The NSW Land and Environment Court has ordered the removal of a Katoomba sculpture

Aborigines-celebrating-pyrrhic-victory The NSW Land and Environment Court has ordered the removal of a Katoomba sculpture deemed offensive by Aboriginal communities in Western Australia and the Blue Mountains. But ModroGorje Wellness and Art Centre owner Vesna Tenodi said the decision to have the Wanjina Watchers in the Whispering Stone sculpture removed from the front lawn of her gallery’s grounds was akin to censorship. In rejecting Ms Tenodi’s appeal, the court upheld Blue Mountains City Council (BMCC’s) decision in October 2010 that the 8.5-tonne sandstone work had caused offence to Aboriginal cultural beliefs and could not be tolerated in its highly visible Lurline Street location…

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