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Monument commemorates the naming of the town by Governor Macquarie in 1821.
The area was first formally explored by Europeans when Governor Lachlan Macquarie and his party passed through in 1811. It was another decade before Macquarie returned to the district. On the second visit he recognised the present site as "a very eligible station for a town" and, according to a local plaque, he named the town "Oatlands" on 3 June 1821. The name reputedly referred to a rich grain-growing area of Macquarie's native Scotland.
|Address:||Esplanade , Oatlands, 7120|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -42.301284|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||03-June-1821|
|Actual Event End Date:||03-June-1821|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Thursday 3rd June, 1971|
Oatlands named on 3rd June 1821 by Gov. Macquarie erected on 3rd June 1971