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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 3950 (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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Bottle, glass

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Rectangular clear glass bottle with a cork lined platic or Bakelite screw top, paper label and numerals embossed on the base.

Historical information

Myer also in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.

Inscriptions & Markings

'F108' and other indistinct figures, possibly E46 in reverse and 'M' embossed on base. Paper label in blue, white and red with text and illustration of large red chemist shop bottle. 'Given internally as a Antiseptic and used when diluted as a Mouth Wash.....Sore and Cracked Skins'. HENRY FRANCIS & CO CHEMISTS MYER EMPORIUM LTD MELBOURNE-ADELAIDE'.

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.

Ruler

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

8687.1 - Metal ruler that has an eyelet to enable it to bend, measuring in inches on both sides.

Inscriptions & Markings

- 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23. - J Rabone & sons BIRMINGHAM - No 1493

Apothecary weights

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Set of 4 cylindrical bronze metric weights (1kg, 500g, 200g, & 100g) with bronze knob handles marked with their individual weights.

Historical information

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

Inscriptions & Markings

216.1 : on top 1 kg H, on base 'a crown' CAG VIC B65 216.2 : on top 500g H, on base ' a crown' CA11 VIC B65 216.3 : on top 200g H, on base 'a crown' A11 VIC B65 (G6 ?) 9 173 H81 216.4 : on top 100g H, on base CA 'a crown' B65 G69 173 K78 81

Bottle, glass

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Rectangular amber brown glass bottle with numerals embossed on base

Inscriptions & Markings

'652' on base

Bottle, medicine.

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Rectangular blue tinted clear glass bottle with text embossed on one side and on base.

Inscriptions & Markings

'KUTNOW'S POWDER' on side. 'K'sP' on base

Hole Puncher

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Metal, Rusty, Welded, Really Poor Condition

Tin, cigarette

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Large square metal box with hinged lid and catches at front, coloured red with gold around the edges, black striping with gold and black writing and a coat of arms on lid.

Inscriptions & Markings

State Express Cigarettes No.333 Cork Tipped Virginia. Absolutely Unique in their quality, 50 fine Virginia Cigarettes.

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.

Honour Roll - Kilcunda Road School Honor Roll

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Honour roll of varnished wood, with three panels, an undulating shaped pediment, plain columns at sides, painted gold text and the Australian Imperial Forces insignia on base.

Historical information

This WWI Honor Roll was originally displayed in the Kilcunda Road State School (no.3337), which was located at the north east corner of the intersection of the Bena - Kongwak and Buchanans' Roads, Bena, Victoria, 3946. The school was located amongst the cypress trees at 645 Bena-Kongwak Road. The school was relocated in 2008 to the Coal Creek Community Park and Museum, 12 Silkstone Road, Korumburra, 3950 to become the Masonic Lodge building in the park display. On the west side of the intersection of the Bena - Kongwak and Buchanans' Roads is a brass plaque on a granite boulder with the following inscription TO COMMEMORATE THE DISTRICT OF KILCUNDA ROAD First Surveyed 1879. This is the site of the KILCUNDA ROAD UNITING CHURCH 1911 to 1966. Diagonally opposite at 645 Bena-Kongwak Road was the site of the KILCUNDA ROAD PRIMARY SCHOOL No: 3337, 1902 to 1975. Erected by The School Mother’s Club continuing as The Kilcunda Road Social Club 2008.

Significance

One of the few remaining historic items from Kilcunda Road settlement.

Inscriptions & Markings

Roll of Honor, Kilcunda Road State School. In Honor of Old Scholars of this school who served the Empire in the Great War, 1914-1919, Australian Imperial Force. (X) These made the supreme sacrifice. Sister J.E. Turner , E.N. Barge, E.F. Binding (X), E.H. Bunn, D. James (X), W.James, A. James (X), R. H. James, A.G. Rose (X), C.W. Stanlake, G. Wuchatsch, R. Wuchatsch, T.E. Young

Very large "D" shackle

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

8434.1 - Large "D" shaped shackle.

Tin, jam

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Cylindrical tin, sealed at both ends, with label on sides depicting fruits in yellow, red, green, dark green and purple and with red and green text.

Inscriptions & Markings

Peacock Gooseberry

Pearl buttons

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

24 pearl buttons on rectangular shaped cardboard (blue on front).

Inscriptions & Markings

Princess Pearl Buttons. J & R. B. Made in England.

ceramic pot

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

8631.1 - Ceramic (white) pot similar to tea pot.

Men's and Women's bathers

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

9036.1 Men's khaki coloured singlet style bathers 9036.2 Ladies, purple one piece bathers with short white skirt.

Inscriptions & Markings

9036.1 AKM regd. Cotton, wool

Piano roll

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Piano roll in long rectangular black cardboard box with lid.

Inscriptions & Markings

D203 Mastertouch My Hero Waltz (from the Chocolate Soldier). Played by Scott & Walters.\ D5020 Mastertouch The Garden of Eden for trot. Dennise Norwood 20 Played by E Muir.

Small elongate coal

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

8368.1 - High-grade coal, not shiny.

Historical information

Queensland.

Straight chisel

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

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

Enema

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

8669.1 - Tin container (red) with label. 8669.2 - Torn wrapping paper. 8669.3 - Glass enema. 8669.4 - Paper explaining the benefits of using a glass enema.

Inscriptions & Markings

- INGRAM'S - "STERILENDUM" ENEMA - (REGISTERED) - Guaranteed to stand boiling water.

Hand-painted vase

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Ceramic vase with hand-painted Lily of the Valley design and two tone background. The rim is painted in gold. Inscription on base reads: Handpainted A Woods, To Joyce + David from Cale + Lyli 1983

Inscriptions & Markings

Handpainted A Woods, To Joyce + David from Cale + Lyli 1983

Moulded candle and candle holder

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

8715.1 - White moulded candle. 8715.2 - Metal candle holder with small ring to hold.

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 ?

Lemon Cordial

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Tall Bottle with a Label that looks good

Inscriptions & Markings

Eckersley & Sons Pty. Ltd Highly Concentrated Soluble Essences LB.NETT Manufacturers Melbourne Lemon

Seal wax and tray.

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

8711.1 - The tray is made of glass with an elevated side to angle the tray. 8711.2 - Sealing wax stick. 8711.3 - Sealing wax stick. 8711.4 - Sealing wax stick. 8711.5 - Sealing wax stick. 8711.6 - Sealing wax stick. 8711.7 - Sealing wax stick.

Bottle, glass

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Thick dark brown glass rectangular shaped bottle with text in German and trademark embossed onto the glass

Historical information

Actiergesellschaft fur Anilinfabrikation was founded as a dye company in 1867 at Rummelsburger See near Berlin and evolved to become the AGFA film company.

Inscriptions & Markings

Trade mark consists of a bear 'rampant' over a shield. 'ACTIERGESELLSCHAFT FUR ANILINFABRIKATION BERLIN S. O.' contained in a cartouche on the side of the bottle. Translation 'Corporation for Aniline Manufacture'.

Phonograph record - Melinda's Wedding Day and Roll on Missouri

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Phonograph record with green "Zonophone Record" label, "The Twin" 'Melinda's Wedding Day' (Piantadosi) and 'Roll On Missouri' (Carroll) - duet sung by Collins and Harlan, English Duet. Serial 3048 X-44340

Small pickaxe

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

8495.1 - Pickaxe; Head like an elongated double bladed axe.

Inscriptions & Markings

9cm (?)

Music Book - Choral Praise, 217 Tunes and Anthems

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Music book - blue cloth cover with black embossed leaf pattern on the top and bottom. Text on cover: Choral Praise - 217 Tunes and Anthems. Edited by John Burnham, Complete Volume. First and third lines printed in gold, second and fourth lines printed in black. Text on spine: Choral Praise - Complete Volume. The publisher is W. Nicholson & Sons, LTD. The book is constructed from cardboard and paper.

Filled Cordial Bottles

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

5 Glass Bottles are Brown Colored the other two aqua and one lime green. 1 Has a long crack down the side but not deep enough to cause a problem.

Inscriptions & Markings

M.B C.V Bottle Co. of Victoria Pty. PTD The Property of the Manufactures

Lantin

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

No Handle

Inscriptions & Markings

HS LOO- NoB PATD 12- 4 - 23 DIETZ FITZALL N.Y.U.S.A

Brass sieve

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Brass mesh sieve with metal hoop in two parts secured on the side with a hook where rims join.

Historical information

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

Inscriptions & Markings

No. 40.

Model of Coal Creek

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

8477.1 - Wood framed glass case with miniature scene of Coal Creek inside.

Inscriptions & Markings

- Modelled - Coal Creek Proprietary Co - Coal screens & siding - 1900 - Donated by H. W. LeMalus Family

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

Metal joist reinforcement piece

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

8398.1 - Large metal joist reinforcement piece

Tin, tobacco

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Small rectangular metal box with push on lid, white lid with text and Tudor buildings in orange and black.

Inscriptions & Markings

Lloyd's Old Holborn Blended Virginia Cigarette Tobacco. 50 g net weight . Made in the United Kingdom. Richard Lloyd & Sons London.

Ironing Board

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Padded ironing board on flat wooden plinth

Lamp

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Kerosene lantern with metal frame, fuel reservoir and glass chimney, beige coloured painted metal.

Inscriptions & Markings

Mark on base 'New York USA'. Mark on top 'Diets'.

Phonograph record - I like Your Apron and Your Bonnet / Meet Me Tonight in Dreamland

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Black vinyl phonograph record with a green "Zonophone, The Twin" label. Side A: I like Your Apron and Your Bonnet, Side B: Meet Me Tonight in Dreamland, English Bells played by Billy Whitlock with orchestral accompaniment.

Inscriptions & Markings

Trade Mark "The Twin" serial No 798- reference No x-49352

Mine Map

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

6303.1 - Cross sections of Korumburra coal mining area detailing local faulting and seam location/depth, boreholes, as well as elevation & surface topography along lines of sections.

Stove polish

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Twenty round flat tins with push on lids, yellow and black coloured with picture of a horse head (zebra ?) on the lids.

Inscriptions & Markings

Zebra Stove Polish. Made in Australia by Reckitt & Coleman ( Australia) Ltd. Apply with a damp cloth or brush. net weight 2 1/2 oz.

Hair Curler

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Hair curler, silver, curved in one side, round on other. slight point on end.

Fly paper

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Small blue green cylindrical object with black writing and a red piece of plastic coming out of the end.

Inscriptions & Markings

The famous fly catcher with the pin. AEROXON

Tin, jam

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Cylindrical tin sealed at both ends with label around sides depicting an anchor and an assortment of fruits with some text, in white, black, dark blue and light blue.

Inscriptions & Markings

Anchor brand Trademark jams. Golden Drop

Framed picture

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Silver and gold aluminium frame. Photograph of woman late 1800s wearing long dress with white lace around neck, lace blouse, holding hat in right hand. Garden setting.

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.

Bottle, glass.

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Hexagonal clear amber glass bottle, 3/4 full of dark coloured liquid with 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.

Inscriptions & Markings

Embossed on side of bottle 'NOT TO BE TAKEN'. On base of bottle '7' then AGM monogram, then 'M' over 'F1072'. White paper label with red printed text 'CAUTION - NOT TO BE TAKEN', below in black typewritten text 'THE PAINT 28-8-62, Use as directed. Mr. Williams', below in red printed text 'CHELTENHAM & DISTRICT U.F.S. DISPENSARY. 272 CHARMAN ROAD. TELEPHONE XF2352'.

Air Canister

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

tall air canister with a flat surface able to turn a valve for air

Book - Novel - To Grips with the Savage

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Red hard back book. Author Mark Winchester. Colour very faded.

Inscriptions & Markings

To Grips with the Savage. Mark Winchester

Butter Cover

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Base is a square plate decorated with yellow rim, red stripe and flowers in each corner. Cover has a larger picture of the floral decoration on one side, lace decoration right around meeting a front and rear to small flower pattern, coloured orange, green, red, yellow and black.

Inscriptions & Markings

PM. Moschendorf. Bavaria. 19

Jewellery Holder Case

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

11009.1 - multi-coloured hair comb with mustache shape on top 11009.2 - dark brown crown clip with black beads 11009.3 - black and silver beaded necklace with silver clasp 11009.4 - amber comb - bends in half 11009.5 - black band, silver watch middle, rusted clasp, rose gold clock hands. 11009.6 - nail file kit, blue with cream ribbon 11009.7 - brown/bronze locket with flower design and crest, inside is gold. 11009.8 - tiny photo 1.5 cm man on one side and woman on other, bronze gold colour 11009.10 - locket, bronze flower design 11009.11 - blue beads, pin, missing some of the blue beads 11009.12 - green bead centre with flowers and ropes - pin does not come out 11009.13 - pin fan with swirls and pink beads - missing one bead 11009.14 - broad clip blue beads silver coloured outside 11009.15 - hair brooch amber and brown with flowers 11009.16 - rusted hair bun pin - 6.4 cm 11009.17 - rusted hair bun pin - 7.6 cm 11009.18 - bent rusted hair pin 11009.19 - bent rusted hair pin 11009.20 - bent rusted hair pin 11009.21 - purple beaded necklace with loop clasp 11009.22 - pink beaded necklace with no clasp 11009.23 - black beads long and heart shaped - BROKEN 11009.24 - white clear beads necklace - diamond shaped clasp - 2 pieces rusted 11009.25 - cream yellow holder

Inscriptions & Markings

11009.5 - Olymp on back, numbers on front