Gundagai Memorial Cairns

Overview

There are three Memorial Cairns in Gundagai. One is the Rose Inn Cairn situated on the Gundagai Golf Course on Middleton Drive. This Cairn is to commemorate the Public House that was constructed…

There are three Memorial Cairns in Gundagai.

One is the Rose Inn Cairn situated on the Gundagai Golf Course on Middleton Drive. This Cairn is to commemorate the Public House that was constructed by Thomas Lindley which was part of Old Gundagai that was lost in the 1852 flood.

Many explorers passed close to Gundagai on their way to Port Phillip Bay including: Hume and Hovell, Charles Sturt and Edward John Eyre. This is marked by Cairn in the River Caravan Park. This is also the spot where Sturt crossed the Murrumbidgee River for the first time.

The third Cairn is located on O I Bell Drive (Gundagai Common) and was the site where the National School was built that was lost in the great flood. This major flood took the life of the Master and Mistress and their five children as well as many other townsfolk.

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