Bungonia, Hume Centenary

The Sydney Morning Herald

30 August 1912

Goulburn, Thursday.

Bungonia residents are considering the question of celebrating next year the centenary of the arrival in the district of Hamilton Hume, the Explorer, and his party.

The district was proclaimed by the explorers suitable for settlement before, it is believed, Lake Bathurst, and the Goulburn Plains were discovered, and long before that party crossed the great dividing range.

The visit to Bungonia it is not recorded in the histories. The statement of old pioneers was that the explorers arrived in 1813, and pitched camp at a place called Carne, on the Bungonia Creek.

There is at this point a large outcrop of limestone which is known as Hamilton's rocks.

These rocks are mentioned in the explorer's chart. The Bungonia people are endeavouring to obtain reliable information as to the visit.