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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.

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.

The inscription on the plaque contains the last three lines of Tennyson's Ulysses.



Address:Myrtleford - Stanley Road, 3 kilometres south of Stanley, Stanley, 3747
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.431615
Long: 146.758725
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Actual Event STart Date:24-November-1824
Actual Event End Date:24-November-1824


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:November-1924
Front Inscription

Hume & Hovell passed here 

24th November 1824

One equal temper of heroic hearts
Made wear by time and fate|
But strong in will 
To strive to seek to find and not to yield

Erected Nov 1924

Source: MA,MED
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