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John Philip Deane and family

Dr GRAEME SKINNER (University of Sydney)


To cite this:

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):; accessed 22 February 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" (NLA persistent identifier) (TROVE tagged by Australharmony) 

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 (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)

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.


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 (TROVE tagged by Australharmony) (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 (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 (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 (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 (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)

DEANE, Charles Muzio


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" (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 (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)

DEANE, Henry


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 (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 

DEANE, Arthur S.

Baritone vocalist

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


A note on Deane and the Philharmonic Society of London

Immediately before leaving for Australia, Deane and his wife 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). Probably significantly, ironmongery features large - though by no means exclusively - in the extensive lists of imported items for sale in Deane's early Hobart advertisements. From his first premises in Bridge Street, and from mid 1823 onward from his Waterloo Store, 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, most likely the result of personal contact.

Deane was certainly never a full member of the 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 (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 . . .


Royal Philharmonic Society Archive, British Library 

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

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) 

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

. . . 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) 


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

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

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 

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

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 . . .


27 June 1823, ball and supper

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

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 

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 

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 . . .


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 

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$init=SC32-1-1p014jpg$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 

. . . 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 

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.


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

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 

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 

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 

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 

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 

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 

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 

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 

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.


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

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.

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

Hobart Town Concerts 1826-27

September 1826 to February 1827, Hobart Town concerts

See documentation of separately in:


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$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

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

. . . 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.


"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

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.
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.

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 

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 

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




"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.

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 

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

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




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 

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.

[Advertisement], Colonial Times (11 September 1832), 1




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

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.

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

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.

[News], The Hobart Town Courier (16 May 1834), 3 

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 . . .

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

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 

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 

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 . . .


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

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 

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

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 

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 

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 

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

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

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 

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 

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 

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 

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 

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 

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


? 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 

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

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

. . . 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

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

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 

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 

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 

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 

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 

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.

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

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 

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 


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 

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 

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

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 

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 

. . . 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 

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 

. . . 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 

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 

NOTE: Letter from Wallace replying to the above

[Advertisement], The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (30 April 1836), 3 

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
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

[Advertisement], The Colonist (12 May 1836), 5

18 May 1836, John Philip Deane and family, concert

[News], The Sydney Monitor (18 May 1836), 3 

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 

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 

22 May 1836, solemn mass, St. Mary's Cathedral, Sydney

[News], The Australian (20 May 1836), 2 

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

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


"NEW MUSIC", The Sydney Morning Herald (28 October 1842), 2 

"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

[Advertisement]: "NEW MUSIC", The Courier (18 November 1842), 1

[Advertisement], The Australian (1 March 1843), 3

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (4 January 1844), 1

"MUSIC", The Sydney Morning Herald (8 January 1844), 2


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 

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 

"MR. DEANE'S CONCERT", The Dispatch (13 January 1844), 3 

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 

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (15 January 1844), 4 

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 

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 

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 

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 

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 

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 

MR. DEANE begs to announce that his
CONCERT of Vocal and Instrumental Music will take place
THIS EVENING, Feb. 9, at the Mechanics' Institute.
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.
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 

"MR. DEANE'S CONCERT" and "THEATRE. MRS. CLARKE'S BENEFIT", Colonial Times (13 February 1844), 3

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 

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 

[Advertisement], The Cornwall Chronicle (9 March 1844), 3 

[News] The Cornwall Chronicle (9 March 1844), 2 

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 

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 

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 

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 

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,
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.
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.
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 

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 

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 

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.
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.
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 

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 

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
THIS EVENING, on which occasion he solicits their kind patronage and support.
The Band of the 51st Regt., with permission, will be in attendance.
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.
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 

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

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 

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 

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 

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 

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 

11 September 1844, concert, Sydney

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (11 September 1844), 1 

"DEANE'S CONCERT", The Weekly Register of Politics, Facts and General Literature (14 September 1844), 132 

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

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 

. . . 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 . . .


[Advertisement], Morning Chronicle (28 May 1845), 3

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (15 September 1845), 1


[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (3 July 1846), 1


"THE FANCY BALL", The Sydney Morning Herald (16 July 1847), 2

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 

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.


[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (4 January 1848), 1 

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 

. . . 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 

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 

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 . . .


30 March 1849, Deane, concert

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (30 March 1849), 1 

"MR. DEANE'S CONCERT", The Sydney Morning Herald (4 April 1849), 3 

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 

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 

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 

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 

8 August 1849, third Wednesday soiree (shilling concert), School of Arts

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (8 August 1849), 1 

"MR. DEANE'S SOIREES", Bell's Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer (11 August 1849), 3 

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 

29 August 1849, fifth Wednesday soiree (shilling concert), School of Arts

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (29 August 1849), 1 

. . . 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 

19 September 1849, seventh Wednesday soiree (shilling concert), School of Arts

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (18 September 1849), 1 

7 November 1849, concert, Parramatta

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (6 November 1849), 1 

14 November 1849, first promenade concert (shilling concert), saloon, Royal Hotel

"PROMENDADE CONCERT", The Sydney Morning Herald (14 November 1849), 3 

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 

"PROMENDADE CONCERTS", Bell's Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer (17 November 1849), 3 

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

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 

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.
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.
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

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 

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

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 

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:



On her death in 1873 was added below:


[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (19 December 1849), 1 

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 

. . . 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 

. . . 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.


9 and 25 January 1850, Edward Deane, promenade concerts (shilling concert), saloon, Royal Hotel

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (9 January 1850), 3 

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 

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 

"DEANE'S PROMENADE CONCERTS", Bell's Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer (2 February 1850), 2 

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 

. . . -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 

"MR. DEANE'S CONCERT", Bell's Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer (6 April 1850), 3 

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 

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 

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

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 

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]) (DIGITISED)

14 February 1855, marriage of John Deane and Annie M. Perrier, San Fransciso, USA

"MARRIAGE", The Sydney Morning Herald (14 June 1855), 8

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 

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 

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 

. . . 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.


[2 advertisements], The Sydney Morning Herald (22 April 1857), 1

2 July 1857, marriage of Edward Smith Deane and Sophia Flegg

"MARRIED", Empire (10 July 1857), 4 

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 

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

MR. EDWARD DEANE, Professor of the Pianoforte, Violin, Guitar, and Concertina, 13, O'Connell-street.


[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (28 September 1861), 1

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (31 January 1863), 12

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (17 December 1864), 12

"MUSIC AND DRAMA", The Sydney Morning Herald (20 January 1865), 3

"The Orpheonist Society . . .", Empire (19 February 1866), 2

"SYDNEY", The Musical Times 12 (1 May 1866), 298

"VOCAL AND INSTRUMENTAL CONCERT", Empire (14 January 1869), 2

1870 and after

2 June 1873, death of Rosalie Deane, senior

"DEATHS", The Sydney Morning Herald (3 June 1873), 1

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

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

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

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 

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

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

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

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

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

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 (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 (DIGITISED)

"DEANE, John Philip (1796-1849)", The Australian encyclopaedia . . . second edition (1958), volume 3, 218;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)

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

Early residents - D. T. Dawson, William Deane, Springwood Historians Blog, posted 24 February 2011

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