Scot Hugh Murray landed from Geelong in 1837 to be the first European in the area belonging to the Coladjin Aborigines. The two earlier 1837 arrivistes, Gellibrand and Hesse, simply disappeared.
They must have been less friendly than Hughie was to the Coladjin tribe, who allowed him to build his 3rd Colac house on this hill, which he named Barongarook House, and lived there until his death in 1869. On the right of the photo, white rails frame a marker of the place.
Nothing will mark my own stay here, except happy chickens.