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Angus McMillan
Angus McMillan
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A cairn commemorates Angus McMillan who owned Bushy Park homestead nearby. This was one of a series of cairns unveiled to McMillan in 1927 by the Governor, Lord Somers.

Eighteen cairns or tablets to McMillan were erected at Benambra (to Macfarlane, Pendergast, McKillop) Omeo, Swifts` Creek, Ensay, Bruthen, Mossiface, Sarsfield, Lucknow, Calula (2), Bushy Park, Stratford, Bundalaguah, Sale, Rosedale, Tom`s Gap, Yarram, Port Albert.

A party, including Sir James Barrett, the under-secretary for Lands (Mr. H. O. Allan), and members of the Historical Society committee left Melbourne on Friday for Gippsland, where they will accompany the State Governor, who will unveil a series of cairns which have been erected to perpetuate the memory of the explorers Strzelecki and Angus McMillan, and to mark the routes of their chief explorations. The party will unveil several cairns each day, the itinerary to be followed being:
Monday.— Omeo, Benambra, Swift's Creek, and Ensay. Tuesday.— Bruthen, Mossiface, Sarsfield, Lucknow, Calulu. Wednesday.— Sale ,Bundalaguah, Stratford, Bushy Park, Heyfield and Rosedale. Thursday.—Tom's Cap, Alberton, and Yarram. Friday.—Traralgon, Koornalla, Mirboo North and Leongatha, Saturday.—Korumburra and Corinella.
Gippsland Times (Vic), 4 April 1927.

 

Location

Address:Briagalong-Maffra Road, Bushy Park, 3860
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.870894
Long: 147.013956
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Exploration

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 6th April, 1927
Front Inscription

In memory of Angus McMillan who discovered Gippsland 1840 AD.

He owned the Bushy Park Estate and his home was adjacent to this Memorial

April 1927

Source: MA,MED,VMR
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