The Lost Towns of the Old Hume Highway

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.

DELIVERY MODE

  • Face-to-Face / Online

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

  • The early explorers
  • Hume and Hovell’s historic journey
  • Towns and villages now bypassed
  • Ned Kelly’s area
  • Dad and Dave at Snake Gully
  • Bonegilla – Migrant Experience
  • Hume & Hovell memorials
  • Hume Highway history

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.
$113 Limited / $102

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04 Sep
$113 Limited / $102

<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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10 Sep

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