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Strike, strike, strike!

Liberal Premier of Victoria Sir Henry Bolte had threats of strikes from many state workers and interest groups with whom he often battled verbally in his daily press conferences. He took pleasure in the contact and the publicity for his beloved Victoria.

On this occasion, Jeff also decided to go 'on strike' with his signature 'Hook'. The result was mayhem in "The Sun News Pictorial" offices the next day. The phone lines were jammed continuously and he ended up on radio and television explaining the omission. Not only was Jeff ordered never to leave the Hook out again, but a sub-editor was giving the job of checking for it in case it was left out by accident.