Stop 2

For the second stop just down Gertrude Street between stops 13 and 14 on a wall in Little Napier Street, we see what at the first glance appears to be a goanna painted in a traditional style resembling a rock painting that might have dated back thousands of years. On closer inspection there appear to be more than 4 limbs on this goanna in a syle I have only seen before on rock paintings in kakadu. Painted on the traditional lands of the Wurundjeri people, we can see an omage to indigenous culture and its people. Whilst this depiction doesn’t have as heavy implications as some pieces that I have seen an example of how small pieces spread through a community can give insight into the community mindset to some extent. This simple piece in my mind represents a more widespread acknowledgement from the localised community of the rightful owners of the land we live in.

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