Adelaide Thursday November 16, 2017
Adelaide City Council wants to ban itself from modifying or removing statues under its control, after a councillor warned that comments by visiting UK human rights lawyer Geoffrey Robertson QC could portend a “trendy” and “Stalinist” future.
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South Ward councillor Alex Antic said he was worried by comments Robertson had made during a recent visit to Adelaide, to the effect that Colonel William Light’s statue on Montefiore Hill should be removed.
“During that lecture he (Robertson) said – this was in relation to our beloved statue of Colonel Light … ‘he’s a thief (and that) he robbed the Aborigines of the right to land’.”
“That is just an outrageous thing for someone to turn up in our city