Whitehorse News - September 2023
|A new walking trail has been created near Schwerkolt Cottage in Mitcham featuring art from local Indigenous artists.|
Council helped create the Eastlink 5km Indigenous Art Trail – in collaboration with Eastlink, Mullum Mullum Indigenous Gathering Place (MMIGP), Croydon Hills Men’s Shed and the Mullum Mullum parkrun.
The trail was officially unveiled in late July and features 12 wooden art poles painted by local Indigenous artists, with many of the designs featuring flora and fauna found in the area.
Our workers helped install two of the poles on Council land along the trail, which follows the same course used by Mullum Mullum parkrun on Saturday mornings.
The trail begins near the cottage on Deep Creek Road, and when walking it takes about 60-90 minutes to complete.
You can find out more about the trail and view its course by visiting the Eastlink Indigenous Art Trail webpage.
Image: Whitehorse Mayor Cr Mark Lane and Deputy Mayor Cr Prue Cutts at the launch of the Eastlink 5km Indigenous Art Trail, with one of its poles. Picture: Supplied.