Interesting facts on Rushworth

 Did You Know ???
1 Rushworth was founded in 1853 and is 1 of 2 towns in Victoria where the entire main street is heritage listed.
2 Gold taken from the Balaclava mine at Whroo was used to finance the building of the Menzies Hotel in Melbourne.
3 At the height of the gold rush the Criterion Hotel ballroom was of such renown that it regularly featured in  the social pages of the London Times.
4 Many pioneers cemeteries exist locally and date back to the mid 1800’s. The head stones at Whroo and Rushworth give a fascinating insight into our historically significant past.
5 The Waranga Basin dam wall is over 7km long and was built by horse and dray. Some unfortunate workers are believed to be burried in the wall.
6 There are more bird species in the Rushworth Forest than in the Grampians.
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One Response to Interesting facts on Rushworth

  1. robert says:

    HI MY NAME IS ROBERT SPINKS MY MOTHER WAS BORN IN RUSHWORTH HER MADEN NAME WAS JEAN MARIE BERRY AND MY GRANDMOTHER WAS MAY BERRY SO IF YOU KNEW THEM PLEASE EMAIL ME AT ROBERTFSPINKS@GMAIL.COM

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