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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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Gramaphone

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Rectangular oak based varnished Gramaphone - Windsor Desktop type. Large cone shaped, burgundy coloured speaker (phonogram). It has silver brackets and a metal stylus head and round metal turntable.

Inscriptions & Markings

The word Windsor is inscribed on the metal plate

Bottle, glass.

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Rectangular bottle of clear blue tinted glass with text embossed onto three sides.

Inscriptions & Markings

'ORIENTAL HAIR TONIC', 'LANMAN & KEMP', 'NEW YORK'.

Music book

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Music book, 23rd edition, Nocholson's Musical magazine; 'pianoforte album'. Front cover has a light blue background and printing in dark blue.

Psychology book for teachers - Human Behavior

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

8661.1 - Green leather bound book

Inscriptions & Markings

- Human behavior - A first book in psychology for teachers - Colvin and Bagley

Hammer pick.

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

8460.1 - Metal hammer-pick head; one "arm" is long and pointed, the other is short and blunt with a truncated square cross-section.

Bottle, glass

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Clear glass slightly rectangular eight sided bottle with wide neck.

Apothecary weights

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Six flat square metal drachm weights of various denominations, with inscriptions back and front.

Historical information

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

Inscriptions & Markings

223.1 : on front 2 DRACHMS E63, 'a crown' over E.R over 2 'a shield' 54, 'a crown' over CA5 over VIC, C57 F61 L54 G67 D59 G65, on reverse ' ʓɥ ' 223.2 : on front 2 DRACHMS C57, 'a crown' over E.R over 2 'a shield' 54, 'a crown' over CA5 over VIC, F61 L54 G65 D59 E63, on reverse ' ʓɥ ' G67 223.3 : on front 1 DRACHM C57, 'a crown' over E.R over 2 'a shield' 54, 'a crown' over CA5 over VIC, E63 L54 G65, on reverse ' ʓi ' D59 223.4 : on front 1 DRACHM E63, 'a crown' over E.R over 2 'a shield' 54, 'a crown' over CA5 over VIC, F61 L54 D59 E63, on reverse ' ʓi ' ...... 223.5 : on front 1/2 DRACHM E63, 'a crown' over E.R over 2 'a shield' 54, L54 G65, on reverse ' ʓfs ' C37 D59 F51 223.6 : on front 1/2 DRACHM E63, 'a crown' over E.R over 2 'a shield' 54, L54, 'a crown', on reverse ' ʓfs ' C57 D59 G6? F61. See also link to photo of similar weights

Record Cover - His Masters Voice

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Record cover brown in colour "His Masters Voice" Has some tearing and marks. Writing is in red.

Inscriptions & Markings

Coney

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.

Green Peas - Star Brand

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Rectangular box cream colour.red.green and yellow.A picture of a star and peas on it with green and red writing on sides

Inscriptions & Markings

Star Brand Green Peas

Tobacco plug

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Plug of tobacco in yellow, black and red coloured paper package with text on it.

Inscriptions & Markings

Perfection, Selected Virginian, Ready Rubbed Fine Cut Tobacco.

National Bank sign

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

8717.1 - Brass sign which has a black backing.

Inscriptions & Markings

- THE NATIONAL BANK SAVINGS BANK LIMITED -INCORPORATED IN VICRORIA - A WHOLLY OWNED SUBSIDIARY OF THE NATIONALBANK OF AUSTRALASIA LIMITED

Framed photo

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Brown wooden frame (modern) displaying photograph of family; wife and husband seated with two small children. Circa 1800s, black and white.

Rope making machine.

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

8474.1 - Roughly circular contraption with numerous holes and hooks and a cranking handle. It's standing perpendicular from a block of wood to which it is nailed.

Inscriptions & Markings

- The New Era Rope Machine - Keep oiled- - July 18 1911 - Continental Trading Corporation Ltd. Chicago U.S.A.

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

Kerosene can

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

8470.1 - Cylinder topped by a cone, curved metal strip handle, it has a spout with a metal stopper at the very top and has a brass brand label.

Inscriptions & Markings

- Braime

Encyclopedia - Childrens Encyclopedia of Knowledge

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Hard covered book with red faded cover. Title Childrens Encyclopedia of Knowledge. Author Collins

Photographic Magazine Page - Victorian Coal Mines At Korumburra

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

8514.1 - Page of six photograph (and explanatory captions and a blurb) from "The Australian", framed.

Bottle

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Brown glass bottle

Inscriptions & Markings

Warners Safe Cure, Melbourne

Glass Francis Carron Oil bottle

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

8637.1 - Brown glass bottle with paper label

Inscriptions & Markings

- Francis Carron oil - Every home should always have a bottle of this for BURNS and SCALDS - Apply direct to the burn or scald and cover with cotton wool or soft clean cloth

Bottle, glass

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Round clear glass bottle with stepped shoulder between body and neck of bottle. Text embossed on base.

Inscriptions & Markings

'COLGATE & CO W2 PERFUMERS 4 NEW YORK'

Auroscope

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Housed in a black box with velvet lining: a black metal tube for holding batteries to power the globe, with screw base and top. Top holds a metal attachment with an eye piece and glass lenses. Box also contains three other attachments.

Historical information

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

Significance

Auroscope: a medical instrument consisting of a magnifying lens and light; used for examining the external ear (the auditory meatus and especially the tympanic membrane)

Inscriptions & Markings

On lining of box lid 'Elliots and Australian Drug Pty Ltd, . 33 Bligh St. Sydney. Manufactures and importers of Surgical Instruments'.,. On label attached inside box 'Manning Chemist Fluinders St. Raoilway Station, Melbourne, Phone MA 33 48'.

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"

Razor Blade casesx 4.........

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

....4x Razor Blade cases-razor blades absent...........1xredcase full.........2xblackcase-bottoms only......1xblack case full.. It appears that in the original documentation that there were razor blades inside the cases..1xCarton 400- white handle...1xKarmane-Black handle......1xGeowastenholms +Son,Sheffield- black handle white insert at end.........1xSalingen(f11c)- ornate blade,white pearl handle..

Tin, tobacco

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Rectangular metal tin with hinged lid, Union jack flag in red, white and blue with oval in middle and red text.

Inscriptions & Markings

Lucky Hit Tobacco

Music Book - Concone, 50 Leçons

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Music book, discoloured with green border. Edition Peters No. 980 (in French) Concone, 50 Leçons pour le medium de la voix. (Friedlaender)

Inscriptions & Markings

Olive M. Walter

Bottle, pickle

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Clear glass bottle, no lid, with label depicting vegetables and text in yellow, red, blue, green, black, white, orange and brown.

Inscriptions & Markings

F Humphris & Sons . Pickles. Chow Chow.

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.

Statue

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Painted plaster statue of boy with bag on his green jacket, red shirt, dark face and pants. Marked rear of base.

Inscriptions & Markings

Mark rear of base '13 Triaca & Picchi'.

Eye wash glasses

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

8634.1 - Eye wash glass 8634.2 - Eye wash glass

Framed photo - Cope Brothers Tailors Shop Korumburra

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Wooden framed photo of the interior of Cope Brothers Tailor shop Korumburra, c. 1935 - 1940.

Inscriptions & Markings

Back of frame states Çope Brothers Shop'.

Music Book - A'Right the Noo!

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Music book titled "A'Right the Noo!" Scotch Cake Walk for the Pianoforte, by Mark Emrey. Cream coloured cover with green art nouveau design and text.

TBA

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

8622.1 - Wood and metal hand press with wood handles. 8622.2 - Wood, metal and marble board with grooves and measurement markings.

Inscriptions & Markings

- 6 - 12 - 18 - 24

Teapot

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Brown enamelled metal teapot with hinged lid.

Pessary mould

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

226.4 - Metal pessary mould in three parts with matching channel moulds to create tubular pessaries, and a screw to hold parts together.

Historical information

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

Inscriptions & Markings

On top of top section: 225.1, around the screw : W D S A, front of top section : 10 GR, front of middle section : 10, front of bottom section : 10 , 15.

Terrestrite measuring equipment

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

8382.1 - Metal (likely steel) protractor, marked down to 0.5, used mostly in map drafting. 8382.2 - Wooden red velvet-lined case.

Inscriptions & Markings

- Flavelle bros and Roberts, Sydney and Brisbane. - 6692 a s x- similar marks were made and scratched out. - a h x

Tobacco plug

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Rectangular shaped pouch of tobacco, cream coloured with red text and gold decoration.

Inscriptions & Markings

Harbour Bar, Special Virginia tobacco. Ready Rubbed, fine cut

Tin, paint

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Small cylindrical metal container with push on lid. Paper label in yellow with black text, picture of a lady in a rickshaw being pulled by a man in red and black.

Inscriptions & Markings

Guaranteed to conform with National Security Regulations. Ricksha Brand. Pure Permanent Prepared Paint. Nett contents one pint Gloss White. Alexander, Ferguson & Company Limited

Music Book - Wright & Rounds Band Book, 13th Set, for Solo Tenor Horn

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Music book, cream paper: Wright & Rounds Enterprise Band Book, 13th Set, Solo Tenor Horn, containing marches, small fantasias, glees polkas, schottisches, for brass & military bands.

Parasol - Red parasol

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Red frill-edged fabric parasol with light coloured wooden embossed handle and matching tie.

Metal Vase

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Copper tapered vase with a brass relief frieze of roses circling the vase approximately 8cm down from the top of the vase. Top opening of the vase is also brass.

Inscriptions & Markings

Marked on the base MADE IN ENGLAND Beldray Trade mark serial numbers 2398 KA/TS 1506

Glassy coal

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

8375.1 - High-grade black coal; has very glass-like or obsidian-like fracturing and faces.

Music Book - Allan's Australian Music Books No. 52

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Music book (cover missing) Allan's Australian Music Book No. 52 First page song is "Warblings at Eve", Romance, by Brinley Richards.

Inscriptions & Markings

No. 52 Olive M. Walker Grassmere

Shoes, female

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Slim black patterned high heeled shoes with button for strap on sides. Right shoe missing strap and button.

Men's blue bathers

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Blue singlet style men's bathers

Inscriptions & Markings

Lincoln Mills The best Australia produces, All wool, 42. On the logo of a surf life saver on the front of the bathers is the word ' Lifeguard'

Large mudstone with leaves

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

8344.1 - Large piece of grey mudstone showing fossil leaves, some large, of at least 3 species.

Music Book - Bertini, 25 Easy Studies for Small Hands

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Music book, paper: Imperial Edition No 135, "Bertini, 25 Easy Studies for Small Hands, Op 100." Front cover orange with black bold print and border.

Music Book - Sinding, Frühlingsrauschen (Rustle of Spring)

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Music book, Frühlingsrauschen by Sinding, (Gazouillement du printemps - Rustle of Spring), Opus 32, No.3. Edition Peters No. 2870 (German) Cover is pink with "Sinding" in bold red print; the "S" is large and ornamented.

Inscriptions & Markings

Olive M. Walter

Song Book - The Globe Song Folio

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Hard cover book, grey in colour with text in yellow and orange over a picture of the globe of the world; "The Biggest, Best and Cheapest Collection - The Globe Song Folio of Popular Songs, Duets & Co." The book consists of 245 pages. Published by E.W.Cole, Book Arcade, Melbourne, and at Adelaide.

Inscriptions & Markings

J. Richards

Bottle, glass

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Rectangular clear glass bottle with angled corners. Text embossed on two corner panels near base.

Inscriptions & Markings

'M' on one side and 'I' on the other.