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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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Contact Information

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)

Contact

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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3669 items

3669 items

PLAN

Clunes Museum, Clunes

PLAN & GENERAL ARRANGEMENT FOR THE CLUNES KNITTING AND MANUFACTURING CO. LTD.

BOOKLET

Clunes Museum, Clunes

CENTENARY CELEBRATIONS THE ALL NATIONS LODGE, CLUNES NO. 28 V.C.

Inscriptions & Markings

PRESENTATION OF BROCHURE

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

ORIGINAL LIGHT SEPIA TONED PHOTOGRAPH OF O. POSTLEWAITE STUDIO PHOTO. SUBJECT WEARING A LIGHT HORSE UNIFORM 1ST. W. WAR. PLUMED HAT,SHOULDER STRAP, LEATHER BELT AND LEGGINGS, PLUS ARM INSIGNIA.

Inscriptions & Markings

POSTCARD COMMUNICATION ADDRESS ONLY O. POSTLEWAITE.

WOOL WINDER

Clunes Museum, Clunes

Wooden stand with four concertina arms from metal rod in centre

Inscriptions & Markings

Nil

MALE URINAL

Clunes Museum, Clunes

BOXED MALE URINAL WITH WAISTBAND, FOR DAY AND NIGHT USE

BOTTLE

Clunes Museum, Clunes

Soda siphon bottle

Inscriptions & Markings

Nil

BOOKLET - Clunes, Published in connection with the Back to Clunes Celebrations, Nov. 13 to 22, 1920

Clunes Museum, Clunes

Booklet, Blue Cover, Clunes in Gold Writing on front.

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

SEPIA PHOTOGRAPH, BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPH AND PHOTOCOPY OF NORTH CLUNES QUARTZ MINING COMPANY, POPPET HEAD CENTRE RIGHT.

Inscriptions & Markings

NORTH CLUNES QUARTZ MINNG COMPANY, REGISTERED, CLUNES.

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

COLOUR PHOTOGRAPH PANORAMIC VIEW TAKEN FROM MT. BECKWORTH

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

COLOUR PHOTOGRAPH BARRY JAMES COMPLETING THE REPLACEMENT OF SPIRE AND BELFRY ON CLUNES PRIMARY SCHOOL, NOVEMBER 1992

BOOK - STAG AT BAY

Clunes Museum, Clunes

RED COVERED BOOK OF WAR CARTOONS. 7TH. VOLUME.

Historical information

WAR CARTOONS BY ARMSTRONG OF THE ARGUS, PUBLISHED NOV. 1944 TO SEPT. 1945

SILVER CUP - LETTER & DOCUMENT REG. NO. 590.1.2.3

Clunes Museum, Clunes

SILVER GOBLET

Historical information

SILVER CUP PRESENTED TO MR. WALTER COTCHETT IN RECOGNITION OF SERVICE, BY THE NEW CLUNES MINING COY. IN MARCH 1914.

Inscriptions & Markings

THIS CUP TOGETHER WITH PURSE OF SOVEREIGNS TO MR. WALTER COTCHETT MANAGER OF THE NEW NORTH CLUNES QUARTZ MINING COY. BY THE SHAREHOLDERS IN RECOGNITION OF MANY YEARS OF FAITHFUL SERVICE MARCH 1914.

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

PHOTOGRAPH OF PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, AND SUNDAY SCHOOL CLUNES. (5 copies)

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

SEPIA PHOTOGRAPH BALLARAT BAKERY CLUNES, ESTABLISHED BY J.C. WEICKHARDT ABOUT 1859.

Historical information

BALLARAT BAKERY CLUNES. ESTABLISHED BY J.C. WEICKHARDT ABOUT 1859. OWNED BY J.F. WEICKHARDT [JACOB] FROM 1866 - 1898. OWNED BY J. F. WEICKHARDT [FRANZ] SON OF J.C.W. FROM 1898 -1921

Inscriptions & Markings

BALLARAT BAKERY CLUNES ESTABLISHED BY J.C. WEICKHARDT ABOUT 1859, OWNED BY J.F. WEICKHARDT (JACOB) FROM 1866 - 1898. OWNED BY J.F. WEICKHARDT (FRANZ) SON OF J.C.W. 1898 TO 1921 - PHOTO TAKEN ABOUT 1914

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

.1 BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOCOPY OF W.T. COCKING'S GENERAL STORE .2 A COPY OF A LETTER TO CHRISTOPHER JOBSON ESQ.

Historical information

THIS SHOP WAS LATER SHRIGLEY'S CHEMIST SHOP, SECTION, ALL 26 LOWER FRASER STREET, CLUNES. A COPY OF A LETTER TO CHRISTOPHER JOBSON ESQ. IN SUPP FILE.

Inscriptions & Markings

W.T. COCKING AGENCY OF THE LONDON & LANCASHIRE LIFE ASSURANCE CO.

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

COPY OF PHOTOGRAPH OF GROUP OF PEOPLE - ADULTS AND CHILDREN - UNION JACK AND AMERICAN FLAGS DISPLAYED.

POTTERY JAR

Clunes Museum, Clunes

Stone pottery jar

Inscriptions & Markings

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

MAGAZINE - WOMENS WEEKLY

Clunes Museum, Clunes

THE AUSTRALIAN WOMENS WEEKLY 17. SEPTEMBER.1975 PRICE 40 CENTS

Historical information

THIS MAGAZINE WAS FOUND UNDER THE HOUSE WHERE MRS. L. HUDSON USED TO LIVE.

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

COLOURED PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN CLUNES COMMUNITY CENTRE. BASKETBALL / NETBALL COURT CROWD SITTING ON SIDE OF COURT LISTENING TO A SPEAKER.

DATE STAMP

Clunes Museum, Clunes

Hand press Date stamp imprint "Clunes School of Mines No.24

Inscriptions & Markings

Nil

BOOK - EVOLUTIONARY MODERNISM DARYL JACKSON 65/05

Clunes Museum, Clunes

EVOLUTIONARY MODERNISM DARYL JACKSON 65 / 05

Box of Filter Papers

Clunes Museum, Clunes

Box containing 100 filter papers

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

ORIGINAL LIGHT SEPIA PHOTOGRAPH OF R. MAYMAN. THE PHOTOGRAPH FEATURES A 1ST WORLD WAR FORAGE CAP AND LEATHER SHOULDER BULLET POUCHES

Inscriptions & Markings

R. MAYMAN

BOOK

Clunes Museum, Clunes

BOOK - STOCK AND POULTRY RAISERS' GUIDE

Historical information

GUIDE FOR OWNERS OF STOCK AND POULTRY.

Inscriptions & Markings

SEE OVER

WOODEN PULLEY

Clunes Museum, Clunes

Wooden Pulley with ropes attached. Pulley has rope bound round outside to form a metal lined loop to attach to hook above and one lead reinforced loop to attach load to be lowered. The grooved wheel in centre of pulley houses the rope or to attach the load for transport.

Historical information

This wooden pulley was used in mineshafts. The pulley is a wheel with a grooved rim inside a wooden frame for carrying a rope, turning in the frame and serving to change the direction of, or transmit power, as in pulling at one end of the line to raise a weight or object at the other end.

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

INTERPRETIVE DISPLAY PANEL DEPICTING HISTORY OF GOLD IN CLUNES AND DEVELOPMENT OF CLUNES. WOODEN DISPLAY PANEL AND LAMINATED COPY.

Historical information

COPIES OF DISPLAY PANELS DONATED TO THE PEOPLE OF CLUNES BY THE HUGH WILLIAMSON FOUNDATION

Inscriptions & Markings

SEE OVER

RECEIPT

Clunes Museum, Clunes

RECEIPT FROM CLUNES WATER COMMISSIONERS TO TRUSTEES WESLEY CHURCH

Historical information

RECEIPTS TO TRUSTEES WESLEY CHURCH FOR WATER SUPPLY. FEBRUARY 22ND. 1886

Inscriptions & Markings

NO. OF ASSESSMENT, 33, RECEIVED FROM MR. TRUSTEES WESLEY CHURCH FEB. 22ND. 1886 J W. TAYLOR. COLLECTOR

HAND TOOL

Clunes Museum, Clunes

Masonry hammer, wooden handle with metal head

Inscriptions & Markings

Nil

LABEL

Clunes Museum, Clunes

LABEL, BOTTLE, PINEAPPLE SHAPED, YELLOW BACKGROUND, WHITE, YELLOW AND BLACK PRINT WITH GREEN AND GOLD DECORATION.

Historical information

LAABEL USED ON BOTTLES OF LIME JUICE CORDIAL MADE AT EBERHARD CORDIAL FACTORY, CLUNES.

Bowler Hat in Glass Case

Clunes Museum, Clunes

Black felt bowler hat displayed in Glass Case

Historical information

Black felt bowler hat donated by Mr. H. Rickard - Hat displayed in glass case

Inscriptions & Markings

Trademark on inside of hat "St.Elmo" Superior Manfacture Reg No. 3410 Size 6 7/8 Extra Light