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Welcome Stranger 150th Celebration

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

Cost: Free

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

Date & Time

From Tuesday 5 February 2019 10:00AM


Contact Name : Rachel Buckley
Contact Number : 0427 275 006
Email : rachelbuckley@bigpond.com

Event Location

Welcome Stranger Monument
Welcome Stranger Rd

Welcome Stranger 150th Celebration

Welcome Stranger Rd
, Moliagul

Welcome Stranger Rd
, Moliagul VIC
-36.760832, 143.651776
Welcome Stranger Rd
 , Moliagul VIC 

Welcome Stranger Rd
 ,  VIC 

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