Me­mo­rial bench­mark

NEW BENCHES FOR PIN­JARRA MAS­SACRE SITE

Pinjarra Murray Times - - #SNAPPERTH -

PEO­PLE will be able to sit and re­flect at the Pin­jarra Mas­sacre site af­ter Man­durah Bap­tist Col­lege stu­dents made two benches.

Abo­rig­i­nal lead­ers Ge­orge Wal­ley and Franklin Nan­nup, with Shire of Mur­ray Pres­i­dent David Bolt, re­cently at­tended a han­dover cer­e­mony.

“The two beau­ti­ful pieces will aid the rec­on­cil­i­a­tion and heal­ing of the Mur­ray com­mu­nity,” Mr Bolt said.

“The benches will be a wel­come ad­di­tion at the mas­sacre site and ad­dress an ex­pressed com­mu­nity need for an amenity that al­lows vis­i­tors to sit, re­flect and re­mem­ber the fallen.”

The benches were a team ef­fort, with head of hu­man­i­ties Cather­ine Van Ep­pen ap­ply­ing for a Pals Awards grant to pur­chase some West Aus­tralian jar­rah. Year 12 stu­dents Law­son Moroney and An­gus Bate­man de­signed and made the benches for com­fort, strength and aes­thet­ics.

The project was over­seen by head of tech­nol­ogy and enterprise James Egan.

Lewis Tol­ley, Law­son Moroney, Lochlan Bridge, Ge­orge Wal­ley, Tracy Holmes, Jack Flynn, David Bolt, Camp­bell Glover and James Egan.

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