Rushworth, Victoria

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Rushworth
Victoria
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Rushworth
Coordinates 36°35′0″S145°01′0″E / 36.58333°S 145.01667°E / -36.58333; 145.01667 Coordinates: 36°35′0″S145°01′0″E / 36.58333°S 145.01667°E / -36.58333; 145.01667
Population1,335 (2016 census) [1]
Established1853
Postcode(s) 3612
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Campaspe
State electorate(s) Euroa
Federal Division(s) Nicholls

Rushworth is a township in Victoria, Australia. It is located 157 kilometres (98 mi) north of Melbourne and, at the 2011 census, had a population of 1,381. [1]

Victoria (Australia) State in Australia

Victoria is a state in south-eastern Australia. Victoria is Australia's smallest mainland state and its second-most populous state overall, making it the most densely populated state overall. Most of its population lives concentrated in the area surrounding Port Phillip Bay, which includes the metropolitan area of its state capital and largest city, Melbourne, Australia's second-largest city. Victoria is bordered by Bass Strait and Tasmania to the south, New South Wales to the north, the Tasman Sea, to the east, and South Australia to the west.

Australia Country in Oceania

Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands. It is the largest country in Oceania and the world's sixth-largest country by total area. The neighbouring countries are Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, and East Timor to the north; the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu to the north-east; and New Zealand to the south-east. The population of 25 million is highly urbanised and heavily concentrated on the eastern seaboard. Australia's capital is Canberra, and its largest city is Sydney. The country's other major metropolitan areas are Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, and Adelaide.

Melbourne City in Victoria, Australia

Melbourne is the capital and most populous city of the Australian state of Victoria, and the second most populous city in Australia and Oceania. Its name refers to an urban agglomeration of 2,080 km2 (800 sq mi), comprising a metropolitan area with 31 municipalities, and is also the common name for its city centre. The city occupies much of the coastline of Port Phillip bay and spreads into the hinterlands towards the Dandenong and Macedon ranges, Mornington Peninsula and Yarra Valley. It has a population of 5 million, and its inhabitants are referred to as "Melburnians".

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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]

Victorian gold rush

The Victorian gold rush was a period in the history of Victoria, Australia approximately between 1851 and the late 1860s. It led to a period of extreme prosperity for the Australian colony, and an influx of population growth and financial capital for Melbourne, which was dubbed "Marvellous Melbourne" as a result of the procurement of wealth.

Richard Henry Horne English poet and critic

Richard Hengist Horne was an English poet and critic most famous for his poem Orion.

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

Water table top of a saturated aquifer, or where the water pressure head is equal to the atmospheric pressure

The water table is the upper surface of the zone of saturation. The zone of saturation is where the pores and fractures of the ground are saturated with water.

Athletics

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

Australian rules football Contact sport invented in Melbourne

Australian rules football, officially known as Australian football, or simply called Aussie rules, football or footy, is a contact sport played between two teams of eighteen players on an oval-shaped field, often a modified cricket ground. Points are scored by kicking the oval-shaped ball between goal posts or between goal and "behind" posts.

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

Presbyterian Church of Australia

The Presbyterian Church of Australia (PCA) is the largest Presbyterian denomination in Australia.

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References

  1. 1 2 Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Rushworth (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 4 December 2014. OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg
  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