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.

Physical Description

Wooden grey lead pencil, un-sharpened, orange paint, with text printed in blue, there is also a picture of a Greek sailing ship.

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