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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.
|Address:||75 Broadway , Dunolly Museum , Dunolly, 3472|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -36.860233|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||09-April-1869|
|Actual Event End Date:||09-April-1869|
|Approx. Monument Dedication Date:||January-1968|
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