Message Sticks


Dharrang is a word from Wiradjuri language, meaning message stick.

‘Message sticks’ were used as a traditional way of communication.
‘Message sticks’ by Maria Watson-Trudgett
Message sticks were transmitted between different communities across the massive landscape of Australia. Messages communicated may have included announcements of ceremonies, invitations to meetings, corroborees, or marriages.

In many cases, message sticks were objects that granted its carrier a safe passage and entry into the lands of other Aboriginal Communities, and on some occasions, the sticks were burnt after the message was received, to keep some business confidential.

Beautiful digital printing artwork on canvas with oak shadow frame
90 x 120cm

stretched canvas fine art prints are professionally printed on polycotton artist canvas, using archival inks and then stretched and gallery wrapped. This means the image is stretched around a 38mm frame to create a seamless, museum-quality finish. All stretched and box framed art prints arrive ready to hang.