Narre Warren - Leatherback Turtle


2006 Commonwealth Games Fish; Leatherback Turtle

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.

I found this one outside Casey Arc in Narre Warren. Loud, proud and beautiful. The Leatherback Turtle is native to St Lucia

2006 Commonwealth Games Fish; Leatherback Turtle2006 Commonwealth Games Fish; Leatherback Turtle