- Late 19th – Early 20th Century Programmes 2
A Moorish maid. Libretto by J. Youlin Birch; music by Alfred Hill. His Majesty’s Theatre, Dunedin, Dec. 6, 1907.
romantic comic opera A Moorish maid,
by New Zealand composer and conductor Alfred Hill, received rapturous newspaper
reviews after a series of performances at His Majesty’s Theatre, Dunedin in
in Wellington, A Moorish maid (1905)
introduced the New Zealand singer Rosina Buckman, beginning what became an
Dunedin Orphans’ Club leaflet for celebration of Coronation of King George V, June 13, 1911.
At the Waratah
Tea-rooms in 1911, the Dunedin Orphans’ Club held an evening of patriotic songs
and recitations in honour of the new King and the British Empire.
Dunedin Orphans’ Club leaflet for ‘Empire Night’, May 26, 1914.
Dunedin Orphans’ Club met in the Waratah Tea-rooms in George Street for ‘Empire
Night’ with about 100 members present. The entertainment was characterised by
enthused patriotism for Empire, with the room vividly decorated with the flags
of all nations.
Fullers’ Vaudeville. Princess Theatre, Dunedin, Apr. 1, 1918.
the theatrical empire of the Fullers, led by Governing Director Ben Fuller,
stretched from the Gulf of Carpentaria to Dunedin, with enterprises ranging
from grand opera and high drama to motion pictures. Their forte however was
vaudeville, the company’s agents booking top variety acts from across Britain
and America for the Fullers’ Antipodean tours.
Ancient Order of Foresters, Roslyn Theatre, 1919.
for a benefit concert by the Ancient Order of Foresters, Court Little John no.
6837, at Roslyn Theatre, Kaikorai, in 1919. The A.O.F. is a British friendly
society formed in 1834 whose branches are termed ‘courts’ rather than lodges.
Opening of Glencairn Hall, Tomahawk, 1920.
for concert celebrating the opening of the Glencairn Hall, Tomahawk, in 1920.
The Hall was opened by the Mayor of Dunedin, William Begg.