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24-November-2015
24-November-2015

Photographs supplied by Neil Follett

A monument commemorates the discovery of gold in Warrandyte.

In 1851 a reward was offered for a significant gold discovery in Victoria.  Louis Michel and William Haberlain found grains of alluvial gold at this spot and in a few weeks 300 miners were panning gold along Anderson Creek.

Dr Ethel Osborne formed the Warrandyte Advancement Association during the 1930`s depression, and initiated works to provide local employment. They constructed this monument. The inscription actually refers to a previous doubtful gold discovery at a different spot.

Location

Address:Gold Memorial Road, Fourth Hill, Warrandyte State Park, Warrandyte, 3113
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.757828
Long: 145.227393
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Technology
Sub-Theme:Industry
Approx. Event Start Date:June-1851
Approx. Event End Date:June-1851

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1935
Front Inscription

Gold Found here June 1851 by Louis J. Michel and party.

Rewarded by Government as discoverers of the first gold field in Victoria.

Erected 1935
Restored Doncaster - Templestowe Jaycees , 1969

Source: MA,RUMV,VMR
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