Sculpture signifies another step towards reconciliation as Wiradjuri heroes recognised for 1852 flood rescue

John Ellicott
By John Ellicott
Updated June 4 2017 - 9:12pm, first published 2:00am
An early model of the Yarri sculpture by Darien Pullen that marks the Wiradjuri rescue of 69 people in Gundagai's disastrous 1852 flood.

The Horsleys are a well-known grazing dynasty west of Gundagai, but the family lineage may have died out early if it had not been for the heroism of Aborigines from the Wiradjuri tribe.

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John Ellicott

John Ellicott

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