Maffra Sugarbeet Museum

Maffra Sugarbeet Museum

The Museum is housed primarily in the relocated office and weighbridge of the former Maffra Sugarbeet Factory, with an associated shed containing agricultural machinery. An audio-visual of sugarbeet growing around Maffra is included, as are small exhibitions on European exploration, Aborigines and pre-history. Archives and photographs are held off-site at Maffra Library. An extensive collection of Architectural plans is held.

Address: 
McMahon Drive, Maffra, VIC
Tel: 
0351472680
Hours: 
On request: contact Maffra Visitor Information Centre via Web Site
Admission: 
$2 /Head
Facilities: 
Wheelchair access, Book sales, Guide available for tour groups.
Collection: 
The Museum itself concentrates on collecting items relevant to the sugar beet industry. Local community archival material (including photographs) are held in the Flo Pearce collection within the Maffra Municipal Library.
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Items

Sugarbag

Creator:
Maffra Sugarbeet Factory
Description:
A hessian bag of the type used to distribute sugar from Maffra Sugarbeet Factory, approximately printed
Date:
1898 - 1940
Item Id Number:
278

Sugar Manufacturing Samples

Creator:
Maffra Sugarbeet Factory
Description:
Sixteen glass bottles of samples from all stages of sugar manufacture from beet seeds to refined sugar
Date:
1898 - 1940
Item Id Number:
276

Portrait in oils

Creator:
Victor Brun
Description:
A portrait, oils on canvas in gold frame, of Alan McLean, first Chairman of Directors, Maffra Sugarbeet Factory, later to become Victorian premier
Date:
1890s
Item Id Number:
274

Beet sample basket

Description:
A woven cane basket used to sample and then calculate the proportion of soil in each load of sugarbeet
Date:
1898 - 1940
Item Id Number:
122

Theodolite

Description:
A standard theodolite of the type used to survey the site of the Glenmaggie Weir
Date:
pre 1960
Item Id Number:
271