From 1930 to 1967, the word ‘eternity’ -executed in perfect copperplate in yellow chalk - appeared almost half a million times on the pavements of Sydney. It was written by Arthur Stace, am almost illiterate metho drinker who, after attending a fire-and-brimstone sermon at a Baptist church in 1930, dropped the bottle and picked up the chalk.
— “The Cities Book” Lonely Planet, p29