We have a facination here in Oz. for the "BIG" whatever it
I didn't know what I was letting myself in for
when I said you could pick a font size, blogger
seems to want to do it's own thing with the
print, maybe I'll work it out?
Top row L to R
The big gumboot
The big Joint
The big crayfish
Middle row L to R
The big curtain fig
The big... er.. um ???
The big galah
Bottom row L to R
The big potatoe
The big whale
The big koala
The big Gumboot, (Wellington Boot, Wellie) this is located
at Tully, Nth Qld. Tully is the wettest town in
measure their rainfall in feet not inches up there, so it is
fitting that their biggie is the gumboot.
The Big Joint, is something of a trademark at Nimbin, NSW. long
recognized as the Hippie capital of
The Big Crayfish, is located at the small coastal town of
and they do catch a lot of crayfish.
The Big Curtain Fig, this is the only natural Big thing in
this list, the fig is a parasite tree that grows from the
top down after a seed is dropped in the host tree in a
The sheer weight of this one toppled the host tree over
until it got caught up in the branches of another tree, at
an angle of about 40 degrees this allowed the fig to send
down aerial roots in a massive “curtain.”
This tree is in the Hinterland, (love that word hinterland)
The Big… er.. um.. whatever, I got in a bit early when I
said there was only one natural thing in this list, this is a
very spikey big cactus, so I guess you could call it The Big
Prick… that is if you wanted to… or not.
The Big Galah, can be found at the small SA town of
their claim to fame is that Kimba is located almost exactly
halfway across the continent if you are traveling on the
Eyre Highway either East or West, (they also have a lot of
Galah’s here too.)
The Big Potato, or Spud, Now I love potato’s but a memorial
to one, C’mon folks.. this one is so nebulous that I can’t even
remember where it is.
The Big Whale, well actually it’s quite a small whale by whale
standards it’s located on the
This is just a little inland from The Great Australian Bight,
(I mentioned we like Big things here) where the Southern
Right whales come in winter when it gets too cold in the
Ant-Arctic waters for them.
The Big Koala, this can be found at
settlement near Horsham in
gift shop through a doorway set in the koala’s tummy,
always strikes me as something I don’t want to do!!!