Staff and students from the Schools of Art & Design, Building, and Metal Trades; Cooma College of Technical & Further Education (TAFE).
Description of Work
The Historic Time Walk was created as part of an Australian Bicentennial Project to commemorate the Nation's Bicentenary in 1988. Funded by the NSW Bicentennial Council and the NSW Department of TAFE, the project culminated in 40 tiled depictions of life in the region.
Historical information was supplied by the Cooma-Monaro Historical Society, who are acknowledged on the first panel. Numerous businesses, community members and organisations contributed to the project.
The depictions in the panels include:
Aboriginals, Discovery, Squatters, Law & Order, Mount Kosciusko (previous spelling), Inns & Accommodation, Religion, Health Services, Mining, Business, Transport, Nimmitabel, Education, Bushrangers, Building, Forestry, Sheep, Wool, Cattle, Snow Sports, Dalgety-Berridale, Horses, Wragge's Observatory, Pastoral & Agricultural Associations, Trout Fishing, Adaminaby, Jindabyne, Local Government, the Snowy River March, Mountain Life Styles, Communications, Michelago-Bredbo, Armed Services, Tourism, Kosciusko National Park, the Snowy Scheme, Pioneer Women and Community Organisations.
Location of Art
Centennial Park Cooma, Sharp St frontage
Coloured ceramic mosaic tiles, mounted in metal brackets and displayed on large concrete panels