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Poverty Mine
Poverty Mine

Photographs supplied by Kent Watson

Memorial denotes the site of the gold reef which initiated the 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:Old Tarnagulla Road, Adjacent to the Church, Tarnagulla, 3551
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.769968
Long: 143.834162
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 - 53
12 1/2 Tons Or 324,000 Oz.
Of Gold Was Obtained.

Erected By
The Citizens Of
Tarnagulla

Source: MA,RUMV,VMR, VHD
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