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Port Fairy Historical Society Museum and Archives Port Fairy, 3284

Museum and Family Research

Contact Information

location
Port Fairy Historical Society P.O. Box 152 Port Fairy VIC 3284 (map)
phone
+61 0355682263

Contact

Opening Hours

2pm to 5pm Wednesday and Saturday. Sunday 10.30am to 12.30pm Unfortunately due to the Corona Virus we will not be opening again until September. Although we are closed if you have family research or other questions about our history please use our email address and one of our members will get back to you. Please stay safe!

Entry Fee

$5 adult 12 - 18 years $1 Under 12 free

Location

30 Gipps Street Port Fairy 3284

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Port Fairy and District Local History is our focus from earliest records to present day Documents, photographs, objects, books

Significance

Very early settlement of Victoria, provided one of the first members of the Victorian parliament, one of a very few settlements based on Special Surveys

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Photograph - South-west passage, Port Fairy 1906

Port Fairy Historical Society Museum and Archives, Port Fairy

Photograph

Tin

Port Fairy Historical Society Museum and Archives, Port Fairy

Tin Box Sugarless Fruit Pastilles

Historical information

Bought for connection with Glaxo

Inscriptions & Markings

Patented The "Allenburys" Jujubes & Pastilles Allen & Hanbury Ltd

Drawers, Female

Port Fairy Historical Society Museum and Archives, Port Fairy

White cotton drawers with open crotch and pintucking and Broderick anglais at the bottom of the legs. Both knees have been repaired with patches. ties at waist missing.

Writing case

Port Fairy Historical Society Museum and Archives, Port Fairy

Wooden black painted writing case with drawer. Indents for inkwells and pens. Has small button feet.

Historical information

possibly used in the solicitors office of J.W.Powling

Photograph - St Johns Anglican Church with ivy growing over exterior

Port Fairy Historical Society Museum and Archives, Port Fairy

black and white photograph

Historical information

St Johns Anglican Church with ivy growing over exterior

Photograph - The beach pavilion South Beach - showing horses and buggies.

Port Fairy Historical Society Museum and Archives, Port Fairy

Photograph

Vase

Port Fairy Historical Society Museum and Archives, Port Fairy

Embossed silver vase- fluted top and base

Historical information

not recorded

Inscriptions & Markings

5 maker's stamps 784 over 6

boa feather

Port Fairy Historical Society Museum and Archives, Port Fairy

black ladies short feather boa with narrow ribbon tassels

Historical information

Worn by Mrs E.V.Freckleton around late 1800's

Demijohn

Port Fairy Historical Society Museum and Archives, Port Fairy

Demijohn. ( Pottery Jar)

Historical information

Stoneware with a woven wicker cover and handle

box, collar

Port Fairy Historical Society Museum and Archives, Port Fairy

Circular collar box in blue cardboard imitation reptile skin, internal paper lining with a leather strap and buckle.

Historical information

Used by Baden Tieman shop keeper, real estate agent of Port Fairy to store his collars in

Photograph - Royal Australian Naval Guard of Reservists attached to Osborne House Geelong

Port Fairy Historical Society Museum and Archives, Port Fairy

Black and white photograph

Historical information

Royal Australian Naval Guard of Reservists attached to Osborne House Geelong, possibly including local men.

Postcard - South Beach - bathing boxes and play equipment

Port Fairy Historical Society Museum and Archives, Port Fairy

Black and white Photograph of South Beach Playground

Inscriptions & Markings

Walker & Palmer Series M.4261 The Bathing Beach Port Fairy

Photograph - W. Denney Saddler and Harness Maker

Port Fairy Historical Society Museum and Archives, Port Fairy

Black & white photograph

Inscriptions & Markings

62.02.003

Photograph - Port Fairy Re-union 1965

Port Fairy Historical Society Museum and Archives, Port Fairy

Black and white photograph mounted on card, rectangular.

Historical information

Port Fairy reunion at unknown gardens.

Significance

Historic photograph showing fashions of the era.

Inscriptions & Markings

Some names noted on photograph, Addie Revell, D. Murray, Mary Smith, Mres Searle, Doc Keates, L. King, Dorrie Masterton. George Brown and Beryl Brown. M. Sharkey, Rosebrook. Port Fairy Reunion, 1965. On back of photo, M. Sharkey, Rosebrook, Port Fairy Reunion, 1965.

Ledger, book of accounts

Port Fairy Historical Society Museum and Archives, Port Fairy

Ledger of Crowe and Sons Local Merchants Yambuk. Commenced 1906 - 1909 Detailed accounts

Historical information

Ledger used by Crowe and Sons in conducting their business in Yambuk during the years 1906-1909

Inscriptions & Markings

LEDGER Crowe 1906-1909

Former Customs House Cnr Campbell & Gipps Sts

Port Fairy Historical Society Museum and Archives, Port Fairy

coloured photograph

Jacket,Naval

Port Fairy Historical Society Museum and Archives, Port Fairy

White cotton duck mess jacket

Historical information

Worn by Capt. William Robertson. Captain of the S.S.Casino, And officer of the Port Fairy Naval Reserves

Photograph - Amaryllis

Port Fairy Historical Society Museum and Archives, Port Fairy

Black and white photograph

Historical information

Amaryllis was the first fishing boat built by the Haldane Brothers in Port Fairy 1935. A well boat was on the Port Fairy register from 1936 -1943 in the name of W.H.Haldane. She was requisitioned by the armed services during 1943 and did not return to Port Fairy.

Photograph - Caledonian 1847

Port Fairy Historical Society Museum and Archives, Port Fairy

Photograph

Hat

Port Fairy Historical Society Museum and Archives, Port Fairy

black top hat, tall crown, cream lined: brown leather case with lid and red lining

Historical information

Owner: Edmund Moutray Esq. died on voyage from London to Adelaide 1860.

Inscriptions & Markings

brim: 720/ 678 crown: extra quality/ Lincoln/ Bennett/ & Co. base of case: E. Moutray

Painting - 1William Street

Port Fairy Historical Society Museum and Archives, Port Fairy

Framed oil painting of 1 William Street Portrait Fairy signed by Jean Wilson

Inscriptions & Markings

To the Port Fairy History Group from Phillip Richie, past owner of 1 William Street.37cm Artist: Jean Wilson

Materials, Dress

Port Fairy Historical Society Museum and Archives, Port Fairy

1. 6cm black embroidered ribbon with pink, blue, green and gold flowers on black net 2. 8cm x 141cm gold patterned open weave 3. 22cm blue and gold flower patterned length in roll 4. 135cm x 43cm patterned gold atin piece 5. 6cmm white embroidered trim 6. 43cm x 13 cm white flower patterned lace

Historical information

Materials for dressmaking left from the stock of Maggie Robinson's shop on the corner of Sackville Street and Bank Street which she ran until 1939

Photograph - Botanical gardens Port Fairy (showing cannon)

Port Fairy Historical Society Museum and Archives, Port Fairy

Photograph

Projector

Port Fairy Historical Society Museum and Archives, Port Fairy

1. Small metal film projector worked by hand. 2. Confectionary tin holding small scraps of film and a glass ad. slide.

Historical information

The item does carry a trademark

Inscriptions & Markings

Made in Germany

Photograph - 1 William Street

Port Fairy Historical Society Museum and Archives, Port Fairy

Photograph

Bottle, Smelling Salts

Port Fairy Historical Society Museum and Archives, Port Fairy

glass bottle with silver plated neck

Pulleys

Port Fairy Historical Society Museum and Archives, Port Fairy

(2) Two metal pulleys and screws, green salts on copper

Historical information

believed to be from the Barque "Socrates" wrecked in the Port Fairy Bay in 1843

Photograph - Sackville Street Port Fairy

Port Fairy Historical Society Museum and Archives, Port Fairy

Photograph - W. Denney Saddler & Harness Maker

Port Fairy Historical Society Museum and Archives, Port Fairy

Photograph - SS Hellenic

Port Fairy Historical Society Museum and Archives, Port Fairy

Black & white photograph