The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #103136 Message #2098269
Posted By: Rowan
09-Jul-07 - 09:07 PM
Thread Name: BS: Good graffito
Subject: RE: BS: Good graffito
Thanks, JennyO and Sandra, for the background on Mr Eternity. Even though I was a Melbournite (and had seen his handiwork only in 1956) I had been 'aware' of the background and had seen piccies of the Harbour Bridge sign (while recovering from the Nariel version of New Year) but it's good that he's still remembered properly.
The equivalent ubiquitous/graffitous sign in Melbourne was much more basic (& banal?);
"Whelan the wrecker was here" started as just "Whelan the wrecker" on a site in Melbourne's CBD where a building was being demolished. ABC Radio National did a Hindsight on its history which might still be around as a podcast.