Trafalgar Road Culvert
Public Art : Trafalgar Road Culvert
Artist : © Nola Farman
Writer : © Marcelle George
Description : This carefully crafted prose
on a wall of brick and steel reminds us that no matter how hard we may cling to the past , inevitably progress
will change the nature of the landscape.
Background : During the redevelopment of East Perth
they tried to retain as many trees as possible. This tree however could not be moved due to it's roots having
entwined themselves in the old box culvert which channeled the water under Trafalgar Road.
Date Unveiled : Unknown
To lose this tree a worker said to me "as the live-out people lost the Star Hotel,
As winter flies cant sleep here in honky nuts" but the trap is sprung,
Down here by the water works-roots wrapped around the old box culvert
....Reclaiming land, you just add sand- quick sand, slow sand, clean fill, dirty fill,
soaked land salted water swamp to drain to inlet harbour