Bright, a town in north-east Victoria, is situated in the Ovens Valley, east of Mount Buffalo and north of the Bogong High Plains. It is 210 km from Melbourne and is reached via Wangaratta.


Bright was one of the towns in the Ovens gold mining district. Gold was found near the junction of Morses Creek and the Ovens River perhaps as early as 1853 and certainly by 1856. The Morses Creek gold field was the site chosen for a township survey in 1862 and named Bright, most likely after John Bright (1811-89) an English publicist, reformer and parliamentarian.


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