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The cairn was unveiled in 1924 near the Ebden station. The explorers had reached this spot after much difficulty in amongst the swamps and lagoons.

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:Murray Valley Highway, Ebden, 3691
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.154015
Long: 147.026393
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Actual Event STart Date:21-November-1824
Actual Event End Date:21-November-1824


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 18th November, 1924
Front Inscription

Hume and Hovell passed here

21st November 1824

Erected November 1924

Source: MED,VMR, MA
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