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|Place made||Australia: Victoria, Melbourne|
|Date made||c. 1939|
|Medium||plaster reinforced with fibre, watercolour wash, pencil grid marks|
|Measurement||Overall: 30.6 x 28.8 x 16.2 cm|
This plaster model for a gargoyle depicts the head of a kookaburra. The plaster model was created in the studio of William Leslie Bowles in Melbourne with the assistance of sculptor, Ray Ewers. In 1940 and 1941 the plaster cast was used as the template for a stonemason to carve an in-situ sandstone gargoyle in the cloisters of the Commemorative Courtyard of the Australian War Memorial. There is a hole in the beak of the kookaburra to allow for a water spout.