15 January, 2019

Welcome Stranger 150th Celebration



Date: Tuesday 5 February 2019 | 10:00AM

Calling all descendents of the goldminers Deason and Oates, who discovered the nugget in 1869.

The Dunolly Museum will host a morning at Moliagul to commemorate the discovery of the Welcome Stranger gold nugget 150 years ago. The morning will be at the site of the discovery and will include a walk and a talk by local historian John Tully of the Goldfield’s Historical & Arts Society.

We welcome anyone who may wish to dress in Victorian costume as we will be taking a commemorative photograph in the same style as the 1869 original photo taken by William Parker.

Bring along your sunscreen, water bottle, hat and walking shoes.

All welcome.

There will be a display at the Dunolly Museum (75 Broadway, Dunolly) from Saturday 2 to Sunday 17 February of photos and other items relating to the Welcome Stranger nugget including the scales on loan from the NAB Museum.

Admissions to the Museum: $4 adults, children free.

Rachel Buckley – Secretary Goldfield’s Historical & Arts Society 03 5468 1858 or 0427 275 006


Welcome Stranger Monument
Welcome Stranger Rd
Moliagul VIC

Contact Name : Rachel Buckley

Contact Number : 0427 275 006

Email : rachelbuckley@bigpond.com
Cost: Free

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