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2011

THE ALEXANDER BUNYIP STATUE:

  • Unveiled by the ACT Chief Minister, Jon Stanhope on April 13th 2011 (artsACT project)
  • Stands in the Gungahlin Town Park, Canberra ACT
  • Sculpted and cast in bronze by Anne Ross (Melbourne)
  • Weighs 500kg, 2.2m in length, cost of Statue: $175,000.00
  • Original idea was from the Gungahlin Community Council ACT in September 2009

'The Statue'

Sculptor Anne Ross and Michael

Sculptor Anne Ross

Anne with Statue model

ACT Chief Minister with Michael

Cartoon

CANBERRA TV NEWS, September 2009:
'The Monster that ate Canberra'’ - Book , 1972

BUNYIP DAY AT THE NLA'

The National Library of Australia

  • Friday 13th May 2011
  • Day hosted by the National Library of Australia, Canberra, ACT
  • Ms. Anne-Marie Schwirtlich, the new Director-General of the NLA launched the new edition of 'The Monster that ate Canberra' book
  • Book signing outside the Library shop
  • Michael then spoke to/cartooned for 300 Canberra Students in the NLA Theatre

The Director-General launches 'The Book'

Michael in the NLA Theatre

'The new edition'

'SHINE DOME - OPEN DAY'

The Australian Academy of Science

  • Saturday 13th August 2011
  • Day hosted by the Australian Academy of Science, Canberra, ACT

New Books

'Bobo my Superdog'

(Ford Street Publishing, distributed by Macmillan)

Release date: June, 2011

Michael's dog Bobo is not your normal 'pampered pooch'. He has another life... a secret life... he's a 'SUPERHERO'!

KRONOSAURUS KORNER

Michael has created 'Krono the Kronosaurus and his friends' for the little outback town of Richmond, western Queensland.

Richmond and its neighbouring towns (Hughenden and Winton) are a part of the 'Dinosaur trail' … where Australian dinosaur/reptile fossils have been found over the last 100 years. They have many visitors to the towns, from both here and overseas … to view the incredible Dinosaurs/Marine reptiles.
Please visit their web site: www.kronosauruskorner.com.au