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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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389 items

389 items

Iron--Small Ruffle

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Child’s cloth book - Baby’s things - A real cloth book

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Four pages with brightly coloured drawings of baby and wagon, baby and teddy, baby and shoes, baby and cup, baby and book, baby has many things

Inscriptions & Markings

Right lower front cover - copyright Whitford Publishing Co USA Printed by Colourtone Pty Ltd. Published in Australia by Golden Press Pty Ltd Left lower front cover GOLDEN

Mortice Marking Guage

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Woodworking Tools

Bottle--Brown Sauce

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Office Equipment - Office Answering Machine

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Iron

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Household Flat Iron

Hat Pins

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

5 ornate Hat pins

Household Items - Fire Tongs or Fire Companion Set

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Metal Stand and four Pieces

Diggers A.I.F Tunic

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

14 Post Cards [Plumstead]

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Tennis trophy - Yarrawonga Mulwala Tennis Association

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Typical trophy coupon a stand with two handles. Six plaques attached to base naming winning teams. The base is decorated with fluting and an embroidered edge. Very tarnished.

Historical information

The Yarrawonga Mulwala Tennis Association consisted of Mulwala, Railway Blue, Railway White, Roseneath, maybe St Andrews and St Marys

Inscriptions & Markings

1949 - 1950 to 1955 - 1960

instruction book - Instruction book for Electrolux Refrigerators

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Small book with firm cover 32 pages. Produced by Electrolux for kerosene operated refrigerators. Includes the packing slip for Model OK 551

Historical information

Instruction bookfor an early type of refrigeration system powered by kerosene and used before electricity was supplied to the home. Enabled the housewife to Store and keep food for a number of days

Inscriptions & Markings

See photos

Grain Grister

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Wooden delivery /storage box on top of metal Grister with three cogs and flywheel [approx. 30 cm diameter] and metal grinding cylinders [rollers] with horizontal grooved lines all around .This is bolted to a wooden stand [painted green] which has a wooden box to receive the crushed grain Rollers are adjustable .Machine driven by flat leather belt on a pulley from a small stationary engine

Significance

grinding grain

Inscriptions & Markings

Metal plaque attached to top of delivery box. J Buncle Parkside Ironworks North Melbourne

Sewing Machine

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

1960 Singer sewing machine Model 411. Spare bobbins, needles, lubricant etc included. Manual also included. Still in perfect condition machine case in good condition made of wood..

Inscriptions & Markings

model number not visable any longer . In instruction book it indicates model no 411

Ashtrays

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Plaque

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Small round disc made of metal for use on water tanks.

Inscriptions & Markings

Jas Milne Olley -Maker Yarrawonga.

Book of Children's Fancy dress Costumes

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Iron - Household Item

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

A household flat iron

Tennis racquet and press

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Racquet - wooden frame, gut strings all intact, leather grip Racquet press - wooden frame with metal spring attachment on each side that can be tightened. Regular tetrahedral shape

Inscriptions & Markings

Racquet - on shaft both sides Gray’s of Cambridge. Made in England by Gray’s. Cambridge craftsmen, symbol of a shield on front under the head, on back under the head symbol G Press - Dunlop Matchmaster on both sides

Bottle-small

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Small glass bottle with a cork stapler used by the local chemist.

Inscriptions & Markings

(on label).."Try Hughes Healing Ointment For All Cuts ,Bruises, Sores Burns etc" Price 1/-per

Moustache Cup and Saucer

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)

Washing machine and wringer

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Washing Machine [Metal with plunger on leve ron a three legged base with tap at base for emptying] Wringer attached

Significance

significant household item for a large family

Inscriptions & Markings

On the wringer :Made in Great Britain Acme Wringers Ltd Glasgow Washing Machine The Lehmann, compressed air and vacuum washing machine no.30614/30

Talc powder container

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Plastic square container with round lid. The lid twists and has holes to dispense the talc powder. Contains 100g net. On the back is printed a barcode with directions for use, caution alerts and ingredients. Customer service free call, information. Trademark J&J 1993

Inscriptions & Markings

Johnsons Baby (clinically proven mildness) powder, Johnson and Johnson 100g net. J&J on lid. On base ACI 316 1 Recycle symbol 2.

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

Indigenous Collection. Aboriginal Shield

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Handmade wooden item with a wooden handle. A pattern carved underneath in a zig zag pattern

Historical information

Aboriginal culture

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Show Trailer

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

6 x 4 Rubber tyre steel trailer mounted on trailer R A Lister s/valve. Diesel Motor with 2 x 24 C1 flat pulley belt drivinga riverside 2" suctionx 1 1/2 delivery CI pump.Back into water tank on trailer.

Indigenous Collection— 3 aboriginal Tapping Sticks

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

3 Wooden Tapping Sticks with a high gloss varnish. Appears to be commercially made.

Significance

Indigenous culture

Inscriptions & Markings

Sticker “An original work of art” Painted black white ochre . Dots and stripes on one end.

Tin

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

A Eumenthol JuJubes Tin

Book - Home Nursing - 4th edition

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Small brown hardcover book describing aspects of the syllabus of Home Nursing Course containing black and white pictures and illustrations 272 pages

Inscriptions & Markings

Home Nursing - The Authorised textbook of the St John Association 4th edition