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17-May-2015
17-May-2015

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A monument commemorates the discovery of gold at the Canoona in 1858, which was the first north Australian gold rush.

Location

Address:Bruce Highway, Canoona, 4702
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -23.077552
Long: 150.276751
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Technology
Sub-Theme:Industry
Approx. Event Start Date:August-1858

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1965
Front Inscription

Canoona Gold Field

This stone of commemorates the discovery of gold hereabouts by W. C. Chapple in 1858 and the presence here of those men who subsequently contributed largley in the establishment of Rockhampton

Erected 1965 by the Rockhampton and District Historical Society

Source: MA
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