Monday, September 11, 2006

And The Third National Icon Passes Away

I'm tempted to say that the third famous Aussie has died in the form of Colin Thiele, but, he didn't die tragically as he made it to the ripe old age of 85. He wrote 100 books with the most famous being Storm Boy which was probably the first movie I saw in the cinema. I remember that it made me cry when Mr Percival, the pelican star of the movie, died. Colin Thiele is responsible for every pelican being referred to as Mr Percival. I couldn't name another of his books but all Australians know his name.

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