Lord Bloody Wog Rolo

Lord Rolo

Born 1 July 1945, San Miguel de Tucumán, Argentina
Died 3 December 2007 (aged 62), New Norfolk, Tasmania, Australia
Occupation Greenie, Socialist & Shameless Agitator

Rolo Mestman Tapier (1 July 1945 – 3 December 2007) otherwise known as Lord Bloody Wog Rolo was a colourful eccentric Sydney identity and one of the founding members of BUGAUP (Billboard Utilising Graffitists Against Unhealthy Promotions). Rolo was a highly intelligent and articulate man, and was said to speak five languages fluently – English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and French… Argentine born Rolo first came to the attention of the Sydney community in 1979 when he renounced his pledge of allegiance to the Queen immediately following his immigration citizenship ceremony on the grounds that he was a republican and the Queen was not a democratically elected representative of the people. The renunciation caused a furore… Later in 1981, Rolo publicly apologised and… claimed he now saw that the Monarchy was the best system for Australia and to make amends he changed his name by deed poll to Lord Bloody Wog Rolo – to provide a service between Royal visits for those who wanted to curtsey and pay homage to royalty. He stated he was so adamant that the monarchical system was the best that he proposed all Australian-born children should also swear allegiance to the crown and be deported if they refused… As a mark of his true respect for all things royal, Rolo founded the British Ultra Loyalist League Serving Historical Interests Today and loudly and cheerfully proclaimed to anybody who queried the meaning of the name, that the answer was B.U.L.L.S.H.I.T.

More about this widely-liked Australian eccentric on Wikipedia.