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29-January-2014
29-January-2014

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A monument commemorates the centenary of the Hume and Hovell expedition which passed through the area in 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, Whorouly, Everton, Murmungee, Stanley, Back Creek, Allan`s Flat, Staghorn Flat, Ebden, Bethanga, Hume Reservoir, Strath Creek, Deer Park, Werribee, Lara, Bulla, Everton.

Hume & Hovell Centenary. The following programme has been adopted for the ceremonies along the explorers` route from Melbourne to Albury:-Saturday, November I5, leave Melbourne for Wangaratta: Nov. 16, leave Wangaratta for Chalet, Mount Buffalo, and unveil tablet at The Horn: November 17, leave Mount Buffalo and unveil memorial at Myrtleford, 11.30 a.m, at Everton 2.30- p.m., Murmungee 4 p.m., Stanley 6 p.m., reaching Beechworth the same night;  November l8, unveil memorial at Back Creek, Beechworth, 10 a.m., at Allan's Flat at 11.15 a.m., at Staghorn Flat 12.15 p.m., Ebden at 2 p.m., Bethanga 3.30 p.m., reaching Wodonga and Albury the same day; on November 19 the party will attend the Albury ceremonies, and the first party will leave for Wangaratta. 
Sydney Morning Herald (NSW), 17 October 1924.

Location

Address:Reform Hill Monument Track, Reform Hill, Myrtleford, 3737
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.563897
Long: 146.732338
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Exploration
Approx. Event Start Date:1824
Approx. Event End Date:1924

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 17th November, 1924
Front Inscription

Hume And Hovell
Centenary 

Erected
By The Residents Of Myrtleford
And District 17th November 1924

Source: MA,MED,VMR,RHSV
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