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03-August-2014
03-August-2014

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A monument commemorates the explorers Hume and Hovell who passed this spot in their 1824 exploration journey.

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.


 

Location

Address:Yackandandah - Wodonga Road, Staghorn Flat, 3691
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.24475
Long: 146.93405
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Discovery
Actual Event STart Date:22-November-1824
Actual Event End Date:22-November-1824

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:October, 1924
Front Inscription

Hume and Hovell

22. 11. 1824

Source: MA,VMR,MED,RHSV
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