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The plaque commemorates 150 years of the settlement of Wangaraleednie.

Dr. James McKechnie and his brothers Donald and Peter arrived from Scotland on the Eye Peninsula looking for land for sheep grazing. They were one of the first European settlers in the area, settling in the Wangaraleednie Gorge in 1853 where they lived for 16 years. Dr. James McKechnie died October 12, 1869 and brother Donald shortly after on October 31 1869. Peter returned to Scotland soon after their deaths, selling Wangaraleednie.

Location

Address:Wangaraleednie Road, , Cleve, 5460
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.683853
Long: 136.620432
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Settlement
Approx. Event Start Date:1853
Approx. Event End Date:2003

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 28th April, 2003
Front Inscription

Wangaraleednie 

(Shelter from the west wind)

Celebrating 150 years

28th April 2003

Source: MA
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