Tarcutta

Arm Horn, Tarcutta public art

Tarcutta was one of the last towns to be bypassed by the Hume Freeway, but that doesn’t diminish its place as the traditional truckies halfway point between Sydney and Melbourne.

Only 40 minutes from Wagga, visit the National Truck Drivers’ Memorial in Tarcutta, or even take a group factory tour of Tartex Fashions to see how Merino wool knitwear is made.

Arm Horn sculpture (pictured above)

Australian children have stood by the road side gesturing to passing truckies to give a friendly honk of the truck horns for generations.

Now this tradition, of frantically lifting your arm up and down, has been crafted in steel and installed by the road side in Tarcutta – a town steeped in trucking history.

Arm Horn is the work of Australian blacksmith William Maguire and illustrates two children using the arm pull gesture and a toddler waving to passing truck drivers.

There's also a sandstone visitors rock between the steel-sculptured children for Tarcutta kids, tourists and truckies to interact with the artwork and capture the gesture on camera.