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Memento : Issue 18
Two helpings of Two helpings of memento september 2001 to our Canberra building can now enjoy two new mini- exhibitions -- Robyn Archer's quirky selection from our copyright collection, called Unexpected Archives, and photographs of cars we used to drive in Behind the Wheel. As our third celebrity curator after Roy & HG and the three Paul Kellys, Robyn found plenty to take her fancy in the collection including Ferry the Human Frog, the Rope Trick Man and Chung Ling and his acrobatic troupe. She also chose the first edition of the Australian Woman's Weekly, the original sheet music for Waltzing Matilda and an early Punch and Judy stage set. Talking about her selection, Robyn said: 'These items mainly speak about an era I never really lived in, but one I accidentally experienced just as it was passing. If I can choose one word, it's vaudeville. Vaudeville meant everything -- speech, song, spectacle, politics, current affairs, manners, comment, variety, the bizarre, burlesque, magic. The lot.' Two helpings of Robyn Archer enthralled Archives staff with her reminiscences when she popped by to launch Unexpected Archives, her weird and wonderful selection of material from our copyright collection. 2 Those wanting to get into the spirit will find Australian Wine and Brandy Corporation files and South Australian distillery diaries dating from 1908 to 1969 in our collection. To see the full list of records available in Adelaide, collect the 'Welcome to Angas Street' Archives Alert from your local Archives reading room, or ask to have a copy sent to you. The new location and list of records can also be found under 'About us -- Visiting us' on our website at www.naa.gov.au. Visitors Visitors