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Discovery of Gold
Discovery of Gold

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A monument commemorates the discovery of gold in Bendigo in 1851.

The monument consists of a woman overlooking a man panning for gold.  It was erected with funds raised at a Gold Jubilee Exhibition to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the discovery of gold in the area.

Location

Address:Pall Mall & Bridge Street, Bendigo, 3550
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.757025
Long: 144.281795
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Technology
Sub-Theme:Industry
Monument Designer:C.Douglas Richardson

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 29th June, 1906
Front Inscription

Erected by the committee of the Victorian Gold Jubilee Exhibition held 1901-2 in commemoration of the discovery of gold in Bendigo 1851

Samuel H. McGovern President

Back Inscription

Bendigo gold field produced 19703986 ozs of gold.

Value pounds 78815824 between 1851 & 1914 and 21064457 ozs valued at pounds 87003689 from 1851 to 1941

Source: MA,RUMV,VMR
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