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A plaque commemorates Bendigo’s link with Australia’s first one-pound note.

In 1910 the Federal Government took over the minting of coinage and the printing of banknotes. The scene chosen to be printed on the back of the pound note was from a picture originally taken by Vincent Kelly that was sent to London for exhibition.

It depicts miners working more than 1200 metres down in the Victoria quartz mine in 1909. In the original picture there were five figures, but for the purpose of engraving only the three mine principals were included in the scene that appeared on the pound note.


Address:Eaglehawk Road & Jackson Street, Long Gully Mining Monument, Long Gully, 3550
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.742743
Long: 144.258189
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Technology


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:2009
Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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