Perth to dig up Rolf Harris plaque

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 council chambers.

The council also voted to dig up a footpath plaque outside Harris's childhood home but it was stolen on the night of the vote.

Harris, 84, is serving a three-year jail sentence in Wandsworth prison in southwest London.

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