The Big Potato at Robertson in the Southern Highlands listed at $920,000

The Big Potato at Robertson in the Southern Highlands listed at $920,000
The Big Potato at Robertson in the Southern Highlands listed at $920,000

Surrounded by picnic benches, the Big Potato on Robertson’s main street has again hit the market at $920,000.

The vendors, Heather and Neil Tait, bought the 2000sq m site in 2014 for $450,000 to potentially extend their supermarket site, which is also up for sale at $1.2 million.

The Big Potato is 10m tall and 4m wide. Tourist buses stop on Hoddle St and the visitors take selfies.

Modelled on the sebago variety of potato, the landmark was built in the 1970s by potato grower Jim Mauger, who hosted the Babe set.

The Southern Highlands’ rich red soil is ideal for potato growing, with 100 growers back in the ’60s.

The Big Potato joined the fad which at last count sees 140 big things across Australia — ­including the 1960s Big Banana at Coffs Harbour.

The Taits acknowledge it’s among the ugliest of structures, with the listing agent Steve Myers suggesting it could be demolished or cheekily even relocated to behind the Big Merino down the highway at Goulburn.

This article was first published in the Sunday Telegraph.

 

 

 

 

 

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