Oriental Claims Historic Area - VIC

  Historic Site


DEG: -37.107285 147.576065
DMS: 37º 06' 26.22" S 147º 34' 33.83" E
UTM: 55 H 5893071mN 551184mE
Altitude: 651.76m


Address & Contact

Great Alpine Rd
Omeo VIC 3898
Phone: +613 6145 0211
Email: N/A
Web: https://www.parks.vic.gov.au/places-to-see/parks/oriental-claims-historic-area


Nice place for lunch & walk with interesting information on how the gold was sought. At the picnic area there are tables, barbecues, fireplaces and toilets available.

Dogs are allowed but must be on a leash. No camping or firearms. Be aware of mine shafts and unstable cliffs.

Walks around the claims are The Pioneers Lookout, Ah Fongs Loop and you can also walk to and from Omeo.

The name of Oriental Claims refers to a 19th century European mining company ‘The Oriental Company’, which worked this particular piece of the ground from 1876 until 1904. The term also acknowledges the significant contribution of Chinese miners to the area’s history.

Gold was first discovered in the Omeo district in 1851. As it was publicised in the Sydney and Melbourne newspapers, miners were soon heading to the area to stake a claim. In the fifty years that the Claims were consistently worked, its estimated total gold production was 58,000 ounces.

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Falls Creek
Distance from Oriental Claims Historic Area 37.45km NW
Mean Max. °C17.717.
Mean Min. °C8.
Mean Rain mm104.8102.4102.079.789.5140.378.386.3128.2116.4133.7106.2

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