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Mount Alexander Gold Pioneers : 09-June-2013
Mount Alexander Gold Pioneers : 09-June-2013
Photographs supplied by Arthur Garland

The memorial stone of the Faulder Watson Hall commemorates the pioneers of the Mount Alexander gold fields. In the cavity of the stone was placed a bottle containing journals of the Pioneers Association, copies of the local newspapers, coins of the realm, and a silver medal of the Association. 

The Faulder Watson Hall was erected by the Pioneers and Old Residents Association and opened in 1895.  Mrs Faulder Watson provided a gift of £1250 while the association bore the balance of the cost. The hall was named after her husband. 


Address:Barker & Mechanics Streets, Faulder Watson Hall , Castlemaine, 3450
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.063916
Long: 144.217194
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Technology


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 30th November, 1894
Front Inscription

Memorial stone of the pioneers of the Mt Alexander goldfields laid by Mrs Faulder Watson

Novr 30th A. D. 1894

P. Thomson Esq. Architect
A. C. Yandell Esq. President.

Source: MA
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