Mitta Mitta (AU)

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Mitta Mitta is a small town (151 inhabitants in 2006!) in the Australian state of Victoria in the Mitta Mitta Valley. It stands on the Omeo Highway and is located on the Mitta Mitta River not far from Dartmouth Dam. The Mitta Mitta Valley was settled by early pastoralists in 1835 and Mitta Mitta became a settlement when gold was discovered there in 1852. Substantial hydraulic sluicing replaced alluvial mining, the Pioneer Mine being the most successful, yielding over 441 kg of gold until it closed in 1904. This large open-cut mine still forms the backdrop to the town.


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Circle in 1921(?)

Postmarks in British Victoria

Before 1913. to be confirmed