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02-July-2014
02-July-2014

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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.

The committee in charge of the Hume and Hovell centenary celebrations have arranged the following time-table for the unveiling of monuments along the route followed by the two pioneers. In co-operation with the Royal Automobile Club, the route followed will be as under: —
Starting from Bright on Sunday, 16th November, they will unveil a tablet at the foot of Mount Buffalo. On Monday they will proceed via Myrtleford, Whorouly, Everton, Murmungee and Stanley, staying at Beechworth overnight. Tuesday evening and Wednesday will be spent at Albury. On Thursday the party will divide at Wangaratta, the main body proceeding to Benalla, where a civic reception has been arranged. They will then proceed to Violettown, Euroa, Avenel, and Seymour. The remainder will proceed via Edi, Hansonville, Samaria, and Swanpool, to Merton. On Friday this second party will travel from  Avenel through Bonnie Doon and Yarck to Yea.  The Education department has arranged for demonstrations by school children at places included in the itinerary, and is a making special efforts to interest the children in the history and development of the districts traversed by the two explorers.
Benalla Standard (Vic), 10 October 1924.

Location

Address:ANZAC Avenue & Hume and Hovell Road, Seymour, 3660
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.036257
Long: 145.155767
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Exploration
Actual Event STart Date:28-December-1824
Actual Event End Date:28-December-1824

Dedication

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

HUME
And
HOVELL 
Passed This Spot
28th Decr. 1824

Source: MA,MED
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