Wangaraleednie Monument & RuinsFree
Wangaraleednie is a historical grave site set against the backdrop of eucalypt-covered hills. Wangaraleednie is an Aboriginal name, said to mean 'place of the west'. Dr. James McKechnie and his brothers Donald and Peter arrived from Scotland on the Eye Peninsula looking for land for sheep grazing. They were one of the first European settlers in the area, settling in the Wangaraleednie Gorge in 1853 where they lived for 16 years. Dr. James McKechnie died October 12, 1869 and brother Donald shortly after on October 31 1869. Peter returned to Scotland soon after their deaths, selling Wangaraleednie.
The Chimney from the original homestead of the McKechnie's still stands today and can be seen from the monument on the roadside. This site consists of a monument on the roadside, as well as historical machinery items and has access to the gravesites on private land. Drivers should be aware to visit the gravsites to turn into the Wangaraleednie property and then turn hard left entering a gateway with an old track that will lead you to the grave site through the property on the hillside. Please be mindful of this private property.