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Age Sports: "BOBing Kangaroo - colourful character Bob King Crawford". 27 May 2012. Re: Australian Flag of Unity.

Melbourne Observer 15 Dec 2010. Double page spread. "Special report on Bob King Crawford."

Bayside Leader 16 Feb 2010. "King flies flag during debate." Re: Australian Flag of Unity.

Bayside Leader 30 March 2010. "It could be time."

Bayside Leaden (Full page). "The King lives on. Crawford has carved himself a place in Australian history."

Bayside Leaden (Full page). "Lingo Lesson Returns Bob King Crawford has released a real grouse record" 25 Nov 2008

Bob King Crawford's 'Vision for Melbourne' go to Bayside Leader.

The Age 20 Nov 2008 "Doyle gets F for transport - people were spending up to 700,000 each in campaign funding. 

Crawford said he didn't spend a cent."

The Age. 26 Dec 2008 "Bob King Crawford whose platform it is to bring back the fun." (In the City of Melbourne).

Herald/Sun 20 Nov 2008. re: car park fears and the lowest campaign funds. "Tuscano said he spent he spent 224 Dollars while rival Bob King Crawford said he spent nothing." Others spent hundreds of thousands of dollars.

 

 

Herald/Sun Nov 2008 "The battle for Melbourne." Bob King Crawford Songwriter, Author and Arts pioneer.

Herald Sun 2008 "Would I were King - meanwhile on Friday Bob King Crawford came up with his final policy.

"The Candidate most unlikely - Bob King Crawford deserves support. The oldest ever to stand for the position." The Australian 29 Oct 2008

"Critics choice - Bob King Crawford is a gifted painter free to receive Honor." Was named one of the most remarkable Victorians of the past 150 years in a special edition of The Age celebrating that time. (The 150 included John Batman and John Pascoe Fawkner, the city's founders.) Bayside Leader 23 Nov 2004

"Flying a new flag for King and Country - The Australian Flag of Unity. Nothing would please Bob King Crawford more etc." The Age 24 Jan 2002

"Flag of light." Full page of the Catylist : 12 (Melbourne University). "Melissa Jones meets the designer of an alternative Australian flag."

"Bob flies a flag of a simple design." Herald/Sun 25 Jan 2001. "Right flag for the right country."

"Sunny Flag Just Right." Herald/Sun 21 Feb 2001

"Walkers ready to dance - Karen Knowles and Gordon Nash with the new Flag of Unity to promote the long walk. Crawford's Australian Flag of Unity." Herald/Sun 15 Nov 2000

"King flags a change." Bayside Advertiser 15 Jan 2001 " Bob King Crawford said he was pleased with the passionate acceptance of the Flag of Unity from the general public."

"King of a former colony - Bob King Crawford prepares for the march." Flag of Unity. Bayside Advertiser. (400,000 took part with a 100 Flags of Unity as the march's visuals.)

"Republicans converge on Ballarat - Possibly new Australian Flag." Australian Flag of Unity. The Ballarat Advertiser 19 May 2005.

"Standard Issue rises - Flag is brilliant." 17 March 2005. Bayside Leader.

"Flag for King and Country." Herald/Sun. 20 May 2005. "Flagging a change."

BOB KING CRAWFORD. 2 page biography. The Observer 15 Dec 2010

"Flag should take take a hop and a Jump " Herald/Sun 30 Jan 2001 "Bob King Crawford told a Herald reporter that there had been a lot of interest in the flag during the long walk."

"The King and I." 3 page feature. "The Amazing Bob King Crawford. A remarkable list of firsts. Australia's greatest employer of musicians." Rhythm Magazine My 2000

"King flies flag during debate - Robert King Crawford designed flag that is being considered as a historical document." Bayside Leader Feb 2010. Critics choice.

"Moments of Change." Herald/Sun. 14 March 2005. "Bob King Crawford is a gifted painter. Vibrant colour and drama. Of diverse painterly styles."

The Age special magazine edition to celebrate its 150th year of publication titled: "The 150 influential lives. From Melba to Myer. The Men and Women who made a difference." Quote in part: "Visionary. Bob King Crawford Melbourne's first Czar of the arts. Genius, Crawford abdicated his Council throne in 1987. etc." 12 August 2004.

Rock n' roll News Nov 2000 "Bob King Crawford legendary chief of Planet Records waves his magic wand."

"Flagging the way." Museum Victoria March to August 2011. "An important donation to Museum Victoria is the Corroboree flag designed in 1962 by Robert King Crawford."

"Tracing history with a love of art." 1 March 2005 "Next week Crawford celebrates Australian History with an exhibition called 'Moments Of Change.'"

"Bigger bowl would be safer - a long time organizer of events at the bowl Bob King Crawford said 'We often had crowds of over a 100,000 people without any complaints'." The Age 19 Jan 2002.

"Man of Many Arts has Cecil B. De Mille complex." 18 Oct 1999 Bayside Advertiser. (Described in the past as the Australian Van Gogh.)

Music Men." (2 page spread and front.) 19 April 1999. Bayside Advertiser. 

"Has Musical Needs Backer - Crawford stated that we re not interested in making a million dollars, we re interested in doing something for the country." The Age 1998

"Noose tied on Ned." 24 May1998. Re: Bob King Crawford - author of Australia's Greatest Folk Hero. Sunday Herald/Sun.

"Kelly claim refuted - by historian Bob King Crawford." Herald/Sun May 1998

"Anthem bandwagon grows." Herald/Sun 17 Aug 1998 "Robert King Crawford has written new words to the tune used for Waltzing Matilda and called it 'This is my Country'."

"Eureka! A home grown Musical Celebration." Herald/Sun. 23 June 1997. "Composer Bob King Crawford claimed we are drowning in American Culture."

"Eureka Musical needs sponsor." The Ballarat Courier. 7 July 1997. "Crawford says the musical on the rebellion could top the Andrew Lloyd Webber sales."

"The Good Phantom Disappears by Bob King Crawford". Hume Gazette An article on the demise of ethics, Nov 1995

Sandringham Brighton Advertiser. 12 Nov 1995. "Ned's Life Renders rich canvas. Bob King Crawford creates the biggest collection of Kelly since Sidney Nolan."

The Age. 28 Nov 1995. Visual Arts: "Bob King Crawford has captured Ned Kelly's short but game life in thick oil tableaux."

They're hanging Ned Again" (Full page article) 4 Nov 1995. Australasian Post. "Melbourne artist and colourist. Bob is a prominent name himself in the artistic life of Australia."

"Kelly hanging open to the public." Herald/Sun. 27 Oct 1995. "Bob King Crawford opens his one man show."

"A protest song heard in France." Bayside Times. 5 July 1995. "Angered by France's decision to further nuclear testing in the South Pacific Crawford penned a protest song."

"Rhyming Ned. Melbourne author has told the story of Ned Kelly in Australia's longest bush ballad." Double page article in Australia Post 1993.

"Remember Ned!" Herald/Sun. 11 Nov 1993 '"Australia didn't realize how close Melbourne came to eruption' said Bob King Crawford author of the just released Australia's Greatest Folk Hero."

"Ballad of a Bush legend." Sandringham Advertiser. 13 Oct 1993. "Robert King Crawford delivers our greatest folk hero."

"Provocative Palette." The Sun. 4 Dec 1990. "A great deal of energy. Vibrant. Heavily textured. Intricate. Colourful. Jewel-like colours."

"Eureka on canvas." Sandringham Brighton Advertiser. 27 Nov 1990. "The Exhibition contains 35 works by Mr. Crawford in chronological order."

"Artist captures Nations fight for independence" Southern Cross. 29 Oct 1990. "Robert King Crawford delivers Australia's fight for independence 146 years ago."

"Artists view of Eureka's agony and glory." (Full page). The Ballarat Courier 1 Nov 1990. "Composer, writer and art genius Robert King Crawford described as genius of the arts has a love affair with Eureka."

"Eureka. A musical needs a sponsor." Ballarat Courier. 18 Aug 1996.

"Tower artist awaits green light." Bayside Times. 14 March 1990. "Hampton artist Bob King Crawford proposes building 600,000 dollar tower in Beach Park." (This was prior to the construction of the
Melbourne
 Arts Centre Spire.)

"How about this for an Eyeful tower " Sandringham Brighton Advertiser. 3 April 1990. "Councillor Evans said 'We need bright ideas like Bob King Crawford's' "

"Tower plan to mark skyline." Sandringham Brighton Advertiser. 13 March 1990. "Mr. Crawford said the tower would be visible for a large distance and could be a landmark for the city."

"Artist plans tower for city landmark." Bayside Times. 14 March 1990. Bob King Crawford will discuss the plans with councillors next week."

"Flag of friendship." The Sun. 27 Jan 1990. '"And such was the spirit of the day' said Bob King Crawford of the Australia Day committee."

"A year round carnival for the coast." Gold Coast Bulletin. Circa 1985-1986.

"Even without pies, it's a good programme." Melbourne Times. 30 Nov 1988. "The inclusion of fringe artists could be a good thing' Mr. Crawford said."

"Something for nothing." The Age. Friday 25 Nov 1988. "Free Entertainment In Parks as it was known under King Crawford's Reign."

"This really is Art for art's sake." Sandringham Brighton Advertiser. 5 Oct 1998. "King Crawford is proud of his recent painting Mediator the performing Arts Museum."

"ROBERT KING CRAWFORD." (5 page article) TEMPO (23). "Theme is his art."

"A tribute to Australia in Song" News Advertiser. 25 Jan 1988 The brainchild of Bob King Crawford.

"A tribute to Australia in Music." News Advertiser Jan.27 1988. Mr. Crawford a member of the Australia day committee has a thing about doing spectaculars."

"Rhyming Ned. Australian" Post 1993." Melbourne Author has told the History Of Ned Kelly in Australia's longest Bush Ballade.

"Remember Ned" Herald Sun Nov. 11.1993. " people probably didn't realise how close Melbourne came to eruption says Bob King Crawford author of "Australia, greatest folk Hero".

"Ballad of a Bush Legend." Sandringham Advertiser Oct 13 "Bob King Crawford delivers our greatest folk hero."

"Putting flesh on myth and legend." Bayside Times Oct. 27 1993

"Provocative Palette. " Sun Herald Dec. 4 1990 "A great deal of energy. Heavily textured. Intricate. Colourful"

"Visual arts" The Age 29 Nov. 1995.Bob King Crawford has captured Ned Kelly's short but game life in in thick bold tableaux."

"They're Hanging Ned Again. (Full Page Australian Post Nov. 4. 1995.

"A test Protest Song heard in France." Bayside Times. July 5. 1995. Angered by by France's decision to to further Nuclear Test in the South Pacific Bob King Crawford penned a protest song.".