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An obelisk by Bendigo Creek marks the site of the first gold discovery in 1851.
In the late spring of 1851 two women from the Ravenswood Run, Margaret Kennedy and Julia Farrell, struck gold in "The Rocks" area of Bendigo Creek, in what is now the suburb of Golden Square. They were seen with gold by a journalist who reported what he saw to Melbourne and the rush to Bendigo began.
|Address:||High Street, Golden Square, Bendigo, 3550|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -36.769444|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Approx. Event Start Date:||September-1851|
|Approx. Event End Date:||September-1851|
To the pioneers
Gold first discovered here Sept 1951
Presented by Cr. J. E. Holland J. P.