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Hume + Hovell
Hume + Hovell

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A monument commemorates the Hume and Hovell expedition which passed through the area 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:Maroondah Highway, Yarck, 3719
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.101713
Long: 145.617135
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Exploration
Actual Event STart Date:05-December-1824
Actual Event End Date:05-December-1824

Dedication

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

HUME & HOVELL
PASSED HERE 
DECr 5th 1824

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