That's the newspaper headline on the ground by his hat. His name is Percy Button and he was a much loved Perth street entertainer from the 1920's through to the 1950's. He did somersaults and handstands to entertain people when they were waiting to go into the many theatres that were along Hay St. . He was apparently a bit of a grubby chap, and the local paper at the time, The Mirror cleaned him up and dressed him in top hat and tails and ran a competition to see if anyone could recognize who he was, offering a guinea prize! He came to a bit of a sad end when he was beaten up by thugs, not really ever recovering from the experience . His story is really interesting and you can read it by clicking this link (Percy Button). Also you can tell by the shopping bag peaking out from behind the statue that my daughter has just been to one of her favorite shops Alannah Hill.. it could be that that is making her smile, or it could be that she has her face in a place that might (but probably not) have Percy Buttons blushing!!