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29-November-2013
29-November-2013

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders / Peter Williams

Sculptures are a tribute to Steele Rudd’s famous “Snake Gully” characters, Dad, Dave, Mum & Mabel from the Dad & Dave radio serial. 

The Tout Family commissioned the sculptor Aurel Ragus in 1978 to create the statues of the four main characters from the serial and erect them at the Five Mile service station they owned. The statues were donated to the Gundagai community when the service station closed in 2005. 

Along the Road to Gundagai, was chosen as the theme song for the new Dad and Dad radio serial which was set in Snake Gully. As the serial soon achieved enormous popularity, the enterprising operators of the Dog on the Tuckerbox site at that time began to tell visitors that the Five Mile was the place on which the radio program was based. The place thus became associated with the Snake Gully of the serial and its characters.

 

Location

Address:Sheridan Street, Carberry Park, Gundagai, 2722
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.062817
Long: 148.101458
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Community
Monument Designer:John Aurel Ragus

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1978
Inscription in Proximity

Plaque: 
Dad and Dave,
Mum and Mabel

Dad and Dave, Mum and Mabel
The four characters were created by Steele Rudd and became
household words throughout Australia with the broadcast of 
the popular radio serial "Dad and Dave". The links to Gundagai
was used as the theme for the famous radio serial. 


The Statues
The Statues were commissioned by the Tout Family in 1978 who
operated a service station at 5 mile Gundagai opposite the 
famous Dog on the Tuckerbox monument. The service station
was sold to Caltex in 1989. In 2005 Caltex closed and the 
Statues were donated to the Gundagai community

Source: MA
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