At one end of Darwin’s Esplanade you can find this memorial to John McDouall Stuart, an early white explorer who crossed the continent from South to North.
The Darwin city Council commissioned this work “The Eye of the Explorer” to mark this achievement. However this did not happen without controversy. Initially a submission called the Spire won but there was a lot of protests about this and eventually this was dropped.
The end of the Stuart Highway.
This water feature is also popular with longgrassers in the area. Note the bar of soap left on the ground!
To give you an idea of the scale…one water feature plus an almost 3 year old!
The mosaic features important events in the Territory’s history during the period of the Expedition and is arranged in a North-South configuration.
This is set in the pavement between the two arcs. Ro Koch Laurie is well known for making his own ceramic tile and featuring written passages in his works.