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Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum Mulwala , NSW

Housed in a spacious building which was a former indoor cricket centre, featuring one of the largest and most comprehensive exhibits of the early pioneering days of the district and Australia

Contact Information

location
151 Melbourne St Mulwala NSW 2640 (map)
phone
+61 0357431091 and 0357442614

Contact

Opening Hours

Wednesday to Sunday 1pm-4.30pm

Entry Fee

Adults: $5;00 Students under 16 : $1.00

Location

151 Melbourne St, Mulwala NSW

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Susan (Sue) Watson (nee Manning) 24 December 2015 1:51 PM

Hello Jaycee, Bruce and co-workers Just wanted to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy and prosperous 2016. I hope all is well with you. Kind Regards Sue Watson (nee Manning)

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393 items

393 items

Cobblers Shoe Last

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Heavy metal consisting of three stems with sole shapes attached. Three sizes, small, medium, large. shoes were fitted over appropriate size and kept stable so tacks could be driven into sole

Historical information

Used by cobblers in early 1900 hundreds

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Bottle--Brown Sauce

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Chaff Cutter - Hand Driven Chaff Cutter

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

All Steel large Wheel with handle on right and gripping Handle on left - photo 0025

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Candle power Buggy Lantern

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Candle powered ,broken glass, circa 1900 attached to side of buggy see[0279] Metal structure attached to Buggy with a metal rod situated at the base of the Buggy seat close to the step . Four panels- two glass panels one is broken facing outwards and two metal panels facing inward and too the back. giving maximum light from the candle which is enclosed inside. two metal decorative circles on top of panels

Inscriptions & Markings

Part of Buggy

Lactogen tin

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Round tin Lactogen. "The Natural Milk food for infants and invalids - Net weight 2 pounds". Feeding table for infants printed on the tin indicating amount of spoonsful of powder and water for varying ages of babies. Includes directions for mixing, advice for invalids and nursing mothers.

Historical information

Tin used between 1950's - 1960's

Inscriptions & Markings

see photos, on lid rim "Should be used by date embossed on the bottom.

School magazines - "Spillway"

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

4 Yarrawonga High School magazines 1973, 74,75,76. A4 size black and white printing and photos. Stapled at spines. Contain contributions from students and teachers

Historical information

Gives lists of students in their year groups, also teachers of the time. Headmaster Alph Smale 1973 to 1975 Headmistress Marjorie Mortimer 1976

Inscriptions & Markings

See photos

Instruction Manual - The Alfa Daisy Milker

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Paper booklet describing the operation, parts and installation of the Alfa Daisy Milker. Inside front cover is listed the companies that distribute the milker. Australian capital cities. Illustration includes 12 pages

Historical information

The first centrifugal separator was invented in1878 by Dr. de Laval. This recognized the need for a mechanical milker for which patents were granted in 1894. Alfa Laval were leading world producers of mechanical milking machines

Inscriptions & Markings

See photos

Gem Irons

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Silver Medallion

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Silver medal in leather covered box awarded to M.M.Dwyer at the Yarrawonga & Border Agricultural and Pastoral Association. Roman soldier on opposite side of the medal.

Historical information

Awarded to M.M.Dwyer at the local Yarrawonga Agricultural show in 1884.

Significance

a local significant item pertaining to the Yarrawonga Agricultural Show and part of its history.

Inscriptions & Markings

Awarded to M.M.Dwyer ESQ for best 20 lbs salt butter Sept 4th 1884. From Yarrawonga & Border Agricultural and Pastoral Association on the circumference of the medal.

Wooden Windmill

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Multi Vane windmill with a directional vane

Historical information

Restored by Des Tuttle. Originally owned by Ann Thom, retrieved from the property "Pleasantfield" Burramine

Inscriptions & Markings

Wind engine and pump Co, Batavia Illinois

Bucket - Well Bucket

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Heavy all iron well bucket. Riveted together in two halves (top and bottom). Made from metal sheets riveted together, also strengthened with iron straps. It has a large, round iron rod turned into a hook which is attached across the top.

Historical information

Belonged to and used by Patrick O'Kane 1872 - 1947 in the Burramine/Boosey district

Inscriptions & Markings

none

Clothes Wringer

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Clothes mangle [wringer].Wooden metal Turning Handle ,Ratchet,screws and nuts .2 Top screws for pressure B/N Rollers - photo 0027

Historical information

Made by Good Housekeeping Institute

Inscriptions & Markings

Trade "Acme" British +Bets Serial No. 165 --Tested and approved.

Banjo

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Banjo in a case

Framed Photo of Dean Briggs - Photos

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Soda Syphon

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Army Haversack [3]

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Can, Fly killer - 1/2 Gallon Can13x25xpcm, Rawleigh's Fly Killer, Pyrethro.

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Metal Can, 1/2 Imp Gal

Inscriptions & Markings

Rawleigh's Pyrethro Fly Killer

Bag Hook

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Wood Smoothing Plane

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Buggy [without hood]

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Tractor calculator

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Square orange card with rotating wheel attached by a centrre metal stud. By aligning appropriate measures on the wheel and card it tells the farmer the approx number of acres that can be worked in a ten hour day with any tool or implement.

Historical information

A ready reckoner useful to the farmer during the 1950's

Inscriptions & Markings

Allis Chambers tracotr calculator. Tractor speed miles per hour. Width of cut in feet of ploughs, harrows, cultivators, combines, harvesters etc (see photo)

Framed Photograph - C Section Petrol Co. 8th Div AASC

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Black and White photograph WW2 - 4 soldiers in uniform. Signatures of personnel placed on mount around the photo.

Inscriptions & Markings

Soldiers signatures

Books - Knitting -Crochet Books [6]

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Petrol Engine - Lister Petrol Engine

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Three wheeled stationary engine magneto spark petrol,water cooled

Childs High chair

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Red vinyl seat, laminex step 32cm from floor. Arms of table screwed onto frame so can swivel - be lifted up over childs head. Table rests on top of frame. Red and white laminex back support table and step. Rubber covers on feet. Silver and dark red.

Historical information

Well made, simple and practical. Probably home made by a handyman. Easy to use and clean. Laminex colouring typical of 1960/1970's

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Lady,s Feathered cape

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Cream satin lining covered with rows of white feathers that appear to be real feathers a

Inscriptions & Markings

None

2 Scythe

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Patty Pans

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

3 packets of paper patty pans

Calendar

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

A yearly calendar put out by R GHughes, Chemist/Optician. Dates in a small booklet underneath picture of lady.

Inscriptions & Markings

The Days of this Year Keywords - Calendar/Dates

Glass

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Inscriptions & Markings

Crothers Cordial Golden Jubilee 1986.