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The memorial stone was erected in 1981 as a tribute to the explorers Hume and Hovell who set off from Hume's property near Gunning on their expedition to Port Phillip Bay in 1824.

On 17 October 1824, a fortnight after leaving Hume's home at Appin, the party left his station at Gunning, then the farthest out.  In the next sixteen weeks the party made many important discoveries including the Murray River, which the explorers for different reasons named the Hume, many of its tributaries, and the valuable agricultural and grazing lands between Gunning and Corio Bay in Victoria. It was a rich return for the distance travelled. They arrived back at Gunning on 18 January 1825.


Address:Yass Street, Barbour Park, Gunning, 2581
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.780696
Long: 149.268987
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Actual Event Start Date:17-October-1824
Actual Event End Date:18-January-1825


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 1st July, 1981
Front Inscription

This stone was laid on 1st July, 1981 by the Gunning Lions Club as a tribute to pioneer explorers Hume and Hovell.

Their expedition began near Fish River on 17th October, 1824.  

The original stone was laid 5km east of Gunning on the Hume Highway

Source: MA
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