Last updated 22Feb22

Michael Herbert memorial

The Michael Herbert memorial is located on the western approach to the old Gudgenby River bridge near the Naas Rd turnoff.

Location: GR 55H FA 85814-58358 (MGA94), Williamsdale 8726-4N 1:25000

Michael Herbert cairn, March 2008

Visit: 18 Mar 08 and driven past many, many times

Photographs are available.


Gudgenby: A register of archaeological sites in the proposed Gudgenby National Park, J H Winston-Gregson MA thesis, ANU, 1978. Site NA2. 16m west of bridge. Bronze plaque on cairn of cemented granodiorite surrounded by river pebbles set in concrete. Actual grave lies beneath the modern road. Source: D Kerr 16 March 1977. May also contain two children. Source E Tong 28 December 1977. Cairn is in very good order.; inscription reads “This cairn marks the resting place of Michael Herbert the first known settler in the district of Naas, who died about a hundred years ago. These stones came from one of his buildings March 1957”. See extracts of the relevant pages in the photos above.

Rugged Beyond Imagination Matthew Higgins P 24: English migrant William Herbert was at Naas valley by the early 1830s.