Today, we googled ‘trolleyman’ to see what would come up… whynot? everyone’s doing it! (googling themselves).
Surprisingly, we found an interesting story of a homeless man named Joseph Cindric, who was a familiar face, for decades, on the streets of Sydney with his iconic trolley – It is believed he was a Croatian/Yugoslavian refugee who had survived a nazi labour camp and fled europe in 1948
The acquisition of Cindric’s trolley in 1995 was opposed by several curators on the grounds that it was ‘ugly’ and ‘dirty’…
Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Inside the collection, The Trolley man immortalised, May 24, 2010, By Charles Pickett
Read the full articles and be sure to check out the responses too
Trolley and contents, metal/wood/plastic/leather/vinyl, assembled and used by Josef Cindric, Sydney, 1980-1992, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences
In 1951 he was imprisoned for carrying a home-made pistol, ostensibly to protect himself from Ukrainian refugees working at the same factory.
Trolley and contents, metal/wood/plastic/leather/vinyl, assembled and used by Josef Cindric, Sydney, 1980-1992, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 10 December 2014, <https://ma.as/143429>