Near Moyhu, Victoria, Australia
Hume and Hovell
Location. 36° 35.65′ S, 146° 22.983′ E. Marker is near Moyhu, Victoria. Marker is at the intersection of Wangaratta Whitfield Road and Boggy Creek Road, on the right when traveling south on Wangaratta Whitfield Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Moyhu, Victoria 3732, Australia.
Regarding Hume and Hovell. Hume and Hovell were the first European explorers to traverse the countryside between Sydney and what is now Melbourne, Australia. Their reports led to the opening up of vast tracts of land between those places, although a settlement at Melbourne lay ten years into the future. In 1899 the Wangaratta to Whitfield Railway was opened and a station, Angleside, was sited at the spot where Hume and Hovell had passed. An adjacent sign now marks the location of the abandoned station and rail line.
Additional keywords. exploration
Categories. • Colonial Era • Exploration •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 30, 2015. This page has been viewed 420 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 30, 2015. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.