The Wagirra Trail links Horseshoe Lagoon with the South Albury Trail at the Union Bridge. There are many places to stop and picnic or just enjoy the tranquillity of the Murray River.
A two metre wide shared pathway meanders through the riverside parks (Noreuil, Australia, and Hovell Tree), past the Adventure Playspace at Oddies Creek, Albury Swim Centre, through Padman Park and west of Kremur Street (3.2km) to Wonga Wetlands. The last section of the trail, from Kremur Street to Wonga Wetlands is sealed.
The Yindyamarra Sculpture Walk (commencing Kremur Street – 5.3km) features a series of stunning contemporary Aboriginal sculptures lining the Wagirra Trail from Kremur Street to Wonga Wetlands. Fifteen sculptures created by local Aboriginal artists have been installed along the five kilometres of trail.
The Wagirra Trail also links to the Bungambrawatha Creek Trail, West Albury Trail, South Albury Trail and beyond to the Albury– Thurgoona Trail.
From simple sketches students worked with mentors from the Aboriginal Men’s Shed and local community to sculpt these creatures.
This sculpture is an acknowledgement to our King of birds – Guguburra. Undoubtedly, the most beautiful budyaan (bird) in Wiradjuri country!
Made from recycled materials, the work is a collaboration between the artist Treahna Hamm and fabricator Michael Laubli. It was commissioned in partnership with local elders, community members and AlburyCity.
The figure depicted is holding his hands in a position of submission. Enough is enough – we all need to walk together on this journey of reconciliation
Traditionally, each year the Indigenous people of southern New South Wales and northern Victoria would meet at Mungabareena Reserve to perform ceremonies, exchange goods and discuss tribal lore. They would then travel to the high country to feast on Bogong Moths.
Traditionally messages were painted and inscribed on a stick, which was then transported by hand. Typical messages inscribed on the stick by painting, carving or burning would be announcements of ceremonies, disputes, invitations, warnings, meetings, events and happenings.
Goanna represents one of the main totems for the Wiradjuri Nation. It holds a significant place in my spirit. It’s my totem. My story. My culture.
This sculpture is a larger than life version of a small wooden toy goanna that our children would play with and learn from in traditional times.
The frame represents movement and change for Aboriginal people. We are evolving to adapt to the ever changing environment.
Working on the Wagirra Trail connects us with this country and our culture. These images are our way of telling you about our connection and our story along the trail.
This is the way the family used to gather. This sculpture represents the importance of the family group, staying together and staying connected to the land.
The Wiradjuri Woman was burnt on the Possum Skin Cloak for the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in 2006 and now I have created a sculpture emerging out of this tree stump – as if a spirit is breaking free.
This sculpture is a funnel style fish trap that was commonly used by the Wiradjuri people in this area.
This design draws together elements from the natural environment of the Murray River.
This work sends a strong message to all that we stand, walk and dance on Wiradjuri country.