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Centenary of Yarri`s Death : 28-September-2012
Centenary of Yarri`s Death : 28-September-2012
Photographs supplied by Roger Johnson

A plaque commemorates the centenary of the death of the aboriginal man Yarri who rescued forty-nine people during the 1852 flood.

Location

Address:Homer Street, Gundagai Historical Museum, Gundagai, 2722
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.066183
Long: 148.107323
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Indigenous
Approx. Event Start Date:1880
Approx. Event End Date:1980

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 5th December, 1980
Front Inscription

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

Source: MA
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