Eric Dare, right, with partner Kerry Fehlhaber, stands where his Australian flag and pole was before it was stolen.
Eric Dare, right, with partner Kerry Fehlhaber, stands where his Australian flag and pole was before it was stolen. Allan Reinikka

'Scumbags' stole Aussie flag

ERIC Dare proudly flies the Australian flag every day but it seems someone wanted it to stop.

On Friday or Saturday morning, the flag, including the pole it was on, was stolen and he wants the “low-life scumbag” to bring it back.

Mr Dare, who lives on the corner of Bolsover and Wood Sts, said he had been working late shifts at his job and would have been “sound asleep” on the morning of the theft.

He believed it must have taken two men 15 to 20 minutes to remove the 4.57m pole from the ground of his backyard.

“They took the whole lot, the steel picket and the flag,” he said.

Mr Dare said he had flown the flag for the past 10 or 11 years and found the theft was “puzzling”.

He described it as “bloody childish”.

“An Aussie does not steal from another fella. That’s the way I was brought up.

“Be an Aussie and bring it back,” he said was his message to the thieves.

Mr Dare said he was a proud Australian and he flew the flag partly to remember his uncles and other family member who fought and died during the Second World War.

He has reported the theft to police.



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