Peacing together Aquarian history
Lately two incidents have shown the mutual benefit of local publicity for the Aquarian Archive and the media.
Incident one. My colleague, Rhonda Ellis, spoke on ABC local radio recently about AA’s collection. A listener emailed to say that it was she and a friend who had erected the directional signpost in the park across from the Nimbin Hotel during the festival. A photograph of the pole has over the years become one of the iconic images of the period with its fingerposts pointing the way to ‘Garden of Heavenly Delights’, ‘Ecofreaks’, ‘Cynics’, ‘The Right Direction’ and more.
The second piece of serendipity came about when The Echo article also prompted a reader who had been a Chaelundi blockader to ring me about our archives of the protest. This resulted in a plan to stage an exhibition of our Chaelundi photographs, banners, maps, documents and other memorabilia of that forest action on its 20th anniversary in 2011.
It’s wonderful what a little publicity will do.
If you have, or want, further information about the Aquarian Archive, contact me on 6689 1666.
Aquarian Archive co-founder