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Hume & Hovell : 24-August-2011
Hume & Hovell : 24-August-2011

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Cairn commemorates the Hume and Hovell expedition which camped at the site 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.

Hume-Hovell Centenary. Memorials to explorers Hume & Hovell were unveiled yesterday by Sir J. Barrett at St. Albans, Deer Park and Werribee. These were the last of the large number which have been erected recently in Victoria along the route traversed by the explorers in 1824. Sir J. Barrett was accompanied yesterday by Mr. Long, of the Education department, and Mr. Hansford, of the Lands department.
Age (Melbourne), 20 December 1924.

Location

Address:Werribee Street (Princes Highway) & Watton Street, Chirnside Park entrance, Werribee, 3030
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.904475
Long: 144.655097
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Exploration
Actual Event STart Date:19-December-1824
Actual Event End Date:19-December-1824

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 19th December, 1924
Front Inscription

THE HUME & HOVELL
      Expedition
   Camped Here
19th December 1824

Source: MA,MED,VMR
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