Toy koala 'Borobi'

Production date
2017
Country
Australia
State/Province
Queensland
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Description
A predominantly aqua blue plush toy koala with red, white and and lime green features and Indigenous inspired symbols/markings on paws. Suncream on the cheeks and nose is represented by shaved areas which expose the white polyester base.
Classification
CH classification TOYS Soft Toys koala
Production place
Measurements
L325 x W265 x H280 mm, weight 280 gm.
Media/Materials description
Polyester
Signature/Marks
GOLD COAST/2018/COMMONWEALTH GAMES
ALL NEW MATERIALS \ POLYESTER MATERIALS \ SUPERVISION OF CHILDREN UNDER 3 \ GENTLE HAND WASH \ MADE IN CHINA \ www.gc2018.com
Gold Coast \ 2018 \ PLUSH TOY \ Thank you for purchasing this unique memory of \ Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) \ Embrace it and Share the Dream forever. \ Manufactured under license by MATEVENTS Pty. Ltd. \ 31 Theatre Drive, Benowa QLD 4217 Australia \ Made in China \ Inspired and designed in Australia \ Warning Information: The produce contains \ small parts and is not suitable \ for children under three years old. \ Care Instructions: Please refer to sew-in label. \ Find more at www.shop.gc2018.com \ 9351320000180 \ TM& ©GC2018
Gold Coast 2018 \ BOROBI \ COLLECTION \ PLUSH TOY \ GURRABUR
Thanks for buying a little \ piece of me, and for helping \ conserve the future of all \ my family and friends. \ Two thumbs up for \ Sharing the Dream! \ BOROBI \ Gold Coast \ 2018 \ XXI Commonwealth Games \ GURRUMBIN WILDLIFE HOSPITAL FOUNDATION \ COMMUNITY MASCOT PROGRAM \ OFFICIAL LICENSED PRODUCT \ Find more at www.shop.gc2018.com \ TM & © GC2018
0067166 \ Gold Coast 2018
History and use
Designed by Brisbane teacher, Merrilyn Krohn, and inspired by the 1982 Commonwealth Games mascot, 'Matilda', the ‘blue koala’ model was one of over four thousand entries in a nation-wide competition to design a mascot for the 2018 Commonwealth Games. The fundamental criteria for the design called for a ‘colourful ... blue, yellow, green, red, orange or pink or a combination of colours from the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games’ ‘made-up/imaginary character or animal or person that represents the Gold Coast and the Commonwealth Games’. Key features of the winning ‘blue koala’ model include blue fur, blue and green ears, red nose, sunscreen, fluorescent yellow ‘boardshorts’ and Indigenous artwork on each paw.

Incorporating Yugambeh and broader Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art styles, the artwork was designed by Chern’ee Sutton, a contemporary Kalkadoon artist from Mt Isa, Queensland, in consultation with the Yugambeh Elders Reconciliation Action Plan Reference Group, Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC) and the Office of the Commonwealth Games. The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games has been hailed as an historic event in terms of the recognition and inclusion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and cultures at every level of the Games' organization and production, including consultation, collateral, product and uniform design, procurement of goods and services, participation and volunteering.
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H49641

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