Buninyong

Buninyong

Buninyong was an important inland city near the great goldfields discovered at Ballarat in the 1850s. Hiscock discovered gold there in a spot now known as Hiscock’s Gully. In August 1837 a small band of men set out from Corio (Geelong) to explore the unknown country to the north west, proceeding to a mount they could see in the distance. The party comprised Mr Thomas Livingstone Learmonth; Mr D’Arcy, a surveyor; Dr Thompson, Mr David Fisher, manager of the Derwent Company, Tasmania; Captain Hutton of the East India Company; and Mr Henry Anderson. William Bramwell Withers writes: “From the Mount the explorers saw fine country to the north-westward, Lake Burrumbeet, and the distant ranges of the Pyrenees and the Grampians.”