The Big Phantom

I crossed paths with the Phantom on Friday. Perched high above the Jamison Valley, he quietly surveyed the landscape before him.

Since childhood, I have been aware of his impressive and powerful presence as he moved assuredly about the comic book pages. But I never realised that he was that big!

I had forgotten the Old  Jungle Saying:
‘The Ghost is bigger than your puny imagination’.

Another Hawkesbury Wander

Some time ago I read that there was a model made by John Grono, the pioneer Hawkesbury shipbuilder, and it could be found in the Hawkesbury Regional Museum at Windsor, New South Wales. Not seeing the model on previous visits, I made a point of looking for it the next time I was there.

On a recent visit in January, I viewed the items on display but could not find Grono’s model ship. On inquiry I learnt that it was in the museum’s collection but currently not on display. I was informed that the model, a favourite in the museum’s collection, had been in a recent exhibition. I was led to a back room and there it was.

Thomas Grono’s model ship

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