Pretty much everyone who lives in Perth has either seen, or at least knows about, the big Dingo Flour sign on the side of an old mill on Stirling Highway, North Fremantle. They are also certain to have heard that it was supposed to have been painted by Alan Bond when he was a lowly signwriter in his youth.

That particular story has been around for as long as I can remember. I recall it being cited on a few occasions when going past it as a child and even as a teenager. I always thought that it was true -- right up until about 20 minutes ago, in fact.

But I just did some Googling in preparation for this very post and I was shocked to learn that it's just a myth. That sign hasn't changed at all over the years, and going past it now brings back fond memories. So to learn that something I'd long associated with its creation has no basis in fact is a bit jarring.