Hume & Hovell Print Page
A column commemorates the spot where Hume set off from his property with Hovell on their expedition to Port Phillip Bay.
Noted colonial explorer Hamilton Hume had established a sheep property near Gunning by 1821, three years after he and James Meehan became the first known Europeans to set foot on the Goulburn Plains.
On 17 October 1824, a fortnight after leaving Hume's home at Appin, the party left his station at Gunning, then the farthest out. In the next sixteen weeks the party made many important discoveries including the Murray River, which the explorers for different reasons named the Hume, many of its tributaries, and the valuable agricultural and grazing lands between Gunning and Corio Bay in Victoria. It was a rich return for the distance travelled. They arrived back at Gunning on 18 January 1825.
|Address:||Cullerin Road (Old Hume Highway), Gunning, 2581|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -34.760398|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||17-October-1824|
|Actual Event End Date:||18-January-1825|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Friday 17th October, 1924|
Column To Record
Expedition To Port Phillip
Finally Set Out
17 - 10 - 1824
17 - 10 - 1924