Monday, 17 March 2014

"Pioneering Women of Lake Grace"

This quite large mural is on the wall outside of the local shopping centre at Lake Grace. It is dedicated to past and present women who have contributed to their local community. Lake Grace is a wheat and sheep farming area surrounded by the  large salt lake from which it takes it's name. My previous post shows some beautiful pink flowering gum trees in the main street of town.
Linking with  Monday Mural
 

This first section is acknowledging the Flying Doctor Service and Hospital set up by Rev John Flynn and the Matrons and nurses serving there over the years
 
 
The mural was painted by Irene Osborne  and all the names of the women are listed.
A book titled "Far Site - Women of the Salt Lake Country" tells their stories
 
 


This friendly area encourages motorists to wave to one another as they pass.

 

 

 

 

10 comments:

  1. That is a big mural. These small country towns do a great job with their history and murals.

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  2. I'm a history buff so I find historic murals interesting. Even more so when the artist leaves the names of the people involved.

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  3. A wonderful mural, it is a nice dedication to the women from the community..Have a great day!

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  4. I'm glad the women are all named - so many are left anonymous.
    and Iove the idea of waving to each other!

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  5. beautiful mural and i love the wave zone! does it work?

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  6. A nice way to remember these women. And to learn a little history!

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  7. Thats a beautiful mural. I've been surprised how many towns have murals. I also have a real thing about salt lakes and salt production, it intrigues me.

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  8. I love murals they are usually so interesting and pretty, this I found to be very interesting this is my first visit here I came by way of Diane so thank her or tell her off for sending some crazy woman to visit you and who would like to say she will be back, if I could follow you via email I would as that is how I like to follow blogs so if that was an option I would do it

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  9. It always enjoyable to see local heroes heralded in murals. So much more personal for the viewer. Thanks for contributing to this week's Monday Mural.

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