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17-June-2014
17-June-2014

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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.

Location

Address:Cullerin Road (Old Hume Highway), Gunning, 2581
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.760398
Long: 149.313556
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Discovery
Actual Event STart Date:17-October-1824
Actual Event End Date:18-January-1825

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 17th October, 1924
Front Inscription

Column To Record
 HUME HOVELL
Expedition To Port Phillip
      Site of
HUME GRANT
Expedition
Finally Set Out
From Here
17 - 10 - 1824
Unveiled
17 - 10 - 1924

Source: MA
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