Cairns City Library Literary Trail X
Sarah Austin

Author: Xavier Herbert.

This artwork was designed to combine the neo classic elements of the library building and the almost classic nature of Xavier Herbert's writing. It light-heartedly depicts the reading public catching the words and messages of Xavier Herbert's writings. Issues such as nationalism, Aboriginal land rights and other social issues are all common topics of Xavier Herbert's books. An owl in one tree is to represent his "wiseness", and the parrots in trees either side are to represent perhaps the repeating of his wise words.

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