Surface Design, Street Art, Politics and Living in Adelaide
Last mural up and ready to go!
After battling the winter weather, we installed the last mural over the weekend, and now have all fifteen on walls in the Marion Council district. This last one is on the TAB wall on Marion Road, and is a memorial to the WWI soldiers and measures approximately 1.5 x 4 metres.
The photomontage includes an old photograph of ‘Warracowie’ with permission from the owner, Rhonda Woodward, the daughter of Ted Hamilton.
George Henry Hamilton was a member of volunteer light horse and mounted rifles units for over 20 years. In this photo he and his son George Edward (Ted), who was aged about 17 at the time are shown in uniforms on horses in the front garden of Warracowie. Warracowie was owned by George Henry and Ellen Hamilton, and occupied the triangle bounded by Diagonal Rd, Morphett Rd and what became the Marion Shopping Centre in the 1960s. Warracowie was demolished by the City of Marion in November 1997 to make way for the Marion Cultural Centre.
Description as supplied to the Marion Heritage Research Centre
The Light Horse Brigade trained at the Morphettville Race Course during WWI, also pictured with the historic grandstand. The mural also features the stone wall on Diagonal Road that is near where Warracowie stood, and the paper ballerina and tin soldier from The Steadfast Tin Soldier fairy tale.
The picture of Warracowie is copyright ownership of Rhonda Woodward and must not be reproduced in any way without permission.