Huge painting of a koala holding a hose and thanking fire fighters unites Australia

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A street artist has unveiled a mural of a koala fighting fires with a hose.

Andrew Gibbons painted the display on Melbourne’s Hosier Lane, a narrow laneway renowned for graffiti art.

He dedicated the mural to the New South Wales Rural Fire Service and included the words ‘thank you RFS’ in the top left corner.

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We got together to paint and raise money for bush fire recovery here in Australia. The support was great and what cant be done alone, maybe we can get done together. Shout out to all the people facing the blaze and caring for the lives affected most *Rural Fire Services in this instance was meant generally and not pertaining specifically to NSW registered firies♥ 🐨shoutout to @koryu88 for putting the paint jam together this day~ The money raised is all being passed on to the WWF wildlife recovery fund~ @onetake_aus #painting #hosierlane #streetart #melbournestreetart #art #bushfiresaustralia #koala #firefighter #firefighters #nswrfs #wwf #wildlife #goodcause #painting #andrewgibbons #australianfirefighters #australianbushfires #australianfires

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Andrew Gibbons painted this display on Melbourne’s Hosier Lane, a narrow laneway renowned for graffiti art.

Mr Gibbons, from Melbourne, collected donations for the Wildlife and Nature Recovery Fund while he painted.

Mr Gibbons, from Melbourne, collected donations for the Wildlife and Nature Recovery Fund while he painted.

He unveiled his mural in an Instagram post on Monday.

He wrote: ‘We got together to paint and raise money for bush fire recovery here in Australia.

‘The support was great and what cant be done alone, maybe we can get done together.

‘Shout out to all the people facing the blaze and caring for the lives affected most Rural Fire Services in this instance was meant generally and not pertaining specifically to NSW registered firies.

The money raised is all being passed on to the WWF wildlife recovery fund.’

The painting received thousands of positive comments on social media. –THE MALAYA POST

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