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Coal Creek Community Park and Museum - FREE ENTRY and unlimited fun for the whole family. Come along and ride the bush tramway, buy some old fashioned lollies from the general store, and feed the ducks in the lake. While you're here drop in and have a look at our Community Gallery, and be sure to talk to our volunteers for their knowledge of local history. Come on one of our scary Ghost Tours and see the village at night. Think of Coal Creek for your wedding, or for a special event with the family.

Café is Closed for renovation.

 

     

ANZAC Room at  Coal Creek Community Park and Museum.

 

The refurbishment includes the addition of an interactive interpretative screen

that will focus on the Dawes Brothers - three of the four brothers

 

The story of the Dawes brothers will interpret WW1's impact on Korumburra. The reinterpreted ANZAC room at Coal Creek Community Park and Museum will be a memorial to their lives through an interpretive display. The renovated room allows our education team to deliver programs to local schools to continue the legacy of ANZAC by passing on the baton of knowledge. Coal Creek is free entry, year round, so easily accessible to all and is home to 22 user groups. The permanent ANZAC room creates a commemorative focal point to engage and educate on the service and sacrifice of our community.

After consultation with Korumburra Historical Society, Korumburra RSL and local schools, there is a need to in the area to provide an educative focal point in our community for remembrance, through the creating of a modern interpretative centre for the wider Korumburra community to understand the impact of WW1 in this area. By providing this central, freely accessible point for all generations of the community to view the collection and learn about the legacy of our local ANZAC's and their contributions both at home and abroad.

The project will be housed in the ANZAC room at Coal Creek and will be formerly rededicated to the men and women of WW1. Commencement 27/3/15 Collection re-evaluated and stabilised ready for exhibition. Research conducted on the Dawes brothers. By 29/4/15 New cabinets for display put in location. Interpretive display panels and ouch screen ordered. By 26/5/15 Interpretative panel and touch screen installed. 31/6/15  Anzac room finished. 7/8/15  Official rededication for Coal creek ANZAC Room. (Date first Dawes brother, George died, at Gallipoli 1915)

The project will be managed by Coal Creek Community Park and Museum which is part of South Gippsland shire Council. The organisation has mechanisms in place to ensure projects are delivered on time and with in budget. Korumburra Historical Society will volunteer their time to assist Coal Creek with research to ensure the accuracy of the interpretative display. Korumburra Primary and Secondary schools have already expressed an interest in working with Coal Creek's education program leader on a AUSVEL's aligned project about the local impact of WW1, a renovated ANZAC room will assist the facilitation for this project.