Remembering Yarrie: An Indigenous Australian and the 1852 Gundagai Flood

Wardiningsih Soerjohardjo

Abstract

The Story of Yarrie has been in the memory of Gundagai people for generations. Such a memory has been strengthened by the presence of memorials dedicated to Yarrie during the 1852 flood. The cultural production performed by the memorialisation of Yarrie’s role during the 1852 flood was made possible through the activities of the local community, the Gundagai Historical Society, the local museum, local government, prominent citizens and the popular media.

Keywords

Gundagi; Yarri; Australian Aborigines; memory

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