Coonalpyn art

On a popular stretch of road between South Australia and Victoria, lies Coonalpyn, a sleepy rural town that owes it’s success to farming and agriculture. As part of it’s centenary tribute to the early European settlers, community groups began restoring old machinery, creating information boards and producing artwork, which included silo art, mural and ‘tunnel vision’.

The original inhabitants, the Ngargad people, were adept at hunting and did not stay in the one area, as they knew about sustainability. The area is mallee country and small, deliberate fires would flush out prey, as long as there weren’t too many rains.

And as you continue along the Dukes Highway, golden fields of glowing canola cheer the way.

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