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Hume and Hovell's marked tree
Title : Hume and Hovell's marked tree Hume and Hovell's marked tree
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Source : Picturesque atlas of Australasia Vol. 1, p. 43
Place Of Creation : Sydney
Publisher : The Picturesque Atlas Publishing Co.
Date of creation : [1886?-1888?]
Additional Creator : Garran, Andrew, 1825-1901
Format : Book
Contributor : State Library of South Australia
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Description :

It is usual practice for explorers to blaze trees along their route, as a marker for later explorers. The tree blazed in 1824 by Hume and Hovell near the banks of the Murray where the town of Albury now stands was still standing when this monument was erected, and remains a town attraction today.

Coverage year : 1824
Place : Albury, NSW
Further reading :

Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society of Australasia South Australian Branch vol. 18, 1916-17, opposite p. 3-another view of the tree.

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

Bland, William Journey of discovery to Port Phillip, New South Wales / by Messrs. W.H. Hovell and Hamilton Hume in 1824 and 1825 Sydney: R. Hill, printer, 1831; Adelaide: Libraries Board of South Australia, 1965

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