Iconic Yowie Statue at Kilcoy removed

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Iconic Yowie Statue at Kilcoy removed

Unread post by Dion » Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:17 am

Article on why the Statue at Kilcoy was removed.

https://www.thechronicle.com.au/news/re ... e/3316269/
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Unread post by Shazzoir » Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:01 pm

I hope they don't just replicate this crude sculpture, and actually make something more fitting to the Yowie.

Also, now you know where my avatar pic came from, haha.

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Unread post by gregvalentine » Fri Feb 02, 2018 1:01 pm

Shazzoir wrote:
Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:01 pm
I hope they don't just replicate this crude sculpture, and actually make something more fitting to the Yowie.

Also, now you know where my avatar pic came from, haha.

Thanks Dion.
I would think it was made that way to look "aboriginal".

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Unread post by Shazzoir » Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:33 pm

Perhaps, and I respect that idea whether it's true or not, but it's probably wishful thinking on my part in any case, as they may simply take a cast of the original and replicate it in metal, as I read some months back.

This will be the third Yowie sculpture in the park, with the second one replacing the original, 1980-erected, and badly weathered one in 1998. For those who have been around long enough, you may remember the trouble the Council had for some years, where tourists/locals kept stealing the poor Yowie's genitalia, which the Kilcoy Council dutifully replaced, until the thefts got out of hand, and the practice of replacing the bits was discontinued.

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People, indeed, are strange. Who knows what kick they got out of being the proud owners of a set of sculpted wooden meat-and-two-veg? still, it goes to show how popular the Yowie artwork is I suppose.

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Unread post by Shazzoir » Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:30 am

Knew I had a family photo of the original Yowie statue, but it's not a good one. Blame slide film and age damage, but for what it's worth, 1985, Kilcoy's Yowie Park...

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Unread post by Simon M » Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:03 pm

I'm glad they're replacing it. Hopefully, it'll look good in metal and last for longer. They should include the 'appendage' though...for the sake of accuracy, of course. :wink:

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Unread post by hillbilly » Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:48 am

Shazzoir wrote:
Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:01 pm
I hope they don't just replicate this crude sculpture, and actually make something more fitting to the Yowie.
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Unread post by gregvalentine » Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:08 pm

Simon M wrote:
Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:03 pm
I'm glad they're replacing it. Hopefully, it'll look good in metal and last for longer. They should include the 'appendage' though...for the sake of accuracy, of course. :wink:
Going off at a tangent, have "boys' bits" ever been noticeably observed on yowies?

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Unread post by Yowie bait » Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:13 pm

gregvalentine wrote:
Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:08 pm
Simon M wrote:
Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:03 pm
I'm glad they're replacing it. Hopefully, it'll look good in metal and last for longer. They should include the 'appendage' though...for the sake of accuracy, of course. :wink:
Going off at a tangent, have "boys' bits" ever been noticeably observed on yowies?
Yes they have the " tackle" just like humans. (taz) (eek)
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Unread post by Wolf » Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:21 pm

The lady who interrupted one in her backyard at Woodenbong (or glassbong, something like that) described it I believe?
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Unread post by Wolf » Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:26 pm

Personally, I would prefer a more visually-accurate version to be crafted.

Never liked the original and found it very disappointing even as a kid.
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Unread post by Yowie bait » Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:28 pm

Wolf wrote:
Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:21 pm
The lady who interrupted one in her backyard at Woodenbong (or glassbong, something like that) described it I believe?
Yeah she sure did!
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Unread post by sensesonfire » Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:20 pm

That Yowie statue at Kilkoy was awful just a derivative for people to ridicule. (cheesy) If they can't come up with something better than the original don't bother.
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Unread post by sensesonfire » Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:25 pm

Sorry people of Kilcoy, not KilKoy.
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Re: Iconic Yowie Statue at Kilcoy removed

Unread post by paulmcleod67 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:07 am

Cheers for posting this...I had no idea it was gone.

I went there and filmed the site last year thankfully.


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