The Swagman is back!
After nearly six months’ absence, Ferntree Gully Village has a new sculpture of a pioneer. An earlier sculpture, carved from the pine tree that stood in this space, had succumbed to the weather.
Wood carver Kevin has made a new one, this time from a block of red gum so heavy that it took two men and a crane to install.
This comes after the Swagman was ‘down on his luck’ and removed for restoration last year.