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Hume + Hovell
Hume + Hovell

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The monument commemorates the expedition of Hume and Hovell in 1824. 

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.

At the centenary of Hume and Hovell exploration in 1924 a committee was formed to co-ordinate and organise local celebrations along the route from Albury to Corio Bay. An itinerary was created for the unveiling ceremonies giving the hour and date for each place concerned from 15 to 21 November 1924.

Monuments, cairns or plaques commemorating this expedition were erected at Allan`s Flat, Avenel, Back Creek, Barjarg, Bellbridge, Broadford, Bulla, Deer Park, Ebden, Euroa, Everton, Hansonville, Hume Reservoir, Kilmore, Lara, Lima South, Meadow Creek, Molyullah, Mount Buffalo, Moyhu, Murmungee, Myrtleford, Samaria, Samaria West, Seymour, Staghorn Flat, St Albans, Stanley, Strath Creek, Swanpool, Tatong (Dodd`s Crossing), Violet Town, Warrenbayne West, Werribee, Whorouly, Woodfield Yarck and Yea.

The location of the plaques erected at Samaria West and Lima South are unknown.  It is believed that the plaque at Hansonville has come from another location as the date on the plaque does not match the date that the expedition was there.

Senator Wilson yesterday unveiled at Lara on the Melbourne Geelong road the last of a chain of cairns which make a permanent record of the historic journey of the Explorers, Hume and Hovell from the Murray to Corio Bay, 100 years ago.  More than 1000 spectators assembled for the unveiling.
The Argus (Melbourne), 18 December 1824. 

Location

Address:Rennie Street & Princes Highway Service Road, Lara, 3212
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.038161
Long: 144.414609
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Exploration
Actual Event Start Date:17-December-1824
Actual Event End Date:17-December-1824
Link:https://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/stories/h…

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 17th December, 1924
Front Inscription

Expedition

17th December 1824

Hume & Hovell

17th December 1924

Source: MA,MED
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