| Redhill Mine at Bakers Hill, Ballarat, Victoria
Friday 9th June, 1858
2,217 ozs of pure GoldThe Welcome Nugget , weighing 2,217 ounces, was found on 9th June, 1858 at the Redhill Mine at Bakers Hill, Ballarat. It was put on display to raise funds for the hospital and later sold to the Witkowski brothers for 10,500 pounds Sterling and after exhibiting it in
Melbourne it was sent it to London and displayed at the Crystal Palace until
November 1859, when it was melted down and made into sovereigns.