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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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413 items

413 items

Visitor's book - Burramine Homestead

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Girl Guide belt

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Vinyl record - Columbia - “The old rustic bridge by the mill” and “ The old folks at home”

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

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

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Rose bowl

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Cake dish on stand

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Hot water pot

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Sessions mantle clock

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Mantle clock black wooden casing with embossed "flourishes" on front base and around the clock face. Fancy gold painted face featuring numbers. Black hands. Detachable back reveals the mechanism. Has key attached inside . In working order

Historical information

Purchased in Bendigo in 1973. Previous history unknown. Provided with laminated account of Sessions clock Co history.

Inscriptions & Markings

Made in USA on face. Labelled on back, eight day, half hour, cathedral gong, turn back. The sessions clock Co successors to the E. N. Welch MFG Co, Forrestville, Conn, USA

Photograph - Yarrawonga High School Rowing Eight

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Black and white photograph mounted on board of YHS Rowing eight taken on Mulwala side of Lake Mulwala above the road traffic bridge 1968

Historical information

The high school had a very active rowing group supported by the Yarrawonga Rowing Club. Boys in photo Cox - Earl Pike, Stroke - Peter Bennett, Peter O’Bryan, Peter Langford, Ian Doggett, Jeff McKee, John Baillie, Colin McMillan, Bow - Brian Fields Coach - Andrew Ruwolt

Inscriptions & Markings

Yarrawonga High School Rowing Eight

Calendar 1984 - Yarrawonga over the Years

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Spiral bound A4 size 12 pages and front and back cover. Cream embossed heavy paper with sepia print. Contains one page for each month. Depicts early scenes of Yarrawonga Streets, river, hotels, stores, Showgrounds - all with descriptions

Significance

Inscriptions & Markings

See photos

Yarrawonga Show Schedule 2004 - Yarrawonga & Border Agricultural and Pastoral Assoc Inc. 121st Spring Show

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

A4 size booklet White card cover with blue print, 35 pages outlining prizes, classes and events, entry form. List of Stewards and Committee members and Life Members.

Historical information

Features a photo of the 1934 committee members and helpers on the cover, including names.

Inscriptions & Markings

See photos

Show schedule - Yarrawonga Centenary Spring Show, Saturday October 1st, 1983

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

A5 size booklet Yellow card cover. Newspaper quality pages. Lists committee members,Life members, Stewards,prizes, classes and events

Historical information

The first show was held inSept 1883 at Alexander Park on the Murray River. Two years later it was moved to the Showgrounds south of the town. Two shows have been missed, one due to WW2 and the other due to drought and a poor season. The Centenary Show was held over two days with a street parade on the Sunday.

Prize certificate Yarrawonga A&P Association - Special certificate Crop Competition

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Cream card Red and Blue print. Hand printed details of winner and description of Crop competition. Also has tractor and plough, silos tractor and header logos on top and wheat head logos on sides and bottom.

Historical information

Crop competitions have been held at local shows dating from late 1800’s to today

Inscriptions & Markings

The Farm Competitions Association of Victoria. Special certificate awarded to J C Thom ad P Bruce Open Wheat crop competition 1957 Area 40 acres. Variety Sherpa Conducted by Yarrawonga and Border Agricultural and Pastoral Society. Signed by Chairman Wm B Miller, Hon Secretary JWC McCann

Prize certificate - Special certificate for Crop competition

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Cream card red and blue print. Hand printed details of winner and description of Crop Competition. Also has tractor and plough, silos, tractor and header logos on top and wheat head logos on sides and bottom.

Historical information

Crop Competitions have been held at local Shows dating from late 1800’s to today

Inscriptions & Markings

The Farm Competitions Association of Victoria. Special Certificate awarded to J C Thom, Winner of Open Wheat Crop Competition (40 acres) 1963. Variety exhibited - Olympic. Conducted by Yarrawonga Agricultural Society Signed by Deputy Chairman JW McCann, Hon Secretary R A Andrew

Yarrawonga Mulwala Photos - framed

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Four postcard sized black and white photos of Yarrawonga and Mulwala area late 1800’s early 1900’s. Belmore Street looking south, Exchange Hotel Mulwala, Palms along Belmore St, Yarrawonga and Belmore Street looking north in 1882. These are all prints of original photos and are placed in a contemporary frame with matte surroundings

Constitution and Regulations folded card - Constitution of the Yarrawonga & Border Agricultural And Pastoral Association

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Folded carded printed with the Constitution ab Regulations of the Yarrawonga A&P Association

Historical information

The first show was held in September 1883

Inscriptions & Markings

See photographs for full wording

Bronze Medallion - Australian Bicentenary 1788-1988

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Bronze medallion in a hard case with red lining

Historical information

Distributed to all Show Societies to be presented as prizes at 1988 Show

Inscriptions & Markings

Bicentenary logo embossed on case. Medallion had logo “Australian Bicentenary 1788-1988” with wattle sprigs embossed on upper side. “Federal Council of Agricultural Societies” embossed on under side.

Show prize ribbon

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Blue silk fabric prize ribbon

Inscriptions & Markings

2008 Yarrawonga Mulwala Agricultural Show celebrating 125 years

Invitation card - 1834-1934 Melbourne Centenary Celebrations and Royal Show

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Stiff card folding invitation honouring the 1934 Melbourne Centenary Celebrations and inviting clients of John Quinn & Co Pty Ltd to attend the Royal Show

Historical information

John Quinn and Co were Real Estate agents of Collins Street Melbourne

Inscriptions & Markings

See photos

Yarrawonga Show Ribbons

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

5 feet ribbons 4x Bone Yellow print. 1 Red, White and Blue Champion Palomino Mare. Has horse heads printed and gold fringing on each end

Inscriptions & Markings

Yarrawonga & Border Show 1963, 1966, 1967,1980,1985 plus Champion Palomino mare 1980

Aboriginal Stones

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Singer Treadle Sewing Machine

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Made of metal and wood. Set in a cabinet with a drop down bench. Metal treadle and what appears to be an electric treadle and and electric light.

Historical information

Purchased for 50 pounds by Mrs M Wallis West Brunswick

Inscriptions & Markings

“Jones” Cabinet model Sewing machine Made in England Medium CS

Paper Dispenser

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Metal and wood structure. MetL uprights with a wooden top and base and metal blade which is. 24 inches long. Base is 14 cm w a s 72 cm long

Historical information

Used as a wrapping paper dispenser in the Houghton Department and Haberdashery Store Yarrawonga perhaps about the 60's

Significance

Old shop fitting

Inscriptions & Markings

Canberra 24 emblazoned into metal

Bottles collection of 4 bottles

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

1 large Blue Bottle 40 cm. Circumference 32 cm height 1 Richmond Brewing CoP/L bottle. 29.5 height 27 circumference 1 decorative vodka bottle 29 h 27 circ 1 decorative F Longmore & Co bottle 31.5 h 24.5 circ

Historical information

Owned by Bruce McKean

Significance

bottles from the past

Inscriptions & Markings

The Tungamah hotel was once owned by the Richmond Brewing Co No markings on large blue bottle Beer bottle has words Trade mark and the badge of a Lion pressed into the glass Vodka bottle has pressed decoration and the following words Karloff Vodka Karloff Co Sydney Serve iced. Decorative Longmore has a diamond pattern on the neck. Words F Longmore &Company Melbourne. trade Mark appears to be a snake and a bird,maybe a crow. Crack in glass on the base

Coal Scuttle

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Metal structure with a wide base tapered to a scooped neck. Two handles Top and bottom for lifting coal in scuttle

Historical information

Belonged to Dot McKean’s parents

Significance

Historical —- used to fill coal fires.

Inscriptions & Markings

None visable

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

Tennis trophy - Yarrawonga Mulwala Tennis Association

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Typical trophy coupon a stand with two handles. Six plaques attached to base naming winning teams. The base is decorated with fluting and an embroidered edge. Very tarnished.

Historical information

The Yarrawonga Mulwala Tennis Association consisted of Mulwala, Railway Blue, Railway White, Roseneath, maybe St Andrews and St Marys

Inscriptions & Markings

1949 - 1950 to 1955 - 1960

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 - The Olympic Games Melbourne 1956

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Red cover. Front embossed with hand holding Olympic torch . Hardcover book containing day by day program for the Melbourne 1956 Olympic games. Contains photos of Athletes with names, events and country. Both coloured and black and white photographs. Has index for winners of Gold,Silver and Bronze medals

Historical information

Olympic Games held 22nd November 1956 to 8th December 1956

Book - Melbourne Then and Now

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Hard cover book 143 pages containing coloured and black and white photographs. Authors Heather Chapman and Judith Stillman. Contains photos of buildings, statues, streets from early 1900's compared with those from 2014. Has Historical facts and descriptions for each build g featured.

Historical information

A revision of Melbourne Then and Now first produced 2005