT OF VICTORIA 1851 - 1951 BY THE STATE GOVERNMENT OF VICTORIA.

Inscriptions & Markings

PRESENTED TO THE BOROUGH OF CLUNES

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

.1 SEPIA COPY OF PHOTOGRAPH OF CROWN INN, SEPIA, SHOWING JOHN BARKER, PROPRIETOR; JANE BARKER, SARAH BARKER STANDING ON VERANDAH .2 BLACK AND WHITE ENLARGEMENT OF THE ABOVE PHOTOGRAPH PRINTED ON MATTE PHOTOGRAPHIC PAPER

Historical information

1797 JOHN BARKER BORN CASTROKE CUMBERLAND. DETAILS IN SUPP FILE. SYD DUNCAN, CLUNES, IS GREAT GRANDSON OF JANE BARKER

Inscriptions & Markings

CROWN INN JOHN BARKER