The MAAS walk

CAREFULLY MEANDERING ITS WAY TO THE FOOT OF THE BRONZE STATUE OF DOROTHEA ON HORSEBACK, MAAS WALK LIES AS A TESTAMENT TO DOROTHEA MACKELLAR MEMORIAL SOCIETY’S FOUNDER MIENTJE (MIKIE) MAAS.

For the historians, the bronze statue was constructed in 1983 by a well know sculptor Dennis Adams and faces towards Kurrumbede and The Rampadells, the Mackellar family holdings in the early 20th century. Maas Walk provides an opportunity for visitors and budding poets to explore poetry and prose.

Dorothea Mackellar poems featuring Gunnedah, “Dawn” and “Burning Off”, are beautifully referenced within the Maas Walk through sculptural elements and within plantings. Our special appreciation goes to the Mackellar family and The Dorothea Mackellar Estate, c/- Curtis Brown (Aust) Pty Ltd for the support of this project. Contact the Estate.

Maas Walk was made possible with the generous support of our partners BHP Billiton, Gunnedah Shire Council and the Namoi Catchment Management Authority.