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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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219 items with images

219 items with images

Framed Photograph - C Section Petrol Co. 8th Div AASC

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Black and White photograph WW2 - 4 soldiers in uniform. Signatures of personnel placed on mount around the photo.

Inscriptions & Markings

Soldiers signatures

Mason Wagon 10 ton

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Very large wooden wagon, flat tray, 4 wooden wheels each with 12 spokes. Metal rims. Shafts detached and lying on tray. Painted red and blue.

Inscriptions & Markings

A E McPherson, Boomahnoomoonah

Can, Fly killer - 1/2 Gallon Can13x25xpcm, Rawleigh's Fly Killer, Pyrethro.

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Metal Can, 1/2 Imp Gal

Inscriptions & Markings

Rawleigh's Pyrethro Fly Killer

Clothes Wringer

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Clothes mangle [wringer].Wooden metal Turning Handle ,Ratchet,screws and nuts .2 Top screws for pressure B/N Rollers - photo 0027

Historical information

Made by Good Housekeeping Institute

Inscriptions & Markings

Trade "Acme" British +Bets Serial No. 165 --Tested and approved.

Liquid Blue

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Book - The New Elizabethan World Atlas Illustrated

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Maroon hard cover illustrated atlas. Front embossed with title and royal seal. 152 pages. Contains detailed maps of world countries in colour. Early world history and it's development and comprehensive gazetteer.

Historical information

Provides names of countries and their borders as they were curious g the 1950's

Inscriptions & Markings

Owners name written in front pages

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

Engine - Petrol

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Built by InternationalHarvester, colour green, petrol,kerosene

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

Mincer, Meat - Beatrice No 1 Meat Mincer

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

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

Significance

Typical of 18th/19th century of Home Meat and other food stuffs. mincing and blending - e.g.. Sausage filling

Inscriptions & Markings

Beatrice No. 1

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

Race Binnoculars

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Set of race binnoculars, black colour with lenses and magnification adjustment. Plastic strap attached Set of race binoculars, black colour with lenses and magnification adjustment Plastic strap attached

Inscriptions & Markings

Gerber Optical. Condor stamp with head of the bird 8 x 32mm. Slicjfield 145m au 1000m Nr 36275

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

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Evening gown

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Handmade black floral organza skirt, with gathered black organza flounce at 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

Hair Curling Tongs

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Metal tongs --some with wooden handles

Water Still

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Copper cylinder 330cm high,2 handles at base contains copper cone shape attached upside down Copper cup attached to cylinder top by a tripod. Heated by wood or gas fire underneath.

Inscriptions & Markings

no markings obvious

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

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.

Medallion - W S Cox Plate

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Bronze medallion mounted on card with description of the race eg length, prize, history and list of winners

Historical information

W S Cox Plate first run in 1922 named in honour of William Samuel Cox, founder of Moonee Valley Raccecourse

Inscriptions & Markings

Sede photo

Vinyl record- Parlophone - “When you and I were young“, Maggie” and “Silver threads among the gold”.

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

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.

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.

Speedie Electric Blanket Transformer

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Heavy box like shape made of cream coloured plastic and metal. Has knob front with H, Off,Med, Off, Lo marked also labelled Speedie Laconia. Electric cord with plug attached to back, also cord and small plug attachment for blanket.

Inscriptions & Markings

Speedie Laconia, on front. Plate on back V/AC/DCT12, Watts 55, Volts 24. Cat NoDCT12, Amp 4.4 AC only, Volts 12.5

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

Waving Tongs

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Marcelle Waving Tongs

Brass Nameplate - Jas Smith

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Name plate for machinery Round top and bottom edges, bolt holes on each side

Inscriptions & Markings

Jas Smith Pty Ltd Ballarat

Rose bowl

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Photographic Panorama of Mulwala

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Set of four black and white photographs mounted on cardboard when placed sisde by side give a panoramic view of Mulwala and the Lake circa 1974 taken from the factory hill.

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Buggy - Surry or White Chapel Buggy

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Horse drawn wooden buggy

Historical information

1890's Surrey or White Chapel Buggy

Candle power Buggy Lantern

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Candle powered ,broken glass, circa 1900 attached to side of buggy see[0279] Metal structure attached to Buggy with a metal rod situated at the base of the Buggy seat close to the step . Four panels- two glass panels one is broken facing outwards and two metal panels facing inward and too the back. giving maximum light from the candle which is enclosed inside. two metal decorative circles on top of panels

Inscriptions & Markings

Part of Buggy