Should we leave the big poo to Robertson?

johnboy 28 August 2008 12

Those who have trekked the Illawarra Highway will almost certainly be aware that Robertson is home to mists, and a big poo.

The poo bears a sign claiming it is a potato.

But it’s fooling no-one.

They’re rather proud of their poo in Robertson.

Here in Canberra the Civic pool was some years ago enclosed in a giant dome at the command of the No Self-Government Party MLA Craig Duby. Political cognoscenti still refer to it as the “Dubydome”.

According to Wikipedia Senator Gary Humphries once said of it:

    The words of some great sage spring to mind: “Things that men do live after them”. I am afraid that there is very little else in the Territory that will live after Mr Duby, so to do away with his one remaining monument in the Territory would be a great pity, Mr Speaker.

But as you’ll note the Dubydome has taken on a distinct brown hue these days.

If this is not corrected it will surely strip from Robertson the prize of playing host to the biggest poo in all of Australia.

How do we feel about this?

UPDATED: Thanks to our reader abc for informing us that the gubbmint is already on to this and the poo will be coming down shortly. Citizens of Robertson rejoice. Will there be a statue of Craig Duby erected in memory of this momentous chapter of history?

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12 Responses to Should we leave the big poo to Robertson?
grunge_hippy grunge_hippy 10:32 pm 28 Aug 08

they used to only put the dome up in the winter, and then take it down over summer from memory…

but yes, it looks awful now!

emd emd 3:12 pm 28 Aug 08

Perhaps they could build a commemorative public toilet as a monument to Duby.

Granny Granny 12:48 pm 28 Aug 08

The pool was fantastic!


Lying under the shady trees on a summer day with your friends, having to hold hands with the boys because you were too scared to jump off the tower ….

*heh heh heh*

abc abc 11:32 am 28 Aug 08

Great photo of how Civic Pool use to be… on page 6 of the good collection.. credit to Flickr..

sepi sepi 10:58 am 28 Aug 08

I think it ruined the place too.

All local pools seem to be shutting down for maintenance at the moment. Civic pool is super grotty looking these days though – i ho[pe they can fix it up.

Clown Killer Clown Killer 10:43 am 28 Aug 08

I can remember the civic pool before the dome. It used to be like Dickson pool, but better because it had the 5/10m platform. I’ve been once since it went up – in my opinion it ruined the place.

ant ant 10:21 am 28 Aug 08

Queanbeyan also has a very good Big Poo. It’s the concrete building that is the entrance to the municipal swimming pool.

jakez jakez 9:33 am 28 Aug 08

abc said :

Civic Pool shuts this Friday….. Dome is coming down to make way for some sleek new looking thing that has sides that open.

Damn I read that as ‘sleek new looking thing that has SLIDES that open’.

I got really excited for a second.

Thumper Thumper 8:20 am 28 Aug 08

Ah, the Duby Dome.

Leave it, as it is a spectacular monument to one of the major failings of ACT self government, that is, the pandering to pet projects by those who have the power to approve it.

abc abc 6:55 am 28 Aug 08

Civic Pool shuts this Friday….. Dome is coming down to make way for some sleek new looking thing that has sides that open.

shiny flu shiny flu 1:45 am 28 Aug 08

Hmm, biggest poo where said pooer ate something white and blueish for lunch?

Granny Granny 12:35 am 28 Aug 08

On the whole its value is duby-ous.

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