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Golden Horseshoes Monument
Golden Horseshoes Monument

Photographs supplied by Kent Watson

Consists of gilt horseshoes on top of a cairn in memory of the day in 1855 that miners celebrated the election of their first local member of Parliament, Daniel Cameron.

Cameron supposedly rode in a parade a horse shod with shoes of gold. The election followed a period of rivalry between the "monkeys or wet diggers" who worked the creeks and wore black woollen trousers and large coloured handkerchiefs, and the "punchers or dry diggers" who worked the dry banks and gullies and wore moleskins. Cameron was the monkey`s candidate.


Address:Sydney & Gorge Roads, Beechworth, 3747
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.347041
Long: 146.687829
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Government
Approx. Event Start Date:1855
Approx. Event End Date:1855
Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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