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Angus McMillan : 14-December-2011
Angus McMillan : 14-December-2011

Photographs supplied by Mark Riggs

Plaque and relief commemorates explorer and pioneer, Angus McMillan

Location

Address:100 Foster Street (Princes Highway) , ESSO BHP Billiton Wellington Entertainment Centre , Sale, 3850
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.111758
Long: 147.065219
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Discovery
Monument Designer:Annemieke Mein

Dedication

Front Inscription

Angus McMillan 1810-1865.

Scottish immigrant famous as an explorer, pathfinder and trail blazer.

He blazed tracks through East Gippsland to Port Albert 1839-1841 in search of new pastures and a sea port.  Championed the cause of Scottish settlers including their territorial ascendancy over Gippsland Aborigines.  Occupied the Bushy Park Run though he did not succeed as a pastoralist. In 1864-1865 he led expeditions to open gold-prospecting tracks in Alpine Gippsland

Bronze design by Annemeike Mein

Source: MA,VMR,RHSV
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