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Historic Red Gums.

— See the photographic, view showing the spot where Hume's party sighted the Murray River, and the gum tree that Captain Hovell cut his name on, 17th November, 1824. Also the monument erected to the memory of the party.

A second historic tree is in the Melbourne Botanic Gardens, and is known as "Separation Tree" because under its shade and near about, some of the people gathered to celebrate "Separation Day, " or the legal separation of Victoria from New South Wales, on 15th November, 1850. There is an article on this tree by Mr. A. C. Neate in the "Home and Garden Beautiful," (Melbourne), for 1st May, 1915, p. 1043.

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