explorer Cunningham spoke of "large detached masses of granite of
every shape towering above each other, and in many instances standing in
almost tottering positions".
is something about the rocks. Unchanging, timeless, and yet of the
present, they watch, they judge.
first people, Kambu Wal, were cold here. Did not stay in winter. White
settlers had more chance with the gripping chill that permeated these
rocks. They were not unused to it. Built rough but solid shelters and
wore thick clothes. Grew wool, and later, fruit. And mined.
was a mineral rich area, tin was the big one, but there were gold,
silver, copper, wolfram and more - hidden in, trickling from these great
from fencing wire and chaff bags dyed with natural pigments, these
paintings tell some of the story.
diptych was exhibited in "Thirty" - Flying Arts Inc's 30-year
anniversary celebration in 2001, showing at Brisbane's Power House and
in Mt Isa