Post Office Gallery
51-67 Pall Mall, View Street, BENDIGO VIC 3550
|26 Aug 16 - 12 Feb 17|
Animals feature prominently in the myriad social history stories of Bendigo and surrounds. Ancestral beings including Bunjil, in the form of an Eagle and Waa, the Crow, play an important role in local Dja Dja Wurrung dreaming stories and unique native species can be found in the surrounding Box-Ironbark forests. In the 1800s, European colonizers introduced an abundance of animals to the area with varied success, including hard hoofed varieties, monkeys and rabbits to name a few. Menagerie: animals in Bendigo history surveys relationships between humans and animals that have shaped the region observing the animal as guide, commodity, sustenance, nuisance, entertainment, companion and objet d’art.