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|1 - Hamilton Hume Grave near Yass NSW (Contributed by: Ausgirl 212 pictures )|
Plaque Details: In this Cemetery lies the remains of the explorer Hamilton Hume F.R.C.S. Born at Parramatta on 17 June 1797. He opened up the Berrima District in 1814. In 1818 with Jas. Meehan he discoverd the Goulburn Plains. In 1821 with Geo Barber and W H Broughton he discovered the Yass Plains. In 1824 accompanied by Capt Hovell and six assigned servants, his party was the first to overland to Port Phillip and return. In 1828-29 he accompanied Cpt Sturt to the Darling River discovering the Bogan himself. He made three useful journeys down the south coast and opened a new route over the Blue Mountains.
He settled at Humewood Yass in 1830 and died at "Cooma Cottage" Yass on 19 April 1873, Buried beside him is his wife Elizabeth, 2nd daughter of John Dight of Richmond NSW whom he married on 8 November 1825. There were no children.
"For the sake of those who bear my name, I should wish it to be held in remembrance as that of one with small opportunities, but limited resources did what he could for his Native Land". H Hume Statement of Facts 1873.
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