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Cairn commemorates the site of the Old Elsey Homestead, made famous by the pioneering adventures of the characters portrayed in the book "We Of The Never Never" written by Mrs. Aeneas Gunn who was mistress of the station.

Elsey Station is a pastoral lease that once operated as a cattle station in the Northern Territory. Aeneas and Jeannie Gunn arrived at Elsey in 1902, Gunn owned a quarter share in the property but died there in 1903 from Blackwater fever. Jeannie returned to Melbourne and in 1908 wrote the book We of the Never Never based on her time at Elsey.

Location

Address:Stuart Highway, Signposted Turnoff South of Mataranka, Mataranka, 0852
State:NT
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -15.084167
Long: 133.123333
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 5th May, 1958
Front Inscription

On this site stood OLD ELSEY STATION HOMESTEAD made famous by the pioneering adventures of the characters portrayed in the story of "WE OF THE NEVER NEVER " by Mrs. AENEAS GUNN  .

This Cairn has been erected in tribute by Nursing Sisters of the Australian Inland Mission 5th May 1958.

Source: MA
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