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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
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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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Drill core sample

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

8392.1 - Drill core sample

Razor Sharpener

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Steel cut throat razor sharpener.

Bottle, glass.

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Rectangular clear glass bottle with angled corners. Letters, numerals and monogram embossed on base.

Inscriptions & Markings

'F600'. '946' (in reverse) on base.

Fingerless gloves

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

9066.1 One elbow length lace fingerless glove 9066.2 Single short lace fingerless glove

Inscriptions & Markings

Made in England Artificial silk

Vase

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Painted vase, chipped but covered with gold paint. Colours: blue, pink, white, green, red, yellow, gold.

Inscriptions & Markings

Sorrento

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 - Keep It Under Your Hat and I've Lost My Way

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Sheet music for two hits from the 1940 movie, Under Your Hat: "Keep It Under Your Hat" and "I've Lost My Way", by Chappell Dance Orchestrations.

Bookcase and books

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

8724.1 - Ornate wooden bookcase with six pigeon holes, a cabinet to store books, either side of the cabinet are four small rounded shelves, there are also cupboards below the pigeon holes and also two larger shelves either side of a metal decorative art piece. 8724.2 - Red leather bound book. 8724.3 - Green leather bound book. 8724.4 - Green leather bound book. 8724.5 - Green leather bound book. 8724.6 - Green leather bound book. 8724.7 - Encyclopaedia Britannica VOL XXXIII 8724.8 - Encyclopaedia Britannica VOL XXXII 8724.9 - Encyclopaedia Britannica VOL XXXIV MAPS 8724.10 - Encyclopaedia Britannica VOL XXXV INDEX 8724.11 - Encyclopaedia Britannica VOL I 8724.12 - Encyclopaedia Britannica VOL II 8724.13 - Encyclopaedia Britannica VOL III 8724.14 - Encyclopaedia Britannica VOL IV 8724.15 - Encyclopaedia Britannica VOL V 8725.16 - Encyclopaedia Britannica VOL VI 8725.17 - Encyclopaedia Britannica VOL VII 8724.18 - Encyclopaedia Britannica VOL VIII 8724.19 - Encyclopaedia Britannica VOL IX 8724.20 - Encyclopaedia Britannica VOL X 8724.21 - Encyclopaedia Britannica VOL XI 8724.22 - Encyclopaedia Britannica VOL XII 8724.23 - Encyclopaedia Britannica VOL XIII 8724.24 - Encyclopaedia Britannica VOL XIV 8724.25 - Encyclopaedia Britannica VOL XV 8724.26 - Encyclopaedia Britannica VOL XVI 8724.27 - Encyclopaedia Britannica VOL XVII 8724.28 - Encyclopaedia Britannica VOL XVIII 8724.29 - Encyclopaedia Britannica VOL XIX 8724.30 - Encyclopaedia Britannica VOL XX 8724.31 - Encyclopaedia Britannica VOL XXI 8724.32 - Encyclopaedia Britannica VOL XXII 8724.33 - Encyclopaedia Britannica VOL XXIII 8724.34 - Encyclopaedia Britannica VOL XXIV 8724.35 - Encyclopaedia Britannica VOL XXV 8724.36 - Encyclopaedia Britannica VOL XXVI 8724.37 - Encyclopaedia Britannica VOL XXVII 8724.38 - Encyclopaedia Britannica VOL XXVIII 8724.39 - Encyclopaedia Britannica VOL XXIX 8724.40 - Encyclopaedia Britannica VOL XXX 8724.41 - Encyclopaedia Britannica VOL XXXI

Inscriptions & Markings

8724.7 - Encyclopaedia Britannica VOL XXXIII 8724.8 - Encyclopaedia Britannica VOL XXXII 8724.9 - Encyclopaedia Britannica VOL XXXIV MAPS 8724.10 - Encyclopaedia Britannica VOL XXXV INDEX 8724.11 - Encyclopaedia Britannica VOL I 8724.12 - Encyclopaedia Britannica VOL II 8724.13 - Encyclopaedia Britannica VOL III 8724.14 - Encyclopaedia Britannica VOL IV 8724.15 - Encyclopaedia Britannica VOL V 8724.16 - Encyclopaedia Britannica VOL VI 8724.17 - Encyclopaedia Britannica VOL VII 8724.18 - Encyclopaedia Britannica VOL VIII 8724.19 - Encyclopaedia Britannica VOL IX 8724.20 - Encyclopaedia Britannica VOL X 8724.21 - Encyclopaedia Britannica VOL XI 8724.22 - Encyclopaedia Britannica VOL XII 8724.23 - Encyclopaedia Britannica VOL XIII 8724.24 - Encyclopaedia Britannica VOL XIV 8724.25 - Encyclopaedia Britannica VOL XV 8724.26 - Encyclopaedia Britannica VOL XVI 8724.27 - Encyclopaedia Britannica VOL XVII 8724.28 - Encyclopaedia Britannica VOL XVIII 8724.29 - Encyclopaedia Britannica VOL XIX 8724.30 - Encyclopaedia Britannica VOL XX 8724.31 - Encyclopaedia Britannica VOL XXI 8724.32 - Encyclopaedia Britannica VOL XXII 8724.33 - Encyclopaedia Britannica VOL XXIII 8724.34 - Encyclopaedia Britannica VOL XXIV 8724.35 - Encyclopaedia Britannica VOL XXV 8724.36 - Encyclopaedia Britannica VOL XXVI 8724.37 - Encyclopaedia Britannica VOL XXVII 8724.38 - Encyclopaedia Britannica VOL XXVIII 8724.39 - Encyclopaedia Britannica VOL XXIX 8724.40 - Encyclopaedia Britannica VOL XXX 8724.41 - Encyclopaedia Britannica VOL XXXI

Glass Bottle

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Small clear (with blue tint) rectangular glass bottle.

Inscriptions & Markings

One tablespoon. Simpson & Davenport Chemists. Collins St. E. Melbourne. One tablespoon.

Pianola rolls

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Pianola rolls; in boxes (one of which is without a lid), all boxes are of the same dimensions- colours black blue and brown, some boxes have maker's names on the lid.

Measuring beaker

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Glass measuring beaker tapering to base with pouring lip and a wide flat base.

Historical information

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

Inscriptions & Markings

(i) VIC Fl oz 4, 3, 2, 1, C 68◦ F, Fl DR. 32, 28, 24, 20, 16, 12, 8, 6, 4. CCG 1369-62.

Leather Leg Armor

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Worn Straps Metal Clip that's Rusted

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

Bottle glass

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Clear, rectangular in section, screw top bottle with orange metal lid and orange, brown & white printed paper label, containing dark brown liquid, in a corrugated cardboard lined orange, dark brown and white printed cardboard box.

Historical information

TROVE: The Advertiser (Adelaide S.A. 1931-1954) Sat 22 June 1935, page 24, Advertising 'PUBLIC NOTICE TO BOTTLERS, BOTTLE DEALERS, ETC., RE PROPERTY BRANDED BOTTLES WHICH ARE NOT SOLD. The undermentioned. Firms and Companies, carrying on business at Sydney and elsewhere. HEREBY GIVE NOTICE that all Bottles delivered by them, to their customers, having a notification moulded thereon 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 me purpose of enabling the contents to be delivered to the 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 AND NORMAN. LTD., MANDIBLE ST., ALEXANDRIA, NJS.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........................Taylor Chemical Co..............'. TROVE : Courier-Mail (Brisbane, Qld. : 1933 - 1954), Thursday 5 July 1945, page 7, Advertising. DON'T COUGH ALL NIGHT ! take a dose of YCOUGH at bedtime! Y- Cough will relieve your cough or cold while you sleep peacefully! 1'9 AT ALL CHEMISTS AND STORES. On box labels : Taylor Chemical Co. Sydney, Reg. Vic. 3146.

Inscriptions & Markings

Embossed on side of bottle in cartouche 'THIS BOTTLE LWAYS REMAINS THE PROPERTY OF TAYLOR CHEMICAL CO. SYDNEY'. Embossed on base of bottle AGM logo with the numerals '16510' along side and the numeral '3' below. On orange metal top printed in white 'Y-COUGH' and 'PLEASANT TO TAKE'. On paper bottle label '....world.......Y-COUGH REGISTERED FOR RELIEF OF COUGHS, OF COLDS, INFLUENXA, BRONCHITUS AND WHOOPING COUGH and for the relief of throat soreness and irritation. DOSE : Adults : one or two teaspoonsful every 2 hours or when cough is troublesome. Children over 6, one teaspoonful every 3 or 4 hours. Under 6, half quantity. FOR Colds and Influenza : one teaspoonful in cup of hot water after getting into bed will give added relief. This package contains 3.77% Potassii Bromidum. Net Contents : 2 1/2 Fl. Oz. Sole Manufacturers TAYLOR CHEMICAL CO. SYDNEY. Reg. Vic. 3146'. Front of box & repeated rear ' Y-COUGH REGISTERED FOR RELIEF OF COUGHS, OF COLDS, INFLUENXA, BRONCHITUS AND WHOOPING COUGH and for relief of throat soreness and irritation. Side 1. of box 'PLEASANT TO TAKE Sole Manufacturers TAYLOR CHEMICAL CO. SYDNEY. Reg. Vic. 3146'. Side 2. of box 'NO HARMFUL DRUGS Sole Manufacturers TAYLOR CHEMICAL CO. SYDNEY. Reg. Vic. 3146'.

Book - The Early Settlement of South Gippsland

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Bottle, glass.

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Rectangular clear pale blue tinted bottle with long neck. Text on three sides and monogram on base embossed onto the glass

Inscriptions & Markings

'SYDNEY, N.S.W.' 'DR. SHELDONS NEW DISCOVERY' 'BOSTON U.S.A.'. Monogram on base the letters A G M overlaid on each other.

Syringe

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Glass syringe with cotton wrapped plunger and cork seal in maroon box..

Historical information

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

Inscriptions & Markings

On red disc of syringe : P.G.I. Co. Melbourne. On box lid : P.G.I. Co. Melbourne, 2 oz male Glass Syringe, It..............P.G.I. Product - Made in Australia.

Metal Water Grate

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

6 Metal Beams holding it all together

Cleaning product

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Block of sand soap in paper wrapping.

Inscriptions & Markings

Liberty Sand Soap, 300gm, Product of J B Gilberd and Sons, Wanganui, N. Z.

Note book - Book of Theoretical Questions & Answers Grade 1

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

The book has a hard cover burgundy in colour and has unlined pages containing hand written notes in ink. The notes consist of music - timbers- steam engines/miners wages and crossword entry from circa 1933 folded inside pages.

Inscriptions & Markings

No inscriptions or markings.

Ceramic ink wells

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

8072.1 - Brown ink well 8072.2 - Brown ink well with no flat bottom 8072.3 - Brown ink well

Tin, coffee

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Tall cylindrical shaped metal container with push on lid and medium sized handle , off-white background colour with gold text and lines.

Inscriptions & Markings

Coffee

Compressed gauze

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

8625.1 - Cardboard box 8625.2 - Treated paper 8625.3 - Compressed gauze

Inscriptions & Markings

- Five yards - Johnson's and Johnson's - Johnson's gauze - Plain sterile - Manufactured by New Brunswick N.J.U.S.A

Black beaded bag

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Black glass beaded bag, with woven rope-like handles and cream silk lining

Glass Soft Drink Bottles

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

6 Bottles in total, 3 with black lids, 2 with wood and 1 that is Damaged

Inscriptions & Markings

Soft Drinks MARCHANT & Co THE PROPERTY OF MARCHANT & Co ITS USE BY OTHERS IS ILLEGEL TRADE MARK, AUSTRIALIA

Framed portrait - Portrait of Mr William Smith Langham

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Brown wooden glass framed picture with some floral carvings on top right hand corner and bottom left hand corner. A black and white portrait of Mr. William Smith Langham, Pioneer of Poowong/Korumburra.

Inscriptions & Markings

W

Joe's Glass Bottle

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Small Glass Bottle with lots of writing No Liquid No Lid

Inscriptions & Markings

Joe's Drink joe's Ice Cold 7 FL.OZ. Manufactured by south gippsland cordial co. PTY Net Contents 7 Worth money both to joe's and you, I'm very precious empty too please return quickly

Clock

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

2 Hands and a smaller face with its own hand Hooped ring Handle Two legs and a third one which is a metal prong

Inscriptions & Markings

Westclox Big Ben

Circulars (Music) x 5 - Chappell Orchestral Club

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

6214.1 to 5 - Circulars from the Chappell Orchestral Club, Dated May, June, July 1939. Hits of the era. Some discolouration on pages

Tin, tea

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Square shaped tin without corners (hexagonal), coloured yellow and dark blue with pictures on the sides.

Inscriptions & Markings

Bushells 1883-1983. Bushells blue label.

Glass Bottle

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Small clear octagon bottle

Inscriptions & Markings

Joseph Cabriel. 69, Simpson's Road Collingwood

Hair clip

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Four metal hair clips, spring loaded with teeth.

Phonograph Record - The Denman Quadrilles

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Phonograph record, black shellac, no cover, grey Columbia label. Side A: The Denman Quadrilles 1 Side B: The Denman Quadrilles 2. Artist: Harry Davidson & his Orchestra

Inscriptions & Markings

Reference No. DOX - 917

Straight chisel

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

8404.1 - Chisel meant to be hammered into a rock face.

Small elongate coal

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

8368.1 - High-grade coal, not shiny.

Historical information

Queensland.

Music book - Choral Treasury

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Blue book with black printing: Twelfth Series, Choral Treasury - Beautiful tunes for school and home, edited by John Burnham

Mineral Water

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

tall Green Bottle with lots of air bubbles Faded brown label

Inscriptions & Markings

Deep Spring Mineral Water Daylesford Vic

Tin, tobacco

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Small rectangular tin, gold base, blue andf yellow lid with red border.

Historical information

Tobacconist established 1854

Inscriptions & Markings

Damman's Fine Cut. 6. Damman & Co Pty Ltd, Melbourne Cr. Collins and Swanston Streets, 75 Elizabeth St and 7 Elizabeth St. Established 1854 Specialists in High Class Tobacconists' Goods.

Cardboard box

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

White rectangular box with blue and gold advertisement, 'Silkette Machine Twist' with map of Australia.

Inscriptions & Markings

Silkette Machine Twist, Silk Substitute, Silkette machine Twist, Semco A.T.C. No.40, 80 yards. Semco Art Needlework Pty. Ltd. "Semco Park" Black Rock, Victoria. Trade Mark.

Reels of Cotton

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

9010.1 Industrial sized reel of grey/black cotton made by Buffalo 9010.2 Industrial sized reel of white/cream cotton made by Buffalo, with label Gold 177 on bottom

Inscriptions & Markings

Three Cord, silk finish, left twist, 12,000, 40, Trade Mark

Pearl buttons

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

24 pearl buttons attached by cotton to light green rectangular shaped cardboard.

Inscriptions & Markings

Extra Superfine. Thistle Brand. Made in France.

Music Book - Alice, Romance by Ascher

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Music book "Alice" Romance by Ascher. Transcribed by Ezra Read A discoloured white paper cover with black bold printing with flourishes, hand-sewn along spine. Published by W. Paxton, London

Inscriptions & Markings

M. Walters Grassmere

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.

Wooden Butter Box - Korumburra Butter Factory Box

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Roberts Golden Bar wooden butter box from the Korumburra Butter Factory. Timber box with the logo stamped in brown on the front. It has two of the four metal feet still attached.

Historical information

From the original Korumburra Butter factory.

Tin, butter

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Small cylindrical gold tin, sealed top and bottom, with lid in top, directions and text coloured gold and black and a measuring scale in sixths on sides.

Inscriptions & Markings

Butter Concentrate. For Hot Climates. Directions to reconstitute the contents of this can into fresh butter, first beat to a smooth paste, then add an amount of water or milk equivalent to one sixth of the volume of this can and continue beating until the liquid is fully absorbed. 6 ozs. Net Ex61 Australia.

Guillotine

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Rusty, Still Working

Accordion

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Accordion made of black wood with silver painted anchors; the end of box has come away from the actual body, there are also six keys missing, the condition is poor. Name painted in silver on box "Fabrik Marke"

Pharmacy chemicals

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

32 rectangular clear glass bottles containing chemicals, tapering to narrow neck with a flared lip and glass stoppers with printed paper labels.

Historical information

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

Inscriptions & Markings

See supplementary file for details ?

Narrow Iron

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Narrow iron, made by blacksmith

Guards Van

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Guards Van 1CW, steel sides painted red with a white clerestory roof, contains two compartments with a controllers section at each end of the carriage. Each compartment is made up of 3 hinged shelves, a desk with a set of shelves and pigeon holes above the desk. The ceiling is decorative pressed metal with hooks attached in rows.

Historical information

This guards van is part of a set of matching carriages. The 1CW refers to it being a class leader or the first of that type ever built.

Inscriptions & Markings

1CW painted on the front