This got me wondering about how many other big things are waiting for us in communities around Australia. I can think of the Big Banana in Coffs Harbour, the Big Pineapple in Qu...eensland, the Big Merino in Goulbourn, a Giant Rocking-horse somewhere in South Australia and I think there's a Big Yabby, or Prawn somewhere too.
I do remember an activist group threatening to build a 'Giant Turd' when there was talk of piping sewage off their pristine beach. I can't remember where it was. I hope they won the fight.
Below is the big Galah in all his (or her) glory.
The Big Galah
Situated at Kimba, half way across Australia, the Big Galah was built by Roger Venning and family. It is eight metres high, two and a half metres wide and weighs over two tonnes. It is constructed of steel, high tension bird wire, fibreglass and gel