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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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387 items

387 items

Blow Fly Trap

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Stripper - The Stripper

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

principle of the stripper----The wheat heads were knocked off the straw by a fat revolving beater ,and the grain, mixed with the husks and short straw, was propelled to the rear tin box. When the box became full, the contents were emptied into a winnower for cleaning. Recorded as Mitchell Stripper

Historical information

The Stripper was invented by John Ridley in 1843, while trying to overcome harvest labour shortage. In the early ays of Colonial South Australia a labour force was essential to harvest the wheat crop quickly before the grain shook out and fell to the ground. The stripper solved this problem, as t could strip 10 acres [4 hectares], handling approx. 180 bushels [5 tonnes] per day. This replaced 14 men using scythes.

Significance

Strippers were used in this area between 1870's to the early 1900's.Then the Stripper Harvestors took over this process

Sewing Machine - Peter Pan - Hand operated miniature sewing machine

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Small sewing machine for a toy or travel kit with clamp to attach to table/bench edge

Brass Snuff Box

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Wood Smoothing Plane

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Camera

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Paxima

Sports Memorabillia - Wilby Cricket Cap

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Diggers A.I.F Hat

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

1 Pr Fire Bellows.

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

handmade by J.C.Lowe of Yarrawonga,presented to D.Crothers by Fred Lowe in 196?

Film Equipment - Camera

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Kodak instamatic 28

Boy Scouts Whistle

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Metal whistle with a ring clip

Photographs - Calder's House Pelleubla South

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Caravan - Country Roads Board Caravan

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

A box-like caravan on 2 wheels which was towed to the job and catered for two employees to live in until the job was completed

Historical information

Used in the Yarrawonga District in the 1940's and restored by Bill Church Dec 2000

Bean slicer

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Metal frame painted blue, has four holes in base so it can be bolted to a bench. Rotating handle with wooden grip connected to a slicing disc with three slots. Has hole in the front into which a bean is inserted.

Historical information

Used in the kitchen

Inscriptions & Markings

None

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.

Kitchen table

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Laminex table - grey laminex with four chrome legs (double tube)

Inscriptions & Markings

Aristoc Industry Pty Ltd

Evening gown

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Handmade black floral organza skirt, with gathered black organza flounder the hem. Three quarter floral sleeves with black frilled edging. Large pink and green flowers on black background. Self covered buttons and loops on back bodice. Separate black taffeta underskirt

Miscellaneous Item

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Engine - water cooled

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

McCormick-Deering ModelM, 1 /2 hp900rpm Water cooled

Liquid Blue

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Hat Pins

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

5 ornate Hat pins

14 Post Cards [Plumstead]

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Flat top wagon

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

7 ton flat top wagon with iron reinforced edges. 12 spoked wooden wheels with iron reinforcement. Metal hooks each side, Wooden and metal sheering under carriage.

Field Telephone

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Bottle---Camphorated oil

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Patty Pans

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

3 packets of paper patty pans

Books - Two Australian Military History Books

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Wooden High Chair

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Historical information

Used 1934

Film Developing Trough

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Wilby Store Delivery Cart

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

A wooden Four wheel horse drawn Cart

Historical information

Used to deliver groceries around the Wilby area