Meet The Spanner Man

John Piccoli has been confined to a wheelchair since he contracted polio as an eight-year-old in 1949.

Despite this, John continued farming, and 12 years ago began his truly extraordinary welding art, which has brought him statewide renown as ‘The Spanner Man’.

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Lecturer/tutor in journalism at RMIT. holds content written and produced by students at the university.