John Curtin, elected member for Fremantle in 1928 became Prime Minister of Australia in 1941 when two independent members switched their support and enabled the Labor Party to form government.
I noted this statue situated outside the Fremantle Town Hall when I once visited the area and when I returned, I made a point of visiting it to obtain a photo. However, to my delight, I saw that some wag had since placed a puppet on the sheaf of papers he was brandishing. Comic relief was injected into the earnest moment being portrayed! (I doubt that the little fellow was allowed to stay long.)
I have tried (not as successfully as I would like) to soften the background so the foreground image is stronger and have had to highlight some elements of the statue that were otherwise quite dark.
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KevRyan (22956) 2009-04-19 3:14
What can I say - it made me chuckle out loud - a good start to a Sunday morning - your close compo works well but I think I might have played with the possibilities here a little more - the way you have framed the head of J. Curtin within the triangle I shouldn't worry so much about the distractions of the background - the neo-classical forms add to the august nature of the image until you notice our little friend and then they become part of the perfect counterfoil!