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Near Moyhu, Victoria, Australia

Hume and Hovell

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By Peter Mackie, September 18, 2009
1. Hume and Hovell Marker
Inscription. Hume and Hovell passed nearby Nov. 26 and on return Dec. 30 - 1824.
Erected 1924.
Location. 36° 35.65′ S, 146° 22.983′ E. Marker is near Moyhu, Victoria. Marker is at the intersection of Wangaratta Whitfield Road and Boggy Creek Road, on the right when traveling south on Wangaratta Whitfield Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Moyhu, Victoria 3732, Australia.
Regarding Hume and Hovell. Hume and Hovell were the first European explorers to traverse the countryside between Sydney and what is now Melbourne, Australia. Their reports led to the opening up of vast tracts of land between those places, although a settlement at Melbourne lay ten years into the future. In 1899 the Wangaratta to Whitfield Railway was opened and a station, Angleside, was sited at the spot where Hume and Hovell had passed. An adjacent sign now marks the location of the abandoned station and rail line.
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Two historical markers. image. Click for full size.
By Peter Mackie, September 18, 2009
2. Two historical markers.
Angleside was a station on the now-dismantled Wangaratta-Whitfield Railway.
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