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El Dorado Museum Association Inc. El Dorado, Victoria

Contact Information

location
136 Main Street El Dorado Victoria 3746 (map)
phone
+61 (03) 5725 1542

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Opening Hours

Sunday 2:00 pm- 4:30 pm Most Public Holidays 10 am - 4:00 pm (Except Good Friday and Christmas Day)

Entry Fee

Adults $3 School aged children $2

Location

136 Main Street El Dorado Victoria

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Mining, farming and social history from 1850s to 1950s. Tools, ornaments, furniture, gemstones, mining equipment, vehicles, machinery, documents, clothing, crockery, ephemera, school items and records, war items, money, household goods,

Significance

The collection has been assessed in 2009 as having items of both local and state significance.

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Digital Image - Cocks Pioneer New Engines, c.1934

El Dorado Museum Association Inc., El Dorado

Black and white photograph of large electric engine.

Digital Image - Cocks Pioneer

El Dorado Museum Association Inc., El Dorado

Black and white photograph of Cocks Pioneer Gold and Tin Sluicing Co, NL showing long pipes used for sluicing and small shed to right side of image.

Doll, kewpie

El Dorado Museum Association Inc., El Dorado

Rubber kewpie style doll, unclothed.

Digital Image - Cocks Pioneer

El Dorado Museum Association Inc., El Dorado

Black and white photograph of Cocks Pioneer open cut with scaffolding over building in centre of image and hills at back of image.

Digital Image - Cocks Pioneer Ponds, c. 1930s

El Dorado Museum Association Inc., El Dorado

Black and white photograph of the Cocks Pioneer Electric Gold and Tin Sluicing Company NL open cut mine with large ponds. The site is surrounded by paddocks and trees.

Cap, AIF

El Dorado Museum Association Inc., El Dorado

Peaked olive green officers cap.

Cushion, crocheted lace

El Dorado Museum Association Inc., El Dorado

Oblong shaped, buff coloured cushion, with covered with white crocheted lace.

Helmet, German WWI

El Dorado Museum Association Inc., El Dorado

Metal German military helmet with crack in rim.

Historical information

The M16 WWI German helmet had a cylindrical shaped dome for the main head covering and a visor, dome and neck guard. The visor extend out to provide protection and shade, and the shield attached with side lugs. The chin straps were outside the helmet and removable, therefore many were lost during the war period and needed replacing. Most helmets were a green/grey colour with a shiny appearance and hard finish.

Shell casing, WWI

El Dorado Museum Association Inc., El Dorado

Empty 50 mm shell casing.

Doll, ceramic head

El Dorado Museum Association Inc., El Dorado

Doll with bisque fired and painted head, moulded hair, cloth body and limbs, cork and straw stuffing, ceramic forearms and hands. Clothed in a basic white top and patterned long pants.

Table centrepiece, tatting

El Dorado Museum Association Inc., El Dorado

Cream tatting table centre piece with fringed edges.

Pin cushion, heart shaped

El Dorado Museum Association Inc., El Dorado

Heart shaped pin cushion with embroidered edges and pattern in middle.

Digital Image - Cocks Pioneer Ponds from Monument Hill

El Dorado Museum Association Inc., El Dorado

Black and white photograph of large ponds used by Cocks Pioneer Electric Gold & Tin Sluicing Company NL, as viewed from Monument Hill. There are small buildings in the foreground and trees on the hills in the background.

Tea cosy, linen

El Dorado Museum Association Inc., El Dorado

White tea cosy with floral pattern embroidery on front, cream ties on side and blue lining.

Banner, Red Cross

El Dorado Museum Association Inc., El Dorado

Large white banner with large Australian Red Cross logo and text.

Framed Document - Certificate of Honour, El Dorado Red Cross, 100 Years

El Dorado Museum Association Inc., El Dorado

Framed certificate with text, image of man, woman and children and Red Cross logo.

Doll, plastic

El Dorado Museum Association Inc., El Dorado

Plastic doll in handmade pale rainbow coloured knitted dress, white petticoat with lace trim, cream knitted singlet and underpants.

Historical information

Child’s toy owned by Lian Phillips of El Dorado, Victoria. Dressed by her grandmother in handmade clothes.

Digital Image - Clear Creek Dam

El Dorado Museum Association Inc., El Dorado

Black and white photograph of dam near mine, a long wooden sluice is in front of the dam. The hills at the back are covered in trees.

Woven table centre cloth, three piece joined

El Dorado Museum Association Inc., El Dorado

Woven table centre piece with three squares joined by overlapping in an asymmetrical order.

Scales, letter

El Dorado Museum Association Inc., El Dorado

Small set of letter scales.

Framed Image - El Dorado Red Cross - 1970 members

El Dorado Museum Association Inc., El Dorado

Framed black and white copy of group photograph of the members of the El Dorado Red Cross, 1970.

Digital Image - Clear Creek Tin Mine dugout

El Dorado Museum Association Inc., El Dorado

Black and white photograph of two men sitting on chairs outside a timber dugout at a mine.

Framed Image - 1915 El Dorado Red Cross

El Dorado Museum Association Inc., El Dorado

Framed black and white copy of group photograph of members of the El Dorado Red Cross, 1915.

Doily, oval

El Dorado Museum Association Inc., El Dorado

White oval doily with lace edging

Moustache brush, comb and mirror in wooden case

El Dorado Museum Association Inc., El Dorado

Burwood Pipe

El Dorado Museum Association Inc., El Dorado

Burwood pipe.

Historical information

Brought out from Scotland c1850s and used by the Milne family.

Seal Stamp, MUIOOF Loyal El Dorado Lodge

El Dorado Museum Association Inc., El Dorado

Black cast iron seal stamp with decorative flowers belonging to the MUIOOF Loyal El Dorado Lodge.

Historical information

The Manchester Unity Independent Order of Odd Fellows (MUIOOF) Loyal El Dorado Lodge was established 8 February 1867. At its peak in 1869 it had 115 members. Due to declining membership the lodge ceased operating on 22 March 1913.

Digital Image - Cocks Pioneer date unknown

El Dorado Museum Association Inc., El Dorado

Black and white photograph of Cocks Pioneer Mine with shed in centre of image, large sluicing pipes laying next to it and buildings in the background.

Book - School Primer

El Dorado Museum Association Inc., El Dorado

Small book with black cover with floral print and black and white text and images inside.

Historical information

School Primer for El Dorado State School, used in 1898 by Charlie Milne.

Inscriptions & Markings

Handwritten title page: "Charlie Milne 1898 & 1899"

Doilies, pair

El Dorado Museum Association Inc., El Dorado

Pair of square, cream coloured doilies, one with with letter "J" and one with letter "B" embroidered in centre.