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Spring Hill Leads
Spring Hill Leads

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Commemorates the discovery of gold in the Broomfield area and the development of the Spring Hill leads.

In May 1872, Carter, Brawn and Graham discovered rich gold on Spring Hill. The discovery at Broomfield Gully caused a rush which lead to three distinct leads being found at  Lewers Lead, Reserve Lead and Spring Hill Lead.


Address:Old Broomfield Road, Broomfield, 3364
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.386389
Long: 143.910556
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Technology
Actual Event STart Date:11-May-1872
Actual Event End Date:11-May-1872


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 1st April, 1939
Front Inscription

116 yards North 10 degress East from here rich gold was discovered on 11th May, 1872, by Leonard R. Carter, Sarah Brawn, Edward Brawn & William Graham. This discovery led to the opening up of the Spring Hill Leads, the richest deep alluvial goldfield in the world. Presented by J. A. Graham 1st April 1939

Source: MA
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