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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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Booklet

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Kodak Instamatic 100 Camera instruction booklet - 16 pages.

Inscriptions & Markings

"You load instantly"

Hand towel

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

2 White, rectangular, damask linen hand towel with hand embroidered cross stitch borders at both short ends; red cross stitch pattern along one end and an unfinished red cross stitch pattern on the other. Cotton fringe on both ends to complete the hand towel.

Cup and saucer

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Fine china floral cup and saucer with gold trim. Cup has three gold coloured feet.

Inscriptions & Markings

Fine china made in Japan on base of cup and saucer.

Fan

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Black ostrich feather folding fan with satin bow.

Scales

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Set of brass scales on a wooden base. With 1 weight - 2 oz.

Hat

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Raspberry straw sun hat in 3 pieces.

Historical information

Worn by Olive Sebire during the 1980's.

Blow lamp

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Brass blow lamp with red wooden handle.

Historical information

Blow lamps/ torches are a fuel-burning tool used for applying flame and heat to various applications, usually metalworking.

Demi John

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Cream and brown Demi John

Inscriptions & Markings

"Health - Beverages When empty return to Sharpe Bros Australia & New Zealand"

Gloves - White

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

A pair of fine nylon elbow length white gloves with pearl buttons.

Historical information

Worn by Mrs. H. N. Lord in the 1960's.

Hat

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Brown Slouch Hat with plain puggaree (Hatband), plus metal Coat of arms.

Historical information

Used in c1915 in Gallipoli, Egypt and France. Worn by Private Ebenezer Gray. SERN 766/24th Battalion.

Watch

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Silver pocket watch, with a white enamel dial and roman numeral numbers. Also, a 'seconds' dial inset into the main dial.

Inscriptions & Markings

"43404 5" inscription on the inside of the lid casing. Floral patern engraving on back and lid of casing.

Pudding Basin

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

White ironstone "Quick-Cooker" pudding basin with lid and written cooking instructions in green.

Inscriptions & Markings

"Gold Medal London 1911 The Quick-Cooker" Grimwades's Pat Nos 12835/09 and 1504/09 and 12181/11 Excellent for stews of all kinds" etc

Razor

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Hand made Cut-throat razor with wooden handle.

Historical information

Hand made and used by a Woodcutter and Charcoal burner, Mitchell known as "Bones' Sevillle.

Egg Cruet

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

White China egg cruet, comprising 4 egg cups and 1 holder with handle.

Historical information

Now Gift to MDL through late Mrs. Cooke's Solicitors.

Antimacassar

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Antimacassar

Historical information

From home of the Late Mrs. Wm Henderson, crochet work possibly made by her mother, Mrs Henry Sebire Snr. Antimacassars were draped on back of lounge chairs to protect the fabric.

Perfume Bottle

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Empty perfume bottle, green label, green plastic screwtop lid.

Inscriptions & Markings

"No 7777 Lavender 1/2 Fl. Oz. ISM-892"

Drawers, Female

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

White calico drawers with broderie anglaise around hem, and pin tucking on legs. Have drawstring waist and back opening.

Historical information

Worn in the 1900's.

Doily

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Sandwich tray doily. White linen with red, pink and green embroidery.

Historical information

Belonged to Mrs. Ellen Cornell.

Glass bottle

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

6 sided glass bottle with a green tinge and several air bubble flaws in the glass.

Inscriptions & Markings

Empire Co. (x 2). Registered Robert Harper & Co. 9.2.91

Mildred's Boys and Girls

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Tan coloured floral fabric hardcover novel Mildred's Boys and Girls by Martha Finley (Martha Farquharson) with black lettering for title and author. Spine has title, author and publisher in black lettering and a coloured flower.

Inscriptions & Markings

Methodist Sabbath School Wandin Yallock 491 mks. Awarded to Gwen Quayle for 2nd Prize of class. W.J. Sebire Supt. Ada Gaudion Sec.30-3-1924

Hair Clips

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Large metal hair clip and an assortment of coloured plastic hair clips and a smaller metal hair clip.

Butter dish

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Silver and glass butter dish - base is a silver round plate with ferns engraved around the top edge. The round cut glass bowl has two silver handles There is a silver fern pattern engraved on the lid with a silver horse shaped knob.

Historical information

Wedding gift to Mr Riseborough's grandmother Mrs W Henderson 1884.

Inscriptions & Markings

Diamond shaped engraving on base of glass dish with various markings. Underside of lid is TD engraved.

Flag

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Small fabric Australian flag on a wooden stick. 6 stars represent the unity of the States. 5 stars on right represent the Southern Cross. The 7the point on the stars denotes the Territories of the Commonwealth of Australia.

Inscriptions & Markings

Union Jack in left top corner. 5 stars representing the Southern Cross on the right.

Legging

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Handmade leather legging with 4 metal clips.

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.

Tumbler

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Hand finished and etched with rose thistle and shamrock design tumbler

Historical information

From the home of W J Sebire - Wandin

Gold pendant

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Gold pendant with a New Zealand Greenstone.

Historical information

Worn by Mr. W.J. Sebire

Decanter

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Early wine decanter with floral and leaf etching around the base. Has patterned glass stopper.

Historical information

Owned by Miss Eva Sebire

Wooden Tap

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Wooden tap for a wine barrel.

Nightgown

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

Long white cotton and lace child's nightgown with lace trim sleeves. Long cotton ties at waist. Open placket at back with cotton tie.

Historical information

N. Batten name tag on inside back opening.

Baby's Plate

Mont De Lancey, Wandin North

White Winston China baby plate, with poem and drawings of individuals mentioned in the poem.

Historical information

1912 Dorothy Wilms is now Mrs. C.H. Adamson

Inscriptions & Markings

"Ding Dong Dell Pussy's in the well Who put her in? Little Johnny Green Who pulled her out? Little Johnny Stout."