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The Hume and Hovell Cairn unveiled in 1924 was erected on a site which overlooked the junction of the Mitta and the Murray Rivers which was the site of the explorers first camp in Victoria.

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

Please note : This monument is on private property, and you will need the owner's permission to visit the monument.

 

Location

Address:Kurrajong Gap Road, Bethanga, 3691
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.107977
Long: 147.056642
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 17th November, 1924
Source: MA,MED
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