Sheffield
Cradle Mountain Beauty
This mural shows the rugged grandeur of Cradle Mountain. Here you will see intrepid mountaineer, Fred Smithies, O.B.E overlooking hikers, explorers and surveyors as they travel through the National Park. Many incidents are portrayed in the mural: a park ranger carrying a bath tub to one of the overland track huts, the ghost of a murdered girl lurking in the valley mist.
Painted in 1987 by: John Lendis
Location: Main Street, Sheffield Size: 10m x 2.3m
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Forth Falls
The mural depicts the second and most spectacular of a series of seven falls which once cascaded down Forth Falls Creek and flowed into the Forth River.

The falls were situated between Sheffield and Wilmot. When the beautiful Lake Barrington was formed as part of the Mersey Forth Hydro Development in the 1960’s some of the falls were flooded.

A picnic ground at the falls on the western bank of the Forth River was popular for family outings and groups since the turn of the century. From the picnic ground a steep track led to the second falls and the more energetic could climb the narrow ladders to view the other falls. The remaining falls still exist and can be reached by walking through bush from the Wilmot Picnic Site or seen from a boat on Lake Barrington.
Painted in 1990 by: John Lendis
Location: Main Street, Sheffield
Size: 12.5m x 6.75m
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The Tigers Last Hunt
Featured here is the Tasmanian Tiger facing an angry Tasmanian Devil. The backdrop is Mt Roland which was once home to this most interesting animal.

The Thylacine, also called the Tasmanian Tiger, was a marsupial dog. The last known thylacine was captured in 1933 and died in 1936 at Hobart Zoo.

Although they are considered to be extinct, from time to time there are reports of sightings in remote parts of the Tasmanian wilderness.
Painted in 1989 by: Julian Bale
Location: Pioneer Crescent, Sheffield
Size: 2m x 3m
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Stillness and Warmth

This was the first mural to be painted for the Sheffield Murals Project, it was completed on 13th December, 1986.

It features Gustav Weindorfer, the man responsible for having Cradle Mountain/Lake St Clair declared a National Park. The theme is taken from the words of Weindorfer’s diary as shown in the mural: “When the ground is all covered in snow, I do build a big fire, open my door, seat myself very, very quietly in front of the blazing logs and presently they come in, one by one, the wild animals, without their usual fear of man or of one another, and share with me, in stillness, the grateful warmth”.

Gustav was born in Austria and came to Melbourne in 1900 to work at the Austrian Consulate. He met his wife-to-be, Kate Cowle, while they were members of the Victorian Field Naturalists’ Club. In 1906, they married and came to Tasmania, spending their honeymoon on top of Mt Roland.

The Weindorfer's built their home 'Waldheim Chalet' at Cradle Mountain and after Kate died in 1916, Gustav lived there alone until his death in 1932.

Painted in 1986 by : John Lendis assisted by Diane Whiting-
 
Location: High Street Car Park-, Sheffield Size: 16m x 4m  
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