Stunning new mural unveiled at library
THE Maryborough Mural Project's latest creation has honoured the region's Aboriginal history.
The mural depicts the front cover of The Legends of Moonie Jarl, a book of Aboriginal stories which was written and illustrated by members of the Butchulla tribe, brother and sister duo, Wilf Reeves and Olga Miller.
Members and friends of the Wondunna clan and others from the Butchulla community celebrated the unveiling of the mural at Maryborough Library on Saturday.
The Legends of Moonie Jarl was the first book written and illustrated by indigenous people to be published in Australia.
Glen Miller, the son and nephew of Olga and Wilf, said the library was a very appropriate place for the mural.
"I am very proud that my mother and uncle's storytelling had been visually recorded and placed on Maryborough's library wall - the official place in Maryborough where stories are told and kept."
Deborah Hannam, a member of the Maryborough Mural Project, said Olga Miller was very well respected in the in the community and she was thrilled that there was such a beautiful artwork to remember her by.
Fellow project member Elizabeth Lowrie agreed.
"No one should under estimate the importance of these two outstanding community leaders whose book plays such a significant part of Maryborough and thus Australia's history," she said.