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Mont De Lancey Wandin North, Victoria

Mont De Lancey is the property purchased and developed by pioneer Henry Sebire. It includes an 1880's homestead, timber slab kitchen, 1920's St. Mary's Chapel, a blacksmiths shop and vintage engine shed and an extensive museum showcasing vintage clothes, radios, tools, kitchen appliances, old photos and more. It is a not for profit trust which is run by volunteers.
The Museum was opened in 1993.

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Contact Information

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PO Box 316 WANDIN NORTH VIC 3139 (map)
phone
+61 03 5964 2088

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Opening Hours

Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday 10am till 4.30pm CLOSED Monday and Tuesdays

Entry Fee

Museum and garden $6 YesterYear Tour $10

Location

71 Wellington Road Wandin North Victoria

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Tin

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Empty red, white and green tin that had contained Carnation corn caps.

Historical information

Corn caps were used to put on corns to help ease pain.

Inscriptions & Markings

"Six Carnation Corn Caps Cuxson; Gerrard & Co. Ltd. Oldbury Birmingham Eng."

Pencil

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Set of 12 drawing pencils, in gold coloured box. Finest opaque drawing pencils.

Inscriptions & Markings

"Kings Own". BB.

Book - Julius Caesar

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

1 soft cover book (112 pages) with introduction notes by Walter Dent.

Historical information

Belonged to Mr. J.L.B. Wandin, Teaching No. 14638. First appointment at Brunswick West. He was appointed pupil teacher at Wandin Yallock Primary School on July 1 1903. (see Historical Documents of WYPS - Centenary 1985).

Serviettes

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

14 White cotton

Petticoat

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Coffee coloured full petticoat with lace trim on bodice and hem.

Historical information

Worn by Mrs. Edna Parker

Iron

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

2 metal flat irons, sizes No. 1 and No. 10.

Inscriptions & Markings

"Silvesters Patent"

Cake stand

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Ruby glass footed cake stand with clear fluted edge. Victorian era.

Ladle

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Centre of ladle is Beaten copper with smooth edge and twisted copper handle.

Inscriptions & Markings

"Weeda Tasmania"

Fan

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Victorian black mourning fan with ebony struts and handmade lace inserts with sequins.

Egg Scales

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Metal egg scales, missing the egg holder.

Telephone

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Wind-up, wall type telephone, with a mouthpiece, ear piece and twin bells.

Historical information

A type of early telephone used in Wandin, Victoria, Australia.

Inscriptions & Markings

"Listen before calling"

Glass bottle

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Cahills blue black writing ink bottle with glass stopper.

Inscriptions & Markings

Suitable for fountain pens. Warranted, non-corrosive..

Tea Cosy

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Hand painted tea cosy, black with pink flowers.

Rubber Stamps

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Wooden box containing various fruit variety and number Rubber Stamps.

Historical information

Used on Orchard of James Bienvenu's family from Doncaster East in the 1940's. Mr. Bienvenu is a descendant of Mr. A.H. Bienvenu, who came from Guernsey in the Channel Islands.

Vegetable dishes

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Two oval shaped vegetable dishes - White with blue rose design. Fluted edge with gold trim. Two decorative handles on base. On decorative handle on lid.

Historical information

Wedding gift to Mr. & Mrs. Wilms, 5th January 1910. (Dorothy Adamson's parents).

Table Lamp

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Table lamp with white china base, green glass bowl and clear glass flue, with metal fixtures.

Butter Churn

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Wood and metal butter churn in a glass jar with a screw top lid. C 1930

Historical information

From the home of Mrs Edna Andrews C 1930

Inscriptions & Markings

1L inscribed on bottom of glass jar

Foot Measure/Ruler

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Wooden, folding, foot measure/ruler with brass clasps.

Historical information

Wandin Thomas Sebire JP (1867-1960) learnt boot-making as a young man. In a small workshop on his property in Sebire Avenue, Wandin he made boots for family, friends & neighbours. He also repaired boots & made other small leather articles. Bootmaking is a complex process requiring a variety of tools. The leather is cut to shape, glazed & burnished (polished) with heated irons. The pieces are stretched onto, & nailed to, a wooden last to form the boot. Once attached to the insole, the boot is finished on a metal last. Uppers are stitched with waxed thread through holes made with an awl. Heels comprise pieces nailed together & neatened with a heel shave. Metal plates, short nails or hob nails driven into the sole & heel, often in a pattern, improved durability.

Knife Cleaner

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

'Dura' 6 1/2" cast iron, hand-cranked, rotary disc knife cleaner, painted red.

Inscriptions & Markings

"Dura Knife Cleaner" "Trade Mark Provisionally Patented" "British Made"

Doily

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Circular, brown suede doily with hand painted scallopped edging and leaves and gumnuts. The word "D'Oyleys" is hand written in brown ink across the centre of the doily.

Inscriptions & Markings

"D'Oyleys"

Jewellery

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

4 Italian filigree brooches of rose design - total of 10 pieces. a. one blue and gold with matching earrings b. one gold with matching earrings c. one pink and gold with matching earrings d. one gold (no earrings)

Historical information

Belonged to Miss Eva Sebire. Bought in Naples and worn by 3 sisters (Eva Sebire, Olive Sebire and Netta Sebire (Mrs. H.N.Lord)

Ruler

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

12 inch folding wooden ruler, with brass ends, and brass connecting screw.

Inscriptions & Markings

Rabone No. 1150

Bread Board

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Square bread board and knife

Historical information

Chip carving was a popular hobby amongst ladies at that time.

Inscriptions & Markings

Chip carved

Brooch

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Large star-shaped diamante and silver brooch with a raised design.

Historical information

Bought in America by Mrs. H.N.Lord

Brooch

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Marcasite brooch with a floral arrangement design

Scales

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Brass set of Scales on a wooden base. With 5 weights - 8 oz., 4 oz., 2 oz., 1 oz., 1/2 oz.

Tassel

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Black beaded tassel with white beads on end.

Ration Book

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

1 x Leave or Duty Ration Book - Yellow. Holder's name: E. Gray.

Inscriptions & Markings

"No. 180421"

Mug

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

White china souvenir mug commemorating the 1954 Royal Visit by Queen Elizabeth 11 and Prince Phillip.

Inscriptions & Markings

"Souvenir Royal Visit Australia 1954"

Glass bottle

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Blue castor oil bottle with no stopper, label or markings

Inscriptions & Markings

None