The mural features Private Daniel Cooper who was a Yorta Yorta man and fought for Australia during World War I. Private Daniel Cooper died on a European battlefield in 1917. He was just 21 years old and is buried in Belgium.
While this mural pays respect to Private Daniel Cooper, the overarching purpose of the mural is much broader as it recognises all local Aboriginal people who represented Australia in war. Private Daniel Cooper is a local symbol and represents a story that is unknown by many Australians.
Greater Shepparton City Council is very proud to drive this project alongside the Shepparton RSL, Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation and Rumbalara Cooperative. Council is also proud to make the Eastbank wall available for this project where the mural is placed beneath the Aboriginal and Australian flags.
Date: Sunday 27 May 2018
Time: 11:00am – 1:00pm
Location: Private Daniel Cooper Mural, Eastbank Wall - Corner of Welsford Street and Nixon Street