Kangaroo Flat

Kangaroo Flat is a large suburb of Bendigo, 5 km south-west of the city centre.

The Bendigo Creek and some of its upstream tributaries flow through Kangaroo Flat, and it was along the Bendigo Creek about 4 km downstream (Golden Point) that Bendigo’s early gold mining was concentrated. There are reports of gold workings in Kangaroo Flat early in 1853, and it was the finding of the rich Crusoe gully west of Kangaroo Flat in mid-1853 that started a rush to the district. The Bendigo district’s largest gold nugget (377 ounces) was found near Crusoe Gully in 1861.

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