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Whroo: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Murchison Rail Trail


A line from Murchison East on the Shepparton railway was constructed to the gold mining town of Rushworth in 1890 and extended to Colbinabbin in 1914. Rushworth became a junction when a line was constructed to Girgarre in 1917. A diversion of the line was necessary when the Waranga Basin was constructed. The lines were all closed by 1987.

Currently an eight kilometre section of the trail from the Murchison Township to the rail bridge at Channel Inlet Road has been completed. The section includes the recently refurbished historically significant bridge over the Stuart Murray Canal and borders the unique ecosystem of Doctor's Swamp wetlands. It has easy access to the Parks Victoria picnic area on the western boundary of the swamp.

Eventually the trail will continue along to Channel Inlet Road giving easy access to Waranga Basin. On completion the trail will cover 19 kilometres.




Junction of Gegory Road and Bendigo-Murchison Road
Murchison, VIC, 3610

Located 16.7K from Whroo

Murchison Museum


The Murchison Museum showcases the varied local history of Murchison and District.

Murchison is the oldest European settlement on the lower Goulburn Valley. Its recorded history began in 1838 when the first of many pastoralists Hawden and Bonney, traversed the site on their epic cattle droving journey to Adelaide.

Prior to this, the land had been occupied for ages by the Ngurai-illum tribe of Aboriginals. A reliable river punt crossing, then the first town bridge built in 1871 ensured the future growth of the town. Construction of the Trust pumping site near the town in 1885 and later the Goulburn Weir saw the beginning of irrigation.

Many civic-minded residents worked to build a vibrant community in the ensuing years and many of its son's left for active service in the World Wars. During World War II the town serviced nearby prison camps.

Murchison gained notoriety in 1969 when an ancient meteorite now known as the Murchison Meteorite,
fell on the town. Many substantial facilities for sporting and cultural pursuits have been developed in the town through the years due to the efforts of dedicated and community minded residents.




4 Murchison Street
Murchison, VIC, 3610

Located 17.6K from Whroo

Meteorite Park


High in the skies on 28th September 1969, above the town of Murchison, the legendary Murchison Meteorite exploded. The meteorite was said to be around 4.5 billion years old.

Visit Meteorite Park to read the informative newspaper clippings about the Murchison Meteorite. There is a sheltered area and picnic table, and the Park is located a short walking distance from nearby shops and cafes, playground and public toilets.




Stevenson Street
Murchison, VIC, 3610

Located 17.8K from Whroo

Murchison Ossario


During World War II, 4000 Italian, German and Japanese Prisoners of War were detained at Murchison. Those who died at Murchison were buried in the local cemetery but floods in 1956 did major damage to the graves. The Italian families in the municipality were persuaded by Luigi Gigliotti to pay for the building of a mausoleum - the Ossario.

Luigi also convinced authorities to bury all the Italian Prisoners of War and detainees who died in Australian prison camps in the mausoleum. The Ossario is the home of mass celebrations each year around the time of Remembrance Day.

The mausoleum, completed in 1961, is in Italian style. It is built of Castlemaine stone with Roman roof tiles, a campanile and an altar of Italian marble. Each year, on Remembrance Day, mass is celebrated before a large gathering. There is also an Italian war memorial and chapel.

Elsewhere in the cemetery is the grave of King Charles Tattambo, the leader of the Goulburn tribe at the time of white arrival. He died in 1866. His son (the next leader) and widow were buried adjacent in 1874.




Willoughby Street
Murchison, VIC, 3610

Located 18.0K from Whroo

Whroo: Events

Rushworth Spring Garden Festival


Celebrate the season of spring and explore inspiring open gardens in and around Rushworth. On the festival day, collect your open garden pass and map in town and discover the gardens at your own leisure.

Light refreshments available at some gardens, or bring your own picnic lunch. Whilst there, also enjoy the art and textile exhibition.


Event Dates
2016
      22nd Oct


High Street
Rushworth, VIC, 3612

Located 6.0K from Whroo

Rushworth Easter Heritage Festival


Rushworth Easter Heritage Festival is a two-day event held in the heritage listed High Street of Rushworth.

It incorporates music entertainment, stalls, food and a parade. There is also an art and craft exhibition, steam engine display and the museum will be open as well.

The parade includes all types of horses, old vehicles, an old steam traction engine, CFA and foot entries as well.

Sunday's event is held at Moora and consists of the Moora Working Draft Horse Muster with working horse displays, ploughing, winnowing with associated crafts, blacksmithing, shearing, music and food. There are also cottage crafts demonstrations and lace making.


Event Dates
2017
      15th Apr
      16th Apr


High Street
Rushworth, VIC, 3612

Located 6.2K from Whroo

Rushworth Market


Head down to the historic high street of Rushworth and enjoy the Rushworth Kindergarten Market for a relaxing Saturday morning.

The market features a variety of stalls including fruit and vegetables, craft, plants and second hand items.

While at the market make sure you check out the Rushworth Machinery Preservation Club's display of vintage engines.




Event Dates
2016
      15th Oct
      19th Nov
      17th Dec
2017
      21st Jan
      18th Feb


High Street
Rushworth, VIC, 3612

Located 6.2K from Whroo

Rushworth Annual Wildflower Walk


This is the second Annual Wildflower Walk, held on the last Sunday in August every year at a different location around the town of Rushworth, Victoria.

This year the walk will be starting at the Rushworth Cemetery, Heily Street, where you can pick up a map for a gold coin donation or directions to download an app for your smartphone to map the walk, the places of interest along the way and the tracks to walk along - there are many optional and interesting side tracks to see.

View a Chuff's nest, open cut tailings from gold mining, the old Brickworks, see where the local butcher used to hang the town meat overnight, view the Aboriginal shelter tree, walk in nature, see the many interesting and fascinating wildflowers that come up every year at this time, listen to the birds, spot some wildlife, smell and see the surrounds of Mother Nature at her best.

Suitable for all ages. Trail is approximately five to seven kilometres depending on which tracks you choose to walk.

Morning tea and refreshment stop at the halfway mark. First Aiders available for safety.

Unguided walk the local cemetery.


Event Dates
2017
      27th Aug


Heily Street,
Rushworth Cemetery
Rushworth, VIC, 3612

Located 6.6K from Whroo

The APS Regatta, Heads of the River


The APS Head of the River is a Rowing regatta contested by boys and girls from the 11 schools that form the Associated Public Schools of Victoria. It is the last regatta of the summer rowing season and is the most prestigious prize for the winning crew and school. First held in 1868, the Regatta has a long and eventful history.

Early boats were fixed seat four oared rigs, while today's boats are sliding seat eight oared rigs with racing shells made of composite materials. For many years the Head of the River rotated from the Yarra River to the Barwon River, before being moved to Nagambie Lakes in 2001. During the 1970's girls started representing their schools, first in single sculls, then in four oared rigs and today in eight oared rigs.

The APS Regatta Heads of the River is a fantastic opportunity to see some of the brightest young rowers in the state competing, not only for themselves, but also for their schools. Come on down to Nagambie Lakes to see some great rowing action.


Event Dates
2017
      25th Mar


Loddings Lane
Nagambie, VIC, 3608

Located 18.5K from Whroo

James Blundell - Live at The Top


See James Blundell, Australian icon and legend, perform live at The Royal Mail Hotel, Nagambie. One of Australia's favourite country artists. Live at The Top. Do not miss this exclusive event.

The one and only James Blundell.

Please call or visit the website for more information.


Event Dates
2016
      12th Nov


350 High Street
Nagambie, VIC, 3608

Located 19.4K from Whroo

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