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    Premier and Minister for the Arts
    The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

    Outback Queensland town of Eromanga gifted G20’s giant dinosaurs

    Premier and Minister for the Arts
    The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

    Saturday, April 30, 2016

    Outback Queensland town of Eromanga gifted G20’s giant dinosaurs

    After welcoming world leaders to Brisbane during the G20 Leaders’ Summit, a family of life-sized dinosaur sculptures has found a permanent home in the outback Queensland town of Eromanga.

    Visiting Eromanga today, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the popular public artworks commissioned as part of the Cultural Celebrations of the G20 Leader’s Summit in 2014 are now greeting tourists to the region.

    The Knot-o-saurus’ sculptures, crafted from over one kilometre of aluminium, feature one large and two baby dinosaurs, modelled on the Sauropod.

    “To ensure these sculptures were displayed in an appropriate location, the Queensland Government gifted the Knot-o-saurus to the Eromanga Natural History Museum,” the Premier.

    “The 95 to 98 million-year-old Eromanga dinosaur fossils are some of the worlds’ largest and are attracting more and more tourists to the town,” the Premier said.

    “The addition of this aluminium dinosaur family at Eromanga will help boost the tourism opportunities of the dinosaur attractions in the Outback and assist this community to attract tourists to the area.”

    “Outback Queensland’s tourism industry contributes around $516 million to the local economy and generates around 4,400 jobs,” Ms Palaszczuk said.

    Quilpie Shire Mayor and Eromanga Natural History Museum Executive Chairman Stuart McKenzie said the life-sized Sauropods have a special connection to their new home, where the largest Sauropod dinosaurs in Australia were discovered.

    “The public Museum is welcoming a steady stream of visitors keen to see all the internationally significant examples of Australian fossil heritage.

    “I encourage all Queenslanders to support the Outback and discover this amazing piece of Australia’s story,” Mr McKenzie said.

    For more information visit www.outbackqueensland.com.au