Heritage Sculptures at Pensioners Hill Lookout

The Heritage Sculptures at Pensioners Hill Lookout were erected by the Rotary Club of Gunnedah West and the sculptures have been created by Carl Merten and Joan Relke to illustrate some aspects of Gunnedah's rich cultural heritage.

The four stones depict a coal miner, pioneer women, agriculture, and the Red Chief -The Coal Miner, labouring underground. The Pioneer Women, early settlers facing harsh environments, isolation and loneliness. Agriculture, Grazing lands and crops across the Liverpool Plains. The Red Kangaroo, 'Gambo Gunerah' - Great Aboriginal Warrior of the Gunn-e-darr tribe of the Kamilaroi People.

The Rainbow Serpent is spread along the back of the rocks, each rock leads you to the next - connecting them all, telling a story along the way. Carved Scar Trees and Totem poles near the main entrance of pensioners Hill tell us important aspects of Gamilaraay belief - The Biamee Spirit; The red Chief Shield; and the Rainbow Serpent.

The Sculptures are located at Pensioner's Hill overlooking Gunnedah. Picnic Tables, a free electric barbecue and an observation deck make the area an interesting spot to visit during your stay in Gunnedah.

For more information, brochures and directions, please call in to the Gunnedah Visitor Information Centre.

For more information: http://www.visitgunnedah.com.au

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