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.