Centenary of Yarri`s DeathPrint Page
A plaque commemorates the centenary of the death of the aboriginal man Yarri who rescued forty-nine people during the 1852 flood.
|Address:||Homer Street, Gundagai Historical Museum, Gundagai, 2722|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -35.066183|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Approx. Event Start Date:||1880|
|Approx. Event End Date:||1980|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Friday 5th December, 1980|
This Plaque Commemorates The Centenary
Of Yarrie`s Death In 1880. Yarrie An
Aboriginal Was One Of Australia`s Greatest
Heroes. During The Flood Of 25-6-1852
When "Old Gundagai" On The Flat Was Destroyed,
Yarrie In His Bark Canoe Went Out Day
& Night On That Raging Torrent & Rescued
49 People From Roof Tops & Trees.In
Appreciation I Present This Plaque To The
"New Gundagai" 5-12-1980
O. E. Bell. B.E.M.
President Of Gundagai Historical Society