21 August, 2013

August 20 Another lucky find

1931
A Susso worker was working a digging opposite the White Swan Hotel at Waanyarra when he found a 58oz nugget.
Victorian Find Realises £280. 
The gold found at Waanyarra, five miles from Dunolly, was brought in to-day and sold for £281/8/. It weighed 58 ozs. 2 dwt. 12 grains. 
The finder had been barely making enough for food in the last six months. He came across the gold in a lump at a depth of 26 feet, but it was broken up in removing a quantity of stone. The site of the find is an old garden which has been held under miners' rights for years by different fossickers.

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