Tuesday, 16 May 2006


This fountain at Darling Harbour has a series of dancing brolgas ringing it.

The "Brolga Dance" fountain" is the work of Terrance Plowright.

Brolgas are a type of crane native to northeastern Australia, noted for their elegant coutship dances.

There's even an Australian Christmas carol about brolgas. You can listen to it here.


  1. Unique! Thanks for the links and further info- interesting. Have you seen the giraffe sculptures in the Edinburgh DP- seems to be a bit of a theme happening.

  2. Beautiful fountain... I like it!

  3. Lovely idea for a fountain. I was entertained to learn that in addition to courtship that they also dance to scare off predators.