The full McMillan story needs to be told

Kathleen Ferguson, Sale


I’M so glad I got a photograph of the ‘Black Lives Matter’ sign draped by the McMillan cairn on Foster St, Sale.

It didn’t get to stay up long, but just by appearing, it was a timely reminder.

Well-meaning sentiment isn’t helpful, and denying past atrocities is just shameful.

Whoever was responsible for this jab into our collective consciousness did a great bit of civil service.

I hope Wellington Shire Council follows up with a new plaque for the cairn that tells both sides of the story.

McMillan did far more and far worse than just “pass this way”.