An initiative of Brisbane City Council

Artforce Brisbane
An initiative of Brisbane City Council

Wavell State High School

Honouring our fallen heroes of 1942

Murphy Road & Kittyhawk Drive, Aspley QLD
Our designs seek to raise awareness of and start conversations about our local history that viewers are walking or driving through, whilst recognising and promoting the contemporary context of the community facilities and organisations of the dynamic suburban hub that is Chermside. John French was a corporal from Crows Nest, Qld, whose brave sacrifice saved the lives of his comrades at Milne Bay. Posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross, his memorial bridge is near this box. Our design honours him and his origins through his portrait and the addition of a crow and its nest on a branch of a hoop pine tree (the Old pines found in Marchant Park, across the road). A kittyhawk flies above, off into the distance.
Box ID: B8028 (View Map Below)
Additional Participants: Laila Garling; Simone Jordaan; Annika Pearson; Elijah Viney; Teagan Watson; Grace Patterson (assisting); Liza Asmussen (supervising teacher)
Organisation: Wavell State High School
Painted on: August 2021

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You must be a resident of Brisbane ie. living within the Brisbane City Council area.
You must not be an employee of Brisbane City Council.
You must not have painted more than two traffic signal boxes in a four year period and not in consecutive years.

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