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06-December-2014
06-December-2014

Photographs supplied by Sandra Brown
Monument, erected on what is believed to be an earlier burial ground, is dedicated to the pioneers of Moyston. 

The Moyston 'pioneers' were nearly all immigrants to the country and district. The finding of gold in 1859 lead to a rush to Campbells Reef (now known as Moyston). Alluvial gold was found but deeper mining meant that companies were formed. In the 1860s there was a change to the Land Act and many miners took advantage of the opportunity to select land and thus stayed in the area.

Location

Address:Ararat-Halls Gap Road, Moyston, 3377
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.271997
Long: 142.747801
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Front Inscription
THIS SITE IS DEDICATED TO
THE PIONEERS OF MOYSTON
IT IS BELIEVED THAT THIS IS 
THE BURIAL GROUND OF SOME
OF THOSE PEOPLE WHO DIED
DURING  "CAMPBELL`S RUSH" 
Source: MA
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