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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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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

Tin

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

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

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"

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.

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.

Bed

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

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

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"

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.

Quoits

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Iron quoits, round iron ring has large hole in centre

Historical information

Iron quoits. References: Associated Display Sign

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."

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.

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.

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".

"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"

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.

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".

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"

The Leader Stamp - Printing

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Printing block - wooden base with inscription on top

Inscriptions & Markings

The Leader

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

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.

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"

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

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."

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."

Stool

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

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

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

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

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".

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"