1935, English, Book edition: Shire of Omeo, explorer George McKillop : believed to have been the discoverer of the Omeo district in the year 1835. MacKillop, G. (George).

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Shire of Omeo, explorer George McKillop : believed to have been the discoverer of the Omeo district in the year 1835
 
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  • Shire of Omeo, explorer George McKillop : believed to have been the discoverer of the Omeo district in the year 1835.
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  • Shire of Omeo, explorer George McKillop : believed to have been the discoverer of the Omeo district in the year 1835.
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  • MacKillop, G. (George).
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  • vra, s.n., 1935
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  • SHIRE OF OMEO Explorer George McKillop, Believed to have been the Discoverer of the Omeo District in the year 1835. Extracts from his article, 11 Australian Colonies’ 1 , in Quarterly Journal of Agriculture, Edinburgh, Vol* VLL pp. 156-169, vath copy of map made by him* Particulars furnished by the courtesy of the Historical Society of Victoria per the favor of F* W. Fricke, Exq., Member -of the Country Hoads Board. . an d received by the Shire of Omeo from occasion of the celebrations of the Centenary of the Omeo District, held in January, 1935* P. 161. HOBART TOWN, February, 1836# "Since I wrote the foregoing account of Van Dieman's Land, I have seen a considerable portion of the southern provinces of New South Wales having travelled from Sydney nearly to Wes tempo rt, passing through the Gow Pastures, Goulburn and Limestone Plains, Monera Downs, and from thence by the south of the Australian Alps or Snowy Mountains to the westward, through a country never before visited by any European ... ~ * V ’*,°? , °h J _” 1 intended to have sent an account of this new country 1 ! r + aVelle ?> 311(1 which is roughly sketched in the annexed note tf it ifl k present, l shall, therefore, only add a short L.L LL L - tr f tn „ Downi8 _ 1 f entirely surrounded by hills, but not of any o at So far as I know, all the country between the Snowb Mountains and the seaside range, and from U? degrees to 149 decrees F Z g UlllTT i only very partially firted for the oartLe Slheen 0« LlirS l 3 marsh about five miles square, called Lake raent’of the'oveS t 'Tl° f ths , stream » supposed to be the commence•< •< , , snd the country a few miles on boih that stream, where the land is nearlv entirely free f LmlLw downs covered with a mntf 1 “ r "' e lrom timber, and the At the source 5 this strear? SIZ of +1 ** d other grasses, ascended to the seaside ® gentlemen who were with me 2500 to 3000 feet above Lf^ 7 MUfl » P robabl V the sea at a distance of 25 to 35 mil 2 i bo P of it we saw oi oto miles, a low scrubby forest intervening. crossed* S* three which it v,as who was with us on q f>, 1 u Was running south* The native south-east as r fe ” ed to > P ointed to the had been there, and to .La I °L th ? river > bating that he tide flowed for several mills H<3 observed that the anything he said whether JrllotiS OUt from xhere was a large body of water in it whLiVL be navi Sable. No snow was seen after the dav on , r vL * WaS laSt Seen * the_second time, though we were often Cro3s ® d the S »owy River could see a considerable dlaScf tottS S?tln;ardf hiUs > and P. 166. g fsS =​»»talns sites “ 4118 land as I have sem anwhe£ the ab °™ «*«*) of as fine watered by a lar 5 e stem The St «“> 1=​ well xng to the account of the native"who vmLtth middd , e of and accordall all the year round." ° vas WLth us > the climate is bland ( 2 ) Comments on above report by Ghas* Daley, Esq*, Hon* Secretary of the Historical Society of Victoria;- ,f I am inclined to believe that George McKillop crossed the Deddick Creek and then the Snowy River twice, the last crossing being about in a line with the present village of Benombra* He seems to have reached the south of Lake Omeo, which he called Strathdownie* He came from the Monaro district., and entered Victoria round the easterly slope of the ranges* I think it would be correct to say that George McKillop crossed the Snowy River in the vicinity of the present McKillop Bridge, in 1835, and discovered the Omeo District The province was not named Gippsland until 1840. McKillop f s journey preceded that of McMillan* McMillan entered Gippsland over the Snowy River in 1839, penetrating a ° f&​** os Buchan (Ht* Haystack) 5 then in 1840—41? he again came, ultimately reaching Port Albert* Strezlecki, coming over the Mitta Mitta River to Omeo, followecL'his route to the Macalister River, then made his way to Western Port;"
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