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12-January-2017
12-January-2017

Photographs supplied by Neil Follett

A monument commemorates the centenary of the Hume and Hovell expedition which passed through Deer Park in 1824. The cairn was unveiled on the 19th December 1924 by a niece of Hamilton Hume.

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:Western Highway & Station Road, In front of school, Deer Park, 3023
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.769951
Long: 144.774533
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Discovery
Actual Event STart Date:28-November-1824
Actual Event End Date:29-December-1824

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 19th December, 1924
Front Inscription

Hume and Hovell passed this spot about December 19th 1824.

Erected by the Ratepayers of the Shire of Braybrook.

1924.

Source: MA,MED,VMR,RHSV
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