Doll missing

IT'S a case of the missing Gas Girl Doll.

Made by one crafty Queenslander, Erica Bates to support the anti-coal seam gas movement on the Northern Rivers, the doll disappeared at the Frack Off Rig Gig late recently and hasn't been sighted since.

Concert supporter Anne Thompson hoped someone might know where it is and it may turn up.

SEEING DOUBLE: Bemused Doubtful Creek farmer Don Knight checks out the doll made in his own image. A second doll has vanished.
SEEING DOUBLE: Bemused Doubtful Creek farmer Don Knight checks out the doll made in his own image. A second doll has vanished. Eden-Monique Hull

"Erica came all the way down from Queensland to support us and she's such a clever lady - she makes all these different handcrafts and has a range of merchandise," Anne said.

"She bought a basket of goodies for the raffle including two dolls; one was the doll of farmer Don Knight, who lent us his paddock at Doubtful Creek for 'Don's Party', and the other was one of the Girls against Gas, but unfortunately that went missing on the night.

"Obviously she loves the Girls Against Gas but I think what inspired Erica to make the Donny Doll in his image was that he opened up his paddock for the party."

Erica ended up being late for the Rig Gig because she had stayed up late transplanting hairs one-by-one on the Donny Doll's head.

"It was funny because at the gig she realised he was bald at the back and she could've saved herself hours of work," Anne said.

The 'Donny Doll' was auctioned at the gig and snapped up by the Kyogle Group Against Gas as a mascot for $140.

"I don't think I'd ever seen Don smile before - I think his life has changed dramatically since Doubtful Creek, he's had so much attention. But he offered his farm for the big party which was unreal, brilliant," Anne said.

"The Donny Doll was very cleverly done and he even wore the same clothes to the Rig Gig that she dressed the doll in - Don and the crowd loved it.

"I'm glad we got photos of the Gas Girl Doll, perhaps we could post a reward for it."


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