Let me introduce you to yet another collection - Big Things memorabilia! Currently in it's early stages and surprisingly not as easy to find as I would of thought its still been fun keeping my eyes peeled whilst op shopping. Below are its humble beginnings...
A fridge magnet of the Big Koala down in Victoria, which I've sadly haven't seen yet...
I also stumbled upon this amazing vintage tee, which has secret buttons so you can fold your shirt sleeves up!
I think this shirt is actually what started the collection off. I love it's colour and illustration of the Big Gumboot in Tully :) I also decided my Big Things Blog needed a good about photo but I dunno, maybe I should of made Ben take this rather than a tripod :P
I live in the same town as the Big Pineapple and to be honest when I picked up this book I was really disappointed that the words out weighed the photos - I really wanted the book to be filled with huge vintage photos but after reading it I'll happy eat my own words because it's awesome! I read it whilst having my back issues and every five minutes would yell out to Ben an exciting fact that popped up through the pages. The Big Pineapple or should I say, Sunshine Plantation (didn't swap names till 1996) has definitely been on a journey of highs and lows and hopefully it's headed back for another high! Also, did you know Macadamia nuts (another famous product of The Big Pineapple) are the only native Australian plant to hit the international market. Do you guys eat Macadamia nuts?
I also got this (paper weight?!?) of the Big Banana - if someone knows the name of these tourist items let me know, they seem like they want to be a snow dome but without the snow or dome :p
So, yup, humble beginnings but it's only the start - the hunt is on!