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Hume + Hovell
Hume + Hovell

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Monument commemorates Hume & Hovell who crossed and named the Ovens River in 1824. 

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, Whorouly, Everton, Murmungee, Stanley, Back Creek, Allan`s Flat, Staghorn Flat, Ebden, Bethanga, Hume Reservoir, Strath Creek, Deer Park, Werribee, Lara, Bulla, Everton.

Location

Address:Memorial Park Drive, Whorouly Recreation Reserve, Whorouly, 3735
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.507179
Long: 146.587909
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Exploration
Actual Event STart Date:25-November-1824
Actual Event End Date:25-November-1824

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 17th November, 1924
Front Inscription

HUME And HOVELL 
First Named And Crossed
The OVENS RIVER 
Near This Spot
25th Nov 1824
Erected Nov. 1924

Source: MA,MED,VMR
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