175th Anniversary of Hume & Hovell`s ExpeditionPrint Page
A cairn commemorates the 175th anniversary of Hume and Hovell`s journey of exploration.
Near Beveridge is Mount Fraser (formerly Mount Bland) , an eroded extinct volcanic cone. It is a large scoria volcano with two craters, which last erupted about one million years ago. The north side of the hill is quite steep and reaches a height of 125 metres above the surrounding basalt plain. From this location the explorers Hume and Hovell first saw Port Phillip on 14 December 1824.
|Address:||Old Hume Highway, Beveridge, 3753|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -37.473611|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Sunday 14th February, 1999|
This stone celebrates the 175th anniversary of Hume and Hovell`s epic expedition to Beveridge and on through Victoria. 14-12-1824 - 14-12-1999.
Project of the Rotary Club of Kilmore-Broadford