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  1. Taryn says

    July 18, 2014 at 11:05 am

    I can totally get how a small country town would be like hell to a teenager but to me right now, that place is gorgeous! I love a country town! I love that they never, never change, stuck in some time warp. I bet it even still smells the same!
    Had to giggle at your Bros and Proclaimers reference .. that was me! haha! Oh those boys were so pretty!

  2. says

    July 20, 2014 at 3:43 pm

    I know exactly where you are…My relos are in Colbo down the rd which is also where my Dad’s mum is from. You probably went to school with some of them. Small world! Not much now in Rushy though. I think hubby has to play footy there in a few weeks time. On the rd again…..

  3. says

    July 20, 2014 at 8:05 pm

    Ha! Memory lane for me too!! I spent my childhood holidays hanging out at my Aunty and Uncle’s on 9 Mile Road in Rushy, I’m 4 years your junior so similar time frame. Small small world!

  4. says

    July 21, 2014 at 4:03 pm

    Way to smack me in the face with nostalgia! I live in Western Australia now but I grew up in Wodonga. My folks moved to Bendigo after I finished school so I was driving through there every other weekend. Many a wee-stop was had in Rushworth and the sausage rolls at the bakery are the bomb.
    That old hotel on the other side of the Murchison bridge was always a favourite place of mine and I had my little sister convinced it was haunted so she had to hold her breathe as we drove past.

  5. Chamomile_tree says

    July 22, 2014 at 10:07 am

    Great photo’s Mama! It tis a small world awesome to see those towns are just down the road from me…we take day trips with the kids sometimes to Murch & Rushy to have fun out of the rat race…counter meals at the pub while the kids can run around…quiet playgrounds, slower pace of life…working on hubby to try to move to a smaller country town for the kids to grow up in…no luck so far! ha!
    You must be one cool chickadee, i’m also born April 1980…my lucky day is the 11th! Aries?

  6. The Plumbette says

    July 22, 2014 at 11:31 am

    The place looks deserted to me. My husband came from a smaller country town, but I’ve lived in Brisbane all my life. You know you’ve hit a country town when nothing is open after 5pm at night!

  7. says

    July 26, 2014 at 11:13 pm

    Rushworth? I have vague recollections of landing in your home town after getting lost just near Seymour on my P Plates in the late 90s. (long story). I grew up in a small town and going back can be like a trip to the dentist – a huge pile of anxiety until I’m about to leave and realise it really wasn’t as bad as I thought it was going to be. The whole town still seems to be in shock that I left for Sydney…..and stayed!!


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