The collector

HE’S been a collector of yarns, a collector of memorabilia and now a collector of years. As raconteur Rusty Christensen downsizes his life, he’s been looking for new homes for the treasure trove of ephemera he’s amassed.

Now bunkered down in a retirement home in Booragoon, the octogenarian is a walking encyclopedia on the history of Fremantle, where he grew up in the 1930s.

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As the Herald chats to Mr Christensen, he whips out a box with gems as diverse as a history of advertising written in the early 1800s, an international magazine once held by the long-defunct Fremantle Literary Institute, some socialist poetry from a Freo wharfie and an auction catalogue from a charity night at the East Fremantle Footy Club from the ‘70s.

Anyone interested in helping him clear out the last cupboards can drop the Chook a tip on our website and we’ll let him know.

13. Abhis Bread 10x3 13. Bar Orient 10x2 13. Blinco 10x3 13. Clancys 10x3 13. Continental Meat Supply 10x3 13. Dorsogna 10x3

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