Angus McMillan - Stratford, Vic, Australia
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Grahame Cookie
S 37° 58.093 E 147° 04.626
55H E 506772 N 5797708
Quick Description: This is a large river pebble and cemented rock Cairn for the crossing of the Avon River in 1840, standing about 4 metres tall, to commemorate the exploration of Angus McMillan (1810-1865).
Location: Victoria, Australia
Date Posted: 9/13/2017 11:59:13 PM
Waymark Code: WMWK29
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
Views: 1

Long Description:
From the Monuments Australia website, (visit link) this monument Cairn was dedicated, Wednesday, 6th April, 1927, by Sir James Barrett, the under-secretary for Lands.

The light grey granite plaque on the southern side reads:
"To Commemorate The
Crossing Of This River By
ANGUS McMILLAN,
Explorer Of Gippsland
21.1.1840."

Born in Scotland in 1810, he emigrated to Sydney, Australia in 1838, where he soon got a job trying to find suitable and reliable pasture for Captain Lachlan Macalister.

Address: Blackburn & McMillan Streets, Stratford, Vic, 3862

Visited: 1300, Tuesday, 10 May, 2016
Cairn Location: Next to a river crossing

Cairn Purpose: Trailhead Markers

Type if different from above list: Gippsland Exploration Expedition

Types of rock: River worn rocks - fist sized

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