It started with a tweet. Somewhere out in the city’s eastern suburbs there was a giant plastic baby sitting on top of a petrol station. Was it still there, and how did it get there in the first place? Someone thought I might know, or might be curious enough to find out. They weren’t wrong!
Locating the baby – on a map at least – turned out to be simple. What was more complicated was tracking its route, taking it back from its current position to the place of its birth. Following this path led me to its famous father – who abandoned it, and its adopted father – who has taken great care of it! This is its story.