Bananas, Prawns and Pineapples: Australia’s Obsession With Oversized Landmarks
The Big Banana, The Big Pineapple, The Big Prawn and The Big Bogan. The list goes on and on. What do all these Australian public landmarks have in common? They’re big! With over two hundred super sized statues around the country, it seems that Australia has been obsessed with using these landmarks to bring in tourism. But what happens now as they begin to age out? Are they still as important? Are we still as obsessed? Joining us on the line to discuss this was Amy Clarke, lecturer in history specialising in built heritage and cultural/identity politics at the University of the Sunshine Coast.