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On 18 October 1824, Hume and Hovell set off from the Goulburn area of NSW taking a party of six other men with them. They headed south-west and passed through Albury and north-east Victoria to Mount Macedon.
They intended to make their way to Western Port Bay, but diverted to the west instead of the east and arrived at Corio Bay, Geelong. This navigational error brought the party from Macedon through to present day St Albans. They are known to have stopped on the site where the Cairn stands
|Address:||Taylors & Sydenham Roads, St Albans, 3021|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -37.73|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||19-December-1824|
|Actual Event End Date:||19-December-1824|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Friday 19th December, 1924|
Hume and Hovelll passed here. December 19th 1824, Erected by residents of St Albans and Sydenham Dec 19th 1924."