BOOM Blackwater hosted a traditional welcome and smoking ceremony for the naming of the newest addition to our Central Queensland crane fleet. The 300 tonne all-terrain crane is BOOM’s largest in CQ and serves to undertake the very biggest of jobs.

“BOOM acknowledges the Ghungalou Nation people, who are the traditional owners of the land which we work in. We are pleased to announce, out of respect of their elders past and present, we name our 300 tonne crane in their honour, Ghungalou.” CEO – Tony Spassopoulos

BOOM CQ management and the Ghungalou crew in the Blackwater depot worked closely with local indigenous leaders and the Ghungalou Aboriginal Corporation to come up with a fitting tribute. We were granted permission to name the new crane ‘Ghungalou’ and to decorate it with the totem of a rock wallaby, which represents the men of the tribe who traditionally travelled to hunt.

Well done to the Blackwater team and a special mention to Rodney Jarro, Jason Kuhn, Joel Little, Reg Little, Reg Ambum and Rodney Welfare who helped bring our values to life.