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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

Bottle, glass.

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Square clear green tinted glass bottle with fluted neck and collar, for screw top. Text and numerals embossed on side and base.

Inscriptions & Markings

' THIS BOTTLE ALWAYS REMAINS THE PROPERTY OF PARKE DAVIS & co' on side. '525' on base.

Sparkling Soda Water

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Metal lid Crumbling Sticker/label

Inscriptions & Markings

This Bottle is Property of W.J.Oswald, Corowa Sparkling Soda Water - (Label) Lemonade, Preservative added - (lid)

Small mudstone with plant fragments

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

8328.1 - Small concave-convex "shell-like" mudstone fragment showing fossil plant fragments.

Box, cigar.

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Picture inside with a boat and planes

Inscriptions & Markings

Monotrote Magnums

Pen Holder

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Pen Holder is Made of Clay, has 9 holes for pens Small Chip in the Side Is Painted Rounded

Inscriptions & Markings

Made in Japan

Music Book - Maori Songs

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Front cover of music book shows a Maori carving and New Zealand mountains. Title: Maori Songs, collected and sung by Ernest McKinlay

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.

Music Book - Chopin Valses

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Music book, Imperial Edition No. 18, Title: "Chopin Valses" Complete. Revised and Edited by Stanford Barton. Front cover pink with bold black printing.

Inscriptions & Markings

Olive N. Walker Grassmere Cavendish

Hygiene book - Hygiene

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

8660.1 - Brown leather bound book

Inscriptions & Markings

- Hygiene - A. Newsholme M. D. - London - George Gill and Sons

Big Jug

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

large jug with no lid or liquids

Tin, tobacco

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Small rectangular tin with hinged lid, base colour gold, picture of a sunset and text in blue, yellow, gold & dark blue.

Inscriptions & Markings

City Lights, pipe tobacco, Grown and manufactured in Australia by Amalgamated Tobacco Industries Ltd. Factory cnr Spencer and Latrobe Sts, Melbourne phone F6026

large glass bottle

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

8626.1 - Large glass bottle 8626.2 - Brown glass lid

Mannequin - Miss Daisy

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Mannequin dressed in period costume representing Miss Daisy.

Bowl, glass

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Small cut glass bowl with jagged contoured rim, cut pattern on sides, diamond with circle in middle on base.

Bottle glass

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Rectangular pale aqua tinted clear glass bottle with concave back, text on side and base.

Historical information

Advertisement : Fitzroy City Press, Friday 29 January 1904, page 3, Fitzroy Post Office '...Lotherington's....Mr. F.H. Appleyard, chemist and dentist of 29 Best st, North Fitzroy (Fitzroy trams pass the door.- Telephone 3287) Source Trove.

Inscriptions & Markings

'F.H. APPLEYARD NORTH FITZROY' on front. '3vii' with an acute over the three above text near neck of bottle. 'M' on base.

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'

Tin, tobacco

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Rectangular metal box with hinged lid, coloured blue, dark cream and red.

Inscriptions & Markings

Damman's Aromatic Flake Cut

Glass Bottle

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Small clear rectangular glass bottle

Inscriptions & Markings

The Star Eye Lotion. A. Bossomailer

Syringe

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Glass earwax syringe.

Pressure Gauge for Pump

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Worn Missing hand plastic cover is Gone

Concertina Accordian - Gebr. Ludwig Accordeon

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Black concertina accordion with some snake skin like pattern on box, gold trim around keys and silver trim. Made by Gebr. Ludwig Accordeon, Germany

Longer hand chisel

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

8413.1 - Long hexagonal cross-sectional tip, and a wider disc-ring 2/5ths along its length

Pen box

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Long rectangular red, black and white cardboard box, writing on sides and a swan pictured on the lid.

Inscriptions & Markings

Lever filing model. Swan Pen Mabie, Todd & Co Ltd. Trade mark Mabie, Todd & Co Ltd., Manufactured Reg'd Office - Sunderland House, Curzon Street, Mayfair London W1. Branches - 133-135 Oxford Street, W1, - 114 Cheapside E.02 - 79 Holborn WC1 95 Regent St W1 London 3 Exchange Street. Manchester and of Zurich. Resident Agents : Cape Town, Paris, Barcelona, Wellington, Mabie, Todd & Co (Aust) Pty Ltd Sydney, Mabie, Todd Ltd, Belgium, S.A. 8-10 Neuve Brussels.

Watering can

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Hook attached to handle Snout Broken Plug

Tin, tea

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Cylindrical metal container with push on lid, green background colour with pictures of flowers and text on sides.

Inscriptions & Markings

Glen Valley Tea

Black ink

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

8674.1 - Clear glass bottle with paper label and plastic cork style lid.

Inscriptions & Markings

- TRADE MARK - Commercial blue black writing ink. - Manufactured by Angus & Co. PTY. LTD. AUSTRALIA - The Celebrated "Commercial" Blue Black Writing Fluid Writes a deep blue colour and soon changes to a very deep Black. It is non-corrosive and flows cleanly and freely from the pen, and will keep for years in any climate. - Contents 20 Fl. Oz.

Lace doilies

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

9086.1 Large oblong cotton doily with lace circumference, 51cm long. 9086.2 Small round cream doily, 15.5cm in diameter 9086.3 Small fawn round doily, 11.5cm in diameter 9086.4 Fawn tatted doily, 15cm in diameter

O.Gilpins Advertisement - 1895 - 1932 A Creed of Confidence

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

A single page advertorial celebrating 35 (sic) years of O.Gilpin' stores, from 1895 - 1932 backed on cardboard

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.

Mudstones with fossil wood

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Flat, roughly rhomboidal piece of mudstone showing numerous fragments of fossilised wood.

Historical information

unknown