Historical information

Churchill Island was discovered by Lieut. James Grant in 1801 and he planted the first wheat crop in Victoria there.
The Cairn was erected to commemmorate this by the Victorian Farmer's Union. The Minister of Agriculture The Hon. G. L. Chandler CMG. MLC unveiled the Cairn on the 4th May of November 1968.

Physical description

Mrs J Jenner with grandson on left hand side of photograph and daughter Nancy on right hand side of photograph sitting on the Cairn which was erected by the Victorian Farmer's Union commemorating the first cultivation of wheat in Victoria by Mr James Grant in 1801 on Churchill Island. Plaque unveiled on 4/11/1968

Inscriptions & markings

Hand written "Unveiling Plaque 4/11/68 / Back To"