Historical information

Cameron, Ewen Hugh, M.L.A.., J.P.
Kangaroo Ground, is a native of Inverness-shire, Scotland, and came out to Victoria in the ship Hurricane, 13th September, 1853. After he had been engaged for two years int eh building trade in Melbourne in company with is two brothers, since dead, he carried on storekeeping for several years at the Caledonia gold diggings. In 1860 he purchased 80 acres of land at Kangaroo Ground, where he now resides, and later 160 aces of lands at Yarra Flats; he has also 600 acres rented, and is occupied in grazing and agricultural pursuits generally. Mr Cameron holds the prize given by the agricultural society for the best-kept farm in the district. In 1863 he was elected a member of the shire council, and has held the position to represent the Castlemaine mining board, which office he still holds, and in 1874, he was elected to a seat in the Legislative Assembly for the County of Evelyn, which seat he still retains, having the contested the constituency five times, and been elected once without opposition.

from "Victoria and its Metropolis: Past and Present" written in 1888 by Alexander Sutherland.
Chapter 19, "The Upper Yarra District" pages [402] - 415. Includes descriptions of some townships and short biographies of local residents. Page 405

Physical description

Folder of information on Ewen Hugh Cameron, MP, Kangaroo Ground