The Republican Commemorative Bucket

The Hobart Mercury, 20 November 2010

My theory on the monarchy in Australia is that everyone thinks that there are people who want Australia to be a monarchy, but in fact nobody actually does want Australia to be a monarchy. I base this on the premise that it is inconceivable that anyone could actually want Australia to be a monarchy. Eventually we’ll realise that it was all just a few people taking the piss, and immediately become a republic.

If people think that this is ruining all the monarchists’ fun, then bear in mind that I do not concede that any monarchists exist.

It is quite a poor theory I’ll admit (the bucket helps a bit) but if you don’t like it, feel free to stick your head in a bucket.

Posted in political cartoons, The Mercury.


  1. Personally I find it inconceivable that people would voluntarily adopt a method to appoint a head of state by popular vote where we’d end up with folks like the Bushes in charge. At least with Monarchies you can see the morons from years off and plan accordingly ;)

  2. I started using one of those bucket thingies during the Charlie/Di wedding/life/death/mourning and I still haven’t taken it off!

    The rampant royals
    fill magazines Murdoch prints
    Palace industry

  3. My theory is that almost no-one wants a monarchy, and that the rodent screwed us over by making us choose between stupid and divisive options.

    Should have been:
    1. Want monarchy?
    2. Which preferred model?


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