Letter: Leave Harry’s legacy alone

Could everyone stop chipping away at the legacy of that great Port Macquarie character, Harry Thompson? 

There had never been a ‘Mayor of Shelly Beach’ until I handed Harry that unofficial title in a daily column I wrote for a Sydney newspaper in January 1984. It stuck! 

Harry joined the likes of Stanley Wong who I had previously dubbed the ‘Mayor Sydney’s Chinatown’ and Harold Hodges the ‘Mayor of Lightning Ridge.’

Some folks have already tried to commandeer Harry’s great artistic creation, the Thong Tree.

Please ... enough is enough!

Malcolm Andrews, 

Port Macquarie

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