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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

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

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

Money Box X 2

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Tin - Produced by the Commonwealth Bank (Savings of Australia) . Two different patterns on the outside - appears to be of the bank building a) yellow & green colourings b) Maroon and yellow.

Inscriptions & Markings

On top on No 2- it has "This money box is a replica of the Commonwealth Bank Heritage Building 48 Marlin Place ,Sydney.

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

Photograph - Shannon's Store

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Souvenir Coffee Mug

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

small pottery coffee mug with a dark rim and grey bone base

Historical information

Possibly made for some significant event

Inscriptions & Markings

Yarrawonga on Lake Mulwala

Diggers A.I.F Tunic

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

WW2 Envelopes

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Four small envelopes (two addressed), each having coloured cartoon type drawings

Historical information

Significant historical record of WW2 and connection with family see attached sheet

Inscriptions & Markings

See photos

Engine - Petrol

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Built by InternationalHarvester, colour green, petrol,kerosene

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

Tape Recorder

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Grundig 7" Reel to Reel Tape Recorder

Banjo

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Banjo in a case

Telephone - Black Telephone

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Flat Iron

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

No. 7 Metters Flat Iron made from cast iron.Good Condition

Historical information

This flat iron was one of two flat irons donated by Mr Max Millsteed in 2000. Mr Millsteed died in Dec 2004

Inscriptions & Markings

" No7 /Metters /Sydney"

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

Hair Clippers

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Metal hair clippers

Medallion

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Rectangle shape glass type face set into a metal casing. Hole at the top for attaching.

Inscriptions & Markings

ADI Mulwala Facility "Golden Jubilee" 1944-1999

Book - Kenilworth Library - Village Fables

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Red hardcover book of short stories 340 pages. Many were stained due to wear and age. The spine is damaged. Contains black and white illustrations

Wooden Butter Worker

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Large Wooden Butter Worker circa 1910 rotary, wood body and cast iron components

Camera - Movie - Cinemax Auto Zoom with attachments

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Significance

The camera is in very good visual condition it has a serial No. 362528

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.

Oil Can

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Singer Sewing machine Oil can

Tape Measure

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Cotton tape 1 chain(22yds) long encased in a round leather stitched container. Has a brass shaft in the centre with a handle which rotates to wind or unwind tape. Marked with 1 inch intervals, black print, and 1 foot intervals red print. Ed of tape torn off due to much use.

Inscriptions & Markings

Indeciperable

Indigenous - Woomera

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Vacuum

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Upright machine with metal rollers and a cloth bag.it is supported by a wooden handle and two rubber and metal wheels

Inscriptions & Markings

NA

Name Plates x 2 - J Mussen, Monegetta

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Name plate in brass used to identify horse drawn gig attached to the shafts

Cruiser Car Radio

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Car radio

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.

Trophies - Silver Crop Competition Trophy

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.