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27-April-2017
27-April-2017

Photographs supplied by Sandra Brown

A monument erected in the late 20th century commemorates Mac 'Jowley"  who was also known as ‘Black Peter McGinnis'.

Mac ‘Jowley’ was reputedly a survivor of a massacre at Lake Corrong and ‘sole survivor of the Yarrikuluk clan’ of the Wotjobaluk. His Aboriginal name was lost when his parents died and so he took the name of his guardian Peter McGinnis for whom he worked as a sheep tracker and shearer and later lived at Brim. He died in 1911.

As at 19th of March 2016, his grave site has not been located within the cemetery.
 

Location

Address:Hopetoun Cemetery Road, Hopetoun Cemetery , Hopetoun, 3396
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.748449
Long: 142.370909
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Indigenous

Dedication

Front Inscription

In Memory Of
JOWLEY
Black Peter McGinnis
Died March 1911

The Last Aborigine
Of Lake Corrong Station

 

Source: MA
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