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

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. 

Location

Address:Benambra-Corryong Road, Cemetery, Sassafras Creek, Nariel Valley , 3707
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.641737
Long: 147.796297
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Settlement
Monument Manufacturer:Omeo and Upper Murray Historical Societies
Link:http://vhd.heritage.vic.gov.au/
Source: VHD
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