FIRST GOLD DISCOVERED
Memorial at Warrandyte
WARRANDYTE, Sunday. - In the bed of Anderson's Creek, Warrandyte, a memorial to the first discovery of gold in Victoria by Louis John Michel and party was unveiled yesterday afternoon by Mr. C. R. Long, of the Historical Society of Victoria. A reward of £1,000 offered by the Government of Victoria was awarded to Louis J. Michel, who first found gold in Anderson's Creek at the spot where the
memorial has been erected. With Michel were William Habberlin, James Furnival, James Melville, James Headon, and Ben- jamin Greening.
The memorial, of stone hewn from the nearby country, stands on the intersection of the gold-bearing reef and Anderson's Creek, where on June 30, 1851, a shallow hole revealed gold. Later gold was ob- tained in sufficient quantity to obtain the
Government reward. Mr. C. R. Long
married the youngest daughter ol Louis J. Michel.
The Speaker of the Legislative Assem- bly (Mr. Everard), in introducing Mr. Long, referred to the work done by the mining pioneers of the State.
In unveiling the memorial Mr. Long gave a comprehensive outline of the dis- covery of gold at Anderson's Creek.
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