When the word ‘leviathan’ is frequently tagged with someone, it is appropriate that the sculpture of them is also oversized. The recently unveiled statue of Bill Waterhouse is 125% life sized – a leviathan statue for a leviathan bookmaker.

Bill Waterhouse was born in 1922, and his story really begins at age sixteen when he started work as a bookie’s clerk for his father. For several years, Bill balanced working as a clerk with his education, and he completed a degree in Arts-Law at Sydney University in 1948.

As son Rob says, “He could have had an interesting life as a barrister but fate decreed he was destined to become the world-famous bookmaker.”

waterhouse statue

Published in Bluebloods magazine.