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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
12 Silkstone Road Korumburra VIC 3950 (map)
phone
+61 03 5655 1811

Opening Hours

Open 10am - 4.30pm. Closed Tuesday and Wednesday. 7 days a week on Victorian School holidays

Entry Fee

FREE ENTRY

Location

12 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.

1468 items

1468 items

Photograph - Portrait of young boy holding a whip

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

26.1 - This is a portrait of a young boy holding a whip in one hand and leaning on a table which is draped with patterned material. There are palm leaves in the forground in front of the table and a backdrop of leaves behind the boy. The photograph is sepia in colour and was originally on a backing board with Yeomans of Numurkah Victoria.

Historical information

An example of the style of portraiture in the late 1800's early 1900's showing the stylised posing.

Cardboard box

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Rectangular yellow boxes with green and yellow writing.

Inscriptions & Markings

Apex Packaging Coy. Yellow Ochre. Highest Grade superfine Pigment of Intense Staining Powder. Specially prepared for Decorators and Household purposes.

Bottle, glass

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Round squat clear glass bottle, wide neck with rough cut top, embossed text on side.

Historical information

Reference: American Journal of Pharmacy, volume 1, page 162. "So rapid is the progress of this change, that it is seldom we meet with the article in our shops which is not more or less injured by it. The first sign of the loss of alkali, is the efflorescence on the surface, which gradually extends till the whole crystalline mass is altered. It is from this cause that we have so much difficulty in pleasing those who are particular about the quality of their "smelling salts." A preparation, called " the Preston smelling salts," has within a few years been introduced from England, and has deservedly been much sought after. The manufacturers have wisely put it up in very wide mouthed bottles, which enable one to inhale a much larger quantity of ammonia at once, and thus increase the apparent strength of the salt. But it has other qualities to recommend it, than the manner in which it is put up for sale. It retains its odour for a longer time and wastes more slowly than the common smelling salts. It was generally believed, when the article was first brought here, that its superiority was owing to the sublimation being made at once into the bottle, so as to avoid any loss of ammonia by unnecessary exposure to the air. An examination, however, will satisfy any one that the salt is crystallized and not sublimed. The superior compactness and hardness of a crystalline over a sublimed salt, are great advantages in so volatile a substance as the carbonate of ammonia; and to this, I have no doubt the good qualities of the Preston salts are to be attributed. The salt may be crystallized with great facility in the winter season".

Inscriptions & Markings

'PRESTON SALTS' on side.

Butter Cover

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

White rectangular ceramic butter cover, top angled down, gold on handle.

Bottle, glass

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Round slender clear glass bottle with cork stopper containing a few white crystals.

Inscriptions & Markings

nil

Syringe(s)

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

8620.1 - Small glass syringe with broken end. 8620.2 - Small glass syringe. 8620.3 - Small glass syringe. 8620.4 - Small glass syringe.

Milk Jug

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Brown striped milk jug with plain brown handle and blue and white picture in a circle on the front.

Inscriptions & Markings

Made in Japan. Patent No. 10481

Music Sheets

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

A selection of 36 music sheets. Numbers against each song title has been written by the original owner. 1 - Ginger Headed Feller 2 - Dreamy Hawaiian Moon 3 - Small Fry 4 - A Little Kiss At Twilight 7 - Musical Comedy Favourites Pt 1 & 2 9 - Moonlight in Waikiki 12 - You're Pretty as a Picture / My Own 19 - Sweethearts and Wooden Shoes (2 Copies) 20 - One Day When We Were Young 24 - Who Do You Think You Saw Last Night? / You're Lovely Madam 25 - Thanks For Everything / I Found My Yellow Basket 27 - Josephine / I'm Singing a Song for the Old Folks 30 - Romany / The Park Parade 31 - A Song of Old Hawaii / So little Time 83 - A Pretty Girl is like a Melody / You 101 - One Never Knows, Does One / Goodnight My love 103 - Someone to Care For Me / Rainbow on the Rive 105 - Miracles Sometimes Happen / I Want the Whole World to Love You 112 - The Coronation Waltz 116 - Looking Around Corners For You / There's That Look in Your Eyes Again 117 - May I Have The Next Romance With You? / Head Over Heels in Love 118 - Harbour Lights / There's Yoo-hoo in Your Eyes 146 - Its The Natural Thing to Do / The Moon Got In My Eyes 150 - The Little Boy Santa Forgot / Have You Ever Been In Heaven 152 - Where an Old Spanish Town Used To Be / Once In A While 154 - You're a Sweetheart / My Fine Feathered Friend 157 - Sweet Someone / Broadway's Gone Hawaii 158 - Always and Always / A Gypsy Told Me 160 - Got A Pair Of New Shoes / A Serenade to the Stars 161 - Down Where the Trade Winds Blow / Hawaii Calls 163 - More Than Ever / Let's Give love Another Chance 165 - A Foggy Day / Rosalie 166 - Who Are We To Say / Shadows on the Moon 169 - Melody Farm / The One I Love 170 - Moonshine Over Kentucky / An Old Straw Hat 175 - On The Sentimental Side / My Heart is Taking Lessons

Inscriptions & Markings

pencil and blue ink numbering system.

Music Book - The Victoria Music Books

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Music book, "The Victoria Music Books, Pieces for advanced performers for the pianoforte", By various composers. The cover has a cream background with bold black printing; down the left side are Baroque-style grotesques enclosing a portrait of a young Queen Victoria.

Inscriptions & Markings

Olive M. Walter

Tin, sweets

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Small square tin with push on lid, dark green coloured and depicting yellow flowers with gold leaves in an oval with text.

Inscriptions & Markings

T H Notts Best Assorted Boiled Sweets. Our only address 226 Collins St Melbourne.

Metal reinforcement joist peice

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

8399.1 - Large metal joist reinforcement piece.

Felgrim Oiled Silk

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

8627.1 - Sealed envelope with oiled silk inside

Inscriptions & Markings

- "Felgrim" - Oiled silk - size 12 ins x 14 ins.

History Book - Mozart: Days with the Great Composers

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Book titled "Mozart - Days with the Great Composers" Printed portrait of Mozart on front cover.

Pot, ceramic

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Short cylindrical off-white glazed ceramic pot, lid missing, with ridge at base of pot, and text impressed into base.

Historical information

Pot may have been made for J & S Maw (1828-1841-50 at 12 Aldersgate Street, London or one of their subsequent incarnations i.e. S Maw, Son & Sons at the same address. Ref mark on base MAW over D2 (?).

Inscriptions & Markings

Impressed in the base 'MAW' over 'D2'.

Lancet Horse Flem

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Historical information

This item was the property of Mr Robert Cornall of Kardella.He was one of the first selectors in the are and the name of his property "Fleetwood" which he took possession of in 1882. He grew potatoes as his main income and was the first farmer to use fertiliser to increase his crops quantity.he died in 1924 and is buried in teh Korumburra cementary. This item is engraved with his name and name of his property. The was sold by Sears and Roebuck and is seen in teh 1902 catalogue. Made of brass and steela nd manufactured by Joseph Rodgers and sons . The item is called a lancet but is also known as Horse Flem and was used for bleeding horses to remove bad blood.

Significance

This object is of historic and scientific importance as it was used by a local potato farmer, Robert Cornall of Kardella as a bleeding tool for his horses.When purchased this item would not have been engraved.This item is engraved with the name Robert Cornell 1886 and reverse Fleetwood Gippsland Korumburra. Fleetwood was the name of his property which he settled in 1882.Bleeding of horses during this period was a way of removing bad blood and this process is still used today.This shows a clear link from the 1880's of a vetinary procedure to 2012 where this process is still used by Vetinary surgeons.

Phonograph Record Cover

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Spectacles

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

A pair of rimless spectacles with a metal nose piece. The lenses and arms are plastic.

Water Pump

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Handle for Pumping Snout for water to come out from

Inscriptions & Markings

BAPP DOUBLEACTION

Teapot

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Brown enamelled metal teapot with hinged lid.

Brush

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Small Wooden Brush with a small tag marking 8009.2 Marked on the side of brush as well. B cycled in Ink

Inscriptions & Markings

B 8009.2

O.Gilpin's Stores Advertisement - 40 years in retrospect

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Framed print of whole page advertisement celebrating 40 years of the O.Gilpins's Stores, in the 'The Herald' newspaper centenary edition of October 15 1934.

Inscriptions & Markings

The Herald Special Centenary Issue, October 15, 1934.

Gas lamp

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Rusted Two glass gems Detachable container Turnable Knob

Inscriptions & Markings

PcH Made in Englad No 22 DFCTATOR

Bottle, glass.

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Aqua tinted clear glass bottle, oval in section with embossed initial on base.

Inscriptions & Markings

'M' on base.

Glass Bottle

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Small Cleae cone shaped glass bottle

Photograph

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Brown and silver frame with flower design Image is of a woman and child

Inscriptions & Markings

On Loan

Purse.

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Embroidered purse - silver, red and cream. 2 inside pockets snap lock close.

Phonograph record - Morning Papers, Du Und Du

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Phonograph record with red 'His Master's Voice' label; Side 1: 'Morning Papers', Side 2: 'Du Und Du' - Marek Weber and his Orchestra

Tobacco plug

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Brown waxed paper package containing a plug of tobacco.

Inscriptions & Markings

'Light Clipper' written on tape on paper

Lime Flavour & Soda

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

bottle with a dark green liquid twist cork lid

Inscriptions & Markings

Artificially colored copyrighted finest lime flavor & soda south gippsland cordial co kurumburra

Mudstone fragments

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

8327.1 - Mudstone concretion and shell, one piece of shell has fallen away, small. Both pieces show small, plant fragments