Bushy Prince

Since you all had such fun with creaky old media yesterday, (thanks to Mumbrella and Crikey for the referrers) I thought I’d stay all ole and  creaky with the ABC. What’s the deal with the old building in Adelaide Terrace now the HQ has moved to East Perth? Is any of it in use? Is it being run down for demolition like Fairlanes next door? Maybe my friends at The Style Council, aka The Heritage Council can tell me. I see your stats Style Council.

I did find it touching that they were still delivering the phone books as if Wally Foreman or George Grljusich might still walk back in. They still have that no smoking sign that George used to ignore I see.

Even more touching was the indoor plant just inside, the Gardeners Best “Bushy Prince”. I think Russell Woolfe  now holds that title with his tufting experiment reading the weather recently. I could just hear the plant calling out, “They wouldn’t forget me. No, no way. Not The Bushy Prince! Not the old Prince? They’ll be right back to pick me up… They wouldn’t forget the old Bush. Peter Holland used to say “How’s it going Bushie?  He always used to call me Bushie…They’ll be back…”

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About The Lazy Aussie

Commended Haiku writer. A lover of The West's Worst. Perth stand-up comedian, photographer and writer.
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30 Responses to Bushy Prince

  1. Actually the Style Council’s site seems to say it’s on permanent register. Notsure what that means for building use. The artwork by the door is by Robert Juniper.

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  2. Grrr says:

    Isn’t the old ABC HQ filled with asbestos?

    And is that the ghostly figure of Peter Holland?

    Is the mural a Worst of its own?

    If only Armstrong were in charge of The West still, I could take inspiration from his frothy-mouthed leader for some sort of taxpayer’s waste rant (perhaps the $28.99 spent on the Bushy Prince).

    Sadly, it is not to be. I can’t even work up the interest to wonder why the alcohol companies will be getting the $1.5 billion windfall from the alcohopop tax return and not the taxpayers who originally paid the increased prices.

    How is that relevant? Well, I was expecting to see a Vodka Kruiser (I’m assuming they went the hip spelling option) rolling about in these images.

    I’m not surprised there’s rat poision down…

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  3. Anonymous Perthon says:

    Of course its a Juniper artwork, its a Juniper bush

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  4. The Juniper’s not too bad, although it is not exactly in the best condition. Peter Holland is still alive. On paper anyway.

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    • Bill O'Slatter says:

      Frank would be the person for the “Peter Holland” file. Whatever happened to his co-presenter on that radio show, Dave Ellery , Frank ?
      Juniper used to be Mr Perth Art , prolly now in similar condition to that plant.

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      • He’s no oil painting to look at, but still selling paintings for big prices. Saw his Rolls Royce at Gomboc Gallery when I went to check out the arse and boozie move.

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      • And I was born a Mignon Henny man anyway

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      • cimbali says:

        Had a chat to Peter just the other day in his house in Mundaring. He was attempting to load and start the dishwasher having clearly never done so before. between three of us we finally got it happening.
        Juniper is celebrating his 80th birthday with a new exhibition sometime soon I think.

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      • Frank Calabrese says:

        Frank would be the person for the “Peter Holland” file. Whatever happened to his co-presenter on that radio show, Dave Ellery , Frank ?

        After his conviction involving alleged child sex offences (he appealed and was represented by Richard Utting), Dave is now busy doing voiceover work and his ronsils can be heard amongst other things reminding Transperth patrons not to leave their luggae and bags unattended.

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        • Frank Calabrese says:

          I should qualify that bu saying the conviction was QUASHED on appeal, after Dave had spent some time at Her Majesties chain of correctional institutions. and that it’s his Tonsils that are heard at railway stations :-)

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  5. David Cohen says:

    That is Mignon Henne thank you, TLA.

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    • You Mignon your way, and I’ll Mignon mine.

      I assume she’s a member. You wouldn’t correct spelling for a non member.

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      • Frank Calabrese says:

        I assume she’s a member. You wouldn’t correct spelling for a non member.

        And of course Mr Ellery may also be a member of Mr Cohen’s Union as well, so maybe he may know of his current activities.

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  6. Vic Demised says:

    Those plate glass doors were replaced after Peter Holland walked through them -forgetting to pull them open- during the early 70s, when he used to be Perth’s only long-haired, shaggy-bearded newsreader. Of course, that was before he went on various wagons. He was banished to radio for a while. The scars are still visible.

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  7. james says:

    I’ve seen the police taking their dogs through that building a few times, I guess they use it for training

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    • Vic Demised says:

      james, I think they’re still searching for Peter Holland’s stash.

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      • I was thinking more that it would be firearms training where cardboard Eoin Camerons, Peter Hollands, Trevor Jenkins etc would pop up and have holes shot in them.

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      • Vic, did you see your letterbox shot was up the other day?

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        • Vic Demised says:

          LA, I saw that… thought it best not to comment on your giving away my postal address, as my ex-wife was sitting next to me when I logged on. She was always the “cunt” in our particular equation, and the Post Office now redirects her mail.

          I’ve been offline for a while due to an unfortunate spillage on the laptop which fried the keyboard, and a bout of grinding poverty, only relieved by St Kevin’s largesse, which allowed me to buy a USB replacement.

          Son of Vic was knocked off his bike by a fkn moron in a Mazda last week, so I’ve been a bit preoccupied with thoughts of an appropriate revenge. (He’s fine now).

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  8. Vic Demised says:

    Despite my advanced age, LA, I never seem to have any trouble raising the flag. And I like to think I am always entertaining. At least, such is my aim.

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  9. The Bushy Prince is now a vanished worst.

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