Saturday, August 13, 2011

A sheep and kiwifruit beside Rosebank's cemetery

This mural on the power box on Orchard Street, just outside the George Maxwell Memorial Cemetery,  is new this year, and looks wonderful.

The main theme it features is that of kiwifruit -- with Hayward Wright's former land close by on Avondale Road, the choice doesn't surprise me -- but I wonder if the sheep is connected with the ovine legend in the cemetery?

Once, so the stories go, last century the Cemetery Trust Board kept sheep in the cemetery, as living lawn mowers. When one died, it was buried in the cemetery. So they say.

Legends aside -- this is certainly an attractive addition to Avondale's landscape. Well done Vector for allowing this!

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