Hamilton Hume, Memorial Proposed

The Sydney Morning Herald

23 May 1908

Hamilton Hume, Explorer. Memorial Proposed.

Yass, Friday.

A public meeting last night was presided over by Alderman S. E. Bradford, the Mayor, for the purpose of taking steps to have a memorial erected in Yass to the memory of the Australian explorer, Hamilton Hume.

In order to make the memorial of a national character, the State Government is to be asked to materially help, by donating a sum of money.

It is not generally known that Hamilton Hume is buried at Yass, in the Church of England Cemetery.

After finishing his exploring career, Hume settled at Cooma Cottage, Yass, which was granted by the Government.

The meeting decided that because the explorer liked the town so much a monument should be erected here.