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Kurri Kookaburra : 11-September-2014
Kurri Kookaburra : 11-September-2014

Photographs supplied by Sandra Brown

The Giant Kookaburra was a gift to the town of Kurri Kurri from Hydro Alumium to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the smelter.

The Kurri Kurri aluminium smelter produced 164,000 tonnes of aluminium in 2006 and is owned and operated by Hydro Aluminium - part of the Norsk Hydro group. The first potline of the Kurri Kurri smelter was started in 1969. The smelter was originally owned by Alcan and uses Alcan end-to-end prebake technology. The smelter now comprises three potlines of end-to-end cells.

 

 

Location

Address:Lang Street, Rotary Park, Kurri Kurri, 2327
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.819331
Long: 151.480197
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Sculpture
Monument Theme:Technology
Sub-Theme:Industry
Monument Designer:Chris Fussell

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 14th December, 2009
Front Inscription

The Kurri Kurri Kookaburra 

A community project initiated by
Kurri Kurri Tidy Towns and Towns with Heart working in partnership
with Cessnock City Council.
Sponsored by Hydro Aluminium.
Officially unveiled by
Kerry Hickey Minister for Cessnock
on 14th December 2009

Artist Chris Fussell 

 

Source: MA
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