Hovell, Letter to Herald

The Sydney Morning Herald

1 July 1871

To The Editor of The Herald.

Sir,- I notice in your paper of Tuesday, 27th, in the "Reminiscenses of the Past," that the first overland trip from Sydney to Port Phillip was made by Mr. Hamilton Hume and Mr. Hovell in the year 1827.

This is a mistake, as it was in the months of October, 1824, and January following. Again, with reference to the brig Trial the longboat was found in Trial Bay, New South Wales. A reference to "Oxley's Journal," now in the Sydney Public Library, will, I dare say, give full particulars.

I am, Sir, your obedient servant,

William. H. Hovell. Goulburn, 29th June