Nina Simone album titled 'Here Comes The Sun'. It consists of a vinyl record in its original paper sleeve within the album cover. It was recorded in New York and distributed in Australia in 1971. Lindsay and Sylvia Motherwell both enjoyed a variety of music, from jazz to musicals.

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 12" record in its original paper sleeve within a cardboard album cover. The front cover is white with concentric circles going from white to yellow to orange to red in the top left quadrant. In the top left is the RCA logo. In the top right is Nina Simone's signature. The back cover has a black background, with a black and white photo of Nina Simone on a white background in the centre. There is a message from "Eunice Waymon - Age 12" on this image. Across the top of the image are the names of the songs on each side of the record in white text, and at the bottom are the credits of the producers.


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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