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Rushworth

 

 

The well preserved "Gold & Ironbark" town of Rushworth is nestled amid the world's largest Box Ironbark forest, and boasts an authentic National Trust classified heritage streetscape, one of only two such classifications in Victoria. 

 

This unique district is a showcase of Victoria's early goldrush and timber industry. Today, Rushworth is a popular historic township which services its residents and surrounding farming communities with a variety of shopping, sporting and civic services.

 

The nearby historic Whroo Township, now deserted, was once a thriving village that developed around the base of Victoria's largest open-cut gold mine at Balaclava Hill. Today it is a popular tourist stop, with visitor information provided at the centre of the former township.

 

Waranga Basin is located near Rushworth and is a mecca for water sports, fishing & recreation with caravan, camping, and boat ramp facilities available. 

 

The “Gold and Ironbark” touring route links the historic townships of Toolleen, Rushworth and Whroo using interpretive panels to highlight the role the region played in Victoria's gold rush years.

 

Things to see and do

*           Historic Whroo township and Balaclava Mine

*           Gold and Ironbark touring route

*           Rushworth Museum

*           Rushworth Hidden Treasurers touring route

*           Growlers Hill Lookout Tower

*           Rushworth State Forest

*           Nearby Waranga Basin

*           Rushworth Speedway.

*           Rushworth Ironbark Cycling Classic

 

Population

Australian Bureau of Statistics 2006 Census of Population Information

 

Total population

1,040

Males

522

Females

518

Population characteristics

 

Indigenous population

16

Australian born

881

Age structure

 

0 to 4 years

44

5 to 14 years

119

15 to 24 years

97

25 to 54 years

341

55 to 64 years

152

65 and over

288

 

 

 

Industry

Waranga Memorial Hospital, Waranga House, Private and Government Schools

 

Services

*           reticulated water

*           sewerage



Updated: Wednesday, 13 October 2010
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Monday, 21 April 2014