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[McConville, Thorpe : Wild Australia : programs and related material collected by the National Library of Australia]
Bib ID 5813026
Format BookBook
Description folders of programs and miscellaneous pieces. 
Series

Australian performing arts programs and ephemera (PROMPT) collection

Summary

Material in the Australian performing arts programs and ephemera (PROMPT) collection consists of programs and related items for Australian performing arts organisations, Australian artists performing overseas, professional productions performed in Australia (including those featuring overseas performers) and overseas performances of Australian plays, music, etc.

Biography/History

"Wild Australia" exhibition at the Festival of Empire in 1911, twelve events described in the programme. The opener was the running in of "60 Wild Bush Horses", with further events such as Miss Cleopatra's Snake and Crocodile Charming, and Billy Waite's Boomerang and Spear Throwing. The finale was a one-act play entitled "The Kelly Gang. The Last of the Bushrangers", which reenacted the Battle of Glen Rowan of 1880, an "exciting incident in the life of Ned Kelly".

Subjects McConville, Thomas Thorpe, 1890-1953.  |  Wild Australia (Performing group) -- Miscellanea.  |  Bushrangers -- Australia.  |  Theater programs -- Australia.  |  Performing arts -- Australia.  |  Printed ephemera -- Australia.  |  Australian
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