Devenish Remembers

The small community of Devenish, 240km north of Melbourne, has recently funded a mural commemorating World War I. The mural was painted on disused grain silos and depicts a World War I nurse and a modern-day female army medic, with poppies growing in the foreground.

The community at Devenish wished to mark the centenary of the end of the war, acknowledging the 50 citizens from their community of around 300 who had joined the war effort during World War I. Two of the 50 were nurses. Seven soldiers did not return.

The new artwork will be part of a new silo art trail, which includes silos previously painted in the towns of Goorambat and Tungamah.