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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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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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Monocle

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

One glass monocle with gold rim on gold chain.

Suitcase

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Maroon material suitcase with leather straps and metal zippers and buckles, with 2 luggage tags.

Historical information

Used by Mrs. H.N. Lord

Inscriptions & Markings

"Regent"

Gladstone Bag

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Brown leather Gladstone Bag.

Historical information

A gift to Mr Adrian Champ's Ex-Serviceman brother, Knox from Wandin District Patriotic Fund 1946.

Glass bottle

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Brown methylated spirits bottle with top and label

Inscriptions & Markings

Sparko Industrial. On label: 19 fl. oz. net. Packed by Sparko Speciality Sales and Service, 24 Percy Street, Heidelberg West

Glass bottle

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Blue castor oil bottle.

Shoe polish

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Small round tin of dark tan shoe polish. Weight 15 g. With trademark on lid in red, gold and white.

Chamber pot

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Cream porcelain chamber pot, featuring a Dutch scene with windmill in brown and cream.

Historical information

Adrian Champ

Book - Common Prayer

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Brown leather bound Prayer book, with handwritten inscriptions inside.

Historical information

Prayer book of the late Mr. Henry Sebire Snr, from his granddaughter, the late Mrs. V. Meredith (nee Sebire).

Dish

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

White China triangular cheese dish with gold, and pink 'flash' design.

Weights

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Set of 6 cast iron, Imperial and Decimal measurement weights.

Darning mushroom

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

3 wooden darning mushrooms used for darning socks, by placing under the hold of garment. Two brown wood, one painted green.

Knife Cleaner

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

'Vono No. 2' hand-cranked, cast iron rotary disc knife cleaner, with a wooden knob on the handle.

Inscriptions & Markings

"The Vono No. 2 Knife Cleaner" "Trade Mark"

Medal

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Gold coloured Star shaped medal with clasp, attached to Shield shaped medal.

Historical information

Mr A. Overton's nephew, Don Strachan donated the medal.

Inscriptions & Markings

"Wandin C.C. Batting Average 1919-20 won by A. Overton"

Buckles

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Two enameled belt buckles - floral design. Colours of blue and purple with green leaves.

Dinner gong

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Beaten brass dinner gong with silver trim on two supporting horns at side, mounted on a wooden base. Mallet is silver with hanging ring and leather surround on knob. Has a leather hanging strap.

Historical information

From the home of the late Mr and Mrs W.J. Sebire, C1890

Egg Cups

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

7 piece Egg Cup Set, white with gold trim. Circular tray with handle.

Untitled

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Gold locket with floral engravings on a gold chain.

Historical information

Gift to Frances Quayle on her 12th birthday, 5th March 1879.

Cosmetics

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Sample tin of Nivea skin creme for the care of the skin. Blue tin.

Lamp - Kerosene

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Two kerosene lamps with amber glass bowls

Spinning top

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Two wooden spinning tops.

Historical information

A spinning top is a toy designed to spin rapidly on the ground, the motion of which causes it to remain precisely balanced on its tip due to its rotational inertia.

Cloisonne - bowl

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Blue and gold patterned Chinese Cloisonne bowl with lid, with gold lion on top.

Historical information

Purchased by Mr. & Mrs. H. N. Lord in 1970. Purchased by Mr. & Mrs. H. N. Lord in 1970. Cloisonné, a French word meaning "enclosed", is a metal-working technique. It is an ancient technique for decorating metalwork objects. The resulting objects can also be called cloisonné. The decoration is formed by first adding compartments or cells to the metal object. This is done by soldering or sticking silver or gold wires or thin strips placed on edge. These are visible in the finished piece, separating the different compartments. Coloured enamel is the usual filling for the cells. Cloisonné enamel objects are worked on with enamel powder made into a paste, which then is fired in a kiln. In older times inlays of cut gemstones were often used. They were decorated with geometric or schematic designs, with thick cloison walls. I

Glass bottles

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Seven glass bottles. 1) 1 small clear oblong bottle with circular indentation on front face and a glass stopper. 2) 1 blue-tinged, oblong, glass "Tricopherous" bottle with circular indentation on base and no stopper. 3) 1 pale blue glass bottle with no stopper. 4) 1 squat, clear glass bottle with wide neck and no stopper. 5) 1 large green-tinged glass bottle with no stopper. There are straight and spiralling embossed patterns at the top and on the neck of the bottle. There is a circular indentation on the base. 6) 1 large green-tinged glass bottle with screw-in stopper of unknown material. 7) 1 multi-faceted (8) blue-tinged glass bottle with no stopper.

Historical information

Bottle no. 6) After having worked with Mr Lane at his Exelcior Brewery in Melbourne, George Henry Bennett established his aerated water business in 1884 at 236 Church Street Richmond, in Melbourne. He sold the business in 1916.

Inscriptions & Markings

1) None 2) "Tricopherous for the skin and hair" on front face of bottle and "Directions in the pamphlet" on the opposite face. "Barry's on one side panel and "New York" on the other. "C6" inscribed inside the circular indentation on the base and a diagonal glass join across the base of the bottle. 3) "Kruses prize medal magnesia" on front of bottle and "Felton Grimwade & Co. Melbourne" on the back. 4) " Commonwealth Trade Mark Jams & Jellies" surrounding the trader's mark, (a diagonally placed flag/pennant) around the main body of the bottle. "Made in Holland" appears around the base of the bottle. 5) "O.T. Registered. Refilling by others is illegal. This bottle is the property of O.T. Ltd. Australia & London" 6) 2 oval shapes on bottle with "G.H. Bennett Richmond" and two crosses around the outer border and "G.H.B" on the maker's mark (diagonally placed flag/pennant) inside the inner oval. "Please replace the stopper" appears on the other side of the bottle. 7) "A M Reiss" down the front side of the bottle.

Petticoat

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

White ankle length petticoat, with beautiful lace skirt. Hand crocheted around the neck and arms.

Historical information

Worn from late 1800's to early 1920's.

Hat Box

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Black square cardboard hat box. Contains 1 hat - # 1835.

Inscriptions & Markings

"Ann Austin Model Hats 7 The Block Collins Street Melbourne"

Glass bottle

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Small, brown Bosisto's oil bottle with metal screw on top. The label on the front of the bottle is in poor condition.

Inscriptions & Markings

On label: "Bosisto's Parrot Brand oil of eucalyptus" with the parrot logo. Instructions are: "Use externally as a liniment (either mixed with olive, peanut or persic oil or used "neat") for rheumatism, whooping cough, croup, bronchitis, sore throat, lumbago, strains etc. Originally, take three drops on a tissue or as an inhalation with one teaspoon in a jug of ?. A few drops may also be sprinkled on your pillow. Repels mosquitoes. Bosisto's Parrot Brand eucalyptus oil is wholly Australian and is the result of over ninety years of experience in the manufacture of this fine product". Two columns run down either side of the label. On base: "9611".

Bed cap

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Sheer silk bed cap, edged in lace with embroidered butterflies on ear flaps.

Historical information

Wanda Haig.

Karaoke Machine

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Karaoke Machine in black wooden box, with 5 inbuilt speakers, 2 tape decks, 1 play backing, and 1 record. Two plastic handles on the sides. The microphone is missing.

Inscriptions & Markings

Studio HK-DX4 4-Bass

Gloves - Black

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Pair of full length - fine nylon gloves with black pearl buttons.

Historical information

Worn by Mrs. H. N. Lord

Brooch

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Silver brooch with marcasite in a poppy and leaf design, with two pearls.

Historical information

Belonged to the late Miss Olive Sebire.

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