National Trust of Guyana

Mabaruma Stone Monument

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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. The structure also signifies100 years of progress in the Mabaruma North West-District (1890 – 1990). It was unveiled by President Hugh Desmond Hoyte on October 26, 1990. The monument also depicts the six races of Guyana evident by the heads surrounding the circular peak of the monument. An additional feature includes the depiction of an indigenous person hunting.