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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.
|Address:||Aquila Rise & Spinney Lane , Aquila Rise, about 500 metres east of the intersection , Samaria, 3673|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -36.792779|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||28-November-1824|
|Actual Event End Date:||28-November-1824|
|Approx. Monument Dedication Date:||November-1924|
Erected by Samaria residents
Nov. 1924 in memory of Hume and Hovell who camped on this spot
28th Nov. 1824