Australia has a fascination with big things.
There are over 150 "big things" in Australia ranging from the iconic Big Banana in Coffs Harbour, Big Merino in Goulburn & Big Golden Guitar in our country music capital Tamworth to the lesser known Big Wickets in Westbury, Big Ugg Boots in Thornton & Big Cane Toad in Sarina and the most recent big thing the Big Watermelon in Chinchilla.
Well… our local town has its own big thing and it was one of the first big things:
The Big Murray Cod
Built in 1967, it is 7m (22.9ft) long & 2m(6.5ft) high and sits alongside the Murray River in Tocumwal.
That is one big fish.Looks quite nice too.ReplyDelete
It looks much better than Adaminaby's Big Trout.ReplyDelete
big place, big people, big fish!ReplyDelete
I seem to remember this is a giant Murray Cod at Swan Hill. I don't think I have noticed the one at Tocumwal.ReplyDelete
Yes there is! It was built in 1991 as a movie prop so is a fair bit newer than Tocumwal's & a fair bit bigger too.Delete
A well maintained cod. Did you see Grace in Perth post about the large straw constructions? I listened to an ABC podcast about The Cods, a rowing team from South Australia in the early 1900s. Well worth a listen, if you have the time.ReplyDelete
Thank you Andrew. I looked up Grace's straw constructions thinking you meant straw bales houses etc but no, straw sculptures, wara art at the York Festival. They are incredible and so creative. For those interested: https://yorkfestival.com.au/event/wara-art-comes-to-york/Delete
it was a big fishReplyDelete
Now that is a big one.ReplyDelete