Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Border crossing & some family history

Albury, and going South of the Border.

Some family history... I have a Great,Great Grandfather (convict) that was part of the Overland Journey by Hamilton Hume & William Hovell in 1824, to find a viable overland route from Sydney Cove to Port Phillip..
On this journey,  these were the first Europeans to see the Australian Alps..
The route they pioneered,  the Hume Highway from Sydney to Melbourne, mostly follows their route..

There is currently a "Hume & Hovell Walking Track" following some of that original pathway, beginning in Yass NSW, and terminating at the Hovell Tree in Albury NSW ....

one day I'd like to retrace my GG grandfather's footsteps...

A trip for another day...