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Dr Laver Statue

Augusta Street, Laverton
Western Australia
Dr Laver Statue

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Standing in Laver Place in honour of Dr Laver is his statue.

Dr Charles Laver, a British Doctor who rode his bicycle from Coolgardie to Laverton in search of gold, became an enthusiastic supporter and promoter of the region.

His priority was to attend to the sick people, while in his spare time, prospect and mine some of his leases.

Dr Laver built an excellent rapport with his co-workers and patients, including the aboriginal people.

He travelled back to Britain a number of times to finance many mining ventures, and without Dr Laver’s financial contributions Laverton would never have been part of the gold rush area!

The gold fever Dr Laver bought to the area is still very much contagious and prevalent now, 200 years later in Laverton.

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Augusta Street, Laverton
Western Australia
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Dr Laver Statue

Augusta Street, Laverton
Western Australia

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