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VARANUS| Gum Swamp, entry via Greens Road, Forbes 

Gugaa or Giruwa

Anyone who has been camping in the bush has probably seen a lace monitor. The second largest goanna, it grows up to 2 metres in length. The san goanna (dhuliiny) grows up to 2.5 metres. 

The goanna is of special significance to Wiradjuri people as a totamic animal, and a food source particulalary during tough times. 

'They were very important in the survivial of the Wiradjuri people . The bigger the gugaa the more people fed. Contented bellies meant a contented tribe.'

This sculpture tell of the significant of Gugaa to the Wiradjuri people. 

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