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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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3827 items

3827 items

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

COLOUR PHOTOGRAPH SMALL TREES PLANTED NEAR CREEK AND ROAD IN READINESS FOR PROJECT - CLUNES GUN CLUB - FIELD AND GAME

GLASS BOTTLE

Clunes Museum, Clunes

Clear flat glass bottle, pale blue

Inscriptions & Markings

On Base; AYER C26

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

SEPIA PHOTOGRAPH OF METHODIST CHURCH AND PARSONAGE, CLUNES.

HAND TOOL

Clunes Museum, Clunes

Masonry hammer, wooden handle with metal head

Inscriptions & Markings

Nil

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPH OF RHYTHM ACES DANCE ORCHESTRA. CLUNES TOWN HALL BACKDROP IN THE BACKGROUND. .1 postcard photograph of Rhythm Aces. Names on back of photo. Theo Harden (on right) Madge Fawcettt, Stan Thomas, (? Fawcett? on left - no name on photo) .2 Postcard photograph of Rhythmn Aces (no inscription) .3 Enlarged photo of orchestra .4 Photocopy of photo of orchestra .5 Photocopy of photo of orchestra

Historical information

FAWCETT'S "RHYTHM ACES" PLAYED FOR ALL THE BALLS AND DANCES DURING THE THIRTIES. L-R .STAN THOMAS, BILL FAWCETT, MADGE FAWCETT, THEO HARDEN

Inscriptions & Markings

.1 From the left 4th Theo Harden, 3rd, Madge Fawcett, 2nd Stan Thomas

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

Coloured photograph mounted on buff coloured card of members of Clunes Bowling club

Historical information

Members; L Davis, T Weatherly, A Ross, K Thompson, J Hill, L Torney, H Adams, R Hood, B Anderson, D Pearce, K Harper, K Ridley, J Engelen, I Mahar, R Andrews, J Millar, B Engelen, A G Leishman, N Harling, R Torney, C Sullivan, H O'Toole, K Kinnersley, T Harden, R Donal, F Gilders, D Hill (Pres), K Robinson, G Lear, W Birch, A G McLennan, H Saint

Inscriptions & Markings

On front printed in black ink; Blunes Bowling club Centenary Year 1879-1979 On reverse; J Toole paid

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPH PANORAMIC VIEW PORT PHILLIP MINE 1870.

Inscriptions & Markings

PORT PHILLIP 1870

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

BLACK AND WHITE POSTCARD - PANORAMA OF CLUNES

Inscriptions & Markings

CLUNES ABOUT 1950 FROM PORT PHILLIP HILL

MORTAR & PESTLE

Clunes Museum, Clunes

.1 PESTLE : BROKEN WOODEN HANDLE : CLAY IS STAINED .2 MORTAR : POURING LIP

Inscriptions & Markings

WARRANTED ACID PROOF 8 STICKER MARKED : 118

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

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

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPH POSTCARD OF THE MIXED CHURCHES CHOIR MR. LE MARSHALL WAS THE CHOIRMASTER. DURING THE EARLY 1900'S THE CHOIR WON AT SOUTH STREET AND THEY COMPETED IN TASMANIA

Historical information

MIXED CHURCHES CHOIR WERE THE TOP CHOIR IN THE STATE. THEY WON AT SOUTH STREET AND ALSO WENT TO TASMANIA

BOTTLE

Clunes Museum, Clunes

LIGHT GREEN BLOWN BOTTLE WITH PONTEL BASE

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

COPY PHOTOGRAPH LONGSTAFF HOME AND FAMILY

Historical information

THE FAMILY OF SIR JOHN LONGSTAFF MOVED TO CLUNES IN 1862. THE ORIGINAL HOME WAS NEXT DOOR TO ST-THOMAS ACQUININS CHURCH - CORNER OF BAILEY STREET AND TEMPLETON STREET, CLUNES

POSTCARD

Clunes Museum, Clunes

COLOURED POSTCARD OF THE CLAN CAMERON MUSEUM, ACHNACARRY SPEAN BRIDGE, INVERNESS-SHIRE, SCOTLAND

BOOK - "LACTA CREAM SEPARATOR"

Clunes Museum, Clunes

BOOK-MANUAL FOR LACTA CREAM SEPARATOR

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

.1 PHOTOGRAPH MOUNTED OF CREAM COLOURED MAT BOARD OF ASSORTED GROUP OF PEOPLE AT MT. BECKWORTH. BOILER, BASKETS AND DOG IN FOREGROUND. SOME PEOPLE WITH BUNCHES OF BRACKEN FERN. .2 AS ABOVE, BUT WITH GOLD BORDER ON MAT BOARD

Inscriptions & Markings

Nil

BOOK - PUBLICATIONS OF THE CATHOLIC TRUTH SOCIETY VOLUME 21

Clunes Museum, Clunes

RELIGIOUS BOOK - NAVY COVER. PUBLICATION OF THE CATHOLIC TRUTH SOCIETY VOLUME 21

Inscriptions & Markings

LENA E. BRENNAN. SURBURBAN STREET CLUNES 15.9.2003

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPH OF LADY DRESSED IN LONG DARK SUIT WITH BLACK FUR COLLAR HOLDING MUFF. WEARING HAT TRIMMED WITH WHITE HEAD BAND

Inscriptions & Markings

THIS IS A SNAP CHUCK DONE. YOU WILL SEE IT WAS RATHER WINDY OUT THERE.

NEWSPAPER CUTTING

Clunes Museum, Clunes

PHOTOSTAT COPY OF NEWSPAPER REPORT CLUNES 110 YEAR OLD POST OFFICE TO BE AUCTIONED MARCH 1990

Historical information

POST OFFICE TO BE AUCTIONED MARCH 1990. POST OFFICE BUILT IN 1850'S CLASSIFIED BY NATIONAL TRUST AND REGIDTERED BY AUSTRALIAN HERITAGE COMMISSION.

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

DANCERS IN NATIONAL COSTUME -?

PROGRAMME

Clunes Museum, Clunes

SMALL PRINTED PROGRAMME OF CORNISH CAROLS

Historical information

PROGRAMME USED FOR A CAROL SERVICE AT THE CLUNES WESLEYAN CHURCH, CHRISTMAS NIGHT 1894.

KNIFE

Clunes Museum, Clunes

KNIFE, SMALL, METAL BLADE WITH WOODEN HANDLE.

Inscriptions & Markings

GEORGE WOSTENHOLM IXL CUTLERY SHEFFIELD

GREETING CARD

Clunes Museum, Clunes

A CHRISTMAS CARD TO MISS PERRY FROM JEAN FIELETING

Inscriptions & Markings

TO MISS PERRY

DVD

Clunes Museum, Clunes

DVD OF THE CLUNES SHOW 2007

CARD - EASTER 1939 INVITATION TO CLUNES

Clunes Museum, Clunes

SMALL BLUE CARD WITH EMBOSSED EDGING (2 ) GREETING CARD FROM CLUNES - INVITATION TO EAST 1939 CELEBRATIONS.

Historical information

GREETING CARDS PRINTED TO WELCOME VISITORS TO CLUNES CENTENARY,1939

Inscriptions & Markings

CHEERIO FROM CLUNES. A HEARTY WELCOME AWAITS YOU AT EASTER, 1939. A.C. MC LENNAN, PRESIDENT. J.S. COOK, SECRETARY.

MEDAL WITH NAME PLATE

Clunes Museum, Clunes

GOLD CIRCULAR MEDAL WITH NAME PLATE ON CHAIN ABOVE SMALL SHAMROCK ATTACHED. NAME PLATE - LT M A WILLIAMSON 23RD BN AIF GOLD MEDAL : IN THE SHAPE OF A WREATH "GREAT WAR" 1914

Inscriptions & Markings

TO LIEUT M WILLIAMSON FROM THE CITIZENS OF CLUNES AS A MEMBER OF AIF

POSTCARD

Clunes Museum, Clunes

A CHRISTMAS CARD (BOOKLET) SEE IMAGE ON WORKSHEET

NEWSPAPER

Clunes Museum, Clunes

PHOTO COPY CRESWICK ADVERTISER MAY 9 th 1975 PRICE 10 CENTS CIRCULATED THROUGH CRESWICK, CLUNES. TALBOT AND BUNGAREE. 117th YEAR OF PUBLICATION. EIGHT PAGE COLLECTION NEWS ITEMS AND ADVERTISEMENTS.

LABEL

Clunes Museum, Clunes

.1 & .2 LABELS - RED BACKGROUND - WHITE LETTERING

Historical information

LABELS - USED ON TINS OF AUSTRALASIAN JAM CO. PTY. LTD. -TOMATO SOUP - CONTENTS - 1LB.

Inscriptions & Markings

A.J.C. TOMATO SOUP

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.