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Black and White Photograph - Churchill Island Cairn

From the Collection of Phillip Island and District Historical Society Inc. Heritage Centre 89 Thompson Avenue COWES VICTORIA

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
H238mm x W146mm
Object Registration
churchill island, cairn, victorian farmer's union, james grant, first wheat crops for victoria
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.
When Made
Made By
Jack Jenner (Maker)
Inscriptions & Markings
Hand written "Unveiling Plaque 4/11/68 / Back To"
Last updated
11 Oct 2019 at 4:37PM