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27-February-2017
27-February-2017

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A monument commemorates the first discovery of payable gold in Western Australia in July 1885 by Charles Hall and John Slattery.

Location

Address:Duncan Highway, Halls Creek, 6770
State:WA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -18.249051
Long: 127.782208
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Technology
Sub-Theme:Industry
Actual Event STart Date:14-July-1885
Actual Event End Date:14-July-1885

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 21st July, 1985
Front Inscription

This plaque commemorates the first discovery of payable gold in Western Australia by Charles Hall, John Slattery and party on 14th July 1885 near this site.

Erected by the Shire of Hall`s Creek in association with the Hall`s Creek Sports Club, which conducted the Hall`s Creek Gold Centenary Run to mark the occassion, and unveiled by the Hall`s Creek Shire President, Councillor Doug Dixon on the 21st July 1985

Source: MA
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