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Welcome Stranger : 28-December-2010
Welcome Stranger : 28-December-2010

Photographs supplied by Kent Watson

Welcome Stranger gold nugget monument was erected by John A. Flett and consists of a miners` pick and shovel commemorating the anvil on which the nugget was cut on 9 April 1989.

The Welcome Stranger was unearthed at Bulldog Gully in February 1869 by John Deason and Richard Oates. Containing 70 kilograms of pure gold, the Welcome Stranger changed the lives of Deason and Oates who were refused a bag of flour on credit a week before the strike.

Location

Address:75 Broadway , Dunolly Museum , Dunolly, 3472
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.860233
Long: 143.732258
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Technology
Sub-Theme:Industry
Actual Event STart Date:09-April-1869
Actual Event End Date:09-April-1869

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:January-1968
Front Inscription

The world`s largest nugget [of gold] (2332 ozs) `The Welcome Stranger` was cut up on this anvil on the 9th April 1869. Erected by John A. Flett (Curator) January 1968

Source: MA,VMR,RHSV
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