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Coal Creek Community Park & Museum Korumburra, VIC

Coal Creek is a recreation of a Coal Mining town in the 1870's. Set on 32 acres of bushland with over 50 buildings.

Contact Information

location
1 Silkstone Road Korumburra VIC (map)
phone
+61 03 5655 1811
Contact

Opening Hours

10am to 4.30pm Thurday to Monday 7 days a week on Victorian School holidays

Entry Fee

FREE ENTRY

Location

1 Silkstone Road Korumburra VIC

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Coal Creek is a recreation of a Coal Mining town in the 1870's. Set on 32acres of bushland with over 50 buildings.

Significance

Coal Creek Community Park and Museum exists to promote awareness and understanding of the natural, industrial and social history of South Gippsland from pre-European settlement through to 1920, through the collection, preservation and communication of relevant cultural material.

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Violin

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Light coloured timber body and neck with dark brown timber chin rest and finger board. Only one string key and one string.

Inscriptions & Markings

The letters GES GECH on chin rest bracket with 3 in Roman numerals scratched into the bottom section of the instrument.

Tin, chocolate

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Rectangular tin with lid, colour picture of a castle on lid and gold figure '8' shapes around sides on white background.

Inscriptions & Markings

Swiss Castle. Fancy Tin Contains 1 lb. of Nestlé's high class chocolate assortments (all boiled)

Gloves - Ladies' or Child's Kid Leather Gloves

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

One pair of ladies' or child's kid leather gloves. Cream in colour with detailing around the wrist area.

Inscriptions & Markings

ITALY stamped on the inside of the left glove and 7/39 with a semi circle over the 7 stamped on the inside of the right glove.

ceramic pot

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

8631.1 - Ceramic (white) pot similar to tea pot.

Coal fork

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

8462.1 - Large rusted ten pronged fork with handle missing.

Mudstone with leaves and fragments

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

8353.1 - Irregular- tending-oval mudstone showing partial leaf and small woody/leafy fossil fragments.

Ladies gloves

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

9073.1 Crocheted ladies gloves, fawn in colour 9073.2 White knitted gloves with crocheted wrists

Tin container

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

659.1 - Small cylindrical can for Pears' Precipitated Fuller's Earth. Sides printed with product details. Lid printed with coloured picture of nurse and child.

Historical information

A children's toilet product to aide in relief of suffering from chafing caused by nappy rash. A far cry from the present day products as the item has no description of contents. This was before legislation was introduced making the listing of ingredients compulsory.

Inscriptions & Markings

Printed on base of side in black; " A & F PEARS, Limited LONDON and SYDNEY"

Crochet Doily

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

White coloured crochet doily in circular design.

Ink bottle

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Small cylindrical shaped bottle with silver screw top and a blue, yellow and white label.

Inscriptions & Markings

Simpson's Super Refined Blue Black Fountain pen Ink. Suitable for all pens.

Bottle, glass.

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Squat round clear glass ink bottle with embossed text on heel at base and monogram on base

Historical information

TROVE : Port Philip Gazette and Settler's Journal (Vic. : 1845 - 1850) Saturday 21 April 1849 p 3 Advertising 'On MONDAY, 23RD INSTANT, (WITHOUT RESERVE,) at 12 o'clock, AN INVOICE of Drawings, Prints, Crayons, Portraits, coloured Figures II M. Ships '"Vindictive," "Victory," "Pomona," ''Vanguard," " Carysfoot," " Magicienne," &c., coloured ; the Channel Fleet, Jenny Lind, and a large quantity of Engravings. Three hundred volumes Books, comprising Novels, History, Poetry, School Books, &c., &c., &c. A large quantity of assorted stationery consisting of boxes of India rubber bands, pens, show cases, fancy wafers, satin note paper. One cask Stephen's Fluid Ink, in pints and half-pints. Terms— Cash'. TROVE : The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Tuesday 27 March 1956 p 2 Advertising 'PUBLIC NOTICE TO BOTTLERS, BOTTLE DEALERS. Etc., RE PROPERTY BRANDED BOTTLES WHICH ARE NOT SOLD The undermentioned Firms and Companies,' carrying on businesses at Sydney and elsewhere, HEREBY GIVE NOTICE that all Bottles delivered by them to their customers having: a notification moulded thereon (including bottom) that they are, or remain the property of. the Firms and Companies mentioned below ARE NOT SOLD WITH THE CONTENTS THEREOF BUT REMAIN THE PROPERTY OF SUCH FIRMS AND COMPANIES. Such Bottles are loaned solely for the purpose of enabling the contents to be delivered to purchasers from the said Firms and 'Companies and to all subsequent purchasers of the contents. As soon as the Bottles are emptied of their contents they must not be refilled destroyed, damaged, or used again for any purpose, but must, on demand be delivered up to the Companies or Firms whose names are moulded thereon or to their Accredited Agents: BUTLER & NORMAN PTY. LTD., MANDIBLE STREET. ALEXANDRIA, N.S.W. The remuneration received by Collectors, Dealers, etc.,- is simply an allowance for the safe custody and collection of the Bottles LEGAL ACTION WILL BE TAKEN AGAINST ANY PERSON OR COMPANY VIOLATING THE PROPERTY RIGHTS OF THESE FIRMS OR COMPANIES' BRANDED BOTTLES. ABC Mop Co.......................Stephens Ink (Australia) Pty Ltd.......................'.

Inscriptions & Markings

'PROPERTY OF STEPHENS INKS AUSTRALIA LTD' on heel of base. Austrralian Glass Manufacturers monogram on base with embossed illustration of a feather quill.

Piano - Zenker & Schultes Upright Piano

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Piano made of wood. Original wood has been painted over. The maker's name is Zenker & Schultes.

Bottle, glass

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Clear glass squat rectangular shaped bottle with wide shoulder. Text embossed onto glass on side and base.

Inscriptions & Markings

'Nujol' on side. 'JH 6' on base. J attached to H in the form of a monogram.

Red Book - My Yesterdays

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Hard covered book red in colour with the title My Yesterdays Here there and Everywhere. Author Lord Frederick Hamilton.

Violin

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Small brown violin with black neck and bridge; timber and wire construction

Inscriptions & Markings

Antonious Stradivarius Cremonensis Faciabat Anno 17

Apothecary weights

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Four cylindrical bronze weights with knobs on top each a different weight.

Historical information

Used at Manning Chemist, Flinders Street Railway Station, Melbourne until 1984.

Inscriptions & Markings

220.1 on top 10 ounces apoth, on base G69 'a crown' CA3 VIC K55 C57 D59 F61 E63 G65. 220.2 on top 4 ounces apoth, on base 173 'a crown' CA4 VIC V54 D59 F61 E63 G65 G69. 220.3 on top 2 ounces apoth, on base G65 'a crown' CA3 173 VIC F55 D59 F61 E63 G65 G69. 220.4 on top 1 ounce apoth, on base G65 'a crown' CA4 VIC V54 G69 E63 J54 F61 D59.

Incomplete coal boring tool

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Elongated loop of metal, the loops made of wide, but thin metal, notched on one side, presumably to hold an auger; and holes to secure piercing metal posts at ether end, only one of which remains.

Bottle, glass.

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Clear green tinted glass bottle , oval in section with text on side and monogram on base embossed onto the glass.

Historical information

TROVE : Maryborough and Dunolly Advertiser (Vic. : 1914 - 1918) Monday 5 January 1914 p 4 Advertising 'QUALITY EXCELS. H. S. COPE & CO., STATION BRAND. REFINED EUCALYPTUS OIL ONCE TRIED ALWAYS USED. H. S. COPE & CO, MARYBOROUGH.' TROVE : Ararat Chronicle and Willaura and Lake Bolac Districts Recorder (Vic. : 1914 - 1918) Tuesday 5 September 1916 p 2 Article 'H. S. Cope and Co., of Mori Mori, was badly injured by being kicked on the thigh by a young pony whilst he was endeavoring to catch his own for the purpose of driving to his home. He was unable to walk without assistance as a result of the kick, and it will be some time before he completely recovers from the effects.'

Inscriptions & Markings

'H S COPE & CO MARYBOROUGH' on side. A G M on base.

Clock

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

8615.1 - Dark wood clock.

Clay spade chisel

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

8415.1 - Metal rod that flattens out into a wide, shovel-like paddle. Used to break though hard clay.

Explosives box with key.

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

8450.1 - Hinged wooden box painted red on all sides except the base and has a brass handle on the lid. The lid has "ËXPLOSIVE BOX" painted in white and black on it and has a keyhole for a brass lock mechanism. The interior is lined with foam. 8450.2 - Brass key with modern blue plastic tag.

Inscriptions & Markings

- EXPLOSIVE BOX - FAXED

Metal Storage Box

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Rusted Many Slots for holding Objects Handled

Biscuit tin

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Round green coloured biscuit tin with hinged lid and latch.

Inscriptions & Markings

Biscuits

Framed photo

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Bone coloured fabric embrodered frame of bird and butterfly top right hand side. Photograph of 3 girls in 3/4 length dresses. Picture framers: Bernard & Co.

Notebook

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Black covered notebook with lined pages, pencil written records of cow and stock sales, and other financial transactions

Historical information

Used to record financial transactions

Inscriptions & Markings

Marked on lined pages with details of financial transactions e.g. on second page, heading 'Cows', followed by details of cow sales '1 red cow UM off rump} J. Brack (pound sign) 5.7.6'

Sheet Music - Für Elise (Album Leaf)

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Foolscap sheet music, title "Für Elise (Album Leaf)" by L. Van Beethoven. Edited by Ernst Von Dohnányi. Price 2/- net. Cream in colour. Published by Allan & Co. Pty. Ltd.

Tin, tea

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Cylindrical metal container with pull off lid. Coloured blue, black, gold silver and white, with grey coloured text

Inscriptions & Markings

Tea

Korumburra Courthouse Plan - Court House. Korumburra

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

8517.1 - Architectural/Design plan of the Korumburra court house and attendant "Fuel Shed". Colour painted. Various notes and marks in pensil and ink; a lot of tapoe holding it together.

Glass Bottle

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Small clear (with blue tint) rectangular glass bottle.

Inscriptions & Markings

Martin & Pleasance. Homoeopathic Chemists.

Bottle, glass.

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Round olive- amber coloured glass bottle with wide neck and shoulder tapering toward base then flaring out again at base. Embossed text on sides and number

Historical information

Trove : The Courier-Mail, Brisbane, Queensland Friday 15 December 1938, page 7, Article : New Canning Company A company under the name of Tassell United Cannery Pty., Ltd., is being formed to operate a pineapple cannery in the new year. It proposes to acquire the business of Glassop and Son, proprietors of Tassell Products, and may engage in inter-State and export trade. It is stated by the promoter that growers and small canners of pineapples fear that the industry may become monopolised and that the new company is being formed to combat any such tendency. TROVE : The Courier-Mail, Brisbane, Queensland Friday 29 December 1950, page 3, Article : Mr. Glassop dies A well-known Brisbane citizen. Mr. S. J. Glassop, 74, has died. He was founder and managing director of Tassell United Cannery, Pty., Ltd. For many years Mr. Glassop was associated with Messrs. R. W. Thurlow and Co., Ltd., Brisbane, and later left this firm to open his own business on the Darling Downs. He later returned to Brisbane to enter the manufacturing business. He was actively connected with the business until his death.

Inscriptions & Markings

On side, 'THIS BOTTLE IS THE PROIPERTY OF TASSELL UNITED CANNERY PTY LTD BRISBANE'. On base 'B146', 'AGM'.

W&M Fl. Oz. Measuing Kit.

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

8692.1 - Large grey painted metal box with hinged lid, metal latch and a black handle on top. 8692.2 - Glass measuring jug. 8692.3 - Glass measuring jug. 8692.4 - Glass measuring jug. 8692.5 - Glass measuring jug. 8692.6 - Glass measuring jug. 8692.7 - Glass measuring jug.

Inscriptions & Markings

8692.1 - W&M 8692.2 - VIC - 1 Pint - 20 Fl. Oz. 8692.3 - VIC - 4 Fl. Oz. - 32 Fl. Dr. 8692.4 - VIC - C 68° F - 16 FLDR - 2 FLOZ. 8692.5 - VIC - 8 FLDR - 11 FLOZ. 8692.6 - VIC - 4 FLDR - 240 MIN. 8692.7 - VIC - 2 FLDR - 120 MIN.

Syringe

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

8647.1 - Glass cylinder 8647.2 - Metal case 8647.3 - Metal stem and plunger with screw top 8647.4 - Metal tip 8647.5 - Metal screw on needle

Inscriptions & Markings

- Interchangeable - Stainless steel - Socorex - Standard 50 - PAT 200°C BREV - Sterilization Fully Assembled

Brass vase

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Brass vase. Hammered 'reptile skin' design around base flowing up 2/3 of the way. Five circles around top, with vase of flowers design inside each circle.

Framed Article - Australian Sketcher

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

8510.1 - Newspaper page with large illustration.

Ink bottle

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Diamond shaped glass bottle with aluminium screw top and blue, black yellow and red label.

Inscriptions & Markings

Waterman's British Made Ink. Waterman's Ink Writes Blue Dried Black. Permanent LG Sloan Ltd, the pen corner 41 Kings Way London WC2 Use also the famous Waterman's pens. 5 oz Peco No. 808853

Small tallow lamp

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

8488.1 - Small truncated cone with flat disc lid, bent wire hook/ handle and tubular metal spout.

Coal bag

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

8439.1 - Hessian sack with rope drawstrings, which are secured to metal bag handles and has a three pronged embroidery mark on it.

Razor Box

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Rectangular cardboard container in two parts for holding razor. Print indecipherable.

Inscriptions & Markings

Indecipherable

File

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Wood implement, long rectangular with handle, covered with sand paper, possibly for sharpening razors.

Mudstone with leaves

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

8352.1 - Irregularly-shaped mudstone with some waved faces, displaying partial leaf fossils, prominently a nearly-totally carbonised taeniopteris leaf on one face.

Phonograph Record - Fantasia on Melodies of Johann Strauss (Marek Weber)

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Phonograph record, black shellac with red His Masters Voice label. Fantasia on Melodies of Johann Strauss (Weber). Artists: Marek Weber and his Orchestra.

Inscriptions & Markings

Cat. No C 2189

Tin, jam

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Cylindrical tin sealed at both ends with label around sides depicting plums with some text, in white, black and light blue.

Inscriptions & Markings

IXL Jam IXL Light Plum Jam

Large nails

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

8408.1 - The nail has a flared head and has a pointed tip with a square cross-section. 8408.2 - The nail has a flared head and has a pointed tip with a square cross-section, it also is slightly longer than the other.

Drill core sample

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

8392.1 - Drill core sample

Concertina

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Concertina: two decorative hexagonal wooden plates of varnished wood, both with ten plastic keys and a leather grip, with bellows between the plates.

Container, powder

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Cardboard cylinder with metal base and metal shaker top. Remnants of paper label blue text on white on sides of cylinder. Still contains powder.

Inscriptions & Markings

Indistinct sections of text on side of cardboard. Powder in container.. '...cuts, wounds,........ to .... pint.......... twice this............... ....o large... ....s nor.... Registered Office ....inces Bridge.....'

Black broom

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

8451.1 - Quite an ordinary broom but every part of it is black or blackened.

Bottle, glass

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Rectangular pale blue tinted clear glass bottle with angled corners. Embossed text on one side and base.

Historical information

Advertisement. 'The Argus' newspaper (Melbourne, Victoria 1848-1957) Saturday 4 November 1882, page 8. 'Simpson & Davenport Pharmaceutical Chemists, (14 years with Mr. W. Bowen, successors to Mr. John Ross, formerly the business of Mr. R Hill, 63 Collins Street, East.' source TROVE. Also at 228 Collins Street, Melbouren at some date ref: cream pot lids with Simpson & Davenport Chemists advertisement, offered for auction.

Inscriptions & Markings

'SIMPSON & DAVENPORT CHEMISTS MELBOURNE' on side. 'M' on base.

Reciept skewer

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

8683.1 - Metal skewer with weighted stand.

Chair

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

8688.1 - Wooden chair with patterned cushion seat that is secured with metal pins and patterned straw on the bottom for support.

Inscriptions & Markings

- J. Sammer - Fabriken massiv-gebogener mobel und Helzarbelten - Maln:- Weisskirehen