Local students decorate haul truck with Indigenous mural

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A group of students has decorated one of Fortescue Metals’ haul trucks with an Indigenous mural

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The group of ten art students from Roebourne District High School in Roebourne, WA travelled to Fortescue’s Solomon mine operation in the Hamersley Ranges, about 60km north of Tom Price.

The group of students was welcomed to the mine site by representatives from Fortescue and mining services provider Thiess.

The Solomon operation is located on the traditional lands of the Eastern Guruma and Yindjibarndi people and produces in excess of 70 million tonnes of iron ore annually.

The mural measures 2.9 metres high and over 8 metres wide and extends across the rear tray of the truck. The mural depicts Roebourne’s Mount Welcome lookout and the rivers and streams that surround it.

"We’re proud to be partnering with Fortescue and the local community to deliver this incredible piece of moveable art," Thiess Asia-Pacific general manager Spencer Jose says.

"The murals on the truck work together to represent the past, present and future generations of Roebourne.

"This innovative initiative is enhancing student’s studies, allowing them to apply their research, technical skills and creative ideas to a real-life project," Jose adds.

Fortescue CEO Nev Power said supporting local communities was a priority for the company.

"At Fortescue, we are committed to investing in local communities by supporting initiatives that generate significant value to the community," Power says.

"We are pleased to be able to welcome the students to Solomon and provide them with opportunities to develop their skills, as well as valuable insights into life at a mine site."


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