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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

Mortice Marking Guage

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Woodworking Tools

Butter Churn

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Square heavy glass jar fitted with rusted round screw on lid which has ratchet attached turned by handle with woodengrip The ratchet connects with a cog which has metal stem and 2 beater paddles

Inscriptions & Markings

Blow Butter Churn No20. Made in England Blow stamped on metal above cog

Books - Gospel Hymns

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Brass Nameplate - W H Arnott, Yarrawonga

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Metal name plate probably attached to a coach or buggy. Hole a each end for bolts

Historical information

W H Arnott was a coach builder in Yarrawonga. His premises were where Beattie Lawn Mower shop is now in McNally Street near Belmore St

Bagging needles

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

2 metal bag needles used for sewing seed bags

Mangle - Clothes Mangle

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Clothes mangle [wringer] Wooden metal Turning Handle & rachet 2 tap screws for pressure B/N Roller

Inscriptions & Markings

Hardwood rolls No 124 Household clothes Steel Ball Bearings The American Wringer Co New York USA

Cake Forks

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

6 small forks and two spoons one jam one sugar in a solid case

Moustache Cup and Saucer

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Film Equipment - Camera

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Agfa --model

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

Yarrawonga Weather Station

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Bottle --Davenport Olive Oil

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Coolgardie Safe

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Metal box construction with fly wire covering on all 4 sides. Has three shelves

Historical information

This safe came from the property “Fairview” Tungamah. Victoria. Fairview was owned and farmed by Charles and Nellie Nunn. The safe is at least 100 yrs old and served the family of parents and 12 children well by keeping food cool in the blazing summer days. Beverley Long(McFarlane) remembers it on the farmhouse verandah of her grandparents property near the dairy where fresh milk was separated to produce cream and butter..it cooled meats, and dairy products by strips of hessian kept wet by water stored in the top tank, hanging down around the safe.

Significance

More than 100 years old

Wooden Trough

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Wooden Trough with two sinks on a wooden base. Height is waist high. Hand wringer attached to trough.

Significance

Used before concrete trough

Chaff Cutter - Hand Driven Chaff Cutter

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

All Steel large Wheel with handle on right and gripping Handle on left - photo 0025

Inscriptions & Markings

None

Record of War Service for Victorian School teachers - The Education Department's Record of War Service 1914 - 1919

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Hard cover book, 303 pages containing photographs of teachers who enlisted and served in WW1, along with the stories of those who fell and those who returned. List of honours and decorations, chapters on War Relief Organisation, Patriotic Guild and Fund donations

Historical information

Foreward comments written September 1917 by Sir Arthur Stanley Governor of Victoria, Sir Ronald Munro Ferguson, Governor General Australia and Frank Tate Director of Education 1st March 1921. These books were distributed to each state school in Victoria

Inscriptions & Markings

Inside front page - presented to Bathumi School. Signed by Stradbroke. (Governor of Victoria 1920 to 1926

Iron--Small Ruffle

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Iron

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Household flat iron

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

Books - Knitting -Crochet Books [6]

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Boomerang

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Field Telephone No 2

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Oil Can

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Singer Sewing machine Oil can

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

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

Mouse trap wih four holes - Supreme Choker Safety Mouse Trap

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Four sided mouse trap with wooden base with four spring fittings at each corner that can be loaded simultaneously. A number of round holes have been bored into the wood to enable the wire to be passed through and fixed.

Inscriptions & Markings

Supreme Choker Safety Mouse Trap

Bottle ---Dover Olive Oil

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Child's cloth book - Book of Animals - The Donkeys

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Eight pages printed on both sides, edges bound with varying colours of bias binding. Each page has coloured drawings of various animals e.g. sheep and lambs, little pussy, the cow, nanny goat, ducks, fat pig, pussy's wash day and others. Some pages are stained due to age. Pages attached at spine with straight machine sewing.

Inscriptions & Markings

Printed in Japan

Fruit Pickers Bag

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Made from meal with carry strap, and a canvas bottom. Metal elliptical shape top has a hook each side which takes leather knitted strap attached to the bottom of the canvas bag. The bottom of the bag is open so that when unhooked the fruit will fall through. A woven carry strap threads through buckles at the top of the bag.

Inscriptions & Markings

None visible

Tennis racquet

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Wooden frame, gut strings, some broken, leather grip which is worn. Racquet well used as it is worn on the head. Large size grip. Makers markings mainly on the shaft

Inscriptions & Markings

Max ply International, Duroplas overlay. Presenting the new Duroplas overlay developed by Dunlop, a Dunlop production. Five star quality