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Published May 16th 2016
Proudly Celebrating Roy Emerson
It is possibly one of the smallest museums you could visit, but the little building at Blackbutt, proudly boasts a museum to Roy Emerson, who was born at a nearby Nukku back in 1953. While his family moved to Brisbane some years later, the folk at Blackbutt have never let anyone forget that he came from their town.
Roy "Emmo" Emerson was a 6 foot tall tennis player who became one of Australia's most successful and exciting sportsman in the 1950s and 1960s. He was a member of a record number of eight Davis Cup winning teams from 1959 to 1967.
So next time you travel the D'Aguilar Highway, keep an eye out for the sign in Blackbutt that directs you to the Roy Emerson Museum, which opened in 2015. A life-sized bronze statue is currently being created which will stand in front of the museum on completion.