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Like Route 1, 101 and 66 in the US, the Aussies also have a few legendary highways. No comprehensive plan for a National Highway system was put into place until 1974 when connectivity was finally worked out at a political level. Perhaps the first highway with a purpose in Australia was created during WWII to defend against potential Japanese Invasion. The Stuart Highway created a North-South route across the continent and deserves the title of the Main Highway. Other routes claim primacy and a few have genuine claims. Until you travel them and meet up with a road train. no concept of the Australian Highway System makes any sense at all. As a footnote, US Route 66 never went from coast to coast, It never went to either coast. It stopped short of the Pacific, and its Easternmost terminus was Chicago. So much for a claim to history.

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The main highway from Melbourne to Sydney, going the inland route, is the Hume Highway.

The Princes Highway is the main highway along the coastal route.

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Australia's longest road-Highway 1,East of Balladonia-about 90 miles of straight road

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  • Pacific Highway
  • Stuart Highway
  • Bruce Highway
  • Hume Highway
  • Princes Highway
  • Matilda Highway
  • Warrego Highway
  • Oxley Highway
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