Indigenous artwork designs on trains, ticket machines mark Path to Treaty in Queensland

Indigenous paintings created by a group together with a Transport and Foremost Roads employees member will quickly grace six New Era Rollingstock (NGR) trains round south-east Queensland.

Proud Wakka Wakka man Frank Waria labored on the idea, entitled Travelling, with Indigenous design firm Gilimbaa as a part of the division’s Reconciliation Motion Plan.

It was additionally a solution to signify the beginning of Queensland’s Path to Treaty with its Indigenous folks.

“It symbolises pathways throughout the land to the ocean and reads as geographical panorama of the state of Queensland,” Mr Waria stated.

“Starting from the underside of the paintings, the daring purple rectangular motifs signify the built-up city cityscape of the south-east Queensland area.

“The intense golden dotted strip is indicative of our lovely shoreline and luxurious seashores.

“[It moves] out west over the good divide into dry arid nation then up into river nation earlier than being engulfed by the rainforest area of the Cape.

“Lastly arriving on the tip of Queensland to the pristine turquoise waters of the Torres Strait Islands.”

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