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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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388 items

388 items

Patty Pans

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

3 packets of paper patty pans

Nails

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

4 inch Hand made iron nails. Used in a cabin trunk which came to Australia on the "Cluthe" with Mrs J Mc Luchie in October 1860

Radio--Kriesler

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Projector "Vumax"

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Bag Filler

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

At tall metal structure with a bucket shape attached to a hollow pipe for the grain to run through. A metal badge yu

Inscriptions & Markings

Metal badge patent No 1441 613/07/p

Bottle---Eucalyptus Oil

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Sewing Cotton Tidy

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

A wooden cotton tidy which slides open to the right to reveal the cotton reels

Bottle Champagne

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Unopened bottle of champagne (green glass) bottled specially for the World Premiere of "Phar Lap" Gold foil top covering. Paper label with collage of photos of "Phar Lap" and his trainer

Historical information

See inscriptions

Inscriptions & Markings

11% alcohol. Wine of Australia McWilliams Champagne 750ml. Bottled specially for ther World Premier of "Phar Lap" August 7th 1983, Sydney, Australia

pitmans Shorthand Book

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Bottle---Potassium Permanganate

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Lady Sunbeam Hair Dryer

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Portable round plastic hinged case with motor fitted within the base. Plastic wire coiled hose attached to motor. Plastic hood edged with perished elastic and lace adjustment fitted to end of hose, gold embossed flowers on hood. Motor has settings off, cool, med, hot, Electric cord and plug attached to motor. The lid closes with a sprung knob and has a plastic carry handle.

Historical information

Used in the home

Inscriptions & Markings

Lady Sunbeam Hair Dryer deluxe on lid, Lady Sunbeam on motor. Makers details on base Model AHD *220-250 V 50 CYC 300V AC only Patent pending

Pipe Chain Wrench

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

metal

Moulding Plane [4]

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Wood Working Tool

Reprint of Foy and Gibson Catelogue - Reprint of the original Catelogue Foy and Gibson - 1923

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Wash Board

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

All wood rectangular washing board.Has a frame with legs.On one side it has a slatted board upon which soiled clothes were rubbed.Constructed with metal nails, now rusted.

Historical information

Used on wash days to scrub clothes by hand.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Telford Tennis Club minute books and records

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

all enclosed in a cardboard box. Minute books 1927 to 2014 (not all complete). Includes photos, paper cuttings, Wilby and District Tennis Association draws, subs books, list of names of those who have played for Telford. Consumer Affairs returns, Incorporation papers, receipt books, some correspondence (later years)

Historical information

Telford Tennis courts were situated on the Telford Yarrawonga Road, west of the railway line, Telford station and silos. A thriving club existed from early 1920's with players from surrounding areas in early times. balls and tournaments were held as fundraisers. Prominent family names included Stevenson, Chappell, Mulquiney, Thom, Inchbold, Connell. Quinn. There were three teams during the 1960's playing in the Wilby and District Tennis Association ( WDTA) competition. Opponents included Wilby, Almonds, St Mary's, Bundalong, Savernake, Rennie, Roseneath, Burramine. Being in a low lying area the Telford dirt courts were often flooded. At the beginning of the season working bees were held to remove the weeds. mow the surrounds and line the courts During the early 1980's the courts were abandoned and home matches were played at the Yarrawonga Lawn Tennis courts. The club still has a team in the WDTA in 2019. A number of B grade Premierships have been won over the years however A grade premierships have been non existent. The club has always encouraged juniors to play and now the players mostly originate from Yarrawonga. Current President (2019) is Richard Inchbold, Secretary/Treasurer Joan Thom. The Bank account is held at the CMCU. The club is no longer Incorporated

Significance

Country tennis teams provided a social outlet from the farming pursuits of the district

Inscriptions & Markings

see photos

Sports Memorabillia - Wilby Cricket Cap

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

High School Badge

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Book - Poems and Short Stories - The Oxford Reading Books V1

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Red Hardcover book containing fifteen short stories and poems, 288 pages. It contains coloured and black and whi illustrations throughout (Handwritten name written in ink in frontpiece J Handrahan). For authors see photos

Inscriptions & Markings

Book spine is damaged - has brown stains on pages throughout

Child’s cloth book - Jolly Rhymes

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Small cloth book with four pages printed on both sides. Contains the first line of nursery rhymes and accompanying pictures. Spine machine stitched each page double thickness. Top and bottom unfinished with fraying threads.

Inscriptions & Markings

Front page - Dean's rag book. Back page - Rag book. Trade mark Washable baby safe. Made in Great Britain 50578/2

Souvenir jug

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Small white china jug. Two koalas on a leafy branch on one side, sprig of wattle on the other. Jug has gold top rim.

Inscriptions & Markings

"Greetings from Yarrawonga". Made in Czechoslovakia. Royal China, 1BC with a crown symbol.

Tennis racquet press

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Metal, two triangle shapes, joined in the middle. Two identical pieces connected at each side with screw bolts

Inscriptions & Markings

AG, symbol B with A and G inside

7 Photos

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Child's cloth book - Toddles on the farm

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Small cloth book with four pages printed on both sides. Brightly coloured pictures of farm animals and their babies and "Toddles" the little boy. Spine machine sewn, each page doube thickness, top and bottom edges neatened with pinking shears.

Inscriptions & Markings

Front - A Toddles Press TP Production Toddles on the Farm Regd. Drawn by Iris Waton Back - Made in England, Copyright reserved

Rat Trap

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Recttangular pine wood base. Metal spring, bar and pin nailed onto it. Can be loaded with cheeser or bread to entice rat which trips the mecchanism when set (see photos). Made to catch a large rat. Writing is embossed on the wood in brown.

Inscriptions & Markings

Ezyset Supreme Rat Trap Made in Australia

Army Slouch Hat

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Child’s Tandem tricycle

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Hand painted(red, white, blue) child’s tricycle with two hard metal seats, spoked wheels have perished rubber rims, chrome handle bars, rubber pedals. Has standing bar under the back seat

Historical information

Used by children in the 1950’s and 60’s. could accommodate three children

Significance

Not so common being double seated but much used by children for play

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

Framed Photograph - Mary Langdon (nee Edwards) and Samuel Parker (Wilby)

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Sepia portrait of man and lady in gold oval frame. Has handwritten family tree on bacj

Historical information

Mary and Samuel Parker were residents at Booahhnoomoonah and grandparents of Gwen Hagger. Samuel (1857-1932) Mary (1869-1954) was his second wife.

Inscriptions & Markings

See photos

Meat Mincer

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Funnel type feed to a horizontal screw feed mechanism operated by a Hand crank.

Historical information

Domestic Meat Mincer, Popular in the 19th - 20th Century

Inscriptions & Markings

MFG.Co. Phil'a USA. Patented 5/6/1888