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03-February-2015
03-February-2015

Photographs supplied by Chris McLaughlin

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.

This cairn is on private land marking the campsite.

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:Aquila Rise & Spinney Lane , Aquila Rise, about 500 metres east of the intersection , Samaria, 3673
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.792779
Long: 146.075001
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:28-November-1824

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:November-1924
Front Inscription

Erected by Samaria residents

Nov. 1924 in memory of Hume and Hovell who camped on this spot

28th Nov. 1824

Source: MA,MED,VMR,RHSV
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