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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

The Chiefs of the Lower Clarence


Did you know that the Lower Clarence has had 14 Scottish Chiefs who have ruled since 1894. Up on the hill in Maclean, there is a memorial with are some attractive poles painted in the tartans of said chiefs.

14 comments:

  1. No, can't say that I did know that. It sounds and looks pretty strange.

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  2. Wow!! That's impressive. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  3. Interesting post! And the poles are neat, I like the painted like the tartans! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Love those tartan poles. They must have taken some painting.

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  5. Wonderful shots ~ Love the tartan poles ~ My maiden name was Macauley (Scottish)

    Carol of: (A Creative Harbor) ^_^ ~ artmusedog and Carol on blogger

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  6. Being of Scots/Irish descent I'm lovin' this!

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  7. Fashioned after the indigenous Tiwi Islander's pukananami poles I'd say. Lovely bright tartans.

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  8. I actually never connected the Scottish to Australia. I realize now I must have missed a great deal in history class. I had no clue they had this amount of influence!

    Thanks for the wonderful photo and the history!

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  9. Och aye! I'm from the McIntosh clan myself.

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  10. Those poles look like Indian totem poles! An impressive, fascinating sight!

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  11. On Australian story last night they were showing photos of aborigines from the 1870s up your way. It has taken quite a mix of people to make our land what it is today.

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