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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

Concrestion with fossils

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

8314.1 - Irregularly shaped stone containing large concretion and numerous carbonised plant fossils.

Curved forked chisel

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

8405.1 - Forked, curved chisel; one end is well-hammered into a smoothly-curving surface. Use on mine rails, likely to lift rails by means of lever-action around railway spikes.

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.

Phonograph Record - The Denman Quadrilles

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Phonograph record, black shellac, no cover, grey Columbia label. Side A: The Denman Quadrilles 1 Side B: The Denman Quadrilles 2. Artist: Harry Davidson & his Orchestra

Inscriptions & Markings

Reference No. DOX - 917

Small mudstone with plant fragments

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

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

Mudstone with wood

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

8351.1 - Flattened, roughly trapezoidal mudstone showing surface of fossil wood, adjacent patch of darker mudstone.

Measuring Bottle - Small Glass Measuring Bottle

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Small glass measuring bottle with markers and numbers up the side 1-11. It has numbers and letters stamped on the base.

Ink bottle

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Large bottle with yellow, pale yellow and purple writing on the label, with aluminium lid and containing ink.

Inscriptions & Markings

M Tco for all pens. Swan Violet Ink Registered Australian New Zealand Trade mark. Made in England by the Swan Pen People Mabie Todd & Co Ltd London. Liverpool. Printed in England No. 728126 Reg 6638 2470.

Bottle, glass

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Large clear amber glass bottle, rectangular in section with angled corners, wide neck. Embossed text on large side panel, numeral on corner panel near base, monogram, letters and numerals on base.

Historical information

TROVE : The Australian Women's Weekly (1933-1982), Wednesday 22 January, 1964, p.32, Advertising. Dexsal, containing 34% pure medicinal glucose for nausea . sick headache . mild indigestion . over indulgence . in food or drink . biliousness . acidity . heartburn . periodic upsets. Directions one or two teaspoons in a tumbler of cold water and drink during effervescence. May be taken as often as desired. Keep tightly capped. Net contents 4 ozs. Reg. VIC 2102, 758. Manufactured by Drug Houses of Australia. For your family - pick the simplest way to settle 'upset tummy' - double-acting DEXSAL The simplest - and safest - because it's formulated wholly and solely to settle upset tummy, nothing else. It contains no pain killer, which can so often set up an excess-acid reaction in the stomach. The lively, sparkling drink of Dexsal dissolved in water is safe. Simply-formulated Dexsal acts in two ways: brings quick, direct relief to upset tummy discomforts or sick feelings and, simultaneously, restores your lost energy. That's because Dexsal contains 34 % medicinal glucose - the energy-builder that quickly restores your natural vitality. Take care of your family, when upset-tummy strikes, with the lively Dexsal drink - the simplest way to settle tummy upsets. (N.B. Children love the fresh tingly-taste of Dexsal) Double-acting Dexsal quickly relieves: . Ordinary indigestion . Sick headache . Heartburn . Nausea . Acidity . Periodic upsets . Biliousness . Over-eating or . Car and travel sickness drinking Safe for alt the family. And especially recommended for expectant mothers. DEXSAL A product of Drug Houses of Australia. Drug Houses of Australia Ltd. (DHA) was established in 1930 after the amalgamation of several proprietary medicine companies, including Felton Grimwade & Co. and Duerdin & Sainsbury Ltd. In 1974 the decision was made, after suffering from enormous financial losses, to break up the company and sell it. Several sections of the company became Felton Grimwade & Bickford Pty Ltd. Timeline of amalgamations 1855 - 1867 Youngman McCann & Co, 1863 - 1930 A. M. Bickford & Sons, 1867 - 1930 Felton Grimwade & Co, - 1930 Taylor-Elliotts Ltd, ? - 1930 Duerdin and Sainsbury Ltd, ? - 1930 Elliott Brothers Limited, - 1930 Rocke Thompsitt, 1863 - 1930 A. M. Bickford & Sons, 1867 - 1930 Felton Grimwade & Co.' 1902 - 1930 Felton Grimwade & Bickford Ltd, 1930 - 1974 Drug Houses of Australia Ltd (DHA), c. 1974 - Felton Grimwade & Bickfords Pty Ltd.

Inscriptions & Markings

On side panel 'DEXSAL REG. TRADE MARK'. On corner panel near base '4'. On base the letter 'g' or numeral '9' on its side, AGM monogram, 'F397' over '4' , A space then the letter 'M'.

Egg cup

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Polished two tone wood egg cup, large round base with jagged edges.

Bottle, glass

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Rectangular clear glass bottle with text embossed on base.

Inscriptions & Markings

'M'

Framed photo - Cope Brothers Tailors Shop Korumburra

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Wooden framed photo of the interior of Cope Brothers Tailor shop Korumburra, c. 1935 - 1940.

Inscriptions & Markings

Back of frame states Çope Brothers Shop'.

Small antnracite

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

8367.1 - Small piece of high-grade coal. Shaped a bit like the head Mjolnir.

Phonograph Record - Sister Susie's Sewing Shirts For Soldiers / Here we are, Here we are, Here we are Again.

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Phonograph record, black shellac with Excelphone Record purple label. No cover. Side A: Sister Susie's Sewing Shirts for Soldiers. Side B: Here we are, Here we are, Here we are Again. Sung by Mr Jack North, baritone.

Inscriptions & Markings

Ref. No 449

Bottle, glass

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Rectangular clear glass bottle with flat panel on one side, numbers embossed on one side near neck and text on base.

Inscriptions & Markings

On side panel 'OVIII'. On base 'AGM', capital 'A' with flat apex.

Paper Waste Basket

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

8729.1 - Very rusted wire paper waste basket.

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.

Measuring tape

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

60 inch linen measuring tape

Inscriptions & Markings

Dean Linen Made in England

Sling, cloth

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Triangular shaped calico arm-sling (used) wit cotton stitching along one side.

Inscriptions & Markings

nil.

Ink bottle

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Round squat clear glass ink bottle with embossed text, monogram and numbers on base.

Inscriptions & Markings

'G465', 'M' and AGM monogra.

Raspberry Cordial

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Aluminium Seal Covering Lid Berry Styled Border around the Writing/text

Inscriptions & Markings

(Leaf styled ring Border around bottle) Superior Raspberry Cordial

2 Tie Presses

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

A thin strip of wood for resting tie on while it is clamped between 2 laminated pieces of timber with metal clamps. 9012.1 Press is missing long strip of timber for resting tie on. 9012.2 Top of press is printed with a coloured pattern

Inscriptions & Markings

Ty LIfes KEEPS YOUR TIE IN SHAPE. PATENTED AUST. NO. 5309/ On back plaque reads Beaucaire MADE IN ENGLAND The Best Men's Wear

Steel protractor

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

8384.1 - Large steel protractor.

Inscriptions & Markings

- Troughton and simms, London. - G.H.G.

Bottle, glass

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Round slender aqua tinted clear glass bottle with embossed text on sides and monogram on base.

Historical information

JEREMAH CURTIS & BENJAMIN A. PERKINS: BITTERS & MEDICINE In 1848 Jeremah Curtis and Benjamin A. Perkins would become partners in a medical business. The business was located at No. 1 West End Kepduakong Bridge Banger, Maine. The business was called Curtis & Perkins Proprietors. By 1849 they started bottling Jeremah Curtis's mother-in-law, Mrs. Charlotte N. Winslow's syrup which she compounded from sulfate or morphia, sodium carbonate, spirits fueniculi and aqua ammonia. Mrs. Winslow was a physician and a nurse for children for about 30 years. This medicine was made for infants and was named Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup. In time the name was changed to Anglo American Drug Company and was then run by J. Curtis and his son George N. Curtis.

Inscriptions & Markings

'MRS WINSLOW'S SOOTHING SYRUP' 'THE ANGLO AMERICAN DRUG CO.' 'SUCCESSORS TO CURTIS & PERKINS PROPRIETORS' The monogram seems to consist of 4 triangular marks in a grid pattern.

Tin, tobacco

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

4 red 1 ounce rectangular metal tins with hinged lids for tobacco with makers name on lid

Inscriptions & Markings

Marked on lid 'State Express Ready Rubbed...'.

Orange & Soda Cordial

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Crumbling label S&H in a red Cycle, almost like the Japanese flag white cork lid

Inscriptions & Markings

S&H concentrated soluble Essence of Orange - Kola Guarantees Quality Stevenson & Howell limited, London

Phonograph record - The Bandolero / So We'll Go No More A'Roving

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Phonograph record with red "His Master's Voice" label. In a "Columbia" record sleeve. Side A: The Bandolero (Stuart), sung by Mr. Peter Dawson Side B: So We'll Go No More A-Roving sung by Mr. Gervase Elwes

Inscriptions & Markings

C459

Music Book - Pianoforte Tone-Production

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Hardcover book bound in red cloth - "Pianoforte Tone-Production" by Tobias Matthay

Inscriptions & Markings

A/C 5 30ci Altona Wagga Wagga 25/9/21

Mudstone with plant fragment

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

8342.1 - Grey mudstone containing large amounts of plant and wood fragments.

Leather Leg Armor

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Worn Straps Metal Clip that's Rusted