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THE SORRY SOUVENIR PHENOMENON

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When I met Jack, a retired Souvenir store proprietor over a steak sandwich at Kulgera Roadhouse, I knew I was onto something interesting. Jack had several boxes in his spare room in Alice with hundreds of letters and returned souvenirs from travellers all over the world, detailing guilt and misfortune befallen those who had taken objects they believed belonged back in the culturally charged centre. I curated a selection of these letters and accompanying souvenirs for a show entitled ‘Souvenir’ at Watch This Space in Alice Springs 2011.

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