Big Kookaburra – Kurri Kurri, Australia - Atlas Obscura

Big Kookaburra

Kurri Kurri, Australia

This 4.5 metre tall statue of a native Australian bird marks Hydro Aluminium's 40th year in the area. 


One of the many big things found in Australia.

Based on the native Australian bird that is found in the area. The Kookaburra is used locally as a symbol for various sporting and community groups and is featured in every one of a series of murals painted in the area.

The 4.5 metre tall statue was erected in late 2009 to mark Hydro Aluminium’s 40th year in the area. The combined Hydro Aluminium and Kurri Kurri Tidy Towns project was created by Pokolbin artist Chris Fussel and is located in Rotary Park in the centre of the town.

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