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Memorial denotes the site of the gold find which initiated Poverty Mine.
The main strike occurred in 1862 at Poverty Reef which was allegedly the richest pocket of reef gold ever recorded, yielding 13.5 tonnes of precious metal in 13 months from an area 3 metres wide and 120 metres deep.
It was named by one of its discoverers who was wrecked at Poverty Bay in New Zealand and rescued by a Maori woman whom he married (both are buried in the local cemetery).
|Address:||Commercial Road, opposite old Church, Tarnagulla, 3551|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -36.769944|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
This reef was discovered by New Zealanders from Poverty Bay and called Poverty Reef 1852 0 1853 12 1/2 tons or 324,000 Oz. of gold was obtained.
Erected by the citizens of Tarnagulla