Rushworth, Victoria

Rushworth is a township in Victoria, Australia. It is located 157 kilometres (98 mi) north of Melbourne and, at the 2016 Census, had a population of 1,335.[1]

Rushworth
Victoria
Main street
Rushworth
Coordinates36°35′0″S 145°01′0″E
Population1,335 (2016 census)[1]
Established1853
Postcode(s)3612
Location
LGA(s)Shire of Campaspe
State electorate(s)Euroa
Federal Division(s)Nicholls

History

Rushworth was established during the Victorian gold rush in 1853. It was named by poet and later local Goldfields Commissioner Richard Henry Horne in 1854. Its post office opened on 16 September 1857.[2]

The goldfields became no longer viable due to the underground water table and were closed during the gold rush.

Athletics

The town has an Australian rules football team competing in the Kyabram & District Football League.[3]

Golfers play at the course of the Rushworth Golf Club on Tatura Road.[4]

See also

References

  1. Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Rushworth (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 4 December 2014.
  2. Post Office List, Premier Postal History, retrieved 11 April 2008
  3. Full Points Footy, Rushworth, archived from the original on 5 June 2008, retrieved 25 July 2008
  4. Golf Select, Rushworth, retrieved 11 May 2009


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