National Trust of Guyana

Monument Type: Region 1 (Barima-Waini)

Stephen Campbell Monument

Location: Santa Rosa, Moruca, Essequibo Classification: Commemorative Monument Period/ Year Built: 1995 Historical Background / Description: Located within close proximity to the Heroes of Moruca Monument is the Stephen Campbell Monument. This monument was built to commemorate the life of Stephen Campbell who was the first Indigenous person to be elected into Parliament on September …

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Heroes of Moruca Monument

Location: Santa Rosa, Moruca, Essequibo Classification: Commemorative Monument Period/ Year Built: 1995 Historical Background / Description: The Heroes of Moruca Monument is located in Santa Rosa Mission, Moruca, Essequibo. The monument was proposed by Mr. Basil Rodrigues, a retired schoolteacher, to commemorate the accomplishments of Indigenous peoples, who contributed significantly to the community. It was …

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Republic Arch, Wauna

Location: Wauna, Essequibo Classification: Commemorative Monument Period/ Year Built: 1974 Historical Background / Description: The Republic Arch is located approximately 48.3 kilometres (30 miles) from central Mabaruma, in the village of Wauna. Wauna, which means “Crane” (the bird) was established in 1963. This metal arch was constructed in 1974 by the Government in commemoration of …

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Kissing Rocks

Location: Mabaruma, Essequibo Classification: Natural Site Period/ Year Built: Not Applicable Historical Background / Description: The Kissing Rocks are located 3.2 kilometres (2 miles) from central Mabaruma. It can be found within the vicinity of the Mabaruma creek which leads to the Aruka River. Access to the site can be gained via a foot trail.  …

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Hosororo Falls

Location: Mabaruma, Essequibo Classification: Natural Site Period/ Year Built: Not Applicable Historical Background / Description: Hosororo Falls is a series of rapid streams flowing down the Hosororo Hill; the word Hosororo means “pouring water”. The waterfall is located 4 kilometres (2.5 miles) from Mabaruma. The site is flanked by trees along its bank and is …

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Mabaruma Stone Monument

Location: Mabaruma, Essequibo Classification: Commemorative Monument Period/ Year Built: 1990 Historical Background / Description: The Mabaruma Stone Monument is located in the heart of the Mabaruma village. The monument which measures 3 metres (10 feet) in height and 2.3 meters (7.5 feet) in width was built in commemoration of the Indigenous people’s way of life. …

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Cenotaph (Central Mabaruma)

Location: Mabaruma, Essequibo Classification: Commemorative Monument Period/ Year Built: Not known Historical Background / Description: The Cenotaph is located in central Mabaruma and was constructed of reinforced concrete. It is a pillar like structure which tapers towards the top. The monument commemorates those British Guiana soldiers who died in World Wars I (1914-1918) and II …

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