Fire in the Belly

Fire in the Belly is the name of a movie presently being made in Rushworth.

It is a story is set in 1917 and, the Historical Society has some of the items it has on display featured in it.

The Wizard a 1912 Fowlers Steam traction engine and it will be shown is some of the scenes.

While the old Rushworth phone switchboard which had served residents for many decades will also appear in the film. The switch board was once housed in the Post Office and required it to be operated manually 24/7.

It is always a talking point with visitors to the museum as younger ones find it hard to believe that this was once the way telephone calls were made.

Compared with today where everyone has a small mobile phone in their pocket which can make call, send text, and take photos which can be sent all over the world in a matter of a few seconds.

Visitors are always welcome to visit the museum when it is open or arrangements can be made for special occasions.

Family inquires are also welcome, email rushworthmuseum@hotmail.com

Fire in the Belly is the name of a movie presently being made in Rushworth.

 

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Rushworth Museum

Visitors and family inquires are always welcome at the Rushworth museum.

High Street Rushworth

Contact email rushworthmuseum@hotmail.com

Photos show the old Coxan Wagon shelter there is also a Duck punt beside it.

A lovely  Mural and plaque is on the north side wall.

 

 

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Rushworth Museum Opening Hours

Visitors are always welcome at the Rushworth museum.

Please note there could be some slight changes in our opening hours due to the lack of volunteers. Saturdays 10 to 12.00. Sundays 11.00 to 3.00 pm . Museum could close earlier if there is a lack of visitors or unfavourable weather.

The museum could be opened at other times if required please contact the museum if there is any Coach tours, Schools or groups wanting to be shown through the museum.

Family research inquiries are also most welcome.

, September 2016  

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History Book Launch

RUSHWORTH BUSINESSES AND THEIR OWNERS

-GOLD RUSH TO THE GREAT WAR

This the name of a Book which was researched and written by Rushworth Museum member Tracey Bons it was launched on the 4th September 2106.

Local MLA Steph Ryan the Member for Euroa preformed the official duties at the front of the Museum where a lot of locals had gathered to witness the launch.   Tracey has spent many hours going through the pages of the old Rushworth Chronicles which are stored at the museum. The book gives detail accounts and comments of all the early businesses which in that time had placed advertisements in the old papers. The book has 145 pages of interesting facts and tells much of the history of Rushworth in the early days.

Tracey is to be congratulated for her efforts in producing this book.

The book can be purchased from the museum retailing at $30 + postage. It is also on sale at  Nick Buzza’s Maporabilia, Ian and Jill Hill Rushworth Gift& Variety Store and other shops in Rushworth.

People doing family history research will find this book very helpful and a must have Book.

Contact rushworthmusuem@hotmail.com. or

Rushworth Museum P O Box 158 Rushworth 3612.

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The old two door Safe

This old two door safe was donated to the museum by the old Shire of Waranga and it being so heavy it had to be remove out of the museum for safety reasons.

The floor under it could not sustain the weight as it was starting to develop a lean.

The safe is dated 1881.was made by Milners of Liverpool and  London,

Makes you wonder how such a heavy item was transported and installed back in those years, no lifting equipment would have bee available like there is now.

 

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Plans are under way for it to be relocated inside the wagon shed beside the Museum

 

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Rushworth Easter Festival

The Rushworth Easter parade attracted a huge crowd on Easter Saturday,had a very busy time and a large number of people took the opportunity  to view the Museum displays. Also helped  a large number of people making inquires about past family relatives who once lived in Rushworth..

During the day  a lady came in and sat at the piano and played without any music she entertained the visitors for more than one hour. same as she did last year.it was greatly appreciated.

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George

 

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Museum Clock

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Rushworth’s Museum Clock

One of the many items on display at the Rushworth Museum is a Kilpatrick Pendulum Clock it was once part of the original fittings of The Rushworth Branch of the State Saving Bank of Victoria.

It served as the office clock from the opening day of the Branch on 15th April 1912 until September 1971 when it was then presented to the Museum.

The clock itself now 104 years old makes a great display but on the date it was presented 15th April 1912 another important event in history happened.

Recently a visitor to the museum drew our attention to the date the clock was presented. It is the same date 15th April 1912 that the RSM Titanic on its maiden voyage struck and iceberg in the Atlantic Ocean and sunk

More than 1500 passengers and crew died making it one of the most deadly peace time disasters in modern history.

George Gemmill Webmaster Rushworth Museum.

 

 

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