Classic Journeys: The Old Hume Highway

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Classic Journeys: The Old Hume Highway

<p>Australia surely has no road with a more colourful past than the Old Hume Highway. Explorers, pioneers, highwaymen, bushrangers, convicts and the law have all played their part in establishing the

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Australia surely has no road with a more colourful past than the Old Hume Highway. Explorers, pioneers, highwaymen, bushrangers, convicts and the law have all played their part in establishing the route of this major inter-capital road. Our journey today, is to follow this most historic of Australian routes and rediscover its story and the lost towns of the Old Hume Highway.


SUGGESTED READING

  • The Old Hume Highway: History begins with a Road – RTA publications
  • Bypass: The Story of a Road – Michael McGirr, Picador, 2007.
  • Journey to Kosciuzko – Frank Clune, Angus & Robertson, 1964
  • Hamilton Hume: our greatest explorer – Robert Macklin, 2016


COURSE OUTLINE

  • Introduction: The Great South Road, Early Explorers, Hume and Hovell
  • Sydney To Mittagong: Historic settlements
  • Mittagong To Hume’s Cooma Cottage: Hume’s Cooma Cottage
  • Yass To Albury: Southern NSW, The Mighty Murray crossing
  • Wodonga To Seymour: Bonegilla – Migrant Experience, Ned Kelly
  • To Melbourne & Geelong: Werribee , Melbourne


PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Have a greater appreciation for a journey along the Old Hume Highway and have a good background to its history.