Michael Bogle Ephemera Collection

Posters, drawings and notes

Michael Bogle is a writer, historian and curator who specialises in the history of everyday life in Australia.

Bogle gave the City of Sydney's archives department three folders of personalised notes, drawings and homemade posters he had collected from the streets of Surry Hills and Darlinghurst over 25 years.

He also donated a fourth folder containing personalised ephemera, which included extreme messages and musings that border on insanity.

In Bogle's words, they are items that warn us, celebrate a topic or attack us regarding some problem. There are a number of items by Zed Putofsky, a Surry Hills graffiti artist known for his large black 'Z's on prominent buildings.

These four folders, the Michael Bogle Ephemera Collection, are included in the Community Ephemera Collection. Click on the images for larger versions:

Last updated: Tuesday, 4 December 2012