Hume and Hovell Track Stories - Hume's Monument

The monument to Hamilton Hume - now located in the Albury Botanic Gardens – was first built on the banks of the Murray River. The story of raising, and subsequently relocating, the monument is entwined with the early days of Albury’s first newspaper, the Border Post.

This story is compiled from a pamphlet by local historian Rosemary Boyes.


The Hume Monument, Rosemary Boyes, pamphlet available in the Albury Library.

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.