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The plaque commemorates the site of the Linton's Diggings township.

Gold was discovered on the northern portion of the Emu Hill pastoral run in 1855 and within months, there were hundreds of men and women of many different nationalities there, including many Chinese, digging holes, felling trees, erecting tents, and creating a settlement where before there had just been a forest of eucalypts.

This became known as ‘Linton’s Diggings’, which subsequently became ‘Old Linton’s’ when a new township was built on Surface Hill in 1860. This was the beginning of the town known today as Linton.


Address:Linton - Carngham & Kelly Roads, Linton, 3360
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.673071
Long: 143.567394
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Landscape
Designer:Linton & District Historical Society


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1991
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Linton's Diggings.

This plaque commemorates the site of Linton's Diggings Township settled in 1855 when gold was discovered in the surrounding hills and gullies.

Erected 1991 by Linton & District Historical Soc. Inc.



Source: MA
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