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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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Glass bottles

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

3 glass ink bottles: 1. Regular-shaped ink bottle containing red powder (1/2 teaspoon) with label and damaged cork stopper. 2. Regular-shaped ink bottle containing blue powder (1 teaspoon) with label and metal screw-on lid. 3. 9-faceted ink bottle, containing red powder (1/2 teaspoon) with label and cork stopper.

Inscriptions & Markings

1. On label: "Red V.A.N.A - Vic. Auth. News. Acts. Ink" 2. On label: " "Swan" Ink for fountain and steel pens. A blue black ink of the finest quality. Contains 2 1/2 fluid ozs. Mabie, Todd & Co. London Sydney. Makers of "SWAN" pens, gold pens and ink" "Triple Filtered" on metal lid. 3. On label: "Caldwell Red Ink".

Glass bottles (1 missing)

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Tall green glass bottle. (Medium sized green glass bottle missing)

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Hairpins

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Hairpins from Down the Years, on a blue board, with white paper on front.

Historical information

The first hairpins were made of a composition, known as tortoise-shell, coming from the colour of the hairpin. The next hairpins were metal, but this proved unsuitable as it tended to rust. The hairpins were gradually improved. It is said the man who invented the 'ripple' in the hairpins made his fortune, as previously they were perfectly straight. These tended to slip out easily, and with the fashion of the bun at the back, often slipped down the ladies' backs. Needles to say any gentlemen nearby were quick to offer to retrieve them. Girls were expected to pin their hair up at 18, thus showing their maturity. It was a great thrill for 16 and 17 year olds to be allowed to put their hair up for a special occasion.

Underskirt

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

White cotton underskirt with flounce of broderie anglaise and tucks. Has pink ribbon threaded through.

Historical information

Worn by Mrs. F. Wilms

Watch

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Man's key wind Pocket Watch with a white enamel face. Waltham Movement (American) with an English Sterling Silver case. Also an adjustable key winder.

Historical information

Worn by late Mr. J.B. Aird, grandfather of Mr. H.N. Lord.

Inscriptions & Markings

Birmingham Hallmark

Underskirt

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

White cotton underskirt with hand worked eyelet embroidery and medallions of Point Lace.Deep lace hem. Drawstring waist with placquet opening. Blue ribbon at waist and threaded through eyelets.

Historical information

The embroidery has been re-mounted and it is mid 19th century style of underskirt.

Coconut Grater

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Coconut grater, hand-cranked and on a wooden base.

Potato parer/peeler

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Aluminium alloy, hand-cranked potato peeler, on a wooden stand/base

Bird whistles

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

1 large green ceramic bird shaped whistle. 1 small yellow ceramic bird shaped whistle.

Nightgown, Women's

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Ladies long orchid pink lawn nightgown with lace and pink ribbon insertion. Narrow shoulder straps with pink ribbon insertion.

Petticoat

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Short white cotton petticoat with broderie anglaise flounce

Glass bottle

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Glass bottle square

Historical information

Moran and Cato was the largest chain of grocery stores in Australia in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century The partnership was established in Melbourne between cousins Thomas E Moran & Frederick John Cato in 1881

Inscriptions & Markings

Moran & Cato Pty.Ltd

Doily

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

White clover leaf-shaped linen doily with crocheted edge and cut work.

Nail

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

1 hand made nail

Greeting card

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Cream Christmas greeting card with green leaf design. Written on front " Fair be thy hopes and prosperous thy life". Has purple string. Christmas wishes and note in German and English.

Historical information

Card to Olive from Karl, Christmas 1911.

Satchel

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Brown leather music satchel rolled up with two leather straps with silver buckles.

Necklace

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Gold chain necklace with coloured stones.

Trophy

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Silver cup with handles, on brown plastic stand.

Historical information

Cup awarded to Mr Walter Riseborough as a member of Centenary Premiership Team 1934-35 from Wandin Cricket Club.

Inscriptions & Markings

"W.D.C.A. Centenary Premiers W.G. Riseborough 1934-35"

Camisole

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

White cotton embroidered camisole with butterfly design. Scalloped edge on neckline and sleeves. Richelieu work.

Historical information

Trousseau of Mrs. A. Mitchell (1877).

Ointment tin

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Zak Buk medicated ointment tin. Green, white and red tin. 28 g.

Cash Box

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Metal cash box with lid, and three compartments in a lift-out interior tray. Two compartments have lids with metal rings.

Historical information

Belonged to Colonel Otter.

Inscriptions & Markings

On lid: "COLONEL OTTER" in gold lettering. On lock at top & on brass handle: "Milners Liverpool"

Mug

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

White Mug with handle and depiction of The Bailiwick of Guernsey Millennium Tapestry (No. 4 in a Series of 10).

Historical information

The Bailiwick of Guernsey Millennium Tapestry. One in a collection of ten tapestries produced by Island volunteers. Each canvas represents 100 years of Guernsey history. 'First Edition' The Fourteenth Century.

School slate

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Small school slate with leather strap. Luggage tag shape.

Sewing Machine

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Portable sewing machine, on a wooden base with a removable wooden lid. Inlaid design of gold decals on the lid.

Inscriptions & Markings

Wertheim Portable Sewing Machine (Frankfurt) Serial Number 6511471

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)

Kettle

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Silver footed hot water kettle with lid and milk glass handle

Gold locket

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Gold locket with photo inside of Ian Gibson. Has safety chain attached.

Historical information

Belonged to Jean Gibson, born in 1909 and sister of Helen Gibson.

Inscriptions & Markings

MAA

Cake basket

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Ornate silver cake basket with plain base and handle.

Historical information

Presented to Miss Quale by a few friends in the congregation Dec 1894 Lilydale on her retirement as organist.

Inscriptions & Markings

Presbyterian Church Lilydale - Presented to Miss Quale by a few friends in the congregation December 1894

Planes

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

3 wooden Router Planes, and 1 wooden Rebate Plane.

Inscriptions & Markings

3 Router planes:- 1. Atkin & Sons 2. Matheson, Glasgow 3. Highton.

Butter mould

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Wooden butter mould with swan pattern.

Historical information

Used to imprint the top of butter.