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THE FIRST GOLD SOLD IN

VICTORIA.

TO THE EDIlOlt OP TUB ARĂ“OS.

Sir,-lu your iBsuo of UHR dato 3 ou give an | extract from a letter from Mr Esmond, who says that on 8th Juli, 1801 ho reported his discovery of gold to the Ocelonj Aaverliicr ,

that on his return lo Clunes ho and his mates . got between Do/ nnd lOo/ of gold Thm, ho Bays, ho sold to Mr W Patterson "being tho first Victorian gold over sold Tina is a mis tako I havo in my possession a brooch sot in Victorian gold by Mr Brentani, in 1849, part of a water worn lump of solid gold 3in or 4m long Bait! to havo been obtained b} Hull and M Nul s shophortl at the Doctor a Creek, or thcroabouta, near Burnbank, and sold to Brentani This vins at the time Riutl to be the first gold cior brought to Melboumo and found in Vic tona Mrs Brentom at that time informod me that the man who brought it said it was obtained from what ho desfribed as a dark and rugged ravine This man, it waa aaid subsequently carno to an untimoly end -I

am, i.e.,

ROBERT RUSSELL.

5 Park-hill terrace Uoddle-stroot, East I Melbourne, May 15.

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