This intention found expression with an invitation to the local Winnam Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders Corporation (Winnam ATSIC ) to join the Rotary Club in creating a symbol of the goodwill and mutual respect shared by the people of all races who have made a home beside Moreton Bay.
The design which has an emphasis on an indigenous theme was considered appropriate for whereas Western culture is evident all around us the ancient culture of the people who have lived here for twenty thousand years is less well known but is worthy of recognition.
The rich environment of Moreton Bay has provided a home, food, employment and recreation for countless generations from the original Quandamooka people to all present day Australians. This booklet has been produced to provide the reader with some knowledge of the long social and environmental history of our area and to offer suggestions concerning sources of further information.
The steering committee formed to implement the Quandamooka Art Project consisted of members of the Rotary Club of Wynnum and Manly and representatives from Winnam ATSIC. The committee chairman was Rotarian the late Frank Davies and professional advice was provided by Architect and Town Planner, Rotarian Roger Heathwood. The Rotary Club acknowledges that without the cooperation of the Brisbane City Council this project would not have been possible.
MAJOR FEATURES INCLUDE:
A five metre high timber sculpture at the entrance to the jetty, made from three recycled
Six in-ground ceramic artwork panels 2.8 metres wide set in the deck of the jetty featuring
designs inspired by traditional Quandamooka lore