Big demand for didge: Indigenous artist proposes creating giant didgeridoo out of historic trees

Corey Payne would like to make a giant didgeridoo as a tourist attraction for the area using fallen trees from Deakin Avenue. Picture: Jayne Alderton

Corey Payne would like to make a giant didgeridoo as a tourist attraction for the area using fallen trees from Deakin Avenue. Picture: Jayne Alderton

THERE’S The Big Banana, The Big Golden Gumboot and The Big Prawn, but could Mildura be the home of Australia’s next big thing? 

That’s the big idea Aboriginal artist Corey Payne has to recycle the trees chopped down in Deakin Avenue to create Mildura’s Big Didgeridoo. 

After first mentioning the idea on a Mildura buy, swap, sell page – it has since become a social media sensation, spawning a Facebook group. 

Mr Payne said the concept came to him when he spotted the hollow trees while driving down Deakin Avenue. 

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