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Numurkah & District Historical Society Numurkah, Victoria

Numurkah Museum

Contact Information

location
118-120 Melville Street Numurkah Victoria 3636 (map)
phone
+61 61 3 5862 1768

Contact

Opening Hours

1:30pm to 3:30pm Sundays 1:00pm to 3:30 pm Wednesdays Other reasonable times by appointment.

Entry Fee

Donation

Location

Old Bank Building cnr Melville and Knox Street Numurkah Victoria

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Alistair Cordell 10 June 2015 10:33 AM

Greetings, Could you please add to opening hours Monday to wednesday 1pm to 4pm Regards... Alistair

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Name Plate

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Brass name plate - long rectangular, slightly curved and tapering to arrow shaped ends. Has three holes, one in each end and one in centre to enable attachment to wall.

Inscriptions & Markings

Engraved on front "Hawker & Hyde / Numurkah"

Indian Clubs

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Indian clubs - 2 painted blue wooden Indian clubs, bulbous shaped base has 3 grooves - tapers to long thin neck with knob on top.

Historical information

Indian clubs

Bed Pan

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

White china irregular rectangle shaped bed pan has sloping top with circular cut-out, ear shaped handle on back

Inscriptions & Markings

'THE NEW / SLIPPER BED PAN / This Slipper should be passed under / the Patient in front between the legs / If a flannel cap is made for the / blade fastened by strings under / the handle considerable comfort / will be afforded."

Petrol Ration Ticket

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Paper ticket printed in blue

Historical information

Petrol rationing was introduced in 1940 as Australia, which produced no oil of its own and had inadequate storage facilities, had only three months’ supply at the start of the War and depended on the procurement of stocks from overseas and their safe arrival. Rationing was introduced to ensure fair access by everyone to scarce goods. Ration books containing coupons were distributed and in the case of petrol entitled the owner to a monthly ration.

Inscriptions & Markings

"Commonwealth of Australia / Motor Spirit Ration Ticket / 2 Gallons / Valid only until 31st July 1947 / This ticket must be endorsed in ink by consumer with name, licence and vehicle registration number"

Balance Scale Weights

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Bakelite case containing pharmaceutical scale weights x 5 with 4 missing plus tweezers for picking weights out of box casing. Imperial measurements noted on each weight.

Inscriptions & Markings

Imperial measurements noted on each weight. N. G. Brown and Associates Melbourne. "Balance Weights"

Lid

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Lid - octagonal tin biscuit lid has picture of thistles, tartan bands, and printed verse quoted from Robert Burns. Shortbread lid.

Inscriptions & Markings

Printed on lid of tin "Some hae meat, / and canna eat, And some wod eat / that want it / But we hae meat, and we can eat, / And sae the Lord / be thankit. / Robert Burns."

Draughts set

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Hinged wooden box used for draughts board when opened. Inside are a number of red, black and white draughts pieces and a piece of wood with holes and pegs used for scoring.

Inscriptions & Markings

Printed on label under lid "BY THE DRAUGHTS EDITOR / Ne're min', my friends, tho rules deride / Oor simple looking play. / We'll still explore its depth's wi' pride. / It's pleasures still enjoy - Ogg"

Croquet Mallet

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Wooden croquet mallet has round head with brass plate under flat base and brass rims screwed on ends. Leather grip on top half of long wooden handle.

Historical information

Used by Mrs Guenthers. References: Display sign

Inscriptions & Markings

Handwritten on top of handle "E.M.G.". Printed on label on base "M. GUENTHER". Printed on handle "BUBSBEY'S LEATHER / HANDLE".

Box Camera

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Brownie box camera, SIX-20 Model C, black leather rectangular box has silver and black face with lens and 2 focusing eyes. Viewfinder on top and side with associated plastic dials. Thin leather strap on top, hinged back to thread film. Kodak.

Inscriptions & Markings

Printed on front of camera "Brownie / SIX-20 / CAMERA / MODEL C / MADE IN ENGLAND BY KODAK LIMITED". Raised lettering on strap "MADE BY / KODAK LTD / LONDON"

Chest

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Large grey rectangular wooden box has lift up hinged lid covered with grey and white laminex-look contact. Iron ring handles on sides

Historical information

Used by Mr J Burkitt to bring his belongings to Australia. He settled at Drumanure after coming from Ballarat in the 1880's

Harness part

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Oval shaped, silver plated stirrup like objects with rectangular cut outs at ends.

Historical information

Used to stop horses' tongues from curling back under the bit and hence spitting it out. Horse tongue is threaded through oval hole and the face straps on the bridle are threaded through the small cut outs.

Golf Club

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Golf club has angled iron head with small holes on face and wooden handle with tape grip. R. Forgan and Son.

Inscriptions & Markings

Engraved on back of head " 'Scotia' / MASHIE / NIBLICK / MADE IN / SCOTLAND / R. FORGAN & SONS / LTD / ST ANDREWS".

Poster

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Poster - religious. Printed inscription on purple paper mounted in decoratively carved wooden frame with glass front.

Inscriptions & Markings

Printed on paper in silver lettering "CHRIST IS THE HEAD / OF THIS HOUSE / THE UNSEEN GUEST / AT EVERY MEAL / THE SILENT LISTENER / TO EVERY CONVERSATION". Handwritten in pencil in bottom right hand corner "TAKEN / FROM HOME OF / T. ADKIN.

Croquet Mallet

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Croquet mallet has rectangular wooden head with brass rims screwed at each end. Long thin wooden handle has cloth grip.

Inscriptions & Markings

Handwritten on base. "WEPPNER". Illegible inscription on head.

Rechabite Seal

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Cast iron lever press

Significance

This Common Seal is the only one of its type with 'Numurkah Tent'.

Inscriptions & Markings

Numurkah Tent / No 255.V.D. No. 82 S.U / I.O.R / Numurkah

Croquet Mallet

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Croquet mallet has rectangular wooden head with brass rims screwed on end. Long wooden handle is round at base and irregular octagonal shape at top, wound around centre of handle.

Inscriptions & Markings

Printed on tape under head "M. CORLETT".

Bowls

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

4 bowls balls - square cardboard box contains 4 wooden bowls each numbered 1, 2, 3, 4.

Historical information

Bowls belonging to Mr W. James Callandar. Donor Mrs Roggerio. Associated display sign.

Inscriptions & Markings

Printed on green sticker "MADE IN AUSTRALIA BY W.D. HENSELL & SON / HENSELITE / The Finest Bowl made". Green printed sticker on top of box "Australia Delivers / Henselite / The World's Finest Bowl / MADE IN AUSTRALIA BY / W.D. HENSELL & SON / 16-26 WRECKYN STREET / NORTH MELBOURNE, Vic". Printed sticker inside lid.

Cuffs - pair

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Protective cuffs, grass cuffs used to slip on to the lower part of arms to protect clothing. Material: seed grass

Historical information

Cuffs worn by office workers. Handmade

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Freezer

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Freezer - tin cylindrical freezer painted grey. Has 3 corrugated ridges at top and bottom, hollow cylinder in centre - two metal clasps on side - lid on base.

Inscriptions & Markings

Printed label on side of tin - "REGISTERED/THE/ICEBERG/VACUUM/GENUINE/RAPID FREEZER/MADE IN GREAT BRITAIN"

Purse

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Small leather pouch attached to round silver frame. Has lid featuring raised centred circular design of St George and the dragon.

Inscriptions & Markings

Raised lettering on plate "S. GEORGIUS EOVITUM PATRONUS" Raised on lock partly illegible "EF&GF 27 - 57"

The Leader Stamp - Printing

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Printing block - wooden base with inscription on top

Inscriptions & Markings

The Leader

Box Camera

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Brownie box camera, SIX-20 Model C, black leather rectangular box has silver and black face with lens and 2 focusing eyes. Viewfinder on top and side with associated plastic dials. Thin leather strap on top, hinged back to thread film. Kodak.

Inscriptions & Markings

Printed on front face "SIX-20 BROWNIE C / MADE BY KODAK". Raised lettering on strap "MADE BY / KODAK LTD. / LONDON"

Bex Sign

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

SQUARE TIN SIGN HAS YELLOW PAINTED BACKGROUND WITH BLUE PAINTED PRINT ADVERTISING "Bex"

Inscriptions & Markings

Printed in blue paint "better relief/BEX/For Headache and all/pain, Colds and 'Flu."

Numurkah Shire Common Seal

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Historical information

THE CONSTITUTION OF MUNICIPALITIES GENERALLY. DIVISION 1. INCORPORATION AND GOVERNMENT OF MUNICIPALITIES AND BOUNDARIES OF DISTRICTS. 8. (1) The inhabitants of every shire borough town and city inhabitants of for the time being subject to the provisions of this Act shall, under corporation. the name of the president councillors and ratepayers of such shire N°-5203 «• '• the mayor councillors and burgesses of such borough the mayor councillors and burgesses of such town or the mayor councillors and citizens of such city as the case may be, be a body corporate with perpetual succession and a common seal with power to break alter and change the same from time to time with the approval of the Governor in Council and shall by such name be capable in law of suing and being sued, of purchasing holding and alienating land, and of doing and suffering subject to the provisions of this Act all such other acts and things as bodies corporate may by law do and suffer. (2) The corporation of ******** Shire Common Seal 54. The common seal of the municipality shall be kept in a box having two locks, of one of which locks the chairman of the municipality shall have a key and of the other of which locks the key shall be kept by the municipal clerk; and the corporate seal shall not be affixed to any document unless the chairman of the municipality and one other member of the council or in the absence of such chairman unless two councillors be present. 91. The Council’s Common Seal (1) The Chief Executive Officer must ensure the security of the Council's common seal at all times. (2) The Council's common seal may only be used on the authority of the Council given either generally or specifically and every document to which the seal is affixed must be signed by the Chief Executive Officer or a senior officer authorised by him or her. (3) Any person who uses the Council's common seal without authority is guilty of an offence. (4) Any person who uses any replica of the council’s seal without authority is guilty of an offence.

Significance

The Numurkah Shire was amalgamated into the Moira Shire and the seal now redundant. This is the only Numurkah Shire Common Seal in existence.

Bowls balls (4)

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

4 bowls balls - wooden spheres has decorative lines top and bottom.

Historical information

Wooden bowls and cups used by Bill Teare and then Mr Jim Calllander. Donor - F. Wilkinson. Associated display sign.

Inscriptions & Markings

.2) Has "C" engraved in ivory circle .3) Has "ASB" engraved in ivory circle .4) Has "2" engraved in ivory

Maker plate

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Rectangular metal plate has maker name embossed and has serial number and other related information.

Historical information

Mower plate off Bourke Bros, 200 traction engine, one of first in district (1902-3). Associated display sign.

Inscriptions & Markings

Raised lettering on plaque reads "BUILT BY BUFFALO PITTS COMPANY/BUFFALO, N.Y., U.S.A. No (10440) H.P. (14) REV. 260 WT. 17250"

Golf Club

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

9/6 iron golf club, wooden rod has leather strap for hand grip - metal club attached on end.

Inscriptions & Markings

Indented on reverse of hitting side of club "MILDSTEEL / CHROMIUM / SPECIAL / HYLO / MADE IN / AUSTRALIA". Indented on base of hitting part of golf club "9" or '6' could be read either way.

Chess board

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Chess board - handmade from Masonite, white squares painted, brown squares are natural colour of board. No chess pieces.

Tobacco Cutter

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Metal tobacco cutter mounted on timber plinth by 4 screws.Metal previously been painted black.

Inscriptions & Markings

Mc Millan etched in black ink onto the table area.

Quoits

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Iron quoits, round iron ring has large hole in centre

Historical information

Iron quoits. References: Associated Display Sign

Stool

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Large wooded stool, 4 legged, has tin covered seat with wooden panels underneath

Golf Club

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Putter has iron head with series of small holes in face, has wooden handle with tape grip at top.

Blue Sash

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Blue Sash with gold fringe and gold medallion

Historical information

Presented to Miss Beverley Ritchie - Belle of the Ball in 1954

Inscriptions & Markings

NO. 31 R.S.L. DISTRICT/ BOARD BELLE 1954/ PRESENTED BY THE SUN NEWS-PICTORIAL

Bed

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Black painted cast iron single bed has round head and foot ends,

Plate camera

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Plate camera - black leather square camera case has area at back for glass plates, and hinged door in front of lens, stored in leather briefcase like bag. Inside bag small compartment contains 5 glass plates and red cloth cover.

Historical information

Plate camera with plates and cover.

"The Age" Sign

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Rectangular tin sign has painted white inscription concerning The Age newspaper, has 1 small hole in each corner

Inscriptions & Markings

Painted in white lettering on front "The/Age/RELIABLE MARKET REPORTS"

Tie Press

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Rectangular tie press - 2 wooden boards secured by 2 metal wing nuts on central metal bar, sits on 3 rubber rests.

Golf Club

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

7 iron golf club - wooden rod has leather strap for hand grip. Metal club attached on end.

Inscriptions & Markings

Indented on back of hitting part of club and partly illegible "MADE IN / AUSTRALIA / SUPER / MATCHED / 7 / MILNERCROFT / RUST PROOF / REG. NO 5-9-6 1.15 YARDS / HAND FORGED".

Tin

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Cylindrical tin has lid which fits over top and is quarter filled with lead shot.

Cartridges

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Cartridges - oval tin container contains 9 empty cartridges and 1 fully loaded cartridge, also bottom of container filled with 'shot', also one circular time containing re-capping cap. No lid to oval container.

Historical information

Materials for making own cartridges. Donor Morgan Estate. References: Associated display sign

Inscriptions & Markings

Printed on Circular tin "100 / TUBULAR ANVILS / FOR NO 1 / RE-CAPPING CAPS / ICIANZ LIMITED / ICI"

Rifle Sight

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Metal rifle sight has graduations along rectangular base, with vertical screw adjustable rod, other screw attachments cease to move due to rusting.

King George VI Print

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Image - colour painted portrait of 'His Majesty King George VI' in full uniform, mounted in gold painted wooden frame with decorative trim along rim. Copy print of painting

Inscriptions & Markings

Printed at base image on mounting "His Majesty King George VI/From Original by W.B. McInnes."

Pennyfarthing Bicycle

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Red framed penny-farthing bicycle - gold painted metal seat, small wheel at back with large one at front. Has copper handle bar with wooden knobs at ends

Historical information

Restored by the shire workshop

Bowling bag and bowls

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Bowling bag and 2 bowls balls for lawn bowling, brown cylindrical leather bag has flap opening secured with 2 buckles, carrying handle on top - has metal plaque near handle. Contains 2 black bowls have initials F.A.G. on them.

Historical information

Bowls bag belonging to Mr Guenther. Donor Mrs Brennan. References: Associated display sign.

Inscriptions & Markings

Engraved on metal plaque "PRESIDENT'S TROPHY / 1935 / WON BY / F.A. GUENTHER". Endented around centre of bowling bowl - AUSTRALIAN BOWLING ASSOCIATION / JACQUES & SONS SET 3 LONDON / 5 1/8 / 87 / PR5". Printed on white central piece "F.A.G." on reverse on one ball "1" on other ball "2".

Lens Container

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Circular metal Kodak Portrait attachment container houses lens for use with Brownie box camera.

Inscriptions & Markings

Gold transfer on centre of container "KODAK / PORTRAIT ATTACHMENT / DIFFUSION / 4 / Eastman Kodak Co. / Rochester: N.Y. Made in U.S.A. / TRADE MARK REG. U.S. PAT. OFF."

Projector

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Black slide projector is rectangular, on dome top is black funnel with brass rim, frame at front to hold number of glass slides and a brass lens. Has a door at back and one at side, a light globe inside and a separated black pipe with 90 degree bend. Housed in wooden box.

Historical information

Magic lantern Reference: Display sign

Inscriptions & Markings

Raised lettering on small brass plaque on back "E.P / MADE IN GERMANY"

Frying Pan

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Painted Cast Iron

Leather handle

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Brown leather strap - has padded handle area with leather flaps on ends folded over and secured with studs - possibly to thread another strap through and used as a carrying handle - cardboard tag attached.

Inscriptions & Markings

Printed on the tag but half is missing "FROM JAMES / Agent for" on reverse "SERVICE"

Honor Roll

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Carved wooden Honor Roll- two decorative columns each side - curved head board at top with names listed underneath in central area

Inscriptions & Markings

Written gold "BAULKAMAUGH/ROLL OF HONOR/The Great World War/For Freedom/1914-1919/FOWLER W.E./*BETTS S./THORNTON T.*/COLLIE G./CRIGHTON R./ SUTTCLIFFE.E/CRIGHTON.WILL SUTCLIFFE.W/CRIGHTON.WALT MOSS.W.L/IVORY.H.HW FAIRLESS.N/IVORY.W.E COOK.T/*SIZER.A.J POOLE.S/*SIZER.A.A SUTCLIFFE.A/HOOPER.W SIZER.L/*FRITH.L SIZER.W/*HEATON.G *GIBSON.W/FOWLER.J.C BOLLARD.E/PAYNE.C MACKENZIE.H/PAYNE.J CLARKSON.A/BETTS.W.F/*Fallen/Pro aris et focis/ LEST.WE.FORGET". On metal plaque at bottom "MANUFACTURED BY/W.WOODHEAD

Developing Tank

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Film tank for developing photographs - rectangular wooden box has pull off lid, contains reels and tin container and other associated materials to process photographic film.

Historical information

Kodak Developing Kit. Reference: Associated display sign

Inscriptions & Markings

Endented on inside of lid "MADE BY / EASTMAN KODAK CO / ROCHESTER N.Y. U.S.A. / US PATENTS / APRIL 17 1900 / AUG 26 1902 / MAY 23 1905 / JUN 1905 / MAY 21 1907 / SEP 17 1907 / 3 1/2 IN / MODEL L-B-2" Printed on paper transfer on inside of lid is record of times and temperatures for tank development.