Specimen Gully Gold MemorialPrint Page
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.
|Address:||Specimen Gully Road, Barkers Creek, 3451|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -37.031458|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||20-July-1851|
|Actual Event End Date:||20-July-1851|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Saturday 10th October, 1931|
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.