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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.


Address:Homer Street, Gundagai Historical Museum, Gundagai, 2722
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.066183
Long: 148.107323
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Approx. Event Start Date:1880
Approx. Event End Date:1980


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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