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PAINTING MARKS RECONCILIATION WEEK

Construction on the Lismore Base Hospital redevelopment stopped momentarily this afternoon, so indigenous artist Gilbert Laurie could present staff a painting.

Work on the canvas piece began during reconciliation week celebrations last year.

“The echidna and the platypus, represents the local area of the Widjibal clan group, and the other symbol up in the corner, represents the three brothers.”

“It was really the acknowledgement of the country we, we all walk upon and share with.”

“It’s just, it’s beautiful, and the gesture behind it, is even more amazing.”

The painting will eventually hang on level four.

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Sam Burbury completed his Bachelor of Journalism at Bond University on the Gold Coast, before joining NBN's Lismore newsroom as a reporter in November 2015. He moved south to Newcastle, where he now works as a reporter & producer, in July 2018.

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