The Garden of Dr Moreau

Worst Garden/Worst Sculpture

From the suburb that brought you Koala Lumber, xxxxxx Street Embleton comes up trumps. And it is not the last garden monstrosity from this street. Have removed street name. I don’t want someone to steal them. Correspondent Les, if you lived in Perth 45 years ago, you would remember these items. Concrete aboriginals, are now sadly rare (It’s political correctness gone crazy!). There used to be larger versions, and if anyone has seen one, PLEASE give me the location.



And pulling back, there’s more.

About AHC McDonald

Comedian, artist, photographer and critic. From 2007 to 2017 ran the culture and satire site The Worst of Perth
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14 Responses to The Garden of Dr Moreau

  1. Golden1 says:

    Wow – you don’t see these around much nowadays. Now that Johnny Howard has become hell bent on reconciliation before the election the concrete Aboriginal will really be a thing of the past. Most people will have the new concrete Sudanese in their gardens by christmas.


  2. lazyaussie says:

    Maybe Howard’s about face will mean a return to concrete aborigines.


  3. meccano says:

    This setting could only be improved by a set of concrete lions – but surely you would never find those in Embleton. What do you think L.A.?


  4. lazyaussie says:

    Do or do not. There is no try.


  5. meccano says:

    #2 Does- Howard doing an “about face” with aborigines mean he is giving them his arse?


  6. Les says:

    Yes I remember the king of all aboriginals King Nookenburra I think he was called. I used to worship him every day once apon a time. But I guess he no longer stands on one leg atop the pub there?


  7. Cimbali says:

    Hi Les I really like the “I’m not aboriginal I just have a really good tan” from the sewers post. Members of my family got into Australia during the White Australia Policy using a similar line.


  8. meccano says:

    Actually come to think of it I have seen concrete lions in Embleton, near the golf course. Keep an eye out L.A.


  9. Les says:

    The only thing I remember about Embleton was the pies. Bakewell ones. Not those black and white ones. But they would make tasty ingredients


  10. lazyaussie says:

    There was an aborigine on top of the Nookie Les? Don’t remember. May have blocked it out.


    • DethLok says:

      There was one on the shoe store on the corner of Boans facing the railway station, spear and all…
      Now long gone since they demolished the building (with the indoor railway, beautiful staircases and giant cooling fans, since it was built pre-airconditioning)


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  12. The Burglars Dog says:

    There’s always a dried out hanging basket just to add that final touch.


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