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AHF Australian Heritage Festival 2024 History Talk & Discussion:

Hume and Hovell Expedition Termination - Lance Pritchard - National  Trust - Heritage Council Victoria
Werribee District Historical Society and Museum

National Trust - Heritage Council Victoria - Werribee District Historical Society
Australian Heritage Festival 2024

Hume and Hovell Expedition Termination - Lance Pritchard

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.

Event Details
Address: Old Shire Office 49 Watton St (cnr Duncans Rd), Werribee, VIC

Dates: Saturday April 20, April 27, May 4, May 11, May 18.

Time: 1.00pm-2.00pm

Entry Fees: Free

Prebooking required

Attendance Limit: Less than 50
Onsite Facilities: Disabled access and Disabled accessible toilets

Social: Werribee District Historical Society on Facebook 

Other Things You May Need To Know:
Free 2 hour under cover parking available across the road at the Holiday Inn

It is with great regret that WDHS is cancelling all AHF 2020 events, activities or programs that are organised for the general public due to the evolving impact of COVID-19. While it is a very difficult decision to make, the health and safety of our community and staff must take precedence. We thank you for your understanding. 

In the meantime if you suspect that you or a family member has COVID-19 you should call (not visit) your GP or ring the national COVID-19 Information Hotline on 1800 020 080.

For the most current information, resources and advice please visit The Department of Health and Human Services website,

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