Robert Hannaford Statue

statueA sculpture of an Aboriginal woman and child, modelled and donated by renowned Australian artist Robert Hannaford stands in his home town of Riverton.

The Ngadjuri woman holding a small child signifyies the continuance of the Ngadjuri culture and was endorsed by Ngadjuri community members Josie Agius, Vince Coply, Irene Agius and Fred Warrior several years ago.

Funding for the casting was delayed with the amalgamation of the Riverton and Clare Councils, some money was put aside until more recently when the project was revived by the Riverton Community Management Committee.

Money became available through the Chris Turner Bequest and a generous donation by local farmer Ian Rohde.

Hannaford modelled the final sculpture in his studio in the Riverton Gallery in 2014 and it was cast and prepared by Tim Thomson in the Adelaide Hills.

The sculpture was unveiled by His Excellency the Honourable Hieu Van Le, Governor of South Australia on Saturday, September 24.