A SCULPTURE dedicated to the extinct volcano of Mount Buninyong has been unveiled in the town’s centre.
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Crafted by Melbourne artist Cliff Burtt, Buninyong Bivium tells a story about the regions history and geography, both pre and post-settlement.
Traditionally belonging to the Keyeet balug clan of the Wadawurrung tribe, Mount Buninyong remains a significant site for Indigenous people.
The sculpture is based on topographical mapping of the area and depicts sections of the landscape as well as telling both Indigenous and Goldrush stories.
The gaps between the sections of the work represent the shafts sunk into the earth by early goldminers, the curves on the structure’s top mirror the area’s topography, and cut-aways in the sides suggest rock strata.
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