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04-January-2015
04-January-2015

Photographs supplied by Chris McLaughlin

A monument commemorates Joseph Hawdon who was the first man to overland cattle from New South Wales to Adelaide.

Joseph Hawdon in January 1838, set out from Howlong in southern New South Wales to take 340 head of cattle across uncharted land to the meat-starved settlement of Adelaide. When he arrived in April that year, the whole town, including Governor Hindmarsh, went to the outskirts of the settlement to greet him, his fellow drovers and the long-awaited cattle.

Location

Address:Riverina Highway, Pioneer Park, Howlong, 2643
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.981944
Long: 146.634722
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Industry
Link:http://adbonline.anu.edu.au/adbonli…

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:2004
Front Inscription

        1838
JOSEPH HAWDON

The First Overlander
The First Cattle Drive Howlong To Adelaide
The First Overland Mail Service Sydney To Melbourne

Source: MA,ADB
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