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The Big Bogan is a statue in Nyngan, New South Wales, Australia.[1] Nyngan is in Bogan Shire; the proposal to erect a statue of a "bogan" had a mixed reception.[2][3] The statue was erected on 9 September 2015.[1][3] The statue has continued to cause some controversy.[4]

Big Bogan
Big Bogan, Nyngan, 2017 (01).jpg
LocationNyngan, New South Wales, Australia

The St. Mark's Anglican Church Minister came up with the idea of erecting a big sculpture that will draw tourists to Nyngan. The Bogan Shire Council began the process in March 2015 and the design of the statue was created digitally and provided to a local steel supplier to make a cut-out. The final product was 5.96 m tall and weighed close to 1500 Kg.[5]


  1. ^ a b "NSW town of Nyngan unveils the 'Big Bogan' to encourage tourism". The Daily Telegraph (Sydney). News Corp Australia. 10 September 2015. Retrieved 11 September 2015.
  2. ^ Safi, Michael (8 April 2015). "Plans for Big Bogan statue divide 'bogan-free' NSW town of Nyngan". The Guardian. Guardian Media Group. Retrieved 11 September 2015.
  3. ^ a b Eddie, Rachel (9 September 2015). "He really is the biggest bogan! Town known as Bogan Shire erects huge statue of a man wearing thongs and a mullet haircut... not to mention southern-cross tattoo of course". Daily Mail. DMG Media. Retrieved 11 September 2015.
  4. ^ Peck, Damien (30 July 2018). "Back Roads: The Big Bogan continues to split opinion in Nyngan". ABC News (Australia). Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 27 October 2018.
  5. ^ "Constructing the Big Bogan". Bogan Shire Council.

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