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The Big Cod at the Tocumwal Foreshore.

18/02/2017

The Big Cod was commissioned in 1967 to be the first 'Big' thing in Australia and was made of fibreglass mouldings and built by Duralite in Melbourne. As fibreglass was a new medium back then, the Big Banana was completed and erected first. The 'Fish' as it is known locally, was originally located at the old swimming pool in Murray Street in 1968, but was later moved to its present location on the Foreshore.

The plaque at the ‘Big Cod’ reads as follows:
“In 1967 three foresighted women who made up the auxiliary of the local Chamber of Commerce decided that Tocumwal needed “something different” to put the town on the map.
These women were Miss Kathryn (Trixie) Moore, Miss Alice Johnson (later Gibson) and Mrs Lorna Nash. For many months these women gathered support and raised three thousand pounds, the cost of the fish.
The Fish was the second “Big Thing” to go on display in Australia.”

Information sourced from the Discover Murray website:http://murrayriver.com.au/tocumwal/tocumwal-history/

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