Tribal heroes of killer flood | The Land

John Ellicott

4 Jun 2017, noon

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An early model of the Yarri sculpture by Darien Pullen that marks the Wiradjuri rescue of 69 people in Gundagai's disastrous 1852 flood.

 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.

On Friday June 25, 1852, a terrible flood rose swiftly on the Murrumbidgee overwhelming the town of Gundagai, nestled then precariously on the river flats

http://www.theland.com.au/story/4704196/tribal-heroes-of-killer-flood/?cs=4951

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