Advertising card for the Windsor Lounge and Dining Room in Melbourne, 1970s. Lindsay Motherwell was part of the Windsor Trio advertised on one side of the card. In the Lounge there is entertainment from Julia & Bernie, a violin and piano duo. In the Dining Room people can dance to The Windsor Trio. Lindsay was a jazz drummer from Melbourne who travelled Rhodesia and South Africa playing in bands 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

Advertising green and white card, with small black and white photos of each group.


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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