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02-April-2016 (Sandra Brown)
02-April-2016 (Sandra Brown)

Photographs supplied by Peter F Williams / Sandra Brown

" Totem Poles" was created to celebrate reconciliation through the inaugural Memorandum of Understanding signed by the Bega Valley Shire Council and three Aboriginal communities of the Bega Valley.

One of the poles by Collen Dixon features a snake and lists all the tribes of the local area. The middle pole by David Dixon pays tribute to the burroo/kangaroo. The third pole, featuring the crayfish, is now painted brightly in orange, yellow, and black and was carved by Bermagui’s Jason Campbell. Apart from reflecting the town’s Djiringanj culture and history the totems also honour the local environment.

The Totem Poles have been relocated from their original position outside the council chambers. 


Address:Zingel Place, Littleton Gardens, Bega, 2550
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.675306
Long: 149.841939
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Art
Monument Theme:Culture
Artist:Colleen Dixon, David Dixon & Jason Campbell


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:2001
Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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