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Funding to help highlight Indigenous history at Lockhart

A captivating art project is set to bring Lockhart’s history and culture to life, following the approval of a $3900 grant.

Member for Wagga Wagga Dr Joe McGirr met with members of the Lockhart and District Historical Society on Wednesday morning, ahead of the funding announcement.

Heather Trevaskis, Max Day, Fran Day and Rose Lehemann said the grant would support the installment of a large 10-panel mural, that would add to the town’s rich history.

The state government funded project was designed by Wiradjuri artist Drancessca O’Donnell, who intended each panel to portray Indigenous life in Lockhart, before the arrival of settlers.

Wagga MP Dr Joe McGirr said it was wonderful to see businesses, clubs and not-for-profits across the electorate taking the initiative in applying for grants like the NSW Government’s Country Arts Support Program.

“I can’t wait to see the finished product,” Dr McGirr said. “And I certainly encourage others to apply for these grants and initiatives as they become available.”