With the support of the Commonwealth Bank, Parklands are currently developing interpretive signage and artworks to tell the stories of Gateway Island and the Murray river.
There are amazing stories to tell.
Did you know that archaeologists have found the remains of mega-fauna in Wodonga Creek? That River Red Gum trunks dating back to the Pleistocene era have been extracted from local quarries? That there is a childs bike being swallowed by a tree in an old camp site on Gateway Island?
Rather than tell these stories in words, PAW is keen to immerse the next generation in our rich history through constructing sculptures. A large ‘bike tree’sculpture and life-sized sculptures of some of the mega-fauna that used to live here 50 million years ago are currently in design. The mega-fauna are designed so that children can climb on them, fostering ‘nature play’ and inquiring minds.
During the initial Covid19 shutdowns, Wodonga Men’s Shed spent much time researching local provenance mega-fauna species and planning how to construct these child-friendly sculptures. PAW are delighted to be able to support the Wodonga Men’s Shed in constructing these. These are intended for installation on a new nature trail running off the popular river trail on Gateway Island, located in the area the community has identified as a Native Botanical Garden at Gateway Island.
Please follow this link to our short survey on where best to site these sculpture features