Iconic TV puppet Mr Squiggle is at the National Archives for the Out of this World exhibition. We take a look at how the 'man from the Moon' delighted generations of Australian children.
Mr Squiggle was a popular children's television show aired by the Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC) from 1959 to 1999.
Mr Squiggle, a puppet with a pencil for a nose, lived at 93 Crater Crescent, on the Moon. Each episode began with him coming down to Earth in his rocket.
He had a gentle personality, a sense of wonder and an endless imagination. Generations of Australian children sent in their simple 'squiggles' on paper, then watched in delight as 'the man from the Moon' transformed them into surprising pictures.
The drawings often appeared upside down, and when Mr Squiggle was finished, he would exclaim 'everything's upside down these days!' and ask the presenter to turn them around to reveal the completed picture.