Edward Hargraves.
Edward Hargraves.

Looking for local legends to immortalise in mural

AN INNOVATIVE approach has been taken to tackle graffiti in the Toukley region.

A mural is being created at Toukley Neighbourhood Centre Precinct immortalising local legends.

A committee has been formed and is now taking nominations from the community.

Spokeswoman Shari Young, said the mural is more than artwork, it's about bringing the community together and creating a sense of pride in the area.

"The mural is designed to reduce the amount of blank canvas across the Coast and create murals the local community can identify with," Ms Young said.

"Toukley has been shaped by the people, landmarks and stories that are legendary in the community and we want this to be reflected in our mural.

 

Hargraves Homestead at Toukley.
Hargraves Homestead at Toukley.

Ms Young said a local legend could be a person, landmark, event or local story that is significant in the Toukley area.

"We have our rich indigenous history, the Hargraves family and Norah Head Lighthouse, dedicated community members, Canton Beach, Toukley bridge, local sports stars - past and present, great events, our lakes and beaches and the list goes on," she said.

"These are only examples and we know there are many, many legends and landmarks out there as well as stories to tell that truly represent the Toukley area.

"We want to uncover the legends of Toukley and display them in a community mural for all to see and be proud of.

"If you know a community member who has contributed to the Toukley area, a local landmark or story, make sure you nominate them."

Visit www.wyong .nsw.gov.au/ graffiti


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