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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.
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.
|Address:||High Street, Honeysuckle Creek Bridge, Violet Town, 3669|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -36.63715|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||28-December-1824|
|Actual Event End Date:||28-December-1824|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Thursday 20th November, 1924|
The Explorers Hume and Hovell passed 4 miles south of this cairn 28th Dec. 1824.
Erected 20th Nov. 1924