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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.

Contact Information

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56 Woods Street Donald Victoria 3480 (map)
phone
+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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Photograph #50

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

Enlarged photograph of Georgie watering his vegetables with water containers on both shoulders, in pine frame with glass.

Inscriptions & Markings

#80

Spectacles and case

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

Round glass, gold coloured wire framed spectacles in a hard covered case lined with dark blue material. Gold and dark blue suppliers sticker, partly torn, on inside lid of case.

Historical information

Reading spectacles found in hut belonging to Georgie Ah Ling, who operated a market garden for about 70 years on the edge of the township of Donald.

Inscriptions & Markings

Sticker on inside of case partly torn, but probably reads "W. R. Swaby F.V.O.A. Jeweller Donald".