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.


John Ellicott

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