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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 to the Moyston pioneers.

Location

Address:Moyston - Willaura & Moyston - Dunkeld Roads, Moyston, 3377
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.301207
Long: 142.765547
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Exploration

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:December-1953
Front Inscription

Major Mitchell passed through this district July 1836.

Left Side Inscription

Dedicated to the memory of the Pioneers of Moyston District

Dec 1953. 

Erected by Alec McDonald Crochan

Back Inscription

First gold discovered near this spot 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
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