The "WELCOME STRANGER" is the largest alluvial gold nugget found, which had a calculated refined weight of 3,123 oz 6 dwts 9 grams (71.018 kg). It measured 61 by 31 cm (24 by 12 in) and was discovered by Cornish prospectors John Deason and Richard Oates on 5 February 1869 at Moliagul, Victoria, Australia, about 9 miles (5.6 kilometers) north-west of Dunolly.
Louey O’Hoy (1832 – 1920), founder of Bendigo’s famous O’Hoy family. O’Hoy established himself as a merchant and storekeeper in Bendigo in the D19th and became a prominent figure in the local community, and was one of leaders of the Chinese Easter Fair committee when it raised money in 1881 from over 800 members of Bendigo and Echuca’s Chinese populations to import the first parade costumes from China for use in the annual procession.
Wax figure with General’s costume used in the Bendigo Easter Fair processions. It dates from the 1870s and was imported from China. The military general led the Chinese Easter parade in 1879. In 1871, the Chinese community joined the Bendigo Easter Fair and Procession (which began in 1869) to assist fundraising for charity. Providing music, theatre and acrobatic displays, the Chinese section of the Procession soon became the main attraction.