Mandurah Baptist College students make ‘reconciliation benches’ for Pinjarra Massacre Site


Lewis Tolley, Lawson Moroney, Lochlan Bridge, George Walley, Tracy Holmes, Jack Flynn, David Bolt, Campbell Glover and James Egan.
Lewis Tolley, Lawson Moroney, Lochlan Bridge, George Walley, Tracy Holmes, Jack Flynn, David Bolt, Campbell Glover and James Egan.

PEOPLE will be able to sit and reflect at the Pinjarra Massacre Site after Mandurah Baptist College students made two benches.

Aboriginal leaders George Walley and Franklin Nannup, along with Shire of Murray President David Bolt, attended a handover ceremony recently.

“The two beautiful pieces will aid the reconciliation and healing of the Murray community,” Cr Bolt said.

“The benches will be a welcome addition at the Massacre Site and address an expressed community need for an amenity that allows visitors to sit, reflect and remember the fallen.”

The benches were a team effort, with Head of Humanities Catherine Van Eppen applying for a Pals Awards grant for West Australian Jarrah.

Year 12 students Lawson Moroney and Angus Bateman designed and made the benches for comfort, strength and aesthetics.

The project was overseen by Head of Technology and Enterprise James Egan.

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