Historical information

Donald MacMillan (widower) with his six children eft Inverness, Scotland, in 1849, and worked as a shepherd on Plenty River property of Captain Aneas McPerson, under the manager Thomas Walker. MacMillan married again and son Hugh was born 1860, first of another six children. They lived at Morang but, in 1866, selected land at Arthurs Creek. Hugh and his sister Ann attended the Hazel Glen School. Later Hugh carried mail from South Yan Year (now Mernda) to Arthurs Creek School (also the post office); he was Sunday School teacher at the Arthurs Creek Methodist Church. Hugh married Helena Heatley from New Zealand who managed the farm after Hugh died, growing fruit and vegetables, carted by wagon to the Victoria Market. Their firstborn was Ken.

Newspaper article: "Donald MacMillan - a romantic", Diamond Valley News, 29 October 1985, history of MacMillan family.
Newspaper article: "An alternative road to happiness", Diamond Valley News, 29 October 1985, Mic Webb's travels and philosophy, now living at Hurstbridge.

Physical description

Newspaper clippings, A4 photocopies, etc