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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.
|Address:||The Crescent, Yea, 3717|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -37.212276|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Approx. Event Start Date:||December-1824|
|Approx. Event End Date:||December-1824|
|Approx. Monument Dedication Date:||November-1924|
HUME AND HOVELL
THE FIRST EXPLORERS OF VICTORIA
PASSED THIS SPOT DECEMBER, 1824.
THEY INDUCED THE SUBSEQUENT SETTLEMENT OF THE COLONY
ERECTED NOV 1924