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The Loaded Dog

The statue of Henry Lawson's dog called Tommy from his story: "The Loaded Dog".  The dog is a spectacular steel sculpture about the size of a small horse and was sculpted by the world famous sculptor Andy Scott in Glasgow, Scotland using his unique technique of wielding of thousands of tiny pieces of steel rod to create iconic street art.
The story revolves around a mischievous Labrador Retriever dog who picks up an explosive charge, jumps through the camp fire lighting the fuse and the chaos that follows when his owners, Andy and Dave, try to get the explosive charge back before it detonates.


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City of Whyalla
PO Box 126
Civic Building, Darling Tce
Whyalla SA 5600
Tel: (08) 8640-3444
Fax: (08) 8645-0155