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Monument and plaque commemorates the site of the Sassafras Creek graves.

The Sassafras Creek gold diggings were opened with a rush in 1868, when some 150 diggers were camped on Sassafras and Saltpetre Creeks. A small settlement boasting an hotel grew up adjacent to where the cemetery now stands. Known as Sunny Point, it was occupied intermittenly until the 1930`s. Another rush took place in 1878. The plaque has 6 names - John Smith Miller died 29.6.1869, William Miller died 1.9.1874, Charlie Blevin (An American Red Indian), John Brown, Mrs Lawrence and her infant, Simeon (Simmie) Davies died March 1896.


Address:Benambra-Corryong Road, Cemetery, Sassafras Creek, Nariel Valley , 3707
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.641737
Long: 147.796297
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Landscape
Monument Manufacturer:Omeo and Upper Murray Historical Societies
Source: MA
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