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The Old Hume Highway - Sydney to Gundagai

<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.

DELIVERY MODE

  • 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

  • Early explorers
  • Hume and Hovell
  • Sydney to Mittagong - Historic settlements
  • Mittagong to Hume's Cooma Cottage
  • Yass to Gundagai

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.

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