A tourist come traveller arrived in town on Monday afternoon, riding his trike and towing all his belongings behind him on a trailer, with a large orange bear as a pillion passenger.
The rider who prefers to go by the name of Lee, claims to be a homeless person and tours all over Australia moving from town to town.
“Yes the bear is alway a head turner and and people are always asking for me to come back to get a photo. In return I ask that they give a donation to the Royal Children’s Hospital,” said Lee.
The trike is a modified Harley Davidson which Lee said he had done the modifications at a caravan park while on his travels.
“I do not have a fixed address, which has tended to cause me some issues with the bureaucracies,” he said.
“I was interviewed by a police officer in Adelaide last week and her computer would not allow her to proceed without an address.”
Lee takes the opportunity to discuss the issues of mental health with everyone he meets and to be aware of the risk of suicide. “I lost my son to suicide,“ said Lee.