King Tom’s Memorial Headstone

King Tom’s Memorial Headstone is declared an official “Aboriginal Place”. It commemorates the life of King Tom of Dunmore, a well-known nineteenth century Aboriginal man. The engraved sandstone headstone is made and erected by local settlers as a mark of respect for King Tom shortly after his passing in 1875, honouring the memory of an Aboriginal Elder. The headstone is engraved “King Tom died December 1875” with the word “Sacred” inscribed on the back of the stone block.