A statue commemorates "Puppy" the dog who was the mascot of the disbanded Toowoomba Thistle Pipe Band.
"Puppy" belonged to the band`s drum major, Mr. Hugh Morgan and was attired in a rug in the band`s tartan pattern. The dog led the band in the annual Carnival of Flowers procession from 1950.
"Puppy" died after being struck by a car on Carnival of Flowers day in 1958. The monument has withstood several attempts by vandals to steal it. It was first dognapped in 1983 and found in an underground car park in Coolangatta, and in 1990 the statue was found over the Range escarpment.
|Address:||Tourist Road, Picnic Point, Toowoomba, 4350|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -27.578333|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Monument Manufacturer:||Vern Foss (Leyburn)|
|Approx. Monument Dedication Date:||1959|
MASCOT OF THE
THISTLE PIPE BAND
1948 - 1958