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Hume River (Murray River) discovered
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Creator : Bland, William, 1789-1868
Source : Journey of discovery to Port Phillip, New South Wales
Place Of Creation : Sydney Adelaide
Publisher : R. Hill printer Libraries Board of South Australia
Date of creation : 1831 ; 1965
Additional Creator : Hume, Hamilton, 1797-1873 Hovell, W. H. (William Hilton), 1786-1875
Format : Book
Contributor : State Library of South Australia
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Hamilton Hume and William Hovell set out in October 1824 to explore the country between Sydney and Westernport on Bass Strait. During this expedition they discovered a number of rivers and fertile pastures, and named one of these rivers the 'Hume'. Charles Sturt proved on his overlanding journey of 1838 that the Hume was actually the upper reach of the River Murray.

Coverage year : 1824
Place : Murray River
Further reading :

Hume, Hamilton, A brief statement of facts in connection with an overland expedition from Lake George to Port Phillip, in 1824. Yass: J.J. Brown, Courier Office, 1874

Prest, Jean Hamilton Hume and William Hovell Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1963

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