Marumba Kittibilla by Warraba Weatherall & Daniel Jones
Larger-than-life willy wagtail birds, a flowering kurrajong tree and a stingless bee celebrates cultural empowerment and acts as a reminder of the Indigenous landscape. Many Aboriginal nations have a relationship with the willy wagtail and, although diverse, the playful bird is generally known as a messenger. These Australian fantails are active feeders — they are constantly moving, hopping around and foraging — this has a connection to the modern context of this vibrant inner-city laneway filled with buzzing bars and restaurants.
The Aboriginal language words were provided by Gaja (Aunty) Kerry Charlton; “marumba” meaning “good” and “kittibilla” meaning “day”. It is a message for visitors to have a good day.