Great Southern Road - Paddys River.
The Main Roads Management Act of June 1858 declared the Great Southern Road, from near Sydney through Goulburn and Gundagai to Albury, as one of the three main roads in the colony. Today we know it as the Hume Highway, named after Hamilton Hume the travelling partner of William Hovell on there overland journey from Appin (near Campbelltown) to Port Phillip and return in 1824.
Over the years the road has seen many realignments, some minor and some major with entire towns being bypassed. So I thought that I would do a series of caches based on the old sections of the Great Sothern Road. This is the second one.
There are two options to access points to this cache, both are listed below as waypoints.
Cache is located on an old section of the Hume Hwy. After you have found the cache take the time to have a think about just how much better the Highway is these days. Stand in the middle of the old road and look North at the blind corner, just imagine two semi trailers passing at this point. You will notice that you are in a dip in the road that these days would have been levelled out so as to offer the modern motorist a smooth safe journey. Just removing this dip would make the corner not quite so dangerous…….
*FTF* goes to jkcourtz.