Healing Country from Well 1 to Well 6


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These painting depicts the story of Healing Country from Well 1 to Well 6. Along the wells from Well 1 it was excellent quality water that is next to a stand of mulga used by Aboriginal people for seeds and drink. Continue further to North pool that is surrounded by river red gums, it is a popular swimming hole for Wiluna residents and for camping too. From Well 2, first class water that was used for sandalwood pullers. Well 3, a shallow well set near gums. A tree that Canning blazed can still be seen here. At Well 4, the base of Mt Lockeridge. Water was good but now of very low quality. Also, named after Tommy Windich, Aboriginal companion of John Forrest, while on exploration in the area. After his death Forrest remembered Windich as “the best bushman in the colony”. Well 5, is amongst mulga stand and is the deepest well on route at 31.8m. Lastly, at Well 6 grass trees and acacia. Named after Canning’s second Aboriginal guide Tommy Pierre. Camels often seen here as well as galahs and parrots. It is important to recognise the Aboriginal people who had been on this journey and a long this time water was the reason the men were able to complete the Canning Stock Route.

Additional information

Weight 0.5 kg
Dimensions 100 × 0.6 × 80 cm
Artwork Type

Acrylic on Canvas