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Giant, laughing kookaburra lands in Bundaberg

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A new larger-than-life sculpture has landed in the Wide Bay, for a short time only.

A giant, laughing kookaburra started making its way across Queensland last week, on a journey from Brisbane to North Queensland.

Creator Dr Farvardin Daliri OAM built the artwork-on-wheels, and said it was all about spreading some cheer in the wake of the covid pandemic.

"So that we can feel good about the bird and about ourselves, laugh and let go of some of the stress and anxieties that have been created during COVID-19 tragedies and hardship," he said.

It even makes the iconic kookaburra sounds and Dr Daliri dared those who visit not to chortle along.

"Because the Kookaburra's going to make all Queenslanders laugh, there's no doubt about that."

"The Giant Kookaburra is going to leave its mark and then we may end up having [it] as a fixture, as a permanent sculpture somewhere."

The sculpture rolled into Childers on Thursday and is expected to be in Bundaberg on Friday, before making its way north to Gin Gin on Sunday.

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