- Alternative Names
- Stringer’s Creek
Reefs containing gold were discovered at Stringer’s Creek, in Gippsland, in 1863. The Walhalla Company, working on Cohen’s Reef, was initially the most successful operation and gave the goldfield its name; the Long Tunnel Company subsequently worked the richest mines in the area. By 1887 the Walhalla field had become the second highest producer of gold in Victoria. Its prosperity was in decline by the turn of the century.