The Aboriginal Street Art Project features a series of murals throughout the CBD that are dedicated to celebrate and recognise the local Aboriginal people and the Aboriginal Culture and History within the region.
The first mural features both Sir Douglas Nicholls and William Cooper. The mural is located at the Goulburn Valley Water wall on Fryers Street, Shepparton and was launched in May 2017.
Stage two of the project includes two further murals. The first mural is featured on the wall of Goulburn Valley Water - south of the mural depicting William Cooper and Pastor Sir Douglas Nichols. The mural features Aunty Margaret (Marge) Tucker and Nanny Nora Charles - two significant past local female elders.
The second mural of stage two acknowledges local Aboriginal people who served in war. The Eastbank Wall mural features Private Daniel Cooper who was a Yorta Yorta man and fought for Australia during World War I.
Greater Shepparton City Council will now commence preparation for Stage 3 of the Aboriginal Street Art Project. Council is very excited about the next stage of this project and will also look to engage locals who are able to paint Aboriginal art murals.
The HART Awards are presented by Reconciliation Victoria, in partnership with VLGA and supported by Bank Australia and Local Government Victoria. The Awards recognise Victorian initiatives that contribute to local reconciliation outcomes.
The HART Awards will be presented at an event in Melbourne on Friday 1 June 2018, during National Reconciliation Week.