Handwritten letter from Melba, Nellie (Dame) to Lionel Powell, partner in Schulz-Curtis & Powell a London based music management agency that managed Melba; letter refers toMelba's strong denial towards her seemingly endless series of farewell tours. Letter with Coombe Cottage Coldstream Victoria letter head and Telephone 12 Lilydale
This object is an official licence (Victorian) for a car owner to obtain fuel. Also features some No. 2 (d) 20 ration tickets on an attached card, three of which was used in Nov. and Dec. 1949 and January for a Vauxhall Sedan BF
Black and white digital photograph of the Athenaeum and Mechanics Institute building, Castella Street, Lilydale. Building facade has decorative columns and double front doors, one of which is open. Posters in the front windows are printed with 'PUBLIC READING ROOM LILYDALE FREE LIBRARY'.
Large, framed, colour painting by J.A. Turner, c. 1899, of a view over Lilydale, painted from the corner of the Maroondah Highway and Victoria Road, Lilydale. The painting features cleared land being worked by two horses and a plough in the foreground, and houses, buildings, fields and mountains in the background.
Umbrella originally belonging to Minnie Supple. Minnie lived in Lilydale and was a member of the Lilydale & Yarra Glen Hunt Club. She was awarded this umbrella for winning an equestrian event held in Coldstream(?) in 1936. Minnie was an excellent horse rider and competed every year in Hunt Club and equestrian events.