Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Hon. Members without members (or portfolios)

If Bunyips had not been excluded from the 1967 referendum, it is entirely possible the Professor might have pursued a career in politics. As it stands, we remain second-class specimens, spurned along with all our nation's uterus owners and unwelcome even to knock upon the bolted door of Abbott's cabinet room.

Things would so different if Bunyip PM had taken up residence in the Lodge's fish pond.  Indeed, there would be no shortage of Pulchritude With Portfolio, with cabinet meetings very closely resembling the scene below.

Alas, the vision of the great William Hogarth, who was a Pom but also quite clearly a Bunyip, has yet to be realised.

(Hogarth admirers will not need to be told the print is "Strolling Actresses Dressing in a Barn".)


  1. Possibly just as well there are not too many Bunyips..oops Poms as heavens knows how many stocking wearing bound cadavers we would find scattered around on kitchen tables.

  2. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.September 17, 2013 at 1:26 PM

    I am sure you would have had many Ladies in Attendance, as well as nurturing a bevvy of Ladies in Waiting, Professor. What a Great Politician there now lies dormant on the Billabong's bed.

  3. Grace Collier as Party Whip? Naughty, naughty Bunyip. ;)

  4. Dream on Professor. Hogarth also had a keen eye for Strolling Strumpets, their waywardness duly rewarded with repellent blemishes, symptomatic of the pox.

  5. The Old and Unimproved DaveSeptember 17, 2013 at 6:02 PM

    Strange...I had an idea that Professor Bunyip's Parliamentary team would have more along the lines of the following: