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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

Contact

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.

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1468 items

1468 items

Tin, tobacco

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Small square metal box with hinged lid, with black and white text and a crest on green lid, with a blue and white pattern.

Inscriptions & Markings

The Greys Silk Cut Virginia Tobacco 2 ozs Nett Weight when packed. Godfrey Phillips (Aust) Pty Ltd, Melbourne, Australia. Manufactured by the Succrs to Major Drapkin & Co., London.

Bottle, glass.

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Dark green glass bottle for tie down stopper seal, round in cross section, with neck tapering toward lip.

Inscriptions & Markings

nil.

Typewriter

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Keys Broken Seized

Inscriptions & Markings

Reminton

Small miner lamp

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

8484.1 - Small overall cylindrical lamp and reflector disc may be missing but pertaining bent wire handle.

Syringe

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Glass syringe with cotton bound plunger on a glass stem and cork top, in blue coloured cylindrical container, end missing.

Music Book - Beethoven Sonaten

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Music book, Edition Peters No.3, "Beethoven Sonaten" (Köhler) for solo pianoforte, front cover has faded green border.

Inscriptions & Markings

Olive M. Walter

Mirror

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Rectangular mirror with bevelled edge.

Pill mould

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Metal cachet pill powder mould consisting of 2 matching metal plates with impressions and holes attached by a hinge, accompanied by a funnel, a small container and a felt covered roller.

Historical information

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

Inscriptions & Markings

On top plate '7'.

Sheet Music - Jesu, King of Joy and Gladness

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Bone coloured sheet music with green printed Gothic script lettering on cover. Title "Jesu, King of Joy and Gladness" Music by J.S. Bach, Arranged for Piano by Frederic Fifield

Glass jar

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

8667.1 - Small brown glass jar with plastic screw top lid and no label.

Large white conglomorate

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

8310.1 - Quartz-rich conglomerate, irregular in shape, white, browned on weathered surfaces.

Phonograph Record - Till The Boys Come Home March

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Phonograph record, black shellac, no cover. Burgundy Regal label. Side A: Till the Boys Come Home March. Side B: Heroes All March. The Silvester Stars Band.

Inscriptions & Markings

Reference No. G 7157

drill core samples

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

7 different pieces of drill core samples of varying lengths and diameters

Historical information

purpose: unknown location: local

Small pickaxe

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

8449.1 - Wooden shaft with rusted metal head. The head is very slim and narrow; one prong tapered into a point, the other flattened into a chisel.

Glass bottle

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

8614.1 - Dark brown glass bottle

Inscriptions & Markings

Warner's Safe Cure Melbourne

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

Tin, tea

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Tall dark blue and green coloured square tin without corners (hexagonal) with round lid in top. Sides depicting kangaroo, koala, frilled neck lizard and kookaburra.

Inscriptions & Markings

Bushels Blue label. The multi-refined tea. 1883-1983.

Crank

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Hammered End

Book - Pears Cyclopedia

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

6004.1 - Hard covered book red in colour with black embossed lettering and imagery. Pears Cyclopedia Forty First Edition.

Tin, rice

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Large cylindrical tin with push on lid, painted label on the sides in maroon, black gold and dark fawn colours with text.

Inscriptions & Markings

Palm Flaked Rice manufactured by the Cresco Coy Propts. Limited Melbourne Australia

Record Cover

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

6034.1 - Recycled envelope used as the cover for Regal phonograph record, reference number: 6034.

Inscriptions & Markings

- SEC of Victoria

Corstets

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Two sets of identical cream lace up corsets.

Inscriptions & Markings

Rustless steels throughout. Cotton Corsets. Made in England. The Celebrated Zenith Brand. Style No.230

Music Book - That's My Mammy / In Our Honeymoon Cottage

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Music book white cover printed in black ink, headed Allan Edition. Song titles: "That's My Mammy" - Foxtrot, and "In Our Honeymoon Cottage" - Foxtrot - for Orchestra

3 Reels of silk thread

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

3 wooden reels of silk thread,. 5 - 6 strands together on reel 9026.1 Shade S3, mushroom colour 9026.2 Shade S5, dark brown 9026.3 Khaki colour

Inscriptions & Markings

On label on top of Reel - Super Silk Twist. Yellow Label. Made in England On label bottom of Reel - Hand buttonhole twist, No. 6, 72 yards.

Bottle, glass

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Round slender aqua tinted clear glass bottle with embossed text on sides and monogram on base.

Historical information

JEREMAH CURTIS & BENJAMIN A. PERKINS: BITTERS & MEDICINE In 1848 Jeremah Curtis and Benjamin A. Perkins would become partners in a medical business. The business was located at No. 1 West End Kepduakong Bridge Banger, Maine. The business was called Curtis & Perkins Proprietors. By 1849 they started bottling Jeremah Curtis's mother-in-law, Mrs. Charlotte N. Winslow's syrup which she compounded from sulfate or morphia, sodium carbonate, spirits fueniculi and aqua ammonia. Mrs. Winslow was a physician and a nurse for children for about 30 years. This medicine was made for infants and was named Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup. In time the name was changed to Anglo American Drug Company and was then run by J. Curtis and his son George N. Curtis.

Inscriptions & Markings

'MRS WINSLOW'S SOOTHING SYRUP' 'THE ANGLO AMERICAN DRUG CO.' 'SUCCESSORS TO CURTIS & PERKINS PROPRIETORS' The monogram seems to consist of 4 triangular marks in a grid pattern.

Chair, Barber's

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Large leather barber's chair on swivel base, with adjustable metal foot rest and tilting mechanism.

Inscriptions & Markings

On footrest ; 'KIMJORD'.

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.

Bottle, medicine.

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Rectangular blue tinted clear glass bottle with text embossed on one side and on base.

Inscriptions & Markings

'KUTNOW'S POWDER' on side. 'K'sP' on base

Spanish doll jewellery box

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Pink jewellery box in the form of a Spanish flamenco dancer. The figure is made of clay with a pink lace skirt.

Nesting scales set.

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

8699.1 - Metal nesting scale set housing. 8699.2 - Nesting scale piece. 8699.3 - Nesting scale piece. 8699.4 - Nesting scale piece. 8699.5 - Nesting scale piece. 8699.6 - Nesting scale piece. 8699.7 - Nesting scale piece. 8699.8 - Nesting scale piece. 8699.9 - Nesting scale piece. 8699.10 - Nesting scale piece. 8699.11 - Nesting scale piece. 8699.12 - Nesting scale piece. 8699.13 - Nesting scale piece. 8699.14 - Nesting scale piece. 8699.15 - Nesting scale piece. 8699.16 - Nesting scale piece. 8699.17 - Nesting scale piece.