A man synonymous with Sydney history. Most Sydney-siders have heard about this mysterious man who for almost four decades would scrawl "Eternity" on the streets of Sydney in chalk. He kept his identity a secret for all this time.
One of his inscriptions can still be found in Sydney Park - appropriately enough with no plaque or other explanation. Inside the huge bell in the GPO clock tower which had been dismantled during the second world war. When the clock tower was rebuilt in the 1960s, the bell was brought out of storage and as the workmen were installing the bell they noticed, inside, the word "eternity" in Arthur Stace's chalk. (No one ever found out how Stace had been able to get to the bell, which had been sealed up, to add this mysterious entry to Sydney's folklore.)
In Town Hall Square, between St Andrew's Cathedral and the Sydney Town Hall. When the area was redeveloped in the 1970s, a solid brass replica of the word in Stace's original copperplate handwriting was embedded in the footpath near a fountain as an eternal memorial to Arthur Stace.
At the culmination of the millennium New Year's Eve celebrations in Sydney his trademark "Eternity" was again immortalised when it lit up on the side of the Sydney Harbour Bridge illuminated by fireworks.
Arthur Stace died of a stroke in a nursing home on July 30, 1967. He was 83. He left his body to Sydney University so that the proceeds could go to charity. His remains were finally buried at Botany Cemetary more than two years later.