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Percy Hobson Mural to inspire Bourke

Meeting at the Bourke water tower to finalise details of the Percy Hobson mural artwork - Leonie Brown, Victor Bartley, John Barrett, Heather Mieni, Freda Harvey, Peter Brown, John Murray, Dwayne Willoughby and Brian Smith. Photo TWH

The NSW Government has announced an extra $21,000 in funding towards the mural of Percy Hobson, to be painted on the Bourke water tower.

Deputy Premier John Barilaro said that the artwork would pay homage to hometown hero Percy Hobson, the first Indigenous Australian to win a Commonwealth Games gold medal, when he won gold for Australia in the high jump at the 1962 Games.

“Percy Hobson holds a special place in the hearts of the people of Bourke, and this project is a way to reach out to young indigenous people and share the story, giving them a sense of pride,” Mr Barilaro said.

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