Larry Pickering

Today is a bittersweet anniversary for us here at the Pickering Post. One year ago, we lost our founder and mentor, Larry Pickering.

Larry was not just a colleague or fellow traveller; he was a friend. I wish I had known him longer, and yet in another sense, I was fortunate to have known him at all.

If you could take the whole of the Australian Nation and compress it into human form, I think it would look a lot like Larry Pickering.

He was a nobody, who rose to be a somebody and yet he never looked down on anybody.

People who reach the top in a given field are of course, rare. Yet Larry managed to reach the top in several of them.


He was best known as a cartoonist of course. He wasn’t just “a” political cartoonist, however. He was Australia’s best known and loved cartoonist.

Cartoon Muslim migrants talk with Aussie couple
Had to love Larry’s sense of humour.

He had a golfing handicap single figures which (I believe) is no mean feat. He was also an accomplished AFL player and was playing right up into his 60s – despite being a smoker.

Some of you will know that he was also a first-rate horse trainer. He trained a horse that came second in the Melbourne Cup and was beaten only by a whisker

Larry always swore (and another jockey who had won the Melbourne Cup himself confirmed this to me) that “Rising Fear” would have won if the jockey had done as he asked (read it in Larry’s own words here).

He had trained the horse to pick up a replica of the trophy in its mouth and hold it up once it won. His close friend Singo, reckoned that if he had spent that extra time training it to run, it might have made first place.

Whatever, it was an incredible achievement.

Larry Pickering with John Singleton
Larry with one of his best mates, legendary ad man John “Singo” Singleton.

Larry also owned and flew planes and helicopters and was narrowly defeated as a Liberal candidate in Canberra (an almost impossible task).

He only missed making millions of dollars growing tomatoes thanks to a massive random hailstorm that destroyed his crop a couple of days before it was due to be picked.

The tomato picking machine he invented for that venture is still in use by farmers today.

I could fill pages talking of Larry’s achievements, but you know all of that. They broke the mould when Larry was born and you could live many lifetimes without meeting his equal.

His most lasting legacy of course, is the Pickering Post which we all know and love. It is Australia’s largest political blog by a country mile.

Cartoon sex with grandma
If you find this offensive, please let us know in the comments section below – so we can all laugh at you, you joyless puritan.

It will never be the same without Larry of course, but we will be doing what we can to build it up and grow it to do what Larry hoped it could be.

Larry knew that the media, of which he had been a part for many years, was being corrupted. He saw the way it was being dragged to the left to cover an agenda which is completely un Australian.

His goal was to hold politicians to account, the way the media should. We can never replace Larry, but we will fight to uphold that dream for as long as our butts point towards the ground.

Thank you to all of you for sticking with us and supporting us as we go forward. Larry’s are big boots to fill.

We can only do our best.

Vale Larry.

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sadly missed

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RIP Larry.

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Larry’s Anniversary of his passing. Larry has passed on and many here acknowledge that with affection. We all had our opinion and most agreed that it was his larrikin image and his cartoons that remain in their memories. I met the man once at a Reclaim Australia rally. I have also had issues with him but never binned me as many claim. Only Zanetti did that. I am going to say this and it may ruffle feathers. Three long term posters, who use more site space, who push their own line, week after week did not even mention or acknowledge… Read more »

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Page keeps telling me _ the page your are serching for does not exist

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Page keeps saying “this page does not exist”.

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Having a problem with PP again. Cannot get the latest article up. Keeps coming up as error 404 across the heading where the Article should be.

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SCHIFF TELL US THE HOTEL STORY.

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Letter to the Editor Dear Editor, Nowhere in the Cth Constitution is mentioned Political Parties or a Prime Minister, only a Federal Executive Council. COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA CONSTITUTION ACT – SECT 62 Federal Executive Council “There shall be a Federal Executive Council to advise the Governor-General in the government of the Commonwealth, and the members of the Council shall be chosen and summoned by the Governor-General and sworn as Executive Councillors, and shall hold office during his pleasure.” To this end, all Members of Parliament must be independent and to influence a Member in any way is an offence, therefore… Read more »

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“PRESIDENT TRUMP RUSHED TO HOSPITAL, SECRET SERVICE FEARED POISONING AFTER FOOD TASTER FELL ILL”
LIVESTREAM Alex Jones talks to Millie Weaver who delivers groundbreaking details on this and more
https://www.infowars.com/president-trump-rushed-to-hospital-secret-service-feared-poisoning-after-food-taster-fell-ill/

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The Story of the Commonwealth Bank
http://www.queenofthesouth.net/uploads/3/0/7/4/3074667/the_story_of_the_commonwealth_bank.pdf
The Story of the Commonwealth Bank Much of this Article has been adapted from the booklet, The Story of the Commonwealth Bank by D. J. Amos. Some additional material has been added, whilst some has been omitted as not being necessary to the present argument.

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Vale Larry, never forgotten.

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THE LOONY LEFT, THE TOXIC TROLLSTERS, THE UNHINGED RADICAL ACTIVISTS, THE PC EXTREMISTS, THE DEMOCRAZIE SOCIALISTS AND THE CORRUPT FAKE NEWS MEDIA … Helping to elect normal, reasonable, considerate governments here, there & everywhere. Here, ScoBrad did not win, we the people had seen, heard, been touched by, tasted and been turned off by the rotten odours of the fanatical, militant, inappropriate overtures of Wild Bill Shorten and his cocky, arrogant, delusional and out of touch Labor Party. Indeed, the nutters advertised their inept stupidity and irresponsible mentality at every opportunity presented to them, with joy and gleeful justification in… Read more »

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Harry, a great sum up of a true Aussie indeed.

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heartily sick of funeral insurance adds.

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???☘?… New Article …???☘?

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Just visited my specialist. He is a Yank from Florida, a strong Trump supporter. So we chew the fat so to speak. News is that an aweful lot of Democrat supporters are sick and tired of all the BS. Mr President is more popular than when he first became President and that the Demo’s are going to destroy themselves. Old Nancy is just a mouth piece for the rest of the scum. He like some, are worried that he will be popped off as the election comes closer. But he did say that the USA would return to Civil War… Read more »

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I AM PUTTING MY MONEY ON THE BIG GUY IN THE TRUMP SHIRT. HE HAS JUST DONE THE PUNCHING TRICK, AND IS NOW GOING FOR THE BIG SQUEEZE .

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if the dems drag their fishing expedition out long enough the senate hearings should last right up until the election with the democrat crimes being exposed the whole way.

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The same thing the neanderthal followers of the filthy barbaric murdering ideology say about bacon on the grill… I say fxck em BBS

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These extortionists are running red hot on the ABC….. Welcome to Country on the evening news it appears…..These Pricks are using our tax dollars to tell us to be sorry for the Pricks living off our Tax Dollars…..FFS….. ABC News Canberra introduces Indigenous Acknowledgement of Country in news bulletins… Where is the Welcome to Centrelink reminder for them????? In the lead-up to the Year of Indigenous Languages, the ABC has been increasingly incorporating Indigenous words, stories and songs into its radio, TV and online content and the Acknowledgement of Country evolved out of one of those projects. “Last year, we… Read more »

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IN AMERICA …

The Democrats will never stop attempting to rid America of Trump …

On the surface it is two rival political parties …

On a deeper level it is a group of deceived people attempting to bring in a one world satanic government.

On a deeper level again it is a man chosen and sent by God to save the Western world.

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POTUS Poisoned, Impeach Criminals

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCwPms9Md4I&t=3s

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Been working on a Marshall Roller at the Heritage Village. Just got home.

Vale, Larry Pickering

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They are positive it is a chemical agent and not bacterial. BOOOM!! Alex Jones just said Trump went to the hospital due to poison concerns Let’s hope that’s not the case, but I have been saying “polonium” or alternate to it for at least a week. I did not say this without a reason. I am concerned to the core about this. And who would deliver the poison? Why not Kushner, there is zero doubt Kushner wants Trump out of office. Too bad he’s an advisor. VERY WORRIED. If Alex is now covering this, it’s SHOWTIME. Poisoning is how the… Read more »

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These pricks know they will never be able to remove him through any Impeachment enquiry……..this is just a distraction and Trump knows it…..This is just muddying the water as much as possible before the next election……and the indictments get opened on all these traitorous pricks…That is what they are shit scared of, and why President Trump should be Maxing out the Security covering him….They will stop at NOTHING when it comes to self preservation…..Just look at Epstien and all the Killary victims who contracted Clintonitis, a fatal disease apparently which causes the sufferer to kill one’s self for no apparent… Read more »

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they think if they cast their net wide enough they might find anything at all. my bet is they try to impeach him on having 2 scoops of ice cream as that is all they will have

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William Oddie – Obituary – Telegraph UK

One for the erudite and worldly PPers……Winston

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“SPOT THE AUSSIE …”

Concerning excessive immigration …

Australia was never meant to allow so much immigration. We have gone way, way past what was meant.

We were only ever meant to allow immigrants in to quite a limited extent.

Our leaders have failed us .. now some immigration-fatigued Australians literally play “spot the Aussie” when they go out.

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I cannot get my head around the notion that The Commonwealth Bank has committed a criminal offence. The CBA and every other incorporated organisation is an inanimate animal which cannot think for itself any more than a brick wall or the roadway can. Criminal offences are conscious acts of commission or omission. They can only be performed by people who have a capacity to think. Therefore it is those responsible in the organisation who are the perpetrators of crimes. You can pass as many laws as as you like deeming corporations to to be guilty of criminal offences. They are… Read more »

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Poor Andrew, what can a man do when he walks into a private party, and you are suddenly surrounded by ladies in black that want to hold your hand.

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Larry drew cartoons he wrote articles he hated mulsims and liked the idea of them killing people he did not like.

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The Treasurer has received some condemnation for his call to 65 year olds to keep working. I am not a fan of Friedanegg but on this issue I am inn full agreement.The 65 retiring age was set years ago when the statistical life expectancy of males was much lower than it is today. People live longer and are healthier. By remaining in the workforce the benefits to the nation in terms of saving pension payments is negligible but I do not deny that is does help. The benefits to be obtained are greater for the individual than they are for… Read more »