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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

ABORIGINAL GRINDING STONE

Clunes Museum, Clunes

ROCK SHAPED BY ABORIGINALS FOR GRINDING PURPOSES

Historical information

GRINDING STONE - MULLER - TOP STONE FOR GRINDING

ABORIGINAL GRINDING STONE

Clunes Museum, Clunes

SHAPED BY ABORIGINE STONE

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TOP GRINDING STONE USED TO GRIND NUTS, ROOTS ETC. TO MAKE FLOUR FOR FOOD

ABORIGINAL STONE AXE

Clunes Museum, Clunes

ABORIGINAL STONE AXE

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HEAD OF ABORIGINAL STONE AXE, FOUND IN BALLARAT.

ACCOUNT

Clunes Museum, Clunes

AN ACCOUNT FOR REPAIR OF SPOUTING AND DOWNPIPE AND GLAZING WINDOWS. REPAIRING ROOF OF WESLEY CHURCH.

Historical information

REPAIRS TO THE WESLEY CHURCH

ACCOUNT BOOK

Clunes Museum, Clunes

ANCIENT BROWN COVER ON ACCOUNT BOOK - BELONGED TO CLARA HOLMAN 1897

Inscriptions & Markings

CLARA HOLMAN, FRASER STREET, CLUNES X3 J. HOLMAN FRASER STREET, CLUNES. 1897.

ACCOUNT BOOK

Clunes Museum, Clunes

CLUNES GOLF CLUB ASSOCIATES

Historical information

ACCOUNT BOOK OF CLUNES GOLF CLUB ASSOCIATES 1948 - 1956. LIST OF TOURNAMENT ENTRIES AND TROPHY DONORS

ADDRESS

Clunes Museum, Clunes

AN ADDRESS GIVEN BY CLUNES MUSEUM'S FOUNDING PRESIDENT, MRS. MARNY FENTON.

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ADDRESS GIVEN AT UNVEILING OF FOUNDER'S BOARD IN NOVEMBER 1988.

ADDRESS

Clunes Museum, Clunes

AN ADDRESS GIVEN BY CLUNES MUSEUM'S FOUNDING PRESIDENT, MRS. MARNY FENTON

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ADDRESS GIVEN AT UNVEILING OF FOUNDER'S BOARD IN NOVEMBER, 1988

ADDRESS

Clunes Museum, Clunes

ADDRESS GIVEN BY PHILLIP LAW AT THE OPENING OF "GAMES OF THE GOLDFIELDS"

Historical information

"GAMES OF THE GOLDFIELDS" EXHIBITION OPENED AT THE CLUNES MUSEUM ON FRIDAY 24TH MARCH, 2000

ADJUSTABLE WRENCH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

CAST IRON BLACKSMITHING IMPLEMENT

Historical information

ADJUSTABLE BLACKSMITHING IMPLEMENT MADE BY ENTWHISTLE & GRETTON BLACKSMITH FRASER STREET, CLUNES. OWNED BY J. QUINTON

Inscriptions & Markings

ENTWHISTLE & GRETTON

ADVERTISING CARD

Clunes Museum, Clunes

CARD

Inscriptions & Markings

EXHIBITION, JAMES ESMOND GALLERY AUG/SPT 2017 - WOMEN OF INFLUENCE

ADZE HEAD

Clunes Museum, Clunes

Hand made iron adze head with hammer one one end with shoulder

Inscriptions & Markings

Nil

AGENDA

Clunes Museum, Clunes

AGENDA OF SPECIAL MEETING OF HEPBURN SHIRE COUNCIL IN RELATION TO THE APPLICATION FOR FUNDING FOR THE REDEVELOPMENT OF THE CLUNES MUSEUM [ CLUNES COMMUNITY AND INTERPRETIVE CENTRE]

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MEETING HELD IN DAYLESFORD SENIOR ZITIZENS CLUBROOMS ON TUESDAY 10TH MAY 2011 AT 4PM

AGREEMENT

Clunes Museum, Clunes

AGREEMENT BETWEEN UNION BANK OF AUSTRALIA LIMITED AND THE VICTORIAN RAILWAYS COMMISSIONERS GRANTING CREDIT IN RESPECT OF SERVICES AND CHARGES RENDERED TO INTERKNIT HOSIERY COMPANY LIMITED

AGREEMENT

Clunes Museum, Clunes

PORT PHILLIP AND COLONIAL GOLD MINING COMPANY AND CLUNES QUARTZ MINING COMPANIES.

Historical information

SHIRE OF TALBOT AND CLUNES DOCUMENTS REGARDING PORT PHILLIP MINE AND THE QUARTZ MINE.

AGRICULTURAL MACHINERY MANUAL

Clunes Museum, Clunes

.1 McCormick International GL-223 3pt linkage Tractor Mower .2 McCormick International GL-225 Post Hole Digger .3 Engineering Bulletin: EB17, Fordson Tractors .4 Massey-Ferguson 536 Side Delivery Rake Instruction Book .5 Massey-Ferguson 500 series drills, (fitting of the small seed boxes)

Inscriptions & Markings

Nil

AIR FLASH MESSAGE FORM

Clunes Museum, Clunes

AIR FLASH MESSAGE FORM ISSUED TO NOMINATED OBSERVERS OF AIRCRAFT FLYING IN IMMEDIATE AREA. OBSERVER TO RECORD AND REPORT THE POSITION, DIRECTION, NUMBER OF ENGINE, HEIGHT, TIME SEEN OR HEARD AND TYPE OF AIRCRAFT TO AIRFORCE CONTROL BASE [BALLARAT]DURING 1939-1945 WORLD WAR .

Historical information

MRS. ANDREW McLENNAN [ALMA] WAS AN OBSERVER FROM 1042 WHILE LIVING AT TOURELLO ESTATE, SMEATON ROAD, CLUNES.

AIR RAID WARDEN CARD

Clunes Museum, Clunes

AIR RAID WARDEN IDENTIFICATION CARD, DARK BLUE

Historical information

AIR RAID WARDEN CARD USED BY R. STEART OF CLUNES DURING WORLD WAR 2.

Inscriptions & Markings

AIR RAID WARDEN

ALBUM

Clunes Museum, Clunes

AN ALBUM CONTAINING ITEMS RELATING TO THE HISTORY OF THE WEICKHARDT FAMILY FROM BUTZBACH IN GERMANY & MIGRATED TO AUSTRALIA IN 1853, ALSO INCLUDED A BRAND PLATE FROM A WEICKHARDT TANK, MADE IN CLUNES.

Inscriptions & Markings

" THE WEICKHARDT FAMILY IN CLUNES"

ALBUM - PHOTOGRAPH

Clunes Museum, Clunes

BLACK VELLUM COVERED PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM-METAL FASTENER- GILT EDGED PAGES, COVER EMBOSSED.

Historical information

PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM WITH 57 UNIDENTIFIED PHOTOGRAPHS. ONE IDENTIFIED AS DRAPER SHOP, CLUNES-TUFFS, LATER W.J. CHAMPION DRAPERY. MRS. TATNALL, NEE COLLOCOTT- FATHER ARTHUR COLLOCOTT, GRANDFATHER JOHN COLLOCOTT

ANAESTHETIC FRAMES?

Clunes Museum, Clunes

OVAL METAL FRAMES WHICH HAVE A HINGED BACK PIECE WITH WHICH TO HOLD A CLOTH? IN PLACE.

Historical information

USED IN THE OPERATING THEATRE

ANNUAL REPORT

Clunes Museum, Clunes

AN OUTLINE OF THE FIRST HUNDRED YEARS OF THE CLUNES DISTRICT HOSPITAL

ANNUAL REPORT

Clunes Museum, Clunes

ANNUAL REPORT OF THE CLUNES Ladies BENEVELENT SOCIETY, YEAR ENDING JUNE 30TH 1927

ANNUAL REPORT

Clunes Museum, Clunes

ANNUAL REPORT FOR 1999 - 2000 OF THE CLUNES C.W.A.

Inscriptions & Markings

HON. SECRETARY - DIANA HOLMES

ANNUAL REPORT

Clunes Museum, Clunes

Historical information

ANNUAL REPORT AND FINANCIAL STATEMENT OF THE CLUNES DISTRICT HOSPITAL 1977 - 78. THIS BOOKLET TO BE PRESENTED TO LIFE GOVERNORS AND CONTRIBUTORS TO BE HELD AT THE CLUNES HOSPITAL, TUESDAY 22ND AUGUST 1978 AT 7:30P.M.

ANNUAL REPORT

Clunes Museum, Clunes

ANNUAL REPORT OF THE CLUNES DISTRICT HOSPITAL 1973 - '74

Historical information

ANNUAL REPORT AND FINANCIAL STATEMENTS OF THE CLUNES DISTRICT HOSPITAL. PRESENTED TO ANNUAL MEETING OF LIFE GOVERNORS AND CONTRIBUTORS HELD AT THE HOSPITAL CLUNES ON TUESDAY 26TH AUGUST 1974 AT 7:30P.M.

ANNUAL REPORT

Clunes Museum, Clunes

ANNUAL REPORT OF THE CLUNES DISTRICT HOSPITAL 1971 - '72

Historical information

ANNUAL REPORT AND FINANCIAL STATEMENT OF THE CLUNES DISTRICT HOSPITAL 1971 - '72. THIS BOOKLET TO BE PRESENTED TO LIFE GOVERNORS AND CONTRIBUTORS TO BE HELD AT CLUNES HOSPITAL ON TUESDAY 22ND AUGUST 1972 AT 7:30P.M.

ANNUAL REPORT

Clunes Museum, Clunes

ANNUAL REPORT OF THE CLUNES DISTRICT HOSPITAL 1975 - 76

Historical information

ANNUAL REPORT AND FINANCIAL STATEMENTS OF THE CLUNES DISTRICT HOSPITAL 1975 - '76. THIS BOOKLET TO BE PRESENTED TO THE ANNUAL MEETING OF LIFE GOVERNORS AND CONTRIBUTORS, TO BE HELD AT HOSPITAL, CLUNES ON TUESDAY 24TH AUGUST 1976 AT 7:30 P.M.

ANZAC MEDAL

Clunes Museum, Clunes

A SILVER ANZAC MEDAL ATTACHED TO BLUE-WHITE AND RED RIBBON. FRONT : A SOLDIERS PROFILE "HONOUR TO AIF". BACK : ANZAC DAY 1918 GALLIPOLI - FRANCE - PALESTINE

ANZAC MEDAL

Clunes Museum, Clunes

.1 A BRONZE ANZAC MEDAL IN .2 LEATHER COVERED BOX LINED WITH PURPLE SATIN LID IN PURPLE VELVET MOUNT FOR MEDAL

Historical information

Milton Arthur Williamson was born in Clunes, he enlisted in 1915 at the age of 22 years and 5 months. This medal is The Anzac Commemorative Medal.

Inscriptions & Markings

M A WILLIAMSON - 1915 ANZAC