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Black Caviar statue fury

Nagambie church community irate about proposal to put statue of wonder horse Black Caviar on memorial site of Chapel of the Lake.

DARREN LINTON June 22, 2013 4:55am

Nagambie residents at the site of the former Chapel of the Lake, where they do not want a statue of Black Caviar to be erected.

Angry residents gathered at Nagambie yesterday vowing to fight the decision to put up a statue of super horse Black Caviar on the site of the former Chapel of the Lake.

The church, built in 1885, was destroyed in 2003 when a truck crashed through the middle of it.

Where the church stood, bricks from the original building have been formed into a cross and a small display explains the history of the site.

Avenel and Nagambie Uniting Church congregation chairwoman Ronda Richards said the location of the Black Caviar statue was a done deal when residents were first told about it last week.

The group has started a petition and is consulting heritage experts.

To read more see today's Shepparton News.

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