Donald - BIG Nassau Grouper Fish


72 BIG Fish from the 2006 Commonwealth Games | Nassau Grouper

One of seventy-two large aquatic sea creatures created by MotherWorks for the opening ceremony of the 2006 Commonwealth Games. 

For every country that competed in the Games an aquatic sea creature, native to that country was created and floated across 36 barges down the Yarra River in an amazing sound and light display

After the Commonwealth Games concluded 62 of the sculptures were offered to councils through out Victoria to boost tourism. Many of the sculptures found permanent homes and sadly, since the sculptures weren't designed for the outdoor elements, between the Yarra River and councils placing them outdoors, many sculptures perished.

Like the sea creature in both Cohuna and Chartlton, Donald too, has a fish that can only be viewed from across a lake. There's a wooden viewing platform on the corner of Blair and Byrne Streets. On the positive it makes for less vandals but it is a struggle to get a decent selfie. I think I nailed it though. The BIG Fish in Donald is called the Nassau Grouper and is native to Belize