Public Art : Big Banana
Sculptor/Designer : © Michael McEvoy
Date : 1988
Description : One big yellow banana. The 10m high and
2m diameter banana is made out of fibreglass and has a steel-reinforced frame.
Location : The Big Banana was originally located
outside a service station/video store in Northam, Western Australia before being sold to the Carnarvon Tourist Bureau. Today
it proudly stands on the corner of Robinson Street and Boundary Road, Carnarvon.
History of the Big Banana : Carnarvon's
Big Banana was originally built for a service station/ video store in Northam , Western Australia in 1988. The
creator of this Big Banana was a Queensland boat builder, Michael McEvoy.
In 1986, he built the first Big Banana in Mackay, Queensland, as a gimmick to
attract people to his fruit and vegetable shop. The idea was so successful he moved to Northam to erect another Big
Unfortunately the second Big Banana was not so successful and was later sold to the Carnarvon
Tourist Bureau as a promotional icon for the Carnarvon banana plantations , one of the town's major industries.