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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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1468 items with images

1468 items with images

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

.1 Sepia postcard/photograph of St Paul's Church, Clunes .2 Sepia postcard size photograph of St. Paul's Church, Clunes

Historical information

POSTCARD SEND TO MRS. McLENNAN FROM OLIVE

Inscriptions & Markings

1. On Reverse; Wishing you every happiness & prosperity in the coming year. This photo was taken on xmas morning. What do you think of the new work on the altar table? i thought you would like to keep this. Will write to you very soon, with fondest love Olive. Addressed to:- Mrs. L. McLennan, Clive Station Marlborough (sic), Rockhampton, Queensland .2 On front "Interior of St Paul's Church" in white hand written capital letters

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Clunes Museum, Clunes

ORIGINAL SEPIA PHOTOGRAPH OF NORTH STATE SCHOOL- BUILT 1875. AND FIVE BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOCOPIES,LATER IT BECAME THE HIGHER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AND LATER AGAIN A CONSOLIDATED SCHOOL.

Historical information

NORTH CLUNES STATE SCHOOL NO. 1552, BRICK BUILDING - BUILT 1875. LATER BECAME HIGHER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, LATER AGAIN - A CONSOLIDATED SCHOOL.

Inscriptions & Markings

THE STATE SCHOOL, NORTH CLUNES.

BLOOD BOTTLE HOLDER

Clunes Museum, Clunes

NET BAGS FOR HOLDING BLOOD BOTTLES

Historical information

USED IN THE CLUNES HOSPITAL

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

SEPIA PHOTOGRAPH UNION CLAIM 1865 DUNACH. NO ROAD TO TALBOT FROM CLUNES.. J.KERWIN OF CHALMON AND KERWIN

CERTIFICATE

Clunes Museum, Clunes

A FRAMED CERTIFICATE OF THE AUSTRALIAN NATIVES ASSOCIATION - TO ORGANISE A NEW BRANCH IN CLUNES

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Clunes Museum, Clunes

POSTCARD OF QUEEN'S PARK, CLUNES. TWO PEOPLE STANDING BY BENCH. BUILDING IN BACKGROUND.

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QUEEN'S PARK IN CLUNES

Inscriptions & Markings

QUEEN'S PARK, CLUNES, VICTORIA

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Clunes Museum, Clunes

BLACK SUITED, WHITE BEARDED, WHITE HAIRED GENTLEMAN STANDING - OCCASSIONAL TABLES, FRAMED MIRROR AND COLUMNS IN BACK GROUND.MR. CHARLES HARVEY, THE FIRST MINE MANAGER AT CLUNES.

Historical information

MR C.J. HARVEY WAS THE FIRST MANAGER OF THE "CLUNES MINE" P.GLU CO.IT COMMENCED OPERATIONS ON HILL ABOVE VICTORIA PARK IN 1913. MR. HARVEY MADE A DONATION OF A BEAUTIFUL MARBLE STATUETTE ENTITLED"TRAGEDY" TO CLUNES TOWN HALL. FEB. 1913

Inscriptions & Markings

MR. C.J. HARVEY. SHIRE OF TALBOT AND CLUNES.

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Clunes Museum, Clunes

COLLINS PLACE, CLUNES. VINTAGE CAR RALLY FEB. 1984

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Clunes Museum, Clunes

.1 ORIGINAL BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPH OF CLUNES RAILWAY STATION (POSTCARD SIZE) .2 MATTE FINISH ENLARGEMENT OF THE ORIGINAL PHOTO (8X10) .3 MATTE FINISH ENLARGEMENT OF THE ORIGINAL PHOTO (7X5) .4 GLOSSY FINISH ENLARGEMENT OF THE ORIGINAL PHOTO (8X10) .5 SEPIA POSTCARD OF THE SAME IMAGE REPRODUCED

Historical information

CLUNES RAILWAY STATION OPENED 1877 - IT IS NO LONGER IN USE AS A PASSENGER SERVICE.

Inscriptions & Markings

CLUNES RAILWAY STATION

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

SEPIA PHOTOGRAPH THREE LADIES AND ONE GENTLEMAN STANDING IN FRONT GARDEN, ALL WEARING WINTER ATTIRE. LADIES WEARING LARGE FLORAL SPRAYS AND HATS.

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Clunes Museum, Clunes

BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPH OF CHINESE RIOT CLUNES 1873

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Clunes Museum, Clunes

A SEPIA PHOTOGRAPH OF GROUP OF LADIES IN EARLY DRESS, MISSES KATE AND ELSIE PATIENCE.

Inscriptions & Markings

MISS KATE PATIENCE + MISS ELSIE PATIENCE.

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Clunes Museum, Clunes

COLOURED PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN 2001 OF 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF FIRST GOLD DISCOVERY IN VICTORIA. MOB OF SHEEP MOVING ALONG FRASER STREET UNDER WELCOME BANNER.

Historical information

SEE ABOVE

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Clunes Museum, Clunes

SEPIA PHOTOGRAPH OF TWO YOUNG CHILDREN. BOY ASTRIDE WOODEN ROCKING HORSE LITTLE GIRL SITTING ON SMALL TABLE ON PIANO STOOL. PHOTOGRAPH PRESENTED IN FOLDER

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Clunes Museum, Clunes

SEPIA PHOTOGRAPH OF TWO GENTLEMEN WEARING SUITS ONE WEARING A HAT THE OTHER A CAP

CALENDAR 2011

Clunes Museum, Clunes

CLUNES 2011 CALENDAR

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Clunes Museum, Clunes

SEPIA PHOTOGRAPH OF PORT PHILLIP AND COLONIAL GOLD MINING COMPANY, CLUNES. PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN FROM CAMP PARADE, LOOKING NORTH. GENERAL VIEW OF MINE AND WORKS IN 1866 OR 1867.

Historical information

PHOTOGRAPH OF PORT PHILLIP MINE ABOUT 186 OR 1867. NOTE COVERED FLUE TO BRICK CHIMNEY TO RIGHT. IN 1966 THERE WERE A FEW BRICKS AT THE SIGHT OF THE CHIMNEY AND A SHALLOW TRENCH ALONG THE LINE OF THE FLUE. SITE OF PRESENT GOLD MONUMENT IS JUST TO RIGHT OF POPPET HEAD SHOWN ON HILL. WOOD PILE OUTSIDE BUILDING TROLLEY LINES ETC.

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Clunes Museum, Clunes

.1 PHOTOGRAPH - ORIGINAL SEPIA - VICTORIA QUARTZ MINING COMPANY, CLUNES .2 BLACK AND WHITE COPIES - VICTORIA QUARTZ MINING COMPANY, CLUNES .4 SMALL BLACK AND WHITE COPY - VICTORIA QUARTZ MINING COMPANY, CLUNES

Historical information

Notes on reverse of framed photograph;

Inscriptions & Markings

NOTE WATER WHEEL PERIOD;1865 ON HILLSIDE OF PORT PHILLIP MINE. VICTORIA, A QUARTZ MINING COMPANY, REGISTERED CLUNES

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

PHOTOGRAPH OF CLUNES CENTENARY 1939

Historical information

CLUNES EASTER CENTENARY 1939 - STREET PARADE - LED BY MR. ANDREW McLENNAN.

Inscriptions & Markings

APRIL 1939 EASTER - CLUNES CENTENARY

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

LAMINATED BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPH OF OLD CLUNES HOSPITAL. AT CRESWICK ROAD CLUNES BUILD 1873 DESTROYED IN BUSHFIRE IN 1944. STAFF AND VISITORS STANDING IN FRONT OF HOSPITAL.

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Clunes Museum, Clunes

PHOTOGRAPH, BLACK & WHITE COPY, BRIDGE OVER THE CRESWICK CREEK AT CLUNES. (GOVERNMENT BRIDGE)

Inscriptions & Markings

BRIDGE OVER CRESWICK CREEK AT CLUNES. COPIED BY E.J. SEMMENS FROM AN EARLIER PHOTO 1948.

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Clunes Museum, Clunes

.1 SEPIA PHOTOGRAPH MOUNTED ON CARDBOARD .2 COPY OF ABOVE PRINTED ON PHOTOGRAPHIC PAPER COUNCILLOR - WEICKHARDT, J. F. FROM COLLAGE REG 822

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Clunes Museum, Clunes

BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOCOPY OF OVERVIEW OF CLUNES. TAKEN FROM TOP OF CAMERON STREET.

Inscriptions & Markings

UNICORN HOTEL. NICHOLS.

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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

COPY OF PHOTOGRAPH OF MR. A. KERSHAW. VICE PRES. 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

BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPH OF TWO STOREY CLUB HOTEL. IRON LACE WORK ON BALCONY.

Historical information

TWO STOREY HOTEL IN FRASER STREET, CLUNES. BUILT IN 1870.

HYPODERMIC NEEDLES

Clunes Museum, Clunes

BOX CONTAINING SURGICAL HYPODERMIC NEEDLES - 'SOLILA' BRAND

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Clunes Museum, Clunes

FOLDER OF COLOUR PHOTOCOPIES OF PHOTOGRAPHS DEPICTING MEMORIALS AND HONOUR ROLLS OF THOSE MEN AND WOMEN OF CLUNES AND DISTRICT WHO TOOK PART IN WORLD WARS 1 & 2. .1 Plaque - A Souvenir of Great World War .2 Wooden Honour Roll WW1 in St. Andrew's Church, (former Presbyterian Church), Service Street, Clunes .3 Wooden Honour Roll WW2 in St. Andrew's Church, (former Presbyterian Church), Service Street, Clunes .4 Wooden Framed Roll of Honour Board from the Clunes Methodist Church and Sunday School, now kept at the RSL Sub Branch, Fraser Street, Clunes .5 Wooden Roll of Honour for WW1 from the Glendaruel State School No. 281, now kept at the RSLSub Branch, Fraser Street, Clunes .6 Wooden Honour Roll for WW1 and WW2 from the Tourello School, now kept at the RSL Sub Branch, Fraser Street, Clunes .7 Wooden Roll of Honour from A.N.A., Branch No. 12, now kept at the RSL Sub Branch, Fraser Street, Clunes .8 Brass plaque honouring men and woman who served in the wars of 1914-1918, 1939-1945, Borneo, Maylaya, Korea and Vietnam .9 Brass plaque with names of men killed in WW2 .10 A3 size image of WW1 Roll of Honour, Clunes State School

Inscriptions & Markings

See above images for inscriptions and names

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

PHOTOGRAPH OF - FAMILY GROUP OF ELIZABETH ROBBINS NEE McINTOSH SEATED

Historical information

ELIZABETH EMIGRATED FROM INVERNESS SCOTLAND TO SYDNEY IN COMPANY WITH BROTHER THOMAS AND THEIR COUSIN DONALD CAMERON FOUNDER OF CLUNES.

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Clunes Museum, Clunes

BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPH PANORAMIC VIEW PORT PHILLIP MINE 1870.

Inscriptions & Markings

PORT PHILLIP 1870