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The Loaded Dog : May 2014
The Loaded Dog : May 2014
Photographs supplied by Andrew Melville-Smith

The Loaded Dog statue is based on the dog, Tommy, from Henry Lawson`s famous Australian story called "The Loaded Dog." The story was chosen because it fulfilled all the specifications for the statue at a veterinary clinic. The dog is a spectacular steel sculpture about the size of a small horse and was sculpted by the world famous sculptor Andy Scott in Glasgow, Scotland using his unique technique of wielding of thousands of tiny pieces of steel rod to create iconic street art.

The story revolves around a mischievous Labrador Retriever dog who picks up an explosive charge, jumps through the camp fire lighting the fuse and the chaos that follows when his owners, Andy and Dave, try to get the explosive charge back before it detonates.


Address:97 McDouall Stuart Ave, Whyalla Veterinary Clinic, Whyalla Stuart, 5608
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.029974
Long: 137.529319
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Culture


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 2nd February, 2008
Source: MA, WVC
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au