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Art and utility aren't poles apart
Title : Art and utility aren't poles apart Art and utility aren't poles apart
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Creator : Ward, Peter
Source : Australian, 21 July 1984, p. 13 (Weekend magazine)
Date of creation : 1984
Format : Newspaper
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The Stobie pole is a concrete pole reinforced at the sides with steel rods, used to carry electricity and telephone lines. It was invented in the early 1920s by James Cyril Stobie to overcome the lack of lumber for wooden poles in South Australia. Often criticised for being unaesthetically pleasing and a road hazard, Stobie poles are none-the-less a common sight in the state's landscape.

This feature article describes South Australian artist Ann Newmarch and her community project to paint Stobie poles.

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Newmarch, Ann

Coverage year : 1984
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