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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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340 items

340 items

Candlestick holder

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Green and white speckled, enamelled metal candlestick holder. Rounded square base with a handle on one corner. In the middle of the base is the metal candle holder (same colour), also shaped rounded, square. Quite rusty on edges.

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".

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.

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.

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.

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

Safety Certificate - Numurkah Railway Station

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Wooden framed certificate to Numurkah Railway Station / Glass covered

Historical information

Part of a railway collection from the closed Numurkah Railway Station

Inscriptions & Markings

as per photo

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

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"

Victorian Railway Guard Hat

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Victorian Railway Guard Hat, Navy cloth with black face brim. Has black band around the base of the hat. Red interior lined

Inscriptions & Markings

Metal Badge Guard 401

Bed linen - sheets

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

1938 Armour Bed sheets still in original packaging

Box Camera

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Front face lens, upper side handle inscribed Ensign, with and lens, right hand side clip (unable to open) for opening to add film left hand side clip to open for film, winder for opening camera, ,

Inscriptions & Markings

Front face ENSIGN "All Distance" "Twenty. Left side Time, Inst, Ordinary Light, Bright Light Arrow to expose. Winder inscription "withdraw winder before opening camera"

Old newspapers and other items

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Old newspapers, books, photos, trinkets, etc from Miss Treacy's home and bookshop

Historical information

The Treacy sisters ran a bookshop in Melville St. They collected a range of items over the years.

Celluloid doll

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Celluloid Doll 21" tall dressed in nappy, pink bonnet, knitted wool dress, cotton dress

Historical information

Given to Pat Finlayson's grandchildren by a friend - doll at least 60yrs old

First Aid Cabinet

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

First Aid Cabinet - metal

Historical information

Found in an old shed, Invergordon

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

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

Local Numurkah photos (see list)

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Photo of cottage in the corner of the Memorial Gardens Rose Festival float - Sidey's old car Numurkah Street Carnival (dress-ups) Class photo Grade 8 Year unknown (some names on the back) Class photo Grade 6 Year unknown (Some names on the back) ALL THESE PHOTOS HAVE BEEN SCANNED AND SAVED ON H.S. COMPUTER

Chocolate Box - 1950's

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Cardboard chocolate box coloured green with red "Nestle chocolates" writing and white "winning post" writing

Leather coat

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Long, brown leather coat. Well-worn. No label

Historical information

Used by Jim Waites (Shearer/Farmer), Kanyapella (Item over 100 years old?)

Shoe stretcher

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

shoe-shaped wood with metal spring inserted in the middle. Yellow ub colour except for an area of black around the top of the shoe

Inscriptions & Markings

"11" stamped onto toe of the shoe

Cook books / Handy Hints books

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

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

Driving Lamp

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Black painted tin horizontal cylindrical shape on a cylindrical shaped base. Glass lens at the front with silver edging . Two tiered chimney for ventilation. Smaller Red lens at the back. Two protruding side pieces for hanging on hooks

Inscriptions & Markings

Dietz Octo Driving Lamp New York U.S.A. (on back)

Light socket (ceiling)

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Light socket connected via electrical cord to ceiling wiring socket

Inscriptions & Markings

Clipsal

Instamatic Camera

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Rectangular box shape Kodak Instamatic camera 133. Front: silver & black colouring, with a rotating lens for daylight & night/flash, square lens, shutter button Back: black colouring with clear plastic window to show film cartridge (Name: HUMPHRIES) Right-hand side: hand strap Black vinyl zippered case for the camera, includes Kodacolor Film Cartridge Gold 200 Size 110

Historical information

Camera used by the Humphries family in the 1960's

Inscriptions & Markings

Instamatic 133 Camera, Kodak (Made in England)

Book - Girls Own Annual

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Hard-covered book with children's stories and illustrations inside (printed 1903) Title: The Girls Own Annual (Please note: quite fragile)

Inscriptions & Markings

See photo

Tin Steam Locomotive

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Red and black coloured tin steam locomotive, with gold lining. Two small and three large tin wheels on either side. Wind-up key on one side. Wind-up mechanism doesn't work

Inscriptions & Markings

Gold printed number: 659 on both sides

Ladies gold shoes

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Ladies shoes, gold fabric, medium heels, strap around the ankle, toes covered. Gold fabric has diamond shaped design

Inscriptions & Markings

Briolettes

Various items from Mitchell family (see list)

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

1 x Ammunition bag, (1950's), 1 x Gladstone bag (1950's), 2 x tin bread bins, 1 x White Coloured Sunbeam Mixmaster (1965) , 1 x Cream-coloured Sunbeam Mixmaster (1940's), 1 x Red Fly-spray can (1950's)

Historical information

This ammunition bag was used by Harry Mitchell (son of Lindsay Mitchell) at the Bendigo Rifle Club in 1959, the bag was designed to hold 303 riffle bullets used in target shooting or could hold 7 cartridges for a shotgun. The Gladstone bag was very popular in the 1940/50 era, it fitted on the handlebars of a bicycle and it was used by footballers and sportsmen. A couple bottles of beer would fit comfortably in the bag and was.used to take beer home after the hotels closed at 6pm. These two articles were donated by Lindsay Mitchell to the Numurkah Historical Society. The Sunbeam Mixmaster belonged by Marjory Welch, Nana of Margaret Mitchell and would have been used in late 1930 and during 1940's. It was painted and used by Linda Mitchell, (great great grand daughter) when at universitv in 1987 White Sunbeam Mixmaster was purchased by Margaret Mitchell 1965. lt was her first mixmaster after she was married in 1964 The bread bins. The green and white belonged to Mary Mitchell (Lindsay Mitchell's Mother) The colourful bread bin belonged to Lorna Welch (Margaret Mitchell's Mother)

Victorian Railways Handbook on the Locomotive

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Cream cloth/woven covered book

Historical information

Part of a collection from the closed Numurkah Railway Station

Inscriptions & Markings

Title as above / Issued for the guidance of enginemen in the description, maintenance and economical operation of the locomotive 1952