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Destructo Monument
Eulo, South West

Free Entry

07 4655 8470


This is a monument to a cockroach called 'Destructo'. In a 1980 state of origin battle 'Destructo' the New South Wales cockroach challenged the World Lizard Racing Champion 'Wooden Head' to a race.

Destructo won the race but in the excitement of the finish he was squashed by a Queensland Riding Boot. A monument stands on the Paroo Race Track. It reads: "Destructo - champion racing cockroach accidentally killed at this track 24/08/1980 after winning the challenge stakes against Wooden Head - champion racing lizard". It was unveiled in Eulo in 1981.

Property Details


  • Walking

Other Information

Children are welcome.

There are facilities for persons with a disability.

How To Get There

The monument is located at the Paroo Race Track on the northern side of the Eulo Queen Hotel.

Free Entry

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