The Pencil Guy: Hourann's illogical blog

Big Bronze John

A statue of our greatest-ever PM (and I don’t just say that ’cos I went to a school named for him) went up recently near the Fremantle Town Hall, as part of the 60th anniversary celebrations for the Victory in the Pacific.

John Curtin in bronze, holding up a roll of paper

I like how it illustrates the Australian psyche: we hold our pollies in such high regard that when we erect statues of them, we depict them in the state of swatting flies.

  1. [...] I hear she’ll be replaced by fresh blood, which is great, though I hope the new person will be good enough to fill the shoes — this seat was previously held by such notable figures as Kim Beazley senior, former treasurer John Dawkins, and good old John Curtin himself. [...]

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