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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

Location

71 Wellington Road Wandin North Victoria

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Bowl

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

"Vancouver Ware" ruby bowl with pewter rose design fused onto glass

Historical information

Purchased by Mr. & Mrs. H.N. Lord in 1966

Cooking pot

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Quick cooker used for stews. Meat will keep hot for hours without overcooking and getting dry. White/green.

Inscriptions & Markings

Patent no. 12835/09

Buckles

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

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

Camisole

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

White cotton camisole with short sleeves. Has pin tucking on front peplum, with royal blue ribbon threaded through eyelet lace drawstring at neck.

Luggage tag

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Luggage tag - with blue letter "E" printed on front. Has leather strap. On rear name of passenger.

Historical information

Property of E. Leason - Passenger to London.

Ointment container

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Morris Imperial eye ointment container. White with black writing - Infallible cure of all diseases of th eye.

Pencil

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Silver propelling pencil with embossing and purple stone on end of pencil.

Inscriptions & Markings

Embossed.

Plane

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Wooden carpenter's plane with metal blade.

Pottery - Bowl

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Pottery bowl with lid and handles with flowers under lid. White.

Historical information

Part of collection of hand and wheel pottery by Mrs. Annette Lord - 1953. Bisque fired.

Pin cushion

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Moss green velvet pin cushion with white beads. Triangular shape.

Historical information

Mrs. Ada Sebire - 1920's

Glass bottle

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Clear Glass Bottle C.M.Brookes and sons Manufacturers of Lemos embossed on bottle.

Glove button hook

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Silver glove button hook with embossing.

Butter dish

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Cut glass butter dish with gilt edge. Has lid with glass knob. Matching no. 505.

Historical information

Mrs. F. Wilms

Tobacco

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

'State Express'. Ready robbed Virginia Tobacco. Ardath Fine Cut. Red Tin with crest - weight 1 oz

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

Plate

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Green display wall plate with multicoloured central floral design and gold patterned fluted edge.

Historical information

The Paragon China Company was a British manufacturer of bone china from 1919 to 1960, based in Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, and more recently part of the Royal Doulton group.

Cloisonne - Vase

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Ornamental miniature Chinese cloisonne vase. Has floral patterned design.

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

Plastic Cigarettes

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

'Kiddicraft' Minature Plastic Cigarettes in original Packaging-Collectors item. Blue Black bubble plastic

Wedding shoes

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

One pair of cream/white wedding shoes, with button and strap. Have cotton band trim.

Historical information

Wedding shoes worn by Mrs. Alice Gibson (nee Pinniger) in 1900.

Bag - Calico

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

One large calico bag.

Historical information

Magnesium carbonate powder. British Pharmacopoeia.

Inscriptions & Markings

MAG.CARB.POND.B.P. Use no hooks.

Teaspoons

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Set of three silver teaspoons, with decorative handles finished with a purple Scottish thistle.

Historical information

Used by Mr. & Mrs. H. N. Lord

Milk saver

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Round white porcelain disc used to prevent milk boiling over. It was placed in a pot, writing side up. Instructions on milk saver "Place in pot this side up - prevents milk boiling over.

Medicine, Pills

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Beecham Pill box for the relief of constipation, liverishness and sick headache. Yellow/Red.

Jelly mould

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

2 white ceramic jelly moulds. 1 - Round with lined pattern. 2 - Oval with leaf on base.

Pearl necklace

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

String of pearls,with silver diamante clip. In blue velvet/satin box.

Pen

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Two pens. 1 - Wooden pen with nib. 2 - Bone pencil holder

Inscriptions & Markings

C and N Yargate in gold stamp on wooden handle.

Button hook and shoe horn

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Silver button hook and shoe horn in original gift case with blue silk and blue velvet lining. Ornate embossed handles.

Historical information

From the home of the late Mrs. W. J. Sebire

Plate

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Small white plate with black photo of the "Cutty Sark 1869" in dry berth at Greenwich.

Historical information

Cutty Sark is the world’s only surviving extreme clipper. Launched on 22 November 1869 in Dumbarton, Scotland, it embarked on its maiden voyage from London to Shanghai on 16 February 1870.

Glass bottle

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Blue castor oil bottle with no stopper, label or markings

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Bread and butter plates

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Set of three round white bread and butter plates with blue rose design. Fluted edge with gold trim.

Historical information

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

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.

Stoneware Jar

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Two toned brown stoneware pottery jar.

Lamp - Kerosene

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Hand kerosene lamp with clear glass chimney with frilled rim. Bowl with floral design in white, pink and blue.

Glass bottle

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Glass and silver soda syphon

Inscriptions & Markings

Boon Spa Pty. Ltd. Melbourne

Mouth organ

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Small brass mouth organ in shape of boomerang in working condition. Albert system. Complete with box.

Dentifrice box

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

1) Dentrifrice porcelain white round container with lid, used for storing Cherry toothpaste. On lid - black cameo picture. Patronized by the Queen. 2) Dentrifrice porcelain white round container with lid, used for storing Cherry toothpaste.

Greeting card

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Musical Post Card Tweeting bird in Working order

Inscriptions & Markings

Squeeze me and I sing to thee A Happy New Year!

Camisole

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

White cotton and lace camisole, with lace on sleeves.

Cloisonne - bowl

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Cloisonne Chinese bowl. Large brown with blue and yellow floral design on a carved wooden base.

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

Drawers, Female

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

White cotton drawers with handmade lace and insertion. Long legs with lace at the hem and side placquet openings with a tie at the waist and buttons on waist.

Historical information

Trousseau of Mrs. A. Mitchell (1877)

Glass bottle

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Narrow, blue castor oil bottle with bakelite screw-on top and distinctively-shaped label.

Inscriptions & Markings

On label: "Contents 6 fluid ozs. Cold drawn Castor Oil. For internal use. Dosage: 1 teaspoonful to 2 tablespoons full. Bottled in Australia by W.K. Burnside Pty. Ltd. 34-36 Jeffcott St. Melbourne.

Butter knife and jam spoon

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Silver butter knife and jam spoon with engraving, and mother of pearl handles.

Shoe polish

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

One round tin of "Cobra" black shoe polish. Red/Black tin with gold cobra.

Tie press

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Acme wooden inlaid tie press, with metal hinges.

Pottery - Bowl

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Pottery bowl with handles and flowers at base. White.

Historical information

Part of collection of hand and wheel pottery by Mrs. Annette Lord - 1953. Bisque fired.

Gravy tureen

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

White gravy tureen with blue rose design. Gold fluted edge. Decorative handles on base and lid. Plus spoon with decorative handle.

Historical information

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

Petticoat

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

White lawn petticoat with long lace skirt. Hand crocheted around the neck and arms

Historical information

Worn from late 1800's to early 1920's

Glass insulator

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Amber AGM glass insulator

Inscriptions & Markings

"AGM 30" on one side, "5 ::::" on the other

Pearl necklace

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Three strand pearl necklace.

Historical information

Worn by Mrs. W.J. Sebire. 1952.

Collar box

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Brown leather round collar box with two white winged collars. One with cream stud.