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A cairn commemorates the 150th anniversary of the traversing of the Holbrook Shire by Hume and Hovell. Originally set beside the highway 4 kilometres south of Holbrook, it was relocated to Woomargama following roadworks in 1985.

The explorers Hume and Hovell were the first known Europeans in the area. They travelled through in 1824 when looking for new grazing country in the south of the colony of New South Wales.



Address:Woomargama Way & Murray Street, Woomargama Park & Rest Area, Woomargama, 2644
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.832935
Long: 147.247119
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Actual Event Start Date:10-November-1824
Actual Event End Date:12-November-1824


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 10th November, 1974
Front Inscription

This cairn was erected to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the traversing of the Holbrook Shire, by the explorers Hume and Hovell,

10th November to 12th November, 1824

Unveiled by Mr. Stuart Hume
10th November, 1974


Source: MA,H
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