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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.
|Address:||Gold Memorial Road, Fourth Hill, Warrandyte State Park, Warrandyte, 3113|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -37.757828|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Approx. Event Start Date:||June-1851|
|Approx. Event End Date:||June-1851|
|Approx. Monument Dedication Date:||1935|
Gold Found here June 1851 by Louis J. Michel and party.
Rewarded by Government as discoverers of the first gold field in Victoria.
Restored Doncaster - Templestowe Jaycees , 1969