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City of Melbourne
Brass pavement inlay
Town Hall, Swanston Street

The whaling, wool, cattle and maritime industries were all crucial to Melbourne's early development. To acknowledge the significance of these industries, City of Melbourne staff designed a set of brass pavement inlays that provide a modern interpretation of the symbols on the city's crest: the whale, cow, sheep and tugboat. The design is simple and bold, enabling each emblem to be easily read by passers-by. The work's intention is to highlight the role these industries played in the city's past, as well as the role the latter three continue to play today.

City Of Melbourne