Thursday, 14 June 2012

Rolf Harris OA

Rolf Harris collects honours like other people collect postage stamps. First he got an MBE, then an OBE, then a CBE (Member, Officer, Commander, of the Order of the British Empire). He has also been appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM). Now, in the Queen's Birthday Honours List 2012, he has been made an Officer of the Order of Australia (CLICK). I wonder, is that OA or OOA? I've guessed OA. In case you're a bit sniffy about Rolf's art, take note that the Qatari royal family paid $56 million at auction for this Rolfaroo cartoon (1974). As Britain no longer has an empire, shouldn't our honours be renamed Order of the Commonwealth? That would be more suitable.

2 Comments:

At 14/6/12, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well done Rolf! You deserve it. That cartoon is great. Mind you, a Knighthood wouldn't go a miss. He's worth it. Let's start a campaign now.

 
At 14/6/12, Blogger Coxsoft Art said...

Aussies don't get knighthoods. Knighthoods are mainly given to British bankers who rip off the punters.

 

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