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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 (map)
phone
+61 03 5655 1811
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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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1181 items

Music book - Choral Treasury

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Blue book with black printing: Twelfth Series, Choral Treasury - Beautiful tunes for school and home, edited by John Burnham

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

Khaki Wedding dress

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Long sleeved short jacket with two rows of vertical buttons down the bodice with matching long skirt. Worn as a wedding outfit in 1870.

Hand held lamp

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

8509.1 - Brass "box" with a curved door at the rear, which also has two loops of wire for the handle, a circular glass "window" at the front, and a perforated "turret" on top.

Piano - Zenker & Schultes Upright Piano

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Piano made of wood. Original wood has been painted over. The maker's name is Zenker & Schultes.

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

Mudstone with fossil

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

8332.1 - Flat, roughly rhomboid mudstone showing prominent partial fossil of spiny animal (most likely), possibly a polychaete worm. (still possible it is merely a plant fragment). Surface shows striations likely from working to uncover fossil.

Metal reinforcement joist peice

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

8399.1 - Large metal joist reinforcement piece.

3 Reels of silk thread

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

3 wooden reels of silk thread,. 5 - 6 strands together on reel 9026.1 Shade S3, mushroom colour 9026.2 Shade S5, dark brown 9026.3 Khaki colour

Inscriptions & Markings

On label on top of Reel - Super Silk Twist. Yellow Label. Made in England On label bottom of Reel - Hand buttonhole twist, No. 6, 72 yards.

Tin, tobacco

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Rectangular metal tin with hinged lid, predominantly blue coloured, brand ' Damman's'.

Inscriptions & Markings

'DAMMAN'S FINE CUT'

Violin

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Full size violin, timber construction, varnished. Finger board has inlaid decoration and the body has painted decoration on the front, back and sides. Decorative wooden beading around the edges is visible.

Drill core sample

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

8390.1 - Drill core sample.

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

Bottle, glass

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Hexagonal clear amber glass bottle, 1/4 full of liquid with black 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.

Historical information

TROVE : The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954) Thursday 22 August 1918 p 6 Article 'Doctors and Lodges. Malvern Medical Association. The friendly societies of Malvern have formed a medical association in connection with the Malvern and District U.F.S. Dispensary. This has been registered as the Malvern and District U.F.S. Medical Association and Dispensary. Practically all the societies have joined it. The committee has appointed as medical officer Dr. J Weir, who is now carrying on the work of the institution. Another doctor is to be appointed shortly to assist him. The committee lately purchased a property in Valetta-street, formerly used by the Church of Christ. Structural alterations have been made, and the business will be transferred from High-street to the new building early in September'. TROVE : The Prahran Telegraph (Vic. : 1889 - 1930) Friday 23 January 1925 p 6 Article 'Malvern Dispensary. ANNUAL REPORT AND BALANCE SHEET. The 16th report and balance sheet for the year ending December 31st last of the Malvern and District U.F.S. Medical Association and Dispensary signed by the president (Mr.Chas. A. W. Smith) has been issued. It is the first annual report since the erection of the new hall and dispensary in Valetta street, and discloses a satisfactory state of affairs. Mr. Smith, who is now a past president of the Dispensary, has been commended on. all sides for the active interest He at all times took in the work of the dispensary, and he has every reason to feel pleased and gratified that the erection of the new building was put in hand and completed during his tenure of office. The enterprise is a credit to the district, and shows that, those associated with friendly societies work in Malvern are imbued with a true progressive spirit. The dispensary is assured of a successful and useful future.........................................'.

Inscriptions & Markings

Embossed on side of bottle 'NOT TO BE TAKEN', '1' (near base). On base of bottle AGM monogram, over 'F1072', over 'M'. Some indistinct embossed characters on edge. Paper label with red printed text and hand writing in blue ink. Red printed text on label 'POISON NOT TO BE TAKEN', handwriting 'Use on a pad for 15 to 30 minutes. Mr. Williams', red printed text 'MALVERN & DISTRICT U.F.S., M.A. & DISPENSARY. H.H. PHILLIPS, Chemist. VALETTA STREET, MALVERN'.

Broken mudstone with leaves

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

8357.1 - Large piece of mudstone broken perpendicular to longest axis into two almost-exact-sized pieces; break bifurcates leaf fossils apparent on both largest faces.

Cup cake trays

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Twelve round silver-grey coloured cake tins

Tin container

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Flat cylindrical gold brown coloured tin with lid and with blue writing. Label in blue, red, white and black

Inscriptions & Markings

Fisher's Polishing Wax. Champion Brand.

Pen ink container

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

8720.1 - Thick glass cube with a hole in the centre for ink.

Brass scales

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

8388.1 - Brass-faced spring-balance scales, with hook and rope-ring, rated up to 200 pounds.

Inscriptions & Markings

- Salter's spring balance No 20 made in England - Silvester's (?) patent to weigh 200lb

Music Book - Golden Hours for Violin & Piano

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Cream coloured paper music book with a brown printed design, inc. a floral border and small silhouette of violinist. "Golden Hours for Violin and Piano, Easy Transcriptions, Classical & Popular". Contents are listed beneath. Published by Keith Prowse & Co. Ltd., London.

Nation Banknote Display

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

8728.1 - Thin wooden frame with very dark stain and gold paint on the inner part of the frame. 8728.2 - Very large print of a one pound note. 8728.3 - Brief description of the note and it's history.

Inscriptions & Markings

8728.2 - 1 - MELBOURNE - VICTORIA - ONE - POUND - THE NATIONAL BANK OF AUSTRALIA LIMITED - On demand I promise to pay the bearer ONE POUND sterling at MELBOURNE June 1893 - For THE NATIONAL BANK OF AUSTRALIA - Manager - ENTd 8728.3 - NATIONAL BANK NOTE - The first note issued by the National Bank when it reopened for business on 26th June, 1893 after reconstruction following the 1893 land boom.

Music Book - Herz Finger Exercises

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Badly discoloured Herz Finger Exercises, Scales, Chords, Arpeggios and Broken Chords - No. 5, Imperial Edition, Edited by Edgar Bendel

Sign

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Rectangular shaped sign, picture of a man and text in black, off-white, orange and green.

Inscriptions & Markings

Bushells Pure Coffee Has the true mocha flavour

Men's hat

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Men's black felt hat

Inscriptions & Markings

Rogers Peet Company, Boston, Washington, AMK

Music Book - Rendez-vous

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Green coloured music book with illustration of 18th century male and female dancing by a fountain, framed by Rococo decoration. Title: "Rendez-vous" (The King's Favorite), Intermezzo - Rococo, Words by Adrian Ross, Music by W. Aletter. Spine of book has been hand-stitched.

Inscriptions & Markings

Olive M. Wallace - Grassmere

Music Book - The Rose of Flanders (Waltz) / I'm Sorry Sally (Foxtrot)

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Music book, white paper with black printed harp that encloses the text. Headed Allan Edition - Song titles: "The Rose of Flanders", Waltz, & "I'm Sorry Sally", Fox-trot, for orchestra. Published by Allan & Co. Melbourne

joint reinforcement

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

8 thick metal strips with regularly-shaped holes, likely to secure the rails to the sleepers in the mines.

Historical information

unknown

Tin, chocolate

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Rectangular tin with lid, colour picture of a castle on lid and gold figure '8' shapes around sides on white background.

Inscriptions & Markings

Swiss Castle. Fancy Tin Contains 1 lb. of Nestlé's high class chocolate assortments (all boiled)

Spatula

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Metal spatula with wooden handle riveted to the metal.

Historical information

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

Inscriptions & Markings

On blade V 'a crown' R, Maleham & Yeomans, Sheffield England, 'makers mark'.

Broken-tipped gad (chisel

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

8411.1 - Long, narrow metal spike with tapered tip, broken at the very end. Shows slight flaring from hammering at blunt end.

Pill mould

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Metal cachet pill powder mould consisting of 2 matching metal plates with impressions and holes attached by a hinge, accompanied by a funnel, a small container and a felt covered roller.

Historical information

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

Inscriptions & Markings

On top plate '7'.

Phonograph Record Cover

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Glass Bottle

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Small clear rectangular glass bottle. Misshaped bottle neck.

Glass jar

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

8667.1 - Small brown glass jar with plastic screw top lid and no label.

Eye wash glasses

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

8634.1 - Eye wash glass 8634.2 - Eye wash glass

Lignite/brown coal

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

8362.1 - Irregularly shaped piece of brown coal.

W&M Fl. Oz. Measuing Kit.

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

8692.1 - Large grey painted metal box with hinged lid, metal latch and a black handle on top. 8692.2 - Glass measuring jug. 8692.3 - Glass measuring jug. 8692.4 - Glass measuring jug. 8692.5 - Glass measuring jug. 8692.6 - Glass measuring jug. 8692.7 - Glass measuring jug.

Inscriptions & Markings

8692.1 - W&M 8692.2 - VIC - 1 Pint - 20 Fl. Oz. 8692.3 - VIC - 4 Fl. Oz. - 32 Fl. Dr. 8692.4 - VIC - C 68° F - 16 FLDR - 2 FLOZ. 8692.5 - VIC - 8 FLDR - 11 FLOZ. 8692.6 - VIC - 4 FLDR - 240 MIN. 8692.7 - VIC - 2 FLDR - 120 MIN.

Cardboard box

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Cream coloured box with a small label with black text.

Inscriptions & Markings

Carrymore one gross F. J. Stevens Cr Elizabeth & Victoria Streets.

Stamp holder with stamps.

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

8719.1 - Cast iron stamp holder (painted black) 8719.2 - Date stamp. 8719.3 - "NOT NEGOTIABLE" stamp. 8719.4 - "Thanks we appreciate your business" stamp. 8719.5 - "Help us help you" "Order Friday for Saturday delivery" stamp. 8719.6 - " Meeniyan District Ambulance" stamp. 8719.7 - " What would you expect us to do if we owed you this account" stamp. 8719.8 - Stamp handle.

Inscriptions & Markings

8719.2 - 23 NOV 1939 8719.3 - NOT NEGOTIABLE 8719.4 - Thanks we appreciate your business 8719.5 - Help us help you - Order Friday for Saturday delivery 8719.6 - Meeniyan District Ambulance 8719.7 - What would you expect us to do if we owed you this account

Tins, tobacco

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Two rectangular shaped metal boxes with hinged lids, text on box, coloured gold, orange green and white.

Inscriptions & Markings

Opal High Grade Fine Cut Tobacco. Amalgamated Tobacco Industries, Melbourne. Australia

Framed Diploma - Second Class Diploma for Pianoforte

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Cream coloured framed Second Class Diploma of Music for Pianoforte, granted to Martha Lavinia Hewson, November 1915 by the Musical Society of Victoria.

Tin, tobacco

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Two rectangular tin containers with hinged lids for tobacco, with printed graphic for 'Luxor' in blue. white and gold.

Inscriptions & Markings

Mark on lid 'Luxor Fine Cut Virginian Tobacco'.

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.

Framed photos

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

A double hinged photo frame, brass and glass. Features photo of a small child sitting in a pram and a slightly older child holding the side of the pram. Circa approx. 1800's. Second photo in the frame is of four females sitting in front of a garden backdrop. Three of the females are quite young, the fourth is possibly the mother, all are dressed in white.

Cup

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

743.1 - Small white china cup, cylinder-shaped, gilded and glazed, with forefinger and thumb grip handle. Gilt decoration and lettering.

Historical information

This Victorian era china cup with gilded gold writing and decoration, along with the words " A Present", may have been given as a gift or, because of its small size, been a replica coffee cup for a child to play with.

Inscriptions & Markings

Gilt Lettering in gold colour- "A Present" on front of coffee cup.

Tins

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

An assortment of 10 worn tobacco containers, plus 2 other containers, one for a razor.

Inscriptions & Markings

Tobacco tins have various labels.

Bottle, glass

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Rectangular aqua tinted clear glass bottle with wide neck. Panels impressed on three sides, one with text embossed, monogram embossed on base.

Historical information

Ref: Yarra Ranges Regional Museum. M. Balfe Prim Prod Person Bottle 3.5cm (height) x 6cm (width) Bottle of Balfe Black and Colors for Straw Hats. BALFE BLACK AND COLORS FOR STRAW HATS NOTE - CAREFULLY READ DIRECTIONS ON THE SIDES OF THE BOTTLE. FOR ALL STRAW HATS USE ALL CHIP HATS DILUTE THE PREPARATION WITH US/OWN BULK OF METHYLATED SPIRITS OF WINE M. BALFE'S BLACK OR COLORS. Trademark

Inscriptions & Markings

On side panel 'M. Balfe'. AGM monogram on base.

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

Bottle, glass

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Aqua tinted clear glass bottle, oval in section, with embossed text on panel on one side.

Inscriptions & Markings

On side 'J. BOSISTO', 'RICHMOND'.

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.