Heritage Sculptures at Pensioners Hill Lookout

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The Heritage Sculptures at Pensioners Hill Lookout were created by Carl Merten and Joan Relke, and erected by the Rotary club of Gunnedah West. The four stone sculptures depict aspects of Gunnedah's…

The Heritage Sculptures at Pensioners Hill Lookout were created by Carl Merten and Joan Relke, and erected by the Rotary club of Gunnedah West.

The four stone sculptures depict aspects of Gunnedah's cultural and industrial history: the Coal Miner labouring underground. The Pioneer Women, early settlers facing harsh environments, isolation and loneliness. Agriculture, rich grazing lands and crops across the Liverpool Plains. The Red Kangaroo, 'Cumbo Gunerah' - Great Aboriginal Warrior, legendary Chief of the Gunn-e-darr tribe of the Kamilaroi People. We know him today as Red Chief.

The Rainbow Serpent spreads along the back of the rocks, telling the story along the way. Carved Scar Trees and Totem poles near the main entrance of Pensioners Hill feature important aspects of Gamilaraay belief - The Biamee Spirit; The red Chief Shield; the Rainbow Serpent.

Pensioner's Hill Lookout offers picnic tables, a free electric barbecue and an observation deck for the spectacular panoramic views of the shire.

For more information please contact the Gunnedah Visitor Information Centre.

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