A brolga is an Australian crane, also known as "Native Companions". The Brolga is a tall and slender bird. They have very long legs and a slender neck, both of which are mainly grey.
An Aboriginal legend tells of a beautiful young woman who always danced instead of working. She was turned into a tall, slender bird. Her name was Bralgah. The complicated dance of the brolga is imitated by the Aborigines in some of their dances.
Born in Sydney, 1949, Terrance Plowright has designed and built the "Dancing Brolga Fountain" at Cockle Bay is famous world wide and features as one of Sydney’s major icons for Singapore Airlines.
This fountain of dancing Brolga birds was built in 1998 and was Terrance's first water feature. "Dancing Brolga" is a spiral dancing water feature, spirals vertically in dance mode, with bird figures cast in stainless steel.
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