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A cairn commemorates explorer Angus MacMillan who passed through the area in 1840. 

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.

Note: The Royal Historical Society of Victoria notes that the plaque on this monument is incorrect and McMillan was in Bruthen on 14 January 1840, and not on 14 April 1840.

The State Governor and party were entertained by the shire president at dinner last night. This morning the cairn to the memory of Angus McMillan was unveiled by Lord Somers. Speeches were delivered by tho Governor, Cr. Archibold, Mr. R. S. Buchan (chairman of the local memorial committee), Sir James Barrett and Mr. Hansford. Items were given by the school children. 
The Age (Melbourne), 6 April 1927. 




Address:Great Alpine & Bruthen - Nowa Nowa Roads, Bruthen, 3885
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.708367
Long: 147.834263
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Actual Event STart Date:14-January-1840
Actual Event End Date:14-January-1840


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

Angus McMillan 


Passed Here 14th April 1840.

Unveiled 5th April 1927.

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