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30-June-2021 (Henry Moulds)
30-June-2021 (Henry Moulds)

Photographs supplied by Sandra Brown / Henry Moulds

The mural commemorates the 50th anniversary of the 1956 Australian film "Smiley" and its connection to Augathella. 

Smiley tells the story of a young Australian boy who is determined to buy a bicycle for four pounds. Along the way he gets into many misadventures. It was based on the 1945 novel of the same name by Moore Raymond who also co-wrote the film with Anthony Kimmins. Their screenplay received a Best British Screenplay nomination at the BAFTA awards



Address:Main Street, Augathella Mens Shed, Augathella, 4477
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -25.795797
Long: 146.583282
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Mural
Monument Theme:Technology
Approx. Event Start Date:1958
Approx. Event End Date:2008
Designer:F. J. Rowland Wregg & Augathella residents


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:June-2008
Front Inscription

Plaque : 

Augathella - home of `Smiley` 

2008 marks the 50th anniversary of the release of the classic Australian movie `Smiley`.

The `Smiley` stories were written about a boy growing up in Augathella.  Auther Moore (Neville) Ramond, son of the local teacher, wrote the stories about his childhood friend Didy `Smiley` Creevey.

There are many local references in the film, and the theme song was top of the hit parade on the wireless.

Didy `Smiley` Creevey passed away in 1972.

Locals remember 'Chips` Rafferty as young shearer on Nive Downs Station.

Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au