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New Mural In Burra

New Mural In Burra

An image celebrating Burra's history now decorates the external wall of the Market street, Burra Public Convenience.


An image celebrating Burra’s history now decorates the external wall of the Market Street, Burra Public Convenience. The mural is seen as a visual asset to Burra and will contribute to the appeal and history of the town.

The mural replicates a postcard, circa 1900, of the former Drew and Crewes Premises on Commercial Street, Burra. The Drew family erected the building in the 1880 as a universal supplier in Burra for Samuel Drew and Company. From 1890 under new management, the store began trading as “Drew and Crewes” which supplied a wide range of household goods, as well as other farming products to the region. They ceased trading in 1938 and since then, Burra has seen varied businesses trading from these premises.

The historical mural was an initiative developed by the Burra Community Management Committee in early 2016, with a proposal for the project, to be created by artist John Whitney, put forward to the Regional Council of Goyder Council meeting in May 2016. Council supported the project, and with State Heritage approval, provided funding for the work to be undertaken.

John Whitney began work on the Mural on the evening of 6th of December 2017 by stencilling the image on the wall via projection. He then carefully hand painted the image from the original stencil over a four day period. His painting brought attention from residents and tourists alike who stopped to observe the artist at work.  Many positive comments were received including suggestions that more similar murals should be depicted on blank walls within the town and region.

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