Beechworth Pioneer Memorial

The late afternoon winter sun brings out the golden tones of the rear-side of the Beechworth Pioneer Memorial. The plaques on the front reads:

Erected in 1954 in memory and in honor of the pioneers who founded this town, and to commemorate the fact that Beechworth was once a famous gold town.

Some historical dates.
Feb. 1852 Gold discovered.
July 1853 Beechworth named and declared a township.
Sept. 1855 Famous Golden Horseshoes incident.
1852 – 1866 gold returns totalled 3,121,918 ozs.
1856 – 1859 Robert O’Hara Bourke, Capt. Police in Beechworth.
Aug, 6th 1880 Ned Kelly’s trial begins in local Court-house.

  • Camera: PENTAX K20D
  • Taken: 7 August, 2010
  • ISO: 100

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