Eternity

Word written by footpath evangelist Arthur Stace between 1932 and 1966 on pavements throughout the city.

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Eternity

CC BY-SA 2.0
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2008

Written in chalk on Sydney's pavements for decades by Arthur Stace, the word Eternity, in copperplate script, has become an icon of Sydney's popular culture, as well as its religious life.

Stace, Arthur

CC BY-SA 2.0
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2008

A former drunk who was converted to Christianity, Arthur Stace spent the rest of his life spreading the Gospel, and unobtrusively writing Eternity in chalk on pavements all over Sydney. The identity of the Eternity Man was a mystery for over twenty years. Eternity has since become part of Sydney's mythology and iconography.