Wingham High School has ushered in a new era of respect and acknowledgement of Aboriginal people after unveiling two murals celebrating the Wingham area’s indigenous history.

The stunning artworks, now a permanent fixture in the school grounds, were shown for the first time at a special assembly last Wednesday with local Aboriginal elders in attendance.

The murals marry Aboriginal art with contemporary design elements and were painted by both indigenous and non-indigenous students over an intensive five-day period, under the guidance of Greater Taree City Council youth officer Graeme Kellner.