Friday, May 7, 2010

URIARRA CROSSING

Uriarra Crossing is located on the Uriarra Road in the northwest of the Australian Capital Territory a distance of 17km west-northwest from Canberra. Originally a punt was used to cross over. It is now a low level concrete bridge crossing the Murrumbidgee River and heading to Brindabella Road, grazing land and the mountains beyond.


















The Canberra Times, Thursday 25 May 1933

In the grounds of Uriarra Station there is a flat rock which has been identified by archaeologists as a cooking stone often used to cook the very tasty Bogong moth (ref here (pdf). The area has both Aboriginal and colonial history... I am still researching it.


View to the crossing.


View from the road in.


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