The big merino

Coolibah

Cobar, Australia

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The Big Merino @ Goulburn NSW

The Big Merino
Goulburn NSW Australia

The Big Merino was constructed by Adelaide builder Glenn Senner, using mostly local tradesman and took six months to build. The frame is steel, covered and shaped with wire mesh, sprayed and detailed in reinforced concrete and weighs in at 97 tonne. The architect was Gary Dutallis.

As the Goulburn bi-pass took effect on the city, Goulburn changed. The city expanded and a new development at the southern end meant that the Big Merino previously the first stop off the southern exit from the expressway was now stranded in no mans land. On the 26th May 2007 this grand structure moved 800 meters towards the southern exit to greener pastures.

The move has given Rambo a new lease on life with the construction of a new gift shop and a permanent exhibition from Australian Wool Innovation depicting the history of wool in Australia which is housed in the Big Merino structure. The second floor will eventually show all the stages of wool processing. Marshall Judd was commissioned to construct the under belly and three new legs representing a more complete, free standing model than previously shown.

From the Big Merino Website

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