Mosaic to town’s ears

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Joe McHardy, Nathan Hopkins, Teresa Curtis, Tarkyn Fulker, 12, Annis Collins, Pat Weir, Julie Freeman and Helen Byron.
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Mullewa is nearly 125-years-old and last week the Community Resource Centre, a Western Australian artist and a crop of crafty locals created a mosaic mural to mark the occasion.

Artist Nathan Hopkins ran workshops in the town in the lead-up to putting the mural together to help everyone up-skill and feel involved in the process.

Community Resource Centre manager Holly Freeman said about 15 people helped create the final piece on Monday and Wednesday of last week.

But more than 50 people — from all different age groups — tried their hand at creating a mosaic while Mr Hopkins was in town.

“It was just a lovely excuse for everyone to be together and chat about what we love about Mullewa, and also what we could improve about the town,” Ms Freeman said.

Several other projects are under way to help remember Mullewa’s history as the town’s 125th birthday approaches.

Those projects include a memorial for the unmarked graves at the Pioneer Cemetery and a local history display in the town hall.

On March 26, the exact day Mullewa became a municipality, the centre will hold an RSVP-essential event unveiling the memorial, officially renaming the swimming pool and morning tea in the town hall.

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