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18-May-2014
18-May-2014

Photographs supplied by Sandra Brown

A cairn commemorates Hector McWilliam who planted the 200 Norfolk pines in the town and owned property in the area.

The 200 Norfolk pines in the town were planted by Hector McWilliam after being told they would not grow in the area. McWilliam, a one-time real estate salesman, acquired the Mylott property in 1924, attempting, with little success, to sell land in the area and make it a tourist spot. Hector was very generous to the community and bequeathed them a wealth of Public Reserves.

 

Location

Address:Birdwood Circle, Birdwood Circle Park, Tuross Head, 2537
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.052059
Long: 150.137656
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Community

Dedication

Front Inscription

This Cairn Erected To The Memory Of
HECTOR RODERICK McWILLIAM
1877 - 1974
Who Devoted 50 Years Of His Life To Planting
And Tending The Norfolk Island Trees On
This Beautiful Tuross, Peninsular.

Source: H,MA
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