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Allan McLean : 14-December-2011
Allan McLean : 14-December-2011

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The plaque and relief commemorates Victorian Premier, Allan McLean (1840 - 1911).

He was elected to the Legislative Assembly for Gippsland North in 1880. He first gained office in the Munro and Shiels governments (November 1890–January 1893) as president of the board of land and works and commissioner of crown lands and survey throughout, chief secretary from April 1891, and minister of agriculture briefly.

He was minister without portfolio in the Turner government from September 1894 until April 1898, when he resigned in opposition to the proposed Federal constitution. In November 1899 he successfully moved a motion of no confidence in the government whereupon he became premier and chief secretary, retaining office until his ministry lost its majority in the November 1900 election. Following the defeat of his government McLean entered the new Commonwealth parliament in 1901 as member for Gippsland.


Address:100 Foster Street, ESSO BHP Billiton Wellington Entertainment Centre , Sale, 3850
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.111761
Long: 147.065308
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Government - Colonial
Designer:Annemieke Mein


Front Inscription

Allan McLean 1840 - 1911

Scottish immigrant who became a distinguished Gippsland Parliamentarian. 

As Shire President of Maffra, he helped form the Municipal Association of Victoria.  

Entered Parliament as the Member for North Gippsland.

Premier of Victoria, 1899 - 1900.  

Fought for the extension of rail services.   An enterprising promoter of primary industry, notably sheep, cattle and sugar beet.

Gippsland`s first Member of the House of Representatives, 1901 - 1906.

Bronze design by Annemieke Mein.


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