Warangesda Aboriginal Mission Heritage Listing Celebrations

6 July, 2010

Warangesda Aboriginal Mission Heritage Listing Celebrations

Come one, come all...

The Waddi Housing Corporation, the Leeton LALC and the Griffith LALC invite the Riverina district to join in celebrating the Heritage listing of the old Warangesda Mission in Darlington Point.

Known as the Camp of Mercy, Warangesda was established in 1880, on a 600 acre allotment near the township of Waddi.

Up to 200 residents lived at Warangesda in the early 1900s, with the mission eventually closing in 1924.

Past residents, their families and the Riverina Aboriginal community are celebrating the heritage listing of Warangesda with a church service at Darlington Point Anglican Church beginning at 10am.

There will be an official ceremony at Darlington Point Club shortly after.

A BBQ lunch will also be provided on the day.

All are invited to witness this historic event, and be involved in an integral part of this region's history.

When? Saturday 10 July 2010 at 10am

For further information call:
Waddi Housing Corporation
Phone: (02) 6968 4390

Chris Munro at NSWALC
0438 760 242


We pay our respects to the Traditional Owners of the lands where we work as well as across the lands we travel through. We also acknowledge our Elders past, present and emerging.

Artwork Credit: Craig Cromelin, from a painting he did titled, "4 favourite fishing holes". It is a snippet of his growing years on the Lachlan River, featuring yabby, turtle, fish and family.