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Clunes Museum Clunes, Victoria

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

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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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OPEN FIRE GRILLER

Clunes Museum, Clunes

Enamelled iron, with handle, grooved bars draining to dripping bowl on handle.

Inscriptions & Markings

Marking on back - A. Kenrick & sons 14 In+

PROGRAMME

Clunes Museum, Clunes

PROGRAMMES FOR 150 YEAR CELEBRATION & BACK TO CLUNES

Historical information

EVENT TO PLACE - NOVEMBER 4,5,& 7TH, 1989

GREETING CARD

Clunes Museum, Clunes

TO TOT WITH LOVE FROM WIN,JACK AND FAMILY

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

STREET SCENE OF FRASER SREET CLUNES. BURNS HOTEL,E.S.A.BANK BUILDING NOW R.S.L. HALL AND STATE SAVING BANK.

Historical information

POSTCARD SENT TO MRS L. MCLENNAN CLUNES. FROM US. MARYBOROUGH, ROCKHAMPTON QUEENSLAND

Inscriptions & Markings

COMPLIMENTS OF THE SEASON FROM ALL AT MARYBOROUGH, ROCKHAMPTON QUEENSLAND MS.

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

LORD CLYDE POST OFFICE

Historical information

COPY PHOTOGRAPHS OF PRINTS ON LOAN. RETURNED TO MR. SMYTH

HAY KNIFE

Clunes Museum, Clunes

serrated iron blade, 2 wooden handles,

Inscriptions & Markings

Hiram Holt & Co., East Wilton

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

BLACK AND WHITE COPY OF A PHOTOGRAPH OF BESSIE PICKFORD NEE ROBBINS

Historical information

BESSIE WAS A DAUGHTER OF HARRY AND ELIZABETH ROBBINS. ELIZABETH (NEE McINTOSH) EMIGRATED FROM INVERNESS, SCOTLAND IN 1849 WITH HER BROTHER THOMAS AND THEIR COUSIN DONALD CAMERON. HARRY ROBBINS EMIGRATED FROM SOMERSET, ENGLAND IN LATE 1840'S

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH OF GOLD CENTENARY BALL AT THE CLUNES TOWN HALL.

Historical information

BALL HELD FOR GOLD CENTENARY IN CLUNES ATTENDET BY JOAN EASEY, MISS VICTORIA WHO STAYED WITH COUNCILLOR A. C. McLENNAN AND FAMILY.

Inscriptions & Markings

FRONT ROW L. TO R. MRS. C. HUNT, MRS. KELLER, MRS A. McLENNAN,MISS VICTORIA & PARTNER, MR. PEAKE, MRS. RUSS WHITE M.L.A. MRS. C.FENTON, MRS.DOWNES, MR. DOWNES, [STATE BANK] MRS. EBERHARDT, MR. EBERHARDT.

NEWSPAPER

Clunes Museum, Clunes

AGE NEWSPAPER DATED OCTOBER 16, 1954 CENTENARY OF THE AGE: VICTORIA 150 TH ANNIVERSARY 16TH NOVEMBER 1984, 25TH JANUARY 1986 HISTORY'S NATIONA REVIEW 1976; AGE WEEKENDER 16TH NOVEMBER 1984.

Historical information

AGE NEWSPAPERS ISSUED TO COMMEMORATE SPECIAL EVENTS.

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

SEPIA TONED ORIGINAL PHOTO OF JOE. FOLEY. ARMY UNIFORM AND CAP LAPEL AND CAP RISING SUN BADGES.

Inscriptions & Markings

JOE. FOLEY

MEDAL

Clunes Museum, Clunes

GOLD MEDAL COMMENORATING BALLARAT TO CLUNES BICYCLE RACE IN 1896.

Historical information

K. McCULLAGH PURCHASED THE MEDAL AT CASH CONVERTERS IN PERTH - CHRISTMAS 2001, AT A COST OF $300

Inscriptions & Markings

BALLARAT TO CLUNES J. ALLEN 9CT

NEWSPAPER

Clunes Museum, Clunes

CRESWICK ADVERTISER ISSUED ON FRIDAY JANUARY 10,1969

Historical information

ARTICLE RELATING TO GRASS FIRE IN THE DISTRICT ON WEDNESDAY 8TH JANUARY 1969

BOTTLE

Clunes Museum, Clunes

DARK GREEN BLOWN BOTTLE MADE FROM MOLTEN GLASS WITH DEEP PONTEL BASE

BOOK - G'Day Cobber

Clunes Museum, Clunes

Paperback book of Australian words and sayings compiled by Garry Fenton.

Inscriptions & Markings

'For the Clunes Museum May 1st 2016 Best wishes Gary Fenton'

NEWSPAPER CUTTING

Clunes Museum, Clunes

ORIGINAL PAPER CUTTING - OBITUARY NOTICE OF MRS. A.F. PUNIARD A FORMER RESIDENT OF CLUNES

BOX

Clunes Museum, Clunes

SQUARE, HINGED LEATHERETTE JEWELLERY BOX

Historical information

BRENDA TREMBATH'S JEWELLERY BOX

Inscriptions & Markings

INSIDE W.S. McNEE & CO JEWELLERS AND OPTICIANS. MARYBOROUGH.

PLAN

Clunes Museum, Clunes

AN EARLY, UNDATED PLAN OF THE TOWNSHIP OF CLUNES, COUNTY OF TALBOT, SHOWING REDUCED LEVELS AND CHAIN SURVEY OF ALL SECTIONS

Historical information

PLAN HAS AN ATTACHED HAND PRINTED CARD WITH INFORMATION REGARDING SITES. THIS HAS BEEN ADDED AT A MUCH LATER DATE.

LETTER

Clunes Museum, Clunes

COPY OF LETTER FROM - EDWIN TRANTER, NEPHEW OF CHARLES GODWIN / GORDON

Historical information

COPY OF LETTER TO CHIEF COMMISSIONER OF POLICE WITH REGARD TO QUERY FROM EDWIN TRANTER OF NO. 1 CHRISTCHURCH VILLAS, UNION GROVE, CLAPHAM, SURREY.

Inscriptions & Markings

LETTER WRITTEN TO CHIEF COMMISSIONER OF POLICE MELBOURNE, JULY 19TH, 1879

POTTERY JAR

Clunes Museum, Clunes

Stone pottery jar

Inscriptions & Markings

In black printing; Cockatoo Jams & Sauces High Grade 24 oz nett

LOOSE LEAF FOLDER

Clunes Museum, Clunes

LOOSE LEAF FOLDER CONTAINING RECORD OF PURCHASES FOR RAW MATERIALS USED AT INTERKNIT CO. LTD.

Historical information

ACCOUNT BOOK CONTAINS RECORD OF MATERIALS ASSOCIATED IN THE MANUFACTURE OF HOSIERY AT INTERKNIT KNITTING MILL, CLUNES.

BOTTLE

Clunes Museum, Clunes

Ginger beer bottle and cork, stoneware bottle, pale on bottom darker on top, cork tied in with string

Inscriptions & Markings

On label; CHAS. COLE & CO. GEELONG GINGER BEER TRADE MARK BESIDE IMAGE OF EAGLE

RECEIPT

Clunes Museum, Clunes

BOROUGH OF CLUNES. GENERAL RATE 1885. TRUSTEES OF WESLEYAN CHURCH

Historical information

RECEIPT FROM TRUSTEES OF WESLEYAN CHURCH.

Inscriptions & Markings

RECEIPT NO.34 FROM TRUSTEES OF WESLEYAN CHURCH

IRON BOILER

Clunes Museum, Clunes

With lid, handle attached, finger holder.

Inscriptions & Markings

On side of boiler; CLARK & CO. On base of boiler; CLARK AND CO. 4 GALL Further markings indecipherable

SKETCH BOOK

Clunes Museum, Clunes

A SCHOOL BOOK OF MAPS, HAND PRODUCED BY SCHOOL STUDENTS

Historical information

THE STUDENT MAY HAVE BEEN MARIA DUNN WHO ATTENDED THE ST. THOMAS R. C. SCHOOL

Inscriptions & Markings

SEE OVER

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

PHOTOGRAPH OF COTTAGE WHICH WAS SITUATED IN SUBURBAN STREET, CLUNES.

Inscriptions & Markings

BRENNAN'S HOUSE SUBURBAN ST. CLUNES.

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

COLOUR PHOTOGRAPH OF SIR JOHN LONGSTAFF, PAINTED BY MR. JUSTICE GAMBLE - BUT UNSIGNED. PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN BY MR. D. PARRINGTON. MR. JUSTICE GAMBLE WAS A GREAT FRIEND OF SIR JOHN LONSTAFF HE DIED IN THE 1940'S.

Historical information

MR. PARRINGTON SEND 5 COLOUR PHOTOGRAPH'S OF SIR JOHN LONGSTAFF'S PORTRAIT, UNSIGNED. IT IS REPORTEDLY PAINTED BY A JUDGE BUT PROBABLY BY SIR JOHN HIMSELF.

MINERS RIGHT

Clunes Museum, Clunes

FRAMED ORIGINAL MINERS RIGHT, FRAMED & ISSUED TO JOHN HOPE.

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

FRANK COLLINS, THEO HARDEN

ANNUAL REPORT

Clunes Museum, Clunes

ANNUAL REPORT OF THE CLUNES DISTRICT HOSPITAL 1975 - 76

Historical information

ANNUAL REPORT AND FINANCIAL STATEMENTS OF THE CLUNES DISTRICT HOSPITAL 1975 - '76. THIS BOOKLET TO BE PRESENTED TO THE ANNUAL MEETING OF LIFE GOVERNORS AND CONTRIBUTORS, TO BE HELD AT HOSPITAL, CLUNES ON TUESDAY 24TH AUGUST 1976 AT 7:30 P.M.

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

SEPIA PHOTOGRAPH FRANCES FORD AND LAURA HOLMAN IN FRONT OF GROWING BAMBOO PLANTS.

Inscriptions & Markings

FRANCIS FORD LAURA HOLMAN

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

PHOTOGRAPH OF COUNCILLOR J. EDWARDS J.P.

Historical information

BOROUGH OF CLUNES 1896, PHOTOGRAPH OF MR. J. EDWARDS TAKEN FROM A FRAMED COLLAGE OF PHOTOGRAPHS. LOCATION OF COLLAGE O6.03

READY RECKONER AND WAGES BOOK

Clunes Museum, Clunes

1. WAGES BOOK - COMPRISING TABLES FOR CALCULATING WAGES 2.READY RECKONER. A HANDY BOOK FOR MARKET,DESK & COUNTER BEFORE DECIMAL CURRENCY.

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

PHOTOGRAPH OF THE CLUNES BUTTER FACTORY C 1905, SHOWING THE CREAM BEING DELIVERED BY FARMERS WITH HORSES AND CARTS. BUTTER PACKED FOR MARKET AND CHILDREN WITH BASKETS FOR BUTTER AND BOY WITH BILLY.

Historical information

PHOTOGRAPH SHOWING THE CREAM BEING DELIVERED BY HORSE AND CART. BUTTER PACKED FOR MARKET AND CHILDREN WITH BASKET FOR BUTTER AND A BOY FOR MILK CARRYING A BILLY.

Inscriptions & Markings

BUTTER FACTORY

PHOTOGRAPHS - SLIDES

Clunes Museum, Clunes

COLLECTION 44 PHOTOGRAPHIC SLIDES OF CLUNES

Historical information

FORTY FOUR SLIDE COLLECTION OF CLUNES TOWNSHIP DONATED TO CLUNES MUSEUM BY MR. G. HATHEALL

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

POSTCARDS OF THE TRAIN WRECKAGE - MC CALLUMS CREEK

Historical information

ACCIDENT OCCURED ON 19TH AUGUST 1909.

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

COLOUR PHOTOGRAPH VINTAGE/VETERAN CARS PARKED NEAR COLLINS PLACE, FRASER STREET, CLUNES

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

COLOUR PHOTOGRAPH NETBALL TRAINING - CLUNES COMMUNITY CENTRE

OIL PAINTING - LILAC CLEMATIS

Clunes Museum, Clunes

A PICTURE OF LILAC COLOURED CLEMATIS

Historical information

GIFT OF MCKENZIE FAMILY

NEWSPAPER

Clunes Museum, Clunes

COLLECTION OF PHOTOGRAPHS TAKEN AT THE BACK TO CLUNES NOVEMBER 25TH 1909

Historical information

CENTRE PAGES THE WEEKLY TIMES NOVEMBER 1927. BACK TO CLUNES PHOTOGRAPHS OF RESIDENTS AND VISITORS. AT AGRICULTURAL SHOW, PLAIN AND FANCY DRESS BALL.

BADGE

Clunes Museum, Clunes

ROUND BADGE COMMEMORATING FIFTY YEARS OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA 1901-1951

DICTIONARY - Websters International Dictionary - The Authentic Unabridged, Revised and Enlarged

Clunes Museum, Clunes

Inscriptions & Markings

Sticker "144" inside front cover

GOLD MONUMENT

Clunes Museum, Clunes

BRICK MONUMENT, SURROUNDED BY MESH FENCE WITH WOODEN POSTS. GRASS GROWING AROUND MONUMENT, MULLOCK HEAPS IN BACKGROUND, HOME ON CAMP PARADE.

Historical information

GOLD MONUMENT ERECTED ON SITE OF FIRST GOLD DISCOVERY IN VICTORIA 1851

Inscriptions & Markings

GOLD MONUMENT CLUNES

MEDICAL ITEM

Clunes Museum, Clunes

Red circular tin complete with Elastoplast bandage inside

Inscriptions & Markings

Lid: "S&N" Side: Elastoplast trade mark/Elastic Adhesive/Bandage/B.P.C. with porous adhesive/British Patent No. 713 838/for the medical profession/Directions for use enclosed/width 3in (7,6cm) Length unstretched 3yd (2.70m)/Length stretched 5/6yd (450/550m) Order No. 1003 Made in England by T.W. Smith & Nephew ltd., Hall & Welwyn Garden City. Keep in a cool place

LIFE GOVERNOR CERTIFICATE

Clunes Museum, Clunes

LIFE GOVERNOR CERTIFICATE FROM CLUNES DISTRICT HOSPITAL

Inscriptions & Markings

MR. A. DAWSON

SOAP

Clunes Museum, Clunes

Packaged soap

Inscriptions & Markings

Sigma Sulphur Soap

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPH OF FRASER STREET, CLUNES.

Historical information

BUILDINGS INCL. NATIONAL HOTEL, CLUB HOTEL ECT.

Inscriptions & Markings

FRASER ST., CLUNES.

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

PHOTOGRAPH OF MEN WORKING IN WEICKHARDT'S TANK FACTORY, CLUNES

NEWSPAPER CUTTING

Clunes Museum, Clunes

NEWSPAPER CUTTING (PHOTOCOPY) OF OBITURIES OF MR. H. L. LAZARUS AND MR. J. P. SHRIGLEY

Historical information

MR. H. L. LAZARUS, A SOLICITOR IN CLUNES FOR 35 YEARS, AND MR. J. P. SHRIGLEY, A CHEMIST IN CLUNES.

LETTER BOOK

Clunes Museum, Clunes

ORANGE COLOURED CARDBOARD COVERED LETTER BOOK.

Historical information

BOOK USED FROM FEBRUARY 1931 UNTIL MARCH 1938

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

COLOURED PHOTOGRAPH OF FORMER STUDENTS OF THE CLUNES PRIMARY SCHOOL NO 1552 - REUNION - 2001 - CLASS OF 1988-1994