Stanley the Emu

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Designed and built by local artist John Murray, Stanley the Emu can be found on the outskirts of Lightning Ridge, near the Castlereagh Highway turnoff.

Standing 18metres tall, Stanley is crafted from old VW beetles and satellite dishes atop steel girders.

Stanley was originally headed for Birdsville but because of distance and logistics made him too expensive to move so Lightning Ridge became his home. 

There is also a time capsule built in and it is due to be opened on the 50th anniversary of his creation in 2063.