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The monument commemorates the 150th anniversary of Hume and Hovell`s journey of exploration in 1824. 

An additional plaque was placed on the monument by Goulburn Brewery in 1999 to mark the 175th anniversary of the expedition and in honour of the brewery`s founder, William Bradley, the son-in-law of Captain Hovell.

In 1824, Hamilton Hume and William Hovell led an expedition of discovery to find new grazing land for the colony. They and their party trekked south from Appin to Lake George, then on into Victoria, keeping west of the Great Dividing Range and ending up at Corio Bay, on the Victorian coast, where present day Geelong is situated. Hovell mistakenly believed they had arrived at Westernport, and did not realise his mistake until after his return.



Address:Braidwood Road , near Hume Highway overpass, Goulburn, 2580
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.776142
Long: 149.709975
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Actual Event Start Date:12-October-1824
Actual Event End Date:12-October-1974


Front Inscription

Plaque :

Site of Broughton`s Yards

The explorers Hume and Hovell

Called here     12 - 10 -1824
Remembered  12 - 10 - 1974

Plaque :

Personnel of Expedition

Hamilton Hume
Capt William H. Hovell.  Ldrs.


Henry Angel
William Bollard
Claude Bossawa
Thomas Boyd
James Fitzpatrick
Thomas Smith

Appin (N.S.W.) to Geelong (VIC.) and return
Distance travelled (approx.) 1200 miles
Time taken 4 months

Plaque :  

Marking the 175th anniversary of the Hovell & Hume Expedition

This plaque was unveiled by members of the Hovell family and presented by the Goulburn Brewery - Australia`s Oldest
in honour of it`s founder William Bradley,  the son-in-law of Captain Hovell.

Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au