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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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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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2899 items

2899 items

School Records - Individuals - Sandford, Muriel Barbara

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 - Buscall, Kenneth

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.

Image

Rutherglen Historical Society, Rutherglen

Black and white photograph of an unknown man in military uniform. Photo is mounted on cardboard and enclosed in folder with an embossed design.

School Records - Individuals - Spencer, Robert Glen

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.

Image

Rutherglen Historical Society, Rutherglen

Black and white photograph of a group of brick buildings, one of them with a tower, viewed across a body of water.

Historical information

Some of the buildings of the Mount Ophir winery. Photo was taken by Miss Olive Codling, who was a life member of the Wodonga Historical Society. Photograph is believed to have been taken on the occasion of a Tour by the North East Branch, 1st combined meeting.

School Records - Individuals - Harry, Raymond John Thomas

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 - Lawler, Mavis Rita

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.

Digitised 35mm Microfilm - Rutherglen Sun and Chiltern Valley Advertiser Newspaper 6-1-1928 to 29-5-1931

Rutherglen Historical Society, Rutherglen

spooled roll of 35mm film in a cardboard box

Historical information

This microfilm produced in 1988 is a duplicate of the original Microfilm

School Records - Pupils' Register. State Primary School. School No. 522, Rutherglen

Rutherglen Historical Society, Rutherglen

Handwritten pupil register. Cover printed with the title "Pupils' Register. State Primary School. School No." followed by a space for the school number and name to be written in. The remainder of this cover contains printed directions to aid the entry of information about pupil enrolments.

Inscriptions & Markings

Written in ink on top right of the cover: "4584-4943"

Postcard

Rutherglen Historical Society, Rutherglen

Black and white photograph printed on postcard with a decorative printed frame. This one shows a view of Rutherglen across Lake King.

Inscriptions & Markings

Printed at bottom of photo: "Rutherglen"

Image - Hoisting the Flag

Rutherglen Historical Society, Rutherglen

Black and white photograph, mounted on cardboard, showing a two storey school building with a large number of pupils posing in front of it around a flagpole. The flagpole is flying an Australian flag.

Historical information

In 1909 students of Rutherglen State School sent an Australian flag to pupils of Rutherglen Scotland Schools, and a year later a Union Jack flag was sent to the Australian Rutherglen School. This is a photograph of the Australian flag flying at a school in Rutherglen Scotland.

Inscriptions & Markings

At bottom of mount: "Hoisting The Flag 26th April 1911"

Image

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"

Image

Rutherglen Historical Society, Rutherglen

Black and white photograph a large group of people, some of the children seated on the ground, displaying the Browns Plains Honour Board, above a union jack.

Historical information

One of the many Honour Boards from around the district, that were created shortly after the end of World War 1

Inscriptions & Markings

At the bottom of the Honour Board: "Great European War, 1914-1918" 20 names shown on the board

Image

Rutherglen Historical Society, Rutherglen

Photographic postcard showing view of town of Bright with mountains in background

Inscriptions & Markings

At bottom of photo: "Victorian Alpine Scenery. - Birds-eye View of Bright" At bottom left: "H. Manning, Copyright" At bottom right: "F. Foxcraft"

Document - Regular Meeting, Second Thursday of Each Month, at Masonic Hall, Rutherglen

Rutherglen Historical Society, Rutherglen

Paper announcement of meeting of Masons.

Historical information

Announcement issued to Bro. W. Williamson, issued on 30th July 1935, for the meeting of 8th August 1935, of the Rutherglen Lodge, No. 188 of the Masons.

Image

Rutherglen Historical Society, Rutherglen

One of a group of photographs of Rutherglen collected from magazines (Pix or People or Post), then pasted onto orange paper, date unknown. This one is of the cairn erected to mark the spot where gold was first discovered in Rutherglen.

Image

Rutherglen Historical Society, Rutherglen

One of a group of photographs of Rutherglen collected from magazines (Pix or People or Post), then pasted onto orange paper, date unknown. This one is of the Rutherglen Railway Station

School Records - Individuals - Brian, Eileen Mary

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.

Ink sketch - Water Tower

Rutherglen Historical Society, Rutherglen

One of a series of black and white ink sketches, on paper, of Rutherglen landmarks. This one showing the water tower with the structure that was added to the top to make it look like a wine bottle.

Historical information

Ink sketches of Rutherglen landmarks and old buildings produced by local artist Pat Robinson for planned Historic Walk brochure (not used)

Minute book

Rutherglen Historical Society, Rutherglen

Minutes of ordinary & annual meetings, Rutherglen Agricultural Society 1929-1936. Handwritten. Numbered pages. One book of three. Manufactured. Cloth-bound, dark green, red leather spine, marbled end-papers

Historical information

See also 4.2, 4.3

Inscriptions & Markings

Label on front: "Minute Book / Rutherglen Agricultural Society / Commences 31st October 1929 - to "

Microfiche - Births Register Index

Rutherglen Historical Society, Rutherglen

small sheet of film

Inscriptions & Markings

1894 TITE F TO 1894 WILLIAMS T

Biscuit Forcer

Rutherglen Historical Society, Rutherglen

Wooden Cylinder

Aperture Card microfilm - Town Plan Barnawartha

Rutherglen Historical Society, Rutherglen

card with a single microfilm insert

Historical information

Town layout of Barnawartha North

Image - Rutherglen Railway Station

Rutherglen Historical Society, Rutherglen

Colour postcard photograph showing railway station and yard with a steam train engine

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on back of card: "Address 214 Talbot St South Ballarat | Rutherglen 20/1/07 | Dear Alick. All well. Hope you are enjoying your new place & are in good health. Am going away by Excursion on Wednesday if any chance would like to see you have left my job so may not come back. Toby | Yours T Irvine" Address: "Mr A Hylands | c/o Mr Touleins | Baker | Swanpool | via Benalla" 1d stamp with postmark: "Rutherglen JA 22 07"

School Records - Individuals - West, Mervyn George Edward

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 - Boyd, James Alfred

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 - Burch, Linsley Lambert

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.

Leaflet - The Rutherglen St Eloi

Rutherglen Historical Society, Rutherglen

Two-page duplicated leaflet on St Eloi, patron saint of hammer-men. Part of a set of information on Rutherglen, Scotland.

Historical information

Leaflet gives more information of St Eloi and the finding of his statue.

Image

Rutherglen Historical Society, Rutherglen

Black & white unframed photograph, mounted on cardboard, of a group of four, one woman and three children. Subjects unknown.

Historical information

Donated by Mrs Gail Carracher

Inscriptions & Markings

On mount below photo: "Harold F. Sykes - Broken Hill"

School Records - Individuals - Braine, Millicent

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.