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Hume & Hovell : 08-August-2011
Hume & Hovell : 08-August-2011

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

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.


Address:Midland Highway, Swanpool, 3673
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.745506
Long: 146.001036
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Actual Event STart Date:28-November-1824
Actual Event End Date:29-December-1824


Actual Monument Dedication Date:October, 1924
Approx. Monument Dedication Date:
Front Inscription

Hume and Hovell explorers.

Passed 4 miles south 28th Nov. 1824  Returned 3 miles north 29th Dec. 1824

Erected November 1924

Source: MED,VMR
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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