Advertisement for the 'Full Bust Method', a cream which promises to increase bustline. The order form has jokingly been filled out to 'PISS POT' at 10 Hof St, Gardens. Lindsay's nickname for Sylvia was Piss Pot and this item demonstrates the couple's sense of humour.

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

Black and white full-page advertisement for the 'Full Bust Method'. Includes detailed information about the method, and testimonials from happy customers. The order form in the bottom right corner has been filled out to "PISS POT" at 10 HOF ST GARDENS. The newspaper is dated 26 Oct 1967


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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