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Mr Squiggle Lands at National Museum for Nostalgic Display

April 30, 2024 12:12 pm in by

The beloved Mr Squiggle, famous for his whimsical pencil nose, has found a new abode at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra, delighting fans young and old.

The National Museum of Australia (Photo by Raimund Franken/ullstein bild via Getty Images)

For 40 magical years, from 1959 to 1999, Mr Squiggle charmed audiences on the ABC, landing at his lunar residence on 93 Crater Crescent via his trusty Rocket. Now, after a 25-year hiatus, both Mr Squiggle and his Rocket are set to dazzle visitors from April 29 to May 16.

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Image courtesy of National Archives of Australia.

The museum showcases over 800 artifacts, including scripts, artworks, and props, encapsulating the legacy of Norman Hetherington, Mr Squiggle’s creator. This treasure trove was graciously entrusted to the museum by Hetherington’s family posthumously.

Image courtesy of National Archives of Australia.

Katherine McMahon, the museum director, expressed her excitement, saying, “Mr Squiggle enchanted and inspired countless Australian children, myself included. We’re thrilled to offer a trip down memory lane for grandparents and parents, and a chance for today’s youngsters to experience his magic.”

Stay tuned as plans for a larger exhibition of the collection are in the pipeline, promising more nostalgia and wonder for all.

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