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Moliagul Cemetery

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1175 Dunolly-Moliagul Road, Moliagul VIC 3472

Opposite Liddell Lane.

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  • Historic cemetery
  • Resting place of John Deason, co-finder of the Welcome Stranger gold nugget
  • Toilets
  • Rubbish bins
The Moliagul Cemetery lies in a quiet, peaceful spot surrounded by bushland, set alongside the Dunolly-Moliagul Road. 

This cemetery is an interesting place to wander through for a look at the old headstones. 

There is a wheelchair accessible toilet block and a rubbish bin on site.

Final resting place of John Deason

This cemetery contains the grave of John Deason (died 1915, aged 85 years), co-finder of the famous "Welcome Stranger" gold nugget in Moliagul in 1869.

There's a great memorial for the Welcome Stranger gold nugget at the Welcome Stranger Monument and Picnic Area, which is located at the site of the nugget's discovery. Along with excellent picnic facilities you will find detailed information boards and a short, educational historic walk.

Also of interest

Lone graves are a fascinating feature of the Victorian Goldfields, and along with the region's historical cemeteries they provide an interesting glimpse into the past. 

Some lone graves exist because the burial predated the establishment of a local cemetery, others are left behind after cemetery relocation, others simply lie outside the boundary of nearby cemeteries. 

Find out more about some of the Victorian Goldfields' intriguing lone graves.



  • 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.


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