This email was sent to me a few months ago. Recently I have been contacted (twice) by people suggesting this is a HOAX (see comments below).
From my (limited) investigations, Albert Torney did exist, and did collect bottles and cans. He also had a race horse named in his honour. The evidence that he created these sculptures is however sketchy.
The earliest post I have found claiming credit for Tapper was February 2010.
The other claimant to this particular throne is Sandy Sanderson, of New Zealand. The earliest post I have found for him was October 2009, which I believe corroborates his claim.
You might also notice there are several shots of a ‘Waikato’ car, but no Toohey’s cars. Very suspicious.
Sandy -and his sculptures- can be found at sandyscancars.com
My Sincere apologies to Sandy.
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