.

By Helena Adeloju

Local schoolchildren from six primary and secondary schools celebrated the arrival of the Mr Yakkerboo artwork in Pakenham’s Main Street on Thursday 20 April.
The fictional character has become part of local folklore since he was born in the imagination of locals in 1976.
The official presentation was held at Pakenham Hall to mark the completion and public launch of the council-funded artwork, which is part of Cardinia Council’s Public Artwork Program 2016-’17.
Each school took turns to meeting Mr Yakkerboo, with students walking from Pakenham Hall to the sculpture’s location on Main Street.
Artist Julie Squires created the bronze and steel sculpture with the help of local primary and secondary children who designed each of Mr Yakkerboo’s scales.
The public sculpture, entitled Mr Yakkerboo meets Blue, links Pakenham’s very own mythical creature who leads the annual Yakkerboo festival, with Pakenham’s pastoral history which is symbolised by ‘Blue’ the blue heeler.

Comments are closed.

Your first stop before buying a home. View the whole picture.

More News

Kooweerup’s streets will be flooded with shades of green, white and red balloons during the town’s celebration of ...

The crew from Monty Python may well have had the Subaru Levorg in mind when they coined the phrase “And ...

As the last Holden rolls of the line today, a group of Kooweerup mechanics that spent their working years servicing ...

Berwick College sure knows how to throw a party. The school community, past and presented, united on 19 October at the ...

Commuters are in for a slow slog to work this morning, with delays on the Monash Freeway. The freeway’s ...

The Press Club, Flower Drum, Spice Temple … and now O.MY. Beaconsfield’s O.MY restaurant is now among the ...

Latest Sport

Local footy character Mick Monckton has always been a believer in the power of the game to positively affect people. “...

Last Saturday was in memory of ‘Hibby’. The 2017/18 West Gippsland Cricket Association season is the first since the passing of ...

Nar Nar Goon/Maryknoll Cricket Club stalwart Sean Somers endured so many tough losses that he almost forgot just how ...