WA Emu Export wall bidding tops $19,000 in one day

Great Southern Herald
VideoThe old bush chook ads come with the catch cry "would you go an export mate".

Bidding for an Emu Export wall build in Katanning has surpassed $10,000 one day after being put up for auction.

Katanning’s young Rotarians put the 532-can wall of empty bush chooks, made for a bogan quiz night, on eBay on Thursday afternoon.

As of Saturday morning, the top bid is $19,900. Only time will tell whether or not the bidding wall is authentic or a prank.

Speaking to West Regional News on Friday morning, Rotaract Katanning spokeswoman said the club thought it may go for about $100.

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“It’s got a lot of character to it, and it is the limited edition cans as well,” she said.

“Honestly, myself, I thought it would get $50, and some of the committee members thought maybe $100.”

Half proceeds of the sale will go to Dolly’s Dream, a charity which aims to stop bullying and raise awareness of depression.

Tops from the cans were also donated to help make prosthetic limbs.

Bidding ends on December 6.

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