Morven Historical Museum Incorporated

Morven Historical Museum Incorporated

The Morven Historical Museum consists of five buildings. The main office building stores a miscellaneous collection of old books, photographs, and local artefacts. Connected to the main office is a slab hut used for machinery and hardware and such larger articles as an old manual wool press. The third building features a unique collection of finally crafted miniature buildings that were to be found in Morven in the early 1900's. A fourth building houses an Army Blitz, while the fifth building houses many old machinery items some of which include a softdrink bottling machine, mowers, and tools. Also part of the Museum is a Kerosene Tin Hut replicating the housing build in Morven in the Depression years of the 1930's.  These buildings are typical of many early Australian settlements and together depict the social history of Morven in this bygone era.

Address: 
Albert Street, Morven, QLD
Tel: 
0746548131
Hours: 
10am-12noon Mon-Fri, After hours and weekends on request.
Admission: 
Adults $2, pensioners and high school children $1, primary school children 50c.
Facilities: 
Wheelchair access, souvenirs, brochures, guided tours, small reference library.
Collection: 
765 items. Collection also includes models and telecommunications.
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Items

Bullock Skull

Description:
Skull of a Bullock whose horns had grown into his eyes rendering him blind.
Date:
1962
Item Id Number:
1-9-90

This beast was first noticed on Redford station in 1962. As he was blind he was put out of his misery and then his skull was placed on an ants nest to be cleaned out and protected.

Model, miniature building

Wilmavale Sheep Dip and Draining Yard

Wilmavale Sheep Dip and Draining Yard
Creator:
Made by AR (Bob) Johnson
Description:
Mode of sheep dip used on "Wilmavale", Morven, Qld (c.1930's) showing race and yards of rales, slab floor, tin dip.
Item Id Number:
L.100-98

This sheep dip was built at Wilmavale Station by R.A. Johnson in 1929. All dips have now been filled in. The property remained in the Johnson Family until 2008.

Model, miniature building

Cobb and Co. mail Changing Station

Cobb and Co. mail Changing Station
Creator:
Made by AR (Bob) Johnson
Description:
Model slab and bark building, to scale, of the 1880 station, copied from squatters and settlers book of mail changing stations.
Date:
1996
Item Id Number:
L.3-90

This miniature building made out of slab and bark replicates the original Cobb and Co. mail changing station that was built in Morven in the 1800's. This building was crafted from a photograph located in the "squatters and settlers" book.

Model, miniature building

John Gordon Commercial Hotel and Outhouse

John Gordon Commercial Hotel and Outhouse
Creator:
Made by AR (Bob) Johnson, Morven
Description:
Slab and bark to scale model of the 1880 hotel building in Morven. This miniature building of the hotel features slab walls made out of budgeroo bark.
Date:
1996
Item Id Number:
L.1-90

This building was crafted from a photograph taken of the hotel, where it was built in Roma St. Morven in the late 1800's and from discussions held with a member of the family who still lives in Morven today.

Wall Telephone

Ericsson Wall Phone

Creator:
Ericsson
Description:
A wind handle wall phone with one mouth piece and two ear pieces, c 1894.
Date:
Early 1900
Item Id Number:
1-9-90