Fungicide Wreaks Havoc on Mt Victoria’s Famous Vista

Posted by on Aug 21, 2014 | 5 Comments

Words fail this caption...

Words fail this caption…

The Speculator was shocked to discover the disappearance of some of the iconic mushrooms on the summit of Mt Victoria, replaced with what one can only describe, and The Spec apologises for this  – as gigantic butt-plugs.

Five of our famous fungi on the west side of the reservoir have been replaced; as part of what a Watercare sign indicates is an “upgrade” of our reservoir system. Phooey.

The Speculator – on behalf of the fungi-loving burghers of Devonport – demands immediate investigation by The Flagstaff, Chris Darby, Mike Cohen and Maggie “Mushroom” Barry into this slur on our cultural heritage.

Citizens of Devonport; there is a cloud over our mushrooms which must be vanquished, before there is a mushroom cloud over Watercare HQ.



  1. Irene Evans says:

    Mt Vic will simply not be the same without the mushrooms. Hopefully we can get them back and reinstated. Much more visually appealing than the updated version which are just plain ugly.

  2. Jenny says:

    Where are they now? We need to have them returned before they are destroyed. It maybe already be too late!

  3. It’s sad that the human touches of local beautification seem to get stomped on these days with little regard for those of us who appreciate the creative lift such things give to our otherwise miserable lives. There were a couple of gorgeous little possums painted by ‘Component’ (one at the base of a concrete lamp post at the Lake Road roundabout) that were immediately painted over by those without joy in their lives. A fabulous illustration also added to the featureless white wall built around the new library site was similarly white washed. Miserable bastards!

  4. Annabelle says:

    Fantastic to see the Speculator no longer in abeyance! Thanks for alerting us to this happening with our iconic mushrooms. Does Watercare have designs on the remaining mushrooms?

  5. Keith says:

    It appears that many things are being imposed on Devonport without consultation with the citizenary and this is just another to add to the list.
    All since the formation of the Super City!

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