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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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3670 items

3670 items

REPORT

Clunes Museum, Clunes

A REPORT OF THE DIAMOND ANNIVERSARY OF THE CLUNES LADIES BOWLING CLUB ON 3/10/1989 BY THE HON. SECRETARY JOY TORNEY.

Historical information

CLUNES LADIES BOWLING CLUB BEGAN IN 1929

MAP

Clunes Museum, Clunes

Photocopy of sections of Clunes gold mines, South Clunes United Co. 770 Feet, South No.4 Shaft, looking South

Inscriptions & Markings

Nil

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

POSTCARD - BRASS BAND IN FRASER STREET, CLUNES

Inscriptions & Markings

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PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

SEPIA PHOTOGRAPH OF THE PORT PHILLIP MINE CF PHOTO IN ITEM 1860

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

BLACK & WHITE PHOTOGRAPH OF YOUNG GIRL

Inscriptions & Markings

ON BASE OF PHOTOGRAPH YOURS TRULY ELSIE

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

PHOTOGRAPH OF CLUNES FROM THE ROCKS.

Historical information

POST CARD

Inscriptions & Markings

CLUNES FROM ROCKS POST CARD PHOTO BY C. WEICKHARDT CORRESPONDENCE ADDRESS ONLY.

SIGN

Clunes Museum, Clunes

2 SIGNS - CLUNES WRITTEN ON BOARD WITH A HAND POINTING TO THE RIGHT AND ONE POINTING TO THE LEFT.

Inscriptions & Markings

CLUNES

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

BLACK & WHITE PHOTOGRAPH [COPY] CLUNES BOWLING CLUB MEMBERS C1900.

Historical information

ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH OWNED BY MR. WILLIAM HARRIS OF SUTHERLAND STREET ,CLUNES.

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPH OF GROUP OF PEOPLE IN FRONT OF STAGE AT CLUNES TOWN HALL, LA DIES AND GENTLEMEN DRESSED IN THEIR BEST CLOTHES. AUSTRALIAN COAT OF ARMS DISPLAYED. STAGE SWATHED IN OLD LACE AND MATERIAL CURTAINS.

Historical information

GATHERING OF MEN AND WOMEN BEING PHOTOGRAPHED IN CLUNES TOWN HALL.

Inscriptions & Markings

ADVANCE AUSTRALIA DISPLAYED ABOVE STAGE.

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

COPY OF PHOTOGRAPH OF SIX MEN STANDING OUTSIDE THE CLUNES GUARDIAN PRINTING OFFICE .

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

HAND COLOURED POSTCARD PHOTOGRAPH OF CLUNES SHOWING SUSPENSION BRIDE AT THE LOWER END OF FRASER STREET, CLUNES.

Inscriptions & Markings

CLUNES

TIN CONTAINERS

Clunes Museum, Clunes

1. Container for the Victor Sweeper Pattern Polish Mop 2. One Nuns Tobacco Tin 3. Cavendish & Harvey Butterscotch Tin

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

PHOTOGRAPH OF CLUNES F. C. MARYBOROUGH LEAGUE RUNNERS - UP, SEASON 1945

Historical information

PHOTO KEPT AT CLUNES FOOTBALL CLUB

NEGATIVES

Clunes Museum, Clunes

2 NEGATIVES OF PEOPLE AT A PICNIC, INCLUDING EDWIN CARTER.

Historical information

LEONARD CARTER WAS A PHOTOGRAPHER. HE ORIGINALLY LIVED IN CLUNES AND LATER IN APOLLO BAY. FAMILY HOME WHERE ROBERT CAMPBELL NOW LIVES.

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

.1 .2 SEPIA POSTCARD PHOTOGRAPH OF UNION BANK- LATER A.N.Z. BANK AND NOW PRIVATE RESIDENCE. BALLARAT BAKERY WITH DECORATED VERANDAH OPPOSITE. FLAGS FLYING ON BUILDINGS. .3 BLACK AND WHITE COPY OF THE ABOVE PHOTOGRAPH

Historical information

FRASER STREET CLUNES - GAS LIGHT IN MIDDLE OF STREET.

MUG

Clunes Museum, Clunes

China mug

Inscriptions & Markings

Inscription; Think of Me in mauve and gold On bottom; Germany 59

NEWSPAPERS

Clunes Museum, Clunes

.1 The Courier TV Guide - Page 23, article on Clunes Colonial Day .2 The Advocate 27/6/2001 - Front page photo, article on page 7 on Clunes Colonial Day .3 The Courier 30/6/2001 - Page 3 (photocopy) article on Clunes Colonial Day .4 The Advocate 4/7/2001 - Page 23, article and photos on Clunes Colonial Day .5 The Courier 7/2/2001 - Page 21, photos on Clunes Colonial Day .6 The Advocate 16/5/2001 - Colonial

REPORT

Clunes Museum, Clunes

CARBON COPY OF AN ACCOUNT OF "THE CLUNES RIOT"

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

PHOTOGRAPH - GENERAL VIEW OF PORT PHILLIP MINE TAKEN FROM CAMP PARADE ABOUT 1859

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

BLACK & WHITE PHOTOGRAPH OF E. OGIER. THE PHOTO FEATURES THE WINTER UNIFORM. CAP AND AUSTRALIA BADGE AND GREATCOAT.

Inscriptions & Markings

G.G. OGIER NEWS PRINT E. OGIER

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPH OF SEVEN MEMBERS OF THE CLUNES FIRE BRIGADE. THEY ARE HOLDING A PUMP AND REEL.

Inscriptions & Markings

PRIZE HOSE SIXES CLUNES BRIGADE. BY COPY C. WEICKHARDT

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

PHOTOCOPY OF TOM HARVEY AND FRANK CARROLAN BUILDING BRIDGE OVER MOUNT CREEK

Historical information

BUILDING OF BRIDGE OVER MOUNT CREEK ON ROAD TO MOUNT BECKWORTH.

Inscriptions & Markings

PHOTOCOPY OF TOM HARVEY AND FRANK CARROLAN BUILDING BRIDGE OVER MOUNT CREEK

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

COLOUR PHOTOGRAPH BARRY JAMES HOISTING SPIRE ONTO ROOF OF CLUNES PRIMARY SCHOOL, NOVEMBER 1992

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

Rose Fawcett mounted on a horse wearing her riding outfit

Historical information

given by Chris Durie whose mother was Rose Fawcett who lived at Powlett Hill. The riding outfit in the photo has also been donated to the Clunes Museum.

PLANT LABEL, WOODEN

Clunes Museum, Clunes

wooden plant label

Historical information

Betty Duncan's thoughts: Harry Rogers made this wooden plant label at the Higher Elementary School Clunes and was given 9 1/2 marks for his effort.

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

COLOUR PHOTOGRAPH BACK VIEW SCHOOL, BARRY JAMES EQUIPMENT PREPARING TO REPLACE NEW BELL TOWER AND SPIRE ON ROOF CLUNES PRIMARY SCHOOL, NOVEMBER 1992

PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

PHOTOGRAPH IN CLUNES THIS IS FRIEDRICH (FRITZ) WEICKHARDT BORN 20/10/1877 - DIED 3/11/1966 IN BALLARAT. A NOTED TENOR, RETAILER AND BENEFACTOR IN CLUNES AND DISTRICT. HE WAS ONE OF THE EXTENDED WEICKHARDT FAMILY, DECENDED FROM THREE BROTHERS AND ONE MARRIED SISTER WHO EMIGRATED FROM BUTZBACH, GERMANY TO CLUNES AROUND 1857. IF HE WAS AGED 25 YEARS IN THIS PHOTO IT WOULD HAVE BEEN TAKEN ABOUT 1902.

CROCHETED TABLE RUNNER

Clunes Museum, Clunes

EGRU CROCETED TABLE RUNNER FEATURING THE ALPHABET AND "CLUNES"

Historical information

CROCHET TABLE RUNNERWITH ABC AND CLUNES ON IT. ERNA WSS FOR MANY YEARS A LOYAL MEMBER OF THE CLUNES COMMITTEE, AND CONTRIBUTED WITH HER TIME AND HER SKILLS. FOR MANY YEARS HER BEAUTIFUL CROCHET AS BEEN VERY POPULAR IN OUR SHOP AND HAS CONTRIBUTED AMOUNT OF FUNDS FOR THE MUSEUM. SHE MOVED TO MELBOURNE IN 2009, BUT STILL SENDS HER BEAUTIFUL WORK FOR SALE IN THE SHOP.

LAMP - KEROSENE

Clunes Museum, Clunes

METAL BASE PAINTED BLACK, PATTERNED, BLUE GLASS KEROSENE CONTAINER.

Inscriptions & Markings

P&A MFG.CO.,CONN., MADE IN U.S.A., WATER BURY.

PROGRAMME

Clunes Museum, Clunes

PROGRAMME FOR CLUNES CAROLS BY CANDLIGHT HELD AT CLUNES PRIMARY SCHOOL ON 19 DECEMBER 2007