“Ghosts of Bullocks Past”
The Gulargambone Enterprise Community Cooperative were looking for something significant to strengthen Gulargambone’s appeal to visitors.
The “two eight two eight” project has been a wonderful and innovative space for Gulargambone and with the added addition of this sculpture, it, along with other businesses and the Community will continue to thrive.
The iconic history of this region is one of Wool production which was transported by Bullock teams which were the backbone of Australia's colonial workforce, but they are now a part of the country's history many have forgotten. Bullock drivers in our region were keeping the bush tradition alive until very recently by nurturing bullock teams.
Alison Dent, having developed the concept, was fortunate to engage Brian Campbell to develop the sculptures which are unique and without equal.
The dray was found at Moe in Victoria and the Bullocky is modelled on our local identity and retired bullocky, Bill Corby, who also fashioned the bullock whip out of wire. These bullocks are named after well know bullocks from this district and the involvement of well known personalities.