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Memorial cairn on the site of the National School which was destroyed in the 1852 flood with the loss of lives of teacher Allan McKenna, his wife and five children.

On June 24th and 25th, 1852 at (old) Gundagai, New South Wales, the Murrumbidgee River flooded killing an estimated 78-89 or more people, approximately a third of the Gundagai population. It is one of the largest natural disasters in Australia's history.

Location

Address:Middleton Drive, Gundagai, 2722
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.068272
Long: 148.105826
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Disaster
Sub-Theme:Flood

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:October 1977
Source: MA
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