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About Mt Egerton

Mount Egerton is located about 30 kilometres east of Ballarat. Turn off the Western Highway at the Gordon overpass.

Mount Egerton developed from the discovery of gold in "All Nations Gully" in 1853 and the subsequent realisation of the richness of the quartz reef that passed through the area. This led to the establishment of deep mining and large mining companies dominating the area. The development of the township waxed and waned with the success and failure of these enterprises.