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Wednesday, May 10, 2006
The Big Finish.
This series of BIG THINGS has been fun but there comes
a time when enough is enough.
How could we have anything
but our big rock to begin this
post, Ayers Rock or Uluru is
the best know symbol of
Australia in the world.
Located in a remote corner of
the NT, it still attracts more
visitors than any other single
spot in Australia.
The Big Merino, there are
actually two of these, this one
is at Wagin in WA, the other one is at Hollbrook NSW.
For many years Australia "rode on the sheeps back," with
wool as our main export, this was before the mineral
boom that has changed that forever.
The Big Bannana, at Coffs Harbor in NSW was the start of
our obsession with this BIG craze, it has been around for
over 40 years now and still attracts crowds to and
through it, you enter at one end and exit the other.
The Big Pineapple, this is located at Nambour in Qld. and
was the second of the well known BIGGIES.
The pineapple house an educational display to do with
growing pineapples and other tropical fruits, there is a
huge shop and resturant behind it, and a mini train that
takes tourists for a sight seeing tour around the orchard
area that surrounds it, after some 30 years it also still
attracts huge crowds and dozens of tourist busses each day.
My apology's here, I didn't realize that the pictures using this format would not
enlarge as they have in the others.