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A monument commemorates the release of Sambar deer in 1868 on William Lyall`s property by the Victorian Acclimatisation Society.
|Address:||South Gippsland Highway, Col Utber Swamp Tower Reserve, Koo Wee Rup, 3981|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -38.212992|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Approx. Event Start Date:||1868|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Sunday 28th November, 1993|
This plaque commemorates the release in 1868 of Sambar deer (Cervus Unicolor) on William Lyall`s property by the Victorian Acclimatisation Society.
The Sambar is now benignly established throughout the forested mountain country of south east Australia. The Property "Harewood" is situated 1km. west of this position.
Erected by the Australia Deer Association.
Unveiled on the 28th November 1993 by Life Member Mr. Arthure Bentley B.E.M.