The conviction and sentencing of Rolf Harris this week for 12 counts of indecent assault has prompted a swift backlash in Australia as the country seeks to distance itself from one of its most famous sons.
The veteran entertainer, known in Australia as the "Boy from Bassendean", after the suburb of Perth where he was born, was found guilty of all 12 charges against him after a six-week trial in London and sentenced to five years and nine months in prison, capping a spectacular fall from grace.
Mr Harris, 84, assaulted four girls and young women aged from seven to 19 between 1968 and 1986, including his daughter Bindi's childhood best friend, the court found.
Just a day after a jury at Southwark Crown Court found Harris guilty, Australia moved to strip the entertainer of some of the numerous honours bestowed during a five-decade career.
"Following his conviction in UK courts, the ARIA Board has made the decision to withdraw the ARIA Hall of Fame award bestowed upon Rolf Harris," the Australian Recording Industry Association said in a statement on its website.
Rolf Harris: A life in pictures
Rolf Harris: A life in pictures
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Rolf Harris in 'Stars on Sunday' TV Programme (1969 -1979)
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Rolf Harris and his daughter painting a wall together, 1967
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Rolf Harris on the 'Rolf Harris Show', 1973
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Rolf Harris in 1968
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Rolf Harris smiles during the 'The Rolf Harris Show' in 1973
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Rolf Harris with art book he wrote for children in London, 1978
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Australian entertainer Rolf Harris gets ready to blow his didgeridoo to promote a concert at Central Hall, Westminster, staged to raise money for research into cancer in children at the Royal Marsden Hospital.
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Rolf Harris sketches a picture of Bambi, 1986
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Rolf Harris and his wife at the David Frost's Society Party in London, 2001
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Rolf Harris performing at Glastonbury 2010
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Rolf Harris performs in 'The Rolf Harris Show' in 1973
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"Rolf Harris" book signing in London, 2010
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Rolf Harris with his portrait of the Queen at a London art gallery in 2010
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Rolf Harris at the Daily Mirror's Pride Of Britain Awards 2012 in London
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Rolf Harris and his wife Alwen attend the Press & VIP preview at The Chelsea Flower Show at Royal Hospital Chelsea in London, 2010
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Rolf Harris surrounded by media leaves City of Westminster Magistrates Courts in London, 2013
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Entertainer Rolf Harris and his wife Alwen Hughes (L) arrive at Southwark Crown Court in central London, 6 May, 2014
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Rolf Harris is surrounded by members of the media as he leaves Westminster Magistrates Court, in central London, 2013
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Rolf Harris arrives at Southwark Crown Court in London, 27 June 2014
Australia Prime Minister Tony Abbott said he was "gutted and dismayed" by the sex crimes of Harris. The National Museum of Australia removed from display a leather jacket and two wobble boards that had been donated by the disgraced performer.
In a meeting this week the Perth city council voted to remove all his artworks from council chambers and rescind his status as a freeman. According to reports the plaque outside his childhood home was stolen before council officials could take it down.
"We simply cannot tolerate the horrendous crimes for which he's been convicted," Bassendean Mayor John Gangell told ABC radio.
Harris' boyhood school has already removed his paintings - it's not clear what will become of the artworks. A public mural in Melbourne entitled "Entertainers of the Century" will see Harris' image painted over.
It seems likely now that Harris could also be stripped of his Order of Australia award, one the highest honours the nation can bestow.
The Australian press has also been swift in its backlash against the entertainer.
Tony Wright, writing in The Sydney Morning Herald describes Harris as an "embarrassing curiosity" and "kiddie fiddler".
"We were right from the start. The man was never cool at all. He was, and remains, an embarrassing curiosity", the column concludes.Reuse content