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Statement of Significance
Last updated on - May 11, 1999
What is significant?
The Royal Standard Gold Battery Site consists of the remains of three 5-head stamp batteries, waterwheel, two Cornish boilers, metal chimney flue, and equipment for working an inclined tramway. The battery, boilers and waterwheel, etc., are remnants of crushing facilities put in to serve mines working along Standers Creek. The site is badly obscured by blackberry bushes.
How is it significant?
The Royal Standard Gold Battery Site is of historical, and scientific importance to the State of Victoria.
Why is it significant?
The Royal Standard Gold Battery Site is historically and scientifically important as a characteristic and well preserved example of an important form of gold mining. Although the battery has collapsed, the machinery has not been significantly scavenged. Gold mining sites are of crucial importance for the pivotal role they have played since 1851 in the development of Victoria. As well as being a significant producer of Victoria's nineteenth century wealth, with its intensive use of machinery, played an important role in the development of Victorian manufacturing industry. The abandoned mining machinery at the Morning Star battery site is historically important for its evocation of the adventurousness, hardship, and isolation that was part of mining life in the high country areas of the State.
The Royal Standard Gold Battery Site is archaeologically important for its potential to yield artefacts and evidence which will be able to provide significant information about the technological history of gold mining.
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