Stanley the Emu - NSW

  Tourist Attraction


DEG: -29.49295 147.971298
DMS: 29º 29' 34.62" S 147º 58' 16.67" E
UTM: 55 J 6737005mN 594154mE
Altitude: 141m


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Castlereagh Hwy
Lightning Ridge NSW 2834
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An 18-metre-tall emu constructed from more than a tonne of scrap metal, three Volkswagen bodies and a pair of rusting satellite dishes now sits by the Castlereagh Highway, about 10 kilometres from town towards Walgett.

The metal was recycled from the old Dubbo Police Station when demolished for the new “modern” block.“Stanley” got his name from Orana Police Local Area Commander Stan Single, who originally hailed from Coonamble, Walgett and the ‘Ridge region.

A time capsule was also inserted into the body of the structure to be opened in 50 years.
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Closest Weather Station

Lightning Ridge at 24/09:00am EST
Distance from Stanley the Emu 6.88km N
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Closest Climatic Station

Lightning Ridge Visitors Information Cen
Distance from Stanley the Emu 6.88km N
Mean Max. °C36.134.532.127.822.919.318.921.626.229.031.734.2
Mean Min. °C22.521.618.614.
Mean Rain mm52.149.842.429.828.236.735.216.629.145.064.462.7

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