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The local inhabitants of the gold town of Fryerstown held a meeting on the 25th November 1861 and decided to build a memorial to Burke and Wills.

The residents of Castlemaine, (approximately 10 kilometres away) were outraged that the money would not be contributed towards their memorial. 300 pounds was raised and the foundation stone laid in mid 1863. The Mechanics Institute opened in late 1863.

Location

Address:Vaughan-Chewton Road, Fryerstown, 3451
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.141159
Long: 144.250149
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Discovery

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1863
Front Inscription

            1863

         BURKE

      AND WILLS

MECHANICS INSTITUTE

Source: MA
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