Thursday, July 10, 2008

places worth a quick mention

Ouyen- just a small town en route to Mildura, but anywhere which holds an annual 'Great Australian Vanilla Slice Triumph' Festival is worth a mention.

Moliagul, near Ballarat- the area where the 'Welcome Stranger' gold nugget was found in 1869, the largest alluvial gold nugget ever discovered, weighing 72 Kg. It was found by 2 blokes from Tresco, Isles of Scilly, Cornwall and they received over £19,000 ( equivalent today £1,400,000 ). The bank did not possess scales large enough to weigh it, so it had to be broken into 3 pieces by a local blacksmith in order to be assayed.

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