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The Iconic Kilcoy Yowie Statue Has Returned

THE iconic Yowie statue, missing from Kilcoy’s Yowie Park since the start of the year, has returned.

Somerset Regional Council installed the new fibreglass version of the Yowie on Monday, 16 April.

The previous Yowie, carved from wood, was removed by a crane in January so a new mold could be cast.

Somerset Mayor Graeme Lehmann said the new Yowie was identical to the last version but would have a much longer lifespan.

“The new statue is made from steel and fibreglass to ensure longevity,” Cr Lehmann said.

“The story of the Yowie has long been a drawcard for visitors to Kilcoy and also a popular talking point among Somerset residents.

“Council contracted Natureworks, a company that specialises in creating museum quality fibreglass structures, to create the new statue.

“They carefully took a mold from the previous Yowie and have made it look as authentic as possible and we’re delighted with the outcome.

“We have no doubt that the new Yowie will be enjoyed for many generations to come and the stories of Yowie sightings in Kilcoy will continue for many, many years.”

Reports of Yowie sightings date back to 1842.

Cr Lehmann said residents and visitors could visit the Kilcoy Visitor Information Centre at Yowie Park to learn more about yowie sightings.

“I encourage people to come to Kilcoy and visit the Yowie statue and enjoy other Yowie encounters throughout Somerset.”

Somerset Regional Council installed a new Yowie statue at Kilcoy’s Yowie Park.

Somerset Mayor Graeme Lehmann with Kilcoy Yowie researcher John McAuley after the new Yowie Statue was installed.

The Yowie under construction by Natureworks.