Mount Egerton

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Etymology

History

Mt Egerton developed as a township from the discovery of gold in the All Nations Gully in 1853. The town was a thriving centre for both large and small mining exploration with many remnants of this history still visible today.[1]

The town is also linked to the bushranging activities of Andrew George Scott, alias Captain Moonlite. Moonlite reputedly robbed the Mt Egerton Bank of 1000 pounds before skipping town.[2]

Mt Egerton today has preserved some of the historic buildings of its gold mining past, including the old gold battery. A walk through town will transport you in time to its colorful past.[3]

Governance

Moorabool Council

Geography and climate

Environment

Economy

Demography

Culture

Sport

Industry

Tourism

Transport

Architecture

Education

Media

See also

Black Horse Mining Company

Black Horse United Co.

Gold Ore Mining

Margaret Malone

New Black Horse Mining Company

D. Wilson

Notes

  1. http://www.visitmoorabool.com.au/maps/region/region/lal-lal
  2. http://www.visitmoorabool.com.au/maps/region/region/lal-lal
  3. http://www.visitmoorabool.com.au/maps/region/region/lal-lal

References


Further reading

External links


--Sallyanne Doyle 14:44, 14 October 2012 (EST); --Clare K.Gervasoni 16:04, 26 August 2015 (AEST)

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