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The cairn marks the site of Rose Inn which was affected by the flood of 1852. The Inn was the first building in Gundagai. Thomas Lindley, the proprietor, lost his wife and four children in the flood.

The Rose Inn survived the floods, but the building was demolished soon afterwards because it was unable to be salvaged and reused. It was in a state of ruin.

Note : There is some contention that this site is the site of the Murrumbidgee Ferry Inn, and that the Rose Inn was further north of this site in Homer Street.



Address:Middleton Drive, Edge of Golf Course, Gundagai, 2722
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.072054
Long: 148.105032
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Disaster
Actual Event Start Date:24-June-1852
Actual Event End Date:25-June-1852


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 9th October, 1988
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This is the site of the first building in Gundagai "the Rose Inn" erected by C. Norman

The hotel survived the Great Flood of 1852, when Thomas Lindley was proprietor, but his wife and four children perished in that disaster.

Cairn officially unveiled by great grandson J. A. (Jack) Lindley O.A.M. J.P. 

9th October 1988

H. J. Reardon Secretary  Gundagai & District Historical Society
D. G. Smith President

Source: MA
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