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09-January-2016
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A monument commemorates the explorer, Angus McMillan.

At the unveiling of the Bulla memorial for Hume and Hovell,Charles Daley the Secretary of the Victorian Historical Society suggested that the idea be extended to other explorers and a committee was formed to mark out the routes of Charles Sturt, Thomas Mitchell, Angus McMillan, and Count Paul de Strzelecki.

Eighteen cairns or tablets to McMillan were erected at Benambra (to Macfarlane, Pendergast, McKillop) Omeo, Swifts` Creek, Ensay, Bruthen, Mossiface, Sarsfield, Lucknow, Calulu (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:Settlement Road, Calulu, 3875
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.797769
Long: 147.504895
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Exploration
Actual Event STart Date:18-January-1840
Actual Event End Date:18-January-1840

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 5th April, 1927
Front Inscription

In honor of Angus McMillan

Discoverer of Gippsland who passed this spot

January 18 1840.
Erected 1927.

Plaque :
Australia 
1788-1988

Australian Bicentennial Year 1988.
Angus McMillan Route

Via Lucknow across to Wy Yung following the river to Calulu where he crossed the river in this area.

Cairn restored by Flaggy Creek Hall Committee.
3rd April, 1988

Source: MA,MED, RHSV
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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