Hume and Hovell Expedition Termination
At this event we will be discussing the termination point of the Hume and Hovell expedition of 1824-5 with particular emphasis on the three days prior to reaching Port Phillip and the first three days of their return journey.
This discussion will analyse material presented in Hovell’s Journal that has never been presented before as it destroys the current narrative of the expedition terminating at Corio Bay, cases in point.
• Sighting of the Yarra River which Hovell named the ‘River Yar’ on the second last day of the outbound journey,
• Observations of mounts with bearings provided by Hovell that clearly show that the expedition was at Point Gellibrand on the evening of the first day of their return journey, therefore they could never have commenced the return journey from Corio Bay.
These and many other observations have either been deleted from previous research, or bearings and distances simply stated as being correct when they obviously do not agree with Hovell’s observations.
Many maps have been prepared to clarify the points of discussion.