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Centenary of Gold Discovery Plaque
Centenary of Gold Discovery Plaque
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A plaque commemorates the centenary of the discovery of gold in Kalgoorlie -Boulder.

European settlement of this land began in 1893 when three Irish gold prospectors discovered gold deposits near Mount Charlotte in Western Australia. The trio were Paddy Hannan, Dan Shea and Tom Flannagan. Within days of their discovery of 8 pounds of gold nuggets, 700 gold diggers began pegging out mining claims in and around Kalgoorlie. The area was originally known as ‘Hannans Find’ but was later changed to Kalgoorlie which means ‘Silky Pear Bush’ in aboriginal language.

Location

Address:Hannan & Wilson Streets, Town Hall, Kalgoorlie, 6430
State:WA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -30.748889
Long: 121.470556
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Technology
Sub-Theme:Industry
Actual Event STart Date:1893

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 15th June, 1993
Front Inscription

This plaque was erected and unveiled by His Worship the Mayor of Kalgoorlie-Boulder MR.R.S.YURYEVICH. J.P on the 15th June 1993 To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the first finding of gold in Kalgoorlie-Boulder By PADDY HANNAN TOM FLANAGAN and DAN SHEA

Source: MA
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