Mural adds to colourful Bay history

Augusta Margaret River Times
Artist Paula Higginson with Augusta Historical Society's Jan White.
Camera IconArtist Paula Higginson with Augusta Historical Society's Jan White.

An artistic touch has injected new life into the Rails to Sails information station near Augusta’s Flinders Bay.

Organised by the Augusta Historical Society’s Keeper of Memorials Jan White, residents got involved in the recent project, which now boasts a colourful new mural as well as updated information displays focused on local history.

Artist Paula Higginson worked alongside the community members to create the mural, which illustrates the history of Flinders Bay.

“Throughout the project, people regularly stopped for a chat to find out how they could lend a hand,” Ms White said.

“The additional volunteers helped with painting, gardening and other tasks, which brought a real sense of community involvement to the project.”

Shire president Ian Earl said it was great to see residents working with the local society to bring a fresh focus on Augusta’s history.

“It is fantastic to see the community come together to preserve such important pieces of our region’s history, enabling residents and visitors to enjoy it in such a visually pleasing display,” he said.

The updated outdoor museum display would add to new interpretation signs the Shire of Augusta-Margaret River will develop for the Cape Leeuwin Trail.

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