Rolf Harris's most visible honour will be stripped from Perth
in the latest move to expunge any memory of the convicted
pedophile from his home turf.
The City of Perth council voted unanimously to remove the
1959 commemorative plaque on St Georges Terrace dedicated to
the now-fallen entertainer.
Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi said the plaque would be removed due
to community concern.
Harris' was among more than 150 notable West Australians
whose names were inlaid in the footpath of Perth's main
business strip to commemorate their legacies.
But since being found guilty of indecently assaulting four
girls in the UK between 1968 and 1986, people have been quick
to sever any connection with the Boy from Bassendean.
So far Harris has lost his place in the Australian Recording
Industry Association (ARIA) Hall of Fame and his British
Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Fellowship.
He could also lose his Commander of the Order of the British
Empire from the Queen and his Order of Australia.
On his home turf in WA, Harris's school Perth Modern has
removed several of his artworks from the walls.
The town of Bassendean, where Harris was born, stripped him
of his freemanship and removed paintings and a portrait from
The council also voted to dig up a footpath plaque outside
Harris's childhood home but it was stolen on the night of the
Harris, 84, is serving a three-year jail sentence in
Wandsworth prison in southwest London.