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10-May-2021
10-May-2021

Photographs supplied by Stephen Warren

The plaque was erected in memory of Rex Stuart (1941-2001) who was a traditional custodian of the Arabunna people. Rex tragically passed away at the location in 2001. 

 

Location

Address:Flinders Ranges Way, Flinders Ranges, 5701
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -31.472312
Long: 138.699311
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Indigenous

Dedication

Front Inscription

Memorial for Rex Stuart

This plaque celebrates the life of Rex Stuart, a traditional custodian of the Arabunna People and a true modern-day cowboy.

Born on Finniss Springs Station on 13 March 1941, Rex tragically passed away on this hill on the morning of 28 September 2001.

Rex was a strong advocate for the protection of Aboriginal heritage and the handing down of traditional knowledge to his children.  He was fluent in six Aboriginal languages, and was recognised as one of South Australia`s finest
Aboriginal language interpreters.

One of the great legendary Aboriginal drovers and stockmen, Rex drove stock along the Georgina River, the Caley Cooper Run, and worked as a stockman on Lake Nash Station among others.

His passing is sorely lamented.  Rex is survived by his wife Angelina and their children Dawn, Noblelene, Aaron, Virginia and Corrina.

Ngarabunna (Sturt Desert Pea) is the cultural totem of Rex`s homeland.

This plaque was made possible through cooperation between the Stuart family, the Adnyamathanha People of the Flinders Ranges, Willow Springs Station, Transport SA  and the Department of State Aboriginal Affairs.

 

Source: MA
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