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23-February-2016
23-February-2016

Photographs supplied by Chris McLaughlin

A cairn commemorates Angus McMillan, the explorer of Gippsland.  He died at this spot.

Location

Address:Fernbank - Dargo Road, Iguana Creek, 3875
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.708889
Long: 147.291667
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Discovery
Actual Event STart Date:18-May-1865
Actual Event End Date:18-May-1865

Dedication

Front Inscription

Plaque :

Angus McMillan
1810 - 1865

May 28, 1839 - First expedition left Currawong
Sept. 6, 1839 - Second party left Omeo
Jan. 11, 1840 - Left Numblamunjie (Ensay)
Jan, 15, 1840 - Reached mouth of Tambo River

Discoverd and named 

Nicholson River (Jan, 16, 1840)
Mitchell River (Jan. 17, 1840)
Avon River (Jan. 19, 1840)
Macalister River (Jan. 21, 1840)
Feb. 13, 1841 - Reached sea at Port Albert
1859 - 60 - Member, Legislative Assembly
1864 - 65 - Leader, "Alpine Expedition." 

Plaque :

In commemoration of Angus McMillan

Discoverer of Gippsland

Died here, May 18, 1865.

Source: MAVMR,RHSV
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