Churchill Island

Churchill Island

Churchill Island is a State Park and Sanctuary which features historic buildings, artefacts and an Agricultural Museum. The historic buildings date from 1866. The Agricultural Museum houses a unique collection of farm engines, machinery, tools and implements. Dairy equipment is displayed in the main homestead. Other features include historic garden surrounds, shoreline walking tracks and 400 year old moonah trees.

Address: 
via Phillip Island Road, Newhaven Phillip Island, VIC
Tel: 
0359567214
Hours: 
12-4pm weekdays, 10am-4.30pm weekends, closed Christmas Day and Good Friday
Admission: 
Adults $5.00, Children $2.00, Students $2.00, Families $12.00, Pensioners $2.00, Concession $2.00
Facilities: 
Access for the disabled, toilets also for the disabled, car and bus parking, picnic area, refreshments, sales outlet, guided tours, information brochure, room for hire, community involvement, special membership, magazine/newsletter, education, outreach, multilingual, touring exhibitions
Collection: 
102 items plus photographs
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Items

Cheese press

Creator:
J & T Young, England
Description:
Upright hand operated cheese press. All cast vertical, hand wheel operated through worm gear shaft.
Date:
1880-1890
Item Id Number:
CC83A

Hedge cutter

Hornsby Horse-drawn Hedge cutter

Creator:
Hornsby and Sons Grantham, England
Description:
Two cast wheeled ground drive, horizontal and vertical cutter.
Date:
1880s
Item Id Number:
c.c.2

Plough

Horse-drawn Plough

Creator:
Syracuse Plough Co. New York
Description:
Single furrow horse-drawn reversible mouldboard plough. Wooden beam; adjustable heap; reversible mouldboard patent Syracuse.
Date:
1870
Item Id Number:
CC10A

Plough

Two Furrow Horse-drawn Plough

Creator:
Cockshutt Co. England
Description:
All steel double furrow, horse-drawn plough with wooden handgrips, coulters, Cockshutt name casting.
Date:
1905
Item Id Number:
CC14A

Steerage hoe

Creator:
Ken McKinley
Description:
Horse-drawn steerage hoe driven tynes on adjustable frame; two wheel; foot steerage.
Date:
1935
Item Id Number:
CC14D