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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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1468 items

1468 items

Music Book - Frog Puddles

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Music book titled "Frog Puddles" by Howard Whitney Front cover illustrates moonlit scene of blue singing frog playing a banjo. Other frogs in background are jumping into pond.

Inscriptions & Markings

Olive M. Walter

Beaded evening purse

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Beaded evening purse with chain handle, metal clasp and cream silk lining.

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.

Bottle, glass

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Twelve sided brown glass bottle with text embossed on side

Inscriptions & Markings

'TRADE MARK A. L. MURDOCK LIQUID FOOD. BOSTON. U.S.A. & LONDON'

Biscuit tin

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Cylindrical shaped aqua coloured tin with small rectangles on sides. They are gold, lemon, blue, pink, green in colour and depict roses and small flowers. The lid is stuck on.

Inscriptions & Markings

on sticker - dollar symbol 3-0

Framed sign - Ladies Tailor

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Wooden framed sign saying Ladies Tailor. The letters are made of silver paper pressed into the shapes of the letters which have been cut out of a thin veneer of wood.

Historical information

On loan as part of the Herks Collection

Inscriptions & Markings

Ladies Tailor

Clock

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Brown clock with glass door with flower design. 11017.1 - Hook with bronze bottom 11017.2 - round thing with inscription and pointed end. 11017.3 - key tuner

Inscriptions & Markings

11017.2 - Fast, Slow, Patented Dec 11th 1883, Waterbury Clock Co.

Bore pipe.

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

8443.1 - Metal pipe which is rusted.

Inscriptions & Markings

- Korum bore 19 - Depth 1335 Ft - 1.64 CHS E

Large nail

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

8409.1 - The large nail doesn't have a flared head and has a pointed tip with a square cross-section.

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

Stapler

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

8684.1 - Metal stapler with one section painted red, the pressure pad is painted light green and the rest is bare metal.

Inscriptions & Markings

- MADE INENGLAND - USE VELOS 323 STAPLES - VELOS - REGISTERED DESIGN

Oil lamp

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

8679.1 - Slightly rusty oil lamp. No painted areas, all bare metal.

Inscriptions & Markings

- LANORA - LANORA AUSTRALIA

Railway Carriage - First Class Railway Carriage

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

First Class railway carriage 35 AW red with a white clerestory roof. Six compartments each with six green possibly leather studded seats with arm and head rests. The floor is carpeted and there is a white metal drinking fountain with a tap in the corridor. Each compartment also has decorative pressed metal ceiling, overhead racks and a central light fixture. There is a mens' and ladies' seating area at each end with a toilet.

Historical information

Part of a matching set of W class carriages.

Inscriptions & Markings

The carriage has the 35AW mark on the outside.

Bottle, glass.

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Tall rectangular clear glass bottle with angled corners, for stopper seal. Text embossed on one side & logo on base.

Historical information

Trove : Leader, Saturday April 9th, 1892, page 24, 'Suicide in St. Kilda', mentions chemist Ernest Daintree in the report as selling the laudanum used in the suicide. Victorian Government Gazette, no.67, Friday May 4th, 1894, page 1841. : 'Trademarks, CLASS 47. 3833. A liquid detergent for general domestic cleaning purposes. Ernest Daintree of High-street, St. Kilda, Victoria, wholesale and retail druggist. 30 April 1894. (As a distinctive label.)' Victorian Government Gazettes, Pharmaceutical Registers, Ernest Daintree is listed at the address 102 High Street St Kilda from 1898 until at 523 Malvern Road, Toorak in 1903. He was first entered on the Pharmaceutical Register in Victoria on 11 April 1888 and his qualification was from Gt. Britain, Major Exam, No.2138.

Inscriptions & Markings

Embossed on side 'E. DAINTREE ST KILDA'. On base : ' M' inside cartouche shaped impression.

Cleaning ochre

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Unopened cardboard package wrapped in red product label. Labl depicting brick fireplace with directions for use and other product details on sides and rear.

Inscriptions & Markings

Apex Packaging Coy. Pulverised Red Ochre. Specially prepared for household purposes. Handwritten price.

Book - The Early Settlement of South Gippsland

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Box, nibs

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Small rectangular red and cream box which opens at ends with sticky tape holding it together.

Inscriptions & Markings

Fine Quality Steel Nibs

Mining mook

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

8429.1 - Brown-beige faded book; fairly thick

Manual

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

8385.1 - Book detailing a mine fireman's necessary knowledge.

Historical information

Donated by Rosalind Hodgeson. Her grandfather was a mine inspector in Scotland and northern England.

Medkit Box

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Worn Lots of Medical info on the Inside

Inscriptions & Markings

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Tin, tobacco

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Small square metal box with hinged lid, with black and white text and a crest on green lid, with a blue and white pattern.

Inscriptions & Markings

The Greys Silk Cut Virginia Tobacco 2 ozs Nett Weight when packed. Godfrey Phillips (Aust) Pty Ltd, Melbourne, Australia. Manufactured by the Succrs to Major Drapkin & Co., London.

water Basin

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Round Clay on the inside of the Basin to keep the basin together Rusted

Gas lamp

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Turnable valve Red and Green glass gems, Red is trigger then the Green A Handle

Inscriptions & Markings

Panther PcH B'HAM

Glass Bottle

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Small clear (with light blue tint) rectangular glass bottle.

Inscriptions & Markings

Woods. Great peppermint cure for coughs and colds.

Mine Map

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

6306.1 - Map of Outtrim mining area, with modification where damage/erasure has occurred. Shows tunnels, faults, tramways, boreholes, surface roads and (apparently) paddock boundaries and a creek.

Mine Cross Sections

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

8520.1 - Diagram of 6 cross-section of the Korumburra coal mine area, showing topography, elevation, faults, coal seams and boreholes.

Phonograph Record - Gems from Rose Marie / Queen of Sheba - Cortege

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Phonograph record, green and gold Zonophone label and cover. Side A: Gems from "Rose Marie", Side B: Queen of Sheba - Cortege. Artists: Light Opera Company, Victor Symphony Orchestra

Inscriptions & Markings

Serial E.F.2

Envelope

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Cream envelope with hand written musical notes in black ink.

Music Book - Gems of Strauss for Piano

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Illustrated front cover of 1930s/40s female dancer (top part of dress is orange, bottom half is blue). The background is black with book title in gold "Gems of Strauss for Piano". The contents are also listed on the front cover.

Small tallow lamp

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

8488.1 - Small truncated cone with flat disc lid, bent wire hook/ handle and tubular metal spout.