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Located three hours north of Wagga, Lake Kargelliga is famous for the largest natural system of inland lakes in New Wales. But now the city has another major attraction, its own frescoes of the water tower. The mural, funded by the Rural and Regional Renewal Foundation, was painted over three weeks by renowned artist Hisco of Melbourne. Hiska, otherwise known as Hosnaran Hurelbaatar, has already done several other urban frescoes in the region, including Vethal, Harden and Grenfel. The project was completed earlier this month after years of effort, and, according to local Kardzheliga Lake resident Gus Blacker, has since been in the city’s buzz. Mr. Blacker is the Honorary Secretary of the Lake’s Alive Progress Association, which has played an important role in the project. READ MORE “It seems that more and more caravans are passing through the city every day,” Mr Blacker said. “There have been positive comments near and far,” he said. The fresco depicts two birds that come from the region, the cockatoo of Major Mitchell and the red-haired whistler. It also depicts a Hercules military aircraft in connection with flights conducted by the Royal Australian Air Force on the city’s runway, and a DC3 aircraft returning to commercial flights previously operated in the city. The mural also depicts a team of 20 bulls and a picture of the main street of the city a century ago. Mr. Blacker believes that this project will be a great boon for tourism in the city. “It’s an added attraction for the biggest of us, our lake,” he said. “Calmness here is an added bonus,” he said. “A lot of people like to park by the lake and just relate to life.” The mural is now added to the Australian Strength Art Trail. Our journalists make every effort to provide local, up-to-date news to the community. Here’s how you can access our trusted content:



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