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    Where is Avoca located?

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    Avoca River, Below the Township, 10 October 1870, by Albert Charles Cooke (artist), courtesy of State Library of Victoria.

Avoca, VIC

Alternative Names
  • Four Mile Flat

The first goldfield in northwest Victoria resulted from the discovery of ore at Avoca, by a party of prospectors on their way to Bendigo, in September 1853. By the end of the year, 2,000 miners were working on the main Avoca Lead with the population increasing to 14,000 by June 1854. The discoveries at Avoca were soon eclipsed by finds further east, at what was to become Maryborough.

Jessica Redmond

Mount Alexander Mail, 8 July 1854, p. 5. Details
Bannear, David, Heritage Victoria, Historic gold mining information, Department of Sustainability and Environment. Details
Flett, James, The history of gold discovery in Victoria, The Hawthorn Press, Melbourne, 1970. Details