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Marree Man, Marree

The Marree Man, or Stuart's Giant, is a modern geoglyph discovered by air on 26 June 1998. It appears to depict an indigenous Australian man hunting with a boomerang or stick. It lies on a plateau at Finnis Springs 60 km (36 mi) west of the township of Marree in central South Australia. It is just outside the 127000km2 Woomera Prohibited Area. The figure is 4.2km tall with a perimeter of 28km. Although it is the second largest geoglyph in the world (arguably second to the Sajama Lines), its origin remains a mystery, with not a single witness to any part of the expansive operation. The name "Stuart's Giant" was given to it in a fax sent to the media anonymously by those believed to have created the figure, after the explorer John McDouall Stuart.
Shortly after its discovery, the site was closed by the South Australian government following legal action taken in late July by Native Title Claimants but, flights were still allowed over the site as Native title falls under federal government jurisdiction.
The Marree Man geoglyph depicts a man holding either a Woomera (a throwing stick once used to disperse small flocks of birds) or a boomerang (but see Plaque section below).
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  • Relatively modern made but very impressive when you realise the size and the effort that must have been involved first time round. Can only be viewed by air.  more »
  • This must be seen from the air. The stories about it are interesting. I am glad I have notched up one of these types of spectacles  more »
  • Was told it's quite a hike off the beaten track but actually found him at the pub slumped over the bar.
  • I love finding things like this

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