Thallon is home to “William the Wombat”, a giant statue of a Northern hairy-nosed wombat. Stop for a selfie with the giant sculpture which measures in 2 metres in height.
Head to Pine Street and enjoy Thallon’s town park where you will find “William the Wombat”. The sculpture is located next to the town’s ANZAC memorial.
Thallon has a special connection to the Northern hairy-nosed species with some of the earliest specimens found in the area. A population was discovered around Bullamon Station on the Moonie River in the late 1800s.
The sculpture celebrates the historical connection and highlights the need to protect this critically endangered animal. Natureworks’ David Joffe in Brisbane created the town’s recent icon.
Additionally, further detail is provided on the interpretative sign next to William in the town park. A range of wombat merchandise is available at the Francis Hotel across the street.
About the Northern hairy-nosed wombat
Today, the species is one of the most endangered mammals in the world. The Northern hairy-nosed wombat is largest of the three wombat species, averaging about 32kg. Compared with the common wombat, they however have softer fur, longer and more pointed ears. Furthermore, they are generally nocturnal but on winter mornings and afternoons they will sun themselves.