The Central Coolamon Water Feature
Traditionally the coolamon is used to carry babies, food and water. Here in the
gathering garden it is used as a metaphor to describe the collection of
different cultures and stories.
The central coolamon water feature typifies
the centrality of Alice Springs as a meeting place and symbolically represents
the springs that continue to provide replenishment in the heart of the central
desert. Its Mparntwe motif designs acknowledges the central role and
significance of the Arrernte land, its people and ancestry.