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Cairn commemorates the centenary of the Hume & 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
|Address:||Western Highway, In front of school, Ballarat & Stations Roads , Deer Park, 3023|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -37.770071|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||28-November-1824|
|Actual Event End Date:||29-December-1824|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Friday 19th December, 1924|
'Hume and Hovell passed this spot about December 19th 1824. Erected by the Ratepayers of the Shire of Braybrook 1924'.