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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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419 items

419 items

Book of Children's Fancy dress Costumes

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Rabbit Trap

Metal Rabbitt Trap

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Bottle--- Cold Drawn Caster Oil

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Moulding Plane --Adjustable

Wood Working Tools

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Comb Holder

Xylonite cream colour comb holder with flower trim

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Stripper - The Stripper

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

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H V McKay Sunshine Harvester

5ft comb,Hugh Victor McKay, Ballarat

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Blow Lamp

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Biscuit Barrel

Key words

biscuit, barrel, caddy,

porcelain biscuit barrel with a metal lid and handle. Cream in colour decorated with a hand painted flower design in red and green

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HMV Super 5 Radio

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Childs High chair

Red vinyl seat, laminex step 32cm from floor. Arms of table screwed onto frame so can swivel - be lifted up over childs head. Table rests on top of frame. Red and white laminex back support table and step. Rubber covers on feet. Silver and dark red.

Historical information

Well made, simple and practical. Probably home made by a handyman. Easy to use and clean. Laminex colouring typical of 1960/1970's

Inscriptions & Markings

None

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Film Equipment - Camera

Agfa --model

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Office Equipment - Portable Writing Desk

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala

Lice Comb

Xylophite double comb. Used for removable of lice. See photo of comb in the foreground.

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Camera - Polaroid Land Camera 100 One step

Plastic construction with Black Body and Cream Face with a Rainbow stripe from lower lens to the bot6tom of the Cream face

Inscriptions & Markings

Polaroid land camera and one step inscription on Cream face

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Name Plates x 2 - J Mussen, Monegetta

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

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Moustache Cup and Saucer

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Bag Truck

All metal construction including wheels. Metal plaque on top cross piece near handles with makers name [rivetted on]

Inscriptions & Markings

metal plaque H.V. Mckay Sunshine

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

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

Inscriptions & Markings

Soldiers signatures

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Green Dial Telephone

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Bagging needles

2 metal bag needles used for sewing seed bags

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Flat top wagon

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.

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Tennis racquet

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

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Boomerang

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Film Developing Trough

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2 Scythe

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High School Badge

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Coal Scuttle

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

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Gem Irons

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Army Haversack [3]

Yarrawonga and Mulwala Pioneer Museum , Mulwala