sculpted kindness

From Halls Creek in Western Australia to Becky’s squares, an extraordinary monument.

Bronze casting, by artist C.P. Somers

Straight from the plaque :

It shows”Russian Jack” (Real name Ivan Fredericks) a famous figure in the gold rush of 1885.

“Russian Jack” once carried a sick friend more than 300 kilometres in a bush-made wheelbarrow seeking medical aid over a track which existed in name only.

His feat symbolised the mateship and endurance of the pioneers of a region, then lacking all the amenities of civilisation.

I think many are metaphorically doing the same thing during these unusual times.

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