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Pilliga Reserve
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The "Sculptures in the Scrub" project mounted works of sculpture along the edge of Dandry Gorge. This one represents the types of axe heads used in the Pilliga. On the right is an indigenous stone axe used by local inhabitants before white-people arrived; on the left is a contrasting metal axe head used more recently by settlers and timber-getters. Land clearing, timber-getting and railway sleeper-cutting played a very large in the Pilliga's history and the axe is an appropriate symbol of this history.
30 September 2010, Dandry Gorge, Pilliga Reserve. NSW.