National Trust of Guyana

Monument Type: Regional Monuments

Walter Rodney Tomb

Location: Werk-en-Rust, GeorgetownClassification: Commemorative MonumentPeriod/ Year Built: 2010 Dr Walter Rodney; a pioneering social advocate who became a voice for the under-represented and the disenfranchised was intellectually gifted. In 1960, after graduating first in his class at queen’s college, he proceeds to the university of the West Indies in Jamaica. At the age of 24, …

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Berbice Mounds

Location: Upper Berbice  Classification: Archaeological  Period/ Year Built: 5,000 BCE  Historical Background / Description:  The mounds of Berbice dates back to 5,000 BCE when the Indigenous peoples of Guyana dwelled and cultivated the lands spreading from the Torani Canal along the Berbice River and across the savannahs. The Berbice Mounds were used mainly for agricultural …

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Bauxite Centenary Arch

Location: Mackenzie, LindenClassification: Commemorative MonumentPeriod/ Year Built: 2016 Historical Background / Description:The Bauxite Centenary Arch is located on Casuarina Drive and Washer Pond Road, Mackenzie, Linden. The structure commemorates 100 years of bauxite mining in the country. The mining of Bauxite ores began in October 1916, by the newly formed Demerara Bauxite Company (DEMBA) at …

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Blue Lakes and White Sands

Location: Wisroc, Linden  Classification: Recreational  Period/ year built: 20th century  Historical Background / Description:  The Blue Lakes and White Sands are unique to the town of Linden. These man-made lakes were formed from vast valleys left behind once mining ceased in an area. The white sandy hilly terrain naturally occurs within the region. Linden is …

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Mackenzie-Wismar Bridge

Location: Mackenzie-Wismar, Linden  Classification: Civil Infrastructure  Period/ Year Built: 1967  Historical Background / Description:  The Mackenzie-Wismar Bridge is the second of two bridges spanning the Demerara River, to be built by the Demerara Bauxite Company (DEMBA). The structure which connects Mackenzie and Wismar was constructed to facilitate the transportation of ore from mines located at …

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Linden Hospital Complex

Location: Mackenzie, Linden  Classification: Medical/Social Services  Period/ Year Built: 1925  Historical Background / Description: The Linden Hospital Complex which is located on Casuarina Drive, Watooka, Mackenzie, was established and built by the Demerara Bauxite Company (DEMBA). The first of two structures on the site was completed in May 1925, to provide improved medical services to …

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Locomotives (Linden)

Location: Mackenzie, Linden  Classification: Engineering  Period/ Year Built: Unknown  Historical Background / Description:  During the Bauxite boom, locomotives (or trains as they are commonly known as) used to transport bauxite ore throughout each of the bauxite mines, which were connected by railway to the Bauxite Plant. The use of locomotives or trains were discontinued and …

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Watooka House

Location: Mackenzie, Linden  Classification: Residential  Period/ Year Built: Early 1900s  Historical Background / Description:  Watooka House commonly referred to as the Watooka Guest House is an early 20th century colonial three-storey building. During the early 1900s, the building which was then privately owned was bought and renovated by the Demerara Bauxite Company (DEMBA) to accommodate …

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Linden Museum of Industrial & Social-Cultural Heritage

Location: Mackenzie, Linden  Classification: Community  Period/ Year Built: 1925  Historical Background / Description:  The Linden Museum of Industrial & Socio-Cultural Heritage is housed in a building formerly called the Recreational Hall. It is located on Co-op Crescent Street, Mackenzie. This single-storey structure was built in 1925 and served numerous functions such as a dancehall, cinema …

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