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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

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

Hammered gad (chisel)

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

8412.1 - Metal spike with extensively hammered flared end, and a tapering tip that shows signs of being sharpened: the very ground to a new angle.

Mudstones with plants and concretion

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

8331.1 - Irregularly shaped elongate piece of mudstone showing numerous plant fossil fragments, most prominently.

Wedding horseshoes

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

9063.1 Cream ribbon wound around horseshoe 9063.2 Cream ribbon with lace edging, pearls and wax orange blossom flowers 9063.3 Cream patterned ribbon with large sprig of orange blossom

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

Coal briquette

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

8371.1 - Like a squat, oval-faced cylinder; flatted ends; edges 'lipped'; black coal; high-grade.

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'

Davy safety lamp

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

8479.1 - Metal cylinder with cotton wick encased in glass and a curl of metal for a handle.

Inscriptions & Markings

N. B. C. C.

Telephone

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Handle of Front Damaged cord on Back Still seems to be working/Still Makes sounds

Inscriptions & Markings

To Call turn Handle & lift handset. When finished replace handset &turn handle 51028

Can, tobacco

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Two cylindrical containers with lids (one lid missing), relief printing in metal on lid and base, printed label with sailors head inside life-buoy, brand name 'Player's Navy Cut'.

Inscriptions & Markings

PLAYERS NAVY CUT, MEDIUM.....'.

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.

"Sick Feeder"

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

8629.1 - Ceramic "Ideal sick feeder"

Inscriptions & Markings

- Ideal sick feeder - Patent - Made in England

Coffee tin

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Cylindrical cream coloured coffee tin with pictures of flowers and ' coffee' on the side.

Bottle, glass.

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Squat round clear glass ink bottle with embossed text on heel at base and monogram on base

Historical information

TROVE : Port Philip Gazette and Settler's Journal (Vic. : 1845 - 1850) Saturday 21 April 1849 p 3 Advertising 'On MONDAY, 23RD INSTANT, (WITHOUT RESERVE,) at 12 o'clock, AN INVOICE of Drawings, Prints, Crayons, Portraits, coloured Figures II M. Ships '"Vindictive," "Victory," "Pomona," ''Vanguard," " Carysfoot," " Magicienne," &c., coloured ; the Channel Fleet, Jenny Lind, and a large quantity of Engravings. Three hundred volumes Books, comprising Novels, History, Poetry, School Books, &c., &c., &c. A large quantity of assorted stationery consisting of boxes of India rubber bands, pens, show cases, fancy wafers, satin note paper. One cask Stephen's Fluid Ink, in pints and half-pints. Terms— Cash'. TROVE : The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Tuesday 27 March 1956 p 2 Advertising 'PUBLIC NOTICE TO BOTTLERS, BOTTLE DEALERS. Etc., RE PROPERTY BRANDED BOTTLES WHICH ARE NOT SOLD The undermentioned Firms and Companies,' carrying on businesses at Sydney and elsewhere, HEREBY GIVE NOTICE that all Bottles delivered by them to their customers having: a notification moulded thereon (including bottom) 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 the purpose of enabling the contents to be delivered to 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 & NORMAN PTY. LTD., MANDIBLE STREET. ALEXANDRIA, N.S.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. ABC Mop Co.......................Stephens Ink (Australia) Pty Ltd.......................'.

Inscriptions & Markings

'PROPERTY OF STEPHENS INKS AUSTRALIA LTD' on heel of base. Austrralian Glass Manufacturers monogram on base with embossed illustration of a feather quill.

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

Golden Orange Cordial

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

turnable cork lid black bordered label with orange inside the border. Black writing reads Golden Orange Trade mark symbol in the top right within the border

Inscriptions & Markings

Marchant & Co Soft Drinks Golden Orange A fresh Fruit Drink Trade Mark Rego Australia The Property of Marchant & Co Its use by others is Illegal Wak Grade

Wash stand

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Metal frame holding a circular metal bowl at top and smaller metal bowl below, with towel rail.

Sewing machine accessories - Wetheim Sewing Machine tin

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Green tin labelled Wertheim Sewing machine with 22 accessories/tools inside.

Inscriptions & Markings

Wertheim Sewing Machine Throat plate has 1 1 10 0 0 9 3 stamped on it.

Music Book - The Australian Music Book no. 27. Favourite pianoforte Duets.

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Paper back music book number 27 in a series. Titled the Australian Music Book Favourite Pianoforte Duets made by Allan and CO.LTD Melbourne.

Metal Water Grate

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

6 Metal Beams holding it all together

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

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.

Pearl buttons

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Rectangular shaped cardboard.

Inscriptions & Markings

Princess Pearl Buttons. J & R. B. Finest English Manufacture. Made in England.

Tin container

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

659.1 - Small cylindrical can for Pears' Precipitated Fuller's Earth. Sides printed with product details. Lid printed with coloured picture of nurse and child.

Historical information

A children's toilet product to aide in relief of suffering from chafing caused by nappy rash. A far cry from the present day products as the item has no description of contents. This was before legislation was introduced making the listing of ingredients compulsory.

Inscriptions & Markings

Printed on base of side in black; " A & F PEARS, Limited LONDON and SYDNEY"

Bottle, essence

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Rectangular shaped bottle tapered toward neck with brown-gold metal screw top. Labels front and back in light blue, dark blue, with fawn.

Inscriptions & Markings

Iona Culinary Essence, Lemon.

Bottle, glass.

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Aqua blue tinted glass, diamond shaped in section, poison bottle with embossed text and pattern around two panels containing text with bottle manufacturers monogram on base.

Historical information

Haines, Gregory, 1994, Á History of Pharmacy in Victoria, The Australian Pharmaceutical Publishing Company in association with the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (Victoria) Ltd, Melbourne, Australia. Page 41 '..................Although John Kitchen and his sons began their soap making business in South Melbourne in 1855, these low standards of hygiene and the overcrowding in Melbourne and on the diggings helped to cause significant health problems.........''. TROVE : The Age, Monday 6 October 1919, page 10, Advertisement. 'J Kitchen and Sons Pty Ltd, 10 Queen Street Melbourne......Kitchen's .....Phenyle...' TROVE : The Australasian, Saturday 1 October 1921, page 11, Article. 'Kitchen's Phenyle for sinks and drains....'

Inscriptions & Markings

'KITCHEN PHENYLE', 'POISONOUS', NOT TO BE TAKEN' between panels of stippled crosses on sides. In a diamond shaped cartouche, the letter 'V' over 'D M' over 'A'. AGM monogram on base.

Box of explosives

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

8445.1 - Unhinged wooden box of explosives, quite covered in dust, made by "Nobel's explosives company (limited)"; lots of writing on the lid, and the two smaller sides, somewhat faded and occluded by dirt.

Inscriptions & Markings

- Nobel Glasgow - 50 lbs net - This side up - Made in Australia - With care - keep dry - Nobel's explosives company (limited) Glasgow - Explosive class III division I. - Alfa Nobel - Nobel's explosives company Limited - Trademark

Book - The Early Settlement of South Gippsland

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Tin, jam

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Cylindrical tin, sealed at both ends, with label depicting fruit in orange, light blue and dark blue around sides.

Inscriptions & Markings

Golden Bar Jam Light Plum Jam from the Golden City of Bendigo.

Roll of lace

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Circular length of lace for edging a tablecloth

Phonograph Record - The Border Ballad / Mandalay

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Phonograph record, black shellac, no cover, dark green "Zonophone Record, The Twin" label. Side A: The Border Ballad. Side B: Mandalay. Sung by Mr Peter Dawson with Orchestral accompaniment.

Inscriptions & Markings

Reference No. X - 2-42379 Serial No. 914. There is a 1/2d stamp on the label.