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Papers of W. H. Romaine, 1912-1948 [manuscript]
Bib ID 2631771
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Romaine, W. H
 
Access Conditions Available for research. Not for loan. 
Description [1912-1948] 
15 cm. 
Summary

The Romaine papers consist of newspaper clippings, theatre programs, photographs, and printed items, including copies of Tempo, On Target and Guinea Gold. The latter two relate to Romaine's work entertaining troops in Papua New Guinea during World War II.

Biography/History

W.H. ("Billy") Romaine was an American-born composer, jazz musician and dance band conductor. His many appointments included those of musical director of the Tivoli Theatre, Brisbane, and of the White City Ball Room, Sydney.

Notes

Manuscript reference: MS 4740.

Cited In

Guide to collections of manuscripts relating to Australia ; C788

Subjects Romaine, W. H. -- Archives.  |  Bandmasters -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Jazz musicians -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Composers -- Australia -- Archives.  |  World War, 1939-1945 -- Music and the war.  |  World War, 1939-1945 -- Papua New Guinea.
Time Coverage 1912-1948 
Occupation Composers.  |  Musicians.

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