Shadows of the Past
Folklore & History of the Heritage Highway
Two hundred years on there’s still plenty of ways to get held up on the Heritage Highway.
Keep an eye out between Tunbridge and Kempton for sixteen silhouettes. Some are quite close to the road; some are high on the hilltops. What stories can they tell us about the history of this intriguing region?
Take a tour through the Heritage Highway Silhouette Trail
Click an icon below to view information about each Silhouette
Shadows of the Past is a project initiated by local artists, Folko Kooper and Maureen Craig, that puts a contemporary slant on the eighteenth century art form of the silhouette, creating poignant reminders of early colonial life on the Heritage Highway.
This material is drawn from records kept meticulously by the colonial authorities. There is no such comprehensive record of Aboriginal voices of the time. We can try to imagine the Aboriginal peoples’ experiences. It is likely they would tell a very different story of these events.