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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

Microfiche - Births Register Index

Rutherglen Historical Society, Rutherglen

small sheet of film

Inscriptions & Markings

1895 TAYLOR L TO 1895 WESTON H

School Records - Individuals - Gunter, Arthur Stanley

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 - Schwind, Norma 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.

Image

Rutherglen Historical Society, Rutherglen

Mounted sepia photograph of a young woman, standing, dressed in long velvet dress with lacy sleeves

Inscriptions & Markings

At bottom of mount: "Grourelle | 69 & 71 Swanston Street | Melbourne"

Image

Rutherglen Historical Society, Rutherglen

Black and white photograph of the front of a butcher shop. One man standing in front of the doorway, another leaning against a fence to the left of the shop.

Historical information

Part of a collection relating to the Parkin family.

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on the photo in front of the name of the shop (Parkin) are the letters "S T" On back of photo: "69" | "S T Parkin (Door)" | "T O'Mara (Fence)" | "Bought shop in 1925. Sold 1968"

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 - Smith, Olive

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.

Pamphlet

Rutherglen Historical Society, Rutherglen

Pamphlet, foolscap, folded in three, printed both sides, advertising a book "The History of Rutherglen and East Kilbride" by David Ure, A.M. 1793, with drawing of Seal of Rutherglen on front. Part of a set of information on Rutherglen, Scotland.

Historical information

This pamphlet describes the book, with a mail order section.

School Records - Individuals - Stedman, Stuart McKenzie

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 - Schultz, Douglas

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 - Walsh, Michael James

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 - Marx, Eric Gordon

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.

Letter

Rutherglen Historical Society, Rutherglen

Handwritten letter on lined paper, written to an unknown person in Rutherglen Scotland on 18/11/1990, referring to a newspaper clipping that appeared in the Border Mail.

Historical information

The newspaper article referred to in the letter is from the Border Morning Mail of Friday, September 25th, 1953, and is titled "Union Jack Links Two Rutherglens". A copy of this clipping is held in this collection at Registration Number 1905.005

Inscriptions & Markings

Letter signed "Mrs L Gardiner"

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

Inscriptions & Markings

Handwritten on first page: "To the R'glen Branch of N.E. Historical Society, with the Author's complements"

Image

Rutherglen Historical Society, Rutherglen

Black and white photograph of a group of people posing on the stairs outside the Memorial Hall, Rutherglen

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on back of photo: "In W.T. Mar 10. 1954. page 54. Shire Crs. & Staff of Rutherglen. Messrs. K.P. Meekcoms (Eng.) C.A. Ricketts sec. Miss F.M. Kendall. Crs. F. Schue. A.D. Campbell. A. Forbes. J. Terrill. Mr. J.L. Bales 'Pres.' Crs. W. Jaspar. C.J.G. Morris. Pres. H.C. Gill. S.J. Prentice. S.G. Williams. J.P. Francis." At top right on back: "3/6" On back: rubber stamp with copyright details.

Image

Rutherglen Historical Society, Rutherglen

Black and white photograph of grape picking. Photo has blue and green lines due to the photo being rolled up

Historical information

This photograph is also on a postcard - record no. 1348.1

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on back of photo: "Mr. Ray's Vineyard - north east of Rutherglen"

Image

Rutherglen Historical Society, Rutherglen

Photograph of the interior of the Rutherglen Laundromat after the fire in July 1978

Spanner

Rutherglen Historical Society, Rutherglen

to tighten nuts on a gig

Historical information

Found in Rutherglen

School Records - Individuals - Young, Elizabeth

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.

Spanner

Rutherglen Historical Society, Rutherglen

"S" shaped spanner, large, double ended

Historical information

Used in blacksmiths - possibly part of tool-kit for plough

Microfiche - Family Register Index

Rutherglen Historical Society, Rutherglen

small sheet of film

Historical information

Identity the families registered with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

Inscriptions & Markings

Alphabetical Index LATHAM - DANIEL Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

Flat Irons

Rutherglen Historical Society, Rutherglen

Silvesters. No. 8

Historical information

Owned by the Terrill, David Family of Rutherglen

Inscriptions & Markings

Silvesters. No. 8

Microfiche - Births Register Index

Rutherglen Historical Society, Rutherglen

small sheet of film

Inscriptions & Markings

1893 GALBRAITH M TO 1893 HONEY CHURCH Y

School Records - Individuals - Chambers, Frank

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 - Booth, William Robert

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 - View on Lake Moodemere, Rutherglen

Rutherglen Historical Society, Rutherglen

Colour post card of Lake Moodemere, Rutherglen

Historical information

Olive would be Olive Stanton and Grandma would be Lynda Stanton, Aunt and Great Grandmother respectively to Aileen Terrill

Inscriptions & Markings

On back of card: "To Olive from Grandma wishing you many happy returns of the day"

Image

Rutherglen Historical Society, Rutherglen

Black & white reproduction, unframed, laminated. This photograph is of Main St Rutherglen facing east. At the end of the right hand side in middle of photograph is a small white patch, this is the Chinese camp. Left hand corner is where Fire Station now stands, old Blue Bird Hall is next (now Goodfellows Supermarket)

Historical information

Donated by Mr Greg Thomson, a former resident of Rutherglen

Inscriptions & Markings

On back of photo: "Main St Rutherglen - facing east"

School Records - Individuals - Burke, Hector

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 Schedule Carlyle (Superseded)

Rutherglen Historical Society, Rutherglen

card with a single microfilm insert

Historical information

Town layout schedule of Carlyle

Newspaper article - Historic former post office for sale

Rutherglen Historical Society, Rutherglen

Newspaper article with coloured photograph of a brick building.

Historical information

Article from the Corowa Free Press, Wednesday 7th February 2018, page 7, relating to the former Wahgunyah Post Office, at 5 Foord Street, Wahgunyah. The building was built in 1863 by John Foord for his daughter and son-in-law, Roderick Killborn. It ceased to operate as a post office in 1942. The present owner is Ms Jenny Tutton, who bought the property about two years ago. It is now on sale in the price range $445,000 to $485,000.