What A Treasure!

The National Trust is running low on Australian Living Treasures and would like public assistance in replacing the 11 Treasures who have gone to Immortality since the program was initiated in 1997. All you have to do is zap off your nomination to the National Trust. They don’t offer any insight into whether or not self-nomination is acceptable but proclaiming oneself a potential Treasure looks to be a bit like having major tickets on oneself and is probably best avoided.

A quick scan of the remaining Treasures reveals a number who might inspire blogospherical queries as to the feasibility of their re-categorisation to something like “St Vinnie’s Op Shop Remainder Bin’ rather than “Treasures” but, let’s be charitable…..

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Dave Ricardo
Dave Ricardo
2021 years ago

To truly represent our great nation, we need a combination of the good, the great and the banal. I nominate

Gretel Killeen
Wilson Tuckey
Anthony Mundine
Rose Hancock Porteous
Alan Jones
Ivan Millat
Sandra Sully
Rodney Adler
Eddie Maguire
Bronwyn Bishop
Ken Parish

I’ll to leave it fellow bloggers to fit each of the above into the three categories.

Geoff Honnor
Geoff Honnor
2021 years ago

Well obviously, I’ve already nominated Ken, Dave :)

I think some of your other nominations look more like something you’d find in The Old Curiosity Shoppe, or a bric-a-brac stall at Paddo market, or The Little Shop of Horrors……

wen
wen
2021 years ago

How about the good ol’ “average punter” – defined by (& thereby guaranteed to include) oneself ???

Scott Wickstein
2021 years ago

Sandra Sully! What a deadset legend!

bargarz
2021 years ago

Sandra Sully?!>?!

have you ever heard her talking naturally? Her “giving the news” voice is so overacted and forced that I can’t keep a straight face as soon as she opens her yap. She’s like Debra Hutton on valium.

Norman
Norman
2021 years ago

The main problem is that most of our genuine Living Treasures are dead.