Measuring Scales for Medicinal Ingredients at Dow’s Pharmacy

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Before mass production, medicines were made by pharmacies – who compounded the pharmaceuticals they supplied to their customers.  Compounding means to prepare medicines. Before pre-packaged, manufactured tablets became the norm in the mid-twentieth century, all pharmacies made their own medications. The pharmacist assembled the ingredients, weighing and grinding them according
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Pill Maker at Dow’s Pharmacy

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Using this machine was a  ‘modern’ method of making pills, when for centuries pills were rolled by hand.  Before mass production, pills were made by pharmacies – who compounded the medicines they supplied to their customers.  Compounding means to prepare medicines. Before pre-packaged, manufactured tablets became the norm in the
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Typewriter used by Joan Lindsay

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Picnic at Hanging Rock continues to mystify the public. The haunting image of the disappearing schoolgirls in the bush intrigues us. Joan Lindsay would sit on the floor in her ‘scribbling room’ surrounded by drafts of whatever she was working on.  Cliff Green – screen writer of the film Picnic
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The Caroline Armytage, nee Tuckwell, Cookbook. 1845 ca.

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The cookbook’s age, condition, and Caroline’s penmanship, make the recipes in this manuscript difficult to transcribe. Caroline collected the recipes before her emigration from Gloucestershire to travel to Australia in the early 1850s. Many of the names cited are also found in the Tuckwell family tree – aunts and cousins
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Hand Embroidered Hearth Rug made by Elizabeth Austin

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This large embroidery, in Berlin wool work on a loose-weave canvas panel, features a central cartouche of English flowers including lily-of-the-valley, roses, peonies, forget-me-nots and bluebells, surrounded by a floral border which includes the Austin family crest, Ne Quid Nimis (nothing in excess).   When the backing was removed the
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Porcelain Chandelier made by Minton

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This turquoise, white, and gilt elaborate porcelain chandelier is surmounted with eight branches and exuberantly ornamented with floral decoration, which is probably hand-painted. It is made of 27 individual pieces. The light fitting was made for candles and was never retro-fitted for gas or electricity. Manufactured between 1831 and 1842
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Strathalbyn Police Station and Courthouse Museum

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The museum collection has many historic items such as: A fine collection of horse buggies and carts together with associated horse tack which date back to the early days of transportation in the district; a strong representation of old farming implements, notable among them is a fully restored horseworks; an
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Gawler Old Telegraph Station Museum

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The museum portrays the local history of Gawler and district with displays of objects in context. Significant items in the museum’s collection include: a Triola, Aoelian Orchestralle, box piano, Paternosters’ musical instrument, John McKinlay’s travelling chests, and much more.
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Wallpaper Fragment – Kinkarakawagami

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After Sir Frederick Sargood established a successful political career and remarried, he decided to renovate his home Rippon Lea. Completed in 1890 ca., the interior rooms were decorated with the latest wallpaper fashions.  It has long been speculated that the hall wallpapers at Rippon Lea were of Japanese manufacture. The
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Clara or Charlotte Sargood’s Archery Set

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This archery equipment belonged to either Clara or Charlotte Sargood. They grew up at Rippon Lea.  Their father Frederick Sargood was a successful merchant, who later became a politician serving on the Legislative Council of Victoria. He built a home for his family at Elsternwick, transforming a sandy flat site
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Curtain and Pelmet Set 1925 c. Maker: Fortuny (1919 – now)

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Interior decorator, Mrs. Dolly Guy Smith, of the firm Myer & Rocke, refurbished Mrs. Louisa Jones home in the late 1930s.  When Mrs. Jones inherited Rippon Lea from her father she began to modernise.  The house reflects a Hollywood influence in the interior design, with many of the principle rooms
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Windows – Abercrombie House

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After much planning and negotiation with landowners, both in South and North Melbourne, Abercrombie house was dramatically relocated from 59 Arden Street on the back of a flatbed truck. The move necessitated the dwelling being cut in half and clear indications of this schism can still be seen on the
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Posy Holder Polly Woodside

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This posy holder was made for the launching of barque POLLY WOODSIDE on 7th November 1885. It was held by Mrs. Marian “Polly” Woodside, wife of the barque’s owner, William Woodside, whilst she christened the vessel. Mrs Woodside held the posy holder to protect her gloves from being stained by
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Revolver

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This navy colt revolver was used in the shootout at Glenrowan in 1880 and a bullet fired from the gun shot Ned Kelly. It belonged to Sergeant Steele, one of the policemen who captured Ned Kelly.
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Death Mask Edward (Ned) Kelly (1854 – 1880)

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Convicted at Melbourne on 29 October 1880 for murder, Ned Kelly was a well-known bushranger who captured the public’s imagination. His death mask was created after his execution at the Old Melbourne Gaol on 11 November 1880.  He was aged 25. After the execution, Kelly’s body remained suspended for 30
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Large Black Pig Nehill Brother’s Farm

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The Large Black Pig is now an endangered domestic farm animal.  The black pigment of it’s skin made it an ideal animal to forage out of doors, without the risk of sunburn. This breed has a high fat content, and is prized for the quality of meat, and was once
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Painting Artist Ian Fairweather (1891 – 1974) Title: Children with Buffalo

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Daryl and Joan Lindsay were members of two artistic dynasties – the Lindsay and Boyd families.  Their home Mulberry Hill was a place to work creatively, but also to showcase a private collection of Australian art. Many of these works were created by friends and family who were fellow artists.
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Watercolour Ballet Russes Study of a Female Dancer by Daryl Lindsay

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Study of a Female Dancer (1938 – 40) Sono Osato (1919 – ) Pen and ink wash on paper Sono Osato toured Australia with de Basil’s company on the second and third tours of the Ballets Russes.  Auditioning at the age of 14, Osato joined the company in 1933.  She
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Silent Movie Stills featuring Claire Adams

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Before marrying Scobie MacKinnon, Claire Adams had a stellar movie career in Hollywood. She assembled an archive of her film appearances. Many of the images in her collection are the only ones in existence, after numerous studio fires destroyed films from the early years of movie production.
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Lalique Glassware

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Claire Adams was a collector of moderné glass of the 1920s and 30s. Designed by Rene Lalique and manufactured by his company, Claire’s collection includes many of the firm’s most well-known designs. Her time in Hollywood and Europe, as a famous silent movie star, influenced the way she renovated her home
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Home Movies – Mooramong

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These charming home movies were taken by Claire and Scobie MacKinnon and feature their honeymoon and life at Mooramong. Claire MacKinnon nee Adams was a famous silent movie star when she married Scobie, and came to live with him in Victoria.  Their property Mooramong, in Skipton country Victoria, was redecorated
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