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Big Merino : 16-April-2011
Big Merino : 16-April-2011
Photographs supplied by Glen Yeomans

The Big Merino, built in 1985 is a monument to Goulburn and the surrounding district’s fine wool industry. Standing 15.2 meters high, 18 meters long and weighing 97 tones he is an impressive life-like model of Rambo, a stud Ram from a local property, “Bullamallita”. The Big Merino was moved in 2007 to its present location. 

The complex was opened on September 20 1985 by John Brown who was the federal minister for sport, recreation and tourism. The idea was originally conceived by brothers Attila and Louis Mokany.The Big Merino was constructed by Adelaide builder Glenn Senner and took six months to build. The frame is steel, covered and shaped with wire mesh, sprayed and detailed in reinforced concrete. The architect was Gary Dutallis.

 

 

Location

Address:Hume Street, Goulburn, 2580
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.772564
Long: 149.691454
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Technology
Sub-Theme:Agriculture
Monument Designer:Gary Dutallis (architect) Silvio Apponyi & Glenn Industries

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 20th September, 1985
Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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