Monday 27 January 2014


The Rubie Thomson Reserve in Separation Street Northcote is a pleasant little park well-endowed with trees, lawns and a children's playground. On its Western side it is bounded by tall wall, which had a very long, beautiful, colourful mural covering several tens of square metres. This has been there for at least a couple of decades. It depicted several intertwining vignettes of aboriginal themes and how aboriginal youth especially, fit into modern Australian society.

Unfortunately, the mural has not been well maintained and to add insult to injury it has been recently defaced by a host of ugly graffiti and mindless tagging. What was once beautiful is now a messy and hideous jumble of illegible scrawls...

This post is part of the Monday Murals meme.


  1. No doubt a tagging crew of 13 year olds. All impulse and no sense. Sorry to see such defacement. Thanks for contributing to this week's Monday Mural.

  2. Ugh! Some people are horrible creatures


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