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Tearing down statues reveals problem but no solution

There is nothing glorious about the monument to Angus McMillan on the road out of Bairnsdale.

It is just a stack of rocks, in the tradition of a Scottish cairn, next to the highway that Lidia Thorpe drives whenever she returns to her country, Gunai Kurnai country, in Victoria’s Gippsland region.

  • Chip Le Grand
  • The Age

She passed it a few days ago when, across Britain, Europe and America, angry protesters were yanking statues from plinths, bronzed heads from shoulders and…

No one would begrudge her wanting to add McMillan’s cairn to the wreckage of history.

It was McMillan, in 1841, who led a…

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