Page from the Cape Argus newspaper, on which pages 13-14 and 19-20 are printed. Page 14 is the Arts and Entertainment page, which contains an article titled "'South Pacific' - an Eoan record - to return". It is about the Eoan Group's production of 'South Pacific' returning to Alhambra in 1968. Article topics include working mothers, child-rearing, theatre productions, a library, a Foreign Office bill, reparation payments, factory expenses, international trade, company news and advertisements. Sylvia Boyes first auditioned for the Eoan Group in 1958-59, and was part of the Eoan Group chorus from 1966.

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.


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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