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Donald History and Natural History Group operating the Donald Court House Museum Donald, Victoria

A Community Museum managed by the History & Natural History Group of the Donald M.L.A. Society Inc. It contains a wide-ranging collection of local and regional artefacts. The majority of the collection has been donated by local residents since the 1960's.

In 2009 the museum also became a 'Keeping Place' for Indigenous Cultural Heritage Artefacts where representatives of the Barengi Gadjin Land Council and the Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation work in collaboration with the Donald History and Natural History Group to share responsibility for the custodianship of Aboriginal cultural heritage in the district.

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56 Woods Street Donald Victoria 3480 (map)
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+61 03 5497 2287

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Opening Hours

Opening Hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Location

56 Woods Street Donald Victoria

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Dick Walters. [ President of above group ] 20 December 2013 12:09 PM

If memory serves me correctly I saw an engine driven railway trolley at the front of your building . The Murrabit Heritage Group are looking for a similar trolley to be part of the 90th anniversary of the opening of the Kerang / Murrabit railway. Can you help us locate one?

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Chinese English Dictionary

Donald History and Natural History Group operating the Donald Court House Museum, Donald

A5 sized thin, brown paper book, bound along spine with stitching.

Historical information

Translation dictionary

Aboriginal grinding stone (mortar).

Donald History and Natural History Group operating the Donald Court House Museum, Donald

Stone

Historical information

This grinding stone (mortar) was used by Aboriginal people to grind or crush different materials such as berries and seeds for food production. In order to grind material, a smaller upper stone (the pestle) would have been used to grind material against this lower stone (the mortar). The stone was found by a farmer on land south of Donald in the 1950’s and was used as a door stop in the family home for many years. In the 1990's the stone was used by the farmer's grandaughter at her home at Swanwater West, to hold the lid down on an above ground swimming pool skimmer box.