Aboriginal mural at Maryland Public School

A mural by artist Debbie was erected at Maryland Public School in March 2015.

Aboriginal Mural Artist: Debbie Dates – Worimi people. March 2015. Aboriginal mural by artist Debbie Dates – Worimi people, March 2015

The big circle in the middle represents some of the animals from the area.

The little circles around the edges represent reconciliation* between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples.

The hands at the bottom represent all the school children at Maryland Public School.

The hands up the top represent the teachers and parents.

The lines throughout the mural represent a coming together of everyone to this special place.

*Reconciliation means acknowledging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the First Peoples of this land and recognising that this fact is still important today. Reconciliation refers to bringing together Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and other Australians.

Story contributed by Cath Dalais from Maryland Public School. Published in 2015.