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Advertising Pencil - ABC, The Argonauts Club, circa 1960s Object Reg. No: SH 000912

Summary:
Advertising pencil for The Argonauts Club, broadcast on the ABC Children's Hour, circa 1960s. Owned by Angelo Candela, an Italian migrant. Angelo migrated to Australia, at the age of ten, in November 1920 with his father Vincenzo and stepmother Emanuela. Angelo began playing in public as early as 1925, when he worked with one of the Lamacchia brothers. He also performed with other Italian musicians, such as Ginnacini and Giovanni Cera, for a number of years. With them Candela established the Argentino Tango Band which successfully performed on radio, as well in the Myer Dining Hall. At the outbreak of World War II, Angelo enlisted in the Australian Army and joined the 3rd Australian Division Concert Party, and travelled around Australia performing with the band. In 1951 Angelo returned to ABC Radio and worked for them for 25 years until retirement.
Description:
Wooden grey lead pencil, un-sharpened, orange paint, with text printed in blue, there is also a picture of a Greek sailing ship.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Phil Magris, 2000
Discipline: History

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Tagged with: italian communities, italian immigration, australiana, advertising, musicians, radios, radio, public broadcasting
Themes this item is part of: Angelo Candela, Italian Migrant & Musician, 1920, Candela Collection, Candela family, Italian Migrants, 1920, Childhood & Youth Collection, Information & Communication Collection, Italian Historical Society CO.AS.IT. Collection, Migration Collection
Primary Classification: COMMUNICATIONS
Secondary Classification: Radio Programming & Production
Tertiary Classification: promotional materials
Inscriptions: ABC Childrens HOUR MON - FRI AT 5.00/SUN - SAT AT 5.30/JOIN THE HAPPY BAND OF ROWERS IN THE ARGONAUTS CLUB
Place & Date Made: Australia, circa 1960s
Manufactured For: Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1960s
Past Owner: Angelo Candela, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1960s

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