'We value dingoes'

THREE thousand candles in the shape of a dingo will burn bright at Hervey Bay on December 5 to raise awareness of the environmental and cultural significance of the dingoes on Fraser Island.

Artist Jorge Pujol will create the outline of the dingo next week leading up to the second annual Dingo Day.

Fraser Coast children will place the candles in bags of sand before they are lit at sunset on the day of the event.

“We are so appreciative of Fraser Island and our rare wildlife and we’re losing too many in Australia,” organiser Karin Kilpatrick from Save Fraser Island Dingoes Inc said. “Dingo Day is about raising awareness of those issues.”

The Butchulla people are expected to take part in the day with a fire-lighting ceremony which will ignite the first candle of the 56 metre by 36 metre dingo outline.

Dingo Day is being held at Dayman Park, Urangan. Profits from the day will go towards Jennifer Parkhurst’s fighting fund.

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