State Library of Victoria > La Trobe Journal

No 67 Autumn 2001

Printed below images: "THE WELCOME NUGGET was taken from the above Claim on the 9th June 1858 at twenty Minutes past Eight PM  Its weight is 2217 Oz Dwts / being 500 Oz heavier than the BLANCHE BARKLY It has been Assayed by Wm BIRKMYRE Esqr of the PORT PHILIP [sic] GOLD Co. / & contains 99.20 per Cent of pure Gold - 23 Carots [sic] 3 1/8 Grains being the purest Mass of native Gold on record." Original Prospectus. Purchased 1969, H31739, La Trobe Picture Collection. [original prospectus with line illos]

Printed below images: “THE WELCOME NUGGET was taken from the above Claim on the 9th June 1858 at twenty Minutes past Eight PM Its weight is 2217 Oz 16 Dwts / being 500 Oz heavier than the BLANCHE BARKLY It has been Assayed by Wm BIRKMYRE Esqr of the PORT PHILIP [sic] GOLD Co. / & contains 99.20 per Cent of pure Gold — 23 Carots [sic] 3 1/8 Grains being the purest Mass of Native Gold on record”. Original Prospectus. Purchased 1969, H31739, La Trobe Picture Collection.