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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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Sympathy Card

Sympathy card, white with black paint, expressing thanks for sympathy given to Mrs V Martin upon death of William Martin

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Honour Roll - WW1

Wooden Honour Roll with 2 decorative Columns down each side and a curved top. Names are listed in gold paint in the centre

Inscriptions & Markings

Baulkamaugh Roll of Honour - Great War (See photo)

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Newspaper pages

Key words

newspaper, numurkah leader, the herald, 1980, 1955, 1921

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

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Brookfield Tourist Farm: photos, visitor's book

Key words

brookfield homestead, tourism, farm, visitors, photos,

Photo Album, pictures, visitor's book from Brookfield Tourist Farm

Historical information

Brookfield Homestead became a tourist farm in the 1970's

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Cigarette cards

Key words

cigarette cards, packet, swap cards collection cards, hobby

"Players Navy Cut" cards in a cardboard packet. Cards display naval people and scenes.

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"The Age" Sign

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"

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Print of an old ad for Pears Soap

Key words

pears soap, advertisement, print

Wooden frame, with glass. Pears Ad ("i'd forgotten my Pears")

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Fire Poker

Key words

blacksmith, fireplace, poker

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.

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Bible Class photo

Black & White photo of Baulkamaugh Bible Class 1909

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

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Button Hook

Steel with ornate handle of face & wings

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Quoits

Key words

recreation
games

Iron quoits, round iron ring has large hole in centre

Historical information

Iron quoits. References: Associated Display Sign

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

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Photo of soldier

Black & White portrait style photo of young man in uniform with rifle, and dog by hi side

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"Baltic Separators" sign

Rectangular tin sign advertising Baltic Separators. Has yellow and brown print on brown background

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Photo of group

Black & White photo of a group of 24 people

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Traffic Branch Combined Station Stock & Stores Requisition Book

Blue woven cloth covered book, with "window" cut into front cover. Inside window is "To the Stationmaster Numurkah". Pink ribbon is tied to the side of the front cover

Historical information

Part of railway collection from closed Numurkah Railway Station

Inscriptions & Markings

As per title / as per photograph

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Golf Club

Key words

recreation

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".

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

School Exercise Books x 5

Key words

education
school
writing
exercise books

Cardboard covered exercise books with students' work inside

Historical information

school workbooks owned by local students: Esther Young (Baulkamaugh East SS) and others not identified

Inscriptions & Markings

Dates: 18951899,1902,

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Wedding photo

Black & White photo of bride and bridesmaid

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Kerosene Lamp - Glass

Key words

lantern, lamp, glass, inside, table, kerosene

Glass Kerosene Lamp - clear glass cylindrical base, bulbous body with tapering neck, with fluted decorative opening on the glass

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Ulupna Island murder

Key words

ulupna island, murder, crime, detective stories, police, redgum forest

a. Photocopy from Famous Detective Stories "The Body in the Creek" (Stapled at the side, with red binding tape) b. Photocopy from Famous Detective Stories "Death Stalks the Redgums" (Stapled at the side, with red Binding Tape c. Famous Detective Stories magazine Volume 1 No. 6 May 1947

Historical information

These are stories are related to the murder at Ulupna Island, 1898

Inscriptions & Markings

as per photos above

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Sewing Machine

Treadle sewing machine with wood inlaid top, Wertheim brand. Has one drawer with attachments

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Tin toy horse

Key words

toys, children, presents, horse, tin

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

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Postcard of a woman

Black & white photographic postcard of 2 images of a young woman

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Slate board

Key words

education
school
writing
slate board

Slate board with wooden frame, string attached to the top. One side of the slate has line marked ready for writing practice

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Preserving Pot

Key words

cooking
kitchen
preserving
bitcons
pot

Aluminium pot with two side handles and a hinged larger handle

Historical information

This pot was especially made for Bitcon's Stores (one of these stores was based in Numurkah) The pot has come from Janet James (Rex James Stockfeeds)

Inscriptions & Markings

Underneath: "made expressly for Bitcon's Pty Ltd Numurkah" / picture of a unicorn and numbers: "18142 12 )T"

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Photograph of man

Black & White Photo of a young man in Scottish attire, carrying a bagpipe

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Blue Sash

Key words

sash
belle of ball
no. 31 r.s.l.district
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

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Croquet Mallet

Key words

recreation
sports

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".

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah

Baby's mobile

Key words

toys, children, baby, mobile, presents

Plastic mobile with 8 "arms". Balls of various size dangling from arms. Bells inside the larger balls

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Hat & Coat Rack

Wooden handmade hat and coat rack with 9 pegs

Numurkah & District Historical Society, Numurkah