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Hume + Hovell
Hume + Hovell
Photographs supplied by Kent Watson

The cairn commemorates the 175th anniversary of Hume and Hovell`s journey of exploration.

Near Beveridge is Mount Fraser (formerly Mount Bland), an eroded extinct volcanic cone. It is a large scoria volcano with two craters, which last erupted about one million years ago. The north side of the hill is quite steep and reaches a height of 125 metres above the surrounding basalt plain. From this location the explorers Hume and Hovell first saw Port Phillip on 14 December 1824.


Address:Old Hume Highway (Lithgow Street) , Information Bay, Beveridge, 3753
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.473611
Long: 144.975556
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Actual Event Start Date:14-December-1824
Actual Event End Date:14-December-1999


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 14th February, 1999
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This stone celebrates the 175th anniversary of Hume and Hovell`s epic expedition to Beveridge and on through Victoria.

14 - 12 -1824   -  14 - 12 - 1999.

Project of the Rotary Club of Kilmore-Broadford

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