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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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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

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.

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

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.

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"

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."

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"

Frying Pan

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Painted Cast Iron

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"

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"

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"

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"

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".

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.

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.

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"

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".

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.

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

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."

Indian Club

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Indian club, one stained wooden Indian club, bulbous shaped base has 3 grooves - tapers to long thin neck with knob on top.

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

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".

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.

Bed

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

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

Tin

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

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

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

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.

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

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"