Stanley the Emu - NSW

  Point of Interest

Position

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

Description

Address & Contact

Castlereagh Hwy
Lightning Ridge NSW 2834
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Information

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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Weather

Closest Weather Station

Walgett at 06/09:00am EST
Distance from Stanley the Emu 62.21km S
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
5.9°C2.4°C71%1.1°C1020.5hPa0.0mmENE9km/hr
5knots
11km/hr
6knots

Closest Climatic Station

Lightning Ridge Visitors Information Cen
Distance from Stanley the Emu 6.88km N
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C36.134.532.127.822.919.318.921.626.229.031.734.2
Mean Min. °C22.521.618.614.18.86.55.26.310.514.218.219.9
Mean Rain mm52.149.842.429.828.236.735.216.629.145.064.462.7

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