Booklet containing the membership list for the Musicians' Union of Australia Sydney branch as at 1 November 1978. It also states the address and phone number of the office. Under DRUMS is a listing for Lindsay Motherwell. Lindsay was a drummer from Melbourne who travelled through Africa before returning to Australia.

Sylvia Boyes (a South African-born orphan) and Lindsay Motherwell (a Melbourne-born drummer) met in Cape Town, South Africa in 1967 through their theatre connections. They fell in love but due to apartheid laws were forced to leave South Africa to marry in London. They subsequently relocated permanently to Melbourne in 1970.

Physical Description

A booklet containing advertising in the first 10 pages before the Index, and interspersed through the membership list. It runs in alphabetical order by musical instrument. At the back are a few blank pages for notes. Lindsay Motherwell address is listed as 877 Pacific Highway, Chatswood and his phone numer is 411-4073.


Statement of Historical Significance:
This collection provides a significant opportunity to represent political and personal freedom as a motivation for migrating to Australia within the international context of both apartheid in South Africa and the end of the White Australia policy in Australia. The personal narrative is well documented and the objects provide a material way to follow the lives of both Lindsay and Sylvia, both separately and where they coincide in South Africa and onwards together to Melbourne. While this is ultimately a love story, it plays out through the collection against the backdrop of apartheid South Africa, sixties London and an increasingly multicultural Australia.

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