Manning Valley Historical Society

Manning Valley Historical Society

The Museum building dates back to C1871 when James Campbell Duff built a general store. The building is the oldest commercial premises in Wingham.

Address: 
12 Farquhar Street, Wingham, NSW
Tel: 
0265535823
Hours: 
Museum: Daily 10.00am - 4.00pm. Archives: Tuesday 10.00am - 3.00pm or by appointment
Admission: 
Museum: Adults $2.00, Pensioners $1.00, Children $0.50, Families $5.00. Archives: $10.00 per hour
Facilities: 
Museum caters for individuals, Coahc Tours, Schools. Archives can be accessed via personal visit or postal enquiry.
Collection: 
Local History as seen in photos, farm equipment, hospital equipment, home life, education, good living, music and wartime. Also a collection of Local and Family History Archives.
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Items

Glassware

Mary Gregory - Cheesdish

Description:
Mary Gregory' is the term used to describe Glassware decorated with opaque white enamel figures of children at play, flowers and animals. May have been named after a decorator who worked in Glass Coy in America in the 1880s.
Date:
1800s
Item Id Number:
Case 8

Fleatrap

Fleatrap

Description:
Carved Ivory, worn like a pendant around the neck.
Date:
1600s
Item Id Number:
Case 5

Believed to date back to the time of Black Death (Bubonic Plague) in Europe in the 1800s. Was hung around the neck on a leather thong, a bloodsoaked bit of rag inside it. The wearer was to be protected from flea bites as fleas would be attracted to the bloody cloth.

Chinaware

Moustache cups

Description:
China cup and saucer. The cup has a lip on it. Used by men to protect their moustach from getting wet and stained when drinking tea.
Item Id Number:
Case 7

Gaol Cell

Jimmy Governor Cell

Creator:
Police Department
Description:
Old timber building with corregated iron roof, small barrel window. Small cell, originally located at Wingham Police Station, later used as a Police Office, then as a Beach Weekender, now part of Wingham Museum. Contains Iron Bed Jimmy Governor once slept in.
Date:
pre 1900

Diary

Diary

Creator:
J. Robertson (policeman)
Description:
Red hardcover, quarter size scrapbook. Contains information about capture of Jimmy Governor.
Date:
1897-1910
Item Id Number:
Asrchives