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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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3787 items

3787 items

DOCUMENTS

Clunes Museum, Clunes

.1 Newspaper report of a reunion of former Clunes people which was held at Boulder City in Western Australia in 1906, contained in wooden frame with photocopied report .2 Photocopied report .3 Photocopied report

Historical information

Was owned by the Late James Robertson and was found in the roof of his home in Service Street, Clunes, Victoria, Australia. This house is now owned by a local citizen.

Significance

The importance of community relationships in 1906

NEWSPAPER CUTTING

Clunes Museum, Clunes

PHOTOSTAT COPIES NEWSPAPER PHOTOS CLUNES BRANCH OFFICIAL OPENING CLUNES FIELD AND GAME ASSOCIATION 1990

GEOLOGICAL SURVEY

Clunes Museum, Clunes

GEOLOGICAL SURVEY AND RETURNS MADE BY MINING SURVEYERS

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

.1 Black and white photograph mounted on cream coloured brown cardboard of wedding party, names unknown .2 Sepia photograph mounted on brown coloured cardboard of a wedding party, names unknown.

Historical information

.2 This photograph was taken by Alice Evelyn Hodkinson (nee Liddiard), the wife of John N C Hodkinson who was the son of professional photographer John C Hodkinson of Maryborough, Victoria, Australia.

Inscriptions & Markings

.2 Handwritten in black ink on back; With love and best wishes to Aunt Maggie and Lil from Amy and Ern "Iringa" 21 Laing Street, Mont Albert Handwriten in black ink, Alice Hodkinson Maryborough

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

COLOUR PHOTOGRAPH VINTAGE/VETERAN CARS VISITING CLUNES AND CROWD INSPECTION DISPLAY IN FRASER STREET

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

PHOTOGRAPH OF CLUNES TOWNSHIP, SHOWING THE TWO BRIDGES ACROSS THE CREEK.

Inscriptions & Markings

VIEW FROM ABOVE PRESENT VICTORIA PARK.

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

COLOURED PANORAMIC VIEW TAKEN FROM MT. GRENOCH LOOKING S.W.

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

BLACK & WHITE [COPY] PHOTOGRAPH GROUP OF MEN AND WOMEN ASSEMBLED AT EDGE OF GREEN AT CLUNES BOWLING CLUB WITH BUILDING BEHIND. ORIGINAL PHOTO MADE BY HORNBY PHOTOGRAPHERS OF CLUNES.

Historical information

ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH PROPERTY OF MR. WILLIAM HARRIS OF SUTHERLAND STR. CLUNES.

Inscriptions & Markings

ON ORIGINAL "CLUNES BOWLING CLUB MID 1920? "HORNBY CLUNES" ON BACK "H. BARKELL CLUNES" "V. B. OWENS FRASER STR. CLUNES"

POSTCARD

Clunes Museum, Clunes

SCOTCH THISLES ON A CARD. JUST A LINE TO GREET YOU FROM CLUNES

COLLECTION BOX

Clunes Museum, Clunes

WATER SUPPLY REPORT

Clunes Museum, Clunes

1.2 REPORTS AND MINUTES RE WATER SUPPLY COMMITTEE FORMED 1869 3. SUPPLEMENTAL EVIDENCE 16.2.1845 RE GOLD DISCOVERIES

APPLICATION FORM

Clunes Museum, Clunes

APPLICATION FORM FOR PERMISSION TO TRAVEL ON VICTORIAN RAILWAYS.

Historical information

FLORRIE PERRY ORGANIZED CLUNES JUNIOR CHOIR TO COMPETE IN MARYBOROUGH COMPETION.

Inscriptions & Markings

LIST OF NAMES OF CLUNES JUNIOR CHOIR. FLORRIE PERRY - SECRETARY.

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

FRANCIS & JUNE CLARK(NEE RANKIN) - ELIZABETH CLARK (NEE McLEAN) BORN 1801 DIED 1874 - AMY CLARK (NEE HAMILTON) C 1930 - FRACIS & MAREE CLARK (NEE ADAMS) 17.03.1994 60TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY.

Historical information

DESCENDANTS OF FRANCIS CLARK & JANE RANKIN.(CLUNES)

KNIFE

Clunes Museum, Clunes

SEED POTATO CUTTING KNIFE

Historical information

KNIFE USED FOR CUTTING SEED POTATOES

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

PHOTO (COPY) OF SAILING SHIP IN FULL SAIL

Historical information

PHOTOGRAPH OF SAILING SHIP S.S. ANTILOPE' THAT SAILED FROM ENGLAND ON SEPTEMBER 6 1869. ON BOARD WAS JOHN WILLIAM & AND FAMILY, PARENTS OF NANNY JANE WHO MARRIED WILLIAM PHILLIPS ON JULY 9. 1894

POSTER - "COO-EE"

Clunes Museum, Clunes

BLACK AND WHITE PRINT POSTER - WEEKLY TIMES ANNUAL 1911 - "COO-EE".

IMAGE

Clunes Museum, Clunes

image of the Clunes Old Hospital

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

GROUP OF PEOPLE ATTENDING CLUNES HOSPITAL BALL IN 1938. IT WAS HELD IN THE TOWNHALL. BALLOONS AND STREAMERS DECORATING THE HALL.

Historical information

CLUNES ANNUAL HOSPITAL BALL HELD IN CLUNES TOWN HALL.

Inscriptions & Markings

A MEMENTO OF THE HOSPITAL BALL CLUNES. 13.9.38

POCKET WATCH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

ROUND SILVER PLATED WATCH MANUFACTURED BY WALTMAN WATCH CO. FOR J.B. EDWARDS WATCHMAKER IN CLUNES FROM 1875 - 1881. DONATED BY MR. FRANK HARRIS. WHITE DIAL WITH BLACK ROMAN NUMERALS. SECONDS ILLUSTRATED ON SMALLER DIALON MAIN DIAL. NO HANDS.

Inscriptions & Markings

MANUFACTURED BY THE WALTMAN WATCH CO. FOR J.B.EDWARDS. CLUNES.

PHOTOGRAPH & DOCUMENTS

Clunes Museum, Clunes

COPIES OF PHOTOGRAPHS OF OLD AND NEW COGHILLS CREEK PRESBYTRIAN CHURCHES. NEW CHURCH UNDER CONSTRUCTION. COPY OF OUTLINE HISTORY OF THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCHES OF CLUNES & COGHILLS CREEK. COPY OF SPECIFICATIONS FOR BUILDING OF NEW CHURCH.

Historical information

EARLY PHOTO SHOWS STEEPLE UNDER CONSTRUCTION 1910 LATER PHOTO STEEPLE COMPLETED -1922

BOOK - Showstoppers. Cooking the Clunes show way.

Clunes Museum, Clunes

Cookbook produced by CDAS home crafts committee to celebrate 50 years od service.

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN FROM GEORGE STREET SHOWING LANDSCAPE, SHOWING GOVERNMENT BRIDGE LOOKING SOUTH WEST.

Inscriptions & Markings

GOVERNMENT BRIDGE CLUNES. SOUTH WEST

KITCHEN CUPBOARD

Clunes Museum, Clunes

TWO DOOR WOODEN KITCHEN SAFE WITH ZINC GAUZE PANELS TO ALLOW AIR FLOW AND KEEP INSECTS OUT. GLASS KNOB

Historical information

A KITCHEN SAFE TO STORE COOKED FOOD AND PERISHABLES. ON OCCASIONS THE LEGS STOOD IN SAUCERS OF WATER TO PREVENT ANTS GETTING INTO FOOD

BOOK - "AUSTRALIAN HOME JOURNAL" NO. 2

Clunes Museum, Clunes

BOOK OF KNITTING AND CROCHET WEAR FOR BABIES

Historical information

BOOK WAS USED TO KNIT OR CROCHET CLOTHES FOR BABIES

PHOTOGRAPH / COPY

Clunes Museum, Clunes

A PHOTOCOPY OF A PHOTOGRAPH OF JORGESEN CUMBERLAND HOTEL, SMEATON

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN IN THE MANSE GARDEN OF 14 MEMBERS OF THE PRESBYTERIAN GUILD.

Historical information

THE PHOTOGRAPH WAS TAKEN ON THE 23RD AUGUST 1916 IN THE MANSE GARDEN.

Inscriptions & Markings

AUGUST 23RD 1916 MANSE GARDEN PREBYTERIAN GUILD MR. AND MRS. LEGGE. LEFT FOR PRESTON AUGUST 30TH 1916.

ARTWORK - "Clunes" District Hospital 1873-1890

Clunes Museum, Clunes

Framed pen & ink drawing of Clunes Hospital

Inscriptions & Markings

Norman Jones June '91

PAMPHLET

Clunes Museum, Clunes

PHOTOCOPY OF THE HISTORY OF THE BIBLE CHRISTIAN CHURCH - CLUNES.

Historical information

BIBLE CHRISTIAN BACKGROUND COMPILED BY TRAVIS McHARG. THE BIBLE CHRISTINANS WERE A MINOR METHODIST CHURCH, PRIOR TO THE AUSTRALIAN UNION OF AUSTRALASIAN METHODIST CHURCH SINCE SUBSUMED INTO THE UNITING CHURCH IN AUSTRALIA IN 1975.

Inscriptions & Markings

A FEW NOTES ON THE EARLY YEARS.

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

PHOTOGRAPH OF THE CLUNES FIRE BRIGADE AND BRASS BAND, STANDING IN FRONT OF FIRE STATION (ESTABLISHED 1864)

Historical information

MRS. SKELLET AND MR. KEMPSON (REPORTER) WERE SON AND DAUGHTER TO MR. PETER KEMPSON, FIRST HEAD TEACHER OF THE SCHOOL ON TALBOT ROAD, CLUNES.

Inscriptions & Markings

THE LADY ON THE DAIS IS MRS. SKELLET, SISTER TO MR. KEMPSON REPORTER TO THE "GUARDIAN" .

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.