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Gold Discovery
Gold Discovery

Photographs supplied by Kent Watson

Cairn with quartz blocks and plaque commemorating that Robert Ottery and party found their first gold near this spot.

Location

Address:Pyrenees Highway, Chewton, 3451
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.080882
Long: 144.266246
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Technology
Sub-Theme:Industry
Actual Event STart Date:11-February-1852
Actual Event End Date:11-February-1852

Dedication

Front Inscription

Robert Ottery and party found their first gold near this spot after tramping barefooted from Williamstown on Feb 11th 1852. A resident of Chewton for 65 years

Source: MA,VMR,RHSV
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