No.182

February 2012

Contents

Words of Welcome, David Ben • 4
Australian Magic Collecting, Brian McCullagh • 6
Sydney Emporiums of Magic, Brian McCullagh • 16
Melbourne: Magic Sights and Scenes, Linda Holmes, Gerald Taylor • 24
The WG Alma Conjuring Collection, Dominique Dunstan • 36
Librarium Magicum: The Annals of Conjuring, The Aussie Connection, Clay H. Shevlin • 52

Conference Corner

Los Angeles Conference on Magic History, David Ben • 56
Sneak Peek: 43rd MCW, David Ben • 63

Book Reviews

Chung Ling Soo’s Mechanist – They Stayed Behind, Peter Rodgers • 67
Deceptions Downunder: A Look at Magic in Australia, Steve Walker • 69
Magical Nights in the Theatre, Brian McCullagh • 70
Magical Reminiscences, Kent Blackmore • 72
Sydney’s Magical Heritage, Peter Rodgers • 73

And…

From Whence He Came, Gabe Fajuri • 76