An honourable man

Singing the praises of Deakin are Colin Mockett and Shirley Power. 164996

Imagine if you can an honest politician, trusted by everyone, who runs the country from his Point Lonsdale holiday home with help from the local lighthouse keeper.
Well this is the version of our Prime Minister Alfred Deakin which will be celebrated in a new show at the Potato Shed, Drysdale, next week.
The next Morning Showtime production at the Shed will tell the story of Deakin through the music and songs of local entertainer and historian, Colin Mockett and his musician wife, Shirley Power.
Colin’s portrait of the PM will include such little known facts such as the local Point Londsdale lighthouse keeper who would relay messages on a bicycle to Deakin who did not have a phone at his holiday home. Other aspects of the PM’s life will be detailed including his refusal to be called “The Honourable“ and that he turned down honours, including knighthoods, because he did not want to be compromised.
The full story of the man who is credited with achieving Australia’s Federation will be on at 10.30am on Tuesday 7 March.
The musical duo of Mockett and Power will be using their now-familiar format of narration, big-screen images and songs and music from the time to bring the story to life.
Book at the Potato Shed 5251 1998 or at all City of Greater Geelong Service Centres.

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