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Tuesday, May 09, 2006
Some more of our BIG treasures
Top row L to R
The Big Bull
The Big Runway
The Big Dog
Middle row L to R
The Big Cask
The Big Bottle
The Big Tree
Bottom row L to R
The Big Captain Cook
The Big Dog, (again)
The Big Prison Tree
The big bull proudly stands at the gateway to
Rockhampton Queensland, this is recognized as the beef
capital of Australia.
Careful study will reveal that certain appendages at the
rear end of this bull are supported, by a ¾” steel rod in
fact, (he's a big boy) this became necessary when souvenir
hunters defaced the poor beast some time ago.
The big runway, this is an emergency landing strip for the
Royal Flying Doctor Service planes to use in an
emergency, this one is located at the start of the longest
straight stretch of road in the world, on the
Eyre Highway WA.
The big dog, otherwise known as Dog Rock is a huge rock
thatprotrudes from the ground in Albany WA. the only
addition is the painted collar around his neck.
The big cask, this is our famous “wine cask” which allows
some surprisingly good wines to be marketed very cheaply,
it has also become know as “Chateau Cardboard”
The big bottle, this one adorns the premises of Bundaberg
Rum Distillery, located not surprisingly at Bundaberg Qld.
Don’t get the wrong idea about our drinking habits, we
don’t drink anymore than any 2 or 3 other countries in
The big tree, this is a huge Tingle Tree located in the
valley of the giants near Walpole WA. it comfortably
housed more than half our Toyota Hilux Utility in the
burned out base, sadly fire has since finished the job it
started and this giant is no more.
The big Captain Cook, I was most upset to find that in
creating the collage Picassa had chopped the good
captains head off.
He circum-navigated Australia’s east coast back in
1770 and was largely responsible for the English
settlement that followed, so really deserved better
treatment than that.
The big dog, this one isn’t included so much for it’s size,
more for it’s historical value, a very well known song in
Australia is; “Where the dog sits on the tucker-box nine
miles from Gundagia” Gundagai is a town in central NSW.
The big prison tree, this is near the remote WA town of
Derby, during our not to be so proud of stages of
development?? when there was trouble with the
aboriginal population, they were housed temporarily
within this tree whilst more were rounded up, it is a giant
tree and held up to 25 people at times, with only the one
means of exit it was easily guarded,
that’s Julie peeping out !!