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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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336 items with images

336 items with images

Photo-Street cleaners

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

B&W photo of Shire cleaners with horse & cart, early 1970's. On the back: names of the two council workers

Historical information

see above

Inscriptions & Markings

see above

steel protectors for shoe soles

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Semi-circular steel plates for the soles of shoes

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)

Legal Document - Articles of Apprenticeship

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Yellowed legal document outlining Articles of Apprenticeship, dated 16th January, 1915. Names of people involved on the front. When opened up, the document outlines the what's involved in the apprenticeship, and includes signatures of the people involved. Solicitors were Morrissy & Deane, Numurkah

Historical information

Henry Pearson was a dentist in Numurkah between 1911 and 1929 (referenced in Bossence book) This document is an agreement between Pearson and Leonard Bennett (son of Ernest Bennett, Hairdresser, who was the witness to this document). the agreement was that Pearson would take on Leonard as an apprentice in profession of Mechanical Dentist. The documents then goes on to outline what was involved in the apprenticeship: days, hours, bord,

Inscriptions & Markings

see photos above

Expanding Concertina Camera

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Leather covered camera, thin rectangle with curved ends (leather missing from expanding section). Concertina lens folds out by pressing button at the side, near film winder. Inside the hinged concertina section there is a lens, view finder and shutter button Camera has a leather case with long carry strap of similar size and shape. Original instruction manual inside carry case

Inscriptions & Markings

Camera Case: E J Berry Bunyip Gippsland hand written inside Camera: Kodak on outside / No 1 pocket Kodak Series 2 Made in USA Eastman Kodal & co Rochester NY on inside

School Project Books x 2 - "Piety"

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

2 x Project exercise books (carboard & paper) used by a student for a "piety" project. Writing, drawings and cut-out pictures inside Project books were: The Shell junior & senior departments drawing book

Historical information

project books made by student: Nellie O'Neill (1943)

Inscriptions & Markings

see photo

Little Golden Books x 6

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

6 x Little Golden Books (Cardboard covers, with gold spine)

Inscriptions & Markings

See photos for titles

Blacksmith forged nails

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

3 x blacksmith forged nails (metal, iron) various sizes

Tin toy horse

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Brown & white painted tin horse. Legs move. Child can sit on it and put legs on metal "stirrups"

Inscriptions & Markings

Joy's Boy painted on shoulder Attached tag: Donated by Clive Smith

Laminex Kitchen Table and Vinyl Chairs

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Grey-coloured laminex top kitchen table with chrome legs / 6 x grey-coloured vinyl chairs with chrome legs

Historical information

Used by the Schirmer family in Ararat, Victoria (1950-1960's)

Wooden Pull-along Boat

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Blue painted wooden pull-along boat, with white cabin and red & black funnels. String attached at front to pull along. Four tin wheels underneath.

Children's black leather school shoes

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Black leather school shoes for girls. Raised heel. Round silver-edged eyelets for black laces. Stored in a Charlie Brown shoe-box

Inscriptions & Markings

Charlie Brown Ariella 8 1/2

Photo - Wagons with wheat bags

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Laminated copy of a B&W photo showing steam tractor towing three wagons loaded with wheat bags on their way to the railway station, past the Bank of Victoria, corner of Melville & Knox Streets, Numurkah. Label: William Hodge, Esq. Invergordon, 9..bag average 1911

Inscriptions & Markings

see above

Stuffed Humphrey Bear

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Brown furry material in the shape of a bear. Straw hat. Black plastic nose. Red material toungue. Red & white material eyes. No clothes

Girls black leather school shoes

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Girls black leather school shoes with cut outs on toe vanda and strap across tongue area. Heel and sole are raised.

Inscriptions & Markings

Paddle

Box Camera

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Black leather-look covered box, with broken handle on the top with view finder, winder and viewfinder on the left-hand side,, Art-deco design on front with lens and two smaller glass lens 620Brownie

Spanners x 3

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Various size spanners for large bolts/nuts One spanner is double-ended for different size bolts/nuts Bolt size diameters would be: 73mm, 34mm, 30mm, 26mm

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

Walt Disney Jigsaw Puzzle

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Cardboard box with 16 piece jigsaw puzzle inside

Inscriptions & Markings

See photo

Motor-bile Lamp

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Round cylindrical metal with lens at the front .Lens ahs a metal visor over the top. Lens is hinged and clipped into place

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"

Box Camera

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Kodak Brownie Flash II Camera - box shape, black vinyl covering, with silver, grey front. Front has glass lens & 2 viewfinders. Back is hinged. Instruction Booklet included

Historical information

Owned by local, Margaret Mitchell

Inscriptions & Markings

Front of Camera: Kodak, Kodet Lens, Brownie Flash II Camera, Made in England by Kodak Ltd London

Scapbook - Kaarimba Auxiliary for Num Hospital

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Scrapbook / Album of the Kaarimba Auxiliary for the Numurkah Hospital

Historical information

60 year history of the Numurkah Hospitals & donations from the Kaarimba Auxiliary

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

Midwifery Book

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Midwifery Training Book: "A Short Practice of Midwifery for Nurses" by Henry Jellet. Published in 1926. Used by Elizabeth McRae Romsey

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

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

Toy Cane Rocking Chair

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Doll-size cane rocking chair. Homemade using sticks and twigs.

Wooden school rulers x 4

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Wooden 12 inch / 30cm school rulers with increments in inches and centimetres both sides

Inscriptions & Markings

Bank of ES & A / Commercial Savings Bank of Australia Limited / Drink a Pint of Milk a Day / Standard school Rule

Suede Boots

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Brown suede, knee-high, ladies boots, with silver studs in a regular pattern all over the boot. High Heels, raised sole, pointy toes. Zip down the side