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George MacLean Visits Australia Sept-Oct 2006

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My wife Denise and I spent a month in Australia, including a visit to the lovely town of MacLean - population 2890. MacLean is located on the Pacific Highway, 667 km north of Sydney. To find out more information about this very Scottish little town visit their website at www.nnsw.com.au/maclean/index.html
Most businesses in town would have Maclean in their title.
MacLean proudly promotes their own Highland Games.
Clan banners can be spotted throughout town representing many different clans.
Many utility poles in MacLean have clan tartans painted on them. I'm leaning on the MacLean of Duart pole. If you don't see your tartan on a town pole you can contact the tourist bureau and for $60 they will hire the painter and have your tartan memorialized on a pole.
We visited Les (far right) and Diana Maclean of Illawong, south east of Sydney. Les is the President, Clan MacLean New South Wales and Diana is the Treasurer. An absolutely delightful couple who opened their hearts and their home to us.
After a lovely visit, Les and Diana took us on a tour of the area, including the picturesque area of Wollongong, reminiscent of our own Cabot Trail. Denise is pictured here between Les and Diana at one of our many photo stops along the way.
As we prepared to leave, I took one last shot of Denise and Diana saying good-bye in front of their beautiful home.