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Grave of Yuranigh

Location: 3km SE of Molong Yuranigh Road, Molong, NSW 2866

Constructed: 1852-1852


The gravesite of Yuranigh, a guide to Sir Thomas Mitchell on his famous last north west exploratory adventure, is an excellent example of 'culture contact'. The presence of carved trees around the grave demonstrates the commemoration by Aboriginal people, while the inscribed headstone indicates the tribute for courage, honesty and fidelity bestowed on Yuranigh by Major Mitchell. The carved trees are also, as far as is known, the longest remaining number of carved trees around a grave.


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Name of item: Grave of Yuranigh
Other name/s: Yuranigh's grave
Type of item: Archaeological-Terrestrial
Collection: Aboriginal
Category: Burial
Location: 3km SE of Molong Yuranigh Road, Molong, NSW 2866
Local Govt: Cabonne
Constructed: 1852-1852
Current use: grave site and memorial
Former use: grave site and memorial