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First Wheat Cultivation : 07-June-2012
First Wheat Cultivation : 07-June-2012

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

The monument 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:Samuel Amess Drive, Churchill Island, Newhaven, 3925
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.501333
Long: 145.335514
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Technology
Approx. Event Start Date:1801
Approx. Event End Date:1801


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 4th November, 1968
Front Inscription

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 of Agriculture the Hon. G. L. Chandler C.M.G., M.L.C. unveiled this cairn on the 4th day of Nov. 1968

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Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au