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Mural tells Wee Waa's story

Students and artist combine at Wee Waa High School

Wee Waa High School mural artists students Trekiah Cochrane, Jason-Lee Trindall and Tihana Williams and artist and heritage conservation officer from the Office of Environment and Heritage Steven Booby at a NAIDOC Week event last Thursday.

Artist and heritage conservation officer from the Office of Environment and Heritage Steven Booby and Wee Waa High School students Trekiah Cochrane, Jason-Lee Trindall and Tihana Williams are midway through completing a mural of great significance to Wee Waa.
Mr Booby said that the mural highlighted the Wee Waa landscape and geography.
“It ties in the Wee Waa river and the Wee Waa lagoon system,” he said.
“Traditionally Wee Waa is known as around a roasting fireplace.
“The symbolism behind the river is that the Namoi River runs from the other side of Gunnedah all the way out to Walgett and Wee Waa is in the middle.
“The water is important as it is the most important thing in life we need to survive.
“That’s the symbolism to keep the meaning of Wee Waa and the traditional meaning of Wee Waa and the cultural association to this place to keep it alive for generations to come.”