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ANCIENT UNDERWATER MURAL

The Geopark recently contracted a group of local artists to brighten up a roadside barrier in Chelmer St Oamaru.  Behind the barrier is a Geosite called the Oamaru Limestone Dikes – volcanic tuff crosscut by limestone.  The mural is an artistic impression of what the Oamaru area may have looked like when the rocks at this Geosite where formed - around 35 million years ago when the area was under the sea.  


“We hope this mural will create interest about the geological history of the area – and what amazing creatures lived here” – WWG Geoeducator





We are currently planning an interpretation panel about the mural and the Geosite – to be installed opposite the mural, in the Oamaru Public Gardens.  


This project has been made possible by the generous contributions from:

Colin Jones Trust

Creative Communities Fund

Oamaru Top 10

Awamoa Bins and Skips

Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony

Waitaki District Council


And, of course, a massive thank you to artists Wicksey, Philina Den Dulk, Luzette Crossan, Al Bell for their beautiful work!





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