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Plaque commemorates the site of the Linton's Diggings Township.

Gold was discovered on the northern portion of the Emu Hill pastoral run in 1855 and within months, there were hundreds of men and women of many different nationalities there, including many Chinese, digging holes, felling trees, erecting tents, and creating a settlement where before there had just been a forest of eucalypts. This became known as ‘Linton’s Diggings’, which subsequently became ‘Old Linton’s’ when a new township was built on Surface Hill in 1860. This was the beginning of the town we know today as Linton.

Location

Address:Linton-Snake Valley Road, Linton, 3360
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.672778
Long: 143.567222
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Settlement
Monument Designer:Linton & District Historical Society

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1991
Front Inscription

           LINTON'S DIGGINGS.

    This plaque commemorates the site 

                         of

        Linton's Diggings Township

        Settled in 1855 when gold

Was discovered in the surrounding

               Hills and gullies

               

               Erected 1991 by

Linton & District Historical Society Inc.

 

 

Source: MA
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