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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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321 items

321 items

Sportsland (Baby Animals) Puzzle (cover only)

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Cardboard cover for a box - jigsaw puzzle

Inscriptions & Markings

See photo

Knitted jumper

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Hand-knitted woollen jumper,

Historical information

Wool was supplied locally from Naring. Wool was spun by Ellen Miller. Jumper was knotted by Ellen Miller

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)

Photo - Waser Family

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

1 x Waser family photo taken in 1909

Fire Poker

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

metal/iron poker for fire place, has a twist in the metal near handle for decorative purposes. The remainder of the long piece is round. The poker end has been flattened.

Algerbrush

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Cylindrical shape stainless steel container. Lid can be removed to reveal a needle which was used to extract rust, etc from eyes (medical equipment)

Inscriptions & Markings

Algerbrush spin start (with an arrow)

Book - The Eureka Flag

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Paperback book with title "The Eureka Flag" by Len Fox with a contribution by Val D'Amgri. Picture of soldiers approaching stockade (on the front cover). Writing and illustration printed in blue

Milk Bottle

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Glass milk bottle, cylinder shape with smaller neck than rest of bottle. Opening at the top is wider to allow for bottle top.

Historical information

Avonlea Dairy was located in Knox St Numurkah. This bottle was found at the home.

Inscriptions & Markings

(see photo) This bottle contains milk. Bottled for sale by J.J. Tyack Avonlea Dairy Numurkah. Bottle is the property of the above. It is loaned and cannot be legally used by others. One imperial pint. 621

Baby shoes

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Baby shoes, white leather with silver flower patterns. Toes and sides covered in. Strap around ankle. Soft sole

Inscriptions & Markings

Rock A Bye Made in England

Red & white rubber thongs

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

White rubber things with red trim on side & underneath of sole, and on the straps. Lined pattern on straps and soles

Light globe with built-in switch

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Philips light globe with opaque glass and metal socket end (baton-type), fibre cord coming from both sides of the metal socket (on-off switch)

Inscriptions & Markings

Philips Made in Holland ( printed on glass)

Light socket (ceiling)

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Light socket connected via electrical cord to ceiling wiring socket

Inscriptions & Markings

Clipsal

Chess - Draughts Board and Draughts pieces

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Cardboard with printed cream and black check pattern for playing chess or draughts. Other side is coloured red Wooden red and black draught pieces placed in clear plastic container

SLR Camera

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Camera: Black & Silver, Metal & Plastic. Lens protruding from the front / Shutter button, counter & flash connection on top / Tripod connection on the bottom Brown leather case in the shape of the camera

Inscriptions & Markings

Braun Nornberg / Paxette Electeamatic

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

Victorian art print - fairy

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Gold embossed wooden frame with a Victorian Arts print (fairy)

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

Expanding Concertina Camera

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Black leather covered camera, thin rectangle with curved ends (leather missing from one curved end). Concertina lens folds out by pressing button at the side, near film winder, and manually pulling the concertina section outwards. Inside the hinged concertina section there is a lens, view finder and shutter button Camera has a brown leather case of similar size and shape, with long carry strap

Inscriptions & Markings

Camera Case: M Gunn Numurkah Victoria hand written inside Camera: Kodak on outside / No 1a Autographic Kodak Jr. Made in USA Eastman Kodal & co Rochester NY on inside

Numurkah Lions Club Anniversay Port Bottles x 2

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

2 x 750ml port bottles with Lions Club labelling One with 50th Anniversary Tawny (2019) The other with International Convention, 14th District...….1991

Historical information

Celebrating various milestones of the Numurkah Lions Club

Inscriptions & Markings

(see photo)

Tin Steam Locomotive

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Red & black painted tin steam locomotive. Gold trim & details painted over the top. Funnel missing. 3D driver sitting in the cabin. Door at the back of the cabin for batteries. Batteries run a small motor driving the back wheels. Jockey wheel underneath. one small and one large wheel on each side. Piston on each side

Inscriptions & Markings

Western painted on each side of the cabin

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"

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.

Blacksmith Tool (unknown use)

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Round metal with handle. At the other end, the round metal has been flattened. On the end of the flattened piece is a rounded, thicker piece of metal (one end of this has been corroded away)

Box Camera

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Brownie Box Camera SIX-20 Model C

Inscriptions & Markings

Made in England by Kodak Limited

Back to Numurkah booklets x 2

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

1 x Back to Numurkah Easter 1970 1 x Numurkah Centenary Program 1875 - 1975

Nursery Rhyme Picture Blocks

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Cardboard box containing 16 wooden blocks with part-pictures on them of nursery rhymes. Blocks join together like jigsaw pieces to make nursery rhymes pictures

Inscriptions & Markings

See photo

Harness part

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Oval shaped, silver plated stirrup like objects with rectangular cut outs at ends.

Historical information

Used to stop horses' tongues from curling back under the bit and hence spitting it out. Horse tongue is threaded through oval hole and the face straps on the bridle are threaded through the small cut outs.

Bean Slicer

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

1 x red bean slicer (1930's)

Inscriptions & Markings

Spong & Co Made in England No G32

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"

Light Globe in packet

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Cylindrical cardboard packet enclosing a glass and metal light globe, orange colour, baton-type socket

Inscriptions & Markings

Thorn Pearl 75W General Lighting Service (on packet) Osram 25W (on globe)