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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


Address:Livingstone Street, Stewart Park, Avenel, 3664
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.905725
Long: 145.235031
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape


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

Hume and Hovell 1824 and early pioneers.

Erected 1924

Source: MA,MED,VMR
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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