Tharwa Bridge and de Salis Cemetery Heritage WalkNational Trust of Australia (ACT)

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Tharwa Bridge and de Salis Cemetery Heritage Walk

Tharwa Bridge and de Salis Cemetery - Origin, Heritage and Conservation. This tour, led by Dr Peter Dowling, will begin at the Tharwa Bridge Reserve and follow the path to the de Salis Cemetery past Cuppacumbalong.

From the Bridge we will walk along a pleasant, shady path next to the Murrumbidgee River, passing the Cuppacumbalong Homestead where we will make a short stop to learn about the establishment of the homestead. Next stop is the cemetery where we will discuss the location, history and its heritage significance.

This imposing walled cemetery was constructed of local stone from nearby Mount Tennant and filled with soil from the banks of the Murrumbidgee. Located on a granite outcrop overlooking the junction of the Murrumbidgee and Gudgenby Rivers, the cemetery has four headstones, and a second internal stone wall dominated by an obelisk. The cemetery contains the graves of the De Salis family of the former Cuppacumbalong Station, employees and neighbours.

A Canberra and Region Heritage Festival event – organised by the National Trust of Australia (ACT)

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Event Details

Naas Road, Tharwa, Australian Capital Territory

There is parking at the reserve just across the Tharwa Bridge.


9.30am to 11.30am

Entry fees:
Adults $ 15
Prebooking required
Attendance limit:
Less than 50
Onsite facilities: