Hume and Hovell Track Stories - The Great Southern Road

Post Office Road, Sydney Road, the Great Southern Road, the Hume Highway, the Hume Freeway; the road linking Sydney and Melbourne was originally formed by the early overlanders in 1836. It ran through Thurgoona, Table Top and Bowna for nearly a century, until it was diverted to avoid the rising waters of Lake Hume.

This story is compiled from the works of celebrated local historians Howard Jones and Merrick Webb (dec.) and read by John Walker.


A History of Thurgoona, Howard C Jones, published 1985.

Table Top - A History of the District 1824-1984, Edited by Merrick Webb, compiled by the Table Top History Committee to commemorate the School Centenary 1984.

Parklands gratefully acknowledge the support of the NSW Government, through the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage and the Heritage Council NSW, to make these Hume and Hovell Track stories.