Ovens & Murray Advertiser

This Day in History, 1853

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RESIDENTS of the fledgling settlement of Beechworth put forward their request to the authoritie­s that a township be formed out of the collection of shops, shacks and tents on the Spring Creek diggings.

George Smythe made a survey, put together a plan, and by September, a crowd of buyers was gathering at the post office to bid for 44 quarter-acre allotments.

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