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.