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    Where is Wedderburn located?

Wedderburn, VIC

Alternative Names
  • Mount Korong

Wedderburn, or Korong, Goldfield was opened in 1852. Spurred on by news of large nuggets, principally obtained from Queens Gully, a reported six thousand men were attracted to the Wedderburn gold rush. Lack of water, declining gold yields, and news of spectacular gold discoveries elsewhere soon reduced this population to a few hundred.

As late as 1950 two pieces of gold that had been overlooked in the earlier rushes were found on the surface in the town itself: the Wedderburn Dog (145 ounces) and the Golden Retriever (72 ounces).

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Bannear, David, Heritage Victoria, Historic gold mining information, Department of Sustainability and Environment. Details
Darbyshire, John, and C. E. Sayers, Old gold towns of Victoria, Rigby, Adelaide, 1970. Details