Nigretta Falls Wannon River


Oil painting by Dai Wynn on linen panel. 40.6cm X 30.5cm X 0.5cm.

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There are two stunning waterfalls on the Wannon River, west of Hamilton in the Southern Grampians Shire of Victoria’s Western District. The famous Swiss-born artist Abraham-Louis Buvelot painted the Wannon Falls in 1872. In his masterpiece, there is a deluge of water in comparison to the modest fall I saw in early May 2021. Not far away are the lesser known, but equally spectacular, Nigretta Falls. While the falls are a mere trickle, the surrounding rock formations display every colour of the rainbow. An artist’s delight. Furthermore, while the famous Wannon Falls can be viewed from a metal deck jutting out over the deep abyss, one can descend to the base of the Nigretta Falls via a long wooden staircase. Both waterfalls flow from a small river with a rocky bed into a huge chasm filled with enormous boulders and a small lake. What geological event shaped this otherwise flat landscape?

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Weight 1.0 kg
Dimensions 40.6 × 30.5 × 0.5 cm