WA’s great wall of bush chook is up for sale

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Katanning Rotary Club's red can wall is up for auction.
Camera IconKatanning Rotary Club's red can wall is up for auction. Credit: Katanning Rotary Club.

Katanning’s young Rotarians have put their pride and joy, a wall made entirely of Emu Export cans, up for auction to raise funds for a bullying prevention charity.

For those seeking the latest in home decor, this 532-can tin chicken creation would make a unique feature wall, or could go straight to the pool room or man cave.

Rotaract Katanning spokeswoman Ashleigh Clark said the bush chook wall had been created for a bogan quiz night to use as a backdrop for photos.

“It was a bigger project than we expected, I lost my dining room floor for two weeks,” she said.

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

“When we made it we took all the can tops off... and sent them off to help make prosthetic limbs.

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

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

“Us rural citizens can get a bit forgotten about and it is something young people struggle with,” Ms Clark said.

“We are open about it with our club so it is something we are more than happy to get behind.

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

The auction started at $20 on Thursday, November 29. By Friday morning 13 bids had been made and the price was sitting at $509.

532 full road runners in slabs of 30 would retail at about $850.

Bidding ends on December 6.

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