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16-October-2014
16-October-2014

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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.

Location

Address:Yass & Adams Streets, Gunning, 2581
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.780696
Long: 149.268987
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
Link:http://adbonline.anu.edu.au/adbonli…

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 1st July, 1981
Front Inscription

         This Stone
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

Source: MA
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