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2003/142/1 Newsletter, 'Little Pattie Fan Club', paper / metal, Robyn Macpherson, Australia, 1968. Click to enlarge.

Little Pattie fan club newsletter

The Little Pattie fan club newsletter has significance as an interesting example of printed material produced by pop music fan clubs during the 1960s. Its modest production standards are evident, reflecting the do-it-yourself ethic of local fan clubs at this time.

Fan clubs for Australian rock and pop artists first appeared in the late 1950s. By 1961 there were clubs devoted to Johnny O'Keefe, Col Joye, Dig Richards, Johnny Devlin and Lonnie Lee, as well as to lesser known performers like …


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Object Statement

Newsletter, 'Little Pattie Fan Club', paper / metal, Robyn Macpherson, Australia, 1968

Physical Description

Newsletter, 'Little Pattie Fan Club', paper / metal, prepared by Robyn Macpherson, Australia, 1968

Newsletter of the Little Pattie Fan Club, dated November, stapled in upper left corner, printed monochrome text and images, single sided on cover, double sided on remaining three pages. The front cover features the heading 'Little Pattie Fan Club' in large letters and 'Monthly Newsletter' in smaller print, together with contact details of the Fanclub President, Robyn Macpherson. beneath is a collage of images of Little Pattie dating from 1963 to 1968. The newsletter contains news about Little Pattie's recent activities, including her overseas trip, her attendance at a club barbecue, plus information about the club's Christmas party, a competition, a detailed timeline of Pattie's career, discography and a list of her awards. It is described as a special newsletter to commemorate the club's third birthday and Pattie's fifth year in show business.

The Little Pattie Fan Club was established in March 1964 by the 2SM disc jockey Mad Mel. Robyn Fagan (born Macpherson) took over the running of the club in November 1965.


Title and club details on upper edge of front page, printed handwritten uppercase text 'LITTLE PATTIE FAN CLUB / President: / Robyn Macpherson, 56 Forsyth Street, / Belmore. N.S.W. 2192.'



336 mm


210 mm


Credit Line

Gift of Robyn Fagan, 2003

Acquisition Date

16 October 2003

Cite this Object


Little Pattie fan club newsletter 2023, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 26 March 2023, <>


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