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Rambo's giant birthday scarf

Goulburn has shown its love for town icon Rambo, the big merino, by giving him a brand new colourful scarf.

More than 100 locals spent nine months knitting Rambo a scarf in celebration of the town's 150th year.

Goulburn turns 150 on Thursday, March 14.

The knitters spent more than 2300 hours over nine months creating the scarf, using nearly 71 kilometres of wool.

NSW Senator Ursula Stephens, who was among a crowd watching as more than 10 men worked to drape the scarf around Rambo's neck on Friday, commended the hard work of the knitters.

β€œThe woollen scarf, which has been knitted with such love and care, is of particular importance as today is International Women's Day; I congratulate [the women] for coming up with such a novel and beautiful idea,” she said.

- Goulburn Post