Fred and Mary Tree Stumps

Fred and Mary tree stumps, Great Southern Highway, Western Australia

Fred tree stump remains, Great Southern Highway, Western Australia

Public Art: Fred and Mary Tree Stumps

Artist: Unknown

Date: 1970's or 1980's ?

Description: Two brightly painted tree stumps named Fred and Mary.

Location: Located on the Great Southern Highway between The Lakes and York in Western Australia.

History: The Fred and Mary tree stumps have bemused motorists for years and have become an important landmark for the area. Unfortunately poor old Fred was burnt to the ground in a nasty act of vandalism in 2004. The community was so saddened by the loss of Fred that a cross was erected and local school children left messages and flowers at its base.

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