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17-January-2015
17-January-2015

Photographs supplied by Chris McLaughlin

A cairn commemorates pioneer settlers, George McKillop, George Prendergast and James McFarlane.

The memorial was unveiled as part of the Governor, Lord Somers, tour of the Gippsland in 1927 to unveil memorial cairns along the route taken by the explorer Angus McMillan.

Location

Address:Benambra-Corryong Road, Public Hall, Benambra, 3900
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.955681
Long: 147.703545
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Settlement
Approx. Event Start Date:1835
Approx. Event End Date:1836

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 4th April, 1927
Front Inscription

McKillop
Discovered 
Omeo Plains 1835.  

Left Side Inscription
McFarlane
Discovered
Omeo Plains 1835. 
Right Side Inscription
Pendergast
Pioneer
1836
Source: MA,VMR,RHSV
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