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Specimen Gully Gold Memorial : 28-May-2011
Specimen Gully Gold Memorial : 28-May-2011

Photographs supplied by Kent Watson

A slate obelisk erected in 1931 commemorates the discovery of gold nearby.  The gold discovery precipitated the rush to the Mount Alexander goldfield which in turn provided the main impetus for the great Australian gold rush.

The monument is also known as the Mount Alexander Goldfields Monument.

Location

Address:Specimen Gully Road, Barkers Creek, 3451
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.031458
Long: 144.261547
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Technology
Sub-Theme:Industry
Actual Event STart Date:20-July-1851
Actual Event End Date:20-July-1851

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 10th October, 1931
Front Inscription

The first gold from the Mount Alexander goldfields was discovered in this gully by Christopher John Peter on 20th July 1851. Associated with him were John Worley, Robert Keen and George Robinson.

Cairn gift of R. Owens 10th October 1931.

 

Source: MA
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