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Hume & Hovell : 16-January-2012
Hume & Hovell : 16-January-2012

Photographs supplied by Myles Dowling

Cairn commemorates the centenary of Hume & Hovell's overland journey.

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:High Street, Broadford, 3658
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.203
Long: 145.051333
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Discovery
Actual Event STart Date:13-December-1824
Actual Event End Date:13-December-1924

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 13th December, 1924
Front Inscription

Hume and Hovell Centenary

Erected by the residents of Broadford, in commemoration of their overland journey, 1824-1924

Source: MA,MED,VMR
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