Welcome to the Historical Golden Mount Festival
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Regardless of where you may wander in this great country of ours, it’s difficult to go to a town or a city without bumping into someone who has been to Mount Morgan, has lived or worked in Mount Morgan or has family living in Mount Morgan.
This community has played an integral part in the lives of many Queenslanders, Australians and internationals. Such was the nature of one of the richest gold mines in the southern Hemisphere. Like the gold discoveries throughout the world Mount Morgan attracted its share of migrants – people who came here to make their fortune or merely to find a job. These pioneers of the Golden Mount were the founding fathers and their legacy is celebrated on a daily basis as locals and the like recall the “glory days” of the town.
Forty-six years ago, a festival began. Morphed from the “Back to Mount Morgan Week” and the Springtime Carnival, the Golden Mount Festival has become one of the longest, if not the longest surviving festival in Central Queensland. Like the mine before, it has endured, often against great odds.
Throughout its 46 year history the Golden Mount Festival has run a variety of events and competitions but none as enduring as the Gold Dig and Running the Cutter. Both of these events have been loosely based around the traditions of the past.