Why reconstruct the Rhoetosaurus brownei?
In 1971, David Joffe (CEO of Natureworks) began his career in museum techniques as a 19-year-old cadet museum preparator at the Queensland Museum under Terry Tebble as the senior preparator.
After skinning over 500 dead rats for preparation as study skins for the curator of mammals and reptiles at the time, Jeanette Covacevich. His first fun job was the moulding and casting of the femur of Rhoetosaurus brownei which was about 1.5metres in length. This was the early beginning of his interest in paleo-biological reconstruction which would evolve into this passion for reconstructing life-sized models of ancient Australian prehistoric animals.
He did not imagine that 51 years later he would be reconstructing the first full-sized fibreglass fleshed-out model of the same animal. His next challenge is to sell one of these magnificent dinosaurs to fund his next dinosaur reconstruction.
- Giant imposing adult Rhoetosaurus brownei dinosaur – Adult Sauropod
- One of Australia’s earliest dinosaur discoveries, Rhoetosaurus brownei is part of the Sauropod family
- In standing pose, evidence show that they may have grown up to 15 metres in length and weighing around 9 tonnes
- Rhoetosaurus was considered ‘average’ in size and liked the lush, tropical climates of south-east Queensland
- Constructed of heavy-duty fibreglass with a highly detailed realistic paint finish
- Internal galvanised reinforced armature
- 13.5m long x 5.7m High
- Fits into a 20ft container
- Giant freestanding dinosaur available as a slot together/knockdown sculpture with removable head & Neck, legs & tail
Rhoetosaurus brownei will be an imposing and impressive sculpture for
- Theme parks
- Shops & Business
- Nature and wildlife reserves
- Tourist attractions
- Mini-golf courses
- Dinosaur walks & parks
With more than 40 years’ experience in the industry, Natureworks has created a wide range of sculptural offerings for zoos, aviaries, theme parks, botanical gardens, shopping malls, aquariums, playgrounds and museums across Australia. Adding to its already extensive collection of dinosaurs, Natureworks is currently developing the Rhoetosaurus family to add to its prehistoric dynasty.