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Angus McMillan
Angus McMillan

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A cairn commemorates the 1841 expedition of Angus McMillan.

Angus McMillan (14 August 1810 - 18 May 1865), was an explorer and pioneer pastoralist in Gippsland, Victoria, Australia. The Victorian Federal electorate McMillan is named for him.

McMillan completed several expeditions, and while he was not necessarily the first to visit many locations, his explorations were the most important in terms of European settlement of Gippsland proper. In 1841, on the final of his early expeditions he located a suitable port for the region, at present day Port Albert.

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, Calula (2), Bushy Park, Stratford, Bundalaguah, Sale, Rosedale, Tom`s Gap, Yarram, Port Albert

Location

Address:Commercial Road (South Gippsland Highway) , Yarram Memorial Gardens , Yarram, 3971
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.565635
Long: 146.67506
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Exploration
Actual Event STart Date:14-February-1841
Actual Event End Date:14-February-1841

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 7th April, 1927
Front Inscription

Angus McMillan

Passed near this place

On 14th February 1841

Source: MA,MED,VMR
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