DAD and DAVE, MUM and MABEL
The four characters were created by Steele Rudd and became household words throughout Australia with the broadcast of the popular radio serial “Dad and Dave”. The links to Gundagai were solidly forged when Jack O’Hagan’s “Road to Gundagai” was used as the theme for the famous radio serial.
The Statues were commissioned by the Tout Family in 1978 who operated a service station at the 5 mile Gundagai opposite the famous Dog on the Tuckerbox monument. The service station was sold to Caltex in 1989. In 2005 Caltex closed and the Statues were donated to the Gundagai community. They now have pride of place in Carberry Park opposite the Visitor Information Centre situated in the centre of Gundagai.
DIRECTION: PROCEED DOWN THE MAIN STREET IN AN EASTERLY DIRECTION (AWAY FROM THE HUME HIGHWAY) FOR ONE BLOCK, THE GUNDAGAI THEATRE IS ON THE LEFT