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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 0357442614

Contact

Opening Hours

Wednesday to Sunday 1pm--4.30 pm

Entry Fee

Adults : $5;00 Children $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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Wooden Mallet [2]

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Wooden

8 Tobacco and CigaretteTins

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Office Equipment - Telephone

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Beer Glasses

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

3 Beer Glasses - 1 large beer glass with handle (South Aust) 2. Medium size glass known as a Butcher (South Aust) 3. Small size glass known as a Pony (South Aust)

Inscriptions & Markings

Not known. Unable to find them in catalogue register

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

Collection of 3 X Bottles and 1 Tin.

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

1. Faulding bottle of Sulphate of Potash. 2.Sigma Sodium Citrate 100. 3. Healing Ointment. 4.Tin - Small used by Chemist

Inscriptions & Markings

Labels for each bottle or tin are hard to read.

AWA Pressmatic Transistor Car Radio

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Photograph - Gypsy Fair

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Original black and white photograph featuring mainly women and children in gypsy dress. Identities unknown. The photograph has been handed down through the Marshall family.

Historical information

Thought to be taken in Yarrawonga

Inscriptions & Markings

Hand written on the back - Gypsy Fair Saturday 24th February 1940

Mangle - E.W Bank Jewel Mangle

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Photo 0028 Steel construction with Wooden Roller Steel Wheels,Rachets & Wheel. Wood Handle Sides Ornate

Inscriptions & Markings

E.W Bank Jewel Rd No 32 6684 Metal Bar over Rollers " Wring at the ends of Roller--hand to finger at 24

Town Criers Bell

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Large round brass bell with wooden handle attached.Round ball suspended from a hook which hangs below the bells lower edge.Very loud ringing sound which vibrates for some time.Has lost its screw on knob at top of handle.

Historical information

Said to be the one used by Mr Harry "Judge" Taylor the Yarrawonga Town Crier.

Inscriptions & Markings

None.

2 Scythe

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Shopping Card

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

This is a conversion shopping card with information regarding converting "pences" to "cents / shillings to cents".g and converting prices. On the flip side it has information and examples of shopping. Also information and conversion of new notes.

Significance

When the changeover of decimal currency began in 1966.

Diggers A.I.F Hat with Engineers Badge

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Pendant Coin Dispenser

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Bottle --Iodine

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Bag nTruck

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

All metal construction including wheels. Metal plaque on top cross piece near handles with makers name [rivetted on]

Inscriptions & Markings

metal plaque H.V. Mckay Sunshine

Blow Lamp

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Key Ring

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Small circular tyre with a white resin and metal three link chain with ring.

Inscriptions & Markings

Keywords - Key ring

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.

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

Cow bell

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Light metal cow bell with oval shaped base, rusted metal with hanging loop on top.Typical pleasant ringing sound.

Inscriptions & Markings

None.

Clock

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

1920 Westclock

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

Chainsaw

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Red Steel chainsaw complete with blade and chain attached

Inscriptions & Markings

supplied by Edwards Engineering Works Pty. Ltd, Machinery Distributors, Drouin

Name Plate - E Richard St James

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Metal name plate probably attached to a coach or buggy 2 bolt holes

Historical information

Were blacksmiths and coach builders

Railway Signal Light

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Stand 18" tall Red lens front, white rear bracket on side for mounting on train. 1/4 wire handle. Made from heavy duty 16 gauge iron. Lift up lid on top to light with kerosene wick. Two round light lenses 13cm diam x 5cm diam

Camera - Folding - Special Kodak No. 3A model A

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Historical information

USA Patents - September 25, 1894 to September 8 1898 June 21 1898 to January 1908. April 29 1908.

Significance

For a camera that is over 100 years old it is in relatively good condition

Bottle--Brown Sauce

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Magazine Theatre Program - The Kings Theatre Magazine Program

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Scythe and Cradle - Farm Items

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Sports Memorabillia - Wilby Cricket Cap

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Patty Pans

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

3 packets of paper patty pans

Ashtrays

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Mincer, Meat - Hardly Meat Mincer No. 2

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

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

Significance

Commonly used in the 19th & 20th century

Inscriptions & Markings

Handy No. 2 Mincer, Made in Sweden by Husqvarna

Wooden Mallet

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Wood Working Tools

Camera--Eumig

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

portable typewriter [Corona]1941

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Matchbox Holders

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Matchbox holders made from metal and enamel coating.

Historical information

H.T.Savage General Storekeeper,Mulwala,N.S.W.

Inscriptions & Markings

"An appreciation from H.T.Savage, General Storekeeper,Mulwala,N.S.W. Phone 376."

Plough

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

The Single Furrow Plough - Hugh Lennon began making ploughs in Carlton from 1860's. Within 10 years the patented steel plough, suitable to Australian conditions, was outselling all imported cast iron, mouldboard ploughs. Early settlers (1870's) used this type of plough pulled by one horse to prepare ground for wheat sowing. Being a wheeled machine it allowed the ploughman to sit on the plough and saves miles of walking.

Historical information

This plough was used by William Christians and John Holmes when they worked on the formation of Belmore Street, Yarrawonga

Bottle --Davenport Olive Oil

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Wooden kitchen chair

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Light wooden chair made from wooden packing boxes. Stabilised with bars on the back of the chair and between the four legs

Historical information

Maybe made during WW 2 when building materials were scarce particularly in country towns

Inscriptions & Markings

Underneath the seat can be seen impressions that were stamped on the box . The words “Starch” and “boxes” can be read

Thread Cutting Die

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Weed Scythe

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Round wooden handle with metal blade bolted to one end.

Inscriptions & Markings

Hoe made by Sheffield impressed on metal blade.

Granny Tooth Router

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Home made wood working tools

Table Napkins

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

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---- Fauldings Glycerine

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Bottle

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

A brown glass quart bottle with inscription etched into the glass. A cork stopper . At the base of the bottle it is inscribed with the following "This bottle is the property of W.J.Gorman Pty Ltd Yarrawonga."

Inscriptions & Markings

"This bottle is the property of W.J.Gorman Pty Ltd Yarrawonga." W.J.Gorman Pty Ltd Merchants Yarrawonga - Imperial Quart.

Baby basket with folding frame - Nursery

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Steel framed folding babies basket. The frame painted cream has four swivelled small roller wheels attached. The basket frame can be removed by unscrewing four round knobs and the frame can be folded flat. The basket has a canvas base and sides woven with cotton cord. The basket is fitted with a pink liner with broad lace edges. Ther are two pockets sown onto the inside of the liner. The liner is in poor condition.

Inscriptions & Markings

The Universal Folding Basket. H & C printed on canvas base.

Bottle---Camphorated oil

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala