Charlton - Broadbill Sword Fish


72 BIG Fish from the 2006 Commonwealth Games | Broadbill Sword FishBroadbill Sword Fish in Chartlon. 72 BIG Fish of Victoria made for the 2006 Commonwealth Games

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.

At the time of visiting this sculpture all I had was a mobile phone. One day I'd like to revisit them all for better photos but until then I hope these posts help people explore. The Broadbill Sword Fish is found in Charlton. It's viewable from a wooden lookout much like the Nassue Grouper it's across a river and gives a poor view unless you have a decent phone.