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Big Spud restored to rightful place

January 15, 2024 10:37 am in by

Picture: Jeremy Rockliff

Kenny Beck has been restored to his former glory.

The iconic landmark, also known as The Big Spud, has been remounted atop a pole at Sassafras beside the Bass Highway after being blown over in a storm late last year.

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Kenny was erected in 1982 and was the brainchild of former Latrobe Deputy Mayor Rick Rockliff, who passed away in November, and father of Tasmanian premier Jeremy Rockliff.

Meanwhile, the Latrobe Council will be asked to consider supporting a memorial for Mr Rockliff, when is meets for the first time this year tonight (Monday, January 13).

Latrobe Mayor Peter Freshney will table a motion asking the council to collaborate with the family of Mr Rockliff after being approached by his family ton determine a suitable location and memorial.

Mr Rockliff served on the Latrobe Council for 31 years, including 16 years as deputy mayor, winning 11 consecutive elections as a councillor.

He was also a passionate supporter and contributor to the agricultural industry, the arts and sport in the Latrobe community and broader North-West Coast.

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