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The Coolamons

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 four corners of the Gathering Garden each contain a pair of sculpted bronze coolamon forms flipped over to form the seating. As the garden grows, the native plants will provide plenty of shade. Each pair of coolamons encircle a local granite slab, each containing a paragraph on the history of Alice Springs.

Images From The Gathering Garden

The Gathering Garden seating, nearest to the Town Council and Library.

Alice Springs is the heart of Central Australia, located within Arrernte Country.

Alice Springs is the heart of Central Australia. The township lies in Arrernte Country and is home to approximately 28,000 inhabitants. It is one of the most remote places in the world yet has a diverse multicultural community with strong industries in Indigenous Art, tourism, agriculture and mining.

Bronze coolamon - arrernelhyaye ~ come, sit, be (translation)
Arrernte language: arrernelhyaye ~ come, sit, be (translation)

Bronze coolamon - anetyeh petyay ~ come, sit, be (translation)
Anmatyerr language: anetyeh petyay ~ come, sit, be (translation)
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