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"Puppy" Closeup
"Puppy" Closeup

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson

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.

Location

Address:Tourist Road, Picnic Point, Toowoomba, 4350
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.578333
Long: 151.986667
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Sculpture
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Animals
Monument Manufacturer:Vern Foss (Leyburn)

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1959
Front Inscription

       "PUPPY"
MASCOT OF THE
   TOOWOOMBA
THISTLE PIPE BAND
  1948 - 1958

Source: MA
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