Sunday, August 3, 2014

The Levee to brighten up with bullock team in Maitland

From the Maitland Mercury report:
Three bullock statues could be put into The Levee precinct to represent the early days of European settlement in the city, according to council’s heritage officer Clare James.
“High Street began as a meandering track for bullock teams and formed the spine of the early settlements,” she said.
“Bullock teams dominated the street until the Great Northern Railway reached Singleton in 1863. 
“The street was smelly, dirty and dusty.  A sculpture around the concept proposed captures this history in a ­literal way and is intended to be an iconic statement.” 
Full article available at Maitland Mercury, July 27, 2014.