Statue of Biggles, a schnauzer dog who was a much loved member of the Rocks community.
Biggles, who was slightly larger than a mini Schnauzer, was a well known member of The Rocks community. He could be seen on the back of a bike, travelling in a milk crate, with his daredevil pillion-riding owner keeping control. The statue stands proudly outside the house in which Biggles` owner, Trevor Kelly lives on the corner of Atherden and Playfair Streets in the Rocks.
Biggles was regarded as a `local character` among the residents and shopkeepers as he roamed the Rocks Area sometimes leaping from balconies in pursuit of cats. Unfortunately for Biggles, his final leap was off a cliff near Mrs Macquarie`s Chair after what was thought to have been a rat. Biggles died at the age of fourteen and is now immortalised in the statue created by artist, Anne Dybka, herself a resident of the Rocks.
|Address:||Atherden & Playfair Streets, The Rocks, 2000|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -33.857893|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Monument Designer:||Anne Dybka|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Thursday 16th March, 1995|
17/3/80 - 25/4/1994
A LOVED FRIEND OF THE ROCKS
A Community Project Assisted By
The Sydney Cove Authority
The Rocks Chamber of Commerce and Residents.
Unveiled By The Hon Robert Webster MLC
Minister For Housing And Planning
On 16th March 1995