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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)

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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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1462 items with images

1462 items with images

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Clunes Museum, Clunes

OVAL PHOTOGRAPH ON RECTANGULAR BACKING

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Clunes Museum, Clunes

ORIGINAL BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPH. GREY MOUNTING. BACK TO CLUNES. PEOPLE WEARING FANCY DRESS COSTUME. 1920.

Historical information

PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN AT BACK TO CLUNES.

Inscriptions & Markings

BACK TO CLUNES 1920.

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COLOUR PHOTOGRAPH OF THE CLUNES FREE LIBRARY

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Clunes Museum, Clunes

PHOTOGRAPH OF BRIDGE UNDER CONSTRUCTION.

Inscriptions & Markings

CONSTRUCTION OF "GOVERNMENT BRIDGE" CLUNES.1896

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ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH OF MCLENNAN FAMILY

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PHOTOGRAPH OF MCLENNAN FAMILY SITTING OUTSIDE ON ROCKS.

Inscriptions & Markings

LEFT TO RIGHT- LACHLAN, ANNE, KATHLEEN, LACHLAN, WINIFRED. MCLENNAN FAMILY (NEE SHRIGLEY)

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PHOTOGRAPH OF CR. SAMUEL OWEN, J.P., FRAMED

Historical information

IT IS ON PERMAMENT LOAN FROM HEPBURN SHIRE CR. S. OWENS J.P. WAS ELECTED TO THE CLUNES BOROUGH COUNCIL IN 1926 AND SERVED AS MAYOR 1933-34. THE PHOTOGRAPH ORIGINALLY HUNG IN THE CLUNES TOWN HALL DURING HIS TERM OF OFFICE.

Inscriptions & Markings

CLUNES BOROUGH COUNCIL. SAMUEL OWENS, J.P. ELECTED COUNCILLOR 2.12.1926. MAYOR 1933-34. HORNBY STUDIOS. BALLARAT.

PURSE

Clunes Museum, Clunes

LEATHER PURSE, BLACK WITH BROWN LINING

Inscriptions & Markings

J DUNN HILL, CLUNES

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Clunes Museum, Clunes

ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH OF THREE CHILDREN SITTING IN LARGE ARMCHAIR BEHIND A SMALL PALM IN A JARDINERE.

Historical information

IDENTITIES UNKNOWN

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Clunes Museum, Clunes

BERYL FENTON, HERBERT & ANNE MIELKE WORKING IN CLUNES MUSEUM FRASER STREET, RECEPTION AREA.

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Clunes Museum, Clunes

BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPH OF CLUNES TOWNSHIP - FRASER STREET FROM CAMP PARADE C 1897

Inscriptions & Markings

CLUNES FROM CAMP PARADE ABOUT 1897

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Clunes Museum, Clunes

BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPH OF GROUP OF SIX GIRL GUIDES WITH A .............. MILLICENT DUNN HOLDING FLAG

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Clunes Museum, Clunes

BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPH OF METHODIST CHURCH HALL, CLUNES.

Historical information

METHODIST CHURCH HALL LATER USED AS THE CLUNES SCOUTS AND GUIDES HALL.

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Clunes Museum, Clunes

BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPH OF WORKERS OF CLUNES KNITTING MILL TAKEN IN GARDENS. PALM TREE IN BACKGROUND - STONE BUILDING. THREE POT CHIMNEY ON ROOF.

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GROUP OF KNITTING MILL STAFF IN GARDEN.

Inscriptions & Markings

"GRAN KENZIE" - NEE L. ROBERTSON STANDING SECOND IN FROM RIGHT HAND SIDE.

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Clunes Museum, Clunes

.1 SEPIA PHOTOGRAPH AND BLACK AND WHITE COPY OF W. BLACKBAND, COUNCILLOR BOROUGH OF CLUNES, 1896 .2 BLACK AND WHITE COPY OF THE ABOVE PRINTED ON PHOTOGRAPHIC PAPER

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Clunes Museum, Clunes

PHOTOGRAPH OF GROUP OF PEOPLE AT MOUNT BECKWORTH. DECORATIVE MOUNTING.

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Clunes Museum, Clunes

CR. T. KING TAKEN FROM COLLAGE [REG. NO. 821] OF COUNCILLORS AND OFFICERS FROM THE BOROUGH OF CLUNES

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Clunes Museum, Clunes

Photo, framed of Clunes Juvenile Choir 1906 Clunes Juvenile Choir with their conductress, Miss Florence Perry. Taken by Chapel St. Prahran photographer; probably taken when Choir competed successfully in a Choral competition in Prahran.

Historical information

Miss Florence Perry was at the centre of a strong and vibrant musical culture in Clunes which featured a brass band, a men's mouth organ band, an orchestra and church choirs. The success of Miss Perry's choirs in competitions was a source of pride in the town and a cause for celebration. After their success in Melbourne in 1906, the Juvenile Choir were greeted at the Railway Station on their return by the brass band and well wishers before attending an impromptu concert at the Town Hall. Miss Perry herself was born in Clunes in 1880 and worked as a music teacher in the town Her father was the conductor of the Clunes Orchestra. Most social occasions, such as annual Balls, fundraisers and 21st birthdays, involved music played by local musicians

Significance

Important artifact in the musical history of Clunes in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

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Clunes Museum, Clunes

BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPH PORT PHILLIP MINE

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Clunes Museum, Clunes

ORIGINAL BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPH AND REPRINT OF CROWD TAKEN DURING BACK TO CLUNES 1920. NAMES OF PEOPLE IN THE PHOTOGRAPH HAND PRINTED IN INK. PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN ON VACANT BLOCK [ COLLINS PLACE] IN FRASER STREET, CLUNES.

Historical information

CROWD SCENE BACK TO CLUNES 1920. NOVEMBER 13TH. 1920

Inscriptions & Markings

BACK TO CLUNES - ORIGINAL. PHOTOGRAPH NO. 2 3RD. ROW ELIZABETH NIGHTINGALE 2ND. MIDDLE LAURA VEALE.

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Clunes Museum, Clunes

1.FRAMED PHOTOGRAPH OF PIONEERS & LEADING RESIDENTS OF CLUNES. [ORIGINAL SEPIA] 2.FRAMED [COPY]-SEPIA 3.TWO COPIES-UNFRAMED-SEPIA 4.TWO COPIES - UNFRAMED- BLACK & WHITE.

Inscriptions & Markings

CLUNES PIONEERS & LEADING RESIDENTS 1896

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Clunes Museum, Clunes

COPY OF PHOTOGRAPH OF MR.W. JENKINS. MEMBER OF CLUNES GUN CLUB

Historical information

THIS COPY OF PHOTOGRAPH WAS TAKEN FROM COLLAGE OF CLUNES GUN CLUB. JANUARY 1903. REG. NO. OF COLLAGE 1001.1.2.3

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Clunes Museum, Clunes

BAND AT CLUNES SHOW GROUND

2 BOTTLES OF HAIR DYE

Clunes Museum, Clunes

2 HAIR DYE BOTTLES IN CONTAINER 1. BOTTLE BROWN GLASS - RED STICKER 'INECTO' HAIR DYE FULL PARTICULARS OF ADVICE AND DIRECTIONS FOR USE ARE CONTAINED IN THE ACCOMPANING PAMPHLET WHICH SHOULD BE CAREFULLY FOLLOWED ACM S42 ON BASE. CONTENTS 1/2 FL OZ NET THE 'A' LOTION PACKED IN THIS BOX CONTAINS PARAPHENYLENE. LIAMINE IN THE PROPORTION OF 4 1/2 GRAINS TO THE FLUID OZ. ACM S42 MARKINGS ON BASE OF BOTTLE

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PREPARATION LABELLED POISON IN CONFORMITY WITH THE POISONS ACT, BUT IF USED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE DIRECTIONS IT IS NOT DANGEROUS

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Clunes Museum, Clunes

BLACK & WHITE PHOTOGRAPH OF PORT PHILLIP MINE, GENERAL VIEW SHOWING WORKINGS, POPPET HEADS, BATTERY, RAIL LINES AND MULLOCK HEAPS SEE ALSO, PHOTO IN ITEM 3255

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Clunes Museum, Clunes

COLOUR PHOTOGRAPH BARRY JAMES AND WORKMEN'S VEHICLES WORKING TO REPLACE BELL TOWER, BELFRY, AT CLUNES PRIMARY SCHOOL, NOVEMBER 1992

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Clunes Museum, Clunes

TWO SEPIA POSTCARD PHOTOGRAPHS OF CLUNES TAKEN FROM THE SCHOOL HILL. - POST OFFICE, TOWN HALL, ST. THOMAS AQUINAS, ST PAUL'S CHURCH,FRASER STREET SHOPS, ALBION HOUSE, CLUB HOTEL, BUTTER FACTORY BRIDGE AND BUTTER FACTORY, LION HOTEL.

Historical information

PHOTOGRAPH OF CLUNES TAKEN FROM CLUNES SCHOOL HILL 1905. LOOKING WEST, PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (ST.ANDREWS) METHODIST (WESLEY) Etc.

Inscriptions & Markings

.1 Addressed to Miss. L. Weickhard C/o Lucas's Cafe Collins Street Melbourne. One penny stamp affixed, postmarked 05 Message: Dear Miss Wieckhard, Many thanks for the post cards you sent me. This is one to add to your collection, With Kind regards From Florrie B .2 Addressed to Mrs. L. McLennan Olive Marlborough Rockhampton Queensland Message With best wishes for a happy New Year E.M.S.

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Clunes Museum, Clunes

SEPIA TONED ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH OF PTE. R. E. GAFFNEY IN UNIFORM, SLOUCH HAT, WEBBING BELT, PUTTEES, COLLAR BADGES.

Inscriptions & Markings

R. E. GAFFNEY

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Clunes Museum, Clunes

OVAL PHOTOGRAPH OF LADY WITH A YOUNG BOY LEANING ON HER LEFT SHOULDER. SHE IS WEARING A HIGH NECKED DARK CAPE. THE BOY A WHITE SUIT.

Historical information

ON BACK OF PHOTOGRAPH "CLARA" MRS CROSS & CHILD HUSBAND A..... OLIVER.

Inscriptions & Markings

THE COMPLIMENTS OF THE SEASON . IN GOLD WRITING.

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Clunes Museum, Clunes

BLACK & WHITE TONED ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH OF SGT. J.F.CAMPBELL.M.M.301. 8TH BATT. A.I.F. CAP AND COLLAR BADGES.

Inscriptions & Markings

SGT. J.F. CAMPBELL . M.M.

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Clunes Museum, Clunes

PHOTOGRAPH OF AN OIL ON CANVAS PAINTING. BY SIR JOHN LONGSTAFF, CASTLEMAINE. (TAKEN FROM MAGAZINE)

Historical information

THIS PHOTOGRAPH IS A COPY OF PAINTING BY SIR JOHN LONGSTAFF - CASTLEMAINE ART GALLERY & HISTORICAL MUSEUM. OIL ON CANVAS - SIR JOHN LONGSTAFF WAS BORN IN CLUNES IN 1862 AND HAD HIS FIRST PAINTING LESSONS FROM A DR. BRUHN IN CLUNES AT A VERY EARLY AGE.