New art project celebrates Bathurst’s many identities

The conflicting identities of Bathurst’s Wahluu/Mt Panorama are brought together through art, writes Suzie Gibson.
Colourful lanterns in the sahpes of cars and birds are carried through Bathurst's streets at night.

For many, Bathurst’s Mount Panorama is exclusively a car racing venue. For Indigenous Australians it is a place called Wahluu, where First Nations women once offered their sons for tribal initiation.

It is a cherished Wiradyuri territory that hosts dreaming and creation stories. Earlier this year, further development on the site was blocked, with the federal government acknowledging the cultural significance of the location for the Wiradyuri people.

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