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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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1469 items

1469 items

Signals sign.

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

8504.1 - Square wooden sign painted white with black letters.

Inscriptions & Markings

- COAL CREEK - Haulage signals - 1 stop - 2 lower - 3 pull - 4 pull steady - 5 lower steady - 6 persons on hoist steady - 7 help wanted - 8 ring off

Ink bottle

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Square glass bottle containing ink with an aluminium screw top.

Inscriptions & Markings

Simpson's Celebrated Violet Writing Ink. This is made specially to flow freely with all standard makes of fountain pen and with steel nibs. Sole manufacturer Simpson's Ink Pty Ltd. Australia.

Incomplete coal auger

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

8437.1 - Coal auger bit with handle missing. Tip is forked and double pointed; point of attachment for handle is square, but it narrows and tapers into the bit.

Small tallow lamp

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

8468.1 - Small tallow lamp, truncated cone with bent wire handle, simple flat disc hinged lid and long near cylindrical spout.

Men's braces

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

9025.1 White striped elastic braces with leather and metal attachments 9025.2 Blue maroon and striped men's braces.

Music Book - Easy Arrangements of Famous Melodies No. 2 for Piano

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Foolscap grey and brown front cover, top has vertical lines in brown, with a triangular shape with a picture of a tree. The title "Easy Arrangements of Famous Melodies No. 2 for Piano" Contents of book are also listed. Imperial edition No. 364

Bottle, glass.

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Brown rectangular bottle for stopper seal, with ridged pattern of ridges on both sides and back. Text embossed around base , on two sides at the shoulder, on the front side and on base.

Historical information

TROVE : Weekly Times (Melbourne, Vic. : 1869 - 1954), Wednesday 17 June 1942, page 13 '…………… CHANDLER'S for Better Value!............ "SPARKO" SELF POLISHING WAX . . . . at 1/- large bottle…... (D. & W. CHANDLER LTD.) 276 BRUNSWICK STREET, FITZROY. J4145 (7 lines) 234 FLINDERS LANE, MELBOURNE. T4175 (4 lines) VICTORIA MARKET, BALLARAT. COLAC, HORSHAM, WANGARATTA, WARRNAMBOOL'. TROVE :Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), Saturday 15 September 1951, page 28 ‘…… TRAVELLERS calling on country stores in Victoria. We have an excellent line. Apply Sparko Speciality Sales Service, 17 Perry-street, Collingwood. JA3042. — TRAVELLERS, calling north of the river, we have additional lines, contact Sparko Specialty Sales Service, 17 Perry-street, Collingwood. JA3042……………………’

Inscriptions & Markings

Embossed on rear shoulder 'POISONOUS NOT TO BE TAKEN', running around the four sides at bottom 'THE PROPERTY OF SPARKO SPECIALITY SALES SERVICE', on front at shoulder, a logo of a silhouette of Australia with a band diagonally across containing the word 'SPARKO'. on front running down the bottle 'Sparko Self Polishing Wax'. On base AGM logo, 'F451', 'D45', 'M. on edge of base '34A' in mirror text.

Phonograph Record - Barcarolle (Tales of Hoffman), There was a Time.

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Phonograph record, black shellac with a black Zonophone Record label. A side: Barcarolle (Tales of Hoffman) B side: There was a time. Artists: Miss Annie Rees and Miss Violet Oppenshaw.

Inscriptions & Markings

Serial number 1161

Shoes, female

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Black high heeled shoes with straps, tan suede across top of toe part. Side buttons for straps are missing.

Bottle, glass

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Hexagonal clear amber glass bottle, 1/4 full of liquid with black Bakelite screw top, paper label adhered to bottle. Bottle has 3 plain sides, 2 sides with 'x' stipple pattern either side of a panel with embossed text. Base of bottle with embossed monogram, letters and numerals.

Historical information

TROVE : The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954) Thursday 22 August 1918 p 6 Article 'Doctors and Lodges. Malvern Medical Association. The friendly societies of Malvern have formed a medical association in connection with the Malvern and District U.F.S. Dispensary. This has been registered as the Malvern and District U.F.S. Medical Association and Dispensary. Practically all the societies have joined it. The committee has appointed as medical officer Dr. J Weir, who is now carrying on the work of the institution. Another doctor is to be appointed shortly to assist him. The committee lately purchased a property in Valetta-street, formerly used by the Church of Christ. Structural alterations have been made, and the business will be transferred from High-street to the new building early in September'. TROVE : The Prahran Telegraph (Vic. : 1889 - 1930) Friday 23 January 1925 p 6 Article 'Malvern Dispensary. ANNUAL REPORT AND BALANCE SHEET. The 16th report and balance sheet for the year ending December 31st last of the Malvern and District U.F.S. Medical Association and Dispensary signed by the president (Mr.Chas. A. W. Smith) has been issued. It is the first annual report since the erection of the new hall and dispensary in Valetta street, and discloses a satisfactory state of affairs. Mr. Smith, who is now a past president of the Dispensary, has been commended on. all sides for the active interest He at all times took in the work of the dispensary, and he has every reason to feel pleased and gratified that the erection of the new building was put in hand and completed during his tenure of office. The enterprise is a credit to the district, and shows that, those associated with friendly societies work in Malvern are imbued with a true progressive spirit. The dispensary is assured of a successful and useful future.........................................'.

Inscriptions & Markings

Embossed on side of bottle 'NOT TO BE TAKEN', '1' (near base). On base of bottle AGM monogram, over 'F1072', over 'M'. Some indistinct embossed characters on edge. Paper label with red printed text and hand writing in blue ink. Red printed text on label 'POISON NOT TO BE TAKEN', handwriting 'Use on a pad for 15 to 30 minutes. Mr. Williams', red printed text 'MALVERN & DISTRICT U.F.S., M.A. & DISPENSARY. H.H. PHILLIPS, Chemist. VALETTA STREET, MALVERN'.

Farmed Mine Map - Map Of Underground Workings of Coal Creek Mine

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

8515.1 - Map of underground tunnels at a coal creek mine. Frame has a paper label rotted and faded almost beyond legibility.

Brass Ornament

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Brass vessel-shaped ornament, has fluted body which balloons out below neck. It is one of a pair: refer 6109

Ginger Beer Bottle

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Chipped above the label

Inscriptions & Markings

ye old style Prepared from finest jarnaica Ginger Ginger Beer Preservative added

Mine Map

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

6299.1 - Very faded map of Outtrim coal mine area detailing mine tunnels, tramways, topography and other information. Shows later small addendum/modification in ball point pen, Done 26/06/1953

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.

Mine Map

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

6295.1 - Large map of Korumburra coal mine; shows seams, tunnels, railways, roads and Leura Creek. There is a grid over the main area and a scale legend.

Dictaphone Stand

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

8726.1 - Wooden Dictaphone stand which can hold up to six recordings.

Bottle glass

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Hexagonal clear amber glass bottle, 1/3 full of dark liquid and cork stoppered. Embossed numeral near base of plain wide side, two sides stippled with 'x' pattern either side of panel with embossed text. Letters, numerals and monogram embossed on base.

Inscriptions & Markings

On plain side '5'. On panel between stippled 'x' patterned panels ' NOT TO BE TAKEN'. On base 'M422' over AGM monogram over 'M'.

2 Reels of thread

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Wooden reels of multi -strand thread, khaki in colour 9030.1 Half used 9030.2 Top label missing, mostly used.

Inscriptions & Markings

Top Label - Lotus, trade Mark Regd. British Made. Rayon Legee Twist Bottom Label - 6 threads, 80 yards, 2 ozs. S5

Lace collars

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

9059.1 Victorian handmade needle run lace collar 9059.2 Lace collar with two press studs 9059.3 9059.4 9059.5 Light blue crocheted silk collar and cuffs. c1920s. 9059.6 Cream silk crocheted collar 9059.7 Hand crocheted Picot collar, c.1930s 9059.8 Cream silk crocheted collar, 1920s to 1930s 9059.9 French needle run lace collar 9059.10 Black silk faille collar, c. 1920s

Bottle, glass.

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Rectangular clear glass bottle.

Historical information

Date of manufacture reference style of 'AGM' letters.

Inscriptions & Markings

Embossed on base illegible numerals / symbols and the letters 'AGM' inside a round circle.

Bottle, glass

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

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

Inscriptions & Markings

nil

Large mudstone with jumbled fossils

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

8322.1 - Large, flattened, almost square mudstone numerous but poorly distinguished fragments of fossil plants and wood.

O.Gilpin Staff Photo - O.Gilpin staff Rochester 1937

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Photo of 6 O.Gilpin store female staff standing in front of Rochester store 1937.

Button hook

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Metal button hook

Display

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Fan shaped cardboard display for cigarette holders containing two cigarette holders. Sits on flat surface with a back support.

Inscriptions & Markings

Front 'LATEST FASHION 60c, CZECHOSLOVAKI'.A

Medicine, pills

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Pink paper packaging (damaged) around a two page leaflet containing a squat cylindrical wooden box with lid, Box with a paper label on the lid, contains round ball shaped cream coloured pills.

Historical information

TROVE : Earliest entry for Duerdin, Sainsbury, and Co. The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Tuesday 28 June 1870 p 4 Article Shipping Intelligence IMP0RTS.-June 25. Childwall Abbey, from London.-360 cases starch, , 4 tanks, 50 cases brushware, 15 casks blacking, Virgoe, Son, and Co. ; 62 tanks malt, Gough and Smith ; 71 bales, Wilson and Mackinnon ; 1 case jewellery. 4 cases hardware, Thos. Williams ; 36 packages drugs, Duerdin, Sainsbury, and Co. ; 9 cases confectionary,...........' C.1924 Dueridin & Sainsbury became a 'limited' company. TROVE: The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Saturday 29 November 1924 p 32 Article Duerdin and Sainsbury Ltd. The first annual meeting of Duerdin and Sainsbury Ltd, was held at the company's offices, Flinders lane, Melbourne, yesterday. . Mr. Henry G. McRoberts presided............' TROVE : Gippsland Times (Vic. : 1861 - 1954) Thursday 17 May 1923 p 1 Article GiPPSLAND HOSPITAL -----: O: --------, PAYMENTS Wages £3, £32/2, £83/1SIS, 1.!'/1/8, £26/9/, Kodak Co. £3/14/, Hicks Atkinson & Sons £13/0/8, Duerdin & Sainsbury £2/0/3, Denyer's Pty. £3'/.......' TROVE : Last entry for Duerdin, Sainsbury, and Co. Weekly Times (Melbourne, Vic. : 1869 - 1954) Saturday 31 March 1934 p 57 Article "OLD READER" (Hamilton). — Moulds and wicks for candles:— D. & W Chandler Ltd.. 234 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, CI Mention this paper (2) If you have large quantity of gum you could offer It to wholesale chemists such as Rocke Tompsitt & Co., Flinders Street, or Felton Grimwade and Duerdin Sainsbury. 342 Flinders Lane. ✏Fix this text 18/6, Francis & Co. £2/9/1, Melbourne ✏

Inscriptions & Markings

Paper label of pills box 'Dr. Hains Antibilious Pills', Proprietors....uer....& Sainsbury 340-351 Flinders La. MELBOURNE. 6d Per Box of 24 PILLS'

Tailors Waist Ruler

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

36 inch long x 12 inches ruler with brass corner piece

Inscriptions & Markings

J Rabone & Sons, Birmingham Made in England, No 1513 Proportionate Waist Measure

Bottle, glass, boxed.

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Six of cardboard boxes, each containing a rectangular amber glass bottle with Bakelite / plastic screw top, filled with liquid inside a corrugated cardboard sleeve. Paper label on two sides of bottle. Embossed characters on side and base of bottle.

Historical information

TROVE : Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (NSW : 1876 - 1954) , Sat 3 May 1902 , Page 10, Advertising Wholesale Agents F.H. Faulding and Co. Ltd., 16 O'Connell St, Sydney.

Inscriptions & Markings

Front of box printed in red, yellow, black and white, 'FAULDING'S ELIXIR OF IRISH MOSS OR CARRAGEEN Together with Oxymel of Squills with Tolu. An ideal and safe remedy for Colds, Coughs, Influenza, Bronchitis, Whooping Cough, Croup and similar Chest and Throat Complaints.' F.H.FAULDING & CO LTD. MANUFACTURING CHEMISTS ADELAIDE PERTH SYDNEY MELBOURNE BRISBANE LONDON ENG. On two sides of box printed directions for use. Base of bottle : AGM logo followed by 'V42'. Front bottle label as for front of box, rear bottle label printed in black on white label same directions as on box with F.H.FAULDING & CO LTD. MANUFACTURING CHEMISTS ADELAIDE PERTH SYDNEY MELBOURNE BRISBANE LONDON ENG below.

Bottle, Sauce

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Clear glass cylindrical bottle with neck and red-brown screw top. Labels on neck and side depicting a tomato and some text in yellow, red, green, black, light blue and dark blue.

Inscriptions & Markings

Hot Wendouree Pure Tomato Sauce. Made from Choicest Tomatoes. Wendouree Star Products, 101 Humffrey St., Ballarat E.