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From the Collection of University of Melbourne, Creswick Campus Historical Collection 4 Water Street University of Melbourne Creswick Campus Building 719 Creswick Victoria

Description
Model of a Gold Nugget
Object Registration
1478
Historical information
Model of the Gold Nugget found by VSF Students, H.H. Beer and J.C. Westcott at the Forestry School, Creswick in 1931. The Nugget, 99% pure gold, weighed 73 ounces, 6 pennyweight and was found in Grub Gully, between the School and the State Nursery. It sold for 388 Pounds, 16 Shillings & 7 Pence ($93,264.80 in 2017). The model was presented to the School by Mr. H.H. Beer in December 1985.
When Made
1931
Last updated
24 Sep 2018 at 3:00PM