Looking back, Forging ahead - Merriwa, NSW
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tuena
S 32° 08.337 E 150° 21.271
56H E 250459 N 6441096
Quick Description: The mural celebrates local history and the strength of agriculture in the Merriwa district & was officially opened 6 February 2008.
Location: New South Wales, Australia
Date Posted: 3/1/2017 3:54:28 PM
Waymark Code: WMV63Z
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
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Long Description:
The tin used to create this mural came from the local district including the sheep dip from Collaroy station established 1829, Denman's Blacksmith shed & the original garage at 118 Bettington Street.

The mural takes up a considerable part of a wall & consists of corrugated tin which has been used extensively in Australia as a building material. The mural is supported by poles & is not fixed to the wall. The wagon like structure is a dray with a load of wool bails & is being pulled by bullocks. Next to that is a mob of sheep with a ram at the helm being rounded up by kelpies & above them a flight of galahs. A windmill, a horse & the shearing shed round off the mural.

If you look closely at the wool bails you can see some lettering which could be original or added for effect as each bail has wording added to identify the station & class (quality of wool).

Corrugated tin rusts slowly & the discolouration is part of its appeal. The rust, wear & tear & the work of the artists combine to make an attractive addition to Merriwa's streetscape.
City: Merriwa

Location Name: Merriwa Welcoming Centre

Artist: Fran Wachtel and Charlotte Drake-Brockman

Date: 2/6/2008

Media: Corrugated tin

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