The combined efforts of Mooroopna Secondary College students and the Centre for Koorie Education - the Together in Harmony mural - has been unveiled at the college.SIONNIE KELLY September 1, 2014 3:35am
Goulburn Ovens Institute of TAFE's Isaac Handy (left) and Tristan Harrison-Drake (right) worked with Year 10 student Elijah Bux and Year 12 student Selwyn Lui to create the Together in Harmony mural.
Mooroopna Secondary College students and the Goulburn Ovens Institute of TAFE Centre for Koorie Education teamed up to create the Together in Harmony mural during Naidoc week.
The story and artwork was developed by senior students at Mooroopna Secondary College with the original design by Kallyun Sanders.
The finished mural has been placed along one of Mooroopna Secondary College’s walkways near the entrance to the administration area and was presented to the school on Thursday.
The mural features the long-neck turtle — totem of the Yorta Yorta people — as it travels along the Milky Way Dreaming.
It also shows the Kaiela — Goulburn — River with campsites on each side of the river and the Rainbow serpent.
About 50 students and teachers from Mooroopna Secondary College and Goulburn Ovens Institute of TAFE Centre for Koorie Education were involved in the project.
Year 9 student Missy Dooly, 14, said it was really fun to work on the mural and it was a great opportunity to meet and work with new people.
‘‘We all had a part in painting it — helped make up the story to it,’’ she said.
Missy’s twin sister Year 9 student Neeky Dooly, 14, was also involved in the project.
Neeky said it was great to see everyone come together and enjoy themselves.
‘‘We each did our own little part on it,’’ she said.
Goulburn Ovens Institute of TAFE commercial manager of the Centre for Koorie Education Michael Chisholm said the mural had been a fantastic outcome.
‘‘There’s other outcomes that have been achieved as well, with the ability for GoTAFE to partner up with Mooroopna Secondary College as well as the students themselves engaging with other students from different year levels,’’ he said.
Mr Chisholm also said it gave students a great opportunity to learn about their Indigenous culture and to share it with the community.
Mooroopna Secondary College principal Gary Fletcher said the mural would be a permanent fixture at the school and has pride of place.
‘‘It’s about belonging, achievement, respect and teamwork, and I think all of those things we value as a school are in the mural,’’ Mr Fletcher said.
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