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30-December-2011
30-December-2011

Photographs supplied by Myles Dowling

A cairn at old school site unveiled in 1924 during the centenary celebrations of the Hume & Hovell expedition.

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
 

Location

Address:Back Creek Road, old Back Creek school site, Back Creek, 3749
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.361191
Long: 146.848381
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Discovery
Actual Event STart Date:23-November-1824
Actual Event End Date:23-November-1824

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 18th November, 1924
Front Inscription

Hume and Hovell, November 23rd 1824.

Erected 1924

Source: MA,MED,VMR
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