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A monument commemorates explorers Hume and Hovell who set off from Hume's property near Gunning on their expedition to Port Phillip Bay in 1824.
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:||Yass & Adams Streets, Gunning, 2581|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -34.780696|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||17-October-1824|
|Actual Event End Date:||18-January-1825|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Wednesday 1st July, 1981|
Was Laid On 1st July, 1981
By The Gunning Lions Club
As A Tribute
To Pioneer Explorers
Hume and Hovell.
Their Expedition Began Near
Fish River On 17th October, 1824.
The Original Stone Was Laid
5km East Of Gunning
On The Hume Highway