19 August, 2015

August 19 On This Day in Dunolly & District History

1859 A new rush has started between Mount Moligul and Cochrans, Mr Callot’s crushing machine now in full force with best rocks having been found at Kingower and old Dunolly, also a new rush at Moligul on the Jericho road.

1861 New rush with gold finds at Burnt Creek.

1880 It was reported by a recent arrival to Melbourne from Dunolly that a carrier walking alongside his cart at Jones’ Creek stumbled on a lump in the road; thinking it was a lump of dirt he kicked at it removing the top dirt and revealing the gold nugget that it was, worth 400 pounds.

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