The Jeff Chief Perry Music Room

 

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And Perry family members witnessed a naming ceremony take place, where the music room at the Museum was named the Jeff Chief Perry Music Room.

 

This was in appreciation of the many years of voluntary service Chief has freely given to the Museum. Chief is a life member and is also the Museum’s Historian and he also served as the President of the Rushworth Citizen band for 27 years even though he could not read or play any instrument.

Jeff had lived most of his life in Rushworth where he had his own butcher shop.

This is a fitting tribute to Jeff as he is has also played a leading role in many other Rushworth organisations.

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Big Day in Rushworth.

Rushworth RSL Sub Branch in Partnership with The Royal Australian Air Force.

Will be having a Memorial Unveiling of Busts, Commemoration and Dedication Ceremony, Laying of Wreaths.

To honour the memory of two former Rushworth men

Air vice –Marshal Frank McNamara VC CBE CB.

Air Marshal Sir George Jones KBE CB DFC.

There will be a Fly over by the RAAF.

Service starts at the Rushworth War Memorial at 10.30Am on 20th March 2017.

Public are invited to attend and wearing of medals is encouraged.

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Rushworth Fire Bell Code

The old Rushworth Fire and emergency Bell Code sign which was once on the fire bell tower has recently been restored and is now in the Rushworth Fire station .

Museum member Bill  has restored to sign, after it was found in the old Ambulance shed in High Street.

The sign dates back to old Country Fire Brigade Board before the CFA was started.

The town was divided into 4 parts and different dong were rang to notify firemen which Part of the town the emergency was.

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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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