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Hume & Hovell : 16-May-2013
Hume & Hovell : 16-May-2013

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

Cairn erected during the centenary celebrations of Hume & Hovell's explorations. 

At the centenary of Hume and Hovell exploration in 1924 a committee was formed to co-ordinate and organise local celebrations along the route from Albury to Corio Bay. An itinerary was created for the unveiling ceremonies giving the hour and date for each place concerned from 15 to 21 November 1924.

Thirty-three monuments or cairns were erected at Violet Town, Euroa, Avenel, Seymour, Broadford, Kilmore, Mount Bland, Bulla, Moyhu, Hansonville, Benalla, Samaria, Swanpool, Yarck, Yea, The Horn (Buffalo), Myrtleford, Whoronly, Everton, Murmungee, Stanley, Back Creek, Allan`s Flat, Staghorn Flat, Ebden, Bethanga, Hume Reservoir, Strath Creek, Deer Park, Werribee, Lara, Bulla, Everton

Thursday was a red-letter day in the history of Avenel, the event being the unveiling of the Hume-Hovell memorial. The ceremony was billed to take place at 3.30 o`clock, but it was nearly 5 o'clock before the visiting party, Mr. Gates and Sir J. Barrett, gave addresses on the history of the Hume-Hovell expedition. Mr. J. D. Hambrook, head teacher of Avenel State school, who was the prime mover in the erection of the obelisk, also delivered a speech. The president of the Seymour shire presided. The memorial is built on an imposing eminence on the banks of Hughes Creek, on the main Melbourne-Sydney road, beside the grave of an old pioneer.
Age (Melbourne), 22 November 1924.

Location

Address:Livingstone Street, Stewart Park, Avenel, 3664
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.905725
Long: 145.235031
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Discovery

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 20th November, 1924
Front Inscription

HUME & HOVELL 
—1824 — 
AND EARLY PIONEERS
Erected 1924

Source: MA,MED,VMR
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