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Hume & Hovell : 14-May-2013
Hume & Hovell : 14-May-2013

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.

Hume and Hovell camped near this spot on 28 December 1824

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.

Location

Address:High Street, Honeysuckle Creek Bridge, Violet Town, 3669
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.63715
Long: 145.726674
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Discovery
Actual Event STart Date:28-December-1824
Actual Event End Date:28-December-1824

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 20th November, 1924
Front Inscription

The Explorers Hume and Hovell passed 4 miles south of this cairn 28th Dec. 1824.

Erected 20th Nov. 1924

Source: MA,MED,VMR,RHSV
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