Prime Minister Harold Holt drowned in 1967. Earlier that year he sat for one of the RMIT art teachers Victor Greenhalgh(?) for a portrait bust. I was called to quickly cover the event for Catalyst, the student paper. Obviously bored but sitting patiently, Holt was friendly and asked me what I was studying, where I came from and we talked about the country as a great place for kids to grow up. What happened to the sculpture I never found out.

( I have one online source suggesting it was RMIT lecturer / sculptor Victor Greenhalgh who was commissioned for a number of busts for the Prime Minister's Avenue in Ballarat. I presume it's him in the following photographs)

 

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