Andrew Ross Museum

This museum is housed in the former Schoolmaster's House (c.1880). Special exhibitions and events are staged in the adjoining school room (1878). The museum consist of three rooms of displays and a series of audiotapes of former residents of the district talking of their experiences in the 1930s and 1940s. Displays within the Museum focus on the writing of Andrew Ross, the district's first school master (1851-1876) and the region's enterprising Scottish farmers.

Address: 
Kangaroo Ground Primary School, Main Road, Kangaroo Ground, VIC
Tel: 
0397120668
Hours: 
By appointment
Admission: 
Donation
Facilities: 
Toilets, car and bus parking, picnic area, research facilities, information brochure, special membership, magazine/newsletter, education, outreach, guided tours and education programs by appointment
Collection: 
Estimated 100 items including 7 volumes of photographs and diary of Andrew Ross
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Items

Audio Tapes

Listening to Landscapes

Creator:
Duncan Kingsmith
Description:
Six channel set of tapes complete wth ear phones
Date:
1930-1940's

Diary

Diary of Andrew Ross

Creator:
Andrew Ross
Description:
Two hundred and sixty-six handwritten foolscap pages plus notes.
Date:
1823-1895

Washing machine

Description:
Hand crafted wooden swivel types with riffles boards.
Date:
1890-1910

Photographs

The Kangaroo Ground Collection

Creator:
Bruce Nixon
Description:
Approximately 500 photographs mounted in eight volumes of the local area.
Date:
1856-1980

Painting

Kangaroo Ground

Creator:
Kenneth Jack
Description:
Five pen and wash paintings on card, of local area.
Date:
1940's