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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.
|Address:||Riverina Highway, Pioneer Park, Howlong, 2643|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -35.981944|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Approx. Monument Dedication Date:||2004|
The First Overlander
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