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16-April-2013 (Graeme Saunders)
16-April-2013 (Graeme Saunders)

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders / Sandra Brown

The statue of a miner commemorates the discovery of gold at Stockyard Creek. The statue was erected by the Apex Club of Foster.

The plaque lists Daniel Graham, Griffith Griffith, James Northey, James Palmer and Alfred Sparkes as the men who found gold near this site in 1870 at Stockyard Creek, now known as Foster.

Location

Address:Main Street, Pearl Park, Foster, 3960
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.651447
Long: 146.199607
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Sculpture
Monument Theme:Technology
Sub-Theme:Industry
Approx. Event Start Date:1870
Approx. Event End Date:1870
Monument Designer:R. McMaster

Dedication

Front Inscription

In commemoration of the discovery of gold near this site by

Daniel Graham
Griffith Griffith
James Northey
James Palmer and
Alfred Sparkes

Early in 1870

Source: MA,VMR
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