Saturday, June 21, 2008

History mural

This is part of a large 1982 wall mural at Prospect entitled History of Australia.

This interesting mural depicts many scenes that are significant in Australia's history, but not necessarily South Australia.
  • Convict labour and soldiers on guard were commonplace in the Eastern states, but South Australia was established as a free settlers' colony.
  • Ned Kelly, a bushranger, was a Victorian.
  • The Eureka flag and the Eureka Stockade were at Ballarat in Victoria.
The art work at the base of the mural is representative of Australia's indigenous culture.


Donna said...

Wonderful Gordon! Informative picture!! Happy day!hughugs

babooshka said...

Such a contrast to the the previous image. Interesting and informative image.