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Wondai’s town emu – known by a number of names, including Eric, Emmy, Moo and Charlotte – was strolling across Scott Street when she was hit by a car driven by a local resident. The emu, believed by many locals to be a male but mostly believed to be female, had to be put down after its leg was broken in the accident. The driver is said to be very upset.
The much-loved icon was so popular, she/ he had her own Facebook page and also had a presence at www.homely.com.au where Burns Crescent was recommended as a place to live, partly because: “Our resident emu keeps the little and not little kids entertained.”
She even made an appearance on pinterest, photographed walking down the main street of Wondai. Charlotte was also mourned elsewhere on Facebook, with fans sharing their favourite memories of the near-tame emu. The flightless bird was a regular visitor at Forest View in the town, delighting elderly residents.
|Address:||Mackenzie Street, Coronation Park, Wondai, 4606|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -26.318231|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||11-May-2014|
|Actual Event End Date:||11-May-2014|
|Monument Designer:||Dan Davie|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Saturday 25th July, 2015|
CHARLOTTE THE EMU
Into Wondai she wandered
from the forest
and adopted our town.
We adopted her too
and she is greatly missed.