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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

Location

Address:Taylors & Sydenham Roads, St Albans, 3021
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.73
Long: 144.80
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Discovery
Actual Event STart Date:19-December-1824
Actual Event End Date:19-December-1824

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 19th December, 1924
Front Inscription

Hume and Hovelll passed here. December 19th 1824, Erected by residents of St Albans and Sydenham Dec 19th 1924."

Source: MA,VMR,RHSV
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