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23-March-2008
23-March-2008

Photographs supplied by Kent Watson

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.

The lookout tower is made basalt stone from the tower of the old Kilmore Gaol.

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

State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.301944
Long: 144.951944
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:December-1924
Front Inscription

Erected Dec 1924 by the residents to the memory of Hume and Hovell who passed near by 13th Dec 1824

Source: MA,MED,VMR
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