Moliagul

 

As early as 1852 gold was discovered at Moliagul. The town went into the annals of history with the discovery of the ‘Welcome Stranger Nugget’ on the 5th February, 1869. Reputed to be world’s biggest nugget and weighing approximately 319 kilos it had to be broken into pieces to be weighed. It was stated the nugget was so big that John Deason broke his pick handle trying  to free the nugget from under tree roots. He then covered it over and returned later with friend Richard Oates to help him remove it.

Moliagul

Moliagul is also famous as the birthplace of Rev. John Flynn, who later set up the Royal Flying Doctors Service, providing medical care to the remote areas of Australia.

Opposite the John Flynn Memorial are the remains of the Flynn home. The drive to the top of Mt Moliagul provides a panoramic view of the area. Wallabies and Kangaroos in their natural habitat can often be spotted whilst driving up.

The drive to the top of Mt Moliagul provides a panoramic view of the area. Wallabies and Kangaroos in their natural habitat can often be spotted whilst driving up.

The Welcome Stranger Nuggett
Monument Road, Moliagul.

John Flynn Memorial
Moliagul / Dunolly Road, Moliagul

Mount Moliagul Hotel
Dunolly Road, Moliagul

Moliagul State School
Dunolly Road, Moliagul

Moliagul Church of England
Dunolly Road, Moliagul

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