Big Banana

Big Banana, Carnarvon, Western Australia

Public Art : Big Banana

Sculptor/Designer : © Michael McEvoy

Date : 1988

Description : One big yellow banana. The 10m high and 2m diameter banana is made out of fibreglass and has a steel-reinforced frame.

Location : The Big Banana was originally located outside a service station/video store in Northam, Western Australia before being sold to the Carnarvon Tourist Bureau. Today it proudly stands on the corner of Robinson Street and Boundary Road, Carnarvon.

History of the Big Banana : Carnarvon's Big Banana was originally built for a service station/ video store in Northam , Western Australia in 1988. The creator of this Big Banana was a Queensland boat builder, Michael McEvoy.

In 1986, he built the first Big Banana in Mackay, Queensland, as a gimmick to attract people to his fruit and vegetable shop. The idea was so successful he moved to Northam to erect another Big Banana.

Unfortunately the second Big Banana was not so successful and was later sold to the Carnarvon Tourist Bureau as a promotional icon for the Carnarvon banana plantations , one of the town's major industries.

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