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Hume & Hovell : 31-January-2013
Hume & Hovell : 31-January-2013

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

Cairn erected in memory of the explorers Hume and Hovell who camped near the site in December 1824.

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.

Several Hume and Hovell memorials will be unveiled on Saturday (not today). The time-table, as given by the secretary of the Town Planning Association (Mr W.F.Gates) is: - Broadford, 10.30 a.m.; Kilmore, 1.30 p.m.; Beveridge (Mount Bland), 3.30 p.m.; Bulla, 4.30 p.m.  His Excellency the Governor (the Earl of Stradbroke) will be entertained at luncheon at Kilmore at half past 12 o'clock before the unveiling ceremony.  At Bulla the earlier part of the day will be devoted to a picnic, in which five schools-Broadmeadows, Greenvale, Tullamarine. Keilor, and Bulla-will take part.
Argus (Melbourne), 11 December 1924.

Location

Address:Oaklands Road, Bulla, 3428
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.636371
Long: 144.83463
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Discovery
Actual Event STart Date:14-December-1824
Actual Event End Date:20-December-1824

Dedication

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

Dec 1924.
Erected
By The Residents
Of The District
In Memory Of
The Explorers,
Hume and Hovell,
Who Camped
Near This Site
On The 14th And 20th Of
December 1824

Source: MA,MED,VMR
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