This picture of the bridge over Sunday Creek, Broadford, shows how the town looked at the end of the 1800s. This was the town that Rita Jones knew so well. On Boxing Day 1899, eight year old Rita crossed this bridge on her way to buy some apricots for her mother. She was spotted later crossing the bridge on her return journey. She then disappeared.
Using articles from The Argus & Broadford Courier, and details acquired from the Public Records Office and the Victoria Police Museum, the Broadford & District Historical Society will attempt to tell the story of Rita Jones – a sad tale in the history of Broadford.