Highlands is a rural farming community situated on the Australian great dividing range, on a granite plateau with an elevation up 600 metres.
In the 1880's the rural areas were surveyed into plots of roughly 320 acres (a square mile).
The original pioneering families were Lade, Chisholm, McAlpin, Minchinton, Yorston and Zoch families.
This circle of stones situated at the Highlands intersection commemorates these pioneer families and were set in place on the occasion of the centenary of the district in 1982.
Victoria is Australia's second smallest State and covers only 3% of Australia's land area but has the second highest population of all States and Territories. Victoria's mainland and islands have a total length of 2,512 kilometres coastline which is about 4.2% of Australia's 59,736 kilometres of coastline. Australia is the driest inhabited continent and Victoria is no exception although the state capital Melbourne has the reputation to have 4 seasons in one day. Victoria is located in the southeast of mainland Australia and includes the most southern point on mainland Australia at Wilsons Promontory National Park.