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21-June-2014
21-June-2014

Photographs supplied by Tom Bird

A cairn commemorates the 150th anniversary of the traversing of the Holbrook Shire by Hume and Hovell. Originally set beside the highway 4 kilometres south of Holbrook , it was relocated to Woomargama following roadworks in 1985.

The explorers Hume and Hovell were the first known Europeans in the area. They travelled through in 1824 when looking for new grazing country in the south of the colony of New South Wales.

 

Location

Address:Woomargama Way (Cnr Murray Street), Woomargama Park & Rest Area, Woomargama, 2644
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.832935
Long: 147.247119
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Discovery
Actual Event STart Date:10-November-1824
Actual Event End Date:12-November-1824

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 10th November, 1974
Front Inscription

This Cairn Was Erected
To Commemorate The
150th Anniversary Of
The Traversing Of The
Holbrook Shire, By The
Explorers Hume And
Hovell, 10th November
To 12th November, 1824

Unveiled By
Mr. Stuart Hume
10th November, 1974

Source: MA,H
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