Wednesday, 15 February 2012


Indigenous people have lived in the region for a very long time and the wetlands contained campsites, ceremonial grounds and essential supplies such as food, fibres and medicines.

A series of contemporary cast aluminium totems symbolise aspects of Indigenous culture in the Boondall Wetlands. This one is Murri (kangaroos) which were once common in the area. Kangaroos provided food, rugs, sinew for stitching and tying and bone for tools and ornaments.


la fourchette said...

Interesting background info and lovely totem.

AL said...

There is a full set of these totems, all telling the story of the area. It's been well done so as not to distract from the natural environment.