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John Egan : 01-March-2013
John Egan : 01-March-2013

Photographs supplied by Kent Watson

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.

Location

Address:Midland Highway, St Francis Xavier Church, Eganstown, 3461
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.357901
Long: 144.081205
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Settlement

Dedication

Front Inscription

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.

Source: MA
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