John McLeans Memorial

Visitors to Culcairn are able to see the memorial site of John McLean, one of two local victims of the infamous bushranger, Dan Morgan.

'Mad Dan' Morgan was one of the most unpleasant bushrangers of his time. Morgan operated in the Henty, Culcairn, Morven, Gerogery and Tumbarumba area over several years, and was remembered for the notorious murder of local man, John McLean.

McLean fell victim to Mad Dan in 1864 when Morgan 'visited' Round Hill Station. Morgan confronted Mrs Watson, the wife of the manager, demanding food. A gunfight between Morgan ensued and McLean was fatally wounded.

The memorial of John McLean can be found on the Culcairn Holbrook Road, five minutes drive from Culcairn.

Visitors interested in the notorious legend of Mad Dan can also visit other landmarks including the memorial of Sergeant Smyth in Henty and Morgan's Lookout, the hideout he used to evade police.

Nearby events

  1. Culcairn Craft Shop Market Day

    Thursday 21 March 2019 to Thursday 21 November 2019 , Culcairn

    Shop up a storm at the Culcairn Market Day and help support the local Culcairn Red Cross. Selling cakes, plants, wool, material, bric a brac and great locally made goods.…

    21 Mar - 21 Nov
  2. Culcairn Agricultural Show

    Sunday 29 September 2019 , Culcairn

    ** 2019 details yet to be confirmed ** Enjoy a fun family day out at the annual Culcairn Agricultural Show. See the best local shearing skills with the shearing and woolhandling competition. Shearing starts at 10am (entries need to be in…

    29 Sep
  3. Culcairn Swap Meet and Show n Shine

    Event dates to be confirmed: November 2019 , Culcairn

    ***Latest event details are yet to be confirmed*** With over 200 big sites and trophies for all the popular categories, the Culcairn Swap Meet and Show n Shine will be a weekend not too miss. Whether you are a car enthusiast, a bargain…