Tharwa Bridge and de Salis cemetery

Origin, Heritage and Conservation

This walk was cancelled in November due to the condition of the track and will now be held on 25 February.

November bookings have been transferred to the new date. Fully booked by add your name to the waiting list at

This tour, led by Dr Peter Dowling, will begin at the Tharwa Bridge Reserve. 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.

We will meet in the Tharwa Bridge Reserve, Naas Road, Tharwa.

Bookings will open on 26 October at