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Moyston Discovery & Settlement
Moyston Discovery & Settlement

Photographs supplied by Kent Watson / Nancy Alford

An obelisk commemorates the explorations of Major Mitchell in 1836, the first settlement of the area in 1840-1 by Horation Spencer Wills, the first gold discoveries in October 1857 and is dedicated to the Moyston pioneers.

Location

Address:Ararat- Hall Gap & Moyston - Dunkeld Roads, Outside General Store, Moyston, 3377
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.301238
Long: 142.765529
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Settlement

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:December-1953
Front Inscription

DEDICATED 
TO THE MEMORY OF 
THE PIONEERS 
OF MOYSTON & DIST.
DEC 1953. 

Erected By 
Alec McDonald 
"Crochan"

Left Side Inscription

MAJOR MITCHELL 
PASSED THROUGH THIS 
DISTRICT JULY 1836.

Back Inscription

FIRST GOLD
DISCOVERED NEAR THIS
SPOT IN OCT 1857 BY 
D. Torquay
J Omand 
P Liddle
R Miller

Right Side Inscription

FIRST LAND SETTLEMENT
IN THIS DISTRICT IN
1840-41. 
HORATIO SPENCER WILLS 

Source: MA,VMR,RHSV
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
Exploration
Exploration
Settlement
Settlement
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