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Celtic Cross commemorates John Egan who donated land to the Catholic Church on which the chapel and cemetery stand. John Egan, was the first to discover gold in the Daylesford district and reputedly, the second to discover gold in Victoria.
|Address:||Midland Highway, St Francis Xavier Church, Eganstown, 3461|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -37.357901|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
Erected by his friends and admirers. In memory of John Egan native of Borrisoleigh, Co Tipperary, Ireland. Who died 24th April 1896, aged 85 years.
He arrived in Victoria in 1841. Founded this township which bears his name in 1848, and was the first to discover gold in the Daylesford District 1851. Amongst his many charitable gifts were this church and burial ground.