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Obelisk with benches commemorates the pioneers of Linton.

The town of Linton, became established after gold was discovered in the area in 1854. It was situated on the western edge of what became known as the Woady Yallock-Smythesdale Goldfield. The first gold discovery is said to have occurred on Emu Hill, a squatting run originally taken up by Scottish immigrants, the Linton family, in 1839.

The original settlement was known as Linton’s Diggings (or just Linton’s) in a hilly area about two kilometres north of the present town. The latter was officially surveyed in 1860 after many houses and shops had moved there following the discovery of gold on what was then known as Surface Hill.

Location

Address:Sussex Street, Linton, 3360
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.686944
Long: 143.562222
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Settlement
Monument Manufacturer:Old Lintonians Association

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1939
Front Inscription

Erected as a tribute to the pioneers of Linton and district 1939

Source: VMR,MA
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