On Australia Day 2009, a magnificent new statue of an early pioneer Woodchopper and his faithful dog was unveiled on the Mudgeeraba Village Green.
The statue was initiated, planned and organised by the Committee of the Old Post Office Heritage Centre and erected by the Gold Coast City Council.
The sculpture on the Mudgeeraba Green shows whimsically a worker of the early timber industry representing the Mudgeeraba area and was unveiled by Gold Coast City Councillor Ted Shepherd (Division 9) in the presence of the artist, Arno Schilling, and many representatives of the community and its organisations.
The Mudgeeraba Old Post Office makes a perfect backdrop for this character from our pioneering past.
Photo from left to right: Margaret May MP, Federal Member of McPherson (Shadow Minister for Ageing), Dr Peter Ochsenbein, Arno Schilling (the sculptor) and Cr Ted Shepherd.