ON THIS DAY…… 16th November 1824

Explorers Hamilton Hume and William Hovell

The explorers Hamilton Hume and William Hovell, on a journey of exploration from the settled areas of New South Wales to Westernport in the Port Phillip district, arrived at the Murray River. Hovell carved an inscription in a red gum on the North bank of the river. Today the tree still stands in Albury, NSW.