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14 October, 2021

Emerald Creek Falls features on new mural

MAREEBA’S Heritage Museum and Visitor Information Centre now has a fascinating drawcard after the recent unveiling of a new mural on the back deck that depicts a favourite local natural attraction.

By Michael Warren

Emerald Creek Falls is now depicted on a wall at the Mareeba Heritage Museum and Visitor Information Centre.

Visitors can enjoy a drink and some lunch while admiring a stunning new mural that encapsulates the stunning beauty of Emerald Creek Falls. 

The falls were hand painted by well-known Kuranda artist Tom Cosic. He began the works on August 20 and finished a few days ago – the mural is about four metres long, by close to five metres high. 

“We found a lot of tourists would come in and ask how to get to Emerald Creek Falls,” centre manager Janet Greenwood explained. 

“However, on some occasions, those asking how to get there had arrived in the area towing a caravan or they didn’t have the right transport to take on a dirt road in order to get to the falls. 

“So, we thought we’d recreate the falls at the centre so those who can’t get there can still see a version of them and really feel like they’ve been there.” 

The end product is a stunning replica of the real thing. 

“We’re really happy with how the mural turned out,” Ms Greenwood said. 

“Tom has done a great job and we’re really happy with the end product.”

An official launch, which will include the attendance of local dignitaries and officials will take place in the coming weeks to celebrate the unveiling of the mural.

The mural project is brought to the community by the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF). 

RADF is a partnership between the Queensland government and Mareeba Shire Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.

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