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Hume + Hovell
Hume + Hovell

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A monument commemorates the centenary of the exploration of Hume and Hovell 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, 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:The Crescent, Yea, 3717
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.212276
Long: 145.425005
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Discovery
Approx. Event Start Date:December-1824
Approx. Event End Date:December-1824

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:November-1924
Front Inscription
HUME AND HOVELL
THE FIRST EXPLORERS OF VICTORIA
PASSED THIS SPOT DECEMBER, 1824.
THEY INDUCED THE SUBSEQUENT SETTLEMENT OF THE COLONY
ERECTED NOV 1924
Source: MA,MED,VMR
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