History on display in new mural

THE fourth of a series of murals depicting Coominya's heritage and rich culture has been unveiled.

More than 150 people turned out to Edith Maud Park in Coominya on Saturday morning to witness the unveiling of the mural which represents the town's rich timber industry in a painting captivating the 1910 saw mill.

Coominya Heritage Committee member and Lowood Lions president Keith Leese said the murals were a triumph of community spirit.

“When this mural was unveiled everyone went 'wow'. It's very active. In every part of the mural there is something happening. I think it's absolutely fabulous,” Mr Leese said.

“All of the murals represent the pioneering history of Coominya and its rich cultural diversity.”

The other three murals each located within the township depict a different aspect of the quant little town. The first three murals, all by Esk artist Jan Allan, reflect early school life and the wine and timber heritage.

“We have so many good artists in the area so we thought we would encourage other local artists to exhibit their work publicly and that's why we had a different artist this time,” Mr Leese said. “We have spoken about having seven murals but because of the support we have gotten from the community we might continue past that.”

Mr Leese said two more murals were likely to be unveiled in the near future.

Coominya Heritage Committee chairman Fred Banff said the murals were an idea that the community had come up with.

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