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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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3721 items

3721 items

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BOOK

Key words

girdler
st pauls church clunes

Leather bound book of Common Prayer 587 pages

Historical information

Rev F Girdler was Vicar of Clunes 1928-1933

Inscriptions & Markings

Property of Rev. F. Girdler Frank Girdler, the Vicarage, Clunes

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PHOTOGRAPH

Key words

local history
photography
photographs
early citizens

BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPH OF LAURA AND CLARA HOLMAN 1905 MOUNTED ON BLACK MOUNTING

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PHOTOGRAPH

Key words

local history
photography
photographs
clunes
landscape

VIEW OF CREEK AT CLUNES

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BOOKLET

Key words

local history
booklet
history
eberhard
f.l.

CENTENARY CELEBRATIONS THE ALL NATIONS LODGE, CLUNES NO. 28 V.C.

Inscriptions & Markings

PRESENTATION OF BROCHURE

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BOOK

Key words

local history
book
accounts
banks
union

BOOK, BANK LEDGER FOR ACCOUNTS, LEATHERETTE BOUND.

Historical information

BOOK WAS USED TO RECORD CUSTOMER'S ACCOUNTS AT UNION BANK, CLUNES BRANCH.

Inscriptions & Markings

LEDGER INDIVIDUAL ACCOUNTS. VOL.14 FEB.28TH.1913 TO AUG. 31ST.1915 THE UNION BANK OF AUSTRALIA LIMITED

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POSTCARD

Key words

local history
document
card
greeting card

A CHRISTMAS CARD ( SEE IMAGE ON WORKSHEET)

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RECEIPT BOOK

Key words

local history
commerce
book keeping
hepburn shire

RECEIPT BOOK. BOROUGH OF CLUNES 1833 VALUATION FOR 1884

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POSTER

Key words

local history
document
posters
events and celebrations
booktown

POSTER ADVERTISING BOOK TOWN IN CLUNES 2ND & 3RD MAY 2009.

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PHOTOGRAPH

Key words

local history
photography
photographs
mining

SEPIA PHOTOGRAPH OF A MINE POPPET HEAD, SMOKE STACK AND BUILDING.

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BOOKLET - Clunes Street Beautification Project

Key words

beautification
cheshire
street plan

Loosely bound A4 with clear cover contains proposal for Clunes beautification with street drawings, undated, unnumbered

Significance

Proposal for town environment and social benefits

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NEWSLETTER

Key words

local history
document
pamphlet
schools
wesley

YEAR 7 DISCOVERY PROJECT - WESLEY COLLEGE

Historical information

ITEM FROM WESLEY SHOWBAG

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FIREMARKS

Key words

firemark
fire office
plaque

.1 Black plaque, raised teardrop with building, crown on top, red background with number .2 Black plaque, raised oval, showing castle and lion .3 Black plaque, rectangular, gold sun with face on blue, lion, a circular raised section with name below .4 Black rectangular plaque, spearhead shape raised, gold border, crown on top. Building depicted in spear head .5 Black rectangular plaque, spearhead shape raised, gold border, crown on top. Building depicted in spear head

Inscriptions & Markings

.1 Royal Exchange .2 Norwich .3 Bath Sun .4 Royal Exchange .5 Royal Exchange

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PHOTOGRAPH

Key words

local history
photography
photographs
rsl
building

WORK BEING DONE ON THE FACADE OF THE R.S.L BUILDING IN FRASER STREET, CLUNES. THE BUILDING WAS FORMERLY THE E.S.& A. BANK

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PROGRAMME

Key words

local history
documents
pamphlet
history - clunes

PAMPHLET ADVERTISING VARIOUS PROGRAMS FOR THE WORDS IN WINTER FESTIVITIS.

Inscriptions & Markings

CLUNES WOED IN WINTER CELEBRATIONS 2011

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PHOTOGRAPH

Key words

local history
photography
photographs
events and celebrations.
clunes in melbourne1902

SEPIA PHOTOGRAPH OF CLUNES IN MELBOURNE CLUB.

Historical information

CLUNES IN MELBOURNE CLUB - SEPTEMBER 1902- ON THE OCCASION OF PRESENTATION TO THE CITIZENS OF CLUNES A FRAMED PHOTOGRAPH [ IN BACKGROUND OF PHOTOGRAPH.

Inscriptions & Markings

"CLUNES" IN MELBOURNE SEPT. 1902

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SHIRE DOCUMENT

Key words

local history
document
conservation
talbot & clunes shire
heritage project

COLLECTION MINUTES, ADVISE, RE CONSERVATION FOR TOWNSHIP OF CLUNES AND TALBOT RE LOCATION OR UNDER GROUNDING OF POWER AND REGISTER AND ATLAS OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT LAND USE ISSUES

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D'OILEY - TATTING

Key words

local history
handcrafts
tatting

HAND MADE WHITE CIRCULAR D'OILEY COTTON TATTING

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MAP

Key words

local history
document
maps
mining

CLUNES GOLDFIELDS MAP

Inscriptions & Markings

CLUNES MT GREENOCK TALBOT GOLDFIELDS

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SACHET

Key words

local history
handcraft
needlework
trembath
perry

WHITE CAUCO EMBROIDERED BAG WITH NARROW TAPE DRAWSTRING - BUTTERFLY DESIGN

Clunes Museum, Clunes

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CAPE

Key words

local history
costume
female
womens clothing

BLACK VELVET BEADED CAPE - SILK LINED, SILK TRIM.

Historical information

BLACK CAPE BELONGING TO MRS. CATHERINE KELLY - FROM CARGERIE AND SKYE - SCOTLAND. GRANDMOTHER OF MRS. KIT SWANTONOF BALLARAT.

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PHOTOGRAPH

Key words

local history
photography
photographs
events and celebrations
back to clunes

TWO PHOTOGRAPHS BACK TO BACK.- ONE SIDE CLUNES BUS OWNED BY BOB DUNN ON AN OUTING. OTHER SIDE PHOTO OF CLUNES CAFE OWNED BY G. MANGLES. [MRS R.DUNN] MOTHER OF KATHLEEN HURLEY.

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POSTCARD

Key words

local history
documents
postcard
bands
dance

SEPIA PHOTOGRAPH POSTCARD (STAMPED) OF CLUNES LYRIC ORCHESTRA AT THE HOSPITAL CARNIVAL C1907

Inscriptions & Markings

CARD SENT 1907 TO MISS B. SMITH CARRON HOTEL 298 SPENCER ST, MELBOURNE FROM CORRIE

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PHOTOGRAPH

Key words

local history
photography
photographs
queen's park garden

BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPH, VIEW OF QUEEN'S PARK, CLUNES. DISPLAYING FOUNTAIN.

Inscriptions & Markings

QUEEN'S PARK, CLUNES 4

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PHOTOGRAPH

Key words

local history
photography
photographs
schools 136

BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPH OF SOUTH CLUNES SCHOOL, WITH SPIRE ON TOP. LARGE GROUP OF PUPILS IN FRONT OF BUILDING. THE KEMPSON - SKELLET HOUSE ON LEFT OF PHOTOGRAPH.

Historical information

CLUNES SOUTH SCHOOL CLUNES WAS CLOSED IN 1923 AND PUPILS TRANSFERRED TO NORTH CLUNES SCHOOL. THE BUILDING IN TALBOT ROAD IS NOW A BOTTLE MUSEUM.

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MEMORANDUM

Key words

local history
document
commercial
weickhardt & co.

A QUOTATION TO REV. S. GROVE OF THE WESLEY PARSONAGE FROM WEICKHARDT & CO.

Historical information

A MEMORANDUM OF WORK COMPLETED BY WEICKHARDT & CO. FOR THE REV. S. GROVE

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PHOTOGRAPH

Key words

local history
photography
photographs
hudson
laura.

PHOTOGRAPH OF YOUNG WOMEN [NAME UNKNOWN] WEARING DRESS WITH WHITE SKIRT, DARK BODICE AND HEM LINE; WHITE FRILL AT NECK LINE.

Historical information

PHOTOGRAPH FOUND IN THE HOME OF THE LATE LAURA HUDSON , HOUSE IN LOWER STREET, CLUNES.[ NOW BLACKMORE ROAD] THIS HOME WAS LATER OWNED BY MR. G. WILTSHIRE.

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FLAKED STONES

Key words

local history
aboriginal artifact
aboriginal artifacts
tools

STONES USED FOR CUTTING

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NEWSPAPER

Key words

local history
document
newspaper

PHOTO COPY CRESWICK ADVERTISER WEDNESDAY 5TH MAY 1976. LOCAL AND DISTRICT NEWS ITEMS AND ADVERTISEMENTS EIGHT PAGE COLLECTION PRICE 10 CENTS. CIRCULATING THROUGH CRESWICK, CLUNES. TALBOT AND BUNGAREE.

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PHOTOGRAPH

Key words

local history
photography
photographs
clunes township and mining and footy oval

SEPIA PHOTOGRAPH OF VIEW OF CLUNES TOWNSHIP LOOKING SOUTH. WOODEN BRIDGE IN FOREGROUND, ALSO TWO BLACK AND WHITE COPIES OF SAME PHOTO AND 2nd SEPIA PHOTO.

Inscriptions & Markings

FROM ANGUS STREET HILL LOOKING SOUTH

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BOOK - SIXTEEN TONS OF CLUNES GOLD

Key words

local history
document
book
mining

A HISTORY OF THE PORT PHILLIP AND COLONIAL GOLD MINING COMPANY BY JOHN WOODLAND. THE PUBLICATION COMMEMORATES THE 105TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FIRST DISCOVERY OF PAYABLE GOLD IN VICTORIA AT CLUNES.

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