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William Ricketts Sanctuary, Mount Dandenong

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  • The Sanctuary is a darkly wooded creep show. Low stone walls and curving paths wind their way through creepy statues. Seriously creepy statues. Like carved hands coming out of the ground creepy. Like ...  read more »
  • An artist's dream. Accessible tho a steep hillside as the footpath winds back and forth across the hillside. Gorgeous artwork with people and animals reflecting Australia. Done by a man who loved the ...  read more »
  • This place is a must visit for people going to Dandenong Ranges. Came to know about this place on our second visit to Dandenong Ranges. There are lot of statues, and all are well maintained. Though I ...  read more »
  • It took me 39 years to get here and I only live 20 minutes away. Buggered if I know why, because it's a peaceful, interesting place to visit and enjoy on your own or with your family and friends.
  • Beautiful little place to explore, especially on a chilly day. Only an hours drive from Melbourne and offered a great insight into an interesting artist.
  • This place offers to understand the art and artist and his philosophy through his work. This Sanctuary is perfect place to spend time and observe the work of art around the place. By visiting this place, one can appreciate the William's skills to harmonise Aborigines and Vedanta philosophy and of course it's deep connection with mother nature.
  • Interesting place but old mate Will was a bit of a character, portraying himself as some kind of aboriginal Jesus in his works. Go have a look and judge for yourself.
  • Was in Dandenong 8yrs ago. Would love yo go there again. William Ricketts Sanctuary is a must to visit. All his wonderful stone carvings of the aborogines is amazing. Very lifelike. It's like his and the aborigines' spirits are still there to safeguard the place. All His life is dedicated to conserve the natural beauty of the ranges and to help the natives.
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