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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
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
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.