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Ben Warby Cairn
Ben Warby Cairn

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson

A cairn commemorates Ben Warby, the first settler of North Gundagai.

Ben Warby is recorded as having followed Hume and Hovell's tracks to the junction of the Murrumbidgee and Tumut Rivers and having taken up a pastoral lease of 19,200 acres at a rent of thirty-three pounds per annum. He called the property 'Minghee' later called 'Mingay'.
 

Location

Address:Hume Highway, Muttama Creek, Mingay, 2722
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.973396
Long: 148.146935
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Settlement

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 22nd March, 1975
Front Inscription

This Cairn Was Erected By The
Gundagai Historical Society Apex
Club And The Gundagai Shire Council
         In Memory Of
        BEN WARBY
North Gundagai's First Settler
Who Settled Here In 1825
Naming His Property Minghee
        Unveiled By
T.W.SHEAHAN B.A., L.L.B., M.L.A
                                            22-3-75

Source: MA
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