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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

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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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380 items

380 items

Tell It Like It Is - The Ungame

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Board game with playing board, rules chart and cards inside

Inscriptions & Markings

See photos

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."

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.

Soft plastic Doll

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Soft plastic doll dressed in light blue jump-suit & attached bonnet. Still in part-packaging. Cardboard packaging is coloured light green

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"

Stuffed toy rabbit

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Blue furry material in the shape of a rabbit. Yellow cloth & black plastic eyes. Light blue floral pattern cloth on stomach and inside of ears.

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

blacksmith tongs x 2

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

2 x blacksmith tongs, metal/iron. one has pointy end, the other has flat end

Numurkah Show Trophy

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Silver cup-shaped trophy with stem and round base. Decorative engraving. Cup has lid with "knob" handle. Two handles are at the side of the cup.

Inscriptions & Markings

On lid: Winners1893 1894 On cup: Presented by Foy & Gibson, Melbourne to the Numurkah A&P Association. To be won twice

Candlestick Holders

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

2 x glass candlestick holders, with a broad square base and a square column leading to the top square area which holds the candles. The glass has "carved" diamond and star-shaped patterns in the base and the column

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

Ladies Jinker

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Black-painted ladies jinker (pony gig), with rubber tyred wheels, light hickory shafts, patterned black upholstery on seat

Significance

Ivan & Gwen Russell purchased this jinker from the Hogan Family at Tatura in 1998 "The only information we have is that it was built by T. Rose, North Melbourne. As it is in the original Condition we would like to donate it to the Numurkah Historical society to be displayed for others to enjoy.

Inscriptions & Markings

T Rose Builder

Skippy Jigsaw Puzzle

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Cardboard box with 4 Skippy-themed jigsaw puzzles inside

Inscriptions & Markings

See photo

Electric Typewriter

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Brother electronic typewriter AX 24,cream coloured,

Leather Satchel

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Leather satchel with leather handle held by leather bindings and metal clasp. No longer has stitching on sides (possibly Victorian Railways)

V/Line Timetables for country and interstate services

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

90 page booklet of V/Line timetables. Effective October 27 1985. Green banner with pic of train engine and carriages. Price 50 cents

Three-wheeled scooter

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

White and blue metal scooter. Two wheels on the back. One wheel on the front attached to the steering handle. Wheels are plastic with rubber rims. Steering handles are white

Leather School Bags x 2

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

2 x Brown leather school bag (satchel style). Two straps & buckles at the front for securing items inside. Two straps & buckles on the back for use as shoulder straps.

Historical information

These school bags were used by the Cook children when attending Numurkah Primary School in the 1960's

Inscriptions & Markings

As per photos above. Names of school students who used these school bags

Ink bottle

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

glass bottle with blue metal screw-top lid

Inscriptions & Markings

Swan ink on paper label / Swan ink on metal lid

Ladies leather sandals

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Blue leather sandals with blue & white striped straps in "thong shape"

Inscriptions & Markings

Sara. 6. Made by Irco. (two palm tree drawings)

Kerosene Hurricane Lamp

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Kerosene lamp, cast iron frame has iron ring handle, glass lamp, regulation dial at side and cap on base which contains the kerosene.

Inscriptions & Markings

Lanora Australia

Willoware Tin, Certificate, History information

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

1. Cylinder shaped tin with lids on both ends - used for cooking nutloaf. The top lid is removable and has 9 perforated holes. There is label on the side which has been added for display purposes (see below) 2. Centenary Certificate from Willoware to Thomas O'Sullivan 3. Willow Centenary book 1887-1987 and photocopy pages of Willowware history

Inscriptions & Markings

1. Nutloaf tin: Willow, Nutloaf, top, 6 3/4 x 3 1/8, made in Australia (on top lid) / Willow Australia, Nut Loaf, 170mm x 80mm (on bottom lid) / Willow Ware "Nut Loaf" Tin First made early 1900's (on the side of the cylinder) / Canister Manufacturers Wilson Bros North Melbourne (stamped on paper on the side of the cylinder) 2. as per photo Also.....handwritten "Left the company in1998 (43 years service) 3. Willow 1887-1987 on front of booklet

History book - Whitcombe's Vivid History Reader Gr IV Stories of Exploration Myths & Stories of World History ( 1943)

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Cream coloured soft-covered book (see photo)

Inscriptions & Markings

see photo

Rail Line Spikes

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

2x metal spikes used to secure plates on railway tracks to sleepers

Set of "Victorian Readers"

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Set of 8 "Victorian Readers" reprinted in 1986. Presented in a cardboard box (brochure box style)

Historical information

This set of readers was a reprint,by the Victorian Ministry of Education, of the original readers first published in 1926

Significance

This set was presented to Marian Houghton (teacher) by a parent as a memento of her own school days "But they are not the quality of the ones we used as kids. The original had hard covers"

Inscriptions & Markings

The Victorian Readers Books 1-8

horse-shoes x 3

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

various size metal/iron horse shoes (see below for dimensions)

Newspaper pages

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

3 x newspaper pages from different sources ~ The Herald Evening, Thursday October 20th 1921 ~ The Numurkah Leader, Wednesday August 17th 1955 ~ The Numurkah Leader, Wednesday June 18th 1980

Inscriptions & Markings

see above & photos

Cartridges box containing matchbox labels

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Square cardboard box containing labels from matchboxes

Inscriptions & Markings

Grand Prix Cartridges (see photo)

Suitcase with NSC uniforms inside

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Old 1950/60's brown suitcase with 1970's Numurkah Secondary College uniforms inside: 1 x Blue Cap with NSC logo on front, 1 x Grey Straw Hat with blue & gold banding and NSC logo on front, 2 x Grey V-neck Jumpers with blue & gold banding on neck and sleeves, 1 x Grey Blazer with NSC logo on breast pocket, 1 x Grey Pleated Tunic, 1 x Blue & White Check Dress, 1 x Blue Elastic Necktie with light blue & gold diagonal stripes, 1 x Blue T-Shirt with large white NSC logo on the front, 1 X Blue Windcheater with large gold NSC logo on the front

Significance

School uniform items worn by Gundrill children in the 1970's - attending Numurkah Secondary College

Inscriptions & Markings

NSC logo on some items (see above) "Gundrill" embroidered on the inside of most items of clothing

Juror's Selection Barrel

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Tin cylindrical barrel painted black with a small door opening outwards. The barrel sits on a wooden stand.

Historical information

Belonged to, and used in, the Numurkah Court House before it was closed

Inscriptions & Markings

Numurkah Special Jurors in Use