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Rutherglen Historical Society Rutherglen, Victoria

The Rutherglen Historical Society is based in the Common School Museum. Built in 1872, it was Rutherglen’s original school.
The Common School Museum currently houses a fascinating collection of historical artifacts from Rutherglen and surrounds. Farming implements, wine paraphernalia, mining equipment, early photographs and a perfectly re-created period schoolroom are just a few of the highlights.

Current Projects: Research capability improvement by digitising our newspapers (including word-search capacity)
The Murray Gazette and the Wahgunyah and Corowa News 1861 to 1864
The Wahgunyah News 1882 to 1899
The Rutherglen Sun and Chiltern Valley Advertiser 1888 to 1979
Developing a self-guided tour of Rutherglen Gold Mining History
The lost wineries of Rutherglen

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location
PO Box 316 Rutherglen Victoria 3685 (map)

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Opening Hours

Monday 1pm to 4pm Friday 11am to 3pm Saturday 1pm to 4pm Sunday 1pm to 4pm

Entry Fee

$2.00 per adult, children under 12 free.

Location

Murray Street Rutherglen Victoria

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Jennifer Littlechild 28 December 2018 10:10 PM

Hello I visited your Rutherglen Memorial pool yesterday fir a swim & niticed the pillars that surround the pool, hinting there would have been a surrounding verandah structure as protectiin form the sun?? Or as I imagine? At first I thought they may have been ikd light posts but they are evenly spaced around the pool I've tried to search for old photo's if what the pool area would have looked like, but can inly fund photo's of the exterior entrance structure

Martha Valentine 29 December 2018 8:44 AM

Excellent question Jennifer. I don't know, but will try to find out. Martha Valentine Cataloguer RHS

Martha Valentine 15 January 2019 10:40 AM

Hi Jennifer It took a while, having to wait until everyone returned from holidays. We could find nothing on our collection, so we contacted the Council officer who looks after the swimming pools. He had to check further, and came back to us with the following information: "This is what I have found out, the pillars were part of the original lighting of the Rutherglen pool. They were decommissioned around 1995. On top of the pillars were very large round white light covers. On top of the two large lighting poles were ex army search lights which were removed in 1995, then a further LED upgrade two years ago with the present lights. Hope this helps Regards, Sven Erikson Acting Community Development Coordinator Indigo Shire Council" Martha Valentine Cataloguer RHS

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2931 items

2931 items

Image

Rutherglen Historical Society, Rutherglen

Colour photograph of three of the people gathered for a reunion of former Higher Elementary School students.

Historical information

Former students of Rutherglen Higher Elementary School meet on Rutherglen Show day. This gathering was in the Eastern Palace Chinese restaurant at the Star Hotel on 21st October 2012. From left to right are Jean (Buscall) McDonald, Bill Morris and Kath Morris.

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Rutherglen Historical Society, Rutherglen

Black and white reproduction of unmounted photograph of Hume Weir dam wall

Historical information

Donated by Mrs A Terrill, member of Rutherglen Historical Society

Inscriptions & Markings

On back of photo: "Construction of Hume Weir"

Hinge

Rutherglen Historical Society, Rutherglen

Heavy hinge for sheds or barns

Book - Birds of the Rutherglen District

Rutherglen Historical Society, Rutherglen

1 of 2 copies of a light green paper covered booklet. Printed on paper with soft cardboard cover. "The Birds of the Rutherglen District by Allen McEvey / Curator of Birds, National Museum of Victoria"

Historical information

Reprinted from the The Emu, Vol. 65. Part August 1965, pp 1-56

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on first page: "With Compliments from A.R. McEvey"

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Rutherglen Historical Society, Rutherglen

Black and white photograph of two girls and a Girl Guides leader. This is one of five photographs once mounted on a piece of paper.

Historical information

Guide leader in photograph believed to be Florence Iggsten.

Inscriptions & Markings

Paper mount has a caption for one of the other photographs: "The bride is Avis (nee Hunt) a former R'glen guide. Guard of Honour - Wangaratta guides"

Booklet - First ABC Community Songster

Rutherglen Historical Society, Rutherglen

Small booklet, printed in black on paper, including the words of the ABC Community Music Books, Nos 1, 2 & 3

Inscriptions & Markings

Written at the top of the cover "Miss Iggsten"

Aperture Card microfilm - Schedule Carlyle

Rutherglen Historical Society, Rutherglen

card with a single microfilm insert

Historical information

Schedule for Carlyle

Certificate - Corowa Pastoral, Agricultural and Horticultural Society Patriotic Show 1917

Rutherglen Historical Society, Rutherglen

Blue card with black printing. A First Prize certificate awarded in the 41st Annual Corowa Show (Patriotic Show), awarded to Miss Dolly Arthur for her Cinnamon Sandwich, Class S, Section 258, in 1917.

Chair

Rutherglen Historical Society, Rutherglen

Dark tanned leather upholstered wooden chair with one piece curved arms and back

Historical information

The councillors chair for the last Rutherglen Shire Council

Microfiche - Bailliere's Victorian Directory 1875

Rutherglen Historical Society, Rutherglen

small sheet of film

Historical information

A directory of Trades in Victoria

Inscriptions & Markings

SLV Trades - Farm - Scmo

Aperture Card microfilm - Town Plan Chiltern

Rutherglen Historical Society, Rutherglen

card with a single microfilm insert

Historical information

Town layout of Chiltern

Microfiche - Early Church Records

Rutherglen Historical Society, Rutherglen

small sheet of film

Microfiche - Early Church Records

Rutherglen Historical Society, Rutherglen

small sheet of film

Newspaper clipping - Corowa Free Press

Rutherglen Historical Society, Rutherglen

Newspaper clipping of the first and second pages of the Corowa Free Press of Wednesday, 26th July 2017, articles covering the fire at the Silver Key Café in Main Street Rutherglen, which took place on Sunday, 9th July.

School Records - Individuals - Schmidt, Neil Richard

Rutherglen Historical Society, Rutherglen

Individual school records of the pupils of the Higher Elementary School, Rutherglen.

Historical information

From School records, some more complete than others. Reports should contain information on the pupil's school work and give details of what they did when they left school. They should also show the name of a parent and the occupation. All sheets are indexed on a spreadsheet at the Common School Museum.

School Records - Individuals - Sparrow, Norma Joan

Rutherglen Historical Society, Rutherglen

Individual school records of the pupils of the Higher Elementary School, Rutherglen.

Historical information

From School records, some more complete than others. Reports should contain information on the pupil's school work and give details of what they did when they left school. They should also show the name of a parent and the occupation. All sheets are indexed on a spreadsheet at the Common School Museum.

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Rutherglen Historical Society, Rutherglen

Dark, black and white photographic reproduction of an earlier photo showing a woman holding a baby and 5 men, all standing in front of a shop. Horse drawn hearse on the right. Sign on shop reads: "Jasper Bros. | Coachbuilders - Blacksmiths | Undertakers - &c | Horses Carefully Shod"

Inscriptions & Markings

On back of photo: "Hearse - horse drawn, owned by Jasper Bros." "Hannah holding Edith, Stephen, ___, ___, Joseph, Samuel" On top right of back: "35" in circle, "27" and "1893"

Image - State School, Rutherglen

Rutherglen Historical Society, Rutherglen

Black and white photograph on a post card, with brown border, showing the Rutherglen State School with a large group of people in front of it. Women are in long dresses and large hats of the 1890-1910.

Historical information

Probably taken at the opening ceremonies for the school, which were held on 3rd February 1909.

Book - The Dorr Agitator

Rutherglen Historical Society, Rutherglen

Booklet printed in black on paper

Historical information

Mr Catterall, Joe & Mr L.J. Romey were partners in a cyaniding operation to obtain gold from the Southern Consuls Mine after second world war.

Inscriptions & Markings

Series title: "The Dorr Company, Inc. Bulletin No. 1051."

Microfiche - Early Church Records

Rutherglen Historical Society, Rutherglen

small sheet of film

Image - Main Street, Rutherglen

Rutherglen Historical Society, Rutherglen

Black and white postcard photograph of Main Street, Rutherglen looking east from the Drummond Street intersection. The Cumberland Hotel is on the right.

Historical information

Presented by the Corowa Historical Society to the Rutherglen Histroical Society

Post card - A memento of Hibernian Ball Rutherglen 1935

Rutherglen Historical Society, Rutherglen

Postcard Photo Rutherglen Hibernian Ball 1935

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Rutherglen Historical Society, Rutherglen

Photo of Northern Extended Consols Mine 1908 with group of workers. Made into postcard. Message from "Edie" on back

Historical information

Message to Mrs Evelyn Hicks, Aunt of Jasper, Brian of Rutherglen. Consols mine on Rutherglen / Springhurst Road

Inscriptions & Markings

On back of postcard "Waiting to go down Northern Extended Consols Mine" "J.H. Kilgour, Rutherglen"

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Rutherglen Historical Society, Rutherglen

Black & white wedding photograph, unframed, mounted on cardboard. Subjects unknown

Historical information

Donated by Mrs Carracher, Gael

Inscriptions & Markings

On bottom corner of mount "Tasma, Newtown, Sydney"

Newspaper cutting - Rutherglen Coronation Ball Debs

Rutherglen Historical Society, Rutherglen

Newspaper cutting from the Border Morning Mail, Saturday, June 13, 1953, p. 6. Article has photograph of eighteen women and girls dressed for the ball. All of the names are identified in the caption.

Microfiche - Bailliere's Victorian Directory 1868

Rutherglen Historical Society, Rutherglen

small sheet of film

Historical information

A directory of all Towns in Victoria in 1886

Inscriptions & Markings

SLV Alphabetical MOO - Wat

School Records - Individuals - Wingrave, Robert Moss

Rutherglen Historical Society, Rutherglen

Individual school records of the pupils of the Higher Elementary School, Rutherglen.

Historical information

From School records, some more complete than others. Reports should contain information on the pupil's school work and give details of what they did when they left school. They should also show the name of a parent and the occupation. All sheets are indexed on a spreadsheet at the Common School Museum.

Microfiche - Bailliere's Victorian Directory 1868

Rutherglen Historical Society, Rutherglen

small sheet of film

Historical information

A directory of all Towns in Victoria in 1886

Inscriptions & Markings

SLV Alphabetical AAR - FOL

School Records - Individuals - Gordon, George R

Rutherglen Historical Society, Rutherglen

Individual school records of the pupils of the Higher Elementary School, Rutherglen.

Historical information

From School records, some more complete than others. Reports should contain information on the pupil's school work and give details of what they did when they left school. They should also show the name of a parent and the occupation. All sheets are indexed on a spreadsheet at the Common School Museum.

Aperture Card microfilm - Parish Plan Barnawartha North (Superseded)

Rutherglen Historical Society, Rutherglen

card with a single microfilm insert

Historical information

Town layout of Barnawartha North