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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 28 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 Easter Heritage Festival Fundraising Market


Head down to the historic high street and enjoy the Rushworth Easter Heritage Festival Fundraising Market for a relaxing Saturday morning.

Held on the third Saturday of every month, excluding the winter months (June, July and August).

The REHF Market is run by the Rushworth Easter Heritage Festival committee to raise funds for their annual Easter festival.


Event Dates
2017
      17th Jun
      15th Jul
      19th Aug
      16th Sep
      21st Oct
      18th Nov
      16th Dec
2018
      20th Jan


High Street
Rushworth, VIC, 3612

Located 6.2K 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
2018
      31st Mar
      1st Apr


High Street
Rushworth, VIC, 3612

Located 6.2K from Whroo

Waranga Winter Film Festival


The Waranga Winter Film Festival comes to Rushworth this winter.

The Rushworth Shire Hall has many attributes, it is aesthetically beautiful and historically charming, but there is one thing the Shire Hall has that is not so obvious. Above the ceiling and hidden from view at the back of the hall is a small and darkened room full to the brim with some rare and interesting equipment. This little room holds the vintage remnants of the once popular Shepparton Drive-In which closed in 2005.

Friday 23 June, Singing in the Rain, 11am matinee with lunch.
Saturday 24 June, The Big Lebowski, 5pm dinner session.
Sunday 25 June, The Piano, 2pm matinee with high tea.

2017 will be the launch of the Waranga Winter Film Club, all tickets are memberships and available at the door. $12 concession / $16 adult which pays for all three films. Food is $6 for soup, bread, cakes, tea and coffee.

For more information, please call or find Waranga Winter Film Festival on Facebook.


Event Dates
2017
      23rd Jun
      24th Jun
      25th Jun


High Street
Rushworth, VIC, 3612

Located 6.2K from Whroo

Rushworth Wildflower Hunt


Explore the Rushworth Ironbark Forest at the annual Rushworth Wildflower Hunt. The hunt will involve a walk through the forest at the time of year when all the wildflowers should be in bloom. Enjoy a day out wandering with friends and family.

This year the walk will be starting at the Rushworth Cemetery, 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 refreshments available.


Event Dates
2017
      27th Aug


31 Heily Street,
17
Rushworth, VIC, 3612

Located 6.7K from Whroo

Bush Walk with the Broken Creek Field Naturalists


Discover the beauty of the Australian bush with a walk with the Broken Creek Field Naturalists. This friendly group, collectively have an extensive knowledge of flora and fauna,and are happy to share knowledge with anyone wanting to join monthly outings.

April, will see the group visit Doctor's Swamp and Rushworth Forest. Rushworth Forest is renowned for its magnificent stands of Red Gums and good ground cover.


Event Dates
2017
      23rd Jun


Stevenson Street
Murchison, VIC, 3610

Located 17.8K from Whroo

The 151st APS Regatta - Heads of the River 2018


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
2018
      24th Mar


Loddings Lane
Nagambie, VIC, 3608

Located 18.5K from Whroo

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