Well here we are at the last of the doggy on the box post……

In 1981 on the night of the 22nd-23rd of October students from the Canberra College of Advanced Education stole the dog and this aroused nationwide attention.

The dog was recovered on the college campus unharmed. It had apparently been stolen as part of a “stone day” scavenger hunt, a yearly pranksters day to mark the laying of the College foundation stone.

The dog is now more securely bolted to his base.

The fiftieth anniversary of The Dog was celebrated on the 28th November 1982, with the unveiling of a plague by Sir James Rowland the then Governor of New South Wales. Also a record by the Howie Brothers featuring their new song “He’s been there for fifty years”.

That concludes this series……………


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