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A plaque commemorates the first cultivation of wheat in Victoria in 1801.
Lieutenant James Grant who in the ship "Lady Grant" made the first voyage eastward through the Bass Strait, named a number of coastal features and planted the first wheat and corn on Victorian soil at Churchill Island
|Address:||Churchill Island, Phillip Island, Newhaven, 3925|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -38.501333|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Approx. Event Start Date:||1801|
|Approx. Event End Date:||1801|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Monday 4th November, 1968|
This cairn was erected by the Victorian Farmer`s Union to commemorate the first cultivation of wheat in Victoria by Mr. James Grant in 1801 on this land known as CHurchill Island
The Minister for Agriculture the Hon. G. L. Chandler C.M.G., M.L.C. unveiled this cairn on the 4th Day of Nov. 1968