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Poverty Mine
Poverty Mine

Photographs supplied by Kent Watson

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).

Location

Address:Commercial Road, opposite old Church, Tarnagulla, 3551
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.769944
Long: 143.833833
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Technology
Sub-Theme:Industry

Dedication

Front Inscription

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

Source: MA,RUMV,VMR
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