Christmas at the Old Treasury 2017

Christmas at the Old Treasury 2017

Following a highly successful Christmas display in 2016, the Old Treasury Building is once again showcasing homemade decorations of the ...
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Daily Chores

With a family of eight children, there were many chores to be done – and usually in the scullery. The ...
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The Kitchen

The kitchen was the centre of activity. Here, bread was baked and family meals cooked and eaten — pigeon pie ...
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The Rooms

Old Treasury was a cold place in which to live, but the dining room’s warm fire made life a little ...
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Cooking and Heating

Old Treasury was a very cold place to live, and so the wood fuelled stove always burned, heating the oven ...
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Food

Food

Mealtimes were in the kitchen, with the family crowded around a wooden table. This was a time to share stories ...
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The Coolgardie Safe on display in the Maynard basement home. Part of the 'Growing Up in Old Treasury' display at the Old Treasury Building.

Food Storage and the Coolgardie Safe

With no refrigeration, the Maynards kept perishable food in the Coolgardie Safe. This was a simple cupboard made of wire ...
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The Governors lavatory. Part of the story of the toilet and sewage in the Old Treasury Building. Part of the Maynard display- Growing Up in Old Treasury- their basement home.

Toilets and Sewage

Despite Melbourne having been sewered in the 1890’s, the Maynards did not have a septic toilet. They used an “earth ...
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The Governor of Victoria's Executive Council. Find out more in the Old Treasury Building

The Governor

Australia is a constitutional monarchy and a parliamentary democracy. The Queen is formally Australia’s head of state and is represented ...
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