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Gold Prospectors Cairn
Gold Prospectors Cairn

Photographs supplied by Kent Watson

The cairn commemorates Frederick Dutton and others who camped on the creek in 1854 and were the first prospectors in the St. Arnaud area.

This cairn is formed by a truncated masonry pyramid with dark stone veneer cladding and an arrow fixed to the top pointing in the direction of the creek where gold was first prospected in the district.

Location

Address:Wimmera Highway, Orr`s Creek, 4 kilometres from St. Arnaud, St Arnaud, 3478
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.619196
Long: 143.295601
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Technology
Sub-Theme:Industry
Actual Event STart Date:25-December-1854
Actual Event End Date:25-December-1854

Dedication

Front Inscription

REMEMBRANCE.
FREDERICK DUTTON
ROBERT GRIFFIN
RICHARD HIGGS
DAVID PILCHARD
FREDERICK STEWARD
SCOTT CEARNS
THOMAS WEMBRIDGE 

First Prospectors For Gold
Camped On This Creek
December 25th 1854.

Erected By Mr & Mrs E. J. L. Read
                                  St Arnaud.

Source: MA,VMR
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