Minto Bush camp celebration photos

Photos from the Minto Bush Camp celebration and unveiling of

Eric Aarons' sculpture Timeless Conversations

Photos by Peter Robertson

On 4 December 2022, around 40 SEARCH members and friends held a celebration and farewell to Minto Bush Camp, with the unveiling of a permanent base and new site for Timeless Conversations by Eric Aarons, a statue in marble, as the focal point of the celebration. The camp has been acquired by the NSW government, and the site will form part of a green open space park, managed by National Parks, with the old buildings removed and the land returned to bushland. The sculpture will remain on site as a permanent memorial to the camp's use as a training and education facility. See below for the text of the plaque which will be affixed to a plinth to the side of the sculpture. Thanks to Peter Robertson for these professional photos from the day.


(L to R) Brian Aarons, Luke Whitington and Meredith Burgmann unveiling Timeless Conversations, a sculpture in marble by Eric Aarons

Detail of Timeless Conversations by Eric Aarons

Temporary plaque for Timeless Conversations by Eric Aarons

Meredith Burgmann, our official 'unveiler' and guest speaker for the event

Bob Jones, engineer and designer of the new base and plinth for the sculpture

Maurie Mulheron singing songs of solidarity to unveil the sculpture

Brian Aarons, MC for the event at Minto

Sue Olive, Peter Olive and Peter Grubbe near the small cabins by the old ablution block at Minto bush camp


Bev Symonds, educator, author, SEARCH and CPA stalwart


The inside of the main hall at Minto

The old main hall and ablution block as seen from the fire pit and talking circle at Minto

Eric Aarons’ old house with one of his fixed sculptures


Minto bush camp - Maurie Mulheron, Meredith Burgmann and Brian Aarons 

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