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John Philip Deane and family

Dr GRAEME SKINNER (University of Sydney)


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Graeme Skinner (University of Sydney), "John Philip Deane and family", Australharmony (an online resource toward the history of music and musicians in colonial and early Federation Australia): https://sydney.edu.au/paradisec/australharmony/deane-john-philip-and-family.php; accessed 23 April 2019





John Philip Deane (1796-1849); image from Orchard 1952, plate after page 30

DEANE, John Philip (John Philip DEANE; Mr. J. P. DEANE)

Professor of music, violinist, composer, music retailer

Born Richmond, Surrey, England, 1 January 1796 (son of John DEANE, 1749-1810, and Isabella NORRIS, 1775-1812)
Arrived Hobart Town, VDL (TAS), 19 June 1822 (per Deveron from England, 13 February, via Madeira)
Arrived Sydney, NSW, 17 April 1836 (per Black Warrior, from Hobart Town, 7 April)
Died Sydney, NSW, 18 December 1849, "in the 54th year of his age"

http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-1462559 (NLA persistent identifier)

http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=John+Philip+Deane (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)

http://www.ancestry.com.au/genealogy/records/john-philip-deane_54833905 

This is the barest outline of the career of on one of the most important early colonial musicians in VDL (TAS) and NSW. Deane and his wife and two eldest children emigrated in 1822 to Hobart where he at first pursued commercial and trade interests in partnership with members of his extended family. From his appointment as first organist of St. David's Church in 1825 onward, he also practiced music professionally. From the start of 1834 he ran a theatre in his Argyle Rooms, leading by the end of the year to financial difficulties and, during 1835, to insolvency. With now a large family, he left Hobart for Sydney in April 1836. In January 1844, the Deanes returned to Hobart, perhaps intending to remain there permanently, but, apparently disappointed, were back in New South Wales by the end of May. Deane's last concert took place in Sydney on 7 December 1849, on which occasion The Sydney Herald encouraged attendance, since "Mr. Deane, the oldest musician in the southern hemisphere, and a colonist of twenty-eight years standing, from his perseverance, deserves encouragement". He died 10 days later on 18 December 1849. John Lhotsky wrote of him in The Reformer in 1836 (reprinted UK 1837): [Mr Deane is] "a very diligent and attentive leader, a good performer, and well versed in the theoretical part of music. How beautifully did he lead the quintette of Haydn; such a thorough-wrought piece of music must affect every mind. It creates a very homely feeling to see Mr. Deane busying himself about his numerous family, for the sake of procuring us recreation, elation, and refinement of mind."

DEANE, Rosalie (Rosalie SMITH; Mrs. J. P. DEANE)

Music seller, wife and mother of a family of musicians

Born Richmond, Surrey, England, 24 January 1799 (1800 on gravestone)
Married John Philip DEANE, Westminster, London, England, 19 December 1818
Arrived Hobart Town, VDL (TAS), 19 June 1822 (per Deveron from England, 13 February, via Madeira)
Arrived Sydney, NSW, 17 April 1836 (per Black Warrior, from Hobart Town, 7 April)
Died Sydney, NSW, 2 June 1873, aged 73 years

http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Rosalie+Deane+d1873 (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)


http://records.ancestry.com/Rosalie_Smith_records.ashx?pid=74471030

Rosalie Smith was daughter of Edward Smith (1755-1836) and Sarah Paine (1760-1810). She married John Philip Deane in England and arrived in Hobart with him and their two eldest children, John and Rosalie, on 19 June 1822. After she took over from her husband around 1828 as proprietor of Deane's Circulating Library (also the Hobart Town Circulating Library) she was Hobart's leading general bookseller in the late 1820s and early 1830s, and also a music seller, offering for sale in 1828, for instance, "music paper, violin strings and bridges" and "last published, the first set-of Tasmanian Quadrilles, by J. P. Deane"; and in 1832 "MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS . . . Comprising Concert Thirds, Sixths, Sevenths, and Octave Flutes; C and B Six-key Clarionets; French and English Flageolets; Key Bugles and Hunting Horns; Pandean-Pipes; Violins, 30s. each; Violin Bows, Bridges, and Strings; Violincello and Guitar Strings; 2 square Piano Fortes; 1 Cabinet, and 1 Cottage do.; Piano Forte Music; new Songs and Pieces; Music Paper." There is no certain record that she was herself a musical performer. After the couple moved to Sydney (with 8 children), she is only occasionally documented, as when, in "fancy dress" she accompanied her husband (dressed as a "Doctor of Music") to the Mayor's Fancy Ball in 1847.



SECOND GENERATION


John Deane (1820-1893); image from Orchard 1952, plate after page 30

DEANE, John (junior)

Violinist, professor of music

Born Richmond, Surrey, England, 14 January 1820
Arrived Hobart Town, VDL (TAS), 19 June 1822 (per Deveron from England, 13 February, via Madeira)
Arrived Sydney, NSW, 17 April 1836 (per Black Warrior, from Hobart Town, 7 April)
Departed Sydney, NSW, 17 December 1849 (per Sea Gull, for San Francisco)
Married Annie M. PERRIER (1838-1870), San Francisco, 14 February 1855
Arrived Sydney, NSW, (from San Francisco) Died North Sydney, NSW, 13 March 1893

http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=John+Deane+1820-1893 (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)

http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Annie+Martha+Perrier+Deane+1838-1870 (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)


The Hobart press recorded Master John Deane's public debut at his father's concert in 1830: "The concert commenced with a grand symphony by Stamity [Stamitz]. Mr. Deane presided very ably at the violin, Messrs. Brown and Williams (master of the Band of the 63rd), Mr. Bock and Master Deane (a young gentleman only ten years old) tenors, Mr. Hoffer, a violoncello, and two horns by excellent performers of the 63rd Band." He was probably also the Master Deane (though if not him, his brother Edward) who played Saltpetre in Red Riding Hood at the Argyle Rooms in 1834. In Sydney, he is regularly listed as a performer in concerts in the early 1840s. Francis Ellard published his "maiden composition", the ballad What is love? in 1842 (no copy identified), and an 1845 concert program lists his orchestrations ("orchestral accompaniments") for Neukomm's King Death and Callcott's The Last Man.

John Deane sailed for San Francisco the day before his father's death. There, in 1855, he married Annie M. Perrier (born Nottingham, England, 17 Feb 1838, daughter of Henry Perrier and Mary Ann Robinson), and returned to Sydney with his wife and infant child in July 1856, on the same ship as George Loder. He resumed teaching and was honorary secretary and in due course also conductor of the Sydney Philharmonic Society. Another lost composition, The free trade polka ("dedicated to the Hon. Charles Cowper, M.L.A.") and published by J. H. Anderson in December 1864 may also have been his.


DEANE, Rosalie (Miss DEANE)

Pianist, vocalist

Born Richmond, Surrey, England, 4 June 1821
Arrived Hobart Town, VDL (TAS), 19 June 1822 (per Deveron from England, 13 February, via Madeira)
Arrived Sydney, NSW, 17 April 1836 (per Black Warrior, from Hobart Town, 7 April)
Died Manly, NSW, 4 April 1888

http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Rosalie+Deane+d1888 (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)


During the 1830s and 1840s, Rosalie Deane had a promising career as a concert pianist, with Joshua Frey Josephson in Sydney one of the first such raised in the Australian colonies. At one of her father's Hobart concerts in 1830: "Miss Deane, a young lady not nine years old, performed a Concerto on the Piano Forte, in a manner which proved how admirably well bestowed, had been her father's musical abilities." In concerts over the next few years she was noted for introducing "difficult" works by Moschelles, Kalkbrenner, and Herz, and took her own first benefit in August 1834. When her father was declared insolvent early in 1836, Rosalie presented a concert in her own right at the Court House, New Norfolk, "for the support of her Brothers, Sisters, and Family". After moving to Sydney, in May she and her father jointly set up as music teachers. She continued to perform regularly in Sydney, both as a pianist and vocalist, into the late 1840s, but appears to have stopped performing professionally after her father's death in 1849. Beedell (258) reports, presumably on family information, that "her public career was ended by early blindness". At the age of 6, she was victim of rape, for which crime the perpetrator was executed.


Edward Smith Deane (1824-1879); image from Orchard 1952, plate after page 30

DEANE, Edward Smith

Vocalist, cellist, professor of music, composer

Born Hobart Town, VDL (TAS), 4 March 1824 [? 23]
Arrived Sydney, NSW, 17 April 1836 (per Black Warrior, from Hobart Town, 7 April)
Married Sophia FLEGG (1840-1910), Sydney, NSW, 2 July 1857
Died Balmain, NSW, 3 September 1879

http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Edward+Smith+Deane (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)


Edward, second son of John Philip Deane, made his public debut in one of his father's concerts in 1830: "Master E. Deane, only 6 years old sung Parry's celebrated Adieu to the Village in a style of accuracy which could hardly be supposed possible in such a child". He moved to Sydney with his family in 1836, and participated in their first concert there in May. John Lhotsky wrote of him in The Reformer in 1836 (reprinted UK 1837): "Master E. Deane is rather a phenomenon, and we have never before seen a boy of his age managing the violoncello as he does." For decades he was probably Sydney's most reliable resident cellist. At just 12 years of age, new to Sydney, he played in the first Australian public performance of a Beethoven string quartet (with his father, brother John Deane, and William Vincent Wallace) in 1836. In maturity he led the orchestral cellos in Lewis Lavenu's 1859 University of Sydney Musical Festival, and played Beethoven's C minor Piano Trio with Edward Boulanger and Agostino Robbio in 1863. In 1858, he advertised as "MR. EDWARD DEANE", Professor of the Pianoforte, Violin, Guitar, and Concertina, 13 O'Connell-street". A late public appearance was in concert with Charles Horsley and the popular songster Charles Thatcher in January 1869. He was one of two young Sydney musicians (the other W. C. Harwood) to write and publish pieces of music humorously in honour of the touring "Electro-biological" showman and mesmerist, Mr. James Daly, who arrived on the ship the Great Britain in 1853 (see below). He is also credited with a Grand March ("composed expressly for the NSW Volunteer Artillery Band") in 1861.

DEANE, William

Violinist, viola and double bass player

Born Hobart Town, VDL (TAS), 26 May 1826
Arrived Sydney, NSW, 17 April 1836 (per Black Warrior, from Hobart Town, 7 April)
Died Burwood, NSW, 22 November 1910

http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=William+Deane+1826-1910 (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)


Third son of John Philip Deane and Rosalie Deane, born in Hobart, William Deane performed regularly as a string player in his family's concerts in the 1830s and 1840s, for instance in 1844 playing tenor (viola) with the family quartet in a string quartet by Onslowe. He also appeared more widely in Sydney concerts. He was listed as one of the "principal instrumental performers" in a Grand Concert directed by S. W. Wallace and Thomas Leggatt in 1843. He was listed as a member of the "theatrical band", under John Gibbs, for Maria Hinckesman's concert at the Royal City Theatre in 1845, and in July 1846 he played double bass in S. W. Wallace's orchestra for Maria Carandini's concert.



DEANE, Thomas

Born Hobart Town, VDL (TAS), 28 September 1828
Died Hobart Town, VDL (TAS), 10 December 1828

DEANE, Isabella (Mrs. Patrick SHEPHERD)

Born Hobart Town, VDL (TAS), 18 May 1830
Married Patrick Lindesay Crawford SHEPHERD, St. Paul's, Redfern, NSW, 19 May 1857
Died Newtown, NSW, 26 May 1876

http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Isabella+Deane+Shepherd+1830-1876 (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)

DEANE, Charles Muzio

Violinist

Born Hobart Town, VDL (TAS), 23 April 1832
Arrived Sydney, NSW, 17 April 1836 (per Black Warrior, from Hobart Town, 7 April)
Died Burwood, NSW, 13 July 1915, "in his 84th year"

http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Charles+Muzio+Deane (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)

DEANE, Alfred

Cellist, vocalist

Born Hobart Town, VDL (TAS), 3 August 1834
Arrived Sydney, NSW, 17 April 1836 (per Black Warrior, from Hobart Town, 7 April)
Died Camperdown, NSW, 9 December 1849

http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Alfred+Deane+1834-1849 (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)

DEANE, Henry

Violinist

Born Hobart Town, VDL (TAS), 8 March 1836
Arrived Sydney, NSW, 17 April 1836 (per Black Warrior, from Hobart Town, 7 April)
Died Killara, NSW, 7 March 1922

http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Henry+Deane+1836-1922 (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)


Charles Muzio Deane, "only five years old", first appeared in public at his father's 1838 Sydney benefit leading the orchestra of the Royal Victoria Theatre in a "set of quadrilles". When the Deane family returned from Sydney to Hobart in 1844, their concert programs advertised the participation of three Hobart-born family members. Several time these three younger Deane brothers performed string trios composed by their father, Charles and Henry on violin, Albert on cello, that in a concert on 30 April billed: "Trio, Two Violins and Violoncello, in which will be introduced the favourite Airs Home, sweet home, and Hey, the bonnie breast knots, and which will be performed by the three juvenile Tasmanians, Master C. Deane, Master H. Deane, and Master A. Deane." All three are also listed (each as "Mister") as orchestra members on that occasion, and Alfred also sang.


THIRD GENERATION (selection only)

DEANE, Mary Grace (Miss Edward DEANE; Miss Grace EDWARD-DEANE)

? Music teacher

Born Sydney, NSW, 10 June 1858 (daughter of Edward Smith DEANE and Sophia FLEGG)
Died Chatswood, NSW, 1942

DEANE, Sydney Edward

Tenor/baritone vocalist, cricketer, entertainer, film actor

Born Sydney, NSW, 1 March 1863 (son of Edward Smith DEANE and Sophia FLEGG)
Died Brooklyn, NY, USA, 20 March 1934

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sydney_Deane 

DEANE, Arthur S.

Baritone vocalist

Born 1870 (son of Edward Smith DEANE and Sophia FLEGG)
Died Chicago, USA, 8 August 1947




Summary

A note on Deane and the Philharmonic Society of London

Immediately before leaving for Australia, John Deane and his wife Rosalie were living at Richmond, Surrey in 1821, where Deane gave his occupation as as a metal-worker ("tin-man", "brazier"), perhaps in a family business (his father had died in Richmond in 1810). It is probably significant that ironmongery features large - though by no means exclusively - in the extensive lists of imported items for sale in Deane's early Hobart Town advertisements. From his first premises in Bridge Street, and from mid 1823 onward from his Waterloo Stores, he operated first as a merchant importer, and from October 1824 as a licensed public auctioneer.

However, from his appointment as first organist of St. David's Church in mid 1825, he began to refashion his professional activities around music teaching and performing.

In this Deane was probably simply reviving earlier professional musical ambitions, put temporarily on hold by marriage and emigration.

At the time of his marriage in December 1818, Deane was registered as resident in the parish of St. Martin-in-the-fields, in central London.

Later, in Australia, Deane made it known that he had been a member of the Philharmonic Society of London, more specifically a performing member, presumably as a rank-and-file violinist or viola player. As he himself put it, advertising his services as a teacher on his arrival in Sydney in April 1836:

Mr. DEANE begs to observe, that having been a Member of the PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY, LONDON, at which he was a Performer, will be a sufficient recommendation as to his capabilities.

In Hobart in 1834, Deane named the premises of his new theatrical venture in Argyle Street, the "Argyle Rooms", a reference to the fashionable Argyll Rooms, in Regent Street, London, the venue in which the Philharmonic Society had presented its early seasons.

Two years earlier, Deane gave his newborn son Charles the second name Muzio, presumably after Muzio Clementi, a director of the Philharmonic Society from its foundation in 1813, and active in its concerts in the Argyll Rooms as a conductor and pianist until late in the 1816 season, when his role was taken over by George Smart. This reasonably suggests that Deane retained some particular admiration for Clementi and his music, perhaps as the result of personal contact.

Deane was certainly never a full member of the Philharmonic Society, of which only seven new candidates were elected each year. However he may well have been an associate member, for which there were an unlimited number of spaces, including - as the minutes of meetings during the first decade show - a surprising number filled by professional women (although evidently not usually performers in the society's public concerts). Whereas full members were almost without exception well-known and high-profile musicians, the associates named in the minutes appear mostly to have been ordinary working "professors", as, we may assume, Deane at the time aspired to be.

A "Mr. Deane of Castle Street Oxford Street" was elected an associate member of the Society at its Annual General Meeting on 22 November 1815, at the same meeting Domenico Dragonetti was elected a full member. Probably the same "Mr. Deane" later appeared, again along with the same Dragonetti, on a list of full and associate members presented to a meeting of the Society's directors on 12 April 1817 - "gentlemen who had omitted to pay their subscriptions for the present season" - also including, among others, Ignaz Pleyel, Charles Horn, John David Loder, and Felix Janiewicz - all of whom were duly declared "no longer belonging the Society."

If this Deane was our Deane, his membership, from November 1815 (when he was 19, almost 20) to April 1817, coincided with one full season - that of 1816 - of eight fortnightly concerts, beginning on Monday 26 February 1816. The documentation below includes much relevant to the activities of the society during this, its fourth season, in which Clementi and the violinists Charles Weichsel, Paolo Spagnoletti, and Nicholas Mori took leading roles.


Documentation (London 1815-17)


Annual general meeting (22 November 1815); general minute books, 1813-1854; MS Royal Philharmonic Society Archive RPS MS 275; British Library; digitised at Nineteenth Century Collections Online (GALE CENGAGE)

[86] Annual General Meeting Nov, 22d 1815
Sir George Smart in the Chair, Messrs. Sherrinton, C. Meyer, Ayrton, Webbe, C. Potter, Kier, P. Meyer, Horsley, Clementi, Potter, Attwood, Calkin, Griffin, Hill, Novello, Spagnoletti, Corri, Dance, S. Wesley, Watts . . .

[87] . . . Upon a ballot for Messrs. Dragonetti & Klingel, they were declared unanimously elected Members of this Society -

Upon a ballot for Mr. Deane of Castle Street, [88] Oxford Street there appearing 15 Ayes and 2 Nays he was duly elected an Associate of this Society . . .


[Advertisement], Morning Post [London] (18 December 1815), 1

PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY. The SUBSCRIBERS are requested to observe that the CONCERTS of this Society will commence on MONDAY, Feb. 26, 1816, and be continued on the alternate Mondays, as usual . . . By order of the Directors, W. WATTS, Sec.

For the programs of the 8 concerts, see Foster 1912, 23-28

https://archive.org/details/historyofphilhar00fost/page/23 (DIGITISED)


[News], Morning Chronicle (20 February 1816), 4

The Philharmonic Society have had several meetings for the purpose of trying new music; amongst the pieces which are candidates for performance, report speaks in the most extraordinary terms of a new Overture by Ries, for six harps, and accompanied by the whole band, which it is said is as magnificent in effect, as it is novel in design.


"PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY", Morning Chronicle (2 March 1816), 3

We have view this Society in its rapid progress from infancy to maturity - from its first formation as a private assembly of artists, to its elevation into a School of Art, with feelings warmly interested in its success, not merely on account of the pleasure which music affords us individually, but because we consider it as an art of more importance to the happiness of mankind than a few phlegmatic, morose philosophers have allowed. We have therefore devoted some share of our time each season to the notice of this Institution . . .

At the close of the last season we stated that a schism had taken place in this society, which was followed by the succession of a few of its members. Our inquiries at that time led us to form the opinion we then offered upon the subject, and the subsequent information which we received has fully confirmed our belief. - A very large and commanding majority of the Society continue faithful to their original design and pursue their plan, without suffering themselves to be influenced by sordid, jealous, or vindictive feelings. Liberal in their views, and active in the execution of them, they have suffered no intrigue to divert their attention; and that they have obtained a complete triumph over unprovoked opposition, the first performance, on Monday last, evinced.

This concert, the first of the fourth series, was led by Weichsel, recently become a member of the Society, whose ability is thoroughly known to every lover of music . . . The glowing ardour which he communicated to the band in the opening piece, Cherubini's overture to Anacreon, produced an effect almost electric . . . Two performers, new to this country, made their appearance on Monday, Messrs. Baillot, the leader of the Conservatoire de Musique at Paris, and Kleugel . . . Kleugel is an eleve of Clementi . . . and the neatness of his execution cannot be excelled. In the second act, a new Bardic overture by Ries was performed for the first time, in which six harps were introduced amongst the band, and it was encored . . . Haydn's 10th Symphony (his own favourite) was admirably performed at the end of the first act, and . . . Beethoven's splendid Overture to Prometheus terminated the Concert. Mr. Clementi sat at the piano-forte: his presence, with which he exclusively honours this Concert, sheds a lustre over any orchestra, and confers a character upon it, which it could not derive from any other conductor. The elegant suite of rooms were all opened for the first time since the addition was made to them; but the crowd was excessive . . .


"Music &c. - Philharmonic Society", Military Register (13 March 1816), 13

The fourth series of this Academy of Music has commenced after some defections, with the accession of Weichsel, the well known leader at the Opera . . . and its first Concert on Monday the 26th ult. commenced with the most enthusiastic ardour. Cherubini's Overture to Anacreon, led the way to way to a general delight, inspired by the whole.

Begri, Rovidino, Le Vasseur and Naldi; sand a quartetto of Cimarose in fine style; and Crudel del perche finora from Figaro, by Mrs. Salmon and Braham, evinced all the sublimity of Mozart.

While such was the vocal excellence, the instrumental was great, and variegated beyond conception. Clementi (a continued compliment to this meeting,) presided at the Pianoforte.

Two delightful novelties occurred; the first a fine Concertante of M. Baillot, leader of the Parisian Conservatory, and pupil of Viotti, on the violin; in which he had interwoven much on the tenderness of our Auld Robin Gray; the second, a Bardic overture of Ries, in which six harps were introduced.

Hayden and Beethoven (whose overture to Prometheus terminated) both contributed to the general effect, which did high honour to the Institution; and we only trust that it will free itself from those painful schisms, that we regret to observe, often affect the best establishments in favor of the science and arts.


[News item] and "PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY", Morning Chronicle (22 March 1816), 3

Among the influx of musicians into this metropolis, we are glad to mention the return of our own countryman, NEATE, the celebrated performer on the pianoforte, after an eighteen month's tour on the Continent. He has passed much of his time at Vienna with BEETHOVEN, the greatest composer of the age, who has taken this opportunity of conveying to London the three new Overtures, which he has lately sold to the Philharmonic Society. By the same channel he had transmitted the M.S. scores of a complete Opera, an entirely new Symphony, a Cantata in honour of the late great Victories, &c. all of them unpublished, and which this distinguished genius, as a mark of his esteem, has empowered Mr. NEATE to present to the above Society. We trust they will feel bound to give some publicity to them.

PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY. - The great Parliamentary matter which has flowed in during the last week has prevented our noticing the second of these concerts, which took place on Monday se'nnight . . . The instrumental pieces were, as usual, of the most excellent description; consisting of a very fine overture by Bernard Romberg, which was repeated; a most ingenious and elaborate symphony of Beethoven; the beautiful symphony in G minor of Mozart, the minuet and trio of which were encored, and gave us the pleasure of heating the melodious, steady, and justly-extolled flute of Ashe; and a new overture by Mr. C. Potter, a work which does as much honour to this most promising author as it reflects credit upon the Society which so liberally and wisely encourages young artists . . . We have yet to add to this list the most effective instrumental pieces in the Concert - an exquisite quartett of Haydn, and an equally beautiful septett of Beethoven, the principal violin to both of which was played by Weichsel . . . The accuracy of this grand performance is attributable to Spagnoletti, who led the band with his known judgment and characteristic ardour. Mr. Clementi sat at the piano-forte.


"PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY", Morning Chronicle (29 March 1816), 4

The third Concert, on Monday last, was a very interesting performance, and abounded in novelties. The first that claimed our attention was a new leader, Mr. Mori, with whose talents every admirer of music is acquainted . . . Mr. Drouet, the celebrated flute player, performed a concerto . . . Miss Stephens sand the beautiful aria d'abilità in Mozart's Figaro, Dove sono, in a most enchanting manner . . . She afterwards sand a recitative and duet with Braham, from the opera of Don Giovanni, Ma qual mai . . . A new symphony, composed by Ries for this society, was performed for the first time . . . Ries is already fully intitled to be classed with the great symphonists of the age, with Haydn, Mozart, Clementi, and Beethoven . . . The whole concluded with a new MS. Overture, by Beethoven, written also for this society, in a style much more familiar than the generality of his compositions, and rather a la chasse.


General meeting (12 April 1817); general minute books, 1813-1854; MS Royal Philharmonic Society Archive RPS MS 275; British Library; digitised at Ninteenth Century Collections Online (GALE CENGAGE)

[123] General Meeting, April 12th [1817]
Mr. Neate in the Chair, Messrs. Ayrton, Spagnoletti, Griffin, Potter, Calkin, Horsley, Femy, Viotti, C. Meyer, Watts . . . .
Mr. Potter produced a list of those gentlemen who had omitted to pay their subscriptions for the present season as follows - Messrs. Baillot, A. Bohner, M. Bohner, J. Cramer, Dragonetti, Klinel, Lafont, Loder, Nolde, Pleyel, C. Smith, Janiewicz, Deane, Ferrari, Hawes, C. Horn, Klose, Magrath, Peile, Vaccari - who were declared no longer belonging the Society . . .


References:

Royal Philharmonic Society Archive, British Library

https://www.bl.uk/collection-guides/royal-philharmonic-society-archive 

"Clementi, Muzio", A dictionary of musicians . . . (London: Sainsbury, 1824), 160-65, especially 164-65

https://books.google.com.au/books?id=kusGAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA164 

Myles B. Foster, History of the Philharmonic society of London 1813-1912; a record of a hundred years' work in the cause of music (London: John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1912)

https://archive.org/stream/historyofphilhar00fost/historyofphilhar00fost 

"The Argyll Rooms, Little Argyll Street", The survey of London: volumes 31 and 32 (London: London County Council, 1963)

https://www.british-history.ac.uk/survey-london/vols31-2/pt2/pp284-307#h3-0014 

. . . The popularity of the Argyll Rooms had dwindled . . . but the Philharmonic Society restored them to fashionable favour. On 24 January 1813 a group of professional musicians met at No. 17 Manchester Street with the purpose of forming a musical society "to restore to the world, those compositions which have excited so much delight, and re-kindle in the public mind, that taste for excellence in Instrumental Music, which has so long remained in a latent state." The society was to consist of thirty members who were to manage its affairs, and an unlimited number of associates; both members and associates were to pay an annual subscription of three guineas and to give their services at the concerts free of charge. Seven members were to be elected annually to direct the concerts. Those for the first year, among whom were the originators of the scheme, were J. B. and F. Cramer, P. A. Corri, Henry Dance, Henry Bishop, Muzio Clementi and William Ayrton; the first concert took place on 8 March 1813. The society continued to hold its concerts at the Argyll Rooms until 1830.

Leanne Langley, "A place for music: John Nash, Regent Street and the Philharmonic Society of London", eBLJ (electronic British Library journal) (2013)

http://www.bl.uk/eblj/2013articles/pdf/ebljarticle122013.pdf 




Documentation


1 and 30 January 1796, baptism of John Philip Deane

Register of baptisms, St. Mary Magdalene, Richmond, Surrey, England; P7/1/5; Surrey History Centre

1796 . . . John Philip, son of John and Isabella Jane Deane / [born] (1 Jan.) / [baptised] January 30


19 December 1818, marriage of John Philip Deane and Rosalie Smith

Marriages solemnized in the parish of St. Martin in the Fields in the county of Middlesex in the year 1818; register 1817-19, page 229

John Philip Deane, bachelor of this parish, and Rosalie Smith, of Richmond, in the county of Sussex and a minor [sic], were married in this church by license this [19th] day of December [1818] / in the presence of Edwd. Smith, Mary Smith


1821, baptism of John Deane (born 1820)

Baptisms solemnized in the parish of Richmond [St. Mary Magdalene] in the county of Surrey in the year 1821; register 1813-28, page 1114

No. 908 / John [son of] /John Philip & Rosalie / Deane / George Street / Tin man [sic]


4 and 27 June 1821, birth and baptism of Rosalie Deane

Baptisms solemnized in the parish of Richmond [St. Mary Magdalene] in the county of Surrey in the year 1821; register 1813-28, page 140

No. 1119 / 27 June, born 4 Jun / Rosalie Deane, dr. of / John Philip & Rosalie / Deane / George Street / Brazier

1822
Hobart Town, VDL (19 June 1822 to 7 April 1836)

19 June 1822, arrival of John Philip Deane, Rosalie Smith Deane, John Deane, and Rosalie Deane, Hobart Town

"SHIP NEWS", Hobart Town Gazette (22 June 1822), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1089718

Arrived from England on Wednesday last, the brig Deveron, Capt. Wilson, with merchandize. - Cabin passengers, Mr. Edward Payne, who left this Colony a few months ago, and who is now accompanied by Mrs. Payne; Mr. and Mrs. Butcher and 5 children; Mr. and Mrs. Dean and family; Mr. Shand; Mr. Macgillerray ; Mr. Dodsworth; Mr. Allerdyce; Mr. Barnes, surgeon of the vessel; Mr. John Wilson; Mr. Packet; Mr. and Mrs. Turner; Mr. White, the latter two Gentlemen being Missionaries proceeding to New Zealand. - Steerage passengers, Mrs. Josthouse, Mr. Simpson, Mr. Wilson, Mr. Hillier, Mr. and Mrs. Hoar, Mr. Munroe, Mr. Fisher, and Mr. Festus, - being 32 in number. - The Deveron left England the 13th February, and touched only at Madeira.


[Advertisement], Hobart Town Gazette and Van Diemen's Land Advertiser (20 July 1822), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1089735 

To Merchants, Stockholders and others. MR. JOHN DEANE begs leave to inform the Public in general, that he has for SALE, at the late residence of Mr. N. Thornton, Bridge-street, the following useful Articles, which he intends to dispose of on the most reasonable terms . . . bed sacking, nankeens; silver and gold eye needles, door locks, linseed oil, violin strings, tin plates, cart axle-trees . . .


[Advertisement], Hobart Town Gazette and Van Diemen's Land Advertiser (28 September 1822), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1089775

MR. JOHN DEANE has for SALE, at his Store, Bridge-street, the following Assortment of valuable GOODS, viz. - A Grand Piano Forte, by Broadwood; a fashionable assortment of Millinery . . .

1823

27 June 1823, ball and supper

[News], Hobart Town Gazette and Van Diemen's Land Advertiser (5 July 1823), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1089924 

On Wednesday night last, an elegant supper was given to a select party of the old and respectable inhabitants of Hobart Town, by Mr. B. Walford, at his new premises in Murray-street; and, on the Friday evening previously, a similar entertainment was given to a number of ladies and gentlemen, at Mr. Deane's new building in Elizabeth-street.

[Editorial], Hobart Town Gazette and Van Diemen's Land Advertiser (19 July 1823), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1089931 

In our Paper of the 5th instant we were unconsciously led into an improper comparison of the ball given on the 27th ult. at Mr. Deane's house, in Elizabeth-street, with another meeting which took place in, a different quarter a few days afterwards. - We take this opportunity of stating, that nothing was further from our intention than to offend any of the highly respectable assemblage of Ladies and Gentlemen that met at Mr. Deane's.


[Advertisement], Hobart Town Gazette and Van Diemen's Land Advertiser (16 August 1823), 1 supplement

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1089950 

WATERLOO STORE, ELIZABETH-STREET. JOHN PHILIP DEANE respectfully begs leave to inform the Inhabitants of Van Diemen's Land, that he has removed from Bridge-street, to his New Residence in Elizabeth-street; and takes this opportunity of returning thanks for past favours, and hopes, by disposing of his Goods at his usual reasonable rates, to merit a continuance of their patronage . . .

1824

28 March 1824, baptism of Edward Smith Deane

Baptisms solemnized in the parish of Hobart Town ... in the year 1824; Tasmanian Names Index; NAME_INDEXES:1079219; RGD32/1/1/ no 1584

https://stors.tas.gov.au/RGD32-1-1-p086j2k 

No. 1584 / [Baptised] 28th March [1824] / [Born] 4 March 1824 ? 23 / [Names] Edward Smith / [Parents] John Philip and Rosalie / Deane / [married] England / Wm. Bedford


23 and 29 June 1824, trial of seven individuals for attempts to defraud Deane:

On 23 June Charles Brown, and Elijah Major, for forging, uttering and publishing as true two promissory notes for the payment of £50 and £25 with intent to defraud John Philip Deane)

On 29 June, Thomas Bird, John Thomas, James Cock, William Frazer, and Joseph Clarke for forging a certain agreement and also forging, uttering and publishing as true a certain promissory note for the payment of £50 with intent to defraud John Philip Deane

https://stors.tas.gov.au/SC32-1-1$init=SC32-1-1p014jpg 

https://stors.tas.gov.au/SC32-1-1$init=SC32-1-1p014jpg 

"THE SUPREME COURT, OF VAN DIEMEN'S LAND", Hobart Town Gazette and Van Diemen's Land Advertiser (2 July 1824), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1090246 

. . . There was a second count, for uttering the agreement knowing it to be forged, with an intention to defraud; and a third, for forging a certain promissory note for £50, purporting to be drawn by York, in favour of Clarke, with intent to defraud John Philip Deane.


[Advertisement], Hobart Town Gazette and Van Diemen's Land Advertiser (8 October 1824), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1090349 

Government & General Orders. Government House, Hobart Town, October 7th, 1824.
MR. John Philip Deane, having entered into the usual Bonds for the Performance of the Duties of an Auctioneer and Vendue Master, for the County of Buckinghamshire, has received a License accordingly.
By Command of His Honor The Lieutenant Governor, JOHN MONTAGU Secretary.

1825

[Editorial], Hobart Town Gazette and Van Diemen's Land Advertiser (11 February 1825), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1090537 

The architectural improvements of Hobart-Town are becoming worth our notice, not only as they indicate the wealth of the Inhabitants, but also as by their extent in design, solidity in structure, and richness of embellishment, they evince most decidedly that many who come to this flourishing land, are determined never to desert it . . . and though it cannot yet vaunt of a cathedral like St. Paul's, or an abbey like that of Westminster, yet many a city cannot boast of such houses as have been erected by Messrs. E. and D. Lord, Bethune, Birch, Loane, and Mitchell, in Macquarie street; by Messrs. Connolly, Swan, Langford, J. P. Deane, Bunster, and some few others in Elizabeth-street . . . besides numerous others which we at present have not time to particularize. In ten years a mere village has become a full sized English town . . .


[3 advertisements, 2 trade, 1 musical], Hobart Town Gazette and Van Diemen's Land Advertiser (29 April 1825), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1090723 

PIANO FORTES. - JOHN P. DEANE begs to inform his Friends, that it is his intention to receive a limited Number of Pupils for Instruction on the Piano Forte and Violin; and he flatters himself from his professional Experience, he shall be able to give full Satisfaction. * * * Piano Fortes tuned.


[Advertisement], Hobart Town Gazette and Van Diemen's Land Advertiser (13 May 1825), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1090750 

PIANO FORTE.- To be Sold, a New elegant Upright Cabinet Piano Forte, with all the latest Additions and Improvements, made by WILKINSON, Oxford-street, London. - For Particulars apply to Mr. DEANE, Waterloo Store, Elizabeth-street.


[Advertisement], Hobart Town Gazette and Van Diemen's Land Advertiser (24 June 1825), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1090843 

Waterloo Store. J. P. DEANE has for SALE, the following GOODS, which he intends to Dispose of for ready Money, Wheat, or Potatoes, on the most reasonable Terms . . . blue satin; salmon, lavender, and yellow silks; children's caps, bodies, rollers, shirts, gowns and blankets;
Italian violin strings, a grand pianoforte, a square ditto, and violins; music, consisting of Rondo Songs and Haydon's Quintetts, arranged for the piano forte . . .


[News], Hobart Town Gazette and Van Diemen's Land Advertiser (1 July 1825), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1090867 

We understand that Mr. J. P. DEANE, of Elizabeth-street, has been appointed Organist for St. David's Church, with a salary of £100 per annum, one-fourth of which is to be paid out of the public money, and the remainder by subscription from the Inhabitants! This, as before said, "we understand;" but by whom Mr. Deane has been appointed is a problem which at present we cannot solve. Government of course may furnish him with any stipend they think proper: he is we dare assert a meritorious character, and as a musician his rank is not despicable. Still however, as the Organ was purchased by public subscription, and as harmony of course was the subscribers' object, we cannot understand why discord should be wantonly provoked by an usurped power on the part of any individual to exclusively nominate the Harmonist. Too much presumption is ever dangerous - too much submission is un-Briton-like and slavish. We have every wish to preserve a calm, but if the bellows are blown at undue command, the possible following storm will not be our fault.


[Advertisement], Hobart Town Gazette (16 July 1825), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8790463 

Sales by Auction . . . BY MR. J. P. DEANE, Under and by Virtue of a Bill of Sale, on Wednesday, the 20th instant, at 12 o'Clock precisely, without Reserve, A BRICK-BUILT HOUSE, with Ground attached thereto, situate in Liverpool-street, adjoining the Town Rivulet, and opposite the Stone-house of Mr. McDougall. - Prompt Payment in Dollars or Bank Bills.


[Advertisement], Hobart Town Gazette (6 August 1825), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8791278 

J. P. DEANE, Teacher of the Piano Forte, Violin, and Singing Master, begs to inform his Friends that he has on Sale, at Waterloo Store, an excellent fine-toned Upright Piano Forte, manufactured by Wilkinson, London; also, Violins, and Strings for ditto; Haydn's Symphonies, arranged for the Piano-Forte; Rondos, Songs, and a Quantity of Music Paper, the first engraved and printed in Van Diemen's Land. N. B. - Piano Fortes tuned, and put into complete repair.


[Advertisement], Hobart Town Gazette (22 October 1825), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8790321 

VIOLINCELLO. - Any Person having a Violincello to dispose of, will meet with a Purchaser by applying to Mr. J. P. DEANE, Waterloo Store.


[Advertisement], Colonial Times and Tasmanian Advertiser (16 December 1825), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2446820 

Waterloo Stores. J. P. Deane has for SALE, on the most reasonable Terms, Jamaica Rum, Rice, White Wines, Plums for Puddings, Nutmegs, Cloves, Cinnamon, Allspice, Scythes, Sickles, Brandy, Shirting Calico, Ladies' white Cotton, Stockings; also, Tea, Sugar, Tobacco, and Slops, with a variety of other Articles too numerous to mention.

1826

[News], Colonial Times and Tasmanian Advertiser (6 January 1826), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2446928 

We lament to hear, that Mr. J. P. DEANE will no longer gratify the admirers of Church Music by his admirable performances upon the Organ of St. David's Church. We have heard certain causes assigned for this, which we are quite disposed to give credit to, from what we have seen of unassuming meekness and mild moderation. That the services of so accomplished a musician should be lost to the Public, from any circumstance, is an evil not easily remedied, in this remote corner of the globe. There are people here "licentious" enough to prefer the Organist to the Pastor: of course they exhibit lamentable morals, and worse taste; and are in a fair way to be _____.


"GOVERNMENT NOTICE", Hobart Town Gazette (21 January 1826), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8791425 

Secretary's Office, Jan. 2, 1826.
MR. JOHN THOMAS COLLICOTT, Mr. J. C. UNDERWOOD, Mr. JOHN PHILLIP DEANE, and Mr. ROBERT HOUSEHOLD, having entered into the usual Bonds of Qualification, have received Licenses to act as Auctioneers and Vendue Masters, for the County of Buckinghamshire, for the Year 1826.
By His Excellency's Command,
JOHN MONTAGU, Secretary.


8 February 1826, dinner to Edward Abbott

"Dinner to Major Abbott", Colonial Times and Tasmanian Advertiser (10 February 1826), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2447147 

On Wednesday, a splendid Entertainment was given at Stodart's Hotel, by the Gentlemen of Hobart Town, to this Veteran Officer and truly-respected Colonist, on the occasion of his appointment by His Majesty to be Civil Commandant at Launceston. A. F. Kemp Esq. in the Chair; Dr. Hood, Vice. It is impossible to do justice to the merits of Mr. Stodart in getting up this Entertainment. The dinner consisted of every delicacy which pains or expense could procure, and the wines were excellent. The desert gratified the most Epicurean palate. The large room was completely but comfortably filled, with an assemblage, consisting of the most respectable Gentlemen on this side the Island. As soon as the cloth was withdrawn, His Majesty's the King's health was given, with the usual demonstrations of loyalty and affection . . .

Several excellent songs were given by different Gentlemen, particularly by Mr. Roberts and Mr. Deane, who with some other amateurs, sung favourite catches and glees, in a manner which afforded ample compensation for the want of the newly arrived Band of the 40th Regt., which, we lament to say, was refused. The party broke up at an early hour of the morning on Thursday, after a day spent with the greatest comfort and hilarity, and the arragements for which do the Stewards the greatest credit.

ASSOCIATIONS: Edward Abbott (soldier); Band of the 40th Regiment


[Advertisement], Hobart Town Gazette (25 February 1826), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8790506 

WATERLOO STORE, ELIZABETH-STREET. MR. JOHN P. DEANE respectfully begs to inform his Friends, it being his intention to proceed to Sydney, the following GOODS will be disposed of at the following Prices, being at least 30 per Cent. under the general Retail Prices, viz; - Calico for linings, 6d. per yard; calico for sheeting, 1 1/4 yards, 1s. 3d. ditto; calico shirting, 1s. 6d. ditto . . .
. . . preserved ginger, cherry brandy, walnuts, almonds, and raisins; meat safes, wheat screens, do. sieves, tin dishes, and a variety of other useful Articles.
N.B. - An upright Piano Forte for Sale; also, three fine toned Violins. - Music for the Piano Forte, Music Paper; Violin Strings, Bridges, and Pegs. Piano Fortes tuned.


[Advertisement], Colonial Times and Tasmanian Advertiser (31 March 1826), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2447521 

Waterloo Store.
MR. JOHN P. DEANE begs to inform his Friends, that he is now Selling off, in addition to his former Advertisement, the under-mentioned GOODS . . .

. . . An upright Piano Forte for Sale.
The first set of Australian Quadrills, arranged for the Piano Forte, by J. Richenberg, Music Master of the 40th Band, and a variety of other Music.
*** Private Lessons on the Piano Forte, Violins and Piano Fortes tuned.

ASSOCIATIONS: Joseph Reichenberg


"THE ORGANIST", Colonial Times and Tasmanian Advertiser (21 July 1826), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2448115 

We are happy to learn, that Mr. J. P. DEANE's restoration to health has enabled him to resume his duties as Organist of St. David's Church, which he was lately unable, owing to indisposition, to perform. The fine tone of this-beauliful instrument, which the public spirit of the Inhabitants of this town enables us to boast of possessing exclusives in these Colonies, are heard to great advantage when produced by that able Musician, Mr. J. P. Deane. And we trust that the time may shortly anrrive, when by the adoption of the English system of Churchwardens, the temporal government of the Church may be placed in the hands of the Parishioners, who of course are (as in the Mother Country) the legitimate source of all parochial authority, and by whom its affairs and concerns can be best and most satisfactorily administered.


[Death notice], Colonial Times and Tasmanian Advertiser (21 July 1826), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2448118 

Died at Launceston, Mrs. Leach, sister-in-law of Sir John Leach, Vice Chancellor of England, and aunt to Mrs. J. P. Deane and Mrs. Solicitor Butler.

ASSOCIATIONS: Ann Leach, aged 63, was presumably the widow of a brother of John Leach (1760-1834); Gamaliel Butler (1783-1852) was admitted as an attorney, solicitor and proctor in Hobart on 3 September 1824, he and his wife Sarah (c.1787-1870), together with Mrs. Leach, having arrived as passengers on the Prince Regent, on 2 July 1824. On 1 August 1825, Butler put in an application for a grant of land, listing among his assets at that date, a "two story house and premises in Elizabeth Street called Waterloo Stores now in my occupation", and valued at £2,000, and which Butler sold on to the government in 1826, for £1,600, for use as a police office.


[News], Colonial Times and Tasmanian Advertiser (28 July 1826), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2448178 

We feel much pleasure in stating, that the Pollce office is at last to be removed to a central part of the town . . . the spot fixed upon being those admirably well-adapted and commodious premises belonging to Mr. J. P. Deane, in Elizabeth-steet, corner of Bathurst-street. The Government has purchased them for £1,600 sterling.

[News], Hobart Town Gazette (29 July 1826), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8791384 

The Government, besides the late purchase of the brig Cyprus, which is a most serviceable vessel, has bought, we understand, the excellent premises in Elizabeth-street, called the Waterloo Store, originally built by Mr. J. P. Deane. It is intended, we believe, for a Police Office, which has long been so much wanted, and certainly a more eligible situation could scarcely have been chosen.

Hobart Town Concerts 1826-27

September 1826 to February 1827, Hobart Town concerts

See documentation of separately in:

https://sydney.edu.au/paradisec/australharmony/hobart-town-concerts-1826-27.php

1827

"Chamber of Commerce", Colonial Times and Tasmanian Advertiser (6 April 1827), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2449887 

It is with pleasure we learn, that a Commercial Room or Chamber of Commerce, is about to be established in Hobart Town, which several of the leading Merchants have already expressed their willingness to patronize. Mr. Deane's spacious room on the Wharf has been proposed, as being peculiarly eligible from its situation for the purpose, and well calculated to afford every convenience for the transacting of business, and all mercantile arrangements. - Gazette.

We have been promised the particulars of this establishment, so soon as they shall have been prepared. We would suggest, however, that two of the rooms should be prepared - the one for the accommodation of Settlers, and the other for that of Mechanics and Artificers, of a similar description, the premises of Mr. Deane being sufficiently spacious for the purpose.


"ORGANIST", Colonial Times and Tasmanian Advertiser (11 May 1827), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2450128 

Notwithstanding all that has been said about the salary for the Organist being paid out of the Revenue, we learn that Mr. Deane is not to be paid for his services by the Government; but he has been by the Public, by subscription, in which His Excellency the Lieutenant Governor, and most of the Public Officers, as well as the principal Inhabitants, have joined. For our parts, we can see no good reason why the Organist should not he paid out of the Revenue, as well as the Parish Clerk.

"ORGANIST", Colonial Times and Tasmanian Advertiser (25 May 1827), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2450237

We last week mentioned that the Organist was gathering a public subscription, as a payment for his services. Now, we do not mean to insinuate that Mr. Deane should not be paid, neither do we begrudge the trifle it draws from our purse; but we think it a bad, very bad precedent - for the people to be taxing themselves in this manner, as if done one year, it will be looked for always. What with private watchmen, Organist, and a large string of et cetera's, this said subscription mania will become rather a serious disease in the body politic.


"Letters to the Editor", Colonial Times and Tasmanian Advertiser (6 July 1827), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2450491 

SIR, - In your Paper of last week, I observe a paragraph in the letter from "Amicus," relative to the Row Guard, which is incorrect; as all persons, whether free or bond, are compelled te quit the "Shades" precisely at eight o'clock, which "Amicus," or any other person may inform himself of by visiting the wharf at that hour. I am, Sir, your obedient servant, JOHN P. DEANE.

NOTE: Refers to "To the Editor of the . . .", Colonial Times and Tasmanian Advertiser (29 June 1827), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2450480 


Trial of Russell Thomas, 3 August 1827; Tasmanian names index; NAME_INDEXES:1522161; SC32-1-1 Image 258

https://stors.tas.gov.au/SC32-1-1$init=SC32-1-1p260jpg (DIGITISED)

Offence: Stealing in the dwelling house of John Philip Deane a musical snuff box value: £3 property of David Pitcairn


18 September 1827, musical meeting

[news], Colonial Times and Tasmanian Advertiser (21 September 1827), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2450884 

On Tuesday evening, a party of Gentlemen, about 50 in number, met at the Commercial Tavern, for the purpose of giving a Musical Entertainment. Several glees and songs were sung, and the evening passed off with the greatest hilarity. Some beautiful pieces of music were performed with brilliant execution on the violin and piano-forte by Mr. Deane and others, which gave the feature of a concert to the party. It is to be wished, that such entertainments were given frequently as we are convinced they would be attended by more of the Ladies and Gentlemen of Hobart Town. This was given to Mr. J. C. Richards and other Gentlemen, on the occasion of their leaving the Colony.


November-December 1827, rape of Rosalie Deane, and the execution of James Conhope

Trial of James Conhope, 19 November 1827; Tasmanian names index; NAME_INDEXES:1521790; SC32-1-1 Image 280

https://stors.tas.gov.au/SC32-1-1$init=SC32-1-1p282jpg (DIGITISED)

Monday 19th Novr. / James Comhope - Carnally knowing and abusing a female child under the age of ten years (to wit) of the age of six years & upwards / Free [of] S[ervitude] 18 Oct - T. A. Lascelles / Witnesses - 1. Rosalie Deane aged 6 1/2; 2. John Philip Deane; 3. Mrs. Rosalie Deane; 4. James Hemmings; 5. Dr. Siccombe / Jury [members listed] / Verdict / James Conhope - Guilty / Sentence - To be Hanged.

"CRIMINAL COURT. MONDAY", The Hobart Town Courier (1 December 1827), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4225671

James Conhope was convicted of a brutal assault on a child six years of age. The trial lasted the whole day, and the Chief Justice, immediately after the verdict was delivered, sentenced him to be hanged, desiring him to prepare himself for the awful and ignominious death which the perpetration of so horrible a crime deserved.

Diary of Robert Knopwood, 17 December 1827 (Nicholls 1977)

The 9 men for murder were executed and the man for a rape on Mr. J. P. Deen's child.

"EXECUTION", The Hobart Town Courier (22 December 1827), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4225435

. . . The rope was then adjusted round the neck of John Conhope, for a rape, and horrible and most justly deserving of death as the murderers were who surrounded him, a still greater abhorrence seemed to be excited by his appearance, owing to the unspeakable and inhuman nature of his crime. He was dressed in white, had a small nosegay stuck in his breast, but had become so emaciated since his imprisonment, together with being blind of an eye, that his countenance was truly haggard. He was by trade a carpenter, and had been for some time free by servitude. His habits, however, had long been dissipated and irregular, and he had a singular practice of decking himself out in women's clothes in visiting his favourite haunts in Hobart-town.


[Advertisement], The Hobart Town Courier (1 December 1827), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4225667 

THE following Children's and other BOOKS are for Sale, at the HOBART-TOWN CIRCULATING LIBRARY next door to the Gazette Office, Liverpool-street: . . .
. . . A great variety of Music in pieces and songs. The life of Napoleon Bonaparte, by the celebrated author of Waverley, having been added to "The Hobart-town Library," is now ready for the reading of any lady or gentleman who may think proper to send for it.
J. DEANE, teacher of the Piano Forte, Violin, Violincello and Flute.
Piano Fortes and other Musical instruments tuned and repaired.

1828

[Advertisement], The Tasmanian (11 January 1828), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article233095343 

HOBART TOWN
Circulating Library
MRS. DEANE begs to inform the Ladies and Gentlemen of Hobart Town, that in addition to her first Advertisement, she has the following Catalogue of BOOKS for Sale:- . . .

. . . ALSO - Violin Strings, Musicbooks, Music-paper, and a few Copies of Clementi's 11th edit. of Piano Forte Instructer . . .

J. P. DEANE, Teacher of the Piano Forte, Violin, Violincello and Flute. Piano Fortes, and other Musical Instruments tuned, and put into complete repair.
[+] Any Person wishing to dispose of a Piano Forte will meet with a Purchaser by enquiry at the HOBART TOWN LIBRARY.

MUSIC: Clementi's own London edition of his Introduction fo the art of playing on the piano forte

http://hdl.handle.net/1802/14461 (DIGITISED)


"VAN DIEMAN'S LAND. EXTRACT FROM A LETTER FROM HOBART TOWN", Oxford University and City Herald [England] (12 January 1828), 2; and

Hampshire Chronicle [England] (14 January 1828), 3

. . . We are not so dull as you imagine. We have races, and though they are not quite equal to those you and I have been at, we contrive to find amusement at them. We are badly off for entertainments; we have had one or two concerts, under the direction of J. P. Deane, the organist of St. David's Church. (This is the only organ in the colony.) Deane plays and sings. We paid 10s. each for the first, and 15s. for the second concert; double tickets one guinea; and they were wall attended. We have had only one ball, and the higher grade would not attend it. There were thirty ladies at it - only one unmarried; so you see the faint hopes for your friend in the matrimonial way . . .


[Advertisement], The Hobart Town Courier (26 January 1828), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4224849

THE undersigned lent to some friend the flute parts of Pleyel's Quintetts, as arranged by Solomon for five instruments, and will feel greatly obliged by the party returning them. J. P. DEANE.

Mrs. DEANE respectfully begs to return her thanks to her friends, for the support given to the Hobart town Library, and offers for sale the following articles:
- Writing paper, foolscap, Bath, gilt edge, note ditto, copybooks, pens, ink, paper, ink in bottle!, wafers, scaling wax, slates, slate pencils, folio for invoices, music "paper, violin strings sod bridges, patterns for working muslins, drawing paper, penknives, scissors, pocket and other combs, scents, and a variety of other articles. Also a large collection of Children's school and other books.
TERMS OF THE LIBRARY.
Per Annum ... £2 2s.
Per Quarter. 15[s]
Per Month. 7 [s]
Per Book. 6d.

Just published, the first set of Tasmanian Quadrilles, by J. P. Deane.

MUSIC: Ignace Pleyel (arranged by John Peter Salomon)


23 April 1828, the king's birthday

"DOMESTIC INTELLIGENCE", Colonial Advocate, and Tasmanian Monthly Review and Register (1 June 1828), 47

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article232998038 

Mr. J. P. DEANE, the Church Organist, conducted the music, at the Government House, on St. George's Day. This we should have mentioned in our last.


[Advertisement], The Hobart Town Courier (3 May 1828), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4222723 

AT the Circulating Library, next door to the Courier Office, Liverpool-street, the following List of BOOKS, in addition to last week's Advertisement, are offered for Sale, viz:- . . .
A Square Piano Forte, Clementi, £55 0 0
A Ditto ditto, Second-hand, £30 0 0
An Excellent Harp Lute £10 0 0
Violins, from 3 to £10 10 0 each.
Flutes, Music paper, Violin strings, and a collection of Music, &c.


"VAN DIEMEN", The Hobart Town Courier (14 June 1828), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4222119 

If Mynherr Van Diemen were now alive, and were walking about the streets of Hobart town, I think he would be much delighted with the Dutch and humid character which every thing has worn during the week just past . . .

. . . Do not talk to me about great political organs, and first and second fiddles. Does not Mr. John Philip Deane play the great new subscription organ in St. David's Church, with all its diapason stops for 25 pounds a year, besides teaching twice that number of National School children to sing bass into the bargain, and did not the Archdeacon employ a regular organ builder to keep the said subscription organ in all its parts in mathematical tune and harmony? . . .


"TO CORRESPONDENTS", The Hobart Town Courier (16 August 1828), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4221599 

. . . Several advertisements and communications, among which are the report of the Tract Society, and Mr. Deane's collection of New Music, are unavoidably postponed, not for want of room, for they are now snug in our official room, but for want of time and space . . .

[Advertisement], The Hobart Town Courier (23 August 1828), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4221539 

MUSIC FOR SALE.
At Deane's Circulating Library,
THE following MUSIC is offered for Sale, on the most reasonable terms, viz:
God save the King, 8 variations, Kalkbrenner.
Will you come to the bower, do. do.
Grand Sonata, Op. 22, do.
Second Fantasia, introducing the air of Pria ch'io L'empegno - Kalkbrenner.
12 do. Air of Auld lang syne - do.
Rondo, Op. 32 - do.
Sonata for the left Hand (Obliga) do.
Fille du Harnean, with variations. - do.
French Romance, with variations. - do.
Air with variations - Cramer.
Rousseau's Dream - do.
The Overture to Lodoiska, arranged by Cramer.
Divertimenti - Cramer.
Dusseck, Op. 37, arranged for the piano forte by Cramer.
Ride's celebrated air, arranged for the piano forte, as sung by Madame Catalani -Cianchettini.
Caller Herring, with variations - do.
Variations on a favourite waltz - Gelinek.
La ci darem la mano - do. do.
Ah vous dirai je maman - do. do.
Bells of St. Petersburg - do. do.
Overture to Don Giovanni, arranged for pianoforte by - Clementi.
Haydon's 1, 2, 8, and 11, Symphony - do. do.
Stay, prithee stay, with variations by Ries.
Sonata, Op. 6, 9 - do.
The Drearn, Op 49. - do.
Said a smile to a tear, with variations - do.
Amanti Constanti, with variations - do.
Rosina - do.
Sonata for the piano forte - Donaldson.
Sul margine d'un rio, with variations - Latour.
Grand Sonata - Hummell.
Sonata 3 - Mozaat [Mozart]
Grand Overture to Anacreon, for the piano forte - Cherubini.
Overture - Beethoven.
Bewildered Maid, variations - Mazzinghi.
Huntsman's Rest, duet for two performers - do.
La Premiere Tentative, Rondo - Frazer.
Lord Wellington's March, for two performers - Bontemps.
Miss Forbes Farewell to Banff, with variations - Cooper.
The Yellow haired Laddie - Cooper.
New Quadrilles - Webster.
Hobart town, do - Reichenberg.
Tasmanian do. - Deane.
Instruction books for the piano forte, flute, violin, and violoncello.
GLEES AND DUETS;
Oh! Lady fair - King.
Dame Durdon - Calliotti [Callcott]
Sweet soothing sound - King.
The Wreath - Mazzinghi.
Boat song - Mebes.
Peace to the souls of the Heroes - Callcott.
Sweet little Barbara - Storace.
How sweet in the Woodlands - Harrington.
When Author first - Callcott.
Time has not thinned - Jackson.
The Manly Heart - Mozart.
All's Well - Braham.
Winds gentle evergreen - Cramer.
Hark the bonny Christ Church bells - &c. &c.
FAVOURITE CATCHES.
Look, neighbours look, &c. &c.
SONGS.
When darkness reigns, (sung by Miss Stephens) - Bishop.
Tyrant I come - Bishop.
Plutus, Love and Folly - Smith.
Hope disappearing - Bishop.
Gay summer is flown - Emdin.
Vedrai Carino - Mozart.
And has she then failed in her truth - Bishop.
Love is like a playful boy - Smith.
Thou has sent me a flowery band - Moore.
If doughty deeds my lady please, by - Walter Scott.
Dearest Maid I adore thee - Slade.
How happy could I pass my days - Bishop.
Tuche Accendi. - Rossini.
Music paper, Violins, Violin Strings, Flutes, &c. &c.
J. P. Deane, Teacher of the Piano Forte, Violin, Flute, and Violoncello.
Piano Fortes tuned and put into complete repair.
Mr. DEANE begs to take this opportunity of saying, his time not being as yet fully occupied, he would be happy to take a few more young ladies as pupils on the Piano Forte, and from the knowledge he has from long and arduous practice, he flatters himself he has obtained a quick and perfect method of teaching; and, for the convenience of those who wish to become perfect, he has rooms and Piano Fortes for their accommodation, where they will be enabled to practice daily and without interruption.


27 October 1828, baptisms of William Deane (b. 1826) and Thomas Deane (born 28 September 1828; died 10 December 1828)

Baptisms solemnized in the parish of Hobart Town . . . in the year 1828; Tasmanian Names Index; NAME_INDEXES:1080313; RGD32/1/1/ no 2671

https://stors.tas.gov.au/RGD32-1-1-p145j2k 

No 383 /2671/ [Baptised] 27 October / [Born] 26 May 1826 / [Name] William / [Parents] John and Rosalie / Deane / Hobart Town / Organist / Rev. R. Knopwood, A.M.

Baptisms solemnized in the parish of Hobart Town ... in the year 1828; Tasmanian Names Index; NAME_INDEXES:1080314; RGD32/1/1/ no 2672

https://stors.tas.gov.au/RGD32-1-1-p145j2k 

No. 384 / 2672 / [Baptised] 27 October / [Born] 28 September 1828 / [Name] Thomas / [Parents] John and Rosalie / Deane / Hobart Town / Organist / R. Knopwood A.M.


[Advertisement], The Tasmanian (5 December 1828), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article233095907 

MR. and MRS. DEANE, respectfully beg leave to acquaint the Ladies and Gentlemen of Hobart Town and its vicinity, that they have moved the Circulating Library from Liverpool street to the centre of Elizabeth street, nest door to Mr. Langford's, and take this opportunity of returning their thanks for the support given to that Establishment, which they beg a continuance of, and which it will be their study to deserve; and have for Sale the following books, viz: - . . . . Mavor's Spelling; Primers; Easy Steps, Murray's English Spelling, with Reading Lessons . . .
. . . Music Paper, bound Music Books
Violin Strings, Songs, and a great variety of Music Pieces
Piano Fortes, Violins, Flutes, and a variety of other Articles,
Piano Fortes, Violins, and other instruments Tuned and Repaired,
Music and other Books carefully Bound.
Books Bought, Sold, and Exchanged.


30 November 1828, St. Andrew's day dinner

"ST. ANDREW's CLUB", The Hobart Town Courier (6 December 1828), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4219226 

. . . Mr. McLachlan, J. P. was in the chair, and Mr.George Thomson, J. P. of Charley's hope, Croupier, both of whom filled their patriotic posts with great satisfaction to the company. The usual tuasts were drank, among »hich were not forgotten the poets of old Scotia, several choice morceaux of whose poetry were sung with characteristic effect . . .

The evening passed off with the greatest unanimity, and the ties of friendihip were kept alive, amd its bonds lightened by the cordiality with which the whole company joined hands in the national song of "Auld lang syne." Mr. Deane attended professionally, and accompanied himself and two or three members in some beautiful songs and glees, to which "Donald Card," "Willy's wife," and some others served as excellent afterpieces. Much liberality was observed by the company generally in paying the due offerings and oblations to the tutelar Saint, who however seemed best pleased with his national haggis and limped Ferintosh that loaded the festive board. A young gentleman who was present, and favoured the company with several new songs, gave great token of rising excellence in the science of music.

1829

"WHERE WE ARE", The Hobart Town Courier (31 January 1829), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4218267 

. . . Our concerts, which not long ago were got up with such taste and spirit have now fallen into oblivion. Mr. Reichenberg, the late leader of the Band of the 40th, now promulgates his favourite science among his pupils at Ellinthorpe Hall, and Mr. Deane also, much occupied in teaching the elements, is unable of himself alone to cultivate harmonics for public ears. Hobart town may now be said to be out of tune, and even the mice, it is said, by eating the bellows of the organ, have militated against the melody of St. David's.


6 March 1829, dinner to Walter Bethune

[News], The Hobart Town Courier (14 March 1829), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4217659 

At the dinner given to Mr. Bethune on Friday last, Mr. Deane and 4 or 5 of our musical amateurs added much to the innocent enjoyment of the evening. Several excellent glees were sung in a style as correct and spirited as any off the London stage. Most of the healths that were drank were introduced by appropriate, and in some cases humourous speeches. On the whole it was one of the best things of the kind, as it was the first prompted on such an occasion that has taken, place in the colony. The manner too in which the dinner was got up devolved great credit on Mr. Cox, and augured well of his future exertions at the Macquarie hotel. A large proportion of the company was from the country, shewing the great respect which that portion of the colonists have for Mr. Bethune. Altogether it was as happy a union of the agricultural and commercial interests as we would wish to see.

ASSOCIATIONS: Walter Angus Bethune


23 April 1829, the king's birthday

"ST. GEORGE'S DAY", The Hobart Town Courier (25 April 1829), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4216795 

Nothing can convey a greater idea of the immense power and glory of the British empire, than the enthusiastic joy which pervades the whole dominion from pole to pole, on the day set apart to commemorate the birth of our most beloved Sovereign. Worcester has for ages been called the loyal city, but Hobart town in our estimation bids fair to rival it in this distinguished character. On Thursday almost every member vied to commemorate this joyful day . . .

Soon after eight the company began to collect at the Government house . . . There could not have been less than from two to thrre hundred in the rooms, for while the dance was kept up with spirit in the ball room, the other apartments were filled with small conversazione parties, and the softer notes of music and song, from a voice of great sweetness, added to the enjoyment of the drawing room . . . When a bumper was filled to the health of the King, the whole company stood up and sung in full chorus the national anthem of God save the King, calling forth, as it never fails to do, strong feelings of affection to our gracious monarch . . .

. . . Mr. Deane presided as usual over the music, and with Mr. Bock and other able assistants (considering that the military band was wanting) acquitted himself most creditably to the satisfaction of the company. The dancing was kept up till an early hour yesterday morning in honour of His Majesty. Long may he live to reign over us - we wish no better King.

ASSOCIATIONS: Thomas Bock


11 September 1829, funeral of Judith Norman

[News], The Hobart Town Courier (19 September 1829), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4213678 

Last week Mrs. Norman, matron of the King's female orphan school, who has so long been a martyr to a painful disease was relieved from her earthly sufferins. The funeral took place on Friday, and being attended by nearly 120 orphan children had a most imposing effect. The boys being first in the procession followed bv Mr. Giblin the master, and then the girls followed by Mrs. Worthy. Fifteen of the girls who had been taught with great pains by Mr. Deane a day or two previous, sung a funeral hymn on the occasion. His Excellency the Lieutenant Governor accompanied the afflicted husband and were followed by a long train of mourners in attending the corps to the grave. Mrs. Norman had long been devoted to the missionary cause, which she promoted not more by her exertions as a teacher than her exemplary christian life. A very pathetic funeral sermon was delivered by the Rev. Mr. Bedford in St. David's church on Sunday morning.


[Advertisement], The Hobart Town Courier (10 October 1829), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4212833 

HOBART TOWN MUSICAL CLUB.
GENTLEMEN desirous of becoming Members of this Club, are requested to forward their names to Mr. J. P. Deane's Library, Elizabeth street, or to the Treasurer, where a copy of the rules and regulations may be seen.
T. GIBLIN, Secretary.

ASSOCIATIONS: Thomas Giblin (d. 1880)

1830

"Extract of a letter from Hobart-town, Jan. 4, 1830", The times [London] (1 July 1830), 4

Such an improvement has taken place in the musical world in Van Dieman's Land, that my present musical teacher can do much better than remain with me, although he has 200l. per annum, with a cottage to live in, free of expense, besides having every thing found him and his family that my country house affords. He has only to teach from ten till one, and from three till six o'clock every day. Many, I should think, would gladly accept such liberal offers. In fact, there is amply employment in the island for three music-masters, two dancing, two French, and one drawing master.


[Advertisement], The Tasmanian (15 January 1830), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article233095965 

PIANOS. JUST Landed from the Guildford, and on Sale, - Five CLEMENTI'S PIANOS, of the very best description.
To be seen at Mr. J. P. DEANE'S. KEMP & Co.
CIRCULATING LIBRARY, Elizabeth Street. MRS. DEANE has just received, per Deveron, a few elegant PARASOLS.


[News], Colonial Times (19 February 1830), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8644915 

We have one before noticed with recommendation, the exertions made by Mr. DEANE to furnish the shelves of his Circulating Library, with such works as, might encourage a taste for reading amongst our Inhabitants, and we have reason to believe that, keeping his purpose steadily in view, scarcely a vessel arrives from England, that does not bring him some new publication. An entirely new work, the "Freebooter's Bride, 1829," has lately come into our hands from this Library, which we can recommend to the lovers of light reading, as replete with incident, which, if now and then savouring a little of the marvellous, it not irreconcilable with the age or place, whence the author has derived his material . . .

NOTE: [William Bayle Bernard], The freebooter's bride; or, The black pirate of the Mediterranean . . . in five volumes (London: A. K. Newman & Co., 1829)

https://books.google.com.au/books?id=mBtN7Par6tEC (DIGITISED)


"ATTEMPTED BURGLARY", Colonial Times (30 April 1830), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8645096 

On Wednesday night a villainous attempt was made to enter the dwelling house of Mr. J. P. DEANE, in Elizabeth-street, by some man no doubt fully aware that Mr. D. was confined to his bed by very serious indisposition. He got into the yard at the back of the premises, by crossing the Town Rivulet; but making more noise than he intended, Mrs. DEANE was alarmed, and went to the window; finding he was discovered, the ruffian made off by the way be came.


[Advertisement], Colonial Times (30 April 1830), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8645095 

. . . JOHN KEAN begs respectfully to inform the Gentry and other Inhabitants of Hobart Town and Van Diemen's Land generally, that he has commenced a New Saddlery Mannfactory, at the House in Elizabeth-street, lately occupied by Mr. J. P. DEANE; as a Circulating Library . . .


14 and 18 May, birth and baptism of Isabella Deane

Baptisms solemnized in the parish of Hobart Town ... in the year 1830; Tasmanian Names Index; NAME_INDEXES:1081022; RGD32/1/1/ no 3377

https://stors.tas.gov.au/RGD32-1-1-p186j2k 

No. 684 / 3377 / [Baptised] 14th June / [Born] 18th May 1830 / [Name] Isabella / [Parents] John Phillip and Rosalie / Deane / Hobart Town / Music master / Wm. Bedford

"BIRTHS", The Tasmanian (21 May 1830), 7

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article233096353 


[2 advertisements], The Tasmanian (4 June 1830), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article233096395 

Hobart Town Book Society, May 29, 1830. AT a General Meeting of the Society held this day, arrangements were entered into for the establishment of a Reading Room from the 1st July next, at the House of Mr. J. P. Deane, in Elizabeth-street . . . W. H. HAMILTON, ALFRED STEPHEN, Joint Secretaries.

Piano for Sale. AN excellent Cabinet PIANO FORTE for Sale. Apply on board the Wanstead, or to the Undersigned, Elizabeth-street. JOHN P. DEANE.


[News], Colonial Times (9 July 1830), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8645231 

We understand that it is Mr. J. P. DEANE'S intention forthwith to set on foot preparations for establishing a series of concerts for the ensuing spring, the plan at present in contemplation is, we believe, to have a series of six vocal and instrumental entertainments. Mr. Deane's new rooms are well calculated for such a purpose, and immediately on his publishing his prospectus, we doubt not, but that numerous applications will be made for tickets, by parties wishing to become subscribers. The lovers of music may thus look forward with pleasure, to what they have been so long desirous of seeing established, and as in a small town like this, professional musicians cannot be procured, we question much whether anv of the many highly accomplished amateurs we have among us, would refuse their assistance towards bringing about so desirable an object.


"To Correspondents", Colonial Times (6 August 1830), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8645295 

The Ode on the "Creation" is rather too sombre a produc- tion for a newspaper; perhaps the writer might do well to propose it to Mr. J. P. DEAME, who no doubt would directly adopt it as a standing psalm for St. David's.-


21 August 1830, Deane's first concert, public debuts of his daughter Rosalie Deane, and sons John and Edward Smith Deane

"MR. DEANE'S CONCERT", The Tasmanian (27 August 1830), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article233096631 

On Saturday last, Mr. DEANE gave his concert as advertised in the newspapers. At eight o'clock the large room in front of the building, which had been fitted up with great neatness for the occasion, was completely filled with the respectable inhabitants, Ladies and gentlemen, of the town and neighbourhood. Mr. Deane adopted the plan, seldom adhered to, of issuing no more tickets than the room could conveniently accommodate with seats, and he not only suffered a considerable loss thereby, but many persons experienced the disappointment of losing the rich musical treat, owing to not having applied for tickets in due time. The respectable Lodge of Freemasons of this town will no doubt soon find it necessary to build for themselves a Hall, which of course they will, with the usual liberality of that ancient and honorable fraternity, give the use of upon such occasions as the present.

The concert commenced with a grand symphony by Stamity [Stamitz]. Mr. Deane presided very ably at the violin, Messrs. Brown and Williams (master of the Band of the 63) seconds, Mr. Bock and Master Deane (a young gentleman only ten years old) tenors, Mr. Hoffer, violoncello, and two horns by excellent performers of the 63rd Band. This beautiful symphony was performed with the greatest effect and received with the warmest applause. This was followed by the introduction to the Tasmanian public for the first time of a Mr. Penfrist who sung the beautiful ballad "Draw the Sword Scotland" in a manner which shewed him to possess extraordinary powers. His voice has all the neatness and fulness of Incledon, with that peculiar facility of ascent by which the celebrated Veluti and others of that class are distinguished. We recommend Mr. Pemfrist to lose no time in returning to England and articling himself to Dr. Crotch (whom we do not hesitate to designate as one of the most accomplished of modern masters of music) or Mr. Welsh; either of whom would give him a liberal engagement which would no doubt be mutually productive. Bishop's beautiful glee "The Foresters" was then sung most admirably by Messrs. Pemfriest, Bock, Marshall, and Langford. Mr. Marshal then performed a Flute solo, in which he evinced the greatest powers upon that beautiful instrument. A young Lady, Miss Ludgater, sung the beautiful ballad by Bayley "Shades of Evening," with great taste and delicacy. Miss Deane, a young Lady not nine years old performed a Concerlo on the Piano Forte, in a manner which proved how admirably well bestowed had been her fathers musical abilities. Bishop's glee "Beam of Light," then followed by Miss Ludgater, Messrs. Deane, Bock, and Langford, and Master E. Deane, only 6 years old sung Parry's celebrated "Adieu, in the Village," in a style of accuracy which could hardly be supposed possible in such a child.

The first act closed with a piece from Haydn, by the whole of the performers, and the second act opened with another picee of that celebrated master. Mr. Bock then sung with great taste Wade's "Ding dong bell," which was followed by the celebrated glee "The last rose of Summer," by Miss Ludgater, Messrs. Deane, Marshall, and Bock. Mr. Deane then performed in a most superior manner one of Dussek's fine Concertos on the Piano Forte, in the course of which he exhibited all that command of the instrument and accuracy of performance for which he is so celebrated. Miss Ludgater sung a song by Devereaux with great sweetness. And Messrs. Deane, Bock, and Langford, sung the well known glee "Life's a bumper," which is by no means of easy performance, in a manner highly creditable to them. Mr. Pemfriest then sung in a manner which surprised the whole assembly and called for an universal encore, the beautiful Scots song "Hey the bonnie." We can only repeat that Mr. P. possesses ail the requisites for forming a most accomplished singer. He sings up to G in perfect tune, and his chromatic and shake are perfect and completely harmonious. A beautiful Quartetto from Haydn then followed by Mr. Deane the Violin, Mr. Marshall the Flute, Mr. Bock the Tenor, and Mr. Hoffer the Violoncello. It was admirably executed and the performance closed with Weber's celebrated "Huntsmen's Chorus from Der Frieschutz," with the chorus, which called forth the loudest and most merited applause.

We congratulate Mr. Deane upon this first of his series of concerts, which we hope and trust will be as productive to him as they certainly are creditable to the musical capabilities of the colony. Mr. Deane himself is too well known as a musician to require any praise from us. In his profession he is unrivaled in these colonies, and it is extraordinary that such is his versatility of talent that he performs upon many Instruments in a very superior manner. At the violin, the accuracy of his stopping and the rapidity of his execution is such, that although not quite a Spagnioietti or a Weichsell, he is rivalled by few performers. He is an admirably piano forte player, and a most respectable organist. Thus much for him as a professional man; and when to this is added that he performs all the duties of a citizen, a father and a husband, so as to gain him general esteem, and that he has perhaps had to encounter here a little of the gale of adversity, we trust that he will experience that public support to which he has such just claims.

[News], Colonial Times (27 August 1830), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8645319 

The Concert of last Saturday gave ample satisfaction to all parties concerned, so much so that Mr. DEANE intends to hold a series of half-yearly concerts, at which subscribers alone will be permitted to attend, and these even to be limited in number. But to the entertainment of Saturday: Every thing went off well, much better, indeed, than could possibly be expected, considering the disadvantages under which the Conductor laboured. The only female singer was Miss LUDGATER, a young lady who was much and deservedly admired; she possesses a most soft and delicate voice, and her songs were sung with that degree of expression, that, we venture to prognosticate, with practice and time she will not only bear the palm of the vocalists of Van Diemen's Land, but will be a credit to any concert room in the world. The song of "Hey the bonnie" was much admired, and as well as the "Huntsman's chorus" was encored. The company was just what we were pleased to see assembled, none of the exclusives were there, but the next class - that is the respectable genteel inhabitants of the town, upon whom alone can be depended for any support for entertainments of this kind. Several of our young friends have hinted that a ball would answer well after the concert.

"VAN DIEMAN'S LAND NEWS. MR. DEANE'S CONCERT", The Sydney Monitor (2 October 1830), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article32074303


1831

[Advertisement], The Tasmanian (7 January 1831), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article233097008 

HOBART TOWN CIRCULATING LIBRARY, MR. DEANE, has received per ship Resource . . . music paper . . . music and song books . . . instruction books for singing; instruction books for the Guitar, Piano Forte, and Flute, Violin bows and strings.


28 January 1831, Deane's second concert

[Advertisement], Colonial Times (28 January 1831), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8645562 

[News], Colonial Times (28 January 1831), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8645563 

Mr. DEANE'S Second Concert will be held this evening, at eight o'clock, at his spacious room in Elizabeth-street. From the great demand for tickets, it is expected that a very numerous and most respectable assemblage will patronise these splendid exertions to alleviate the monotony of Hobart Town life.

[News], Colonial Times (1 February 1831), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8645568 

Mr. Deane's second Concert took place on Friday Evening. Our limits will not allow us to go minutely over the various performances, but with one or two exceptions they were most admirably got up. Several pieces were encored, and the tout ensemble afforded a highly gratifying treat to the lovers of music. We will just suggest, by way of advice for future occasions, that the piano accompaniments are generally speaking too loud for the vocalists; this in a very large room would not be noticed, but it was particularly perceptible on Friday night. The Concert, we are happy in stating, was most numerously and respectably attended - all the beaux, belles, and fashion that are not at the tip-top of the aristocratical ladder, were present; and, with the exception of seven (out of about 150) ladies, who were not only in dishabile, but wore bonnets, the dresses betokened taste and elegance not to be exceeded in any British Colony.

[News], The Hobart Town Courier (5 February 1831), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4205525 

The Concert at Mr. Deane's gave very general satisfaction, and was most respectably and numerously attended. The only fault indeed was that there was too much company for the size of the apartment. The want of a large public room is becoming daily more and more felt in Hobart town.

"MR. DEANE'S CONCERT", The Tasmanian (18 February 1831), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article233097128 

Press of British matter prevented our before noticing Mr. Deane's last Concert. We cannot, however, suffer it to pass over without doing justice to the anxious endeavours of that able musician to afford the inhabitants of Hobart Town some amusement, and limited as are the materials which he has before him, the only matter of surprise is, that such an entertainment could be got up at all. It was a very respectable assembly, and much inconvenience was felt from the crowded state of the room, which is infinitely too small for such occasions. Every thing passed off well - some of the songs were encored - and Mr. Deane's interesting children were deservedly highly applauded. We understand the next Concert is fixed for the first week in April, and the demand for tickets will of course be as great as usual.

"TO THE EDITOR OF THE . . ", Colonial Times (22 March 1831), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8645722 

Mr. EDITOR, - Ever since Mr. Deane's late excellent concert, nothing but music seems the fashion. No matter whether or not dame Nature has bestowed the requisites of ear or voice, every Miss who is out of her leading strings must needs learn to play, and do ri mi almost takes the place of ABC. I happened the other morning to make a call, where a very ingenious and highly accomplished professor was working at the stated hour in teaching the rudiments of the gamut, to a great overgrown child of twelve or thirteen, whose parents have all at once discovered that a polite education is nothing without music. From my heart, I pitied the individual whose ears were so tantalized, as was the case, for I am sure that there was no more soul for music in the pupil, than in one of the packs of wool I saw piled up in the warehouse through which I passed to the family residency. Upon returning home, I committed my thoughts to paper . . .


20 April 1831, Deane's third concert

[Advertisement], Colonial Times (19 April 1831), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8645796 

CONCERT.
A CONCERT of Vocal and Instrumental Music will take place at Mr. J. P. Deane's,
on Wednesday evening, the 20th inst. - Tickets 7s., children 5s.
April 12, 1831.

"Mr. Deane's Concert", The Tasmanian (22 April 1831), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article233097334 

On Wednesday evening, Mr. DEANE'S third Concert took place. It was very numerously and respectably attended; indeed, the room was so completely inadequate to contain the audience, that the heat was oppressively felt; and, although tickets were issued only for the number which the room was calculated to accommodate, yet some inconvenience was felt from extreme crowding. The Concert was decidedly the best in every respect of the three, both in reference to the arrangements of the music and its performance; and although the former was by the best masters, particularly Haydn, Weber, and Beethoven, and some beautiful variations to a celebrated subject of the latter, composed by Mr. Deane himself, yet the taste of the majority of Mr. Deane's audience would be more gratified by a more familiar, and consequently, popular selection. Every piece, however, vocal and instrumental, was performed in a manner equally gratifying to the audience, and creditable to the ladies and gentlemen, of whose abilities Mr. Deane was enabled to avail himself. It would be invidious to mention any particular performance, but we cannot pass over Mr. Marshall's admirable flute concerto, which was received rapturously. Mr. Marshall shewed himself perfectly master of his instrument on which he performs, with equal ease, accuracy, and rapidity. It unnecessary to speak of Mr. Deane; it is enough to say that that accomplished Musician exerted himself to the utmost to gratify the large and respectable assemblage of his friends who were present; not can we pass his interesting children, Miss Deane, at the piano, and Master Deane, the tenor - the high attainments of both proving equally their own natural ability, and the excellent talents of Mr. Deane, as a Master. We regret, that the very improved state of the metropolis considered, that we are without a Music and Assembly Room; it only needs "a beginning" to have a building of this description speedily erected, either by tontine or other method of subscription. - The subject having been cursorily spoken of at the Concert - five gentlemen present offered to subscribe Fifty Pounds each for the necessary purpose. We trust it will not be passed by.

"TO THE EDITOR OF . . .", The Tasmanian (29 April 1831), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article233097354 

"MR. REICHENBERG", The Tasmanian (29 April 1831), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article233097345 

IN our little notice of Mr. Deane's concert, we omitted (by accident) to mention Mr. Reichenberg, whose performance, upon all occasions, is so creditable to himself, and satisfactory to his hearers. On the late occasion he performed on the flute and on the violin, in each of the concertos, in his usual scientific manner.

[News], The Hobart Town Courier (30 April 1831), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4203832 

We omitted last week in speaking of the Concert at Mr. Deane's, to mention, that one of the most attractive features of the evening's entertainment was the performance on the flute, especially the concerto by Mr. Reichenberg and the solo by Mr. Marshall.


[Advertisement], The Tasmanian (18 June 1831), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article233097502 

Pictures, &c. MRS. DEANE has just received from ACKERMAN'S, an elegant assortment of PICTURES, with oak and gilt frames, burnished and glazed. ALSO, - New Music for the Piano-forte, and Songs, which will be offered for sale at the English prices. Coco flutes tipt with silver, and 8 elastic plug keys Ebony and box flutes of all sorts Violin bows, bridges, pegs and strings Violincello strings Instruction books for the Piano-forte Flutes and violins Wax dolls, toys, and books of all descriptions. N.B. - A few of the Annuals for 1831. Elzabeth-st., June 11, 1831.


1 July 1831, Deane's fourth concert, Macquarie Hotel

[Advertisement], The Hobart Town Courier (25 June 1831), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4203356 

[News], Colonial Times (6 July 1831), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8645956 

Mr. J. P. Deane's Concert went off remarkably well on Friday last. The spacious rooms of the Macquarie Hotel might have held many more than were present, but the company made up in respectability what they lacked in numbers.

"MR. DEANE'S CONCERT", The Tasmanian (9 July 1831), 7-8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article233097571 

Mr. Deane had his fourth Concert on Friday evening the 1st inst., in the Freemasons' great Lodge Room of the Macquarie Hotel. It was the best of the whole series in every respect. The whole of the first-rate fashionables were present. - Mr. Burnett, Col. and Mrs. Logan, Mrs. Douglass and Miss Burnett, Mr. and Mrs. Hamilton, Mr. and Mrs. Stephen, Mr. and Mrs. Frankland, Dr. and Mrs. Scott, Capt. and Mrs. Boyd, Mr. and Mrs. Adey, &c. &c. &c. The performances were excellent. Miss Deane, at the pianoforte, performed Steibelt's storm in a manner which obtained the highest applause - so also all the performers, vocal and instrumental. It would be perhaps invidious to mention any particular performance, when all were so generally admired; but of the vocal, the Zuyder Zee, and the Midnight Glees, and of the instrumental, the two concertos on the flute were admirably performed. Several pieces were encored, and at the close of the concert the national anthem, "God save the King" was sung by the whole orchestra with great effect. The concert went off with great spirit and effect, to the great delight of the audience. [8] Mr. Deane is entitled to the warmest support of the Colonists for thus providing a delightful amusement, forming the only break to the miserably "ennuieuse" monotony, which circumstances cause to prevail here. He exerted himself to the utmost to render his concert deserving the public patronage, which we have no doubt he will receive in the most liberal manner.

[News], The Hobart Town Courier (9 July 1831), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4203149 

Mr. Deane's Concert took place on Friday evening in the great room at the Macquarie hotel. It was attended by most of the gentry in town, and gave general satisfaction.


[News], Colonial Times (27 July 1831), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8645998 

We hear it is the intention of Mr. J. P. Deane to give the musical amateurs another treat, in about a fortnight from this time. A Lady whose vocal talents have been meritorously appreciated by the inhabitants of this town, some few years since, has kindly offered her assistance on the occasion. We heartily hope that a more numerous and equally as respectable an assemblage will be gathered as we lately witnessed, at Mr. J. P. Deane's 4th Concert.


[Advertisement], The Tasmanian (27 August 1831), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article233097716 

Piano-forte for Sale. TO be Sold a fine-toned CABINET PIANO, quite new. - Apply to Mr. J. P. DEANE. Aug. 27, 1831


21 September 1831, Deane's fifth concert

"MR. DEANE'S CONCERT", The Tasmanian (24 September 1831), 7

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article233097798 

This entertainment took place, as advertised, at the Macquarie Hotel, on Wednesday last; it was very numerously and respectably attended. The performances were of the usual description, with the addition of two comic songs by Mr. Cox. The whole was highly applauded, and being the only public entertainment the people possess, deserves to be supported, as we rejoice to see it is, and we trust it will continue to be.

[2 advertisements], Colonial Times (28 September 1831), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8646089 

MR. DEANE'S CONCERT.
REPORTS having reached me that the Concert given on the 21st inst., at the Macquarie Hotel, was for the benefit of myself and family, I beg most distinctly to state, that neither myself, family, or creditors, (with the exception of Mr. JOHN PHILIP DEANE,) have received one farthing benefit; J. P. DEANE having retained the whole of the proceeds of the Concert, in liquidation of the debt due to himself, after having kept me in gaol four months.
With reference to the Advertisement in the Courier of the 24th instant, I beg to observe, it was hastily inserted, under the impression that the subscriptions for the Tickets had not yet been paid, and Messrs. ROBERT STODART and JOHN C. STRACEY being my principal creditors, I was anxious it should be handed over to those gentlemen, to be equally divided among the creditors generally.
To those ladies and gentlemen, who so kindly and liberally came forward and gave their attendance at the Concert, under the impression it was for the benefit of my family, I beg to return my sincere and grateful thanks, at the same time, in order to undeceive them, I feel it my duty to make the above statement. I also beg to make my grateful acknowledgments to Mr. and Mrs. Cox, who with a view to my family's benefit, so liberally gave the gratuitous use of the room.
PETER GRAHAM.
Liverpool-street, Sept. 26, 1831.

ADVERTISEMENT.
MR. EDITOR - In reply to the above Advertisement of Mr. Peter Graham's, the following is a plain statement of facts:-
Three years ago, Mr. Peter Graham rented a house of mine situated in Liverpool-street; on the rent becoming due, he failed to pay it; no distrain was made upon his furniture, (as is generally the case) on account of his family, or the amount would have been immediately paid; in lieu of so doing, I took acceptances at Three Months for the amount, which bill has been renewed from time to time; but in February last, upon my refusing to renew the bill any more with out security, Mr. Graham brought forward a Mr. J. Lyndsay to accept a bill for him, and they both failing to pay, my own circumstances compelled me to proceed to an action for the recovery of part of this amount.
In a conversation afterwards I had with Mr. Stodart, I proposed that Mr. Graham should be discharged from Gaol by the proceeds of a Concert, and Mr. Stodart upon this proposition, undertook to get me subscribers, and upon this understanding, I immediately gave instructions for Mr. Graham's discharge.
The following are the details of the proceeds of the Concert on the 21st of Sept., 1831, viz:-
Amount received for tickets sold £38 17 0
Paid Mr. J. E. Cox for refreshment for performers and band £6 5 6
Paid Mrs. Hodges 2 2 0
Do. Mr. Williams, Master of the band 2 2 0
Do. 3 men from do. 1 10 0
Do. door-keeper 0 10 0
Advertisements 1 7 0
Concert bills 2 10 0
Music paper and copying 1 12 6
Mr. Deane and family ---
Mr. J. E. Cox. ---
Mr. Langford. ---
Mr Marshall ---
Mr. Hickson, 63d band ---
Mr. Hance. ---
Mr. Bock. ---
[Subtotal outlays] £17 19 0 . . . [Net proceeds] £20 18 0 . . .
. . . Balance due Mr. Deane - £43 13 4
JOHN P. DEANE.
I know the above to be a correct statement.
ROBERT STODART.

[Advertisement], The Hobart Town Courier (1 October 1831), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4202037 

MR. DEANES CONCERT.
To the Editor of the Courier.
SIR, IN addition to my advertisement of this day, I beg to notice a reply of Mr. John Phillip Deane's, to the same advertisement which appeared in the Colonial Times of Wednesday last, although Mr. Deane has in his statement fully contradictcd the injurious reports circulated by himself, that the Concert was intended for the benefit of my family, by proving that his own benefit, only, was contemplated in recovering the amount of a debt; exclusive of my other creditors. tori. I have further to reply that this statement in the reply is incorrect . . .
I remain your Obedient Servant,
P. GRAHAM. Liverpool-street, September 28th, 1831.


[Advertisement], Colonial Times (7 December 1831), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8646197 

Drama of Van Diemen's Land.
JUST arrived, and on sale, at the Tasmanian Office, Elisabeth-street, Price 2s. 6d.
VAN DIEMEN'S LAND; An operatic Drama in threes Acts, by W. T. Moncrief, Esq.; printed from the acted copy, with remarks.
ALSO, At Mr. Elliston's Derwent, Auction Mart; Mr. Deane's Circculating Library, Elizabeth-street, and Mr. Wood's Liverpool-street. Nov. 26, 1831.


[Advertisement], The Tasmanian (10 December 1831), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article233098009 

CIRCULATING LIBRARY.
MRS. DEANE has received per Princess Augusta, the following list of School Books, &c. . . .
A quantity of new Piano Forte Music, violoncello and violin bridges, pegs, strings, &c.
Complete sets of Guitar strings.
N.B. - Two second hand Piano Fortes for sale.


"MR. DEANE'S CONCERT", The Tasmanian (31 December 1831), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article233098074 

We understand that the Concert advertised to take place at the Court House on Monday week, will be the most entertaining of any which Mr. Deanne has yet given, the rehearsal having taken place for some weeks past. We trust that Mr. Deane's endeavours to furnish the respectable inhabitants of this town with a little break of the monotony which so continually prevails, will be rewarded by a numerous attendance. Mr. Deane's industrious exertions for his large family, and the very trifling remuneration he receives for his valuable services at the organ of St. David's Church, give him every claim upon the public support, which we have no doubt will, on this occasion, be liberally afforded.

[Advertisement], The Hobart Town Courier (31 December 1831), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4200761 

1832

9 January 1832, Deane's sixth (Christmas) concert

[Advertisement], The Tasmanian (7 January 1832), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article233612310 

[News], Colonial Times (11 January 1832), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8646254

On Monday the lovers of music enjoyed the greatest treat that ever was given in this Colony - it was Mr. J. P. Deane's sixth concert. The capacious Court-house was crowded to excess - no less than 250 persons were present; among others we noticed His Excellency the Lieutenant Governor, Mrs. Arthur, and family; the Officers of His Majesty's ship Sulphur, and a very large portion of the Officers of the 63d Regiment. As far as regards the fair sex we never witnessed in Van Diemen's Land such an assemblage of ton beauty and fashion. The music on this occasion was extremely well selected, and gave the utmost satisfaction to all persons present.

The concert opened with the Military overture in La Gazza Ladra, and the band displayed its efficiency in a truly surprising manner. Blewitt's difficult and delightful glee of "Welcome Merry May" followed, and was sung in grand style. Miss Wrathall's "I'll gaze on thee no more," was loudly applauded; it was, we believe, the first song she ever sang in public, and from the specimen she gave us of the capabilities and melodious power of her voice we anticipate many future treats; as might naturally be expected there was a degree of timidity on her first presenting herself in front of the orchestra, and a little tremour in her voice, but as she advanced in the song she became more empassioned, and at its termination sat down amidst loud applause. Miss Deane's "Brilliant Polonoise" was most deservedly applauded; the performance of this young lady would equal many of the "stars" of the juvenile musicians of Europe. Mr. Elliston gave "The Soldier's Tear" of Bayley's in a most exquisite manner. We have seldom heard a song where more expression was given by the performer - it was rapturously encored, as was also the "Fisherman's Chorus."

In the second act the first piece that particularly attracted our attention was Mr. Marshall's flute solo of Nicholson's. Mr. Marshall's performances are so well known and appreciated that any commendation we might bestow upon his "silver tones" will be considered needless. Mr. Elliston was encored in his second song of "Sons of Freedom" - but of the two performances we are decidedly of opinion that his first was the most exquisite. The evening's treat finished with "Here's Health and Long Life to our King," which was also encored, when the company separated, anxiously recommending Mr. Deane to procure them as soon as possible such another evening's entertainment.

"MR. DEANE'S CONCERT", The Tasmanian (14 January 1832), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article233612335 

This charming amusement - the only break to the dismal monotony which exists here, was attended not only by the "Haut Ton," as is the phrase, but all the respectable inhabitants of the Town and neighbourhood. Our limits prevent our giving a detailed account of the performance. Miss Deane played to the admiration of the assembly. Mr. Riechenberg [sic], who as an accomplished musician is of known first-rate excellence, played, with Mr. Deane, a violin duetto, in beautiful style; and Mr. Elliston exhibited those vocal abilities, which as a veteran upon the London boards, were known to be of high order. We trust this entertainiment will be speedily repeated, and continued atfegularly fixed intervals.

[News], The Hobart Town Courier (14 January 1832), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4200377 

Mr. Deane's concert on Monday evening gave general satisfaction and was well attended, being strengthened by the accession of several new amateur performers besides Mr. Reichenberg to whom the musical talent of the colony is so much indebted.


]Advertisement], The Hobart Town Courier (24 March 1832), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4199766 

THE ANNUALS, FOR 1832.
MRS. DEANE has received per late arrivals - The Forget me Not; - Juvenile ditto; - Landscape ditto; - Amulet ditto; - Humourist ditto;
And a great variety of interesting and amusing works.
Also, a Cabinet Piano Forte, 6 1/2 Octave.
A Cottage ditto.
A Square ditto.
A Rosewood Square do. with ditto sounding board.
Two second hand Piano Fortes.
N.B.- A Piano Forte to be let on hire.


23 April and 13 May 1832, birth and baptism of Charles Muzio Deane

Baptisms solemnized in the parish of Hobart Town ... in the year 1832; Tasmanian Names Index; NAME_INDEXES:1081903; RGD32/1/1/ no 4251

https://stors.tas.gov.au/RGD32-1-1-p228j2k 

No. 1015 / 4251 / [Baptised] 13 May / [Born] 23 April 1832 / [Name] Charles Muzio / [Parents] John Philip and Rosalie / Dean [sic] / Hobart Town / Music Master / Wm. Bedford


Letter, from Susannah Castell, London, 19 January to 16 May 1832, to William Joseph Cavendish, Mauritius; Papers of the intestate estate of William Joseph Cavendish; State Archives of New South Wales, 6/26823, item 203

19 January - May 16 / 32
Your letter dated Dec'r 4th I rec'd last month (April) the contents of which leave me but little to reply to, being entirely fill'd with the poeple at your part of the world. . . . You mention a professor of the name of "Dean" having settled with his family at Van Dieman's Land [verso] I never hear of the name except it be the same, or a branch of the family of a man that kep a shop-stall and solc second hand music near Waterloo Church, our Piano was removed by his to the "Horns Tavern" for Wm's performance there . . .

ASSOCIATIONS: William Joseph Cavendish [Castell] had evidently asked his estranged wife if she had heard anything of a musician named Dean who was now in Van Diemen's land; but the event referred to by Susannah Castell was in 1826.


23 July 1832 (originally advertised for 16 July), Deane's seventh concert

[News], The Hobart Town Courier (6 July 1832), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4197871 

Mr. Russel who will join Mr. Dean's Concert on the 16th, is a violin performer of the first class, and would have formed one of Her Majesty's superior band, (consisting of only 13 of the first performers of the day), had not circumstances led him to emigrate to this colony.

[Advertisement], The Hobart Town Courier (20 July 1832), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4197675 

[News], Colonial Times (24 July 1832), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8646586 

Owing to the unfavorable weather all day yesterday, many persons were deterred from attending Mr. Deane's Seventh Concert in the evening. However malgré le temps, two hundred and forty of the most respectable of the inhabitants assembled to enjoy this rare musical treat. The evening's entertainment commencerd with Mozart's celebrated military overture, which was performed in most excellent style by the band of the 63d regiment, Colonel Logan having, with his usual desire of furthering these entertainments, lent their services on the present occasion. These excellent musicians have considerably improved since we last had the pleasure of hearing them. Mr. Penfrith's song of "Time is ever changing," was loudly and deservedly applauded; and Miss Deane's piano forte performance (which, by the by, was one of the most difficult pieces of Moschelle's composing,) was excellent in the extreme. The duetto, "The last links are broken," was encored; but the performance which gave the greatest satisfaction, was Mr. Russell's solo on the violin. Many persons attended the Concert, purposely to hear this performance, and it was remarked, that it alone, was worth walking twenty miles to hear. Mr. Marshall's flute solo, in the second act was performed in his usual correct and plaintive tone, and Miss Wrathall's "Oh, say not," wanted only a little more art to render it a most brilliant performance; her song was deservedly encored. The finale, like most finales of short concerts, was as a matter of course encored. Hitherto, we have witnessed with pleasure the attendance of His Excellency and the Court, at Mr. Deane's concerts, but yesterday evening, there was scarcely one of the Government party present, the reason it is said was not in consequence of the unfavourable state of the weather, but owing to a certain newly arrived, requiring support - and really concerts are so expensive, that the salaries of the chief authorities cannot allow them to patronize all parties. There is one thing we should strongly recommend His Excellency, which is, that if he does not himself choose to attend, at all events let him keep the whole of his establishment at home. This hint will no doubt suffice.

[News], The Hobart Town Courier (27 July 1832), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4197593 

Mr. Deane's Concert took place on Monday evening in the Court-house, agreeably to the announcement. It was exceedingly well attended by a large concourse of the most respectable part of the inhabitants, who were highly delighted with the performances, especially the instrumental part. Miss Deane in particular performed a very difficult sonata on the piano in excellent style, and the sweetness of Miss Wrathall's voice delighted every one. We are happy to learn that these very rational recreations are likely to become more frequent amongst us. We have to apologize to an esteemed and talented correspondent, who obliged us with a well-written report of the concert, but which, in the press of business, has been unfortunately mislaid.


[Advertisement], The Tasmanian (7 September 1832), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article233612969 

Plate, Music, Books, &c.
MRS. DEANE has received by late arrivals . . .
MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS, &c. &c. &c.
Comprising Concert Thirds, Sixths, Sevenths, and Octave Flutes;
C and B Six-key Clarionets; French and English Flageolets;
Key Bugles and Hunting Horns; Pandean Pipes;
Violins, 30s. each; Violin Bows, Bridges, and Strings;
Violincello and Guitar Strings; 2 square Piano Fortes;
1 Cabinet, and 1 Cottage do.; Piano Forte Music; new Songs and Pieces; Music Paper . . .


[News], Colonial Times (9 October 1832), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8646695 

It is with no trifling degree of pleasure that we look forward to the proposed Concert of Mrs. Davis and Mr. Deane. Mr. Deane's known tact and ability in the management of a musical treat of this description, coupled with the vocal attraction of Mrs. Davis, hold out no inconsiderable prospect for a real entertainment. Several amateurs are spoken of as likely to assist on the occasion, and a violin solo, by Mr. Russell will be an extra inducement for very many to attend the Concert. We have usually thought, that the Concerts of this place have rather been wanting in variety; those of Mr. Deane, have generally had a preponderance of instrumental music, and Mrs. Davis's, (however delighted we might be with that lady's vocal abilities) impressed upon our mind at the the time, that there was too much of Mrs. Davis. The one now however in prospecta, will combine all the talents, and a variety will follow as a matter of course.


1 November (previously advertised for 30 October), Davis's and Deane's concert

[Advertisement], Colonial Times (30 October 1832), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8646736 

"Domestic Intelligence", The Tasmanian (2 November 1832), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article233613143 

The Concert yesterday evening, at the Court-house, was not so numerously attended as we have seen the case on former occasions; nut various circumstances combined to prevent several pfersons from attending, who had supplied themselves with tickets, so that we are happy to find the loss rather belonged to the parties who were thus unavoidably absent, than to the spirited projectors of this delightful species of amusement. Among the grand attractions of the evening, were our newly arrived stars Mrs. Davis and Mr. Russell. In the song "Seeet Idol of my Soul," and also in an Italian song, Mrs. Davis acquitted herself admirably, fully sustaining the high reputation she had already acquired. Mr. Russell played well, for we apprehend it is more easy for this gentleman to play well, than badly - else we should say, we think we have heard him to more advantage than upon this occasion. Mr. Russell must also give us leave to tell him, that a little more attention to the business of the evening, than he is in the hahit of displaying, would be thought becoming; and at all events, spare many observations at his expense, which it has given us pain to hear. In the list of our old friends and favourites, Mr. Marshall holds his usual place for his Solo - "The manly heart, with variations." The excellence of Mr. Marshall's playing, is so well known, as to require no further comment from us. But the performance which in this instance, unquestionably gave the greatest satisfaction, was that of Miss Deane, upon the Piano-forte, and of Master Edward Deane, a little boy of seven years old, upon the violin. Miss Deane played admirably, and the breathless attention with which she was listened to, sufficiently bespoke the delight and astonishment she excited throughout the room. As for the young gentleman, we consider him almost as remarkable an instance of precocity of talent, as is recorded of Mozart; he played his part in a quintette, with a taste and accuracy, which would have reflected credit upon a finished performer.

[News], Colonial Times (6 November 1832), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8646751 

Mr. Deane's concert was held at the Courthouse. From various circumstances connected with political affairs, many parties absented themselves, who are generally patrons of these entertainments. The chief vocal attraction was, of course, Mrs. Davis; and each performer would require some panegyric in his favor, had we but room to extend our present observations. Success has always crowned Mr. Deane's exertions on these musical festivals, so much so, that other parties are preparing to give similar concerts; but, although hitherto the concerts have been well attended, we much question whether they would be, were there any diversion among the few professionals, capable of entertaining the public. Time will shew whether our views are not correct.


19 November 1832, Davis's and Deane's second concert

[Advertisement], The Hobart Town Courier (16 November 1832), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4196012 

[News], Colonial Times (20 November 1832), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8646774 

Yesterday evening the entertainment of Mrs. Davis and Messrs. Deane and Ray went off in grand style. The first part, consisting of a Concert, and the latter, with Mr. Ray "at Home". The band of the 63d regiment assisted, and the variety was sufficient to attract a full house, even in these hard times. In the first part of the Concert, the song of "Sleep on thy pillow" was sung by Mrs. Davis in excellent style, and received its merited applause. Mr. Ray does not shine as a musician, his voice is rather powerful in the lower notes, and the falsetto decent, especially the upper tones, but he has little idea of cleverly passing from his natural voice to the falsetto - there is a degree of difficulty when he arrives at passages requiring the blending of the two - beside one very serious drawback to Mr. Ray, being considered a good musician, is that, his ear is by no means perfect, and he frequently gives whole passages far from being in tune. Rossini's "Overture" was performed in a masterly style, indeed the manner in which the parts were got up, would have done credit to a band at a Theatre Royal. Immediately after the overture, the company called upon Mrs. Davis to favor them with "Di piacer." We have been present at many musical entertainments, but we never witnessed such an outrageous proceeding, as an audience, sans ceremonie, suddenly to insist upon the performance of a difficult Italian air; however, Mr. Davis finding that she had a good-humoured audience, good-naturedly enough determined to gratify them, and "Di piacer" was given with a piano forte accompaniment only, Mrs. Davis not having had time to send for the orchestral parts. The song was sung well, and deservedly encored. This lady has considerably improved since we last heard her. Whilst speaking of an audience being permitted to call for just such songs as they may think proper, we might strongly recommend that this plan should not be allowed, otherwise much inconvenience may be sustained. If the system is allowed, a concert bill will not be necessary, the singers and the musicians need but attend on the evening named and the audience can settle what songs shall he sung, and what musical pieces shall be performed. The National Anthem, is the only piece that an audience ought to be permitted to call for; this is a stock piece, and the musicians are always ready to perform it, when called upon. After the Concert, Mr. Ray was "at Home" and highly entertained the audience for some time, but there was too much of the farce, which, unless it is performed in the first style, cannot interest very long. A motion was made by one party of ladies, when Mr. Ray, very judiciously taking the hint, rapidly finished the song he was singing and making an appropriate termination of his "at Home" - concluded the entertainment; Mr. Ray, we hear, is about leaving the Colony by the Arethusa, it is said, he intends bringing to these Colonies, a regular corps dramatique, should he do so, we fear his expectations will not meet with the success anticipated.

"Domestic Intelligence", The Tasmanian (23 November 1832), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article233613198 

The Concert which was held at the Court-house on Monday last, went off with great spirit, and gave general satisfaction to a full audience. All the parts were well sustained, the high reputation of our performers being, we consider, rather increased than otherwise, by every additional appearance before the public. But we cannot let the opportunity pass, without saying a few words on behalf of the spirited individual himself, by whose exertions, when unaided by the galaxy of musical talent, we now possess, this delightful species of amusement was first placed at the command of the public of this Colony; for the near approach of that particular season when, more than at any other time, Mr. Deane has been in the habit of receiving at his Concert, the liberal encouragement he so well deserves, seems to us peculiarly fitted for drawing attention to the strong claims he is able to urge for a continuance, to say the least, of the patronage he has hitherto received. On the present occasion, we understand that a very great treat is in store for the lovers of music; for, in anticipation of his usual Christmas Concert, Mr. Deane has imported by the Rifleman, a very well selected collection of overtures, arranged by some of the leading masters, for a small band, as well as several new and much admired glees, chorusses, &c. We have felt it due to Mr. Deane to say thus much; and have every reliance, that the Concert which is said to be already in preparation for the first week in January, will present substantial assurance of the estimation, in which, as a caterer for public amusement, he is universal regarded.

"The Concert", The Colonist and Van Diemen's Land Commercial and Agricultural Advertiser (23 November 1832), 3

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On Monday evening last, the Public were entertained at the Court House, with a Melange of Vocal and Instrumental Music, combined with a Theatrical exhibition of Mr. RAY's "At Home" -: the Vocal Performance by Mrs. DAVIS and Mr. RAY, &c. The instrumental by our young musical prodigy, Miss DEANE, Messrs. RUSSELL, MARSHALL, DEANE, &c. Having no regular reporter present, we are indebted to a friend for our account of this festival, which, although not quite so well attended as some others has been, surpassed in the interest and pleasure it afforded. Mrs. Davis was in excellent voice, and astonished those who had never before listened to her powers and brilliancies of tone. Mr. Ray was no less successful in delighting the audience, par-[3]-ticularly in the song of the "Spider and Fly," which he gave with considerable comic effect; both were highly applauded and encored! Of the instrumental part of the entertainment, we are empowered to speak in terms of equal praise. No one who listened to the extraordinary juvenile performance of Miss Deane, had they not also seen her, could have given credit to such execution in so very young a person. Mr. RUSSELL's violin drew forth long continued applauses, and Mr. Marshall's flute was what it always has been, balmy music to the ear. The glee was in keeping with the rest of the entertainment; and as for the Band of the 63d Regiment, the only complaint was, that they were too much confined, both as to space of room and limit of tunes . . .

MUSIC: Deane's newly acquired "collection of overtures" is also mentioned several times in later press reports in Sydney. It was perhaps the 7 volume partbook set, A collection of overtures arranged as quintetts (7 parts for flauto, violino primo, violino secondo, viola primo, viola secondo, violoncello, and basso); the contents were: Three quintets (Beethoven); Symphony No. 7 (Beethoven); Sestette (Boccherini); Three quintets (Krommer); Overture, La chasse (Mehul); Two quintets (Onslow); Overture (Romberg); Symphony (Romberg); 2 symphonies (B. Romberg); Overture (Rossini); Overtures to Der Freischutz, Preciosa, and Euryanthe (Weber); see: Catalogue of the Library of the Sacred Harmonic Society (London: For the society, 1872), 176 (no. 1559)

https://books.google.com.au/books?id=_4xGAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA176 (DIGITISED)

1833

21 January 1833, Davis's and Deane's Christmas concert

[Advertisement], The Hobart Town Courier (18 January 1833), 3

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CONCERT. MR. DEANE AND MRS. DAVIS RESPECTFULLY announce to their Friends and the Public of Hobart town and its Vicinity, that they will give their Christmas concert of Vocal and Instrumental Mussic, in the Court House, on Monday next, Jan. 21, 1833.
PART FIRST.
Overture - "Der Freischutz" - Weber.
Song - "Sing on sweet Bird," (flute obligato) Mrs. Davis - Hodson.
Solo - Violin - "Isle of Beauty" (with variations) Mr. Deane - Hayley.
Glee - "The Gipsies" - Bishop.
Duett - Two Violins, Mr. and Mas[ter] Deane - Pleyel.
Duett - "The Echo," - Braham.
Solo - Piano Forte - "National recollections of England; in which are introduced, 'God save King William', 'Britons! strike Home,' 'Poor Jack,' 'What should sailors do on Shore,' 'Hearts of Oak,' 'Halilujah Chorus,'" Miss Deane - Moscheles. Song - "Our King is a true British Sailor,' Mrs. Davis - S. May.
Glee - "The Market Chorus," - Auber.
PART SECOND.
Overture - "Masaniello," - Auber.
Song - "Una Voce poco fa," Mrs. Davis - Rossini.
Quintetto - Haydn.
Glee - "On, on to the Chase," - Savage.
Solo - "The Rose will cease to blow" - Guylott.
Solo - Flute - Nicholson.
Song - "Savourneen Delish," (the celebrated Irish Air, Mrs. Davis) as arranged by - Hodson.
Finale - Rule Britannia.
Doors to open at half past Seven, and the Concert to begin at a quarter-past eight o'clock. N.B. Tickets, 7s. each; (ditto, for Children, 5s.) to be had at Mr. Wood's, Stationer, Liverpool street; of Mr. Deane, at his Circulating Library and Music Shop, Elizabeth street; and of Mrs. Davis, at her residence, Liverpool street. Hobart town, Jan. 15, 1833.

[News], Colonial Times (22 January 1833), 2

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The Concert announced for last evening by Mr. Deane and Mrs. Davis, was not so well attended as we could have wished, but the performance generally was much applauded, and may be considered as reflecting great credit upon all parties connected with its management. Mrs. Davis sang with her usual sweetness and effect, two or three songs, and Mr. Deane acquitted himself also admirably in a solo upon the violin, as well as in a Duett with one of his sons. Upon the whole, the Concert may be said to have gone off well.

"Domestic Intelligence", The Tasmanian (25 January 1833), 6

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The lovers of music had a great treat, on Monday evening last, at the Court House, upon the occasion of the Concert, given by Mr. Deane and Mrs. Davis. It is unnecessary to speak very particularly of the performance, for the public are already so well acquainted with the peculiar merits of each individual, that took the leading vocal and instrumental parts, that when we say, we never remember to have heard either of them to greater advantage, all that we wish to convey, will be at once understood. Nevertheless, we cannot forbear ourselves the gratification of bearing testimony to the very excellent manner in which Mrs. Davis acquitted herself in all her Songs, but more especially in "Una Voce poco fa," and also, to Mr. Deane's Solo upon the violin. His performance completely reconciled the audience to any fancied loss, they might have sustained from the very illjudged, extraordinary secession, of Mr. Russell from our Concerts. This young gentleman will be taught by one or two similar exhibitions on the part of Mr. Deane, to form a more just estimate of his own pretensions, than he seems at present to possess. Mr. Marshall played the flute with his usual sweetness and effect, and was deservedly applauded. The whole Concert indeed, went off extremely well.


"Domestic Intelligence", The Tasmanian (1 March 1833), 4

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We are happy to find that the attractive powers of Mr. Deane's exhibition of Pictures seems rather to increase than otherwise. The room is generally well attended throughout the day, and in the evening the inducement to visitors is greatly increased by some of the excellent music, for which Mr. Deans's interesting family is so distinguished. Mr. Marshall also frequently accompanics on the flute. Mr. Russell, we are sorry to iearn, seriously comtem- [7] -plates giving up the violin, otherwise we understand, he also would occasionally join. He will undoubtedly be a very great loss, but less felt than he would have been had he not for some time past, made himself so scarce. Next to not possessing a thing, is the scarcely knowing that such a thing exists.


[News], The Hobart Town Chronicle (5 March 1833), 2

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A fire broke out in Mr. J. P. Deane's extensive premises in Elizabeth street on Sunday. It was discovered between 1 and 2 o'clock in the forenoon, and was occasioned by the igniting of a chimney that was choked with soot. Fortunately it was extinguished before its ravages had extended to any great length, except burning a large hole in the roof. Colonel Logan with his usual promptness on all such occasions, had a detachment of the military from the barracks on the spot.

"Domestic Intelligence", The Tasmanian (8 March 1833), 6

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There was an alarm of fire on Sunday last at Mr. Deane's Library, Elizabeth-street, and for a while, serious apprehensions were entertained as to the whole of the valuable stock of books, musical instruments, and pictures, amounting in the whole we understand, to very near £5000. Fortunately, however, the flames were subdued without any serious injury having been committed. Prompt and effectual assistance was rendered by Colonel Logan and the troops in garrison, as well as by Mr. Deane's numerous friends and neighbours.

We have been requested by Mr. Deane to say, that his exhibition of pictures will not be open after this week; but an entire new collection is in preparation to succeed those that will be thus removed.


"Domestic Intelligence", The Tasmanian (24 May 1833), 6

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Mr. Deane's Soirees continues to be extremely well attended; and our readers will perceive by an advertisement elsewhere inserted, that the evenings upon which his Rooms are opened, are now changed to Mondays and Thursdays, instead of, as heretofore, Tuesdays and Fridays. We repel to say, that several persons were disappointed of their anticipated entertainment last night, by reason of Mr. Deane's eldest son having been seriously injured by gunpowder, and, in consequence of which, there was not the usual music. On Monday, however, it is intended that the entertainment shall be resumed.

[Advertisement], The Tasmanian (24 May 1833), 1

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"Domestic Intelligence", The Tasmanian (14 June 1833), 5

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We are much pleaded with Mr. Deane's Soirees, which, we are happy to find, are well and most respectably attended. We would impress upon the notice of our readers the favor many of them would confer, by volunteering a song. On Monday evening a gentleman very good naturedly treated the company with "The Soldier's Tear," which he sang with great taste and feeling, eliciting loud applause; Mr. Bock, too, our talented artist, is very assiduous in this respect, and takes a part in a glee with good effect. His comic song of "Molly Brown" is a great favorite. Mr. Marshall's flute playing is excellent; and Mr. Deane's fiddle "discourses most excellent music." His little boy's performance on the violoncello is really surprising, considering the little fellow's age, and the magnitude of the instrument.


[News], Colonial Times (2 July 1833), 2

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We have every good feeling towards Mr. Deane and his soirees; but success must not make his performers careless. Last night, the young lady, whom he has engaged as a vocalist, sang nearly every song, as if she had been in a doze. "I'd be a Butterfly," was but indifferently sung, but she appeared to more advantage in the "Chough and Crow," which was given with great spirit and feeling. We observed with regret that a party of vociferous young gentlemen, had planted themselves in the rear of the room, either for the purpose of annoying or flattering the female vocalist alluded to. We know not what their object was towards her; but we beg leave to inform them, that their boisterous loquacity was anything but agreeable to the majority of the audience.


[Notice], The Hobart Town Courier (5 July 1833), 2

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Mr. John Phillip Deane having duly executed bonds of qualification, has been licensed as an Auctioneer and Vendue Master for the County of Buckinghamshire, for the year 1833.


29 July 1833, Deane's and Davis's fourth concert

[Advertisement], The Hobart Town Courier (26 July 1833), 3

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MR. DEANE AND MRS. DAVIS'S FOURTH OONCERT, Assisted by MESSRS. REICHENBERG, RUSSELL, PECK AND FULHAM (Late of the Theatre Royal Dublin), WILL take place on Monday evening next, July the 29th, at the Court House, Hobart town.
Part First.
Overture, "Tancredi," - Rossini.
Glee, "Chorus of Huntsmen in Der Frieschutz," [Der Freischütz] - Weber.
Cavatina, "Una Voce poco fa," Mrs. Davis - Rossini.
Solo - piano forte, "Fall of Paris, with variations," - Miss Deane - Moschelles.
Song, "He was famed fof deeds of arms," Mr. Fulham - D. Corri.
Solo, - Violin, in which will be introduced some of the peculiarities of that celebrated performer Paganini - Mr. Peck - C. De Beriot.
Duett "My pretty page," - Mrs. Henson and Master Deane - R. H. Bishop [H. R. Bishop]
Song, "Alice Gray," - Miss Barron, a pupil of Mrs. Davis's, only 10 years of age - Hodson.
Glee, "Hark! Apollo strikes the Lyre," - H. R. Bishop.
Part Second. Overture, "La Villanella Rapita" - Mozart.
Song, "No joy without my Love," - Mrs. Davis - T. Cooke.
Solo, flute - C. Nicholson.
Song, "Auld Robin Gray," - Mrs. Henson - A. R. O. Smith.
Concerto, clarionet, orchestra accompaniement, Mr. Reichenberg - Bochsa.
Song, "Death of Nelson," - An Amateur - Braham.
Sone, "Waters of Elle," - Miss Barron - arranged by T. T. Magrath.
Song, "Dashing White Serjeant," - Mrs. Davis - H. R. Bishop.
Finale, verse and chorus, "God save the King," arranged by Stevenson.
Leader, Mr. Russell; Violin Obligato, Mr. Peck; Conductor, Mr. J. P. Deane.
Tickets 5s. each, to be had of Mr. J. P. Deane, Elizabeth street, and of Mrs. Davis and Mr. Wood, Liverpool street. The doors to be opened at half past 7 o'clock - the performance to commence at a quarter past 8 o'clock.

[News], Colonial Times (30 July 1833), 2-3

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The Fourth Concert of Mr. Deane and Mrs. Davis, took place yesterday evening, and never in the Court House of Hobart Town has there been witnessed either such a numerous assemblage, or a more respectable audience. Judging from a cursory glance, we should imagine there must have been present, some three hundred and fifty persons: in fact, the room was as full as it could hold, and even then, a number of persons were obliged to remain in the Counsels' room. Many were so desirous of securing good places, that the room was half filled by the time named for the opening of the doors. Never was there in Hobart Town such a show of beauty; indeed, we were completely astonished at seeing so very many charming faces - and the dress of the ladies too, was of a style very far superior to what might have been expected in a Colony of only some five and twenty years standing. The time elapsing previously to the commencement of entertainments in all places of public amusement, is generally very tedious; at the theatres, the wit of "the gods," passing rough jokes, is amusing, and will sometimes entertain the whole house till the curtain rises. Some few of our would-be leaders of the ton - the Botany Bay fashionables, were however determined that the public, yesterday evening, should not be at a loss for amusement, and so moat kindly entertained (we might rather say disgusted) the greater portion of the company, by their indecorous and rude behaviour - these gentry, perhaps, thought themselves highly tonish, and had they been in the one shilling gallery, at "old Drury," might have appeared so, although, at the same time, we must admit that "the gods" of the two shilling gallery would most unquestionably have turned them out. The audience became impatient before the time announced for the commencement of the Concert, and the room being quite filled, it was thought advisable to begin, and Rossini's Overture to "Tancredi" was given in a style which would not have disgraced the Philharmonic. The band of the 63d regiment, in addition to the very numerous corps of professionals and amateurs, did ample justice to the piece, and had we fallen asleep, and been awoke suddenly during its performance, our first impression would have been, that we were either in a theatre or a concert-room at home.

The whole of the instrumental music performed, was highly creditable, but the first overture was certainly the best. The next piece, the "Huntsmen's Chorus in Der Freischutz," has become perfectly stale. It is too much of toujours perdrix, and we were convinced the auditors, one and all, have heard it over and over again in Hobart Town, not taking into consideration the having heard it "ground" upon every instrument elsewhere. Mrs. Davis's song, "Una voce poco fà," was all very well, but the song is difficult, and Mrs. Davis sang it just as if she were practising a lesson. There was no energy - a mamby pamby affair - although all the notes were in proper tune, and the music sung correctly. Miss Deane's "Piano-forte Solo," was exceedingly well played. The piece was difficult, and Miss Deane evinced a masterly show of fingering, as well as rapid execution; but, if we mistake not, we have heard Moschelles perform the same piece some half dozen times, when he has filled up the parts, and really astounded us. The audience was disappointed that Mr. Fulham did not appear. Every body was enquiring after Mr. Fulham - who and what was he? so that when Mr. Deane stepped forward and said, that Mr. Fulham was indisposed, it put us in mind of the old story, so often told, of Mrs. Dickon's coach breaking down. Mrs. Davis kindly volunteered to sing Mr. Fulham's song, "He was famed for deeds of arms," and we think it was her best performance.

The next piece was, "Solo, Violin," - Mr. Peck. Now we have to offer a few remarks respecting this performance. The bills stated, that "the peculiarities of that celebrated performer, Paganini, would be introduced" in this piece; but the piece not allowing such eccentricities to be introduced, many ill-natured surmises had gone forth that nothing of the kind would be attempted. This came to the ears of that gentleman, when he determined to shew that as far as he was concerned, he was resolved to seek and merit public approbation. "Beriot's Solo" was gone through, and then Mr. Peck stepped forward and performed: (as we supposed, for we never heard Paganini) one of the celebrated pieces of that eighth wonder of the world. In the "Solo," Mr. Peck shewed himself a complete master of his instrument. There were "passages" which he performed neatly, and with ease, which no man in the Colony could attempt - and we most particularly admired his [3] "bowing". He received the merited applause - but when he commenced his imitation of Paganini, the whole audience was in motion - admiration filled every breast, and he was scarcely permitted to continue his performance - he was most deservedly encored. To describe the style would be impossible. There was one imitation that was extremely drole, and the audience were in considerable danger of laughing themselves into fits, so immoderately did they demonstrate their satisfaction. Taking Mr. Peck as a violin performer only, we unhesitatingly say, he is by far the best in the Colony. There are several pieces Mr. Russell would perform better than Mr. Peck - but again the latter would play with ease many which Mr. Russell would not attempt.

The Duett "My Pretty Page," Mrs. Henson and Master Deane, was very fairly sung - we have heard it much better performed by the same singers, at Mr. Deane's private concerts - but the audience were satisfied - it was encored, and certainly the repetition was an improvement - perhaps this may be owing to a little want of confidence on the part of Mrs. Henson. That lady's voice is certainly very sweet, it is not powerful, neither is there the least energy in her singing; this is, however, a failing which two or three public appearances will entirely dissipate. There is no trifling contrast between the manner of appearance of the two ladies, Mrs. Davis and Mrs. Henson; the first has all the little stage tricks, of such advantage to a public singer - nay, she has too much so; whereas Mrs. Henson, were she to copy a little from that lady, she would wonderfully improve, when presenting herself before an audience.

The next piece was the old ballad, "Alice Grey" - sung by Miss Barron, a very interesting little girl, with a very pretty little voice - and, considering her age only ten years, (as the bill states) she sung the song, we believe, very prettily we say we believe, for the young lady's voice was scarcely heard by above one half the audience. She was, of course, encored - not we suppose because there was any thing prodigiously fine or musical in her singing, but because she was a pretty little infant, appearing before the public in order to do her best to give satisfaction. In the course of time, Miss Barron will no doubt become a good singer:- she has, apparently, all the requisites for a first-rate performer - nor, is a pretty face one of the least of these desirables. As to the propriety of allowing a young child to sing two songs in one evening, it is quite another affair, when adult musicians were not attainable in the Colony, it was all very well to bring forward children to supply the necessary force and interest of musical exhibitions - but when we have such a host of real good musicians, it is a pity to thrust upon the public, children, for the purpose of taking a share in the musical performance. Children should never be brought forward, unless they have some very extraordinary talent. Last evening, the auditors assembled to hear the music, and not for the purpose of being obliged to countenance the wonderful singing of a child. If children must become musicians, and must perform before the public, why not have an infantine concert, where children shall alone perform - and to which concert every child in the town would be sent to witness the performance.

The second part commenced with Mozart's Overture, "La Villanella Rapita;" and next followed, "No Joys without my Love," sung by Mrs. Davis. It was well sung, but did not seem to please very much. The flute Solo was excellent, and gave very general satisfaction. "Auld Robin Gray," by Mrs. Henson, was much applauded; but the singer, as we have before remarked, wants confidence. Mr. Reichenberg's "clarionet concerto," with orchestra accompaniments, was really a treat. The "Death of Nelson," by an amateur (Mr. Penphrase), was excellent, and would have been encored (to the great satisfaction of ninety-nine out of a hundred who were present), but some few dissatisfied spirits must need commence hissing, and then a regular Tom and Jerry squabble took place - a regular shilling gallery affair. Mr. Penphrase came forward, but finding the company not likely to be of accord, he withdrew. Miss Barron's "Waters of Ella," could have been dispensed with; besides the song was too difficult for a child, and once or twice she lost herself in the cadences. She was, of course, encored. The "Dashing white Serjeant," Mrs. Davis sings remarkably well, and she was in good voice for that song. The entertainment finished with " God save the King". The whole Concert went off remarkably well, and the audience seemed more than usually satisfied. We understand the fifth Concert will soon be announced.

"To the Editor", Colonial Times (6 August 1833), 3

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Sir.- In your report of the Concert, inserted in your last number, there are some remarks, very much uncalled for, respecting Miss Barron's singing. It is very evident the writer of that learned critique must have been influenced by unfair motives. In thus attempting to nip the bud of expectation, ere it scarcely became visible, your reporter on the occasion, perhaps, may have considered there were too many children for an assemblage of grown up persons -but if such was his opinion, why did he not express himself in such a manner that his observations might do good, and not hurt the feelings both of Mrs. Davis and her interesting and charming pupil, Miss Barron. That Mrs. Davis is the most splendid songstress ever heard in this hemisphere, there cannot be a question; and I maintain, that had that lady preferred an engagement in London to emigrating among such dissatisfied people as newspaper reporters and newspaper writers, she would, to a certainty, have totally eclipsed all the leading stars of the Mother Country. I am a pretty fair musician, and I heard "Una voce poco fa" sung at the Concert - I have also heard Madam Catalani and Miss Paton perform the same piece, and I maintain that Mrs. Davis's manner of singing and general style, is far preferable to either. Then why the ill-natured observations of your reporter? Fye for shame! Mr. Times - I thought you were strictly impartial - where is now your impartiality? And then, too, the charming little pupil, whom you dare say sung very prettily, but your reporter could not hear her - where was he at the time - perhaps at the Waterloo, for I hear "a gentleman connected with the 'liberal journal'" was afterwards knocked down when in a state of intoxication.* Was this your reporter, Mr. Editor? If so, it explains why he could not hear that delightful little charmer - the lovely little Miss Barron. Having no time to waste on such an illiberal, I am, your's, in haste, F.D.

* We beg leave to assure Mr. F. D. that our reporter was not the gentleman who was thus maltreated.

"FROM A CORRESPONDENT", The Austral-Asiatic Review (20 August 1833), 3

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There is no country under the Sun, where the people are entirely without a taste for Music; and in proportion as any country rises into a state of civilization, so does the genius of the people increase in Musical talent.

The Concert on Monday the 5th Inst [sic, recte 29 July], for the benefit of J. P. Deane, and Mrs. Davis was commenced with an Overture by Rossini, the parts of which were well filled up, but rather hurriedly performed.

Mrs. Davis attempted to sing Rossini's beautiful "Una Voce." As this lady takes very high grounds as to her vocal talents, she invites criticism upon her performance. We did not see the score from which she sung, but we think that it was the key of B natural. When she stretches her voice, her tones are powerful, but the G sharp is false, and when she falls down to A and B natural, the intonation is flat; the cadenzas likewise want decision of tone. There is so great a sameness in her style, voice, and manner, that we heard one person ask another, if she sung all her songs to one tune.

A Mr. Peck recently arrived from England, performed a Concerto on the Violin, in which he laboured through the double stop; produced a few aerial sounds, (technically called Harmonics,) run over a long range of difficult harpsicord movements with great ease, and introduced the air of "Robin Adair," the sweet tones he drew from the Instrument in the air, appeared to suspend every breath; and the eflect of the appogiatura in the second part was delightful. After the Concerto, Mr. Peck performed the air of "My Lodging is on the cold ground," in which he introduced a most extraordinary stoccato [sic] passage running through nearly four octaves, likewise an accompaniement at the same time to the air in what the Italians call pinching tones - this acquirement is from Paganini. In the "Carnival of Venice," he attempted another curiosity in imitation of the human voice; the effect is produced by one finger only. Mr. Peck certainly displayed a great mastery over the technicalities of the Instrument.

A little girl sung the mournful ditty of "Alice Grey," but we do not like to see children brought before the public to perform in any way.

The Flute solo player is an acquisition to the musical world. Mr. Richenberg's abilities are too strongly appreciated to render comment necessary.

Mr. Pendfrist sung the "Death of Nelson." There appeared to be some dissatisfaction arising out of his having been announced as an Amateur, he being one of the "Soiree" performers. It was unfair to resent this upon him.

Mr. Deane will do well to dissolve partnership with Mrs. Davis. If that lady possess the attractions she considers she has, a concert of her own, must prove eminently advantageous. The support Mr. Deane and his very interesting family have obtained from the public has established his claim, and no doubt he would find it much to his advantage to form an union with Mr. Peck.


"Domestic Intelligence", The Tasmanian (9 August 1833), 7

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Mr. Deane's Soiree was extremely well attended last evening, and the music was excellent. Rossini's Overture to "Il Barbiere di Seviglia" was performed with great spirit and correctness; and we hope, in the next Concert at the Court House, we shall be again treated with this charming composition. Mrs. Henson improves, as she gains confidence; and Mr. Penphrase exhibited himself to good effect, as a comic singer. We had no glees last night, and we were very sorry for it, for we consider this species of composition so truly English, that we would, above others, have it diligently cultivated. We are pleased to find Mr. Deane's exertions so completely crowned with success, which he certainly in every respect merits.


"Domestic Intelligence", The Tasmanian (16 August 1833), 6

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Last evening, at Mr. Deane's Soiree, Mrs. Henson, sang for the third time, we believe, in this Colony, a very charming song, entitled "The Sea." The words are, if we recollect, by Barry Cornwall, and the music by the Chevalier Neucomm, a gentleman who has distinguished himself in England, as a very talented Composer. Mr. Henson sang very well; she improves weekly, and, by gaining confidence, she will gain improvement. A very beautiful flute duett, by Messrs. Marshall and Hulks, comprising Mozart's air of "O Dolce Concento" was well performed, and received great applause. Mr. Bock, sang a comic song, from the comedy of John Bull, and altogether, the Soiree was as agreeable as any we have witnessed.


[News], The Colonist and Van Diemen's Land Commercial and Agricultural Advertiser (27 August 1833), 2

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We regret to observe by one of our Contemporaries, that some would-be-all-important busy-body is seeking to sow the seeds of disunion between Mr. DEANE and Mrs. DAVIS. Our corps musique is not yet sufficiently strong to bear up against schismatic competition, and we think that any attempt to disever the interests of Mr. Deane and Mrs. Davis, as regards public Concerts, would be injurious to both parties, if it would not materially check the progress of the divine art. We deprecate such LITTLE mindedness; and we hope that the gentleman and lady in question see as we do - an enemy under the garb of friendship.


[News], The Tasmanian (6 September 1833), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article233613976 

In the really disinterested notices we have, from time to time, taken of Mr. Deane's Soirees, we are a good deal surprised, that not one of our Contemporaries has joined us, in, what we conceive to be, the well merited praise, which Mr. Deane deserves, for his exertions to establish a most rational recreation. Why this omission has occurred on the part of so large a proportion of the Press of Van Diemen's Land, we do not know; but we are sorry for it. And on this account, we believe that every attempt to affprd the public, the means of creditable amusement, is extremely commendable - especially as the "Public" of this Colony is, and we regret, to say so - more given to coarse and physical indulgences, t han to those of a more refined character. Knowing this, and our brethren of the Press, must know it also - we repeat our expression of surprise at the unkind apathy, which they have evinced as regards Mr. Deane's Soirees. But the loss is their own. Had they condescended to visit Mr. Deane's room last night, they would - that is, had they any melody in their souls - have been delighted with the performance of some very excellent music - Paer's celebrated Overture to "I Fuorusciti, commenced the performance, and was extremely well played. A fastidious auditor would perhaps, observe, that Mr. Marshall's low notes were rather indistinct, - but, on the whole, this gentleman plays with great taste and feeling. There were several other excellent pieces, and some very sweet airs and songs performed. - "Variations for the Piano-forte, on Rossini's Cavatina Aurora che Sorgerai," was played by Miss DEANE, with great taste and spirit.


[News], Colonial Times (10 September 1833), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8647198

Mr. J. P. Deane, having determined in his great desire of affording innocent recreation to the inhabitants of this Town, by getting up delightful Concerts, and having fixed his "Soirees" for the evening - we understand that Mrs. Davis, that second Catalani, intends for the future to entertain her company, by holding her "Soirees" in the morning, in order that their interests may harmonize. Mrs. Davis, comes from a part of the world, called Sligo.


[News], Colonial Times (24 September 1833), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8647208 

We are requested to intimate to the public, that Mr. Deane's soirées will, for the present, be discontinued. The last of these entertainments which was held yesterday, was most numerously attended; but owing to certain liberties being taken by a small portion of the audience, the musical performance went off with less brilliancy than usual. We are also requested to add that Messrs. Arnold, Spooner, and Arrowsmith will confer a favor on the audience, as well as to the proprietor, by not again visiting the rooms, when the soirées will again commence, which is expected to be in about a month or rather better.

"Domestic Intelligence", The Tasmanian (27 September 1833), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article233614029 

"To the Editor of . . .", The Tasmanian (27 September 1833), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article233614038 

[News], The Colonist and Van Diemen's Land Commercial and Agricultural Advertiser (8 October 1833), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article201158228 


"THE CONCERT", The Austral-Asiatic Review (5 November 1833), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article232475748 

Mr. Peck's Concert took place as advertised on Wednesday evening. We apprehend, however, that Mr. Deane's inauspicious partnership with Mrs. Davis having been dissolved, a new and infinitely more congenial alliance has been formed with Mr. Peck, and if so from the appearance of Wednesday it gives promise of the most perfect success. The Court Room was so crowded that to use the hacknied term, there was not even standing room. The performances were extremely well selected, and in every instance admirably performed.

The great lion of the evening was Mr. Peck, of course, and well indeed did he justify the highest anticipations which have been formed of him. We have no hesitation in saying, that he is incomporably the best English performer on the violin we ever heard out of London. A Gentleman, (Mr. Adam Smith,) who from Mr. Peck's arrival has made every possible exertion to serve him, was kind enough to appear publicly on this occasion as an "Amateur" performer. It is well known what the term generally means. Mr. Romeo Coates was the very beau ideal of Amateurism. Not so, however Mr. Peck's friend, who not only performed the little which he attempted well and correctly, but shewed that he did so, merely to carry Mr. Peck, (who with Messrs. Deane and Russell accompanied him,) into the middle of a beautiful "Harmonic" (as is the phrase) and there to leave him, and delightfully did Mr. Peck continue the strain, and warmly was he deservedly applauded by the whole audience. A Mrs. Taylor, (announced as the daughter of the late Mr. Hill, well remembered, as well as the lady who was apprehend to have been Mrs. Taylor's mother, by all old play goers) made her debut before a Tasmanian audience. She has a strong and powerful voice, sings in tune when she does not dwell too long upon a note, and her little cadences are pleasing, if she falls not into the fault of two frequent an introduction of them. She is a fine woman with a very pleasing countenance, and we have no doubt she will become a favourite, being a considerable acquisition to the musical strength of the Colony. Mrs. Henson sings correctly and un-artificially; she has a clear mellow voice, and manages it cleverly, so as never to attempt beyond her powers.

The instrumental performers are all well known. Mr. Reichenberg performed some beautiful variations of his own composing, on the Clarionet, with his well known taste and accuracy. His musical ability is so well known and established, that it is unnecessary to say more.

And now we have to perform the most pleasing part of this notice - reference to that delightful little artiste Miss Deane, who has been rendered by her father's ability as a master, and her own talent and industry, as accomplished a performer as if often met with. The brilliance of her execution of the very difficult melange Sonata, by Herz, drew forth the must raptoruus applause. This young lady - her two very clever little brothers, and their father, form themselves a very superior Orchestra. Upon the whole the entertainment of Wednesday was by much the best ever given here.

We understand it is the intention of Messrs. Deane and Peck to have twelve monthly Sub- scription Concerts, at Three Guineas; and to continue the public entertainments upon the plan of Wednesday, every alternate week, at three shillings. Mr. Deane's new and splendid "Music Hall," will accommodate with convenience 400 persons; and as these Concerts are the only public amusements which the people of this Colony possess, we have no doubt they will receive that support to which they have such strong claim.


[Advertisement], Colonial Times (19 November 1833), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8647278 

Soirees.
MR. J. P. DEANE begs to inform the Public, that the Soirees will continue upen every Wednesday Evening, until further notice. Admittance 1s. Music to commence at 8 o'clock.
Nov. 19. 1833.


"Domestic Intelligence", The Tasmanian (29 November 1833), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article233614199 

A real good Concert, will take place at the Court-house, on Monday next, at the usual hour. It is Mrs. Taylor's benefit, and from the selection promises to afford a high treat to the musical gentry. A vast number of tickets are already disposed of, and early application at Mr. J. P. Deane's, is necessary, in order to secure places.

We understand that Mr. Adam Smith, the much admired violin player, has intimated to Mr. J. P. Deane, that he will on the approaching Soiree, on Wednesday next, perform the first part of a most difficult and splendid duet by Viotti. Mr. J. P. Deane will, on the occasion, play second fiddle, and the parts will be well maintained by the orchestra.


30 November 1833, St. Andrew's day

[News], The Hobart Town Courier (6 December 1833), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4188247 

The festival of St. Andrew was celebrated on Saturday at the Commercial Tavern, by about 100 gentlemen . . . The room was brilliantly lighted, a large chandelier with eight argand branches being suspended from the centre - the band of the 63rd. struck up appropriate tunes at every toast and a trio Mr. Deane, Mr. Marshall and Mr. Bock sung some of the most favourite glees.


"Domestic Intelligence", The Tasmanian (6 December 1833), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article233614211 

Mr. J. P. Deane's Soirees are remarkably well attended. Mrs. Taylor, as might be expected, attracts full rooms. Her performance, as well as that of Mrs. Henderson's [Henson], on Wednesday night last, was a real treat. Mrs. Taylor, for the present, will continue to sing at these delightful entertainments.


[News], The Tasmanian (13 December 1833), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article233614224 

Mr. Deane's Soiree on Wednesday last was most fashionably attended by upwards of one hundred persons. The music was excellent.


[News], Colonial Times (17 December 1833), 2-3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8647317 

In addition to the usual vocal perfor- [3] -mers at St. David's Church, during Divine Service on Sunday last, we were happy to observe Mrs. Taylor. That lady at the request of Mr. J. P. Deane, has most kindly consented to assist the vocal choir, whenever it may be in her power to attend. It would give us extreme pleasure to hear of an Oratorio, being in contemplation - an Evening Oratorio is of all other musical festivals the most pleasing, and we doubt not, would be well patronized; besides the profession, several amateurs would assist on such an occasion, although they might refuse to sing before the public, in a Concert-room.


"Domestic Intelligence", The Tasmanian (27 December 1833), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article233614266 

The Theatre has for the last week, so engrossed the attention of the public, that scarcely anything is spoken of but the astonishing progress of the performances, and a universal desire on the part of the public to support them. A public subscription theatre is spoken of by many - and it is said, that our enterprising Colonist, Captain Briggs, has some serious thought of erecting a splendid edifice on his valuable property, next to the Guardhouse.

It is, however, but justice to Mr. J. P. Deane to remind the public, that his splendid new room will very shortly be ready for their reception, and that it is considered to be sufficiently large for the population of the town: it is said it will hold between four and five hundred persons as a theatre. Mr. J. P. Deane spares no expense to meet the views of the public, and we conceive it is but right that he should in return receive the support he so deservedly merits.


[News], Colonial Times (31 December 1833), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8647336 

We beg leave to remind our readers, that Mr. Deane's Soiree takes place as usual, to-morrow night. Mrs. Taylor will sing four favorite songs.

1834

"Domestic Intelligence", Colonial Times (7 January 1834), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8647349 

Mr. J. P. Deane's soiree continue to be well supported. The rooms last soiree were well attended, and the music well performed, Mrs. Taylor gave two or three songs in excellent style, more particularly the "Dashing White Serjeant," which was deservedly encored. We believe Mrs. Henson's absence from the two last soiree's has arisen from ill health - we hear, however, she will assist to-morrow evening.


"THE THEATRE", The Tasmanian (10 January 1834), 6-7

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article233614307 

We understand the Theatre is about to be removed to the large and commodious premises in Argyle-street, now called "The Theatre Royal, Argyle Rooms." We have seen a plan of the arrangements, and they certainly do Mr. Deane infinite credit. There are boxes, pit, and gallery, and the accommodations are equal to 500 persons, arranged in the English manner; without which, it is needless to say, that so long as the present usages of society exist, to say nothing of the difference of pecuniary means, no Theatre can maintain itself. It is believed that so soon as the New Theatre is in full ope- [7] -ration, so that there can be accommodation afforded appropriate to his high station, His Excellency the Lieutenant Governor will honor the Theatre with hispresence, "By Command," as is the usual expression. At Sydney, the enterprising Manager, Mr. Levey, (owing to the English arrangement of his Theatre, such as will be constructed at the Theatre Royal here), was enabled to receive Governor Bourke, and his Suite, with considerable magnificence. We have no doubt Mr. Cameron will do his utmost to shew the high sense he will entertain of the value of such a visit.

"THE THEATRE", The Tasmanian (17 January 1834), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article233614322 

. . . Mr. Archer produced a very handsome plan of a Theatre, the cost of which would not exxeed £2,000, but it would take at least a year to complete; and as it is highly necessary that more commodious premises should be obtained for a new house, Mr. Deane's new Theatre in Argyle-street, and Messrs. Jackson and Addison's large building in Liverpool-street, were both spoken of, to one of which it seems settled that the Theatre will be forthwith removed, when, no doubt, all existing differences will disappear.

"The New Theatre", The Colonist and Van Diemen's Land Commercial and Agricultural Advertiser (21 January 1834), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article201158191 


"MR. DEANE'S SOIREES", The Colonist and Van Diemen's Land Commercial and Agricultural Advertiser (14 January 1834), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article201158249 

These entertainments are daily growing more and more in favor. Mr. Deane has added a French Horn, and some other instruments to his Band, which makes the music far more effective. We should, however, recommend pieces less difficult, as they do not fatigue the performers, and are more pleasing to a general audience.


[News], Colonial Times (14 January 1834), 4-5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8647356 

A highly respectable and numerous meeting of gentlemen took place yesterday afternoon, for the purpose of considering the best method of creating a Theatre, and establishing theatrical amusements. Before the meeting took place, upwards of fifteen hundred pounds had been subscribed for the purpose. Several resolutions were brought forward and carried, nearly the whole of which were totally irrelevant to the real business of [5] the day - to use a homely phrase, the meeting began to count the chickens before they were hatched, and began to propose regulations by which the profits of the embryo Theatre were to be divided . . .

. . . Before, however, we close these observations, we might ask, what is the reason a Theatre is required? we believe it is owing to the many objections against the present performers continuing where they now are, but why then not recommend Mr. Cameron to suit himself elsewhere with a building more adapted. A room of magnitude sufficient to hold upwards of 500 persons, besides a large and convenient stage, has been built for Mr. J. P. Deane, and why not remove the Theatre to this capacious place, it would be a much wiser plan to try for six or eight months what support a Theatre would have if built, and not take advantage of the theatrical fever which now so generally prevails; but wait, we say patiently awhile, and when the fever has abated, let us see who are the men of the people who will come forward and lay down their fifty or hundred pounds for the erection of a Theatre, over which they have no controul, and from which they may perhaps obtain 5 per cent, if they are lucky.


[News], The Hobart Town Courier (17 January 1834), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4187939 

On Sunday morning the congregation of St. David's Church was partially disturbed by a false alarm of fire. Mr. Deane's cook it appeared who was dressing his master's dinner, while he was performing in church, had unwittingly set fire to the soot which had collected in the chimney, and alarmed at the noise ran with all the speed in his power to communicate the belief to Mr. Deane that the house was on fire. Accompanied by his immediate assistance, he ran with all haste to the scene, closely followed by a large detachment of the 21st, whom Colonel Leahy kindly dispatched from the church, in order to subdue the flames. On their arrival however, the soot was burned out, and no further cause of alarm appearing they returned to church.

"ALARM OF FIRE", The Tasmanian (17 January 1834), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article233614316 

On Sunday, during Divine Service, Mr. Bedford being in the midst of the Litany, some person came to the gallery, and stated that Mr. Deane's house was on fire. Mr. Deane (by whom and his family the organ and psalm service are so admirably performed), of course withdrew for a moment . . .


[News], Trumpeter General (17 January 1834), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article172894934 

We were much gratified to perceive on Wednesday week, that Mr. Deane's Musical entertainment was fully attended - there must have been upwards of one hundred persons present, we observed with pleasure, that the greater proporwere ladies of the highest respectability.

The music was of a character which would do credit any where; - Mr. Deane, led in his usual spirited style, and Mr. Peck played the tenor in a delightful manner. Miss Deane's performance upon the piano-forte quite surprised us, the sonata was however a little too long. We have heard the celebrated Miss Yaniewitze [Yaniewicz], when a child of Miss Deane's age, and if memory does not fail us, they play much in the same style, particularly in the rapid and Staccata passages where Miss Y. used to shine in the brilliancy, lightness of fingering and intonation. A little more practice will make this young lady bebecome a first rate performer.

We were very sorry to learn, Mrs. Henson was so ill as to be unable to attend, which we believe was the cause of the favourite glees and duetta's being omitted.

Mrs. Taylor sung, "Love was but a little Boy," in a most enchanting manner, and was deservedly encored amidst great applause; -- Mrs. Taylor should be careful in attempting the bravura -- few can attain it even to be tolerable. Mrs. Billington in her best days stood unrivalled in her obligate violino principale, and Catalani was magnificent in her intonations and wonderful power of flexibility, a gift only to one in millions. We heard Mrs. Billington in 1813 attempt the accompaniment to Haydn's grand overture, and the distress of the audience was as great as the performers, who gasped for breath nearly to suffocation; Mrs. Taylor has a little of this this when beyond her powers; but a fine voice, and unrivalled here in those simple little airs where the modulation can be easily controlled, and breath commanded without distressing effort.

We hope so rational an amusement will meet with the support of the public and cordially wish Mr. Deane every success his exertions merit.

The new rooms we hear are to be shortly opened.


27 January 1834, Deane and Russell's juvenile fete

[Advertisement], The Hobart Town Courier (24 January 1834), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4187825 

MESSRS. Russell and Deane, beg to announce that the juvenile fete will be given at the Court House, on Monday evening next, the 27th of Jan., when a concert of vocal and instrumental music will take place.
PART 1st,
Overture, Caliph of Bagdad, - Boildeu
Song, Mrs. Taylor, Sale of Loves - Stevenson
Song, Typpety witchet, in character by Mr. Taylor - Grimaldi
Solo, Piano forte, Miss Dean, Piu Mesta, with variations - Herz
Song, Mrs. Henson, Love called on me one morning
Trio, Great A little a - Dr. Arnold
Song, Mrs. Taylor, Oh they march through the town - A. Lee.
Finale, Dill, Dill, Dill - Dr. Arnold.
PART 2nd. Overture, Semiramede - Rossini
Duet, Mrs. Taylor and Mr. Deane, When a little farm we keep
Song, Mrs.Henson, Coming through the rye
Trio, instrumental, Miss Deane, Messrs. Deane and Russell
Song, Mrs. Taylor, Oh 'tis a joyous day.
Trio, Giant and two children - Dr. Arnold
Solo, Flute - Nicholson
Song, Mrs. Taylor, Strike for Tyrol and liberty - Rosini
Finale, Chorus.
Doors to be opened at half past 6 o'clock, performance to commence at quarter past 7. Tickets 5s, not transferable - Under 12 years of age 3s., to be had of Mr. J. P. Deane, and of Mr. Wood.

[News], The Hobart Town Courier (31 January 1834), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4187471 

Messrs. Russel and Deane's juvenile fete at the Court House on Monday was received with the most immoderate shouts of applause by the holyday young folks. The giant scene especially delighted them, and the performers were compelled by vociferous encores to repeat it. A real clown and pantaloon came upon the stage, and after going through the customary exploits and mishaps, some children with a large Christmas pie are introduced, but just as they are about to partake of it, the crust is broken, & while the orchestra plays the roast beef of old England, a great cat jumps out, while the growling of a tremendous giant is heard at a distance, to interrupt them. He comes on and after frightening their wits away, the whole join in chorus of Fi, fa, fum.


[Advertisement], The Tasmanian (31 January 1834), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article233614361 

Ackerman's Forget Me Not, &c.
MR. J. P. DEANE respectfully announces to his Friends and the Public generally, that he has just recieved from Ackerman's, the "Forget Me Not," for 1834, and the Juvenile ditto, and a great variety of other useful and interesting works.
N.B. - Piano fortes tuned, and music neatly copied.


6, 10, 13, and 14 February 1834, juvenile entertainments, soirees

[Advertisement], Trumpeter General (4 February 1834), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article172894996 

IN consequence of the short notice given for the Juvenile Fete, several families were disappointed. Messrs. Deane and Russell therefore beg to announce, that the "Pantomine Scene," with "Giant Grumbo's Trio," (as performed at the Court-House), will be repeated on Thursday evening next, at Mr. Deane's Rooms, with a variety of vocal and instrumental music. Admittance 2s. each, under 12 years of age, 1s. To commence at 1/4 before 8 o'clock.

[Advertisement], The Colonist and Van Diemen's Land Commercial and Agricultural Advertiser (11 February 1834), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article201158107 

[News], The Colonist and Van Diemen's Land Commercial and Agricultural Advertiser (11 February 1834), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article201158097 

Mr. Deane's New Rooms were last night gratuitously thrown open, merely to see how they answered for singing and music. Mr. Peck played his celebrated "peculiarities" with great effect; and Mrs. Taylor sung "Kate Kearney" with her usual sweetness and expression. There were upwards of 300 persons present; and the room will contain at least six hundred. The house was lighted with a most splendid chandelier of eight Argand burners, which cost upwards of fifty guineas.

[Advertisement], The Hobart Town Courier (14 February 1834), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4187350 

"Domestic Intelligence", Colonial Times (11 February 1834), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8647420 

. . . We are glad to hear that Mr. Cameron has closed with Mr. Deane and that the Theatre is to be moved with as little delay as possible. There are many drawbacks attendant upon a play-house at a tavern, as Mr. Cameron has no doubt fully discovered.

"MR. DEANE's ROOMS", The Colonist and Van Diemen's Land Commercial and Agricultural Advertiser (18 February 1834), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article201158480 

On Friday evening, 430 persons were in these rooms, which, when the fittings up are complete, will be really elegant. The music was better than usual, especially Weber's "Overture to Preciosa." Mrs. MACKAY sang the Swiss Toy Girl, but we think not so well as Mrs. CAMERON - it was certainly a great deal too slow. Mrs. TAYLOR and Mrs. HENSON sang, we will not add well, as the public opinion of these ladies is already formed in their favour. The finale of Giant Grumbo, and Co. caused roars of laughter, from those who understood it; but it was above our comprehension. Upon the whole, there was a good two shillings worth for persons of all tastes - from the devotee of good music, to the child of six years old - from the man of refined taste, to those who "like something funny."

"ARGYLE ROOMS", Trumpeter General (18 February 1834), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article172895058 

On Friday evening, Mr. Deane's splendid new Concert Room in Argyle-street was opened to the public with the Soirees, and an additional entertainment called "Giant Grumbo's Trio." This magnificent building shortly after the opening of the doors, was crowded to excess; and there were throngs of persons outside attracted by the brilliant appearance of the rooms when lighted up. On entering the coup d'oeil was very imposing, reminding us of the celebrated rooms of the same name in Regent-street, London, which were burnt down two or three years ago, though now rebuilt on a grander scale. Hanging from centre of the sealing is an elogant chandelier of eight argand burners, which is said to have cost more than fifty guineas. The performers were elevated on a temporary stage, we understand Mr. Cameron is about to have the room fitted up as a Theatre, having made an arrangement with Mr. Deane for holding the theatrical exhibitions in this place. The Concert commenced with the overture of Tancredi. Mrs. Taylor sung the "Swiss Boy, and "Come where aspens quiver," very prettily and with Mr. Taylor gave the comic duet of "Polly Hopkins" in good style. Mrs. Henson sang "Away to the mountain's brow" and "the deep, deep sea," much to our liking. The "Pantomime Scene" in which Messrs. Taylor and Lewis performed, drew forth shouts of laughter, and the numerous young folks present were in high glee. In the course of the evening, several popular pieces were performed by the whole of the Orchestra, as well as "God save the King," given very effectively. At the conclusion of the entertainment, the applause was general and long continued, by an audience of nearly six hundred persons.

"THE ARGYLE THEATRE", Trumpeter General (25 February 1834), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article172895099 

Mr. Deane has commenced operations at his New Theatre, in Argyle street. It was opened last week with a Concert, and part of two acts of a Pantomime, and was so crowded on both occasions that its solidity underwent a tolerably good ordeal . . . It is a noble room of accurate dimensions, admirably calculated for theatrical performances, as it admits of abundant stage room, and a division of the audience part, so as to obtain that desirable object in all theatres, the convenient accommodation of all classes of the community. Mr. Deane has a grand Oratorio in preparation. We have seen the programme, and nothing can be better selected. He has made arrangements for the performance of one of Handel's grand Chorusses, by the engagement of a more numerous orchestra, then was ever yet heard in this island. It will consist of upwards of thirty performers of the various sorts. We apprehend Mr. Deane will on this occasion, as in England, raise the price of tickets to half-a-guinea, the invariable charge of the Hanover Square and all other similar Concerts. No doubt, there will not be one to be sold, even at that price, long before the evening of performance.


[Advertisement], Colonial Times (4 March 1834), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8647448 

Soiree. ON Thursday Evening next, Mr. J. P. Deane will commence his weekly entertainments of Musical Performances. The Soirees will, in future, be held every Thursday, and will commence at 8 o'clock. Admittance, 1s. each. March 4, 1834.


15 March 1834, oratorio

"THE ORATORIO", The Tasmanian (14 March 1834), 7

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article233614489 

To-morrow, Mr. Deane's noble New Concert Room will be open, with one of the most interesting entertainments of modern times - a performance of Sacred Music by the most eminent composers. Mr. Deane having determined that this entertainment shall be upon the most extensive scale the musical resources of the Colony will permit, has spared no expense, either in the arrangement of his Saloon, or in the engagement of performers. Indeed to such a liberal extent has he gone in these respects, that when the leader's bow gives the usual orchestra "preparation," one hundred pounds will have been expended. The whole musical strength of the Colony is engaged upon this occasion. Mrs. Inkersole, (late Miss Daniels) a lady of first rate musical ability - Mrs. Davis, who is decidedly an accomplished musician, are at the head of the vocalists. We must not omit Mrs. Henson, of whom we venture to say that her performance of Handel's beautiful piece, "He was despised" being peculiarly calculated for her style of singing, will be eminently successful. The instrumental performers are the whole which Mr. Deane could obtain. Messieurs Peck, Reichenberg, Russell, and Marshall are well known and admired that it is sufficient to name them. We had apprehended that considerable difficulty would have been experienced by Mr. Deane, in obtaining a sufficient vocal strength for the grand chorusses which form the chief beauty of these entertainments. But we have the authority of Mr. Reichenberg, (perhaps better cannot be) that he has succeeded beyond expectation. There can be no doubt but that the public will be eager to support this deserving artist. His large and interesting family give him strong claims; but when it is known, that he receives no salary for his services as organist of St. David's Church, and that the usual annual subscriptions have wholly ceased, we are convinced the public will not fail to render him that support to which he is so fairly entitled.

[Advertisement], The Hobart Town Courier (14 March 1834), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4186174 

ORATORIO.
MR. DEANE respectfully informs the inhabitants of. Hobart town and its vicinity, that a selection of Sacred Music will be performed at the Argyle Rooms,
on Saturday, March 15th 1834.
Principal Performers.
Mrs. Inkersole, Mrs. Davis, Mrs. Henson, Mr. Richenberg, Mr. Russell, Mr. Peck, and Mr. McCloud.
assisted (by permission) by the band of his Majesty's 21st Regiment.
PART 1ST.
Grand Symphony - Mozart.
Anthem - Mrs. Davis, Mrs. Henson and Mr. Marshall - Our Lord is risen from the dead" - Dr. Arnold.
Quartett - Haydn.
Song - Mrs. Inkersole, Lord remember David - Handel.
Solo - Piano Forte, Miss Deane - J. B. Cramer.
Song - Mrs. Henson, He was rejected - Handel.
Recit. Mrs. Davis - And God said let there be light -
Chorus -The Heavens are telling - Haydn.
PART 2ND.
Military Overture - De Zelmire - Rossini.
Song - Mrs. Davis - Let the bright Seraphim, Trumpet obligato acct. - Handel.
Solo, Violin - Mr. Peck - Mayseder.
Song - Mrs. Inkersole, Lord to thee each, night and day - Handel.
Solo, flute, - Nicholson.
Anthem - Mrs. Davis, Mrs. Henson - Hear my prayer - Kent.
Chorus -Hallelujah - Handel.
Leader, Mr. Russell- Violin principal, Mr. Peck.
Conductor, Mr. J. P. Deane.
Tickets (not transferable) 7s. each
Children 5s.
To be had at Mr. J. P. Deane's, Circulating library, Argyle street, and at Mr. Wood's, Liverpool street.
Door to be open at 7 o'clock, the performance will commence at 8 o'clock.

"Domestic Intelligence", Colonial Times (18 March 1834), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8647473 

The Oratorio on Saturday last was most numerously and respectably attended, and as we anticipated, a greater treat of the kind was never afforded in Van Diemen's Land. The room was well adapted for the purpose, and the raised stage gave the whole a London appearance. We were happy to observe His Excellency was present, and under his immediate patronage a second oratorio would be equally as well supported. The evening's entertainment commenced with Mozart's grand symphony, which was correctly and remarkably well performed. The succeeding anthem was not well selected, and although correctly sung, did not seem to please the auditory. Mrs. Inkersole's "Lord remember David," was pleasing and excellent. This was this lady's first appearance before a Van Diemen's Land public; and as we pretend to be judges, we may be believed when we say, that a more perfect female singer there is not in the Colony. She accompanied herself on the piano forte with remarkable good taste. We like to be candid, and we cannot therefore allow Mrs. Inkersole to pass us without one observation, which may not please her, and that is, that she is made a deal too much off. Miss Deane's solo on the piano forte was given in her usual brilliant manner; really the more we hear this juvenile performer, the more we are astonished at the brilliancy of her style and the correctness of her time. Mrs. Henson's "He was despised" was just suited for her voice. There is a melancholy sweetness about her singing which beautifully corresponds with the plaintiff music of the song. The chorus of "The Heavens are telling" was remarkably well performed, and deservedly applauded. Mrs. Davis's best performance was "Let the bright Seraphim," and the trumpet obligato by Mr. Long, was correctly and tastefully performed. Mr. Peck's violin concerto, and Mr. Marshall's flute solo, gave great satisfaction. The former was encored. Mrs. Inkersole's second song, "Lord to thee each night and day," was even more excellently sung than was her first piece. Kent's anthem of "Hear my prayer," is a difficult performance for ladies, and so it proved on Saturday - it was pretty correctly sung, and nothing more. The finale was excellent. The celebrated chorus, "Hallelujah," was thoroughly well supported. On the whole we say, never did a musical performance in Van Diemen's Land go off better.

"THE ORATORIO", The Colonist and Van Diemen's Land Commercial and Agricultural Advertiser (18 March 1834), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article201157993 

Mr. DEANE's very splendid new Room was opened on Saturday evening last, with an Oratorio - the first of the kind yet performed in Van Diemen's Land. The arrangements and fitting-up the room were elegant and appropriate, and reflected great credit upon the enterprising proprietor. The room was brilliantly lit up; and the three stages, for the convenience of the Leader, Conductor, and the Vocal and lnstrumental Performers judiciously erected. The Band of the 21st Fusileers was very effective. Soon after 8 o'clock, His Excellency Lieutenant Governor ARTHUR, family, and suite, entered the room, accompanied by Captain WILSON, of the 63d Regiment, and Lieutenant EMAN, and were recieved by the whole Choir with the sublime Anthem of "God save the King." Mozart's Grand Symphony was a perfect master-piece of good music. The Anthem, by Mrs. DAVIS, Mrs. HENSON, and Mr. MARSHALL, was really beautiful - the several merits of these respectable Vocalists are too well known to need comment. It being the first public appearance of Mrs. lNKERSOLE (late Miss DANIELS), a partial, but natural degree of timidity was observed; but she acquitted herself highly to our satisfaction; and the beauty and clearness of her tones, and the correct knowledge of music stamps her decidedly the first female singer in the Colony, and who will assuredly and deservedly become a very great favorite with the Public. Miss DEANE's "Solo" on the Piano-forte was her happiest effort. She evinces each night we hear her some fresh perfection. In short, the whole of the Performance reflects the highest credit upon all connected with it; and we may deem ourselves most fortunate in having such rational, and really beautiful specimen of talent and ability, to while away the dull uniformity of a Van Diemen's Land every-day scene, and we are assured that a repetition of the Oratorio in the Passion week will amply reimburse Mr. Deane for his exertions.

"THE ORATORIO", The Tasmanian (21 March 1834), 6-7

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article233614523 

Saturday last was a new AEra in Van Diemen's Land. The performances at Mr. Dean's splendid Concert Room - the room itself - the company assembled, and the whole together, mark the Colony with a stamp of advance in civilization, which nothing but the successful barbarizing of the "worse than death man," can retard. We are wholly unable to do justice by description, to the delightful entertainment, which afforded all present so much gratification. It will be sufficient to state that upwards of three hundred persons, as many ladies as gentlemen, all handsomely, many elegantly habited, had assembled some time before the hour fixed for the commencement of the performance. His Excellency the Lieutenant Governor, Miss Arthur, some of the younger branches of his family, accompanied by the Chief Justice and Mrs. Pedder, and attended by his A.id-de-camp, arrived soon after 8 o'clock. Mrs. Arthur's interesting situation, prevented her having the pleasure of being present. Having stated thus much, it is quite unnecessary to add that the whole of those holding public office, known here, "par excellence," as the Haut Ton, attended of course. All the respectable inhabitants, who were not prevented by particular circumstances, were present. It would be invidious to mention names. The noble Saloon was completely filled, but not inconveniently so, as Mr. Deane adhered strictly to his announced notice, that when tickets were issued for a prescribed number, being all which could be conveniently accommodated, no more would be issued. Thus it was, that when the performance commenced, the coup d'oeil was of the most brilliant description. A soft clear light thrown by a magnificient chandelier, while it shewed female beauty to every advantage, yet took off that glare, which too frequently on pubiic occasions oppresses it.

Upon His Excellency's arrival, the company spontaneouly rose, and we are convinced that from the general expression towards him which evidently prevailed, that had decorum permitted it [7] he would have been received with cheers. The National Anthem , God save the King, having been performed, while he took his seat, the Oratorio commenced. Here we find ourselves unwillingly compelled to be brief. Did our space permit we should be most desirous, to have a lengthened notice of every passage, but we are unable to spare sufficient room. We can only say, that all exerted themselves to the very utmost, to please, and that, those, exertions were eminently successful. The great star of the evening, was Mrs. lnkersole, of whom we may now say, that for the first time, we have a Singer in Van Diemen's Land. She sung twice, each time accompanying herself upon the Piano Forte. And here we take the liberty of offering our opinion of course a very humble one, to Mr. Deane. Mrs. lnkersole prefered a common square instrument, certainly of very soft sweet tone, to his upright cabinet. (Two unisons only we apprehend). We cannot but think, that he mistakes entirely the effect of that instrument. It is quite the thing for quadrille playing, but not as an accompaniment to the voice; its piano is inaudible - its forte, with the front frame removed, is harsh. It does that delightful little artiste, Miss Deane, infinite injustice, by placing her at it. We hope he will excuse us for this remark, which we make, he well knows in our anxiety for his success. Mrs. lnkersole proved herself to be a perfect mistress of the science, and her execution is delightful. She sings with the niost perfect ease - in the most accurate tune and time, and with a sweetness and taste indescribable. Her shake is perfect, and upon the true note, not (as is too often the case with those who, attempting what they are unequal to, are very bad) upon the wrong note. We need not say that so accomplished a vocalist was received with appropriate long continued applause. Mrs. Davis evidently laboured under disposition; but her recitative is extremely good, and her bravura powerful. Mrs. Henson is entitled to the highest praise for her strictly correct second, without, in any single instance, failing in accuracy, Mr. Peck is certainly the best violinist in these Colonies. His Concerto was rapturously received, and where it had piano accompaniments, Mr. Deane shewed how perfectly he is master of the instrument. Mr. Peck was most deservedly encored. The accuracy of his stopping in such rapid and extensive changes as he executes, is remarkable, and his whole performance upon that first of instruments, the violin, is delightful. An Oratorio without an organ is difficult to conceive yet Mr. Deane so skilfully arranged the performance of the highly accomplished band of the 21st regiment, under their scientific leader, Mr. McLeod, that the chorusses were strikingly effective. How Mr. Deane contrived to assemble so well combined a body of singers, we cannot understand. This is a mere outline of the performance. It was certainly the best in every possible consideration, which has ever been produced here. We congratulate Mr. Deane heartily upon his perfect success, and we consider him entitled to the warmest support of the Colony - if only for producing so noble an entertainment.

"TO THE EDITOR OF . . .", The Hobart Town Courier (28 March 1834), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4185884 


[2 advertisements], The Hobart Town Courier (28 March 1834), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4185903 

ARGYLE ROOMS. MESSRS. RUSSELL & DEANE beg to inform their juvenile friends and the public generally, that on Kaster Monday next, will be given, a selection of vocal and instrumental music, to conclude with the laughable entertainment, called "Hop O' my Thumb," or the "Ogre and Seven League Boots." Performance to commence at 8 o'clock. Admittance to Boxes 2s. Gallery 1s. Boxes can be engaged at the library. March 25, 1834.

ARGYLE ROOMS. MR. DEANE respectfully begs to inform his friends and the public, that he has removed the Circulating Library to the corner of Liverpool and Argyle streets . . .


"MR. DEANE'S THEATRE", The Tasmanian (11 April 1834), 7

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article233614565 

Yesterday, Mr. Deane's new stage was completed. It is of ample dimensions, and possesses the trap doors and other requisites for theatrical effect. We understand several of the Sydney performers are to join Mr. Deane's "company" at the close of the present Sydney season, so that the "Argyle Theatre" will open the campaign with strong forces. It is at present crowded every night to overflowing.

"Domestic Intelligence", Colonial Times (15 April 1834), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8647526 

Mr. Deane's entertainments continue to be most numerously attended. We must leave off terming them soiree's, as they now partake of theatrical representations; indeed, one or two pieces now rehearsing, it is said, will outvie anything of the kind ever produced in this Colony. The cheap rate at which these amusements are offered the public, are certain to ensure full houses. Two shillings is a mere ttifle, in comparison to the musical treal and entertainment; and the gallery price of one shilling is low in extreme. We should-recommend Mr. Deane to erect a gallery, as there is not nearly room enough for the usual visitors in that part of the house. Last evening the house was so crowded, that at eight o'clock it was found necessary to shut the doors, and some hundreds of persons were obliged to return home disappointed - ourselves among the number.

"MR. DEANE'S THEATRE", The Tasmanian (18 April 1834), 7

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article233614593 

This beautiful little Theatre, for such it is in every consideration, is now so crowded with the respectable inhabitants of the town and neighbourhood, that it is impossible to obtain "sitting room" after the commencement of the performance. The attraction is certainly very great, for independent of the best music which the Island can produce, the theatrical entertainments are of that light and amusing description which pleases all. We strongly recommend Mr. Deane to lose no time in giving his audience the true British division, of box, pit, and gallery - at four, three, and two shillings. He would find no diminution of numbers, and every portion of the audience being enabled to arrange appropriately, both as to price and otherwise, the best consequences would be obtained. We shall give a little detail of the next night of performance.


5, 8, 19 May 1834, Theatre Argyle Rooms, The waterman (Dibdin)

"ARGYLE ROOMS", The Tasmanian (2 May 1834), 7

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Mr. Deane's entertainments encrease in public estimation. We perceive by the advertisement that the musical farce of The Waterman, will be produced on Monday - no doubt, to a numerous audience.

"Domestic Intelligence", Colonial Times (6 May 1834), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8647562 

At the Argyle Theatre, last evening, was performed "The Waterman," and the manner in which it was got up, was highly creditable to all parties. Mrs. Mackay made her first debut on this stage, and was cheered on her entrance. She performed her part remarkably well - Mrs. Henson, as Mrs. Bundle, truly astonished. We had no idea she possessed so much theatrical talent, as we witnessed last night. With confidence and practice, Mrs. Henson promises to bean excellent actress. A song by an amateur ought to have been hissed instead of encored - it was low, and vulgar and indecent; Mr. Deane pleads ignorance as to the selection, and we understand, nothing of the kind will be again allowed. In the boxes were a few characters whose proper place would have been in the gallery but as the new gallery will be erected by Thursday next, we shall not say a word about the indiscriminate mixture of all classes in the front seats. The house was crowded to excess, and will no doubt be so on Thursday, when "The Waterman" will be repeated.

MUSIC: The waterman, a comic opera of two acts, as performed with universal applause at the Theatre Royal Haymarket composed by C. Dibdin (London: John Johnston, [1774]

https://archive.org/stream/watermancomicope00dibd (DIGITISED)


12 May 1834, Theatre Argyle Rooms, The purse

[Advertisement], The Tasmanian (9 May 1834), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article233614666 

Argyle Rooms. MR. DEANE begs to acquaint the Public, that on Monday evening next, the Theatrical Stage will be completed, together with the new Proscenium, Scenery, &c., when will be given a selection of Vocal and Instrumental Music; after which, will be performed lor the first time in this Colony, "The Purse" or the "Benevolent Tar." May 9, 1834.

MUSIC: The purse; or, Benevolent tar, a musical entertainment as performed at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, the poetry by J. C. Cross, the music by Wm. Reeve (London: Preston & Son, [1797])

https://books.google.com.au/books?id=Y1tvBIfv5KAC (DIGITISED)


15 May, Theatre, Argyle Rooms, concert, and Love laughs at locksmiths

[Advertisement], Colonial Times (13 May 1834), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8647590 

Theatre, Argyle Rooms.
MR. DEANE begs to announce that a selection of Vocal and Instrumental Music will be given on Thursday Evening next; after which will be performed the Farce of "Love laughs at Locksmiths."
Captain Beldare - Mr. Mackay
Risk - Mr. Pcmphraze
Vigil - Mr. Russell
Totterton - Mr. Townshend
Solomon Lob - By an Amateur
Lydia - Mrs. Mackay.
May 13th, 1834.

MUSIC: The comic opera of Love laughs at locksmiths, performed at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, with universal applause, composed & selected by Michael Kelly (London: M. Kelly, [1803])

https://archive.org/details/comicoperaoflove00kell (DIGITISED)


[2 mews items], The Hobart Town Courier (16 May 1834), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4185227 

We announced in our last the marriage of our Colonial Treasurer (Mr. Gregory) with Miss Jean, eldest daughter of the Paymaster of the 21st regt. . . . Before 10 o'clock, a large concourse of people had assembled in St. David's church, occupying the gallery on both sides overlooking the altar. The bride was led into church by the Lieutenant Governor, followed by the bridegroom, her father and 3 brides-maids, her sisters, Mr. Deane, at the moment of their entrance, striking up one of Handel's finest voluntaries. The bride was given away by His Excellency, Mr. Bedford reading the marriage ceremony with his accustomed clearness and distinctness of voice and manner. When the knot was tied the organ again sent forth its notes to play the happy pair out of church . . .

The new scenery which has been for some time in preparation for Mr. Deane's theatre at the Argyle rooms, was completed on Monday, when the performance opened to an audience of no less than 370 persons, the orchestra and the whole of the dramatic corps singing "God Save the King." The fittings up of this splendid room, so well adapted for musical performances, have cost Mr. Deane, we learn, upwards of 300l.


"Domestic Intelligence", Colonial Times (27 May 1834), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8647611 

At the Theatre last evening, a misunderstanding occurred between some of the actors, which had the effect of most suddenly terminating the evening's amusement. The first act of "The Waterman" was scarcely over, when some low fellows in the gallery put the whole house in an uproar by calling upon Mr. Pemphrase for a hornpipe. We never before heard of so unreasonable a demand ever having been made by any audience; and Mr. Deane, after consulting behind the scenes, very properly went on with the musical performance, and the green curtain drew up for the second act - again did the two or three low fellows in the gallery, (whom we have reason to believe went to the Theatre for the express purpose of annoying the Public) recommence their cries for the hornpipe. Mr. Russell then spoke to the audience, and asked what they wished? Most persons cried "to order," when Mr. Mackay, seeing the strange inroad to disorder, by allowing the gods of the gallery, or any half-dozen noisy troublesome fellows, to call for just what kind of performance they pleased, jumped on the stage, and behind the scenes protested against the hornpipe. Mr. Mackay was stage manager, and therefore on him devolved the whole responsibility of the stage management. Mr. Mackay, however, no sooner protested against the horn- pipe, than Mr. Pemphrase felt himself agrieved, and, as Mr. Mackay describes, not only grossly insulted himself, as stage manager, but also grossly insulted Mrs. Mackay. A great uproar was heard behind the scenes, so much so, that the piece could scarcely proceed. After squabbling for sometime, Mrs. Mackay came off the stage, and bonnetted and cloaked, left the room. When she was required to perform her part, there was no Mrs. Mackay, and so Pappa Bundle was obliged to apologize for the non appearance of his daughter, which he did by saying, "Mrs. Mackay having left the Theatre, the piece could not be gone on with." Here was a pretty kettle of fish! A regular row followed - Mr. Mackay was called upon to explain, which he did by stating that his wife and himself had been most grossly insulted; he was there as stage manager, and as such had interfered against any irregular proceedings; and was at his post to do his duty, but that Mr. Pemphrase threatened to kick him off the stage. After hearing Mr. Mackay for a short time, the same noisy fellows to whom we before alluded, tried to cry down Mr. Mackay; but the respectable and thinking part of the community were willing to hear and believe him. Suddenly, however, Mr. Pemphrase popped upon the stage, and then he was hooted with applause by the gallery folks - more particularly so, by the two or three. This appeared just what these fellows wanted. We verily believe they purposely went there to "kick up a row," and with the further intention, too, of causing open war between their friend Pemphrase and Mr. and Mrs. Mackay, "the mighty fine actors." Mr. Pemphrase, on his honour as a gentleman, said something about never having insulted a lady. But Pemphrase had the best of it - he had the gods in his favor. Pemphrase was hooted with applause; and Mackay hooted with hisses. Mr. Mackay took leave of the stage - he could do nothing else. Now for a word or two of our own advice by way of moral. The proprietor of a Theatre, or any public place of amusement, should have a will of his own - and the public ought not to be allowed to interfere with the amusements. What would be thought of a manager of a Theatre in London, who would permit "Pretty Polly Hopkins" to be sung between the fourth and fifth act of Richard the Third? and yet that would not be more outre than would a hornpipe from a waterman, in the little piece of The Waterman. We were half inclined to call upon Mr. Deane for a song, or upon Mr. Russell for a violin solo, in order to shew the absurdity of the public request; but we beg pardon - it was not the public request, it was the request only of two or three low-life fellows, who, by some unaccountable means, found their way into the gallery. Mrs. Mackay did wrong in leaving the Theatre; for however insulted she might have considered herself, still the public, with whom she is most deservedly a great favorite, did far from insult her - the public loudly applauded her. But in extenuation we might urge, perhaps, in her favor, that in the heat of the moment she felt indignant, and was determined not to perform again on those boards with those whom she thought had insulted herself and her husband. We yet hope matters may be reconciled between all parties - the Theatre has afforded much amusement, and everything has hitherto gone off satisfactorily. Mr. and Mrs. Mackay are the principal attraction, and with a little bending on either side, the interests of all may be promoted.


29 May 1834, Theatre, Argyle Rooms, The bushrangers (Henry Melville)

"Domestic Intelligence", Colonial Times (27 May 1834), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8647611 

On Thursday next, the Colonial melodrama of the "Bushrangers," will be performed at the Argyle Rooms. This is the first attempt at getting up a Colonial piece; and as every person present will be a critic, the author risks not a little. Public opinion, however, as yet, speaks much in its favor. The plot is laid in the interior of the Colony, and during the time the natives were on friendly terms with the settlers. One native chief (Mr. Pemphrase) is introduced, as are also three most notorious bushrangers, who are the veriest ruffians we ever read of. There is plenty of stage effect in the piece.

"THE THEATRE", Trumpeter General (3 June 1834), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article172895593 

We attended Mr. Deane's elegant little Theatre on Thursday last, to witness the Colonial piece of the “Bushrangers.” From the misunderstanding which has arisen between Mr. Mackay and Mr. Deane, some of the characters were taken at a short notice by other members of the Company, who exerted themselves to give effect to their different parts. We were pleased with the character of Mr. Norwood, pleased by Mr. Townsend, and only regretted that he was not supported as we could wish . . .










[Advertisement], Colonial Times (22 July 1834), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8647705


3 and 20 August 1834, birth and baptism of Alfred Deane

Baptisms solemnized in the parish of Hobart Town ... in the year 1834; Tasmanian Names Index; NAME_INDEXES:1083016; RGD32/1/2/ no 5346

https://stors.tas.gov.au/RGD32-1-2-p287j2k 

No. 5346/ [Baptised] 20 August / [Born] 3 August 1834 / [Name] Alfred / [Parents] John Philip and Rosalie / Deane / Hobart Town / Music Master / Wm. Bedford


[Advertisement], The People's Horn Boy (8 November 1834), 1

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THEATRE, ARGYLE ROOMS. THE LAST NIGHT OF THE SEASON. ON Monday evening, Nov. 10, will be performed, for the benefit of Mr. Capper, The Inchcape Bell. After which the following songs. "Heaving the Lead" (in character) by Mr. Williams; "The Banners of Blue," (first time) by Mrs. Clarke; "Let the toast be dear women," by Miss Rudelhoff, her Farewell Song; Song by Mrs. Henson; "The maid of fifteen," by Mr. Williams. The whole to conclude with the laughable farce of the "MASTER'S RIVAL," or a Day at Boulogne . . .

1835

"THE THEATRE", The Tasmanian (2 January 1835), 7

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article232800389 

We announced in a recent number that Mr. Cameron had taken Mr. Deane's Theatre. The best company the Colony could produce have been engaged at very liberal salaries, and every exertion has been made to place the Colonial Theatre on that respectable footing which should call for concomitant public support, which we regret to add that hitherto it has not received . . .


18 April 1835, Samson Cameron and Deane, oratorio, Theatre, Argyle Rooms, Hobart Town

[Advertisement], The Hobart Town Courier (17 April 1835), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4180771 

"Domestic Intelligence", Colonial Times (9 June 1835), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8648244 

The performance of Der Freischutz, the other evening, for Mr. Deane's benefit, gave great satisfaction - the auditory appeared quite delighted with the music, and the incantation scene caused thunders of applause. We believe the opera will be repeated in a short time.


5 June 1835, Deane's benefit, Der Freischütz (Weber), Theatre, Argyle Rooms, Hobart Town

[Advertisement], The Tasmanian (5 June 1835), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article232800770 


8 July 1835, opening of season, Theatre, Argyle Rooms, Hobart Town, Rosina (Shield) (also performed on 31 July)

"THEATRE", Morning Star and Commercial Advertiser (3 July 1835), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article232499049 

We understand that Mr. Deane's season at the Argyle Rooms opens on Wednesday next, and from the strength of the company engaged, and the season being propitious, we have no doubt Mr. Deane's expectations of a profitable season will be realized. It is the intention of the proprietor to keep the Theatre as select as possible, so that the respectable inhabitants may enjoy with their wives and families a rational evening's amusement. The prices also will be reduced, which, considering the pressure of the times, is of no inconsiderable importance, and if Mr. Deane can complete his arrangements, it is his intention to have three prices as in England, carefully excluding all but the respectable inhabitants from the dress circle. The Theatre will open, we believe, with the "Point of Honor," and the favorite opera of "Rosina."

[Advertisement], The Hobart Town Courier (31 July 1835), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4179613 


14 July 1835, Deane and John Charles Stracey execute trust deed

[2 advertisements], The Hobart Town Courier (21 August 1835), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4179338 

NOTICE. JOHN PHILIP DEANE having on the 14th inst. executed a trust deed of his whole estate in favour of John Charles Stracey, for behoof of all his creditors who shall accede thereto within one calendar month. The said trustee hereby intimates, that the trust deed lies for signature at the office of G. B. Hesse, Solicitor, certifying that a dividend will be paid to those only who will sign the said trust deed within the period prescribed. Aug. 20.

NOTICE. ALL persons indebted to Mr. J. P. Deane, by acceptances, promissory notes, book debts, subscriptions, or otherwise, are requested to pay the same to John Charles Stracey, the Trustee, with the least possible delay, to prevent legal measures being resorted to. Aug. 20.

[Advertisement], The True Colonist Van Diemen's Land Political Despatch (21 August 1835), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article200328629 

Universal Collections. On Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, the 1st, 2d, 3d, and following days of September . . . [as below]


2 and 3 September 1835, and days after, sale by auction of Deane's stock-in-trade

[Advertisement], Colonial Times (1 September 1835), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8648519 

Universal Collection. On Wednesday and Thursday, the 2nd, 3rd, and following days of September, commencing at 11 o'clock precisely MACDOUGALL & STRACEY Will Sell by Auction at their Mart, ALL The Stock in Trade, Musical Instruments Household Furniture, Theatrical Wardrobe and Paraphernalia, of J. P. Deane. The property belonging to this Estate, is of a description which encompasses every article found in all sales daily advertised, in addition to which is a collection which it is impossible to be described or comprehended in an advertisement. In the Library list are many thousand volumes on varied subjects. The Music containing many reams, may be seen; the Sacred, the Ancient, and Modern meldious are pieces without end. The Schoolbooks are innumerable. The Account books are of the best description, as well as the Stationary. To do justice to such a stock in an advertisement, would require, at least, three newspapers equal to the old "London Times" - let it therefore suffice to say, that every article human ingenuity has invented for instruction and amusement, will be found in the sale of this property - Catalogues of which will shortly be published. Mode of payment-approved bills from purchasers of £25 and upwards at three months - purchases under the above, Cash. N. B.- No lots will be delivered during the Sale.


"Benevolence!!", The True Colonist Van Diemen's Land Political Despatch, and Agricultural and Commercial . . . (25 September 1835), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article200328134 

It is a long time since any man could be found in the Colony bold enough to deny that the measures of Colonel Arthur's Administration were rapidly hastening the Colony to ruin . . . We would now ask the eulogists of His Excellency to reconcile the following act with humanity or benevolence of disposition: -

All our Colonial readers know Mr. John Philip Deane, and that he has been for many years Organist of St. David's Church; and most of them know the extraordinary musical talents of his daughter, whose musical performances are allowed to be superior to those of her father. Mr. Deane, like many other victims of Colonel Arthur's prosperity, having failed in business, all his property having been sold for the benefit of his creditors, some of whom, no doubt, moved by ultra religious feelings, with a view to mortify his body for the good of his soul, and lest he should attempt to earn any thing for the support of his numerous family, or to satisfy any portion of his creditors, wisely and mercifully locked him up in prison. Observe reader, Mr. Deane has a family of seven children, and has given up all his property for the benefit of his creditors, including also a valuable piano, the property of his talented daughter, which was bought with the proceeds of concerts given for her benefit. Now comes the benevolence of Colonel Arthur. The salary of the Organist, £50 a-year, was a considerable object for the infant family of Mr. Deane, and Mr. Bedford had kindly consented to allow Miss Deane to perform on the organ during her father's confinement - her abilities, as we before stated, being acknowledged to be superior to those of her father. But His Excellency Colonel George Arthur - the humane - the benevolent Christian philanthropist, could not permit such a dreadful act of immorality as to allow a girl of fifteen to employ her talents in accompanying Divine Worship, for the benefit of her infant brothers and sisters. We offer no comment on this; it will speak for itself in the ears of every parent in the Colony; but we call upon the Courier and the Tasmanian, to eulogise the act if they can. Was this in obedience to be orders of some "worse than death" tyrant of a Secretary of State. Will the Tasmanian say that this was done under the influence of Mr. Stephen or Chief Justice Pedder? We long to hear what they can say on this subject.


[Advertisement], Colonial Times (6 October 1835), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8648632 

Music. MACDOUGALL & STRACEY, Will Sell by Public Auction, at their Mart, on Tuesday, 13th October, SEVERAL Reams of Music, consisting of songs, duetts, quadrilles. Miscellaneous pieces, ancient and modern, with a collection too general to describe. Also, - Several other articles, belonging to the Estate of Mr. J. P. Deane. TERMS. Cash.


"THE THEATRE", The Tasmanian (9 October 1835), 7

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article232801054 

Of all the objectionable means of levying contributions upon the struggling occupants of a new country, none can be more than these commonly called "the Theatrical." We supported Mr. Deane, and we supported Mr. Cameron in their attempts, not but that we were convinced that in both cases the attempts would end as they have done, but, because the former was an industrious and deserving man, with a large and increasing family, and that the other had been forced, almost against his will, into an undertaking for which he was anything but suited, and that Mrs. Cameron had obtained universal good will, both by her public and private demeanour. When the bubble was about to burst, another speculator appeared, a Mrs. Chester, whose pretensions were of so high a cast, that we have been told, she expected ten guineas a night for her performance; and, that finding the people here not sufficiently sensible of her merits, she departed to Sydney, in the expectation of being more appropriately valued. She has been refused an engagement and has dwindled down to the proper standard, as a teacher of music. It is now said, that this lady is to unite with Mrs. Cameron, in another attempt at the original theatre - Mr. Whitaker's, the Freemason's Tavern. If theatricals can succeed at all, the limited scale of that very pretty room, affords the chance of commonly ordinary remuneration. But Mrs. Chester must diminish her "nobles to ninepence."


[Advertisement], Colonial Times (1 December 1835), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8648750 

Notice. PIANO FORTES correctly tuned. Apply to J. P DEANE. 1, Melville-street, Dec, 1, 1835.

1836

? 2 January 1836, departure on short preliminary visit to Sydney

Departures from Launceston, per Dart, for Sydney, 2 January 1836; Tasmanian Names Index; NAME_INDEXES:541862; POL458/1/2 p8

https://stors.tas.gov.au/POL458-1-2 

J. P. Deane, esq., Mrs. Deane . . .

"SHIP NEWS", Bent's News and Tasmanian Three-Penny Register (9 January 1836), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article232484986 

. . . LAUNCESTON . . . DEPARTURES . . . On Monday, the brig Dart, Griffin, for Sydney . . . Passengers: Alexander Patterson, Esq., Mrs. Patterson, Miss McLeod; Mr. Deane, Mrs. Deane . . .


[Advertisement], The Hobart Town Courier (22 January 1836), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4177726

In the matter of the Insolvency of John Philip Deane. WHEREAS, the above named John Philip Deane having presented his petition to the Supreme Court, praying for relief pursuant to the Act of Council, entituled, "An Act to provide for the distribution of Insolvent Estates, and for the amendment in other respects of the law of Debtor and Creditor," and the same having come on to be heard before His Honor Mr. Justice Montagu, the said John Philip Deane was declared insolvent, and Sir. John Makepeace, of Hobart town aforesaid, was thereupon appointed the provisional assignee of the estate and effects of the said insolvent. Notice is hereby given, that Thursday the eleventh day of February next, at the hour of 10 o'clock in the forenoon, at the Court-house, Hobart town, is appointed to be the day and place for the meeting of the creditors of the said insolvent, and for otherwise proceeding in the matter of such insolvency. - Dated this 21st day of January 1836. E. M. DYNE, Solicitor to the said Insolvency.


2 February 1836, Rosalie Deane, concert, New Norfolk

[Advertisement], Colonial Times (26 January 1836), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8648863

Concert. MISS DEANE respectfully begs leave to announce to her Friends and the Inhabitants of New Norfolk and its Vicinity, that, with the assistance of her kind Friends and the Profession, she will, for the support of her Brothers, Sisters, and Family, give a Concert of Vocal and Instrumental Music, At the Court House, New Norfolk, on Tuesday, February 2,1836. Tickets (not transferable) 7s 6d - Children under Twelve years of age 5s; to be had of Mrs. Bridger, New Norfolk; Mrs. Davis, Music Repository, and Mr. Hedger, Hobart Town. The Concert to commence at a quarter past Eight precisely. Jan. 26, 1836.

"NEW NORFOLK CONCERT", Bent's News and Tasmanian Three-Penny Register (30 January 1836), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article232485017 

In consequences of the reverses of fortune, which have befallen that old and indefatigable caterer for public amusement, Mr. J. P. Deane, we have the greatest pleasure in copying from the Trumpeter, an advertisement, announcing that Miss Deane, his highly talented and interesting daughter, will give a concert at New Norfolk, on Tuesday evening next, "for the support of her brothers and sisters;" and sincerely do we trust that the effort will be met by the success which the present circumstances of this deserving family demand. Mr. Deane is an old Colonist; he was the first to establish any rational public entertainments in Hobart Town; he has been most persevering in his exertions to support a large family; but he has been unfortunate. Under these circumstances we hope that Miss Deane's Concert will be well attended by all who can do so.

"Domestic Intelligence", Colonial Times (9 February 1836), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8648883 

On Tuesday last, Miss Deane had a Benefit Concert at New Norfolk, which was held at the Court House, and was most fashionably and most numerously attended. The Concert gave great satisfaction, and it is anticipated the encouragement given by the district will be the means of procuring half a dozen Subscription Concerts during the autumn . . .


8 March and 5 April 1836, birth and baptism of Henry Deane

Baptisms solemnized in the parish of Hobart Town ... in the year 1836; Tasmanian Names Index; NAME_INDEXES:1084412; RGD32/1/2/ no 6745

https://stors.tas.gov.au/RGD32-1-2-p358j2k 

No. 113 / 6745 / [Baptised] 5 April / [Born] 8 March 1836 / [Name] Henry / [Parents] John Philip and Rosalie / Deane / Hobart Town / Teacher of Musick / Wm. Bedford


[Advertisement], Colonial Times (8 March 1836), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8648952 

Books, Book Debts, MR. J. C. STACEY Will Sell by Auction, on Wednesday the 16th instant, at 2 o'clock, at his New Mart,
THE Accounts (and books in which they have been kept) belonging to the estate of Mr. John P. Deane, and as a dividend is to be paid at the same time, the attention of Creditors need not be otherwise invited. To the public in general, however, it is only just to remark the claims on individuals of every rank are immense, but they have an opportunity of avoiding exposure by paying their debts prior to the sale. The purchaser of the above will have every necessary assistance as respects proof, &c.


22 March 1836, Deane's farewell concert

[Advertisement], Colonial Times (15 March 1836), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8648956 

A Grand Concert
Of Vocal and Instrumental Music, will take place at the Argyle Rooms, on Thursday, the 24th instant, further particulars of which will be given in a future advertisement.
J. P. DEANE has for 13 years past endeavoured to afford amusement to his Friends and the Public in general, but untoward circumstances will cause him to leave Van Diemen's Land for the Sister Colony, where he anticipates more patronage. The depressed state of this Settlement, and his large family compel him to seek a livelihood elsewhere, and it is absolute necessity alone that induces him to leave Hobart Town, where he has so many well wishers and friends.
J. P. Deane, therefore, begs to announce that the Concert will be his last application to the Public for patronage, and he trusts his "FAREWELL" will be attended by all his former friends, whose circumstances will allow their expending a trifling sum for a musical entertainment.

[Advertisement], The Hobart Town Courier (18 March 1836), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4177333 

[AS ABOVE, BUT WITH THE ADDITION OF THE FOLLOWING - ] . . .
The Concert will be assisted by Messrs. Russell, Peck, Reichenberg, Leffler, and the whole of the musical talent in the town, who have kindly offered their assistance on this occasion.
Leader, Mr. Russell; Violin Principal Mr. Peek; Conductor Mr. J. P. Deane. Tickets 5s. each Children'e do. 3s.
To be had of Mrs. Davis, Musical Repository, Elizabeth-street, Mrs. Hedger, Confectioner, Elizabeth-street, and Mr. Peck, 30, Liverpool-street.

"MR. J. P. DEANE", The Tasmanian (18 March 1836), 7

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article232801373 

We very much regret to state that Mr. J. P. Deane, whose musical talents and those of his family have so long afforded so much entertainment and instruction to the Colony, is about to seek improvement in his fortune in a richer land. He sees that the luxury bubble is about to burst, and he very wisely withdraws before the explosion. That he has been extremely unfortunate in his theatrical speculation is well known, and in order to obtain some little pecuniary aid, he is to have a concert, at which the whole of the musical power of the Colony will assist, on Tuesday next. It was advertised for Thursday, but the Political Association occupying the Argyle Rooms on that day, he is compelled to have his entertainment on the Tuesday preceding. Mrs. Deane added to her large family an eighth child on Tuesday last; six of these are Tasmanians by birth. We have no doubt that the public will on this occasion afford more than its accustomed liberality.

"MR. DEANE'S CONCERT", The Tasmanian (25 March 1836), 7

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article232801387 

On Tuesday evening Mr. Deane had his "Farewell" Concert at the Argyle Rooms. It was numerously and respectably attended, and together with presents and tickets taken by persons who did not attend, we hope and trust this meritorious musician will have found his entertainment as productive as the pressure of the times will admit. The performances went off with much spirit, and were highly applauded. Miss Deane, whose accomplishments on the Piano Forte have so often gratified her hearers, performed a very difficult sonata with great brilliance, and Master Deane, both in the violincello and in the duett with Mrs. Clarke, "My Pretty Page," was warmly and deservedly encored. We heartily wish Mr. Deane and his interesting large family every success in that great country, where the means are abundantly possessed, of affording encouragement to deserving artists. Here, the great object is to provide food . . .

"GLEANINGS . . . MR. J. P. DEANE", Bent's News and Tasmanian Three-Penny Register (26 March 1836), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article232485137 

FROM THE TASMANIAN . . .

As above 25 March; then added at end:

He was induced to give a farewell Concert on Tuesday evening last, at the Argyle Rooms, which we are happy to be enabled to stale was well attended. On this occasion the Gentlemen of the musical profession attended gratuitously, and thus with the addition of Mr. Deane's own family, produced a first rate orchestra. Of the performances, those which appear to have given the greatest satisfaction, all being good, were Mr. Peck's Solo on the Violin "Maysedero Groud Rondeau in D. La Pettit Tambour," [sic] which was rapturously encored, and Miss Deane's Concerto, "Rule Brittania with Variations," on the Piano Forte. This young Lady's talents are unquestionably of the first order and will we have no doubt be duly appreciated in the elder Colony. - Ed. Bent's News.

"ERRATUM", Bent's News and Tasmanian Three-Penny Register (2 April 1836), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article232485140 

A very palpable blunder occurred in our last number, in the notice of Mr. Deane's Concert. For "Maysedero Groud Rondeau in D," read " Mayseder's grand Rondeau in A."


[News], The Sydney Monitor (2 April 1836), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article32151056 

We perceive by the Hobart Town papers that Mr. Deane, the musical performer, intended to leave Van Diemen's Land for the purpose of settling in this Colony.




Sydney, NSW (17 April 1836 to 18 June 1844)

"SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE", The Sydney Gazette (19 April 1836), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2203861

ARRIVALS. From America via Hobart Town, on Sunday last, having left the latter port the 7th instant, the ship Black Warrior, Captain Nunford. with merchandise. Passengers, Mr. Driver, Mr. J. P. Deane, Mrs. Deane, and family, Rev. Mr. Kenny, and Mr. Spyer.


18 April 1836, Marian Maria Chester's benefit, Theatre Royal, Sydney

[Advertisement], The Sydney Herald (18 April 1836), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12854151 

ATTRACTION!! Mrs. Chester's Benefit. THE Public is respectfully informed, that Mr. DEANE and Family having arrived from the Sister Colony, per Black Warrior, last evening, it is with great pleasure Mrs. Chester announces to her friends, that Mr. Deane bus kindly allowed MASTER EDWARD DEANE to sing with Mrs, Chester, in the course of the evening, The Comic Duet of " My pretty Page."

"MATTER FURNSHTD BY OUR Reporters and Correspondents", The Sydney Monitor (20 April 1836), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article32151159 

. . . One of Mr. Deane's sons made his debut in this Colony at Mrs. Chester's benefit on Monday evening, when he sang, with Mrs. C., the duet of My Pretty Page. His voice, though weak, is sweet, and making allowance for his appearing before a strange audience, he acquitted himself with credit . . .


"Domestic and Miscellaneous Intelligence", The Australian (19 April 1836), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36854950 

Mr. Deane and his talented family have arrived from Hobart Town, and will add greatly to the musical profession in Sydney. We understand that it is the intention of Mr. Deane shortly to get up a concert, and has already received the kind offers of many of our celebrated musicians of their assistance. Mr. Deane's kind conduct and liberality to every professional on their arrival at the Derwent, is so proverbial, that we trust one and all of our great musicians will come forward on the occasion, and also all the vocalists of Sydney. Report speaks in the highest terms of the talents of Miss Rosalia Deane as a pianist. - From a Correspondent.


[News], The Sydney Herald (21 April 1836), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12854186 

. . . Mr. D., who has a large family, all of whom are musicians of the first rate according to their ages, intends giving a Concert at the close of the Sydney races, which, from his character and talent, may be expected a treat . . . Mr. Dean intends opening a Music Saloon for the instruction of young ladies and gentlemen, at Terry's Buildings, Pitt-street.


[News], The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (26 April 1836), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2204022 

Mr. Dean (recently arrived from Hobart Town) intends holding a Concert at the Royal Hotel on the 3d proximo. Although he and his family are in themselves a host, we are happy to hear that with the feeling of concord usually found to exist amongst the votaries of harmony, all the local and instrumental talent (with one exception) have voluntarily proffered their assistance. However valuable Mr. W. may consider his services - to demand from a brother musician, twenty five guineas for a brief display of his talent upon cat-gut, is, to use the words of a celebrated person, "too bad."

ASSOCIATIONS: "Mr. W." = William Vincent Wallace

[Advertisement], The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (28 April 1836), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2204045 

NOTE: Letter from Wallace replying to the above


[Advertisement], The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (30 April 1836), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2204092 

Musical Saloon.
MR. AND MISS DEANE, Late of Hobart Town,
HAVE the honor to announce to their Friends and the Public of Sydney, that they will be happy to receive Pupils for the Instruction of
VOCAL AND INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC.
They propose to teach the Pianoforte, Violin, Violincello, Flute, Singing, and the Theory of Music.
Mr. DEANE begs to observe, that having been a Member of the PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY, LONDON, at which he was a Performer, will be a sufficient recommendation as to his capabilities.
The Terms will be £2 12s. 6d. per Quarter at the Saloon.
Mr. DEANE will attend the house of any Pupil for the Pianoforte or Violin at 5s per Lesson.
It is the intention of Mr. DEANE, for the Instruction of Pupils, to give Quarterly Lectures on the Theory and Practice of Music, at which the Parents of Pupils will be respectfully invited to attend.
Pianofortes carefully and correctly tuned at the shortest notice.
5, Terry's Buildings, April 29, 1836.

[News], The Sydney Gazette (3 May 1836), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2204148

It will be seen by advertisement elsewhere, that Mr. and Miss Deane, from Hobart Town, have opened a Musical Saloon for the instruction of young persons of both sexes, in that pleasing attainment - pleasing though it be but as is too general, in mediocrity. Deane is an industrious man. His daughter has considerable execution on the pianoforte. They deserte a fair share of public patronage.

Mr. and Miss Deane's proposed Concert is postponed, we hear, sine die, in consequence of the sudden indisposition of the latter. Mr. Wallace has it in contemplation, it is said, to give a Concert this month.


[Advertisement], The Colonist (12 May 1836), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31718017


18 May 1836, John Philip Deane and family, concert

[News], The Sydney Monitor (18 May 1836), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article32151353 

Mr. Deane from Hobart Town gives his first Concert at the Royal Hotel, this evening. Miss Deane will perform several solos on the Pianoforte, an instrument on which we understand, she plays brilliantly. Mr. D. has secured the assistance of Mrs. Chester, and Messrs. Sippe, Wilton, Cavendish, Stubbs and several amateurs. Major England with his accustomed urbanity has given permission to the band of the 4th Regiment to attend on the occasion.

"CONCERT", The Sydney Herald (19 May 1836), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12854363 

Mr. Deane's Concert took place last night at the Royal Hotel. There were about four hundred persons present, and at eight o'clock the Concert commenced with the Overture to Tancredi, performed in fine style by Messrs. Deanes, Cavendish, Wilson, Sippe, Stubbs, and the Bass of the excellent Band of the 4th Regiment, under the superintendence of Mr.- - -, who gratuitously exerted himself, as did all the performers for Mr. Deane's benefit. The glee and chorus "Bragela," sung by Mrs. Chester, Master Deane, and Amateurs, was well executed, and elicited deserved applause. Mrs. Chester's "If o'er the cruel tyrant, received great and deserved applause, love " was a beautiful performance, Miss Deane's pianoforte solo "Rule Britania," was an extraordinary performance for so young a lady. Miss Deane is but fourteen years of age, and her execution drew forth tremendous cheers, which continued long after the young lady had left the instrument. Mr. Allen, an amateur, sung the "Death of Nelson;" his voice is musical but weak, and would have sounded much better in some of the simple Scotch Melodies, which would have been graced by his strong Scotch idiom; it was not, however, sufficiently strong to give effect to the song he sang. A Septette performed by Mr. Deane, Miss Deane, Masters I. and E. Deane, Messrs. Cavendish, Stubbs, and Wilson followed, and was a real musical treat, embracing almost the entire talent of Sydney. The duet of "As it fell upon a day," by Miss Deane and Master E. Deane, was pleasingly sung, much applauded and encored; Miss Deane has a sweet voice, but we think it a pity to introduce the young lady until her voice is matured - her execution was good, and Master Deane supported her well. Glee "The Foresters," well sung, closed the first part of the Concert.

The second part commenced by the overture "La Villanetta Rapita" by the full orchestra, which was remarkably well played. "My Sweet Dorabella," a comic glee, by Mr. Deane, Mrs. Chester, and an Amateur, elicited much laughter and applause. Mr. Stubbs's solo on the flute, " Come where the Aspens Quiver," with variations, was a masterly performance, and was most deservedly lauded. Mrs. Chester did ample justice to the " Mocking Bird," and was accompanied by Mr. Stubbs, with much feeling. Miss Deane's pianoforte solo "Greek March," with variations, was an improvement on her former playing. The passages in the variations, which are by Hertz, are the most difficult that can he imagined, and the rapidity ef her execution surprised every person present. The duetto " Dear Maid" by Mrs. Chester and an Amateur, pleased by its simplicity. Master E. Deane, ten years of age, executed a solo, "The Ploughboy," with variations, on the violincello, in which he was rapturously applauded between each variation. The instrument was nearly as large as Master Deane, and taking into consideration the smallness of his hand, it was a very praiseworthy performance. The evening's entertainment closed with a chorus from "Massienello," which was very well sung. The proficiency of Mr. Deane's family does him great credit as a teacher of music, and it is to be hoped he will receive his share of the public patronage. It is highly creditable to the profession, that the performers stepped forward gratuitously to help a brother performer.

"MR. DEANE'S CONCERT", The Australian (20 May 1836), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36855030 


22 May 1836, solemn mass, St. Mary's Cathedral, Sydney

[News], The Australian (20 May 1836), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36855024 

On Sunday next, (Whit Sunday,) the lovers of sacred music will do well to attend divine service at St. Mary's Church, Hyde Park; when, in addition to the usual excellent choir at that church, there will be collected nearly the whole of the professional musicians of Sydney, both instrumental and vocal, including Mrs. Rust, Mr. Wallace, Mr. Deane, Mr. Cavendish, and some others whose names we are not acquainted with, of distinguished ability, forming a phalanx of talent that can never be brought together at a concert, for the benefit of any individual.


*


"MUSIC AT SYDNEY", Chambers Edinburgh Journal 275 (6 May 1837), 117

http://books.google.com.au/books?id=l2MiAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA117

A FILE of colonial newspapers is apt to be a source of considerable entertainment. It is particularly so if the colony be new and small, and things be only, as it were, in the bud. It is then most amusing to observe how minds, which, at home, would be making a stir about great matters, go to work when they have to agitate about things comparatively little, and how the terms and modes of speech customary here, look, when applied with the same seriousness to the miniature concerns of one of these infant states. The squabbles, too, and bickerings which are incessantly going on amongst colonial editors, are extremely amusing at this cool distance, where nothing is intelligible but that two or three honest gentlemen have been grievously offending each other's love of approbation.

Number three of "The Reformer," a fortnightly paper commenced in June 1836, at Sydney, contains an article under the title of "Music in Australia," in which the editor gives an account of certain concerts which had recently taken place in the Australian capital. Both for the information it conveys, and the designed or undesigned humour which lurks in the composition, this article is worthy of the notice of our readers. The writer commences by stating that, when he arrived in the colony four years ago, music was little in fashion, partly in consequence of the troubles at the end of Governor Darling's administration. For six months, sad to relate, there had not been a single concert in Sydney.

"It was the arrival of Mrs Taylor, and then subsequently of Mrs Chester, that roused, as it were, the musical lethargy of New South Wales; but it cannot be said that music was fairly established amongst us, until the tide of emigration brought to our shores Messrs Wallace and Deane. When the first of the named gentlemen arrived in Sydney, there were persons who said, it was an act of folly that a man of his acquirements should have ventured to come to Botany Bay, and it was asserted, that he would have to expiate such a want of judgment as this. We were never of the same opinion; and we were not mistaken. The first and the second concerts, although succeeding each other rapidly, were crowded to excess; and as it is required to speak sometimes in figures, we believe that L.80 at least were cleared each time. But what must have been the astonishment of the idiots and circumscribed amongst us, when, about six months after the arrival of Mr. Wallace and his family, Mr. Deane also (member of the Philharmonic Society of London) removed him self and family from Van Diemen's Land to New South Wales. As we are never despairing, we did not despair either, in seeing such a vast accumulation of musical talent pour into our colony. We said to ourselves, there are capitalists and settlers of from fifty thousand to five and six thousand pounds of income a-year, there is a high-salaried governor, there are well-paid public officers amongst us. It is impossible that they should not imitate, I would not just say the king, but the respectability and wealth of Great Britain. * * * Several concerts were given both by Mr Wallace and Mr Deane; and it must be said, as being very creditable to our public, that every one of them (with the exception of one) was very well attended - and the indifferent attendance of that one was caused by excessive bad weather. We have heard, beginning with Beethoven and Paganini, almost every virtuoso in Europe; we have practised music ourselves in the happier days of our youth; we have therefore some right to review freely the prominent talents which the colony possesses at the present moment."

He then describes Mr Wallace as one who would be considered "a good solo-player, even in one of the first-rate theatres at home." There are "tones of his" that the colony "does not yet thoroughly comprehend," but he believes it will "grow up to them." Mr. S. W. Wallace is "a very feeling, nay, original flute-player;" and Miss E. W. is "a juvenile performer," whose voice is "even now sweet and melodious," though she is as yet deficient in the pronunciation of Italian. Mr. Deane is "a very diligent and attentive leader, a good performer, and well versed in the theoretical part of music. How beautifully did he lead the quintette of Haydn; such a thorough-wrought piece of music must affect every mind. * * * * It creates a very homely feeling to see Mr. Deane busying himself about his numerous family, for the sake of procuring us recreation, elation, and refinement of mind. Miss Deane labours under the same advantageous predicament as Miss Wallace - she is also very young. It is very creditable to Mr. Deane, to have formed such a skilful pupil as his daughter is. Many hours and days must have passed by, to bring forth such precocious accomplishments. There is no hesitation, there is no mistake in Miss Deane's playing. Look at her Greek March! There she begins, and there it runs on clear and perfect to the very end. Some passages are even sublime, and who can say how far Miss Deane will improve, when she also will have become a big girl. Master E. Deane is rather a phenomenon, and we have never before seen a boy of his age managing the violoncello as he does."

Mrs. Chester, "although the last in our article, is not the least among our colonial performers. She has the strongest, most sonorous, and expressive voice, we have heard in the colony. Amongst other songs, her Auld Robin Gray is an admirable piece, which we would not be tired to hear day after day. But having spoken of Mrs. Chester and our other virtuosoes, we must now observe, that all and every one of them are labouring under a most perplexing disadvantage, and this is the want of a proper orchestra. Look how things are going on at home. There is a band of, say a hundred, or sixty, or forty musicians; the leader with the roll of paper in his hand gives the majestic sign; a whirlwind, a thunder of tones is coming forth; the minds of the audience, as well as that of the virtuoso, are wound up to a proportionate degree of elation; and lo! out of that chaos of tones emerges, like upon celestial wings, the glaring utterance of the virtuoso. He dwells some longer or shorter time in the regions of his fancy and imagination, and when he arrives at a certain stop, a mass of tones is echoing him, mingling, as it were, their joy with the applause and cheering of an electrified audience. How different to this are our present concerts! The tones of a Wallace, of a Chester, of a Miss Deane, are accompanied by the confounded scraping of some botching fiddler; and if there is not a superabundant stock of feeling in the minds of the principal performer, it is certainly not by this accompaniment that such can be ever elicited.

We want therefore a regular orchestra. We want a regular orchestra for the new theatre now erecting - we want one for each of our two cathedrals, &c. The colony is advanced enough, and the treasury is rich enough, that such and similar refinements might be now expected. It would be very expensive to have the performers written for from England, especially as fate, as it were, has cast on our shores a superabundance of musical talent. It was to such immigration of foreign talent, that in the middle ages the Italian states were indebted for that splendour in arts and sciences to which they finally arrived. It was not by sorcery and magic that they reached that splendour. It was because their Sir R. Bourke's, their H. McArthur's, their Sir J. Jamieson's, S. Terry's, &c. were men possessing national pride, and willing to give bread to such immigrants as well out of their own pocket as out of the public revenue. It is said, that the present governor is fond of music, and so it may be. But we beg leave to remind his excellency, that it is not by taking a few tickets that such national improvements as the above will ever be accomplished. If fate had cast during his reign painters on our shores - well, then it would have been in his power to give, in the first instance, this direction to the colony. As things stand now, it is in his hands to make it an eminently musical country."

The article ends with some specialties more for the consideration of the governor than of our readers.

ASSOCIATIONS: The anonymous author of the article, thus lambasted and quoted at length, was the editor of The reformer, John Lhotsky.


[Advertisement], The Sydney Gazette (20 September 1838), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2547292

1840s

"NEW MUSIC", The Sydney Morning Herald (28 October 1842), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12408241 

"What is Love?" A very pretty ballad, a maiden composition, by Mr. J. Deane, published by Ellard. The poetry is by a gentleman, and of much the same order as the words of popular songs have been for some time past. The music, especially when regarded as a coup d'essai, is highly creditable to the talented young musician who composed it. The melody is very pretty, and well adapted; and if our estimation of colonial musical taste be correct, will become a great favorite. We have always looked upon Mr. J. Deane, Junior, as a musician of much promise, and are glad to be able to notice his first composition with the commendation that we feel is due to "What is Love."


"NEW MUSIC", Australasian Chronicle (29 October 1842), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31737690


[Advertisement]: "NEW MUSIC", The Courier (18 November 1842), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2953525


[Advertisement], The Australian (1 March 1843), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37113905


[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (4 January 1844), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12411902


"MUSIC", The Sydney Morning Herald (8 January 1844), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12424793


1844

8 January 1844, farewell concert (originally advertised for 4 January, postponed due to the inclemency of the weather)

"MUSIC", The Sydney Morning Herald (8 January 1844), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12424793 

Mr. Deane being about to leave the colony, gives a farewell concert at the Royal Hotel, this evening. Mr. Deane has resided in this colony upwards of ten years, during which time he has always conducted himself as a good citizen, and has, with the proceeds of his own talent and industry, brought up a large family in a highly respectable manner. We shall be pleased, therefore, to find that he is well supported, and that his farewell concert is a real benefit to him.

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (8 January 1844), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12424795 

"MR. DEANE'S CONCERT", The Dispatch (13 January 1844), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article228250613 

We were much pleased to see the "Farewell Concert" of this gentleman, which took place at the Royal Hotel, on Monday evening, so well and so respectably attended, and that it appeared to give general satisfaction to the audience. To closely criticise the performance would be ungenerous, as the talent was nearly confined to the exertions of his family. We confess we did not think much of Mrs. Clancy; Bravura is not her forte. Miss Deane is greatly improved, both in voice and style. Arne's Song "Hope told a flattering Tale," was given with much taste, and deservedly encored. The overtures to Masaniello, and Gustavus were splendidly executed by the Band of the 80th; the latter was particularly effective. The Violin Concerto by Mr. J Deane, was the gem of the evening, and displayed considerable knowledge of the powers of the instrument, with neat execution; Miss Deane's Fantasia on the pianoforte was greatly admired. Mr. E. Deane, on the Violincello, and Mr. C. Deane, on the Violin, received a due meed of applause. The whole went off with much spirit. His Excellency Sir George Gipps, and Lady Gipps honoured Mr. Deane with their presence, together with a large portion of the elite of Sydney - a mark of respect to private worth, and propriety of conduct, which, we trust, will not be lost as an example to other members of the musical profession.


10 January 1844, farewell concert, Newtown

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (10 January 1844), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12425313 


[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (15 January 1844), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12415837 

O'CONNELL-STEEET. - SPLENDID SIX OCTAVE GRAND PIANO FORTE, BY COLLARD, FURNITURE, ETC, WH. CHAPMAN, City Auctioneer, will sell by auction, on the premises of Mr. J. P. Deane, O'Connell-street, THIS DAY, January 15th, 1844, at eleven o'clock, without reserve, in consequence of his departure from the colony, all his furniture, comprising fourpost, tent, and other bedsteads, and bedding, chests of drawers, loo tables, sofas, chairs, fender and fireirons, six octave horizontal grand pianoforte by Collard (full tone), kitchen range, dresser, forms, music desks, quantity of printed music, milch cow in calf, and various effects.

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (15 January 1844), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12415843 

PIANOFORTE. WH. CHAPMAN, City Auctioneer, begs to remind lovers of a good instrument, that the same can be obtained at Mr. Deane's sale, THIS DAY, in O'Connell-street. He would advise purchasers to go and judge for themselves, as from the brilliancy of tone, and the name of the maker, (Collard,) he feels confident in stating it is not to be surpassed in the colony, added to which, the fact of its being Mr. Deane's own instrument, will be a sufficient inducement for great competition, in order to possess a memento of this respected player. The above will be sold at 12 o'clock precisely.


18 January 1844, departure for Hobart Town

"SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE", The Australian (20 January 1844), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37121055 

SAILED. Jan. 18. - The brig Caroline, Loten, master, for Hobart Town, with sundries. Passengers. Mr. and Mrs. Deane, Messrs. J. E. and W. Deane, Masters C. A. and H. Deane, Misses R. and J. Deane, Mrs. Melville, Mrs. Davise, Mr. Hopkins, Master Moncrief, Mrs. Rogers and child, and ten steerage.




Van Diemen's Land (TAS; 26 January to 20 May 1844)

26 January 1844, arrival in Hobart Town, from Sydney, 18 January

"SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. PORT OF HOBART TOWN", The Courier (26 January 1844), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2951538 

26 - Arrived the brig Caroline, 113 tons, Cook, from Sydney 17th instant, with a general cargo - cabin passengers, Mr. and Mrs. Dean and family . . .

"ARRIVALS FROM SYDNEY", Colonial Times (30 January 1844), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8754484 

Our fellow townsmen Mr. J. P. Deane, and Dr. Lloyd, have returned to this colony, the former accompanied by his family, and with the intention of following his profession as a teacher of music, while Dr. Lloyd purposes to do the same as a medical and surgical practitioner. The accounts they bring of the "Great Colony" are actually appalling, for while meat may be bought at a penny and even a half-penny per lb., and every other necessary of life in proportion, there is neither penny nor halfpenny wherewith to procure them. The Government contracts are taken at five-eighths of a penny per lb., and the most deplorable distress is everywhere prevailing, many individuals who have been respectable being compelled to seek their nightly lodging in the Domain, with no other covering than their own scanty clothing and the "wide canopy of heaven!" Several persons, we are informed, who left this colony in disgust some time ago, are prepared to return to avoid absolute starvation in Sydney. To recur to Messrs. Deane and Lloyd, we most sincerely and very heartily wish them every success in the resumption of their several callings.


"CONCERTS", Colonial Times (6 February 1844), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8754520 

This evening Mons. Gautrot gives a farewell Soiree Musicale at Mr. McLoughlin's residence in Argyle-street. The concert is upon a small scale, there being only four performers, one of whom is a lady amateur, of whom report speaks favourably. The music, both vocal and instrumental, is entertaining, and we have no doubt but that the visitors will be amused accordingly.

On Friday Mr. J. P. Deane re-introduces himself to a Tasmanian public, in a concert, which has the recommendation, amongst other things, of being performed, with one exception, by Tasmanians "bred and born." The concert will be performed in the hall of the Mechanics Institute - a building, in our opinion, too small to contain the crowds which will flock to it, not only to welcome back Mr. Deane and his talented family to our city, but to hear some very excellent music. From the programme, which will be found in our advertising columns, it will be seen that Mr. Deane still retains his predilection for good music; for he will present us with some of the very highest order, such as shall not merely tingle the ear for the moment, but sink deep into the mind, exciting a wish for its repeated performance. Most heartily do we wish our fellow-townsman every success in his resumption of a profession of which he and his family are such ornaments.

Both concerts are, as will be seen, "under distinguished patronage;" and we learn that his Excellency has taken tickets for Mr. Deane's, which will induce, we hope, the extended and tangible patronage of the public.


9 February 1844, Deane family concert

[Advertisement], The Courier (9 February 1844), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2951466 

UNDER DISTINGUISHED PATRONAGE.
MR. DEANE begs to announce that his
CONCERT of Vocal and Instrumental Music will take place
THIS EVENING, Feb. 9, at the Mechanics' Institute.
PROGRAMME:
PART I.
Overture - La Dame Blanche - Boildieu.
Glee - "Amid these verdant bowers," from the much-admired Opera of La Coccia D'Enrico 4th - Pucitta - Miss Deane, Mr. E. Deane, and Mr. J. Deane.
Trio - (Juvenile) - Two violins and violoncello - Master C. Deane, Master H. Deane, and Master A. Deane.
Song - "To Norma's arms" - Bellini - Miss Deane.
Duetto - "Call her my bride" - from the celebrated Opera of Guillaume Tell - Rossini - Mr. E. Deane and Mr. J. Deane.
Grand Fantasia for the Pianoforte, upon the "Marche D'Otello" - Hertz - Miss Deane.
Song - "The while squall" - Bailey - Mr. J. Deane.
Solo Violin - Mayseder - Mr. J. Deane.
PART II.
Quartetto-Two violins, tenor, and violoncello - Onslow - Mr. Deane, Mr. J. Deane, Mr. W. Deane, and Mr. E. Deane.
Duetto (Comic) - "Through the village as I pass" from the Opera of Joan of Arc - Balfe - Miss Denne and Mr. J. Deane.
Solo Violoncello - "Nel cor piu non mi sento" - Muntz Berger - Mr. E. Deane.
Trio - "My sweet Dorabella" - Mozart - Mr. E. Deane, Mr. J. Deane, and Mr. Deane.
Solo Violin - (Juvenile) - De Beriot - Master C. Deane.
Song - "Hope told a fluttering tale" -Arne - Miss Deane.
Glee - "Long live Victoria" - Nathan.
Tickets 5s. each; to be had of Mr. Tegg, Mr. De la Hunt, Mr. Davis, at the Ship Hotel, and of Mr. Deane, 55, Collins-street.
The Concert will commence at 8 o'clock precisely.


12 February 1844, Anne Remens Clarke's benefit, Der Freischutz (Weber)

[Advertisement], The Courier (9 February 1844), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2951466 


"MR. DEANE'S CONCERT" and "THEATRE. MRS. CLARKE'S BENEFIT", Colonial Times (13 February 1844), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8754548

We are glad to find that the Concert of this old Colonist was well attended on Friday evening, there being nearly two hundred persons present. The performances of the juveniles seemed to afford the greatest gratification; and truly when we consider the difficulty which exists, even to adults, in the mere handling of musical instruments, the surprise at the youngsters' performance was doubly increased. We must state, at the outset, that Miss Deane has greatly improved in her singing; in her low notes she greatly resembles that accomplished vocalist, Mrs. Bushelle; this was particularly observable in the glee "Amid these verdant Bowers," and in the fine song of "To Norma's Arms returning." The juvenile trio, by two violins and violoncello, by the youngsters, was extremely well played, and had a good effect. We greatly prefer Miss Deane, however, as a pianist; her grand fantasia upon the march from Rossini's Otello was splendidly executed, and excited well-merited applause; in fact, her fingering on the piano excels anything we ever before heard. Balfe's comic duet of "Through the Village as I pass," by Mr. J. Deane, and Miss Deane, was encored; while the violin solo, from that accomplished musician De Beriot, and played by Master C. Deane, was one of the most excellent and delightful performances of the evening. The solo on the violoncello, by Mr. E. Deane, truly astonished us; we had no idea that such sounds could be elicited from such a (to us) clumsy instrument; we never before had the pleasure of seeing it handled in so masterly a manner. In a word, the concert went off with what we may truly say, eclat. Mr. Deane's family is decidedly musical; nay more, it is a clever family; and now that he has resumed his sojourn amongst us, sincerely do we hope that we shall have a repetition of these soirees musicale, that tend so much to harmonise the jarring feelings which will prevail amongst us. We are just informed that Mr. J. P. Deane has been the sole instructor of his truly musical family. The result proves that his talents as a teacher are of the very first-rate order.

THEATRE. - MRS. CLARKE'S BENEFIT. - Last night our enterprising lessee took her benefit with the splendid opera of Der Freischutz, and the after-piece of "A Roland for an Oliver," and to a house which, considering the circumstances of the times, was better than we had expected. And first, of the music, which is not only of so singular a character, but of the finest possible description. And here we should state that the great assistance rendered to the orchestra by Mr. J. P. Deane and three of his sons, forming two violins, a violincello, and double bass, was so rendered, without any pre-engagement on the part of either party, but by an impulse which so worthily instigated one professional person towards another, and which reflects the highest credit upon Mr. Deane. With an excellent orchestra, then, the fine overture to this opera was performed in a very superior manner, the difficult parts being severally sustained with a spirit and precision which even the lamented composer, had he heard it, would have commended. The music of the various concerted pieces was also well and finely performed, both vocally and instrumentally, while the acting of our old favourites, Mrs. Clarke and Mr. F. Howson especially, contributed greatly to sustain the wild and wondrous character of the opera. Of Mr. Lee's pantomimic acting, we have already spoken in terms of praise. In the performance of Zamiel, a leading character in the diablerie of Der Freischutz, he really equalled in some of the scenes the admirable acting of T. P. Cooke, the Zamiel at Covent Garden Theatre. At this late hour we have no room for a lengthened critique. We must remark, however, that with the " appliances and means" of our pretty little Theatre, the opera was got up in a very superior manner. The dance between the acts was cruelly encored, a mark of approbation which might have been omitted. The farce of A Roland for an Oliver, one of the best farces ever written or performed, kept the house literally in a roar from beginning to end. Mrs. Clarke's Maria Darlington, F. Howson's Alfred Highflyer, Rogers's Sir Mark Chase, and Lee's Fixture, the latter displaying great and clever versatility, all contributed not merely to amuse, but actually to convulse the audience with loud merriment. Mrs. Stirling and Miss Young take their benefit conjointly on Thursday next, in the very amusing opera of Paul Clifford, founded upon Lytton Bulwer's satirical novel of that name. We have no doubt but that the house will be, as both these favorites greatly deserve, a bumper.


Late February, March 1844, concerts in Green Ponds, Oatlands, and Campbell Town, etc.

[Advertisement], Colonial Times (20 February 1844), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8754575 

GRAND CONCERTS.
MR. DEANE begs to inform the Ladies and Gentlemen who are resident in the country, that he intends giving Concerts of Vocal and Instrumental Music on his way to Launceston, in the several Townships of Green Ponds, Oatlands, and Campbell Town, &c., on which occasion he solicits their kind patronage and support.
Overture -
Glee - "Hark, 'tis the Indian Drum - Miss Deane, Mr. E. Deane, Mr. J. Deane
Song - "Away to the mountain brow - Miss Deane
Glee - "Why sure there never met" - Mr. E. Deane, Mr. J. Deane, Mr. Deane
Grand Fantasia - Pianoforte - Miss Deane
Song - "Some love to roam" - Mr. J. Deane
Duetto - "All's Well" - Mr. E. Deane, Mr. J. Deane
Overture -
Duetto - (Comic) "Thro' the village as I pass" - Miss Deane, Mr. J. Deane
Solo - Violoncello - Mr. E. Deane
Song - "Let others rejoice" - Mr. J. Deane
Song - Miss Deane
Solo and Chorus - "Long live Victoria"
February 20, 1844.

NOTE: advertisement last appeared on 1 March


7, 9, and 11 March 1844, concerts, Launceston

[Advertisement], The Cornwall Chronicle (6 March 1844), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66021583 

[Advertisement], The Cornwall Chronicle (9 March 1844), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66021954 

[News] The Cornwall Chronicle (9 March 1844), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66021953 

Mr. Deane, it will be seen by advertisement, gives his third and last concert on Monday evening next, in the large room of the "Prince of Wales," opposite the Court-house. The gratification we hear expressed by those person, who were present on both occasions, induces us to remind the inhabitants who are fond of vocal and instrumental music not to lose the opportunity Mr. Deane's concert, on Monday next, will afford them for indulgence.

"MR. DEANE'S CONCERT", Launceston Examiner (13 March 1844), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36236163 

Mr. Deane's last concert attracted a numerous and fashionable attendance. The instrumental performances were of a very superior class. Mr. J. Deane's violin solo was deservedly admired for peculiar sweetness of tone, great rapidity of execution, and remarkable distinctness. A "juvenile performance," as it was called, by Master C. M. Deane, eleven years of age, might have afforded a lesson to many professional musicians. Master E. Deane's solo on the violincello was highly applauded. Miss Deane delighted the company with a brilliant fantasia on the pianoforte. In the vocal department, this lady had an arduous ditty, and acquitted herself to the general satisfaction of the audience; indeed, all the performances elicited expressions of approbation. To find so much musical talent existing in such various branches, amongst the members of a single family, is rather extraordinary; and the manner in which that talent has been cultivated reflects much credit upon the father, under whose immediate personal tuition, we believe, it has been brought to its present perfection.

"MR. DEANE'S CONCERTS", Launceston Advertiser (14 March 1844), 2-3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article84773197 

It is so many years since Mr. Deane and his family have displayed their talents in Van Diemen's Land, that it required some little exertion to bring his old admirers around him; after his first appearance, however, in Launceston, his concerts gradually won their way in popularity, and were every night better attended. On Monday, night last his concluding concert drew together a large audience, and as the band of the 96th assisted, by introducing an overture with their full force at the commencement of each part, the entertainment was highly relished. As a remark of general critical tendency, we decide that the talents of the Deanes are of a superior order in their instrumental, than in their vocal acquirements; Mr. Deane himself has by far the clearest voice of the family, and, although Miss Deane sings with what is termed "execution," even in her we observe an occasional huskiness that detracts very much from feeling and expression; we observe too that this lady is far more pleasing in such songs as "Meet me in the willow Glen," and "Away, away to the mountain Brow," than in the Swiss Bride with Madame Malibran's difficult variations, or Harold's [sic] grand Cavatina - "Vain each base endeavour." It is also evident that the voices of Mr. J. and Mr. E. Dean, want both that modulation and variety of tone, which in glees and trios especially, is indispensable amongst the singers who support the piece. We may advise Mr. Deane therefore to introduce his daughter as a songstress, in more ballads than he has hitherto chosen, whilst in his performances for two or three voices, selections ought to be made from such humorous glees &c., as require no great management of the tone and utterance. It is certainly in their instrumental skill, that the forte of this talented family is to be found; Miss Deane's fingering as a pianist is wonderfully rapid and correct; Mr. E. Deane's management of the violincello, gives that instrumental notes and charms which few would believe it possessed, and we can say we never heard anything here, that exceeds the exquisite music that poured forth from the bow of Mr. J. Deane when performing on the violin - this gentleman's solo on the violin on Monday night last, was received with rapturous and deserved applause; Master C. M. Deane is a prodigy of a youthful musician, who if he progress, as well as he promises, bids fair to be the star of the tribe. The Deanes are now on their way through the country towards Hobart Town; they in-[3]-tend giving concerts at Oatlands, Campbell Town, and at other places where opportunities may offer, returning to Launceston in about six weeks.


[Advertisement], The Austral-Asiatic Review, Tasmanian and Australian Advertiser (29 March 1844), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article232482488 

Pianoforte Teaching.
MR. DEANE begs most respectfully to inform his friends and the inhabitants of Hobart Town and its vicinity,
that he will give lessons on the PIANOFORTE, VIOLIN, VIOLONCELLO, and FLUTE.
Mr. DEANE has also a quantity of Pianoforte, Violin, and Flute music for sale; also some new songs.
He begs also to state that Miss DEANE will be happy to receive pupils for singing, or on the Pianoforte.
Pianofortes carefully and correctly tuned.
N.B. The Soirees Musicale will commence immediately.
No. 55, Collins-street, March 26, 1644.


30 April 1844, Deane family concert (previously advertised for 23 April, and 25 April)

[Advertisement], Colonial Times (30 April 1844), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8754820 

GRAND CONCERT. Under Distinguished Patronage.
MR. DEANE begs to inform his Friends and the Public of Hobart Town and its Vicinity,
that previous to his departure for Sydney, he will give a
CONCERT of VOCAL and INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC, on a very extensive scale,
THIS EVENING, AT THE HALL OF THE MECHANICS' INSTITUTE, MELVILLE STREET.
VOCAL PERFORMERS. Madame Gautrot, Miss Deane, Gentleman Amateur, Mr. Deane, Mr. John Deane, Mr. E. Deane, and Master A. Deane.
INSTRUMENTAL PERFORMERS. Violins, Monsieur Gautrot, Mr. Leffler, Mr. Deane, Mr. John Deane, Mr. Singer, Mr. Charles Deane, and Master H. Deane. Tenors, Mr. Reichenberg, Mr. Duly, Mr. Piecroft, and Mr. W. Deane. Violoncellos, Mr. Curtis and Mr. E, Deane. Double Bass, Mr. Russell.
By Permission, Part of the Band of the 51st Regiment will assist.
PROGRAMME.
PART I.
Overture - La Gazza Ladra - Rosini
Glee - "Foresters sound the cheerful horn" Bishop - An Amateur, Mr. E. Deane, Mr. J. Deane, and Mr. Deane.
Song - "Vain each base endeavour," (from the Opera of Pre aux Clercs) accompanied by herself on the Pianoforte - Herold - Miss Deane.
Trio - Two violins and violoncello, in which will be introduced the favourite airs, "Home sweet home," and "Hey the bonnie breast knots," and which will be performed by three juvenile Tasmanians - Mast. C. Deane, Mast. H. Deane, and Mast. A. Deane.
Grand Air - "All is lost," (in the Opera of La Somnambula) - Belini - Madame Gautrot.
Song - "What is the spell," (from the Opera of Amelie, or the Love Test) accompanied by himself on the Guitar. - Rooke - Mr. J. Deane.
Fantasia - And brilliant variations for the Pianoforte on the Cavitina from Anna Bolena, "Civi Tu," performed by the author at his Concerts in London, before Her Majesty Queen Victoria - Dohler - Miss Deane.
Duetto - "My pretty page, look out afar" - Bishop - Miss Deane and Mast. A. Deane.
Ballad - "Mary of Castle Cary" - An Amateur.
Solo Violin - (Juvenile performance) - De Beriot - Mast. C. Deane.
PART II.
Overture - Barbier de Seville - Rosini.
Duello - "The Singing Lesson" - Horn - Miss Deane and Mr. Deane.
Grand Scena - (From the Opera of Semiramide) - Rosini - Mad. Gautrot.
Solo - Violoncello, Rode's celebrated air - Mr. E. Deane.
Song - "Away, away to the mountain's brow" -Lee - Miss Deane.
Duetto - Vaghi colli ameni prati (in the grand serious Opera of Il ratto de Proserpine) - M. C. Mortellan - Mad. Gautrot and Mr. J. Deane.
Laughing Trio - "Why sure there never met," written and adapted to Martin's celebrated Terzetto-Addison - Mr. E. Deane, Mr. J. Deane, and Mr. Deane.
Quartetto - A celebrated Swiss Air, accompanied by themselves on Guitars - Moschelles - Miss Deane, Mr. E. Deane, Mr. Deane, and Mr. J. Deane.
Solo and Chorus - "Should auld acquaintance be forgot."
The Concert will commence at Eight o'Clock precisely.
Tickets to be had of Mr. Tegg, bookseller; Mr. De La Hunt; Mr. Davis; Mr. Lester, Ship Inn, Elizabeth-street; and Mr. Deane, Collins-street.

"MR. DEANE'S CONCERT", The Courier (3 May 1844), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2951122 

MR. DEANE'S CONCERT on Tuesday was numerously and fashionably attended, and the performances went off with great éclat. We understand that many parties were unable to secure admission, which induces us to hope that Mr. Deane will give another concert before his departure for Sydney by the "Caroline," which is now coming in.

"MR. DEANE'S CONCERT", Colonial Times (7 May 1844), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8754858 

On Tuesday last our old fellow-colonist Mr. J. P. Deane gave a Concert in the Hall of the Mechanics' Institute, Melville-street, which, we are happy to say, was numerously and fashionably attended, so numerously indeed, that the spacious Hall was crowded. Encouraged by so good an audience, the performers exerted themselves most admirably, and the result was a very excellent Concert. We have not space to enumerate the particular or individual performances, but we may mention the singing of Miss Deane as even better than we witnessed before, while her piano playing is admirable, her "fingering" being rapid, brilliant, and tasteful - she is indeed a very accomplished musician, every way worthy of her experienced and talented preceptor. In the Fantasia on the air of Vive Tu, Miss Deane displayed her talent to great advantage, and was warmly applauded; the Trio performed by the three juvenile Masters Deane, was really clever, and elicited much approbation; the Scena from the Semiramide of Rossini, a difficult and showy piece, was well sung by Madame Gautrot, who reminds us, in many parts, of Mrs. Bushelle, unquestionably the most accomplished cantatrice over witnessed in Van Dicmen's Land. The instrumental pieces were well and spiritedly executed, particularly the very beautiful and characteristic overture to Rossini's "II Barbiere di Seviglia " (the Barber of Seville). Mr. Deane, we perceive, is partial to Rossini's lively and attractive music, and truth to speak, we like it passing well ourselves. We should, however, have been better pleased had Mr. Deane given us one overture at least of some other eminent composer; but we ought not to cavil when the performance of what he did give was so good.

On Saturday next, we perceive Mr. Deane gives a Concert at Bagdad, at Mr. Stodart's Hotel, when he will be assisted in the instrumental department by Mr. Stodart himself, who plays an admirable violin. Mr. Deane deserves much praise for thus scattering the "concord of sweet sounds" over the colony, and we sincerely hope he will meet with the success and encouragement which he certainly so highly deserves. He has our best wishes at any rate.


11 May 1844, concert at Bagdad

[Advertisement], The Courier (10 May 1844), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2951080 

CONCERT, at STODART'S HOTEL, BAGDAD.
Mr. DEANE has the pleasure to inform the inhabitants of Bagdad and its vicinity that a
CONCERT of VOCAL and INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC will take place at the above-mentioned Hotel
TOMORROW, the 11th instant. Mr. Stodart had gratuitously offered the use of his concert room, as well as his personal exertions in the instrumental department.
PROGRAMME:
PART I.
Overture -
Glee - "The merry month of May" - Blewitt - Miss Deane, Mr. E. Deane, and Mr. J. Deane.
Song - "Come where Hie aspens quiver" - Lee - Miss Deane.
Glee - "Mynheer Van Dunk" - Bishop - Mr. Deane, Mr. E. Deane, and Mr. J. Deane.
Solo Pianoforte - "Pres aux Clercs" - Herz - Miss Deane.
Song - "Hurrah for the bonnets of blue" - Mr. J. Deane.
Trio - Violin, Violoncello, and Pianoforte, in which will be introduced several national airs by Mr. Stodart, who has kindly offered his services on the occasion - Mr. Stodart, Mr. Deane, and Mr. E. Deane.
PART II.
Overture -
Duetto - "The celebrated Singing Lesson" - Miss Deane and Mr. Deane.
Solo Violin - (Juvenile performance) - De Beriot - Master C. Deane.
The celebrated Laughing Glee - Addison - Mr. Deane, Mr. E. Deane, and Mr. J. Deane.
Song - "Glory from the battle plains" - Rossini - Miss Deane.
Solo and Chorus - "Auld lang syne."
Tickets, 5s. each, to be had of Mr. Stodart, Stodart's Hotel, and Mr. Best, Royal Hotel.

ASSOCIATIONS: Robert Stodart (publican, amateur violinist, composer)


14 May 1844, farewell concert

"MR. DEANE'S FAREWELL CONCERT", Colonial Times (14 May 1844), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8754885 

Agreeably with the wishes of many admirers of good music, Mr. Deane gives another, and a last Concert, this evening, at the new Music Hall in Collins-street, previously to his speedy departure to Sydney, by the Caroline. The mere announcement of such a treat is sufficient to gather together a full audience, while the programme to be found in another column, amply sustains the taste and excellence ever displayed by Mr. Deane in the selection and performance of the music. While we, perhaps, selfishly regret his departure from amongst us, thereby depriving us of many pleasant hours of intellectual entertainment, we nevertheless, most sincerely wish him and his family all the prosperity and happiness which they unquestionably merit: to each and all we cordially say, valete, valete, iterumque, valete!

[Advertisement], Colonial Times (14 May 1844), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8754873 

Mr. Deane's Farewell Concert.
MR. DEANE begs to inform the Public that having been earnestly solicited by many of his friends, he is induced, previous to his departure for Sydney by the Caroline, to give a
FAREWELL CONCERT of VOCAL and INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC, at the MUSIC HALL, Collins-street,
THIS EVENING, on which occasion he solicits their kind patronage and support.
The Band of the 51st Regt., with permission, will be in attendance.
PROGRAMME:
PART I.
Overture - "Fra Diavolo" - Auber.
Glee - "Amid these verdant bowers" - Pucitta - Miss Deane, Messrs. E. and J. Deane.
Song - "Glory from the battle plain" - Rossini - Miss Deane.
Trio - Two violins and violoncello, in which will be performed several favourite airs - Masters C., H., and A. Deane.
Song - Mr. J. Deane.
Grand Fantasia for the Pianoforte on the favourite Cavatina from Pacini, "I tuoi frequenti palpiti" - Miss Deane.
Song - "Air varie" - Rode - Madame Gautrot.
Trio - Pianoforte, violin, and violoncello - Miss Deane, Messrs. J. and E. Deane - Moschelles.
PART II.
Overture - "Actaeon" - Auber.
Duetto (comic) - "Through the village," in the Grand Opera of "Joan of Arc" - Miss Deane and Mr. J. Deane.
Solo (juvenile performance) - De Beriot - Master C. Deane.
Song - "La fauvete" - Madame Gautrot.
Solo Violoncello - Mr. E. Deane.
Song - "Meet me in the willow glen" - Miss Deane.
Laughing Trio (by particular desire) - "Why, sure there never met" - Messrs. E. and J. Deane and Mr. Deane.
Finale - "God save the Queen."
Tickets, 5s. each; children half-price.
To be had of Mr. Tegg, Wellington Bridge Stationery Establishment; Mr. Davis, Stationery and Seed Warehouse, Elizabeth-street; and Mr. Deane, Collins-street.
Performance to commence at eight o'clock precisely.
May 14, 1844.

"MR. DEANE'S CONCERT", The Courier (17 May 1844), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2951054 

This Concert, which was given on Tuesday evening in the Music Hall, was respectably attended, there being present, among others, Colonel Elliott, the Colonial Treasurer, and Mr. Hone, - and the performance was received with repeated plaudits. Miss Deane shotted great execution in playing on the pianoforte, and sang pieces which required no common science. The violin performances of the young Masters Deane were greatly applauded, and also the singing of Madame Gautrot.

"MR. DEANE'S CONCERTS", Colonial Times (21 May 1844), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8754910

We are pleased to find that Mr. Deane's concert at Mr. Stodart's, Green Ponds, on Saturday week, was not only numerously, but most respectably attended. The performance was excellent, and that of Mr. Stodart much admired. On Tuesday last, Mr. Deane's farewell concert took place at the New Music Hall, in Collins-street, and although the attendance was highly respectable, it was not so numerous as we expected. This, in some measure may be attributed to a mistake, committed, but not intentionally, we feel assured, by a contemporary, who advertised that the concert would take place on Wednesday, and not on Tuesday evening. As it was, however, the concert went off remarkably well.


[Advertisement], Colonial Times (14 May 1844), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8754873 

SUPERIOR PIANO, FURNITURE, &C. TO-MORROW, at one o'clock precisely, MR. STRACEY, THE AUCTION COMPANY'S AGENT, is requested by Mr. J. P. Deane (who is returning to New South Wales,) to sell without any reserve, at his residence, Collins-street, near the corner of Harrington-street,
A VERY SUPERIOR PIANO, equal to any in the Colony. Chairs, Tables, Carpets Bedstead and Bedding, Kitchen utensils, dish covers. With a variety of property, all nearly new. Terms as usual.


20 May 1844, departure, for Sydney

"Shipping Intelligence", Colonial Times (21 May 1844), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8754892 

May 20. - Sailed the brig Caroline, Loten, master, for Sydney, with a general cargo, and 37 passengers, including Mr. J. P. Deane and family.




Sydney, NSW (from 28 May 1844 onward)

"ARRIVALS", The Shipping Gazette and Sydney General Trade List (1 June 1844), 78

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article161165226 

May 28, - Caroline, brig, 113 tons, Captain Loten, from Hobart Town, 21st May, with grain, &c. Passengers - . . . Mr. and Mrs. Deane and eight children . . .


[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (18 June 1844), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12426425 

PIANOFORTE TEACHING. MR. DEANE begs respectfully to intimate, that having commenced his profession, he will be happy to attend Pupils for the Pianoforte, Violin, Flute, Guitar, &c., on the most reasonable terms. Miss Deane will be happy to give lessons in singing. N.B. - Pianofortes carefully tuned. No. 275, Castlereagh-street, opposite Old Court House.


9 Sept 1844, concert, Parramatta (postponed from 28 August)

[Advertisement], Parramatta Chronicle and Cumberland General Advertiser (7 September 1844), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article228249115 


11 September 1844, concert, Sydney

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (11 September 1844), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12426836 

"DEANE'S CONCERT", The Weekly Register of Politics, Facts and General Literature (14 September 1844), 132

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article228135571 

Mr. Deane gave his family concert at the City Theatre on Wednesday last. The performers, instrumental and vocal, were Mr. Deane, five sons, and Miss Deane. We certainly never remember to have seen a family where so much harmony seemed to prevail. The house was not so completely filled as we could have wished, but all present gave loud and frequent manifestations of their enjoyment of the evening's performance. We give our decided preference to the instrumental portion, of which Onslow's quartetto at the commencement of part two was the gem. We never heard this beautiful composition more smoothly or correctly played.


[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (9 October 1844), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12416865

PIANOFORTES FOR SALE. MR. DEANE will be happy to receive Pupils, on very moderate terms, for the Pianoforte, Flute, Guitar, Violoncello, &c.
For sale, one cottage and two square Pianofortes, an excellent Violoncello, easy Pianoforte Music for beginners, Roman and English Violin Strings, Hairs for Bows, Bridges, &c.
Music copied correctly and with despatch.
Wanted to purchase, a good Cabinet Pianoforte, for Cash.
N.B. - Pianofortes carefully and correctly tuned.
275, Castlereagh-street, Opposite the Old Court House.


6 November 1844, Eliza Wallace Bushelle's concert, Sydney

[Advertisement], The Australian (6 November 1844), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37121251 

. . . INSTRUMENTAL PERFORMERS - Mr. S. W. Wallace, Mr. Gibbs, Mr. Emanuel, Mr. Leggatt, Mr. Deane, Mr. J. Deane, Mr. E. Deane . . .
. . . PROGRAMME . . . PART II . . . 6. Solo, Violincello, "Nel cor piu," Muntz Berger - Mr. E. Deane . . .

1845

[Advertisement], Morning Chronicle (28 May 1845), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31745507


[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (15 September 1845), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12882167

1846

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (3 July 1846), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12888211

1847

"THE FANCY BALL", The Sydney Morning Herald (16 July 1847), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12893331

THE Right Worshipful the Mayor having issued invitations for a Fancy Ball, to be held at the Victoria Theatre, on Wednesday last, upwards of eight hundred ladies and gentlemen accepted his worship's invitation . . .
The band of the 99th occupied the right hand corner in the upper tier, and the theatre band the corresponding box on the other side . . .
We subjoin a list of the parties present on the occasion . . . Mr. Deane, Costume of H.M. Customs; Mrs. Deane, Fancy Dress; Mr. J. P. Deane, Doctor of Music; Mrs. Deane, Fancy Dress; Miss Deane, Greek Girl; Miss I. Deane, Highland Lass . . .


"MR. DEANE'S CONCERT", Sydney Chronicle (30 September 1847), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31753606 

We feel pleasure in congratulating Mr. Deane upon having succeeded in getting up one of the most brilliant affairs of this kind it has been our lot to witness in the Australian metropolis. The Victoria Theatre was yesterday evening literally crowded with the elite of Sydney, and the performance was quite worthy of the attendance. Our space will not allow us to notice the excellencies of the different pieces on the programme. The audience seemed pleased with every one of them. We were peculiarly delighted with Mr. F. Howson's "Heart bowed down," and "Rosseau's Dream" by the Masters Deane. Mr. Horncastle in "Pronta io son," and Mr. J. Deane's violin solo drew numerous and repeated plaudits from the audience.

1848

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (4 January 1848), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article28648839 

PIANOFORTE TEACHING. - Mr. DEANE will he happy to receive pupils for the pianoforte, flute, and violin. Mr. Denne takes this opportunity- of returning his sincere thinks to his pupils that have finished their studies, and solicits their recommendations, which it will be his study to deserve. Pianofortes tuned at the shortest notice. Ladies residing in the country taught to tune pianofortes in twelve lessons.


[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (31 July 1848), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12912598 

. . . The above allotment is situate in College-street, Hyde Park, Burdekin's-terrace, being the south boundary, and the house occupied by Mr. Deane, music master, its northern boundary . . .


"FANCY BALL", The Sydney Morning Herald (12 October 1848), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12911549 

THIS civic festival - decidedly the most popular demonstration of the Council of the city of Sydney - took place on Tuesday night last, at the Pantechnicon, late a portion of the premises of Mr. Robert Cooper . . .
We subjoin below a list of the ladies and gentlemen who attended the ball, with the characters they represented . . .
Mr. John Dean, senior, Master of Arts; Mrs. Deane; Miss Deane, Medora; Miss Deane, (secunda) Fair Maid of Perth . . .


"THE DRAMA", Bell's Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer (23 December 1848), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article59766029 

The great novelty of the season, the Opera of the "Corsair," was produced on Monday night at the Victoria, for the benefit of Mr. J. Howson . . . This composition opens with an obligato movement in the orchestra. The solos were beautifully played by Mr. F. [sic] Deane on the violincello, and one of the military band on the bassoon . . .

1849

30 March 1849, Deane, concert

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (30 March 1849), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12907900 

"MR. DEANE'S CONCERT", The Sydney Morning Herald (4 April 1849), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12905307 

We were glad to see that notwithstanding the "hard times" the people of Australia know how to appreciate and support talent and industry when opportunity occurs. The appearance of the Victoria on Friday evening last must have convinced every one present of this fact, the circles being crowded to excess by a most fashionable audience. Miss Abrahams made a very successful debut having been deservedly encored, she appears a very clever child, and will, if she persevere in her profession, become and ornament to it. "Dearest Companions," from Bellini's opera of La Sonnambula, was sung by Mrs. Guerin divinely; she was in excellent voice, and evidently felt what she sang. Mr. J. Deane's solo on the violin was a treat that we rarely now enjoy. The violin is one of the most perfect instruments, and is capable of being made to speak the language of the heart, a fact that none will deny who listened to that beautiful air, "My Lodging is on the cold Ground," on Friday evening last. Mr. J. Deane is a highly talented young man, and deserves the highest praise for the perfection to which he has arrived. We would wish to listen to him oftener, but he seems chary of his thrilling tones. This was decidedly the gem of the evening. Mr. F. Howson did not lessen the good opinion we entertain of him, and we would not wish to hear Balfe's beautiful recitative and aria "The Heart bow'd down," sung better. Mr. J. Howson sang in his usual brilliant style. The Flute Solo by an amateur reminded us forcibly of Richardson, in his Swiss Boy he has caught his style exactly, and must have devoted much of his time to the study of his instrument. We imagine Mr. Deane was well pleased with the result of his exertions; but we assure him that though he has the profit of it, he was not more pleased than appeared the audience one mid all.

"MR. DEANE'S CONCERT", Bell's Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer (7 April 1849), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article59768698 

Amidst the bustle and confusion of the late electioneering movements, the Concert of this veteran performer, who may be justly styled the "Father of music" in Australia, afforded a pleasing relief. The patronage which he received also affords a gratifying testimony to his merits, and a convincing proof that the colonists are as ready to reward the claims of an old favorite as to further those of any stranger who may deserve support. The appearance of the Victoria on the 30the March, was most brilliant; the boxes exhibited a full assemblage of the fashionables of Sydney; while the other portions of the house were filled to overflowing. Of the performers we feel ourselves that called on to make mention of Miss Abrahams, a young lady who has acquired considerable fame in England as a pianiste. Her performance on Friday fully established the favorable reports of her capabilities; she played with great precision and execution and received a unanimous encore. The instrument is not of a nature to allow the display of much feeling, piano-forte playing being little more than a mechanical acquirement. Mr. J. Deane performed a Solo on the violin exquisitely; the touching air "My lodging is on the cold ground," which he introduced was given with great delicacy and feeling. Mrs. Guerin in "Dearest Companions" excelled herself, and was in as good voice as we ever heard her. Messrs. F. and J. Howson added fresh laurels to their already crowded wreaths, and Mrs. Ximenes for, perhaps, the last time, lent her pleasing aid to the concert of Mr. Deane, who certainly have every reason to congratulate himself on the admirable manner in which it passed off, and the flattering support that he received.


[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (19 May 1849), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12902760 

MECHANICS' SCHOOL OP ARTS.
MEMBERS of this Institution are informed that a
MUSIC CLASS, in two sections, has been established, and is now in operation.
Section 1. - For the study and practice of Vocal Music, under the management of James Johnson, Esq.
Section 2. - For the practice of Instrumental Music, under the management of J. P. Deane, sen., Esq.
Members of the Institution are admitted to the Music Class on payment of 6s. 6d. per quarter in advance, which fee will entitle them to the privileges of either or both sections.
The Music Class has been established with a view of giving Monthly Concerts, to which other Members of the Institution will also be admitted on payment of 6s. 6d. per quarter in advance, and have the privilege of introducing one Lady, being a member of his family.
The sons, or other male relatives of the Members of the Institution, being of the age of ten to seventeen years, are admitted to this class as students on payment of 8s. per annum, in addition to the class fee. Members desiring to secure tickets for the Concerts are requested to append their names to the list in the hands of the Librarian, of whom any further information can be obtained. May 18.


18 July 1849, first Wednesday soiree (shilling concert), School of Arts

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (16 July 1849), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12903840 

MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT. MR. DEANE begs to inform his friends and the public, that he will give a Soirée on Wednesday, at eight precisely, at the School of Arts. Admittance, 1s. July 14.


25 July 1849, second Wednesday soiree (shilling concert), School of Arts

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (25 July 1849), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12913030 


8 August 1849, third Wednesday soiree (shilling concert), School of Arts

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (8 August 1849), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article28648237 

"MR. DEANE'S SOIREES", Bell's Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer (11 August 1849), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article59769321 

Mr. Deane's third musical meeting was held at the School of Arts on Wednesday evening. The attendance was not only numerous but select, and the performances were listened to with the greatest attention. In addition to the vocal department, which was strong, the instrumental was assisted by the CITY BAND, led by Mr. Hudson, whose musical capabilities are too well known to need eulogism from us. The programme was well selected, and calculated to please the palates (varied as they might be) of all. The instrumental opening by the City Band was followed by the ballad - "Come down from the Lattice," sung with great taste and feeling by a lady, evidently not an amateur, but whose efforts were somewhat marred by a "halting" accompaniment; and, as this occurred in another solo in the evening, we think that Mr. Deane should have behaved more gallantly to a lady than he did; and one who not only possesses a sweet voice and a cultivated taste, but also great musical knowledge. But spite of this formidable drawback, the "Mermaid's Cave" was encored. "Happy Land," a duet, by two lads, the oldest apparently not more than fifteen years, was very sweetly delivered both in time and harmony. Our old friend (not so old neither) - "Moor-on-roarof-Shivery-Shakery-Frigidity-Digidy-Lord y-Tom-Noddy-Queen's-Monkey" - was all there, and encores attended his efforts. In fact, the shares in his prospectus rose up in a moment like Burra Burra's. A solo on the violin by young Deane was exquisitely performed. The whole entertainment went off in a first-rate style, notwithstanding the influenzatic miasma which somewhat damped the powers of the singers; and we trust that Mr. Deane will, from the patronage he has received, feel called upon to continue these musical meetings, and use every exertion to remedy any defects which we have been called upon (much against our inclination) to point out.


22 August 1849, fourth Wednesday soiree (shilling concert), School of Arts

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (22 August 1849), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12902628 


29 August 1849, fifth Wednesday soiree (shilling concert), School of Arts

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (29 August 1849), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12903925 

. . . On this occasion Mr. Deane will be assisted by the St. Patrick's Band . . .


12 September 1849, sixth Wednesday soiree (shilling concert), School of Arts

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (12 September 1849), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12912488 


19 September 1849, seventh Wednesday soiree (shilling concert), School of Arts

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (18 September 1849), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12908637 


7 November 1849, concert, Parramatta

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (6 November 1849), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12903127 


14 November 1849, first promenade concert (shilling concert), saloon, Royal Hotel

"PROMENDADE CONCERT", The Sydney Morning Herald (14 November 1849), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article28646943 

That most indefatigable colonist Mr. Deane, determined to supply the good people of Sydney with music at a cheap rate, has latterly been giving shilling concerts, and we perceive that he is now endeavouring to establish something on the system of the Promenade Concerts which are so extremely popular in London. The saloon of the Royal Hotel has been altered and materially improved, and in it the first Concert is to take place this evening.

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (14 November 1849), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article28646949 

"PROMENDADE CONCERTS", Bell's Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer (17 November 1849), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article59769782 

Independently of his musical talent, Mr. Deane has the genius or happy knack (call it what you will) of striking out new paths and pleasant ones for the public to tread. Nor is Mr. D. an idle man; in the nook and corner of every dramatic recess up springs a little mushroom or two bearing his impress - the true pleasing coinage of the Deane family. His latest novelty was the Promenade Concert at the Grand Saloon of the Royal Hotel, which (to use the term of the announce bill) was lit up for the occasion, and in a style not to be surpassed out of London. Mr. Deane being a most modest and un-egotistical man, also engaged the services of Madame Carandini, the St. Patrick's Band, his own stringed band, and several amateurs of considerable talent; the consequence of which was, that the New Saloon of the Royal was crowded on the opening night by music-loving peripatetics. The whole of the entertainment went off in first-rate style, and, much as we had been delighted with Madame Carandini's musical powers upon every previous occasion, we experienced a far richer treat from them on Wednesday. Her magnificent voice and brilliant execution were never more fully developed; in fact, she so enraptured us with her musical beauties, that we actually for one moment (the only one in our lives) forgot her powerful personal attractions. Should this confession meet her eye, we trust she will absolve us from the above involuntary sin. If Mr. Deane's Promenade Concerts be as well patronized as they ought to be, and as we wish them, he will have nothing to regret in originating, or rather in reviving them, as we believe Mr. John Gibbs, the talented loader of the Victoria Orchestra, was the first person who introduced those pleasing amusements to the Australian public. By the way, in examining the largo concert room at the Royal, which is in a most lamentable state of decay, the worthy proprietor, Mr. Sparkes, who was our cicerone on the occasion, apologised for the scarcity of rats, only one badger-headed old gent, having condescended to greet our arrival. Mr. S., in order to relieve our minds from an extreme pressure of dubiousness, informed us very complacently that the reason of the absence (as well as abstinence) of the rats was, that the eight quarters of barley which were originally deposited upon the floor of the room had been consumed by the "whiskerandos," who were therefore compelled to shift their quarters, which, not liking to do things by halves, they had done in toe-toe, and having once lived like Lords, they would not condescend to live upon short Commons. Mr. Frank Howson, who honoured us with his company upon the above occasion, remarked, that, with the exception of one gent, the cork-screw-ringletted-uncommonly-think-well-of-himself-down-wester-bone-playing-small-voice-nigger-melody-perpetrator-Hydes, he, i.e. Mr. F. H., never heard a more diabolical attempt at a joke; in fact, nautically speaking, it put him in mind of people firing at the Queen, "it missed stays."


7 December 1849, second - and final - promenade concert (shilling concert), saloon, Royal Hotel

"PROMENADE CONCERT", The Sydney Morning Herald (7 December 1849), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12902544

Mr. Deane's Promenade Concert will take place this evening at the Royal Hotel; the Programme contains a variety of Instrumental and Vocal Music, and with the addition of the Military Band the tout ensemble is good. Mr. Deane, the oldest musician in the southern hemisphere, and a colonist of twenty-eight years standing, from his perseverance, deserves encouragement.

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (7 December 1849), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12902526 

PROMENADE CONCERT.
MR. DEANE begs to inform his friends and the public that the Promenade Concert will take place THIS EVENING, FRIDAY, 7th December, in the Saloon of the Royal Hotel, on which occasion, by the kind permission of Colonel Bloomfield and Officers, he will be assisted by the splendid Band of the 11th Regiment.
PROGRAMME.
PART I.
1. Overture, Olympia, Spontini - Military Band.
2. Cavatina, from the Opera of Puritani, Bellini - Military Band.
3. Miscellaneous Music - Military Band.
4. Solo, Pianoforte, Herz - Military Band.
5. Song, "The Irish Emigrant," Barker.
6. Miscellaneous Music - Military Band.
7. Solo, Violin, Mayseder.
PART II.
1. Overture, Zampa, Herold - Military Band.
2. Song, "Dearest, then I'll love you more." Answer to, "Will you love me then as now."
3. Miscellaneous Music - Military Band.
4. Solo, Flute, "Rule Britannia," Drouet.
5. Miscellaneous Music - Military Band.
6. Cavatina, "Peace and Joy," Marliani.
7. The Railroad Gallop (by particular desire), Jullien.
Admission, one shilling.
Tickets may be obtained from Mr. Sparke, Royal Hotel; Mr. Ford, George-street; and Mr. Deane, No. 110, Elizabeth-street.
To commence at eight o'clock precisely.


9 December 1849, death of Alfred Deane

"DEATHS", The Sydney Morning Herald (10 December 1849), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12905180

Yesterday morning, Alfred, fifth son of Mr. J. P. Deane, Elizabeth-street, aged 14 years and 4 months


17 December 1849, departure of John Deane for San Francisco

"DEPARTURE", The Sydney Morning Herald (18 December 1849), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12914463 

December 17. - Sea Gull, schooner, 62 tons, Captain Napper, for San Francisco via Tahiti. Passengers - Messrs. Thomas Smith, George Smith, G. F. C. Smith, W. H. Smith, F. M. Smith, T. Robinson, J. Deane . . . and two aboriginals of New South Wales.


18 December 1849, death of John Philip Deane

"DIED", The Sydney Morning Herald (19 December 1849), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12914501

Yesterday, the 18th December, 1849, Mr. John Philip Deane, Professor of Music, at his late residence, No. 110, Elizabeth-street, Sydney, after a short and painful illness, in the 54th year of his age.


19 December 1849, burial of John Philip Deane, Newtown/Camperdown Cemetery

[Funeral notice], The Sydney Morning Herald (19 December 1849), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12914500 

The friends of the late Mr. J. P. Deane are respectfully invited to attend his funeral, which will take place This Afternoon, at half-past three o'clock. The procession will move from his late residence, Elizabeth-street South. Mrs. BEAVER, Undertaker.


The gravestone of John Philip Deane and Alfred Deane, broken but otherwise largely complete, can now be found, laid flat on the earth, about 10 metres north and very slightly east of the Dunbar Memorial in Newtown/Camperdown Cemetery; the original inscription reads:

SACRED / TO THE MEMORY OF / JOHN PHILIP DEANE, / PROFESSOR OF MUSIC / BORN 1st JANUARY 1796 / DIED 18th DECEMBER 1849

ALSO OF / ALFRED DEANE, [? SON] OF THE ABOVE NAMED / BORN 3rd AUGUST 1834 / DIED 9th DECEMBER 1849

On her death in 1873 was added below:

ALSO OF / ROSALIE DEANE / WIDOW OF JOHN PHILIP DEANE / BORN [ ? ] JANUARY 1800 / DIED 2nd JUNE 1873


[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (19 December 1849), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12914480 

MECHANICS' SCHOOL OF ARTS. CONCERT POSTPONED. THE Members of this Institution are informed, that in consequence of the lamented sudden death of the late Leader, Mr. Deane, the Concert to be given by the Music Class an this (Wednesday) evening, the 19th instant, is postponed.


"THEATRICALS", Bell's Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer (22 December 1849), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article59769945 

. . . Whilst on the subject of theatricals, we must advert, with feelings of regret, to the sudden death of an old and respected member of the Victoria, Mr. Deane, senr., who died, after a short and painful illness, on Monday last. He had lately lost a very promising son, who had just attained his fourteenth year, and on Sunday last he had taken farewell of his oldest son, who has left Sydney for California. That these bereavements pressed too heavily upon him, and caused his death, we have every reason to believe. The deceased was a most estimable man in all the relations of life; and his death will be keenly felt by his surviving family.

"VICTORIA THEATRE", The People's Advocate and New South Wales Vindicator (22 December 1849), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article251536801 

. . . The orchestral department is appreciated by the bow of the able Monsieur Gautrot, whose chaste and correct style of playing is well known in the musical world. Thursday night's opera, The Bohemian Girl, ascended the scale in an audience every way characteristic of harmonic support . . . The orchestral department felt the sudden bereavement of one of its most talented musicians, the late Mr. Deane, who, as a loss to the profession cannot be more lamented even by his family and large circle of friends.

1850s

9 and 25 January 1850, Edward Deane, promenade concerts (shilling concert), saloon, Royal Hotel

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (9 January 1850), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12914920 

PROMENADE CONCERT. MR. E. DEANE (Son of the late Mr. J. P. Deane), having been induced by the advice of many friends of the family to carry out the series of Promenade Concerts, commenced by his late Father, begs to inform those friends and the public generally, that the next Promenade Concert will take place This Evening, January 9, at the Royal Hotel, on which occasion he solicits their patronage and support . . .

"PROMENADE CONCERT", The Sydney Morning Herald (11 January 1850), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12914969 

Mr. Deane's Promenade Concert took place at the Royal Hotel on Wednesday evening last; in spite of the oppressive heat of the weather, about 300 people were present. The music was good, and the arrangements were in every respect complete, and we have little doubt that these entertainments, if carried on with spirit and discretion, will become very popular in Sydney.

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (25 January 1850), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article28645983 

"DEANE'S PROMENADE CONCERTS", Bell's Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer (2 February 1850), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article59770151 

The remarkable success which has attended Mr. Deane's spirited introduction of these delightful entertainments demands our cordial congratulations. They fill up one of the many hiatuses which the exclusiveness and absurd restrictions of Australian society have imposed upon our citizens, and will we trust be permanently established upon the highly respectable basis on which they were originally projected. We think they may more frequently be introduced, and that the public would hail as a boon their weekly recurrence.

"LOCAL INTELLIGENCE", Bell's Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer (16 February 1850), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article59770221 

. . . -Mr. Deane's Promenade Concerts, at the Royal Hotel, are suspended during Lent . . .


3 April 1850, Edward Smith Deane, grand concert

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (3 April 1850), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12916869 

"MR. DEANE'S CONCERT", Bell's Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer (6 April 1850), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article59770450 

This was one of the most brilliant affairs of the season. His Excellency the Governor, the honorable Mrs. Keith Stewart, the Officers of the Eleventh Regiment, and a large portion of the elite of Sydney were present. Mrs. Guerin, Madame Carandini, and Messrs. F. and J. Howson were the principal singers, and Mr. Stanley the pianist. The Military Band of the Eleventh, and the admirably drilled Orchestra under the superintendence of Mr. John Gibbs made another very agreeable feature in the entertainments of the evening. We were delighted to observe the Concert so successful, as the fact showed at once an appreciation of the departed and living talent of the Deane family. Eulogy cannot go further.


[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (2 January 1851), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12923782 

MUSIC - SYDNEY. MR. DEANE begs to inform the public that he continues to give Lessons on the pianoforte, flute, violin, violoncello, guitar, &c. PARRAMATTA. And also begs to add that his days of attendance at Parramatta as Teacher of Music are Mondays and Thursdays, for which days he is desirous of making arrangements with a few more pupils. Address - At Sydney, 110, Elizabeth-street; at Parramatta, Mr. Shackles', Church-street. Pianofortes tuned.


[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (24 November 1852), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12941831 

MR. DEANE, Professor of Music, Teacher of the Pianoforte, Violin, Flute, Flutina, and Guitar, Pianofortes correctly tuned. Residence, York-street, three doors South of the Wesleyan Chapel.


8 February 1853, publication of Edward Smith Deane's The electro-biological schottische

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (5 February 1853), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article28643732

NEW POLKA AND SCHOTTISCHE, In the Press, and will be published on Tuesday, the 8th instant, at W. J. Johnson and Co.'s Music Repository, 314, Pitt-street. The Biological Polka, composed by C. W. Harwood, and dedicated to Mr. Daly; also, the Electro-Biological Schottische, by Mr. Edward Deane, with critiques from Mesmeric Observer, Daily [Daly] News, Electro-Biological Journal, Virginian Gazetteer, and Electric Telegraph. W. J. JOHNSON AND Co. Music Publishers, 314, Pitt-street.

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (14 February 1853), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12943639 

The electro-biological schottische

The electro-biological schottische, E. S. Deane (Sydney, 1853)

The electro-biological schottische, composed by E. S. Deane (Sydney: W. J. Johnson, [1853])

http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/19204100 

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-165674398 (DIGITISED)


14 February 1855, marriage of John Deane and Annie M. Perrier, San Fransciso, USA

"MARRIAGE", The Sydney Morning Herald (14 June 1855), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12970444

By special license, at San Francisco, on the 14th February last John Deane, Esq., formerly of Sydney, professor of music, to Annie M., eldest daughter of Henry Perrier, Esq.

ASSOCIATIONS: The Perriers were neighbours of the Deanes in Elizabeth Street, Sydney, 1849-50



8 July 1856, return to Sydney of John and Annie Deane, from San Francisco, 27 April

"DEPARTURE OF THEATRICALS", Sacramento Daily Union [USA] (23 April 1856), 2

https://cdnc.ucr.edu/cgi-bin/cdnc?a=d&d=SDU18560423.2.10 

M'lle Duret, the actress; John Fairchild, the theatrical scene painter; John Dunn, the comedian; Geo. Loder and John Dean, musicians, depart this week on the ship Horizont for Australia.

"ARRIVALS", The Shipping Gazette and Sydney General Trade List (14 July 1856), 146

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article161108049 

July 8. - Horizont, American ship, 1200 tons, Captain Becker, from San Francisco 27th April. Passengers - Mrs. C. N. Sinclair, Mademoiselle Marie Daret, Madame Lambert, Mr. and Mrs. Dean and child, Messrs. Sedley, Sawkie, J. E. Brown, G. Loder, J. Brown, and 40 in the steerage. Captain, agent.

Their infant child, Anne, was evidently listed in the ship's passenger manifest, and duly transcribed; she had died during the voyage

[George Loder], "RECOLLECTIONS OF CALIFORNIA & AUSTRALIA" [continued], The Musical World (14 August 1858), 515

https://books.google.com.au/books?id=dIgPAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA515 

. . . Among our passengers were a gentleman [John Deane and his wife [Annie Perrier], musicians, who were returning to their native land, Australia. They had a most lovely little girl of about seven months old: she was the pet of the whole ship, and in the warm tropical latitudes used to lie in a hammock on deck, and kick up her little legs, and crow with delight. We were not very far from the Navigator's Islands. It was a dead calm, and extremely hot, and all the passengers had been enjoying themselves upon the poop with song and jest, assisted by a decoction of my invention, the principal ingredients of which were Scotch whiskey, sugar, and lemon syrup; and I had retired at midnight to my virtuous pillow, when I was awakened by a friend who begged me instantly to rise, as the baby was dead or dying. We had no doctor on board, and I was generally looked up to as that functionary, and a few moments brought me on to the poop, where I found the little darling quite dead. Every effort was made to restore animation, but in vain. It seems that she had been left in the berth asleep, and the evening being so very calm no danger was apprehended, but the little pet had by some means got the pillow over her head and was smothered in her innocent sleep. But then came the awful scene. After the bustle incident upon our efforts to restore animation was over, a deathlike stillness seemed to close like a pall around us, a low convulsive sob from the agonised mother alone breaking the solemn silence, when with an awful yell like some wild beast in fearful agony, the father, who had been vacantly gazing at the corpse of his first born, sprung to the bulwarks, and had he not been restrained by the giant arm of the first mate, would have dashed himself into the sea. Those around seized him; but he was perfectly frantic, and for three hours experienced a succession of epileptic fits which were horrifying to witness. While in the paroxysms it took five strong men to hold him, although he was a very small and slight man. The convulsions were at last broken by the use of strong spirits of ammonia, and then I calmed the poor broken-hearted fellow with a strong dose of brandy and water, and an enormous pipe, and succeeded in getting him into a sound sleep, from which he did not awake until noon of the next day, weak and sore from his struggles, but apparently tranquil; but for several days we never suffered him to be alone. The calm still continued, and it was impossible for us to make the Island of Eowa (the nearest land) where we wished to bury the little innocent, and we had to resign it to the fathomless ocean; the carpenter made a little coffin, which was loaded heavily to sink it. And here I must relate a little trait of our captain, which really endeared him to us all, despite his dawdling propensities. He had some flowers in pots, which were a great delight to him and his dear little wife, and just before we closed the coffin lid, he cut up every one of his plants to decorate, in his own country's sweet and poetical custom, the sleeping infant: that man had a heart, and God bless and prosper him, wherever he may be.

ASSOCIATIONS: George Loder


[2 advertisements], The Sydney Morning Herald (22 April 1857), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12994486


2 July 1857, marriage of Edward Smith Deane and Sophia Flegg

"MARRIED", Empire (10 July 1857), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article64985547 

On the 2nd instant, by the Rev. L. E. Threlkeld, Edward Smith, second son of the late John Philip Deane, to Sophia, youngest daughter of Charles Hebert Flegg, Esq., of Hobart Town.


"BIRTHS", The Sydney Morning Herald (12 June 1858), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13016637 

On the 10th instant, at her residence, O'Connell-street, Mrs. Edward S. Deane, of a daughter.


[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (12 June 1858), 10

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13016630

MR. EDWARD DEANE, Professor of the Pianoforte, Violin, Guitar, and Concertina, 13, O'Connell-street.

1860s

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (28 September 1861), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article28624722


[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (31 January 1863), 12

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article28621694


[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (17 December 1864), 12

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13102439


"MUSIC AND DRAMA", The Sydney Morning Herald (20 January 1865), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13101242


"The Orpheonist Society . . .", Empire (19 February 1866), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article63243696


"SYDNEY", The Musical Times 12 (1 May 1866), 298

http://books.google.com.au/books?id=p1pDAAAAcAAJ&pg=PA298


"VOCAL AND INSTRUMENTAL CONCERT", Empire (14 January 1869), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60830939

1870 and after

2 June 1873, death of Rosalie Deane, senior

"DEATHS", The Sydney Morning Herald (3 June 1873), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article28413152

On the 2nd instant, ROSALIE DEANE, widow of the late John Philip Deane, aged 73.


29 March 1877, birth of Lawrence Phillip Deane


3 September 1879, death of Edward Smith Deane

"Deaths", The Sydney Morning Herald (5 September 1879), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13449407

DEANE. - September 3, at his residence, Maitland House, Adolphus-street, Balmain, Edward Smith Deane, professor of music, second son of the late John Philip Deane.


4 April 1888, death of Rosalie Deane

"DEATHS", The Sydney Morning Herald (7 April 1888), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13682558

DEANE - April 4 at Manly. Rosalie, eldest daughter of the late John Phillip Deane, formerly of Sydney, professor of music.


13 March 1893, death of John Deane

"Deaths", The Sydney Morning Herald (14 March 1893), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13900909

DEANE - March 13, 1893 at his residence Union-street, Blue's Point, North Sydney, John Deane, Professor of music, aged 77 years; an old and well-respected resident of St. Leonards.


"THE STRUTTER'S PAGE", The Newsletter: an Australian Paper for Australian People (12 February 1910), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article102792176 

Mrs. Edward Smith Deane, who died at Burwood a fortnight ago, was the widow of Edward S. Deane, who was a well-known 'cellist and teacher of music, and one of the founders of the original Sydney Philharmonic Society. Mrs. Deane was the mother of Grace E. Deane, soprano and teacher of music, so well known in amateur presentations of opera some years ago, and of Arthur and Sydney Deane, operatic baritones, who are now fulfilling engagements in Europe and America.


22 November 1910, death of William Deane

"DEATHS", The Sydney Morning Herald (23 November 1910), 10

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article15196384

DEANE. - November 22, 1910 at his late residence. Burwoodene, Waimea street, Burwood, William Deane, Solicitor, in his 85th year. By special request, no flowers.


13 July 1915, death of Charles Muzio Deane

"DEATHS", The Sydney Morning Herald (14 July 1915), 10

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article15581792

DEANE. - At his late residence, Viola, Waimea-street, Burwood, Charles Muzio, in his 84th year.

"LATE MR. C. M. DEANE", The Sydney Morning Herald (17 July 1915), 10

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article15592993

LATE MR. C. M. DEANE. Mr Charles Muzio Deane died on the 13th instant at his residence Viola, Waimea street, Burwood, in his 84th year. He was a native of Hobart, Tasmania, and was associated with the firm of Messrs. Montefiore, Joseph, and Co. in early life. About 1871 he was appointed accountant to the Prothonotary of the Supreme Court, a position which he retained till his retirement on a pension about 19 years ago. In 1864 Mr. Deane with others, headed a petition for the incorporation of Darlington as a municipality. The petition was granted and the first meeting of the electors was held at the John Bull Inn Newtown road, on September 16 1864, Mr. Deane was elected one of the aldermen and he signed the minutes as chairman till 1867. About 1872 he removed to Burwood and remained their till his death. He continued his municipal connection with Darlington for two years. In 1874, when the Burwood Municipality was formed, Mr. Deane was elected an alderman. As a musician he was in the foremost rank and he was first violinist at most of the musical societies of 30 years ago. His brother, John Deane, was also prominent as a conductor, and another brother, Edward, was a well known 'cellist. Mr. Deane, in the pioneer days of volunteering, did five years service, for which he, in common with others, received a Government land grant of 50 acres. His funeral took place at the Necropolis, in the Church of England section of the Cemetery, on Wednesday. He left a family of three sons and four daughters.


"Musical Gossip", Evening News (30 May 1914), 7

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article114335948

Miss Grace Edward-Deane, the well-known teacher of singing and descendant of the Deane family that did so much for music in the early days here, is the the authoress of a musical comedy-drama, shortly to be produced here. The subject is Japanese and the title "Matsu." In addition to the plot, dialogues, and scenario, Miss Deane is also responsible for the Incidental music.


"AMUSEMENTS. IN AID OF ST. LUKE'S HOSPITAL", The Sydney Morning Herald (30 April 1920), 10

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article15887774




Bibliography and resources

Francis Campbell Brewer, The drama and music in New South Wales, published by authority of the New South Wales Commissioners for the World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, 1893 (Sydney: Charles Potter, Government Printer, 1892), 56, also 59, 90, 94

https://archive.org/stream/dramamusicinnews00brew#page/56 (DIGITISED)

[56] . . . In 1836 the Deane family arrived from Hobart Town, and it is only justice to them to record that they did much towards the introduction of classical music into the concert-room. Mr. Deane, senior, was organist of St. David's Church, Hobart Town, for ten years previous to his making Sydney his home. He was, before his emigration to Tasmania, a performer at the London Philharmonic Society's concerts, and was a sound musician. Miss Deane was a well-cultured vocalist, and a good pianist; John Deane (fils) was well known in Sydney as a violinist, sometimes leader and conductor; and Edward Deane made the violoncello his speciality. Vincent Wallace at once availed himself of this valuable addition to the musical profession, and gave concerts in conjunction with the Deanes, at which, it may be said, the first string quartette performances took place. The Deane family long held a foremost position in the musical world of Sydney, and, to the present day, the name is familiar in the concert programmes. They were the first to give promenade concerts in Sydney, at the Royal Hotel, in 1850, an example followed by Mr. Emanuel, a pianist and musical instructor, in 1851. It may be of interest to mention here that the late Mr. W. H. Aldis was a frequent vocalist at concerts given by Mr. Deane . . .


Hall 1951-54


Orchard 1952, Music in Australia, passim, esp. plates after page 30

https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.28983 (DIGITISED)


"DEANE, John Philip (1796-1849)", The Australian encyclopaedia . . . second edition (1958), volume 3, 218

https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015051343245;view=1up;seq=262 

DEANE, John Philip (1796-1849), early musician, was born in London on 1st January 1896. He arrived at Hobart on 19th June 1822, intending to become a merchant, but apparently did not do so [sic]. A few years later her was appointed organist of St David's Church, Hobart. Deane and his family transferred to Sydney in 1836 and he and his daughter opened at studio in Terry's Buildings, Pitt Street, where they taught music. Within a few months of their arrival they gave two concerts in Sydney, and subsequently the Deane family and Vincent Wallace (q.v.) were associated in the musical world of Sydney for a number of years [sic]. Deane died on 18th December 1849 and was survived by his widow (formerly Rosalie Smith) and a family. His son, John Deane, was conductor of the Sydney Philharmonic Society for many years and was active in Sydney's musical circles both as a conductor and violinist. When the Vocal and Harmonic Society [sic] was formed, in 1858, he was appointed orchestral leader.


G. T. Butler, Galamial Butler, a family history compiled (Hobart: [?]. 1961)

. . . [2] . . . In 1810, at the age of 27 years, he married Sarah Paine, the daughter of Edward Paine of Richmond, a livery taylor to George the Third . . . In 1819, Edward [Paine], Sarah's eldest brother, had set off [for] the Antipodes in the "David Shaw" to investigate openings in the export trade, returning to England two years later. The following year he sailed for Van Dieman's Land once again, this time taking with him his wife Georgina, whom he had just married, his brother Matthew, [and] one of his sisters [sic] and her husband, John Philip Deane . . . [Edward Paine drowned in a boating accident at Tinderbox Bay and] On 13th July, 1822, Edward's unhappy young widow . . . advertised notice of her application for Letters of Administration of her late husband's estate in the Hobart Town Gazette, and appointed her sister-in-law's husband, John Philip Deane, as her Attorney.

[3] When news of the tragic accident reached Gamaliel, he decided to go out to Van Dieman's Land himself . . . with some other person, [he also] had sunk the very considerable sum of £10,000 in a cargo of sugar which they had sent to Van Dieman's Land . . . [he also] decided to go to Van Dieman's Land himself to see what had become of the cargo . . . With the couple [Gamaliel and Sarah], when a Miss Leach, a cousin [sic] of Sarah Butler and her sister [sic], Mrs. J. P. Deane, and a Miss Georgina Ash, a god-child and ward of Sarah's . . . [on the Prince Regent, arriving July 1824]

[6] . . . On 1 August 1825, [Butler] put in a standard application for a free grant of land, [listing among his assets at that date] a "two story house and premises in Elizabeth Street called Waterloo Stores now in my occupation", [valued at £2,000], a house which had originally been built by John Philip Deane and which Gamaliel sold to the Crown for use as a police office in 1826 for £1,600 . . .


Ann K. Wentzel [Carr-Boyd], "Deane, John Philip (1796-1849)", Australian dictionary of biography 1 (1966)

http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/deane-john-philip-1971


Beedell 1992, 257 and note 144

. . . John Philip Deane had come to Hobart in 1822, apparently on a commercial venture with a cousin, who unfortunately drowned, leaving Deane without legal claim to their merchandise. That at least was the story as it came down through the family ([Footnote] 144 This was the story according to John Philip Deane's descendant, Mr. W. H. Deane, with whom I spoke in Sydney in 1976.


Peter Reynolds, "Broughton Hall Psychiatric Clinic", Dictionary of Sydney

http://www.dictionaryofsydney.org/entry/broughton_hall_psychiatric_clinic


Early residents - D. T. Dawson, William Deane, Springwood Historians Blog, posted 24 February 2011

http://springwoodhistorians.blogspot.com.au/2011/02/early-residents-dt-dawson-william-deane.html






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