National Trust of Guyana

Monument Type: Region 4 (Demerara-Mahaica)

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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Mahaicony Old Railway Bridge

Location: Mahaicony District, East Coast Demerara  Classification: Civil Infrastructure  Period/ Year Built: 19th century  Historical Background / Description:  The Mahaicony Railway Bridge is located in the district of Mahaicony and crosses the Mahaicony River. It was built as a crucial piece of infrastructure that was needed to complete the railway trail that spanned from Georgetown …

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Half-way Tree

Location: Mahaica District, East Coast Demerara  Classification: Civil Landscape  Period/ Year Built: Planted circa 1986  Historical Background / Description:  The Half-Way Tree is a silk cotton tree (also called the Kumaka or Koomaka) located near the centre of the Georgetown Rosignol Highway at Perseverance in the Mahaica district. A previous tree, which fell circa 1985 …

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Mahaica Old Railway Bridge

Location: Mahaica District, East Coast Demerara  Classification: Civil Infrastructure  Period/ Year Built: 19th century  Historical Background / Description:  The Mahaica Railway Bridge is located within the district of Mahaica and crosses the Mahaica River. The railway bridge was built to accommodate the railway trail that spanned from Georgetown to Rosignol. This lattice girder steel bridge …

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Helena

Location: Mahaica District, East Coast Demerara  Classification: Historic Settlement  Period/ Year Built: Established 1896  Historical Background / Description:  Helena is located 38.5 kilometres (23.91 miles) from Georgetown, in the District of Mahaica on the East Coast of Demerara. The community was established in 1896, as the British government’s third attempt of establishing a settlement scheme …

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Sir James Douglas Monument

Location: Mahaica District, East Coast Demerara  Classification: Commemorative Monument  Period/ Year Built: 2008  Historical Background / Description:  Sir James Douglas was born in British Guiana on August 15, 1803. He was the son of Scottish man, Mr. John Douglas and Barbadian mulatto woman, Ms. Martha Ann Telfer. During his early years, he lived on his …

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Wilberforce Congregational Church

Location: Victoria, East Coast Demerara  Classification: Religious  Period/ Year Built: Established 1845, rebuilt early 2000s  Historical Background / Description:  Wilberforce Congregational Church is located on Middle Walk, Victoria, East Coast Demerara. The community of Victoria has the distinction of being the first village in the country to be bought by former slaves in 1839. The …

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Victoria

Location: Victoria, Demerara  Classification: Historic Settlement  Period/ Year Built: Established 1839  Historical Background / Description:  The community of Victoria has the distinction of being the first village to be bought and established by former slaves in British Guiana. This act, carried out by the ex-slaves, paved the way for the birth of what was known …

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Enmore Martyrs’ Monument

Location: Enmore, East Coast Demerara  Classification: Commemorative Monument  Period/ Year Built: 1977 Historical Background / Description:  On April 22, 1948, approximately 1,200 estate workers from the plantations of Enmore, Non Pariel, Lusignan, Mon Repos, La Bonne Intention (LBI), Vryheid’s Lust and Ogle initiated a strike action to express their disapproval against the ‘cut and load’ …

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St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church

Location: Beterverwagting, East Coast Demerara  Classification: Religious  Period/ Year Built: 1875  Historical Background / Description: St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church is located on Beterverwagting Main Road and St. Peter’s Street in the community of Beterverwagting which is commonly referred to as ‘BV’. Prior to 1862, there were no catholic chapels / churches on the East …

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