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Miner's Grave

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Off Moschetti Track, Lillicur VIC 3371

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This lone grave is located within the Talbot Nature Conservation Reserve in Lillicur, alongside the Mia Mia Reef Mine site. According to the Victorian Heritage Database, the grave belongs to a man named Baldock who was killed in a mining accident.

The Talbot Nature Conservation Reserve is a quiet patch of bushland between Lillicur, Amherst and Talbot. There are many interesting historical features in and around this reserve including old gold diggings and the remains of gold puddling machines

The area is great for bushwalking, birdwatching and gold prospecting.



DID YOU KNOW...

  • Bushwalking is an excellent way to get outdoors and exploring nature.
  • Many cemeteries in the goldfields were established in the early-mid 19th century. Walking through the historic cemeteries of the area is like taking a walk through time.
  • Gold prospecting is the recreational act of searching for natural gold deposits in the ground using tools such as gold detectors, gold pans and gold sluices. The Goldfields region of Victoria is a popular destination for gold prospectors, with many of the world's largest alluvial gold nuggets found in the area!
 

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