Public Art : Biggles Statue
Sculptor : © Anne Dybka
Date : Unveiled on the 16th March 1995.
Description : Bronze sculpture of a Miniature
Schnauzer named Biggles.
Location : Biggles statue is located at the corner of
Atherden and Playfair Streets in The Rocks (right outside Biggle's owners house), Sydney, Australia.
|17/3/80 - 25/4/1994
A Loved friend of The rocks
A community project assisted by the Sydney Cove Authority The Rocks Chamber of Commerce and
Unveiled by the Hon Robert Webster MLC Minister for Housing and Planning on 16th March 1995. The day
before Biggles birthday.
For Those Who Were Wondering : Biggles was a mini
legend around The Rocks area during the 1980's and 1990's. His owner, Trevor Kelly, would place him on the
back of his motorcycle (in a milk crate) and scoot around the streets of Sydney, much to the delight of the
residents. Biggles was quite the entertainer and his dare devil antics made him quite a celebrity. His claim
to fame was in leaping from balconies in pursuit of a cat or two. Unfortunately for the old pooch, he met with
an unfortunate end, last seen leaping off a cliff near Mrs Macquarie's Chair in 1994. It was rumoured he was
chasing a rat ! Biggles was fourteen at the time, which would make him 98 in dog years. A devastated
community rallied around to organise a statue in honour of the adventurous mutt. The statue was
commissioned by the Sydney Cove Authority and The Rocks Chamber of
Commerce and supported of course by local residents. The artist chosen for the project,
Anne Dybka, was also a local resident.