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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

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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

Kerosene can

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

8470.1 - Cylinder topped by a cone, curved metal strip handle, it has a spout with a metal stopper at the very top and has a brass brand label.

Inscriptions & Markings

- Braime

Metal reinforcement joist peice

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

8399.1 - Large metal joist reinforcement piece.

Music Book - Thümer's New School of Studies

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Music book, brown paper cover, "Thümer's New School of Studies for the Pianoforte"

Inscriptions & Markings

Jean Rattenbury

Tablecloth

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Tablecloth of brown, gold (yellow) and green (fringe). First two colours are of a velvet look fabric, the bottom is fringed in green tassels. The gold section has a floral design sewn onto fabric.

Bottle, glass.

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Hexagonal clear amber glass bottle, 1/2 full of viscous liquid and cork stoppered. Three plain sides, a single side with embossed text, between two sides with stippled 'x' pattern. Letters and numerals embossed on base and paper label adhered to plain side.

Historical information

Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. : 'Carbolic Oil : Phenolated oil, an obsolete preparation of phenol in arachis acid formerly used as a local (skin) anaesthetic; the caustic phenol was replaced by glycerine'. TROVE : The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Saturday 17 November 1877 p 11 Advertising PATENT ZELTZOGENE CHARGES, D. FEVRE. In boxes of ten charges, price 6s. per box. Wholesale agents, Rocke, Tompsitt, and Co., 3 Flinders street east. TROVE : ''Rocke Tompsitt Pharmaceutical wholesaler Rocke Tompsitt and Co Ltd has returned to the profit list after recording a $20,381 loss during 1976-77. However, annual dividend has been reduced from 3.5c last year to 2.5c. The group announced yesterday an after-tax profit of $312,000 after sales of $27.09 million, up 26.8 per cent. Directors said the improvement in the profit had come from the return to profitability by the Victorian wholesaling company, and the inclusion of the profit from the T. G. Cullum group for a full 12-month period. They said the company's other subsidiaries had continued to trade profitably. The group had continued to operate profitably despite excessive government price control over drugs in pharmaceutical-benefit scheme. However, the directors were optimistic that a satisfactory result would be achieved in the present year.

Inscriptions & Markings

Embossed text on side of bottle 'NOT TO BE TAKEN'. Embossed on base '4' over '4 OZ' over 'AGM'. Paper label with a section of the left side missing. White paper with dark blue text, overprinted with red text ('CARBOLIC OIL'), contained within a broken line border. 'THE CHALLENGE CARBOLIC OIL containing not more than ......per cent of Phenol. POISON for external use. Contents approx'tly 4 fld. oz. used as a dressing for................Burns, Wounds & .......... TOMPSITT & CO PTY LTD MELBOURNE'.

Bottle, glass.

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Tall clear amber glass hexagonal shaped bottle for screw top. Three plain sides, the widest with an embossed numeral near the base, two sides with embossed 'x' stipple pattern either side of a panel with embossed text. Text, numerals and monogram embossed on base.

Inscriptions & Markings

Numeral '7' near base of plain side. Two panels with 'x' stipple pattern, either side of panel with text 'NOT TO BE TAKEN'. On base Australian Glass manufacturers monogram above 'F1073' with three other indistinct making to the right.

Lump of Quarried Stone

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Gray, Lumpy, Crystaled

Bottle, glass.

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Tall clear aqua tinted glass bottle for stopper seal, rectangular in section, impressed panels on three sides, circle impressed on base, text embossed on all.

Historical information

TROVE : Herald (Melbourne, Vic. : 1861 - 1954), Friday 31 October 1884, page 4 J SCOTT'S EMULSION 0F1 PURE COD LIVER OIL And HYPOPHOSPHITES of LIME and SODA. , Almost as PALATABLE as MILK. Possessing the combined virtues of these two valuable remedics in their fullest degree More easily digested and assimilated than in the crude form, and especially desirable for sickly, wasting children, and persons with feeble digestive power, as A REMEDY for CONSUMPTION, A REMEDY for WASTING DISEASES of CHILDREN, A REMEDY for SCROFULA, A REMEDY for ANAEMIA and GENERAL DEBILITY, A REMEDY for COUGHS, COLDS, and THROAT AFFECTIONS; In fact all diseases where there is an inflammation of the Throat and Lungs, a Wasting of the Flesh, and a Want of Nerve Power, nothing in the world equals this palatable EMULSION. lt is prescribed and endorsed by the best physicians in the various countries of the world, who will attest these facts. For sale by all chemists. TROVE : Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), Tuesday 11 September 1951, page 5 WARNING TO PARENTS Build your family's resistance to colds and 'flu with Scott's Coughs and colds undermine a child's health. and lay him wide open to disease. You can't protect youngster against exposure to colds, but you can build their resistance with a course of Scott's Emulsion. Scott's Emulsion supplies just the elements a child need to ensures straight, sturdy body, strong bones, steady nerves and sound lungs. It is a dependable safeguard against colds and coughs. It's just as good for all the family, , For babies under 12 months old give SCOTT'S CLINIC EMULSION without Hypophosphites Scott's Emulsion NATURE'S OWN FOOD TONIC. SE34

Inscriptions & Markings

Front : 'SCOTT'S EMULSION', Sides : COD LIVER OIL', 'WITH LIME & SODA'. Base : '1367', 'K', 'B & Co LTD'.

Small Tallow lamp

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

8508.1 - Conical, with hooked wire handle and tubular spout. Lid missing.

Mudstone with fossilised leaves

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

8341.1 - Large grey mudstone, one face showing several parallel fossil leaves.

Lemonade?

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Rusted Lid Label has man riding horse

Inscriptions & Markings

Bottle under license by A.ebsworth korumburra preservative added artificially colored Lemonade

Powder Container

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Colours: yellow, purple, green, black, rose gold and gold. Lavender drawing on front and back Scallops on bottom (loops) Drawing of woman on front and back. Powder still inside

Inscriptions & Markings

IMEX OLD ENGLISH LAVENDER TALCUM POWDER IMEX ELEGANT

Advertisement

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Rectangular shaped cardboard with silver writing on grey background.

Inscriptions & Markings

Silver Star Starch The best in the world.

Tin, jam

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Cylindrical tin sealed at both ends with label around sides depicting an assortment of fruits with some text, in green, yellow, purple, orange, red, black, and dark blue.

Inscriptions & Markings

Sundowner Fairy Plum Jam

Mine Map

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

8518.1 - Unlabelled map of mining tunnels, coal seams, boreholes, creeks, roads and (presumably) paddock boundaries. Based on features in common with other maps, very likely map of Korumburra area.

Book - Time and the Hour

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Grey hard cover book, novel by Howard Spring. Published by Collins.

Bottle, glass

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Round clear glass bottle , two thirds of bottle sides 'fluted'. Mark embossed on base.

Inscriptions & Markings

Mark on base an elongated diamond / lozenge shape

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.

Violin Bow

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Dark brown timber violin bow with brass on both ends. Horse hair strings and mother of pearl inlaid end. Bow is in tact with horse hair strings complete. String around small end to hold strings to bow.

Hot Ginger Punch

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Hot Ginger flavoured Punch Sealed metal Lid Lime Green Label with pink Banner Label Pink Writing to faded to read

Inscriptions & Markings

Hot Ginger Punch G. H. Elliott Pty. PTD 37 - 47 Rath Down st Carlton. N.3

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

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

Medical solution (Warner's Safe Cure)

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

8642.1 - Brown glass bottle with no lid.

Inscriptions & Markings

- Warner's Safe Cure Melbourne

Pearl buttons

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

24 pearl buttons attached by cotton to light green rectangular shaped cardboard.

Inscriptions & Markings

Extra Superfine. Thistle Brand. Made in France.

Small antnracite

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

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

Bottle, glass.

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Aqua tinted clear glass bottle with angled corners for stopper seal with text embossed on one side and on base.

Historical information

Victorian Government gazette, Wednesday January 28, 1902, page 20. 'The Pharmaceutical Register cont'd.........No. on register : 140, Date of registration : 30 May 1877, Stokes, William Albert, Balaclava Road, East St. Kilda, Qualification : in business in Victoria before 1 October 1876'. TROVE : Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Tuesday 7 September 1875, page 1. 'WANTED, a respectable BOY ; must live in the neighbourhood. References W. A. Stokes, chemist, Balaclava'. TROVE : Bendigo Independent (Vic. : 1891 - 1918), Tuesday 1 December 1914, page 5. 'ABOUT PEOPLE. The death of Dr. James Stokes, M.R.C.S., L., occurred at his home, 43 Ebden Street, Elsternwick, on Saturday at the age of 90 years. Dr. Stokes, who was born in London,, arrived in Victoria in 1849 and for many years practiced in different parts of the State. He was the last on the male side of an old family, one of his sons, who predeceased him, being the late Mr. W. A. Stokes, chemist, of Carlisle Street, St. Kilda. The funeral took place yesterday morning, when the remains were in interred in the family grave at St, Kilda Cemetery'. TROVE : The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954) Tuesday 13 December 1887 p 5 Article " ROUGH ON RATS" POISON.' . PROSECUTION UNDER THE POISONS ACT. At the St. Kilda police court, on Friday, W, A. Stokes, chemist, Carlisle-street, Balaclava, was prosecuted under the Poisons Statute on the charge of selling to one Mrs. Hannah Charlton a poison without having made and signed the entry required by the act. A second charge of selling to Mrs, Hannah Charlton a poison without having obtained the signature of the purchaser to an entry as required by the act was also preferred against the defendant. Both cases were taken together. Mr, Donovan appeared to prosecute, and Mr. Cole for the defence. Senior-constable Connell deposed that he knew the defendant. On the 24th of October last an inquest was held at East St. Kilda relative to the cause of the death of a man named Charlton. A packet bearing the label " Rough on Rats," which was found. in the deceased's bedroom, was produced at the inqiry, and afterwards handed over to Mr. Blackett, Government analytical chemist for analysis. The verdict of the jury was that the deceased died from the effects of arsenical poisoning. Hannah Charlton, a widow, residing in South Yarra, said in September last she purchased a packet of "Rough on Rats" from the defendant's assistant. Witness was not asked her name, place of abode, occupation or for what purpose the poison was required; neither did she observe the assistant make any entry in a book, She did not attach her signature to any document, and was not asked to do so. The packet was purchased for the purpose of poisoning rats. Cuthbert Robert Blackett, Government analytical chemist, stated that Constable Ballantyne handed him the packet produced. Witness made an analysis of the contents, and found it composed of arsenic, slightly coloured with a carbonaceous matter. The mayor announced that there was a doubt in the minds of the magistrates as to whether the defendant could be held guilty under the law, but they thought the prosecution had attained its object by making known the fact that "Rough on Rats" is a poison. They thought that such preparations should be entered by the sellers, but in that case they were inclined to give the defendant the benefit of the doubt and dismiss the case.

Inscriptions & Markings

On side : 'W.A.STOKES CHEMIST EAST ST. KILDA'. On base : 'K6228'.

Hair clip

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Four metal hair clips, spring loaded with teeth.

Glass Bottle

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Small clear (with green tint) square shaped glass bottle.

Inscriptions & Markings

Hire's household extract. For brewing rootbeer at home. Manufactured by the Charles Hires Co.

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

Music Book - Vamping for the Piano

Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra

Music book, paper, faded blue cover with black border and text. "De Lacy's Book on Vamping for the Piano". Instruction booklet for the piano. Published by Allan & Co.

Inscriptions & Markings

Mrs. Walker