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Hume V Hovell
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Hamilton Hume's Birthday
Hume died in his cottage while writing his second pamphlet.
Hume found a route over the Blue Mountains and was granted 1280 acres.
Hume and Charles Sturt led an expedition to Darling River
Hume moved to the Yass Plains, receiving a total of 2200 acres.
Hume established several flocks of sheep and pigs. Worked on obtaining three holdings, later to be called Humewood, Marchmont, and Eurolie.
1814- First exploration, with brother and an aboriginal man. Reached the Berrima-Bong Bong district in the Southern Highlands.
Hume bought a cottage and 100 acres from Henry and Cornelius O'Brien on the Yass plains.
Hume was outraged that Hovell was celebrated in Geelong and he wasn't so he printed a phamlete describing the true events of the their expedition.
Hume was elected a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.
William Hovell was born in Norfolk, England
Hovell became a prisoner of war after his father's ship was captured by the French.
Hovell was a mate on the Zenobia which was on route to Peru.
Hovell became a mercantile marine captain of the Juno bound to Rio de Janeiro.
Hovell came to New South Wales on the Earl Spencer with his family.
Hovell wrecked The Brothers in the Kent Group, Bass Strait. His crew of 8 survived for 10 weeks on wheat.
Hovell discovered the Burragorang Valley.
Hovell's wife left the University of Sydney 6000 pounds as a memorial for him. The money was used to found the William Hilton Hovell lectureship on geology and physical geography.
Hovell was celebrated with a public dinner in Geelong to celebrate the 29th anniversary of its discovery.
Hume and Hovell had there portraits issused on Australian postage stamps.
Second Exploration, requested by Governor Macquarie. accomponied by Charles Throsby and James Meehan
Hume, George Barber, and W. H. Broughton, found the Yass Plains.
Lieutenant Johnston, Alexander Berry and Hume reached the Clyde River. Berry and Hume moved inland almost to Braidwood.
Hume and Hovell exploration. explored many locations from Gunning to Corio Bay in Victoria.
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