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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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Victorian Directory

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

1 x book - 1911 Directory for City & Suburban Streets, Trades, Country Towns, Holiday Resorts, Vic parliament, Jp's, etc

Historical information

Bought at Lancefield Antiques Shop in1996

Men's Bicycle

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

1920's Men's Bicycle with bike clips, light and generator

Historical information

Bike was used by Percy Blackham on a daily basis until he was unable to ride

Numurkah Photos - various decades

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Tornado, 1964 Water wheel being placed in Melville St Early stages of Newman Square Mensland shop Bitcons shop Centenary parade Floodwaters Back to Numurkah 1922

Historical information

Various events, etc from Numurkah History, mainly centred on Melville St

Isolation Ward Medical Displays - overview

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Shelf One – North End of Isolation Ward  1 x slipper enamel bedpan  1 x enamel pan with spout  1 x stainless steel bedpan  1 x stainless steel urinal  2 x ceramic urinals  1 x ceramic bowl Shelf Two – North end of Isolation Ward  1 x small enamel kidney dish  2 x slipper ceramic bedpans  1 x enamel wash-bowl & jug Shelf Three – North end of Isolation Ward  1 X dry Steriliser Shelf Four – North end of Isolation Ward  1 X steam Steriliser Shelf One – South end of Isolation Ward  1 x nurse’s dictionary  Domestic Medical Practice Book  Doctor and Specialist Book  Aids to Gynaecological Nursing Book  Foundations of Anatomy & Physiology Book  2 x thermometers  1 x stainless steel swab bowl  1 x ophthalmoscope  1 x stainless bowl & bandages  1 x scissors/ tweezers kit  1 x large operating scissors & 1 x operating tweezers  1 x camode pot  1 x sigmoidoscope  3 x plessors Shelf Two – South end of Isolation Ward  1 x ceramic jug  Kaarimba Ladies Auxiliary History of Num. Dist. Health  Nursing Certificates & Notebooks – Winifred Smith Shelf Three – South end of Isolation Ward  Nursing Certificates & Notebooks – Winifred Smith Shelf Four – South end of Isolation Ward  1 x white enamel bucket  1 x enamel bowl Glass Cabinet:  Premature Babies Book  Handbook of Paediatrics  Various health brochures  1 x enamel potty, dry liners, nappy pins  1 x infant welfare leather case  2 x breast pump  2 x dippers Medical Items placed around the room  1 x kidney dish with syringes & bandage  1 x stethoscope  1 x catheters  1 x oxygen tubing  1 x hospital bed (pre-dates 1950’s eg from local private hospital)  1 x operating table and 1 x theatre stool (original Numurkah Hospital 1950’s)  1 x heart table  1 x dental chair, mouthwash dish & stand  3 x wooden crutches  1 x early dentist chair  1 x Infant Welfare Centre sign

"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"

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

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"

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"

Wooden planks labelled Brown & Corke

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

3 x Wooden planks labelled with "Brown & Corke"

Historical information

The wood was found during renovations of the house at 36 Katamatite Rd. The wood was around the window sills of the house

Cook books / Handy Hints books

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Various cook-books and handy hints books from 1950's and 1960's

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".

Walata Tyamateetj - Aboringal people in Victoria Book

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

4 x books: Walata Tyamateetj - A guide to government records about Aboriginal people in Victoria PROV &NAA

Historical information

Donated to Museum via GV Library

Bean Slicer

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

1 x red bean slicer (1930's)

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.

The Leader Stamp - Printing

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Printing block - wooden base with inscription on top

Inscriptions & Markings

The Leader

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"

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

Oil painting Numurkah Water Tower

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Oil Painting of the Numurkah Water Tower and original Wesleyan Church from east of the Broken Creek

Historical information

Painted by Mary Edith (Edie) Thomas pre 1900. Mary was born in 1875 and died in the 1940's. The painting remined in her family home "Lanithe", Naring until about 2010, home of Charlie thomas

Book - Mary Mackillop

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

1 x Book - "Blessed Mary MacKillop" 1995 Edition (includes 1889 photo of her Numurkah building and mention of Numurkah)

Historical information

Sister Mary Mackillop set up St Joseph's in Numurkah

old stove and tray base

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Old stove and tray base (tray may need repairs or replacement)

Historical information

The stove is believed to be used in a rail guard's van for heating and cooking

Carpentry Tools & Storgae Box

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Item list: • Wooden box for carpentry tools • 1 x steel pliers • 2 x wooden hand planes • 1 x tin snips • 1 x wooden spirit level in canvas bag • 1 x small wooden spirit level • 5 x wooden handled hand-saws • 1 x wooden handled right- angle square • 1 x wooden handled tenon-saw • 1 x steel plumbers wrench • 1 x wooden handled hedge-clippers • 1 x cloth & leather measuring tape • 1 x wooden mallet • 1 x narrow wooden plane • 1 x plastic handled hand-saw • 1 x plane blade sharpening stone • 1 x brace hand drill • 1 x compass for marking wood • 1 x cold chisel • 1 x set of various chisels and hand drill bits in a canvas bag • 1 x steel sike • Various other drill bits, chisels, files • 1 x wooden handled trowel • • 2 x steel garden secateurs •

Historical information

These carpentry items were owned and used by Archibald (Mick) Blackley, a local long-time resident of Numurkah. Born 1912 in Numurkah, Mick was the son of Archibald (Senior) and Grace Blackley, also residents of Numurkah. Archie Senior was a carter, horse-breaker, conducted a livery stable and worked at Brown Corke & Co for a number of years. Archie also served in the Veterinary Corps in WW1. Some of the tools donated belonged to Archie Senior eg wooden hand planes. Mick Blackley used his dad’s tools (and also added some of his own) when he worked in various carpentry jobs during the 1930’s and 1940’s. One particular carpentry job was during the depression when Mick relocated to the Wonthaggi State Coal Mines building stables for the horses, and also completing some building works inside the mines. Returning to Numurkah, Mick joined a Mr Murray as carpenter and painter to build and repair houses. He then joined another builder for 4 years (We think this was Jim Tuttle). Mick then went on to work at the Butter Factory (originally called Holdenson & Nielsen) where some of his carpentry skills were still used.

Slides / Photos / Brush/comb sets / Telescopic view photo set / Tie pin

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Photos - Morgan's Beach, Coonanga Homestead, Barmah Hotel, Ulupna Island Slides - Moira Forest shrubs etc 2 x Brush comb sets Sword/Dagger Tie Pin King George V Coronation Stereo Telescopic View photo set (1911)

Historical information

All of these items were donated by Jock Adams (He was on the Ulupna Island Committee and hence some of the donated photos

Hair dryers

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

3 x Hair dryers, curlers (hot rollers, curling wand) (1960's)

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

Frying Pan

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Painted Cast Iron

Fowler family papers, photos, etc

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Fowler family photos, books, papers, etc

Ammunition Belt

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Leather ammunition belt

Historical information

Found inold shed on the farm we purchased. Could be Melville's

Books - Victorian Municipal Directories / Court Ledger

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

2 x Victorian Municipal Directories 1974/1992 Bank Insolvency estates - Numurkah District Old photo from court house Court case ledger

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."