Rushworth, Victoria

Infobox Australian Place | type = town
name = Rushworth
state = vic


caption = Main street
lga = Shire of Campaspe
postcode = 3612
est = 1853
pop = 2066 (2006)Census 2006 AUS | id = SSC26565 | name = Rushworth (State Suburb) | accessdate = 2007-10-01 | quick = on]
elevation=
maxtemp =
mintemp =
rainfall =
stategov = Rodney
fedgov = Murray
dist1 = 157
dir1 = N
location1= Melbourne
dist2 = 47
dir2 = SW
location2= Shepparton

Rushworth is a township in Victoria, Australia. It is located convert|157|km|mi|0|lk=on north of Melbourne and, at the 2006 census, had a population of 2066.

History

Rushworth was established during the Victorian gold rush in 1853 and was named, in 1854, by poet and later local Goldfields Commissioner Richard Henry Horne. It is believed to be named after a Mr. Rushworth or because it was worth the rush to go to the gold fields around the town.Fact|date=July 2008 The Post Office opened on 16 September 1857. Citation
last = Premier Postal History | title = Post Office List | url = https://www.premierpostal.com/cgi-bin/wsProd.sh/Viewpocdwrapper.p?SortBy=VIC&country= | accessdate = 2008-04-11
]

The goldfields are no longer viable and have been closed.

Today

The town has an Australian Rules football team competing in the Kyabram & District Football League. Citation | last = Full Points Footy | title = Rushworth | url = http://www.fullpointsfooty.net/Rushworth.htm | accessdate = 2008-07-25 ]

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