Blacksmith's Cottage and Forge (Bookbarn) Complex

Blacksmith's Cottage and Forge (Bookbarn) Complex

Maintenance of complex: Buildings to house furniture/Artefacts in the style of the turn of the century. Cottage is pre-gold rush sandstone and weatherboard. Brick "Forge" Shop & Weatherboard wheelwright and paint shed, also earth closet and pavilion.

Address: 
100-102 Main Street, Bacchus Marsh, VIC
Tel: 
0353671124
Hours: 
Cottage: 1 - 4 pm fourth Sunday every month
Bookbarn: 12 - 4 pm Fri
10 - 2 pm Sat
1 - 4 pm fourth Sunday every month
Admission: 
Adults $2 (cottage), children free
Facilities: 
Tours to groups and schools by appointment, no research or special membership
Collection: 
Inside furnished as a lived in home - (cottage style) domestic items and technology, social history and local history (cards and photos) Outside shows horse-transport, tools, metalwork, trades and cultural heritage.
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Items

Hat

Top Hat

Creator:
The Sea Breeze
Description:
Top hat worn by and owned by Mr William Grant of Millbank. Worn to opening of Parliament. Influential Landowner and early settler in town (of Baccus Marsh)
Date:
1900
Item Id Number:
159

Shire of Bacchus

Lantern

"Trench" Lantern

Creator:
KLOOM
Description:
Black Metal (Tin ) Lantern powered by candle and used in trench-warfare and placed at dusk to line up with target-fire, so as to gain shooting tie at daybreak. Small crack or vertical slit allows glimmer of candle light to show.
Date:
1914 - 1918
Item Id Number:
67

Day book

C. Edwards Blacksmiths and Wheelwrights

Creator:
C. Edwards Blacksmiths and Wheelwrights
Description:
Leather bound moire covers with marbling on the edges of pages. The day book contains a description record of each job for clients as well as the price. Each client from the district is named. For Example, Sol Green Underbank STVD:Shire of Bacchus Marsh:Northcote Farm
Date:
1939-1968
Item Id Number:
211

Shire of Bacchus