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A biographical register of Australian colonial musical personnel–H (Ha-He)

Dr GRAEME SKINNER (University of Sydney)


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To cite this:

Graeme Skinner (University of Sydney), "A biographical register of Australian colonial musical personnel–H (Ha-He)", Australharmony (an online resource toward the history of music and musicians in colonial and early Federation Australia): http://sydney.edu.au/paradisec/australharmony/register-H-1.php; accessed 20 August 2017






Ha - He




HAAS, Meno

Professor of music (from Copenhagen)

Active Adelaide, SA, by 1868
Died North Adelaide, SA, 10 March 1870


Documentation: 

[Advertisement], South Australian Register (3 November 1868), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article41404682

[Advertisement], South Australian Register (19 November 1868), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article41390917

"CONCERT", South Australian Register (29 May 1869), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article41405282

[Advertisement], The South Australian Advertiser (13 January 1870), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article73056402

"DEATH", South Australian Register (11 March 1870), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article39196215

"THE LATE MR. HAAS", Adelaide Observer (12 March 1870), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article158938830 

We regret to announce the death, at North Adelaide, of Mr. Meno Haas, a music-teacher of some talent. The deceased was a native of Denmark, and nephew of Mr. Thorup, of Gawler. He arrived in South Australia about two years ago, and for the last 12 months has followed his profession in Adelaide and the suburbs, where he leaves many to mourn his loss.




HACK, Gulielma (Miss Guli HACK; Mrs. William Ashley MAGAREY)

Soprano vocalist, pianist, teacher

Born North Adelaide, 17 October 1867
Died Adelaide, 2 August 1951, in her 84th year


Documentation:

"BIRTHS", South Australian Register (18 October 1867), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article39191194

"CONCERT AT WALKERVILLE", South Australian Register (26 August 1885), 7

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article44944491

"FAREWELL CONCERT TO MISS HACK", The South Australian Register (13 January 1888), 7

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article46868116

[News], The South Australian Advertiser (23 February 1889), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article30784851

"MUSICAL CELEBRITIES", South Australian Register (26 May 1891), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article48101562

The R.M.S. Victoria, which anchored at Largs Bay early on Monday morning, brought to these shores several persons whose names are familiar to all musicians in the colony. The steamer had on board Sir Charles and Lady Halle, Miss Gulielma Hack, Fraulein Fillunger, and Messrs. W. H. Jude, Ernest Hutcheson, and H. W. Wickens ... MISS GULIELMA HACK ... is well known as the daughter of Mr. Charles Hack, of Semaphore, and as the winner of the Elder Scholarship of Music. She has been studying in London, and from time to time we have published the reports of her examinations, which have been most satisfactory. The young lady will remain in the colony, and will enter the profession as teacher of music.

"MARRIAGES", Chronicle (12 March 1910), 35

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article88394561

"DEATHS", The Advertiser (4 August 1951), 20

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article45726815

Harold Tidemann, "Link With Early Days Of Music In S.A.", The Advertiser (11 August 1951), 7

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article45731676

A link with the early days of music in SA was broken by the death last week of Mrs. W. A. Magarey (Miss Guli Hack), who was the first singer to go overseas and return as an outstanding performer and teacher. MRS. Magarey was on the staff of the late Mr. I. G. Reimann's College of Music before it merged with the Elder Conservatorium in 1898, and she carried on when the late Dr. J. M. Ennis became the first Professor of Music in the University of Adelaide and Director of the Conservatorium in 1902. Among the many tributes received this week from life long friends, musicians and former pupils was one by Madame Clara Serena, who said that on her arrival in London as an Elder Scholar the excellence of her training under Miss Hack had been commented on by the late Madame Ada Crossley. "Mrs. Magarey's interest in all her students was paramount," Madame Serena added, "and I well remember the enthusiasm of members of the choral classes which she conducted here. She was an outstanding figure in a golden age of Adelaide's musical life and will ever be remembered with pride by all who were privileged to be associated with her."


Note: Her husband, William Magarey first awarded a player's medal for Australian-rules football in 1898, and on his death in 1929, Gulielma formalised the arrangement, and the Magarey Medal was first awarded publicly that year.




HAIMBERGER, Julius (Antonius Julius)

Violinist, pianist, composer

Born ? Vienna, Austria, c.1828
Died Lima, Peru, 30 March 1868, aged 40

http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Julius+Haimberger+d1868 (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)


HAIMBERGER, Margeritta (Hedwig Margaretha TEUSEN; late Madame KRAMER; ? CRAMER)

Contralto vocalist, "Tyrolese songstress"


KRAMER, Marie (Mary; Maria; Mrs. J. C. ELLIS; Marie ELLIS)

Soprano (mezzo) vocalist

See Marie KRAMER


All 3 above:

Active Melbourne, VIC, by August 1855
Ballarat, VIC, by July 1856
Sydney, NSW, by January 1858
Brisbane, NSW (QLD) by January 1859
Departed Sydney, NSW, early 1868 (for South America)


HAIMBERGER, Julia

Pianist

Born VIC, 1855 (reg # 9666)


Summary:

Julius Haimberger was a young revolutionary and violinist befriended by Richard Wagner in Dresden in 1848. Wagner organised his escape to Zurich in 1851, where he appeared in one of Wagner's concerts. By 1853 Haimberger was in London. In December 1854, he and his future wife Margaritta Kramer and her daughter Marie (Mary), as the Tyrolese Minstrels (later "Alpine and Tyrolese"), gave a concert in Hackney at which Julius "played several morceaux on the violin with excellent taste and execution".

They made their first appearance in the Australian colonies for George Coppin and G. V. Brooke in Melbourne in August 1855. In Adelaide in October they had been joined by the zither player Veit Rahm. Margeritta (already known as Madame Heimberger in Ballarat) was persumably the Madame Cramer [sic] who is first heard of when she appeared at Rahm's farewell benefit in Sydney on 29 May 1856, when she sang Crouch's Kathleen Mavourneen and, with John Howson, Glover's duet What are the wild waves saying?, the latter though in soprano range. Billed as "Madame CRAMER, of the Princess' Concert Room, London", she gave her own concert on 30 June, assisted by Flora Harris, Charles Packer and the Band of the 11th Regiment.

The last mention of "Madame Cramer" is a report of her appearing in a minor role at Andrew Torning's newly renamed English Opera House (Prince of Wales Theatre), on 7 July, in La sonnambula, under the direction of Linly Norman. However, as "Margeritta Haimberger" she was back in Ballarat, where Julius was then engaged at the theatre, by 21 July, as she later that month testified in a court action. In an advertisement, in Ballarat in December 1856, we learn that Margeritta "had the honor of appearing in company with Jenny Lind before Her Majesty the Queen", and that Julius was a "Member of the Conservatories of Leipsic and Vienna, and from the Royal Polytechnic Institution, and St. James's Theatre, London."

The Haimbergers moved north, via Goulburn, Sydney, and Bathurst, to Armidale, where, they briefly considered settling. On 24 November 1858, Antonius Julius Haimberger, originally of Poland, was naturalised, but by early 1859 the family had moved yet further north into what was shortly to become Queensland. At their first Brisbane concert, there was a "violin solo, composed and performed by J. Heimberger", that the Courier judged to be "a gem". Julius issued a prospectus for pupils in Ipswich, where he was intending to settle, in early February, and by the middle of the month had opened "JULIUS HAIMBERGER'S NORTH AUSTRALIAN MUSIC, STATIONERY, AND FANCY SHOP, BELL STREET, IPSWICH".

Back in Sydney in November 1863, Julius and William Stanley performed 2 movements from Beethoven's Violin Sonata Op. 12 No. 1. In Sydney again in January 1868, he advertised that he was leaving the colony. And in August that year it was reported in the Queensland press that he had died in Peru of yellow fever.


Documentation:

"HACKNEY", The Musical World [UK] 32/52 (30 December 1854), 851

http://books.google.com.au/books?id=9JkPAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA851

A large audience assembled on Monday week, at the concert given at Hackney, by the Tyrolese Minstrels. Their singing was simple and unsophisticated, and had a natural charm, like the song of birds. Even professional singers might take a lesson from the "minstrels" in the emission of sound. The peculiarity of the so-called "Jodeln," only known in the Tyrol, baffles the experienced vocalist, whilst the natives can all accomplish it without study. Some of the songs executed by Madame Kramer and her interesting little girl, are extraordinary feats of natural vocalisation. Herr Haimberger performed several morceaux on the violin with excellent taste and execution. The audience encored with enthusiasm almost every piece.

[News], Colonial Times (7 July 1855), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8787924

Madame Bishop is on her way to Melbourne from San Francisco, as also Madame Kramer, the Tyrolese songstress.

[Advertisement], The Argus (11 August 1855), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4814897

[Advertisement], The Argus (1 September 1855), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4816972

[Advertisement], The Argus (11 October 1855), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4820567

[Advertisement], South Australian Register (23 October 1855), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article49295191

"THE TYROLESE MINSTRELS", South Australian Register (24 October 1855), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article49295447

[Advertisement], South Australian Register (24 October 1855), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article49295415

"THE TYROLESE MINSTRELS", South Australian Register (31 October 1855), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article49294289

Madame and Madlle. Kramer, Herr Veit Rahm, and Herr Haimberger gave their concert last evening, at the Theatre, under the patronage of His Excellency Sir Richard and Lady MacDonnell. The boxes were well filled. The programme included a great variety of pieces, chiefly Tyrolese national airs, the whole of which, without exception, were well received. Madame Kramer's vocalization is of a very superior order; she has a full rich voice, and her execution in the "Wedding Song of the Alps", and "Life's Garden", was particularly happy. In the programme two solos were allotted to Madlle. [Marie] Kramer, a child of about 10 years of age; and she sang them so sweetly, and with such correctness and feeling, that she was encored each time. Her voice also blended beautifully in the duets and trios ... Herr Haimberger executed two solos on the violin, and produced a strain of melody from it such as has seldom been heard in Adelaide. He showed a perfect mastery over the instrument, and proved himself to be an accomplished musician ...

"THE TYROLESE MINSTRELS", South Australian Register (2 November 1855), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article49297501

Herr Haimberger's performances on the violin were well received. If he does not merit the very high eulogium which Emerson pronounced upon Paganini of the ability to "produce rapture from a catgut", he is at least a thorough master of his instrument. His ability to produce a succession of chords with remarkable rapidity of execution is undoubtedly great, but his performances would be more fully appreciated if, like his coadjutors, he appeared rather more at ease.

"TYROLESE MINSTRELS AT MACCLESFIELD", South Australian Register (8 February 1856), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article49747567

[Advertisement], The Argus (29 March 1856), 10

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4834142

[Advertisement], Empire (29 May 1856), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60248495

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (29 May 1856), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12981802

"HERR VEIT RAHM'S FAREWELL CONCERT", The Sydney Morning Herald (30 May 1856), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12978475

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (17 June 1856), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12978416

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (30 June 1856), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12984209

"MADAME CRAMER'S CONCERT", The Sydney Morning Herald (2 July 1856), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12984329

"ENGLISH OPERA HOUSE", The Sydney Morning Herald (8 July 1856), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12984588

[Advertisement], The Star (19 July 1856), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66038992

"POLICE COURT", The Star (26 July 1856), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66039065

[Advertisement], The Star (27 December 1856), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66040211

"LAYING OF THE FOUNDATION STONE OF THE GOULBURN SCHOOL OF ARTS AND MECHANICS' INSTITUTE", Empire (9 January 1858), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60266583

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (30 January 1858), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article28634187

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (20 March 1858), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13007781

"GRAND CONCERT IN THE SCHOOL OF ARTS", The Sydney Morning Herald (25 March 1858), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13007977

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (5 April 1858), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13008353

"CARCAOR. THE TYROLESE MINSTRELS", Bathurst Free Press (23 June 1858), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article64377146

"THE TYROLESE MINSTRELS", The Armidale Express and New England General Advertiser (16 October 1858), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article188981304 

... we have had pleasure in learning that Mr. Haimberger intends to settle in Armidale, with his family; and from notices in another column it will be seen that Mr. Haimberger has effected arrangements which we imagine must be attended with decided success.

[Advertisement], The Moreton Bay Courier (1 January 1859), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article3724791

"THE TYROLESE MINSTRELS", The Moreton Bay Courier (8 January 1859), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article3723874

[Advertisement], The Moreton Bay Courier (2 February 1859), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article3716966

[Advertisement], The Moreton Bay Courier (19 February 1859), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article3720182

"BIRTHS", Empire (12 October 1863), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60549689

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (7 November 1863), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13086313

"CONCERT OF THE TYROLESE MINSTRELS", Empire (11 November 1863), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60551354

The first of a series of musical entertainments of a novel character will be given at the School of Arts this evening. Some years since Madame Kramer (now Madame Haimberger), with her daughter and Herr Haimberger, visited this city, after a long tour through Europe, and delighted our citizens, as they had previously gratified the sovereigns of the old world, with their beautiful national Tyrolese melodies and instrumental performances ... Since their former visit to Sydney, the Haimbergers have been located at Ipswich, where they have had leisure to mature their talents ...

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (19 December 1867), 10

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article28608276

"MR. HAIMBERGER'S CONCERT AT THE SCHOOL OF ARTS", The Sydney Morning Herald (20 December 1867), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13163023

Miss [Julia] Haimberger, a child of only twelve years, who not only acted as accompanyist, but executed her parts in two duets in a manner that elicited the surprise and marked commendations of the audience, the delicacy of touch, the expression, and the execution were alike remarkable.

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (21 January 1868), 7

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13161569 

A GENTLEMAN leaving the colony has for SALE, 2 superior VIOLINS, a Tenor, a Violoncello, a Cornopean, two Flutes, Instruction Books, Vocal and Instrumental Music. JULIUS HAIMBERGER, 11, Stanley-st.

[News], The Darling Downs Gazette (11 August 1868), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article75521718

We are sorry to observe, by the Queensland Times, that Mr. Julius Haimberger, late of Ipswich, is dead. Most of the residents of Ipswich were well acquainted with the name of this gentleman, who was a first-class violinist; and, no doubt, the old residents of Toowoomba will remember, some seven years ago, a series of concerts being given by this gentleman, in conjunction with Mrs. Haimberger and Miss Cramer, who, subsequently went to Vienna. Mr. Haimberger died, on the 30th March, at Lima, Peru (after landing from Sydney) of yellow fever; he was forty years of age, and the eldest son of Baron Haimberger, of Vienna, Austria.


Bibliography and resources:

Richard Wagner, My life, volume 1 (New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1911), 491

https://archive.org/stream/mylifewagner01wagniala#page/491/mode/2up

... he [Bakunin] received me, seated on mattresses which lay distributed over the floor of the [Dresden] Town Hall side was a very young Pole (a Galician) named Haimberger, a violinist whom he had once asked me to recommend to Lipinsky, in order that he might give him lessons, as he did not want this raw in inexperienced boy, who had become passionately attached to him, to get drawn into the vortex of the present upheavals. Now that Haimberger had shouldered a gun, and presented himself for service at the barricades, however, Bakunin had greeted him none the less joyfully. He had drawn him down to sit by his side on the couch, and every time the youth shuddered with fear at the violent sound of the cannon shot, he slapped him vigorously on the back and cried out: "You are not in the company of your fiddle here, my friend. What a pity you didn't stay where you were!"

Ernest Newman, The life of Richard Wagner, Volume 2: 1848-1860 (New York: Alfred Knopf, 1937), 88-89, 91, 450

http://archive.org/stream/lifeofrichardwag000871mbp#page/n119/mode/2up

)88) It would seem, however, as if, before leaving Dresden, he [Wagner] plunged once more into the inner part of the town the neighbourhood of the Annenstrasse in order to take a last glance at the condition of affairs there. Some time before this, a young Galician violinist named Haimberger had been recommended to him by Bakunin, who wished Wagner to obtain for him a post in the Opera orchestra. If Praeger is to be believed, Haimberger told him in later years that at about eight o'clock one morning (presumably the 8th) he was with Wagner at the barricades when a young girl of eighteen was shot by a Prussian; whereupon Wagner, mounting a cart, cried out, "Men, will you see your wives and daughters fall in the cause of our beloved country, and not avenge their cowardly murder? All who have hearts, all who have the blood and spirit of their forefathers and love their country, follow me, and death to the tyrant." "So saying ", continues Praeger, "he seized a musket, and heading the barricade they came quickly upon the few Prussians who had strayed too far into the town, and who, perceiving that they were outnumbered, gave themselves up as prisoners." Praeger adds that he told the story afterwards to Wagner, "and he agreed entirely as to the truth of Haimberger's recital". While Praeger is, in general, an unreliable witness, there is no apparent reason ... why he should have invented a story of this peculiarly circumstantial kind. While it may be doubtful whether the episode occurred precisely as he tells it, the probability is that something of the kind did happen. Further according to Praeger, (89) Haimberger alleged that on an earlier day Wagner, who was at the barricades with him, sent him for an ice for the relief of his parched throat again an incident which we can hardly believe anyone taking the trouble to invent. Finally Max von Weber, the son of the composer, is said to have told Praeger that he had seen Wagner with a gun on his shoulder, and that Wagner had advised the insurgents to strip the lead from the house-roofs for the casting of bullets. Of this, however, we have no confirmation ...

(88 footnote) Haimberger fled to Switzerland after the rising, and in January, 1851, Wagner found a place for him among the violins of the Zurich orchestra for the season of that winter. With his usual kindness towards deserving young musicians, he did all he (89) could to assist Haimberger later, recommending him first to Röckel's brother Eduard in London, then to Vieuxtemps in Brussels, and using his influence with Sulzer in the matter of a passport for the young man ... His innocent association with Haimberger in Zurich did him no good in the eyes of the police, to whom, of course, all political refugees were more or less criminals, carrying on their nefarious activities under the pretext of being concerned with art. In January, 1851, it was reported to Dresden that Wagner, "one of the coryphaei of the Swiss revolutionary party", was much in the company of "the Lemberg fugitive Haimberger", both of them having sinister connections with Austria.

Curt Von Westernhagen (trans. Mary Whittal), Wagner: a biography (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1978), 175

http://books.google.com.au/books?id=QDQ7AAAAIAAJ&pg=PA175 (PREVIEW)

Joan Willmott-Clarke, "Wagner's revolutionary years", Bikwil

http://www.bikwil.com/Vintage10/Wagner%27s-Revolutionary-Years.html




HALE, Mrs.

Professor of Music

Arrived Adelaide, by 5 October 1852 ("lately arrived from England")


Documentation:

[Advertisement], South Australian Register (5 October 1852), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article38464580




HALL, Miss

Teacher of the Pianoforte and French, German and Italian Singing

Active Melbourne, 1857


Summary:

A Miss Hall advertised as a teacher in Melbourne in June 1857 and that "She has high testimonials from Dr. Sterndale Bennett".


Documentation:

[Advertisement], The Argus (4 June 1857), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article7132974




HALL, J. (Mr.)

Music importer

Arrived Melbourne, July 1857


Summary:

In July 1857, one "J. HALL" begged "leave to inform the friends of Mr. Henry J. King, Organist, Pianist, and Singer, that he is expected to arrive at Melbourne in a few days by the ship Commodore Perry, with a choice selection of new Music".


Documentation:

[Advertisement], The Argus (18 July 1857), 7

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article7135536




HALL, J. P.

Vocalist, bones player (New Orleans Serenaders, Howard's Serenaders)

Active NSW, 1852


Documentation:

[Advertisement], Bell's Life in Sydney (14 February 1852), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article59773993

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (27 August 1852), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12939560

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (24 September 1852), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12940257




HALL BROTHERS


HALL, John Thomson

Violinist, conductor

Born Sydney, NSW, 28 February 1841
Died Kent Town, SA, 2 December 1883


THIS ENTRY IS A STUB


Documentation:

"DEATHS", The South Australian Advertiser (3 December 1883), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article33774082

Loyau, Notable South Australians (1885), 184-85

http://archive.org/details/notablesouthaus01loyagoog

IT is somewhat remarkable that Australia has produced, or attracted to its shores to settle permanently, some of the best musical talent in the world. South Australia especially appears singularly favoured in this respect, and if we review the history of music here from its commencement, quite a galaxy of artists are recalled to memory. Among those who stand forth prominently to our mental vision, John Thomson Hall occupies premier place; a born musician with soul in every touch of his master hand; a genius, pouring forth from his instrument a flood of melody like the songs of British birds at eventide, thrilling the heart with every note. Such was Mr. Hall as we remember him at the Theatre Royal, Adelaide. He was born in Sydney in February, 1841, and commenced to study the violin when but seven years of age. His progress was rapid, for he loved music, like the true poet, for its own sake, and ere he reached his twelfth year, he had played, in public, many difficult solos, such as Ernst's Carnival de Venice. New South Wales was visited about that time by a distinguished violinist named Caranzani, bearing a noted Italian reputation, and Mr. Hall was placed under him and received lessons for two years, when he joined Winterbottom's orchestra (an orchestra, which, if heard now, would shame many of those which theatrical audiences are compelled to listen to nightly). It consisted of thirty performers, each an artist capable of performing the most difficult compositions, and Mr. Winterbottom, the conductor, was the best bassoon player in the world. Mr. Hall continued playing in orchestra for many years, and at the same time studied theory under that eminent and inspired interpreter of melody, the late Charles Packer. At the age of 24 he was appointed leader in Lyster's Opera Company, occupying that place for nearly five years, when he was elevated to the proud position of Musical Director, and produced some of the grandest operas that have been represented in Australia, viz. William Tell, Ernani, and others. About the year 1869 he arrived in Adelaide, and obtained the directorship of the Theatre Royal, and in this he remained until his death, which occurred in December 1883. We have had many musical celebrities here, but the familiar and sweet tones of John Hall's violin gained for him with the public of that day the right to rank as first of all his contemporaries.



HALL, George Hubert

Violinist, conductor, composer

Born Sydney, NSW, 14 November 1858 (younger brother of the above)
Died Tooting Bec, London, England, 12 March 1936


Summary:

According to Hoyer, Hall married Mary Winifred McCullum, a musician, in Brisbane on 8 August 1882; they had three children before divorcing in 1892. George remarried the Victorian-born soprano Beatrice Izett (formerly Miss English), widow of the vocalist Frederick Standbridge Izett, in London on 21 April 1910. The couple travelled back and forth regularly between Australia and England, until their final trip in 1927, after which they remained in London until their deaths. Beatrice died in Wandsworth, London, on 18 December 1932, aged 54. In 1885 he acquired a violin that had previously belonged to Richard B. White, said to be a "Ruzerius [recte Ruggerius], some 200 years old".


Documentation:

NSW Registry No. 244/1859; Reg. 1882/B7869; [News], The South Australian Advertiser (29 May 1885), 4-5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36307252

GRO UK Volume No. 1d, page 587, June Q, 1910. Reg District Lambeth; GRO UK Volume 1d, page 697, March Q, 1936, Reg Dist. Wandsworth; GRO UK Volume 1a, page 611 Dec Q, 1932 Reg Dist. Marylebone)

Loyau, Notable South Australians (1885), 185-86

http://archive.org/details/notablesouthaus01loyagoog

BROTHER of the above, was born in Sydney, in November 1860. On completing his education, he, at the age of fifteen, took his first lessons on the violin from Mr. John Gibbs. He next was a pupil of Mr. W. Rice, and later on of Charles Packer. Under the able tuition of the latter, with whom he remained three years, he became proficient in piano and theory; so much so, that he was considered by his instructor one of his most advanced pupils. He was next associated with the eminent violinist, Herr Joseph Kretchman, and became a prominent member of that gentleman's quartette. Being offered an engagement with Lyster's Opera Company to come to Adelaide, Mr. Hall accepted it, and arrived here in 1880, remaining about eight months, when he returned to Sydney. He was there connected with the Montague Turner Opera Company as leader for two years, when, in consequence of his brother's illness and subsequent death, he was sent for to take his place as director of the Theatre Royal Orchestra, Adelaide. He has held that position ever since; with what success we leave the theatre- going public to determine, though it is an undoubted fact that the dramatic orchestra he conducts is one of the best in the colonies. Mr. Hall is leader of the Adelaide String Quartette Club, and has for the last three seasons played many of the best works of the old masters, taking part also at intervals with the most famed of our visitors in the musical world, such as Remenyi and others.


Musical works:

L'Aiglon (a musical play in 5 acts by Edmond Rostand, adapted into English by Louis N. Parker; Music by George H. Hall c.1904/6; J. C. Williamson, NLA; Ms. score and parts for orchestra; some parts signed and dated by G. H. Hall, 1904; some ms. parts for the overture bear the inscription "music by G.H. Hall, composed, selected and arranged", some ms. parts for the overture bear the inscription "arranged and composed by Adrian Amadio"); see also Miss Tittell Brune in "L'Aiglon" (the Eaglet): direction of J. C. Williamson

Flags of the Free (from the musical "Prince of Pilsen"; c.1908; J. C. Williamson production, Music by George H. Hall); My Hansom Girl (c. 1908) (music by Bert Gilbert & George H Hall)


My thanks: To family historian Sharon Hoyer for sharing with me information on the Hall brothers.




HALL, Humphrey

Journalist, playwright, theatre and music historian

Born Maitland c.1870 (? July 1863)
Died Sydney, 28 December 1940  


Documentation:

"MR. HUMPHREY HALL", The Sydney Morning Herald (30 December 1940), 7

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article17707264


Bibliography and resources:

[Humphrey Hall and Alfred John Cripps], The romance of the Sydney stage by Osric (Sydney: Currency Press in association with National Library of Australia, 1996)

http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/22007847




HALLAS, Nathaniel

Band master (Sandhurst Brass Band)

Arrived VIC, 1857
Died South Yarra, VIC, 2 January 1889, aged 52


Documentation:

"HAYMARKET THEATRE. THE PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY'S CONCERT", Bendigo Advertiser (17 November 1860), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article87948045

"THE VOLUNTEER BAND", Bendigo Advertiser (18 September 1863), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article87938803

"HALLAS'S BAND", Launceston Examiner (24 February 1874), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article52891588

"DEATH OF MR. NAT. HALLAS", Bendigo Advertiser (4 January 1889), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article88558581

The many friends of Mr Nat. Hallas, so long and favorably known in musical circles in this city, will be surprised to hear of his sudden death, which occurred at his residence, Clara street, South Yarra, on Wednesday night. The sad intelligence of his death was received yesterday morning by Mr. J. A. Whitlam, an old friend of the deceased. Mr. Hallas arrived in the colony in  1857, after having studied under the late Mr. James Mellen, the celebrated bandmaster, of the Staley Bridge Band, Lancashire. The deceased gentleman was first engaged in this colony by Mr. J. B. Lewis, of Melbourne theatrical fame. In 1858 Mr. Hallas came to Sandhurst and accepted an engagement in the orchestra in the old Haymarket Theatre in Market Square, after which he took the leading parts in the orchestra of the old Theatre Royal at the Shamrock Hotel, and at the Lyceum Theatre in Pall Mall. Shortly afterwards Mr. Hallas formed the first brass band in connection with the volunteer movement in Bendigo. Subsequently he was appointed band-master of the Phoenix brass band of this city and gained great credit by the excellent manner in which he conducted his pupils. After a professional tour to New South Wales, New Zealand and the other Australian colonies, Mr. Hallas returned and again assumed the lead of the volunteer band, which was then mostly composed of young Bendigonians. This body some time afterwards seceded from the volunteers and formed themselves into the well-known Hallas' Sandhurst city band, of which the deceased acted as band master. The many pleasant evenings' open air musical concerts given the citizens by this band in the Lower Camp Reserve will for ever cause the name of Nat. Hallas to be remembered by those who were fortunate enough to listen to the various selections. Whilst under his charge the band also gained renowned praise in this and the adjoining colonies by carrying off the leading prizes in the different competitions and contests in which they took part. In 1884 Mr. Hallas left Sandhurst to fulfil an engagement under Messrs. Williamson, Garner and Musgrove, of Melbourne, and in whose orchestras he was a general favorite, whilst his genial face and hearty laugh will be greatly missed by those with whom he was connected. Mr. Hallas was 52 years of age, and leaves a widow and large family to mourn his demise, whilst in Sandhurst he will be sadly missed by his old pupils and comrades, amongst whom may be mentioned-Messrs. G. and C. Forster, T. A. Whitlam, R. Crawford, R. J. Meakin, T. Sayer. I. Moore, V. H. Byrne and others. His funeral takes place to-day, and several of his Sandhurst friends have decided to pay the last tribute to the remains of one who was respected by both young and old.




HALLÉ, Charles (HALLE)

Pianist, conductor

Born Hagen, Westphalia, Germany, 11 April 1819
Died Manchester, England, 25 October 1895


NERUDA, Wilma (Lady HALLÉ; HALLE; Madame NORMAN-NERUDA)

Violinist

Born Brno, Moravia, 21 March 1838
Died Berlin, 15 April 1911


Arrived (1) Melbourne, 16 May 1890
Departed (1) Adelaide, 21 August 1890 (per Arcadia)
Arrived (2) Adelaide, 25 May 1891 (per R.M.S. Victoria)
Departed (2) Adelaide, August 1891 (per Oceana, for London)


HALLE, Clifford (HALLÉ)

Vocalist, teacher

Toured Australia, 1895


Documentation:

"LADY HALLE", Illustrated Australian News and Musical Times (1 May 1890), 9

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60621772

"MUSICAL CELEBRITIES", South Australian Register (26 May 1891), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article48101562

"SIR CHARLES AND LADY HALLE", The Argus (1 June 1891), 7

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8657883

"SIR CHARLES AND LADY HALLE ON BENDIGO", Bendigo Advertiser (6 August 1891), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article89006153

"SIR CHARLES AND LADY HALLE'S FAREWELL SEASON MATINEE", The Argus (15 August 1891), 10

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8641486

"COLONIAL TELEGRAMS", South Australian Register (19 August 1891), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article48241837

"LADY HALLE", The Sydney Morning Herald (31 May 1911), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article15219122

"MR. CLIFFORD HALLE. A MUCH-TRAVELLED VOCALIST", The Argus (24 May 1895), 7

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article9359445

"OBITUARY. SIR CHARLES HALLE", The Advertiser (26 October 1895), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article34526856


Works:

Life and letters of Sir Charles Hallé; being an autobiography, 1819-1860, with correspondence and diaries, edited by his son, C. E. Hallé (London: Smith, Elder, & Co., 1896)

https://archive.org/details/lifelettersofsir00hall

https://archive.org/stream/lifelettersofsir00hall#page/367/mode/2up

(368; Diary entries, May 1890) ... On Friday morning, the 16th, at about 9 o'clock, we arrived safe and sound at Williamstown, the port for Melbourne, and were met on board by Mr. and Mrs. Poole, Mr. Otter (in whom I recognised a former assistant at Chappell's, and also at Schott's), a representative of the Argus, and several other people. I received also a few letters of welcome, amongst which was one from Mr. Gurnett [recte Guenett], my former pupil, and now musical critic of the Argus. The Captain went with us on shore, and we travelled together to Melbourne by rail, which took us about three-quarters of an hour. Here the Captain put us into a queer-looking cab, into which we got from behind, and on the way to the hotel we drove first to the Custom-house, where the polite secretary, to whom I had a letter from Mr. Cashel Hoey, told me that he had given orders already on the previous day to pass all our luggage unexamined. At the hotel we found our rooms ready for us. Wilma told me that whilst I was at the Custom-house our had held a conversation with her through the open window, addressing her at once as "Milady," and telling her he felt sure we should have a great success; he would be proud to drive us to the concerts, and hoped that on our return to England "You will speak well of us," meaning the public of Melbourne, himself included. At 1 o'clock the Captain called and took me to the head office of the P. and O. Company, where the manager in the most obliging manner secured for our return journey the very best cabin on the Arcadia; he also gave me a few good Manilla cigars, and offered me his further services in the most amiable way. Our luggage arrived shortly after, minus a large box, which, however, turned up next day, having caused us much anxiety in the meanwhile. At 3 o'clock a deputation from the resident professional musicians presented us with an illuminated address; other people called to welcome us; a very good semi-grand Bechstein was brought in from Allan's, the largest musical firm here, and at 7 o'clock the Captain came to dinner, and we spent a most enjoyable evening together. The next morning I was interviewed by Mr. Hart, one of the staff of the Argus paper. Poole, who is staying at this hotel, paid us a visit. and offered us boxes for his theatre. Santley also came and told us of his disagreeable adventures. On Monday, the 19th, at 4 o'clock, we were received officially by the Mayor and welcomed to Melbourne in the Town Hall . . .


Associations:

Associate artist on the Halle's second tour (1891) was soprano vocalist Marie Fillunger (1850-1930), partner of Eugenie Schumann




HALLEWELL, Frederick John (F. J. "Dad" HALLEWELL; also, especially 1880-81, HALLIWELL)

Bass, baritone, vocalist (basso cantante), teacher of singing

Born Leeds, England, 1846
Arrived Melbourne, VIC, 13 December 1880 (per Potosi, from London, 30 October)
Died North Sydney, NSW, 5 October 1899, aged 53

http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/result?q="F.+J.+Hallewell" (TROVE search)

http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/result?q="Hallewell+Glee+Club" (TROVE search)


Frederick Hallewell, 1898

Image: F. J. Hallewell, 1898

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article71319166 



Documentation:

[News], The Argus (14 December 1880), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5954835

"ARRIVED", The Australasian (18 December 1880), 14

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article142173716

[Advertisement], The Argus (18 December 1880), 12

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5977969

[News], The Mercury (3 January 1881), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8991906

Mr. George Musgrove, long connected with the late Mr. W. S. Lyster, has returned to Melbourne with a new English Opera Company. Miss Patty Laverne is the leading lady, Mr. Albert Brenner the tenor, Mr. Fred. Mervin baritone, and Mr. F. Halliwell bass. Mr. J. J. Wallace and Mr. H. Harwood are also among the company.

[Advertisement], South Australian Register (30 April 1881), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article43154851

"MR. HALLEWELL'S MATINEE", The Sydney Morning Herald (22 July 1881), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13490809

A grand concert was to have been given at the School of Arts yesterday afternoon by Mr. F. J. Halewell, who is at present playing at the Theatre Royal; but, as circumstance happened, the entertainment was sadly shorn of the advertised proportions . . . Mr. Hallewell came upon the stage, and stated that he had been served by Mr. Musgrove, director of the "Tambour Major" company with a writ of injunction against his singing that afternoon, he having signed an agreement before leaving England to sing only for Mr. Musgrove. The gentleman, he said, was legally right, but morally wrong, in the action he had taken, and the speaker offered, if the audience chose him to do so, to defy the writ, and proceed with the concert . . . The Revd. Dr. Ellis, who was present in the hall, proposed that Mr. Hallewell should not sing, but that the remaining numbers on the program should be given . . . [by Miss Liddle, Mr. C. B. Foster, and Mr. Huenerbein].

"MUSIC & DRAMA", The Sydney Mail and New South Wales Advertiser (23 July 1881), 170

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article161919653

"Insolvency Court", Evening News (11 October 1883), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article10883

INSOLVENCY COURT. SURRENDERS. Frederick John Hallewell, of William-street, musician. Liabilities, £262 ls; assets, £3. Mr. L. T. Lloyd, official assignee.

"AMUSEMENTS", The Sydney Morning Herald (18 December 1885), 10

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13606869

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (3 March 1891), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13816033

"IN THE BANKRUPTCY COURT", Evening News (25 February 1892), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article113760016

IN THE BANKRUPTCY COURT. Frederick John Hallewell, professor of music and singing, attended before the Registrar in Bankruptcy yesterday for examination. He said he had been insolvent before, but he did not ask for his certificate. His present failure was due to a falling off in his business. He owed one Murray £14, and Frank Waddell £6 for labor. Fairfax and Roberts's debt should be £118 16s 8d instead of £116, and Alexander Martin £40 odd instead of £58 19s. A. C. Johnston's debt amounted to over £6. He had two pianos. which he purchased in the ordinary way and not on the time-payment system. Twelve months after the purchase of the instruments Mr. Huenerbein wanted him to sign an agreement making them under the time-payment system. At the conclusion of the examination a resolution was carried on behalf of the creditors allowing bankrupt his furniture and personal effects, and also the pianos, which, it was explained, it was necessary he should be permitted to retain in order to enable him to carry on his business.

"Music", The Sydney Mail and New South Wales Advertiser (15 October 1898), 917

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article163809488

"MR. F. J. HALLEWELL", Evening News (4 October 1899), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article113695135

"DEATH OF MR. HALLEWELL", The Sydney Morning Herald (5 October 1899), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article14220283

The news of the death of Mr. F. J. Hallewell, which occurred at his residence, Nalgar, Campbell-street, North Sydney, at 1 o'clock yesterday morning, came as a painful surprise even to his more immediate friends. The basso, though in reality far from well, appeared in fairly good health on Saturday, when he saw a number of people at that musical rendezvous, Pleyel House, but he returned home to take to his bed, and on Sunday night his life was in danger, the specific complaint being inflammation of the bowels. Early on Wednesday he passed away at the comparatively early age of 53 years. The deceased musician will be greatly missed here, as he was, when in his prime, a fine singer of the English cathedral school, and possessed besides a mellow bass voice of considerable volume and unusually extensive range. His was one of those useful voices of the basso cantante class which enable the fortunate possessor to sing baritone parts. It will be remembered that during the oratorio festival here, at which Signor Foli was the principal figure, Mr. Hallewell replaced that famous basso at a moment's notice, and rendered the high music of "Elijah" with excellent affect. It was, however, in Handel's music that Mr. Hallewell especially shone, his stately yet fluent delivery of the coloratura passages being a pleasure to hear. During the last few years the singer was not at his best, and nearly a year ago he was tendered a farewell benefit concert to enable him to revisit England. In the meantime his health improved, so that he reappeared recently with the Philharmonic Society in Haydn's "Seasons," and he had accepted engagements for the "Judas Maccabeaus" next month, and for the "Messiah" at Christmas. Although Mr. Hallewell's reputation rested chiefly upon his ability as an oratorio artist, he originally came to this country (in 1880) as the basso of Mr. George Musgrove's "Tambour Major" Opera Company, in which he played the part of the inn-keeper. He soon gave up the stage, however, settled in Sydney as a teacher of singing, joined Mr. Harry Leston and Mr. J. J. Hinchey in founding the Hallewell Glee Club, and sang frequently with the Orpheus Club and other well-known societies. In the concert-room he was noted for his rendering of "Simon the Cellarer." From time to time he also visited Brisbane, Melbourne, and the other Australian capitals. As regards his earlier career, the deceased was at the age of 5 or 6 years a chorister at the great parish church of Leeds, at which city he was born in 1846. Later in life he was soloist at York Minster, and for years he was bass soloist at New College, Oxford. He had many pupils during his residence at the ancient University, amongst whom was numbered Mr. Herbert Gladstone. Mr Hallewell was married, and leaves a widow and several children in England. Two or three years ago he was joined in Sydney by a daughter, who kept house for him and tended him affectionately to the last. Mr. F. Aengenheyster, who kindly undertook the task of giving directions in regard to the funeral, states that the cortege will leave Campbell street at 4 o'clock today for St Thomas' Church where the interment will take place.

"Death of Mr. Hallewell", The Sydney Mail and New South Wales Advertiser (14 October 1899), 927

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article163701797

"Musical Jottings", The Bega Gazette and Eden District or Southern Coast Advertiser (25 October 1899), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article106456582 

"DADDY" Hallewell died in straitened circumstances; funds are being put together to enable his daughter to return to England.


Bibliography and resources:

Williams 2002, vol. 1, 63-64, vol. 2, 11: online

http://hdl.handle.net/11343/39482 




HALLIER, Henry Charles

Professor of music, piano tuner and repairer

Active Adelaide, Sydney, 1841-43
? Died Cape Province, South Africa, 1871


Summary:

Hallier was active in Adelaide by May 1841. Later that year he was in Sydney, working for Francis Ellard, and, from December, as a freelance piano tuner. Hallier was in Cape Town South Africa, advertising as a piano tuner, by 1847


Documentation:

[Petition], The South Australian Government Gazette (13 May 1841), 3

https://books.google.com.au/books?id=mBFOAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA3 

[Advertisement], South Australian Register (18 May 1841), 1s

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article71614626

[Advertisement], The Sydney Herald (3 December 1841), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12872594

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (1 August 1843), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article28651411




HAMBLETON, John

Convict, vocalist, actor, songwriter, evangelist

Born Toxteth Park, Liverpool, England, 1820
Arrived Tasmania, 26 April 1836 (convict per Layton, from London 26 August 1835)
Departed VIC, by 1849/50 (for California)
Returned to Australia, c.1884
Died Geelong, VIC, 8 December 1889, aged 69


Summary:

A freed convict, Hambleton was principally an actor, but was frequently billed singing songs and comic songs between the plays at the theatre in Launceston and Sydney, and briefly Maitland and Geelong. At Sydney in November 1848 he introduced "An entirely new Local Comic Song, Advance Australia, or Sydney as it was, and is (An entire new song ... written by himself)". He and his actor wife left Victoria for the Californian Goldfields in 1849 (in company with, among others, the former Mrs. Spencer Wallace). Later in England he underwent an extreme evangelical conversion, and returned to Australia to proselytise in the 1880s.


Documentation:

[Tickets-of-Leave], The Hobart Town Courier (10 January 1840), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8748589

[Certificates of their Freedom], The Cornwall Chronicle (10 July 1841), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66017029

[Advertisement], Launceston Examiner (9 July 1842), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36249168

"ROYAL CITY THEATRE", The Sydney Morning Herald (29 May 1843), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12427124

[Advertisement], Bell's Life in Sydney (11 November 1848), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article59767796

To be followed by an entirely new Local Comic Song, "Advance Australia, or Sydney as it was, and is," Mr. Hambleton.

"ROYAL VICTORIA THEATRE", The Sydney Morning Herald (11 November 1848), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12910851

"THEATRICALS", The Maitland Mercury (15 September 1849), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article700259

"CALIFORNIA", The Sydney Morning Herald (10 June 1850), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12918610 

"CALIFORNIA", The Courier (29 June 1850), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2962575

"SUICIDE", The Sydney Morning Herald (22 March 1851), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12925788 

"Suicide of Mrs. Hambleton", Bell's Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer (29 March 1851), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article59772253 

"MR. JOHN HAMBLETON", South Australian Register (18 June 1884), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article43661102

"MR. JOHN HAMBLETON", Evening Journal (18 June 1884), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article197796708 

"DEATHS", Leader (14 December 1889), 42

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article198057342 

"E. H. B.", The converted actor : a true narrative of God's remarkable dealings with the late John Hambleton ([?], [?], [? 1899])

http://archive.org/details/convertedactortr00beh


Bibliography and resources:

http://www.convictrecords.com.au/convicts/hambleton/john/32784

http://www.1859.org.uk/hambleton-earlylife.htm

Eli Daniel Potts and Annette Potts, Young America and Australian gold: Americans and the gold rush of the 1850's (Brisbane: University of Queensland Press, 1974), 123, 148

http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/10918887




HAMBLIN, Joseph

Piano-forte maker, tuner, repairer

Arrived WA, 1842


Documentation:

[Advertisement], Inquirer (19 February 1845), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article65583786

[Advertisement], The Inquirer (29 August 1849), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article65739321

MR. HAMBLIN begs to inform the Youth of Perth and its vicinity, that he is receiving Pupils for instruction on the Flute, Violin, and Singing, in classes, on such terms as will give every one an opportunity of acquiring a knowledge of that which, in the absence of every other amusement, may be called a highly valuable science. A separate class for Boys under 14 years of age.

"INTERCOLONIAL NEWS", The Queenslander (9 December 1871), 10

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article27268785

One of the local industries of Kyneton, Victoria, is pianoforte-making. The Observer says Mr. Joseph Hamblin, of that borough, sells excellent pianofortes of his own make. They have a compass of seven octaves, have patent metal bridges, and will bear the effects of the climate better than any imported instrument. The blackwood of the neighborhood serves for wrest planks as well as English oak, and the musk wood or native walnut, which has been found in the Dandenong Ranges, yields beautiful veneers that are susceptible of a magnificent polish. The timber, before being used, is kept from four to ten years in a room continually maintained at summer heat by a furnace. Mr. Hamblin imports the keys, wire, wrest pins, and all the smaller mechanism of his instruments.


Bibliography and resources:

http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/158199464

http://www.powerhousemuseum.com/collection/database/?irn=11179




HAMERSLEY, Edward

Amateur musician, composer

Born Paris, France, 1 September 1835
Died York, WA, 14 January 1921


Documentation:

"YORK", The West Australian (1 February 1921), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article27955430 

The death occurred at Wilberforce, on January 14, of Mr. Edward Hamersley, who was one of the early pioneers of this state. The deceased gentleman was 84 years of age. He was a member of an ancient English family, who in the fifties, came to Western Australia and settled at Pyrton. Guildford, Wilberforce, where the late Mr. Hamersley settled as a young man, was purchased from the Clarkson family, and there Mr. Hamersley made his home. He was a man of scholarly attainments. He was an accomplished musician, as well as composer, had a thorough knowledge of astronomy and was a gifted linguist.


Bibliography and resources:

"Hamersley, Edward (1835-1921)", Obituaries Australia

http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/hamersley-edward-13739/text24543




HAMILTON, Clara

Scottish vocalist

Arrived Sydney, NSW, by November 1880 (from England)
Departed Sydney, NSW, after June 1894 (for England)

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


Documentation:

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (20 November 1880), 18

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13475128 

MISS CLARA HAMILTON, Scottish Vocalist, newly-arrived from Crystal Palace, is open for ENGAGEMENTS. Phillip-street, near Cameron-street, Balmain.

[Advertisement], Evening News (12 July 1886), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article107290415 

LOYAL ORANGE INSTITUTION OF NEW SOUTH WALES . . . GRAND MUSICAL FESTIVAL . . . in the EXHIBITION BUILDING, PEINCE ALFFED PARK, MONDAY EVENING, the 12th instant. PROGRAMME: ... 20. Scottish Ballad - "The Bonnie Bonks o' Clyde" (first-time) - Miss Clara Hamilton.

"MISS CLARA HAMILTON'S BENEFIT", The Sydney Morning Herald (5 June 1894), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13953962 

Last night being Tannahill's anniversary, the friends and admirers of Miss Clara Hamilton celebrated the occasion by tendering her a benefit in view of her early departure for Scotland. Miss Hamilton, who formerly had a considerable following in Glasgow, and purposes returning there, has become recognised during her 12 years' residence in Australia as a notable exponent of Scottish ballads.

Accordingly there was a large audience on her appearance at the Protestant Hall. Mr. James Muir and Captain Murray presided, and a tuneful programme was presented. Miss Hamilton herself first sang "The Braes o'Glenifier," and in response to the general enthusiasm the singer added, with spirit and feeling, "The Star o'Rabbie Burns." The Scottish soprano also rendered "Caller Herrin" (in character) so as to win continued applause, and was, in fact, repeatedly encored during the evening. Miss Edward Deane, Miss Jessie Gilchrist, Messrs A. Edward, Arthur Deane, Thompson Brown, and P. Nesbit were all called upon to increase the number of their vocal contributions during the evening. Mr Monro's pupils were encored for their Highland dance and other miscellaneous items were included in the entertainment. Miss Naylor was the accompanist of the evening, and Mr. Hamilton was Highland piper. Before Miss Hamilton finally sails by the Austral it is probable that she will be tendered a farewell concert in Balmain.

"FAREWELL CONCERT TO MISS CLARA HAMILTON", The Sydney Morning Herald (19 June 1894), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13956201 

In the Central Hall, Darling-street, Balmain, last night, a large gathering assembled on the occasion of a farewell concert to Miss Clara Hamilton, the Scottish vocalist, on the eve of her departure for England . . .


Other resources:

The bonnie banks o' Clyde, new Scottish ballad, dedicated to Miss Clara Hamilton, the favourite Scottish vocalist (Sung with great success at the Exhibition Hall, Prince Alfred Park, Sydney)

(Sydney: C. G. W. Schulze, Lithographer, [? 1886])

http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/10708240 (DIGITISED)




HAMILTON, Octavia (Eliza Octavia SCRIVENOR; Mrs. Augustus MOON; Mrs. Thomas Holme DAVIS)

Soprano (mezzo soprano) vocalist

Born Maida Vale, London, 6 June 1835
Arrived Melbourne, VIC, by March 1854
Active until 1868
Departed Melbourne, VIC, 1874 (for England)
Died Edmontson, London, England, 1913

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


THIS ENTRY IS A STUB


Identity and genealogy:

My thanks to family historian Allister Hardiman for positively identifying this highly significant but mysterious singer as Eliza Octavia Scrivenor, daughter of John Walter Scrivenor (d.1864, aged 66, Queanbeyan, NSW), and his wife Frances, who had arrived in Melbourne with their family perhaps early in 1854. Octavia, had married Augustus Graham Moon, a lodger in the Scrivenor household and son of a baronet, in London on 7 June 1851, the day after her 16th birthday. According to Victoria and its Metropolis (1888), 329, A. G. Moon arrived in Victoria in 1855, though Octavia was certainly singing in Melbourne in March 1854. (The Octavius Scrivenor advertised for in Sydney in October that year was a cousin.)

Allister thinks Octavia's choice of professional name was due to her paternal great aunt Ann, who married baron Charles Hamilton (their son James emigrated in 1839 to New Zealand and died there in 1844). He suggests that she had her first child by her second husband, the wine-merchant Thomas Holme Davis, in Melbourne, possibly as early as 1866. The adverse publicity that began with reporting of a court action between Octavia and Moon (by then already living with Davis) in 1865, and climaxed in the claims of child desertion in 1868, brought her professional career irrevocably to an end. Nevertheless, she and Davis appears to have continued living in Melbourne until late 1873 or early 1874, when they sailed for England. Interestingly Thomas Davis visited Australia again in 1883, billed as "manager of the Australian Wine Association in London ... during the trip he calculates to purchase between 200,000 and 300,000 gallons of wine."

Young Augustus Moon junior appears not to have benefitted from his early start in the Industrial School, at least not if he was the same Augustus Moon, who, reportedly 30 years of age in October 1887, was arrested in Richmond "on a charge of behaving indecently to two young girls". According to Allister, Octavia died in suburban London in 1913.


Summary:

Octavia Hamilton, "from the Philharmonic Concerts", first appeared in Melbourne at the Salle de Valentino in March 1854 with Maria Carandini and Lewis Lavenu. At John Winterbottom's promenade concert in August, the Argus judged her "a vocalist of more than ordinary ability. ... This lady possesses a voice of excellent quality, and her intonation is true; she had certainly been gifted with many of the requisites of a singer, and the remainder of the qualifications may easily be acquired by her." As the song by Charles Compton below suggests, she must have had a good low range. In Trovatore in January 1860, the Argus indeed noticed: "Miss Octavia Hamilton, in the part of Azucena, agreeably surprised us in the ungrateful task of a soprano singing music written for a contralto" [or, at least, mezzo-soprano].


Documentation:

? "SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE", The Argus (25 February 1854), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4803627

[Advertisement], The Argus (3 March 1854), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4803856

[Advertisement], The Argus (30 March 1854), 3

ttp://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4805117

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (21 October 1854), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12958053

"CONCERT HALL", The Argus (15 May 1855), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4808121

"PROMENADE CONCERT", The Argus (15 August 1854), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4796395

"THE ROVING FIDDLER", Chambers's Journal of Popular Literature 105 (5 January 1856), 14

http://books.google.com.au/books?id=Z3hUAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA15

"MISSING FRIENDS", The Sydney Morning Herald (10 February 1858), 9

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article28634287

"THE PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY", The Argus (22 September 1858), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article7301499

"THEATRE ROYAL", The Argus (17 January 1860), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5695548

[Il trovatore, Verdi] ... Misa Octavia Hamilton, in the part of Azucena, agreeably surprised us ia the ungrateful task of a soprano singing music written for a contralto.

[News], Empire (30 May 1860), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60410980

... Miss Octavia Hamilton is a vocalist of great merit; without the slightest pretension to a contralto voice, the part of Azucena is beyond her power; but she poetesses a very sweet mezzo soprano, of great purity and clearness in the middle notes, and what is far superior, she sings in perfect tune.

DEATHS", The Argus (9 May 1864), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5748652

"THE MESSIAH ON CHRISTMAS EVE", The Argus (26 December 1864), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5745489

[News], The Argus (25 February 1865), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5736070

A case affecting a lady of some musical reputation in this colony was heard in the county court yesterday. The case occupied a place on the list under the title, Grose v. Moon, and was a plaint under a deed of settlement, dated 8th May, 1862, between Augustus Graham Moon and Eliza Octavia Hamilton; otherwise Moon, his wife, the claim being reduced to £49 19s. 11d. to bring it within the lower jurisdiction of the court. By the deed in question it was arranged that the defendant should pay £4 per week, but it was subsequently agreed, that the defendant, who is a Government clerk should make payments at the rate of £16per month. The plaintiff, as trustee, proved the execution of the deed, and said he did not always make the payments to Mrs. Moon herself; but left them at Mr. Davis's wine Store for her. The defence was, that after the execution of the deed, Mrs. Moon had lived with the defendant for some days, and that a stipulation that debts should not be contracted in defendant's name had been violated. The defendant in evidence proved that the deed was executed on a Friday; and that Mrs. Moon remained with him until the Monday evening following, and that he had been applied to for debts contracted by her. The judge held that the mere fact of Mrs. Moon remaining in the defendant's house for a few days did not vitiate the deed; and as the defendant had only been applied to for payment of debts contracted since the commencement of the action, the verdict must be for the plaintiff for the amount claimed.

"VICTORIA", Empire (1 March 1865), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60566842

"HOW INDUSTRIAL SCHOOLS ARE STOCKED", South Bourke Standard (1 September 1865), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66906560

A certain married lady - as we suppose we must call her - named Moon, but who is well known under the professional pseudonym of Octavia Hamilton, is married to a clerk in the General Post Office, by whom she had several children. Mrs. Moon is a well-known public singer, and as she is a general stage favourite it is to be presumed that her income is at least sufficient for her personal expenses. Her husband has a salary of £6 per week, and, so far as has been made known, has always been willing to support both herself and his children. The lady however, is necessarily of peripatetic habits and therefore the domestic arrangements can never have been of the most comfortable description. It is certainly a great hardship to any man that he should be obliged to support a wife who does not perform her part of the marriage contract. But Mr, Moon does not seem to have complained of being deprived of his wife's society, and probably he has sufficient reason for being tolerably satisfied with her periodical absence on professional business. At the same time, and while he recognises his liability to provide for his wife's maintenance and that of the children born to him, it would be beyond everything unreasonable to expect that he should patiently submit to be saddled with the support of his wife's offspring, whom by all the rules of nature he knows cannot by any possibility have been born legitimately. Moon, however, has the misfortune to know that his wife has on more than one occasion been inconstant to her vows ... It seems that this Mrs. Moon has for some time been separated from her husband, who to avoid scandal, has regularly for three years, paid his wife two-thirds of his income, although she herself must have been doing very well in her own business. Since this separation, the faithless wife has given birth to two children whose father or fathers are not known; and recently she has had the cool effrontery to call upon Mr. Moon to provide for their support ... Unable to keep this terrible family trouble any longer a secret, Mr. Moon took such steps as resulted in his being charged with deserting the children, and the whole of the disgraceful affair was brought out in court ...

"LEFT TO A GRATEFUL COUNTRY", Bendigo Advertiser (27 May 1868), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article87896197

A lad eleven years of age, named Augustus Moon, was on Saturday sent by the Richmond bench to the Industrial School for five years, as a neglected child. The boy, who had all the appearance of having received a fair education, said he wished to be sent to the school to learn a trade, as by that means he was told he would become a "great man". He is a son of the well-known vocalist, Octavia Hamilton, whose name has been made notorious by her systematic and brutal neglect of her offspring. We believe she is now travelling in India, and no doubt earning a very "respectable" livelihood while this colony is obliged to support her children. The boy in question is, we believe, the fourth child of this woman now in the industrial establishments.

[News], Empire (1 June 1868), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60853762

[Advertisement], The Argus (15 January 1874), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5879473

"CASTLEMAINE", Bendigo Advertiser (2 May 1883), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article88515412

[News], The Argus (11 October 1887), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article7911177       


Other resources:

When I was young (song; words: Henry F. Chorley; music: Charles H. Compton; "Sung by Miss Octavia Hamilton" (Melbourne: For the composer by Clarson, Shallard & Co., 1859)




HAMILTON, Mr. St. George

Vocalist, pupil of Frederick Crouch

Active Melbourne, VIC, 1852


Documentation:

"THE CONCERT", The Argus (13 March 1852), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4783771

"THE CONCERT", The Argus (18 March 1852), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4783858

"THE CONCERT", The Argus (20 March 1852), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4783906

[Advertisement], The Argus (26 May 1852), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4785276

"THE CONCERT", The Argus (27 May 1852), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4785309

[Advertisement], The Argus (3 June 1852), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4785482

"THE WEEKLY CONCERTS", The Argus (28 June 1852), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4786098

[Advertisement], The Argus (10 December 1852), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4788418




HAMMOND, Adela Ann

Composer

Born Kensington, Lambeth, England, 21 October 1821
Active England, 1835-44


Summary:

A pencil annotation on the State Library of Victoria's copy (http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/25931429

MSS 12831, McCrae Family Papers) of a printed song, The Shadow of the Heart ("the poetry by W. H. Harrison, Esq. to whom the music is respectfully inscribed by his obliged young friend, Adela A. Hammond, Melbourne") notes that "This is the first song & music published in Melbourne prior to 1845."

The song was certainly not composed or first published in Melbourne, but in London in 1837, where it appeared under the title: "The Shadow of the Heart. The Poetry by W. H. Harrison, Esq.; the Music by Adela A. Hammond", apparently without any reference to Melbourne. But could it have have been reprinted there later? Prue Neidorf identified Henry Lingham, active in Melbourne by the mid-1840s, as the lithographer. Perhaps Lingham had also previously produced the original London print in 1837. Neidorf tentatively dates the Melbourne print, if that is what it indeed is, to 1842-43, though it could have been closer to 1845, as the annotator stipulated, though why "prior to 1845" is not clear. Another of Hammond's compositions appeared in London in 1844, so if she did indeed come out to Melbourne herself, it could still have been just "prior to 1845".

Adela Ann Hammond was the daughter of a London businessman, Munden Hammond, with interests in newspapers and printing, and editor of Hammond's List of London and Provincial Newspapers (1850s). Her first work, Sleeping on Lily Beds, was published when she was "a child of 13 years of age". Her father, probably, appears to have had it and her later two works privately engraved and printed. In 1844 she published The Language of Love, and Nature's Music. Two Songs, the Music composed by Miss Adele Hammond. Hammond is not to be confused with the early 20th-century English song composer, Adela E. Hammond.


Documentation:

"NEW MUSIC. VOCAL", Court Journal (12 September 1835), 589

https://books.google.com.au/books?id=LLcRAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA589

"NEW PUBLICATIONS", The Literary Gazette (8 July 1837), 437

http://books.google.com.au/books?id=9r9LAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA437

The Shadow of the Heart. The Poetry by W. H. Harrison, Esq.; the Music by Adela A. Hammond.

We are given to understand that the composer of this beautiful air is but sixteen; if so, she is indeed a young lady of the greatest promise, for the composition would do credit to one of sixty - ay, even one who had grown gray among gamuts. There is what Dyer happily calls "the sweet diapason melancholy," sadly, and thrillingly interwoven with the words, which not only chains down the ear to "marble listening," but sinks deeply into the heart, like feelings arising from the remembrance of happy and bygone days. The poetry, too, is of an order such as we seldom meet with in songs of this class. It is exquisitely simple, without being maudlin, and touches the sweet cord of sympathy by the natural emotions which it awakens; for who has not sighed while con templating the past? We give one stanza:

"The bird sings as sweetly his melody wild,
From the old hazel copse, as when I was a child;
And the sun shines as bright upon blossom and tree,
And the river goes dancing as blithe to the sea.
Whence the change that I feel? not in Nature, I trow,
For she smiles at the mourner, and mocks at his wo.
'Tis my heart! my own heart - which once know not a care -
Casts the shade of its sadness o'er all that is fair."

We would fain extract the whole song, were it not for infringing too much upon the rights of the publisher. To those, however, who understand and can feel poetry, we are certain that this verse will be sufficient to create an appetite for the remainder.

"REVIEWS OF MUSIC", The Idler and Breakfast-table Companion (15 July 1837), 76

https://books.google.com.au/books?id=WGAJAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA76

The Shadow of the Heart. The Poetry by W. Harrison Esq.; the Music by Adela A. Hammond.
The Words and the Music of this song are alike commendable. The former are so sweet, and yet simple withal, that we subjoin a specimen: -

"The bird sings as sweetly his melody wild,
From the old hazel copse, as when I was a child;
And the sun shines as bright upon blossom and tree,
And the river goes dancing as blithe to the sea.
Whence the change that I feel? not in Nature, I trow,
For she smiles at the mourner, and mocks at his wo.
'Tis my heart! my own heart - which once know not a care -
Casts the shade of its sadness o'er all that is fair."

The air is plaintive, and pleasingly melancholy; and affords ample proof of the talent, ability, and soul of the fair composer.

"NEW MUSIC", Court Gazette (15 June 1844), 13


Bibliography and resources:

Neidorf 1999, 41-42

http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/34370996

"Henry Lingham", DAAO

http://www.daao.org.au/bio/henry-lingham 




HANCE, William

Organist, organ keeper, organ builder

Arrived Hobart, 26 September 1823 (per Mariner)
Died Hobart, 10 October 1842, aged 50


Summary (after Rushworth):

In 1825 Hance erected the John Gray organ, imported from London, in St. David's Church. He was also for a while organist, prior to the appointment of J. P. Deane. He worked variously as a schoolmaster, farmer, publican, poundkeeper and postmaster. In 1832 he was building an organ for one of Hobart's masonic lodges, the first documented instance of an organ being built in the colonies.


References:

"AN ODE. Addressed to the Organ of St. David's Church", Hobart Town Gazette (13 May 1825), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1090751

[News], The Hobart Town Courier (21 April 1832), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4199601

The friends of masonry will be pleased to learn, that a second lodge has been established in Hobart town. It is held at Mr. Whitaker's, Freemason's Tavern, Harrington street. Mr. Hance, we are happy to learn, is engaged in building an organ for the lodge.

[News], The Hobart Town Courier (29 June 1832), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4198012

The anniversary of the nativity of St. John the Baptist happening this year on a Sunday, our two masonic lodges, in order not to interfere with each other, agreed to observe the celebration of the day, the one on the Saturday previous and the other on the Monday after. The Brotherly Union being the junior lodge of the two had the precedence, and in the evening a very numerous and respectable assemblage of the craft dined at the Lodge room, Freemason's Tavern ... On Monday the original Tasmanian Lodge observed the memorable day in a similarly agreeable and elegant manner, through the help of Mrs. Cox at the Macquarie hotel, Mr. Lempriere, the master, filling the chair. The splendid organ building by Mr. Hance for the Brotherly Union is, we are glad to see, already in an advanced state.

Van Diemen's Land Annual and Hobart Town Almanack (1834), 7

[St. David's Church, Hobart] ... Clerk, Mr. Smails; Organist, Mr. J. P. Deane; Organ Keeper, Mr. William Hance; Pew-opener and Sexton, Mr. J. Bryant; Clock-keeper ...

[Advertisement: insolvency], The Hobart Town Courier (5 May 1837), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4172138

"CENTENARY OF ST. DAVID'S CHOIR", The Mercury (21 June 1937), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article25407442


Bibliography and resources:

Graeme Rushworth, "Notes on some early Tasmanian organs and also on the commencement of the Hobart Town Choral Society", OHTA Journal (April 1999), 33-39

http://www.ohta.org.au/doc/articles/TASorgans.html

http://www.tasmaniananglican.com/ta200409-15




HANCHETT, John Justinian

Professor of Music

Active Launceston, VDL (TAS) by 1841
Died Northcote, Melbourne, 14 August 1894, aged 75


Summary:

Hanchette, "Member of the Conservatoire Royale, Paris", was active in Launceston as a musician and medical doctor by 1841.


Documentation:

[Launceston news], Colonial Times (11 May 1841), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8751709

[Advertisement], The Courier (22 September 1849), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2964919

"QUARTER SESSIONS", The Hobart Town Mercury (4 March 1857), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article3243119

"TOWN TALK AND TABLE CHAT", The Cornwall Chronicle (7 July 1860), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article65993332

"DEATHS", Launceston Examiner (16 October 1862), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article41456456

"INSOLVENCY COURT", Launceston Examiner (17 August 1864), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article38654717

"DEATHS", The Argus (15 August 1894), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8694320


Bibliography and resources:

http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/default.aspx?detail=1&type=A&id=NG00672




HANCOCK, Edward

Bass vocalist


HANCOCK, Mary Ellen (Mrs. Edward HANCOCK, Miss BARTON)

Soprano (mezzo) vocalist


Arrived Melbourne, VIC, late 1852
Departed Melbourne, VIC, 25 May 1861 (per Suffolk, for London)


Documentation:

"ROYAL ACADEMY OF MUSIC", The Musical World (1 June 1850), 340

https://books.google.com.au/books?id=dwoVAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA340

[Advertisement], The Argus (3 December 1852), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4788340

MECHANICS' INSTITUTION. GRAND CONCERT. December 4th, 1852. THE CITY OF LONDON GLEE AND MADRIGAL UNION. Under the direction of Mr. WILLIAM C. LYON, professor of the Royal Academy of music ... Artists: Mrs. Edward Hancock, Professor of the Royal Academy of Music, Mr. W. C. Lyon, R.A.M., Mr. Edgar Ray, late of her Majesty's Chapel Royal, St. James, and Mr. Edward Hancock, R.A.M. assisted by Mrs. Fiddes, formerly Miss. H. Cawse.

[Advertisement], The Argus (13 December 1852), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4788477

[Advertisement], The Argus (4 January 1853), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4788697

[2 advertisements], The Argus (17 January 1853), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4788978

MRS. EDWARD HANCOCK begs to inform in her Pupils and Friends that she has removed to No. 44, Elizabeth-street, where she will give lessons in Singing, as usual.

[Advertisement], The Argus (27 January 1853), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4789303

[Advertisement], The Argus (7 September 1853), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4796723

MECHANICS' INSTITUTION.- MRS. EDWARD HANCOCK begs to announce to her friends and the public, that she will give a Grand Vocal and Instrumental Concert on Monday, the 13th September, under the patronage of the Right Worshipful the Mayor, at which the following Artistes will appear: - Vocalists: Mrs. Testar, Miss Mabella Smith, Mrs. Hancock, and Mr. Hancock; Instrumentalists; Solo Piano, Miss E. Smith, pupil of Madlle. Clara Lovedey. Clarionet, Mr. Johnson; accompaniment, Mr. Buddee.

[Letter], "TO THE EDITOR", Geelong Geelong Advertiser and Intelligencer (13 August 1853), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article86413621

[Advertisement], Geelong Advertiser and Intelligencer (31 October 1853), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article86412583

[Letter], THE GEELONG MONDAY CONCERTS. To the Editor", Geelong Advertiser and Intelligencer (20 October 1853), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article86412410

"L'ELISIR D'AMOUR", The Age (29 July 1856), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article154865726

This delightful opera buffo was produced at the Royal for the first time on Saturday evening, with the most decided success. Madame Bishop as Adina, Laglaise as Nemorino, Howson as Belcore, Coulon as Dulcamara, and Mrs Hancock as Gianetta, were all admirable, and the chorus sang with unwonted spirit, precision, and effect. The only thing we had to regret was the wretchedly thin house which I assembled to hear this high musical treat. The applause however was enthusiastic, and encores very numerous; Coulon's make up was exceedingly good, and his acting and gestures eminently provocative of laughter.

[Advertisement], "TO THE PUBLIC. OPERA AND MR. NEILD", The Age (16 November 1858), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article154873525

[Advertement], The Argus (28 September 1859), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5688947

[Advertisement], The Argus (7 October 1859), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5689528

"MELBOURNE.- HANDEL CENTENARY CELEBRATIONS", The Musical Times (1 November 1859), 151

https://books.google.com.au/books?id=SG4PAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA51

[Advertisement], The Argus (24 December 1859), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5694206

"PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY", The Argus (18 January 1860), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5695579

[News], The Argus (18 July 1860), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5686320

On Friday night next Mrs. Edward Hancock, a lady most favourably known to the musical world of Melbourne for the last eight years, and whose talents, though unassuming, have been fully appreciated, both in opera and at the concerts of the Philharmonic Society, takes a benefit at the Theatre Royal. An opera will be produced on the occasion; and as that class of entertainment has at present something of novelty for the public, independent of the claims of Mrs. Hancock to support, it may be expected that there will be a large attendance.

[News], The Age (20 July 1860), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article154843879

Mrs. Hancock, an old favorite among the theatre-going and music-loving people of Melbourne, takes her benefit tonight at the Theatre Royal. The entertainments are to commence with "The Sonnambula," with Madame Carandini as Amina, and Mrs. Hancock as Liza. The names of Messrs. Sherwin and Farquharson also appear. The opera is to be followed by a concert, in which the Philharmonic Society lend substantial aid, and the whole is to conclude with the burlesque of "The Miller and his Men." Mrs. Hancock is sufficiently well known, and her talents are so well admired, that the announcement of her benefit should alone fill the house; but with the attractions offered in the bills, we can scarcely deem it likely that any invitation is needed from us to the admirers of musical entertainments to give a befitting reception to one of their oldest favorites.

"HOBART TOWN", The Musical World (2 February 1861), 79

https://books.google.com.au/books?id=eegsAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA79

The long expected Italian Opera Company arrived in Hobart Town, from Launceston, and opened a short campaign at the Theatre Royal, on the evening of the 22nd ultimo. The company consisted of Signor and Signora Bianchi, M. Paltzer, Mr. and Mrs. Hancock, Messrs. J. Gregg, Megson, and Winterbottom, the well-known bassoon-player. They remained only a week, and although they introduced, and well performed, some of the choicest works of the modern lyric drama, they were not patronised so liberally as they deserved to be. Hobart Town Mercury Puff, Nov. 22.

[News], The Argus (15 May 1861), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5700224

We understand Mrs. Edward Hancock has determined finally to leave Melbourne, and has taken her passage in the ship Suffolk, to sail on the 25th inst. The members of the choir of St. Peter's Church intend giving that lady, on Monday evening next, in the schoolroom adjacent to the church, a complimentary benefit concert, as a parting token pf their regard and esteem; and wo trust that Mrs. Hancock's friends will muster in sufficient numbers to give this lady a substantial recognition of her professional abilities. As a singer of sacred and church music Mrs. Hancock has held a first position, and her absence from the choir of St. Peter's will be much felt by members of the congregation of that church.

[Advertisement], The Age (21 May 1861), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article154888509


Musical editions:

My ain dear Nell (a new Scottish ballad written and composed by A. Hume; Sung by Miss Emma Stanley & Mrs. Hancock, fourth edition) (Melbourne: McCulloch and Stewart, [1859; new edition 1860])

http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/19777625


Bibliography and resources:

Gyger 1999, 103, 106, 116

http://www.concertprogrammes.org.uk/html/search/verb/GetRecord/4950


Thanks: To Kurt Ganzl for biographical information (January 2015)




HAND, Josiah

Ex-convict, publican, concert promoter, founder of Hobart Town Serenaders, occasional music publisher

Active Hobart, by 1853
Died Launceston, 9 June 1893, aged 80 years

http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?q=&l-publictag=Josiah+Hand (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)


Documentation:

[Advertisement], The Courier (4 March 1853), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2240517

MELOPHONIC CONCERT ROOM, "WATERMAN'S ARMS," LIVERPOOL-STREET. The Public of Hobart Town are respectfully informed by the Proprietor of the above Rooms, that he has now in his possession the original music and poetry of that deservedly popular and beautiful sentimental song, "BEN BOLT," (As sung by Rainer's Company of Serenaders at Launceston), The original Hobart Town Serenaders will sing the same on SATURDAY EVENING, Accompanied by an Eminent Performer on a powerful and rich-toned 6 1/2 Octave PIANOFORTE, Being its first introduction to an Hobart Town Audience. The music and the words of the song can be obtained by application to the Proprietor any day between the hour of 11 and 12 o'clock. JOSIAH HAND, Proprietor.

"NEW INSOLVENT", The Hobart Town Mercury (17 August 1857), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article3244758

"SERENADING", The Courier (29 January 1858), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2461685

Recent reverses of fortune having befell Mr. Josiah Hand, the original introducer of Ethiopian Serenaders in this city, on appeal to the public, in the shape of a serenade for a benefit for him, is announced at the Albert Theatre on Monday evening next.

"Deaths", Launceston Examiner (10 June 1893), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article90219805

"BY ELECTRIC TELEGRAPH", The Mercury (10 June 1893), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13284796 

Josiah Hands, an old colonist, died today, aged 80. He was at one time connected with the police in Launceston, and some years ago was licensee of a hotel in Hobart. Latterly he was engaged as a bailiff in the North. He was of a quiet unassuming disposition, and generally respected by all who knew him.




HANDOFF, Mr. (HENDORFF; HAVENDOFF)

Double bass player (Salle de Valentino)

Active Melbourne, (1853) 1855


Documentation:

[Advertisement], The Argus (23 June 1855), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4809811

SALLE DE VALENTINO.- Mons. Fleury will perform on Monday, 25th inst - Newly decorated by the celebrated artists, Messrs. T. Pitt and and Brogden. - Fleury's Band, comprising the leading talent of the colonies, will consist of the following artistes: Mons. Fleury, Conductor and Leader; Messrs. Reid, Fihon, 2nd Violins; Handoff, Double Bass; Kinzella, Clarionet; De Labestries, Cornopean; Baker, Saxe Horn; Hartigan, Ophecleide; Brown, Flute; Kummons, Bassoon; Sterne, Drum.

[Advertisement], The Argus (18 August 1855), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4815588

... Double-bass - Herr Hendorff ...

[Advertisement], The Star (25 September 1858), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66051501 

... 1st double bass ... H. Herndorff, 2nd ... H . Elrot ...

[Advertisement], The Star (23 December 1858), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article6633295 

... Double Bass ... Mons. Havendoff ...




HANSEN, Johann Christian

Organist (Pirie-street Chapel), composer

Active Adelaide, by 1858
Died Jardeland, Denmark, 18 May 1885, aged 70


Documentation:

"SCHOOL EXAMINATIONS", South Australian Register (2 June 1858), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article49774124

"PIRIE-STREET CHAPEL", South Australian Register (20 December 1862), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article50176025

"CORROBBERO", South Australian Register (23 March 1868), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article39175250

CORROBBERO - More music. The facilities offered by the lithographer and printer of music from moveable types tend very much to encourage the publication of compositions, the product of "native industry". Genius is not confined to any particular locality, clime, or country, and no fiscal laws can restrain its manifestation. The number of musical compositions that have issued from our own colonial press would fill a capacious folio. Their performance would occupy a long evening without an encore. "Corrobbero" is the name given to a composition by Mr. J. C. Hansen, just published by Marshall, of Rundle-street. The title-page informs us that it is "a musical picture, representing the performance of a sort of religious warlike rite among the natives of Australia at the time of full moon". It has been lithographed by Penman and Galbraith, and dedicated to H.R.H. the Duke of Edinburgh. The front page is adorned with a gorgeous representation in coloured oils, of what a sprightly imagination might very well suppose to be an eruption of Vesuvius, were it not for the presence of a score or two of borbdignagian black spiders in impossible attitudes that stand on the aclivity of the mountain. The artist has evidently done his best. With regard to the music, though there are here and there some slight defects, it is on the whole one of the best compositions of the kind we have seen. It opens with an introduction in G major, compound common time, intended to awaken the peaceful and heart-cheering emotions produced in the mind by the full-orbed moon rising in "unclouded majesty". The next strain is an andante in common time, commencing in E minor, and terminating in B minor. It is ritualistic, and preparatory to the grand corrobboree described in musical language in the next strain. This is an allegro, and the rubric informs the instrumentalists that it represents the "grotesk (sic) dancing among the aborigines of Australia at the time of full moon, accompanied with a national song". The native "wabble, wabble, boo boo", is cleverly indicate in this "song with out words". An interlude follows. It is an adagio in E major for the organ, and is descriptive of the calm repose of "a beautiful moonlight night". This is we think the most artistic part of the whole composition. The corrobboree is then repeated, and winds up (or down) with a rushing presto. The composer has manifestly taken much pains over the work. It will, we think, become a favourite with the pianist. It is not of difficult execution (if we except the impossible holding-note in alto upon the fourth page), and in other respects it possesses the elements of popularity. It might with advantage be further elaborated and arranged as a quartette or for a quadrille band.

"TOPICS OF THE DAY", The South Australian Advertiser (24 March 1868), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31976503

[Advertisement], The South Australian Advertiser (3 June 1868), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31978844

"DEATHS", South Australian Register (21 July 1885), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article44947420

"OLD-TIME MEMORIES. AMUSEMENTS No.III", South Australian Register (8 September 1891), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article48241700


Musical works and publications:

Corrobbero ("a musical picture, representing the performance of a sort of religious war-like rite among the natives of Australia, at the time of full moon, composed by J. C. Hansen") (Adelaide: S. Marshall, [1868])

http://www.catalog.slsa.sa.gov.au:80/record=b1831086~S1

The Holy Bible (sacred song; respectfully dedicated to Lady Daly by her Ladyship's very obedt. servt. James G. Gibbs, the words by the Rev. J. Hall, M.A., the German translation by Joh. Chr. Hansen, musical professor) (Adelaide: S. Marshall, [186-])




HANSON, James

Writer on music

Active Launceston, TAS, 1867


Documentation:

"MUSINGS ON MUSIC. To the Editor", Launceston Examiner (30 May 1867), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36643924




HARDEMAN, Henry

Singer at the "Black Boy" Hotel, actor

Active Sydney and Adelaide, 1844-45


Summary:

"From the Royal Pavilion Theatre", Hardeman first appeared in an Oddfellows night at the Royal Victoria Theatre, Sydney, during which in character he sang the comic song Billy the Snob. He then appears to have become a pub singer, for two months later this advertisement appeared in the Herald:

"NOTICE! NOTICE! NOTICE!  IF HENRY HARDEMAN, Singer at the Black Boy, George street does not call and pay the amount of his bill for board and lodging for himself and Samuel Marshall singer at the same place for whose expenses he became responsible, the conjuring machines woodcuts and bills of Billy the Snob, (the song which elicited such applause on the occasion of the benefit at the Theatre of one of the Brothers of the Odd Fellows Society) will be sold within ten days from this date, to defray the same. GEORGE BRIGGS. Miller's Point, Sydney, 26th December.

Having left for South Australia in January, and visited Melbourne in May, he opened "a little theatre named the Pavilion" in Currie-street, Adelaide, in September 1845, apparently a short-lived venture.


Documentation:

[Advertisement], The Australian (1 October 1844), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37123667

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (27 December 1844), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12421190

"SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE", The Sydney Morning Herald (3 January 1845). 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12876481

[News], South Australian Register (17 September 1845), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article27450897




HARDING, John

Bandsman (H.M.S. Galatea)

Active Australia, 1867-68


Documentation:

"The Attempted Assassination of the Prince", Empire (17 March 1868), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60851386

"THE MAGISTERIAL INQUIRY", Empire (14 March 1868), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60851246

"THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH PRELIMINARY MAGISTERIAL INQUIRY", The Australasian (28 March 1868), 20

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article137571407

"TRIAL OF THE PRISONER H. J. O'FARRELL", The Sydney Morning Herald (22 April 1868), 7

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13165036

Votes and proceedings of the Legislative Assembly during the season of 1869 (Sydney: Thomas Richards, 1869), 340

http://books.google.com.au/books?id=ST41AQAAMAAJ&pg=PA340




HARDING, Thomas

Musician, instrumentalist

Born Devon, England, 3 April 1810
Arrived SA, 17 October 1839 (per Recovery)
Died St. Peters, SA, 21 April 1903, aged 93


Documentation:

"DEATHS", Kapunda Herald (24 April 1903), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article110275576

"THE LATE MR. T. HARDING", The Advertiser (27 April 1903), 7

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4941612

... For many years, when in the prime of life, Mr. Harding was a musician of local fame, the double bass viol being the instrument which he played. When the local Wesleyan Church singing was led by a string orchestra Mr. Harding was a leading instrumentalist, and at that time Kapunda possessed some of the best violinists in the State. 

"A FINE OLD COLONIST DEAD", The Advertiser (30 April 1903), 7

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4943342

Mr. Thomas Harding, who died at St. Peters recently, was born on April 3, 1810. His father was a builder of Plymouth and Devon, but the son was educated for the law. He preferred his father's calling, and until 1839 he assisted him in his trade. In that year, with his wife and family, he sailed for South Australia in the ship Recovery, arriving here on October 17 of the same year. Mr. Harding assisted in the building of Government House, Government Offices, police barracks, Frome-bridge, and other prominent public erections. He then went to the River Murray, then Cockatoo and Lyndoch Valleys, and thence to Angaston. In 1850 he came to Kapunda, where he assisted in the erection of the smelting works on the Kapunda mine. He built many houses and other premises in Kapunda, and was one of the builders of the Methodist Church here. He was a great lover of music, and played a violoncello in the parish church, Plymouth, having previously been a flautist in the same choir. When in Adelaide his services were in great request, and he sometimes played in two or three places in the same evening. He was a member of the first band formed in Adelaide, when a drum had to be improvised from bullock hides. In the Kapunda Wesleyan Church he was the leading instrumentalist in the choir, which had a fame throughout the State. Mrs. Harding died about eight years ago since when Mr. Harding had resided with his daughters in Kapunda (Mrs. A. Menhennett and Mrs. Joel Carter), Mrs. Chinner (Angaston), and Mrs. Magor (St. Peters). He has left eight children, 57 grandchildren, about 120 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.

"THE LATE MR.THOMAS HARDING", Kapunda Herald (1 May 1902), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article110275621 

... He helped to build the smelting works and the bull-engine smoke stack on the Kapunda Mines and afterwards built many houses in and around Kapunda, including the present Wesleyan Church. He was a great lover of music, and played well on several instruments, but his favorite was the violoncello. This old instrument, which is still in the town, he played at the Parish Church at Plymouth when he was 17 years old, and before that he played a flute in the same choir. When in Adelaide he was in great request, and sometimes played in two and three places in one nighty getting £2 2s. payment at each place, he was in the first band formed. They had their instruments, but were unable to get a drum, and made a substitute, using a bullock hide for the ends. On settling in Kapunda he joined the Wesleyan Church, and was leader of the choir, which was then known all over the colony. Two violins (Messrs. Thos. Rose and G. Fry), two flutes (Messrs. J. Rowe and Williamson), and two cellos (Messrs. Harding and J. Rose), and the four parts were well represented with singers. Often he was heard, in Mrs. Rose's absence, leading the singing and playing the bass at the same time. Afterwards for many years he played in the Philharmonic Society (late Mrs. Howe, pianiste), until, in 1882, his hand getting cramped he was unable to finger the strings, he resigned, and was presented with a handsome silver snuff box which he always greatly prized ...





HARDMAN, Daniel

Violoncellist, double bass player, ophicleide player, chamber music quartet player, vocalist, haridresser, hatter, licensed victualer

Born Yorkshire, England, 18 September 1806
Active Melbourne, VIC, by April 1853
Died Melbourne, VIC, 17 August 1891, aged 86, colonist of 38 years

http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Daniel+Hardman+1806-1891 (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)


Summary:

Daniel Hardman was the son of Edmund Hardman (1768-1840), hairdesser, and his wife Anne Duke (c.1864-1834), and grandson of John Hardman, musician. He and his eldest brother William (1792-1855 suicide) both started out in their father's trade, but turned to music professionally, as string players, William being appointed Music Seller in York to the queen and duchess of Kent in 1839 (Daniel was a partner), which was probably the pretext for Daniel's later claim to have performed before the queen and her mother, and to the infant prince Alfred, at Windsor. William and Daniel were both also founder members of the York Choral Society. He was appointed a York City Wait (York Waits) in 1829. By 1833-34, he and James Walker were also leading the so-called "Orange" (whigs) election brass band, in which he played, among other instruments, the ophicleide. He was reportedly insolvent in 1847. He emigrated to Victoria in 1852.


Documentation:

York corporation minutes, 15 January 1829 (transcr. in J. Merryweather, York music)

Daniel Hardman of York, musician, appte one of the City Waits with the usual salary.

"MARRIAGES", York Herald (14 May 1831), 3

Lately, at Nottingham, Mr. Daniel Hardman, of this city, musician, to Miss Elizabeth Pultney, of the former place.

Municipal Corporations act, discussed in York Corporation minutes, 1836 and 1837

http://www.whitecottagewebsites.co.uk/waits/notes%26queries/THE%20ACT.htm 

http://www.whitecottagewebsites.co.uk/waits/notes%26queries/archive2002.htm 

The number of City Waits was formerly five, but is now reduced to two, the vacancies occasioned by death not having been supplied. Mr. Christophee Brown and Mr. Daniel Hardman are the survivors. Their salaries are £4 per annum each, with Livery Coats and Hats found once in six years, the expense whereof has averaged £1:1:0 per annum each. Your Committee are of the opinion that the Waits and the Tipstaves may be dispensed with, and they recommend those offices to be abolished. 8th February 1836.

Resolved ... that bonds be given under the Common Seal to Mr. Daniel Hardman and Mr. Christopher Brown, late City Waits, for securing the payment of an Annuity of £2:13:4 to each of them, for his life, being compensations directed by the Lords of the Treasury to be paid to them respectively for the loss of their said office. 13th February 1837.

"TOKEN OF RESPECT", York Herald (11 May 1839), 3

At the annual meeting the York Choral Society, last week, it was determined to present Mr. Daniel Hardman, of Bridge-street, with some testimony regard for his faithful services as Vice President of the society. Accordingly a very richly chased and handsome silver snuff-box, the value five guineas, has been provided ...

"MALTON CONCERT", Yorkshire Gazette (1 April 1843), 5

... The vocal performers were Mr. Kaye, with Miss Andrews and Mr. Ruckley, from York. The instrumental performers were Mr. D. Hardman, the double bass, Mr. G. Hick, who presided at the piano forte, both of this city; and the rest the band was composed of native talent, being members of the Malton Harmonic Society ... Instead of the Fantasia Extempore on the piano Mr. Hick, an overture from the "Caliph of Bagdad" was played that young gentleman, accompanied by Mr. D. Hardman on the double bass, and Mr. Kaye on the violin - it gave great satisfaction ...

"STILLINGTON CHORAL SOCIETY", York Herald (1 January 1844), 7

... Our space will not allow us further to mention the beautiful pieces which were admirably performed, but we must not omit "O Liberty," which was sung by Mr. Wilkinson, to a very pleasing style, accompanied by W. D. Hardman on the violoncello. Handle's anthem "The waves of tbe Sea rage horribly," was given by Mr. Reader, with contra basso obligate, by Mr. D. Hardman ...

"YORK CHORAL SOCIETY", York Herald (1 October 1853), 9

Many of our readers will be aware that the above society, which has greatly promoted the taste for music in this city, has existed for many years, and that on most occasions it has tended much to promote the gratification of our fellow-citizens ... Mr. North next proposed the healths of the instrumental performers, and Mr. B. Wilkinson, in returning thanks, stated that Mr. D. Hardman, late of this city, had, by constant practice, been able to surmount the difficulty of playing the double bass violin ...

[Advertisement], The Argus (23 March 1853), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article479093 

MECHANICS' INSTITUTION. Thursday Weekly Concert. Mr. MEGSON, Leader. Principal Vocal Performers: - Soprano, Mrs. Testar; Tenori, Mons. Barre and Mr. Huxly; Basso, Mr. Bancroft. Principal Instrumental Performers - Messrs. Megson, Reed, Cooze, Johnson, Chapman, Hardman, Portbury, &c, with several of the Band of the 40th Regiment. Mr. Buddee, Pianist. Prices of admission - To the public, 2s. reserved seats, 3s; members of the Institution, 1s. 6d

"THE CONCERT", The Argus (28 April 1853), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4792066 

Song - Thy Mighty Power with Double Bass obligato, by Mr. Hardman, as played by Signor Dragonetti, Mrs. Testar.

"MARRIAGES", The Argus (13 March 1867), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5788299 

"THE RECEPTION CONCERT. TO THE EDITOR", The Age (29 October 1867), 7

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article185507219 

SIR, - As an old recipient of professional engagements from the Melbourne Philharmonic Society (I may say for fourteen years), I was surprised at remarks in Mr. Summers's letter in your issue of this morning. I can confidently assert that the Philharmonic Society has ever given encouragement to professionals, and many musicians of good standing now owe, in a great measure, their success to its assistance. I disparage no one, but cannot remain silent when an attack is made on a parent society, without which the grand works of Handel, Haydn, Mozart and Mendelssohn could not have been rendered. The complaint of insult to the profession is not in my experience, borne out. Royal Commissioners will, no doubt, deal fairly with any matter brought under their notice. I have performed before our beloved Queen and her mother at the York festivals; also at Windsor Palace, when Alfred was a little boy, and shall be most happy to render my aid in giving him a hearty welcome. These remarks are not intended to provoke a paper war - that is out of my line, but I trust I never was ungrateful to persons or societies from whom I have received assistance - DANIEL HARDMAN. Emerald-hill, 28th October.

"CHRISTMAS FESTIVITIES. YORK", Yorkshire Gazette (29 December 1883), 8

The return of Christmas has been marked by the customary festivities in York ... before the passing of the present Act which controls municipal corporate bodies, York possessed a body of "waits" who wore clothing of corporate purchase, and other special badges, and received a fixed salary. On the abolition the office in 1835 it became a matter of consideration as to whether they were really Corporation servants, and, as such, entitled to any consideration for their loss of office. The result of an appeal to a high court was that they were official Corporation servants, and entitled to a pension, and some £8 odd annually was awarded each. The body of "waits" numbered eight, and though the pension of these officials commenced so far back as 1835, it is a singular fact that one of them still lives to enjoy the privilege of his pension, which has periodically to be sent to him, in the person Mr. Daniel Hardman, in America [sic]. The seven who had been his fellow waits died long ago, and Mr. Hardman must now be over 80 years of age.

"DEATHS", The Argus (19 August 1891), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8652689

"SEVENTY YEARS OF MUSIC. MR. A. MONTAGUE'S MEMORIES. GENESIS OP THE PHILHARMONIC. IV.", The Argus (10 October 1925), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2150469

... My two first friends in the orchestra of the Philharmonic were Mr. Daniel ("Daddy") Hardman and Mr. "Sam" Chapman, 'cello and double bass players respectively. Hardman, a very old man, came from Yorkshire, the most musical county in England, and was a very experienced player on both instruments. He claimed to have played the overture to "Der Freischutz" under Weber's own direction, which is sufficient honour for any one individual, and he declared that Weber did not take it as fast as we were doing then.


Bibliography and resources:

J. W. Knowles, A list of York musicians from early times to present day (1924)

https://cyc.sdp.sirsidynix.net.uk/client/en_GB/search/asset/1018062 

Ian Jones, Brass bands in York 1833-1924 (York: Borthwick Publications, 1995), 4-6

https://books.google.com.au/books?id=LOc1HX5Yh3EC&pg=PA4 (PREVIEW)

Ray Farr, The Distin legacy: the rise of the brass band in 19th-century Britain (Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014), 3, 7

https://books.google.com.au/books?id=0-QxBwAAQBAJ&pg=PA3 (PREVIEW)

Richard Rastall, "THE YORK HARDMAN FAMILY", York music update

http://www.townwaits.org.uk/yorkmusic_update.shtml 





HARDY (father and son)

Violinist, blind fiddler

Active Hobart, TAS, 1850


Documentation:

"Court of Requests", The Britannia and Trades' Advocate (14 November 1850), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article226532156 

Hardy v. Dann. - Mr. M'Minn for the plaintiff. This was an action by the plaintiff, a blind fiddler, for £8 8s. being waged for playing the violin in the defendant's public-house for a certain period. Plaintiff's son, a little boy 12 years old, who leads about his blind father, proved that the defendant had signed a written agreement, whereby he agreed to pay his father 8l 8s. for the son's fiddling for a certain period. The witness played for three months, and received all except 3l. After that period the defendant told the plaintiff that fiddling had been stopped, and he had no farther occasion for his son's services; but if it was allowed again he would still have him. The boy played from 6 to 10 p.m. in the defendant's house every night; the witness chiefly supports his blind father by playing the violin; the agreement between the parties was for six months. The defendant proposed adducing Mr. Vine as a witness, but as he had not given four days' notice of the nature of the defence, as ordered by the Act of Council, the evidence was rejected. Judgment for the plaintiff, 8l 8s.





HARDY, George

Clarinet player, bandsman (Band of the 12th Regiment), bandmaster

Born Bury St. Edmunds, England, 13 July 1833
Married Eliza Catchpole, Bury St. Edmunds, early 1854
Arrived Melbourne, VIC, 19 October 1854 (per Camperdown, with the Band of the 12th Regiment)
Discharged (12th Regiment), Sydney, NSW, 1863
Died Maryville, NSW, 21 August 1896, aged 63


Documentation:

"THE LATE MR. GEORGE HARDY", Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (24 August 1896), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article136256202 

THE LATE MR. GEORGE HARDY. Funeral of a Well-known Musician. THE attendance yesterday at the funeral of Mr. George Hardy was greater than had been anticipated. The route from Smedmore to Honeysuckle Point Station was lined with spectators. The band, mustering over 40 performers, played the "Dead March in Saul," the weird strains being most impressive. Mr. Barkel was with the Model Band, and the 4th Regiment was present. The suburban bands were well represented by Adamstown, with Mr. Scott, and Lambton, the Maitland Band also being represented. The basses were remarkably strong, and added greatly to the effect. The musical profession were represented by Mr. Len. Williams, J. Fry, Professor Bellini, B. Oliver, and others.

Mr. George Hardy was a native of Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, England, and arrived in Melbourne as a bandsman in her Majesty's 12th Regiment in 1854. After two years he proceeded to Tasmania, and remained there till 1858, when he came to Sydney, receiving his discharge in 1863. He resumed his trade as a bootmaker, and, organising a band amongst his fellow tradesmen, he filled the position of bandmaster with credit to the band and himself. He also held the position of solo clarionet player in Lyster's Opera Company for a considerable period. In 1873 he received the appointment of bandmaster of the Newcastle Naval Brigade Band and also of the Volunteer Artillery Band, both bands gaining a local reputation for their bands and bandmaster. He was also bandmaster of the Great Northern Band - a popular band with the public for a long time. He was also bandmaster of several suburban bands. A large number of Newcastle musicians directly or indirectly owe their introduction to Orpheus to George Hardy. Beginners he was always willing to assist in their musical career. His name forms a connecting link between the old country musicians, such as Gladney, Bertinshaw, Phasey, and last but not least Sergeant Hardy of the Scots Guards, a cornet player never surpassed and seldom equalled for tone and execution, as Crystal Palace and Alhambra audiences can testify.

He leaves a family of four sons and three daughters all proficient musicians, who feel their loss. Mr. Hardy was a worthy citizen of Newcastle for over 23 years. He was a member of the M U.O.O.F., also a member of the Black Preceptory, and has been for 35 years a member of the R.O.F., of which he was Chief Ranger for three years. Their respect and esteem for the deceased was shown by their attendance in large numbers. Newcastle has had good cause to be proud of her bandmasters, as owing to their tuition Newcastle musicians stand second to none. What is required is appreciation similar to that meted out to bands such as those of Newtown and Bathurst. Bandmasters and bandsmen are worthy of it, as they never refuse to attend a charitable affair.

"Deaths", Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (29 August 1896), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article136257115 

HARDY. -Died, 21st August, at his residence, Hannell-street, Maryville, George Hardy, bandmaster. late bandsman H.M. 12th Regt., aged 63.


Bibliography and resources:

B. and M. Chapman, "Private George Hardy (c.1833-1895)", Australia's red coat regiments

http://freepages.history.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~garter1/hardy%20george.htm 


Associations:

Band of the 12th Regiment





HARDY, George

Violinist, fiddler

Active north east VIC, 1859


Documentation:

"INDIGO POLICE COURT", Ovens and Murray Advertiser (1 February 1859), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article117925647

George Hardy, on remand from Saturday was also brought up charged with the same [licensing] offence ... Bassett's former depositions were read, and having been sworn, he was cross-examined by Mr. Norton, saw defendant playing a fiddle inside the place, we drunk dark brandy, it is a calico house. Mr. Norton stated that he should clearly prove that the place was not a calico place, and that the defendant was only hired to play the violin, at night, at the place spoken of by the witnesses he called. Robert Coventry, deposed ... heard an agreement made by Hardy to play the violin for two pounds per week, the agreement is in my hand writing ...




HARLAND, Julia (Miss WALLACK; Mrs. William HOSKINS)

Soprano vocalist

Arrived Sydney (via Melbourne), 30 June 1856
Died Fitzroy, Melbourne, 19 August 1872

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


THIS ENTRY IS A STUB


Summary:

A pupil of Manuel Garcia, Harland arrived in Australia in 1856 as soprano of a touring operatic party including Walter Sherwin, Robert Farquharson and Linley Norman. She appeared regularly on Australian stages until late 1868, and then taught singing in Sydney in 1869.


Documentation:

"THEATRICAL", The Argus (27 June 1856), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article7132148

"SHIPPING", The Sydney Morning Herald (1 July 1856), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1298428

[Advertisement], The Star (5 April 1864), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66343953

"DEATHS", The Argus (20 August 1872), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5837271

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (23 January 1869), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article28421289

"DEATH OF MISS JULIA HARLAND", The Australasian (24 August 1872), 19

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article137574040 

It is with extreme regret that I find recorded the death of Mrs. William Hoskins, professionally known as Miss Julia Harland, which took place on the afternoon of the 19th at her residence, Hanover-street, Fitzroy. The deceased lady was some time back married, in England, to Mr. William Hoskins, the popular comedian and manager, who is at present on a tour with Miss Florence Colville in New Zealand. The late Mrs. Hoskins was descended from a family highly respected in the dramatic annals of the world - the Wallacks. Her elder brother was the best representative extant of Don Caesar de Bazan, and the younger, Mr. J. W. Wallack, at present in America, is about to visit this colony in company with Mr. Theodore Hamilton. Her father, the late John Henry Wallack, when on a visit to this colony, in 1862, appeared on the occasion of Lady Dons benefit, at the Theatre Royal, Melbourne, as Sir Anthony Absolute, but increasing infirmities prevented his appearing afterwards. Miss Julia Harland made her mark in English opera years ago, when she succeeded Madame Anna Hilton at the Princess's Theatre, London, as prima donna of the English Opera Company, then under the regime of the eccentric manager, J. M. Maddox, or as Punch used to term him, "King Maddox," where, in connection with Messrs. Leffler. Donald King, H. Horncastle, and Allen, she became the English operatic star of London. Some time after she accepted a lucrative engagement with the late Mr. Thomas Rouse (Bravo Rouse!), succeeding Miss Annette Mears at the Grecian Saloon, City-road, London. During her stay at this house, under the conductorship of Mr. B. Isaacson, her brilliant talents as a lyric actress and her splendid vocalisation soon brought that little theatre into notoriety, and nightly filled the coffers of the manager. One of the best operatic companies then obtainable was engaged to support her, including Mr. Fraser, a very able tenor, who afterwards died in America; Mr. Charles Horn, son of the eminent composer; Mr. Baldwin, a baritone from the English Opera-house; Mr. Eaton O'Donnell, Mr. H. Horncastle, Mr. Pat Corri (brother in law to the late Frederick Younge), the Misses M. A. and Emma Crisp, and Miss Johnstone; and Messrs. Campbell (father-in-law to Mr. John Dunn) and R. Phillips (both dead) as managers, and the late "little Robson" as comedian - a glorious company. After severing her connexion with the Islingtonians and the Grecian, she appeared in London during the opera seasons at several of the principal theatres. In 1856, in company with her husband (Mr. William Hoskins) and Messrs. Walter Sherwin, Farquharson, and Linley Norman, she left England for this colony, arriving here in the August of the same year, announcing themselves as the "English Opera Company." Miss Julia Harland made her first appearance in Melbourne on the 1st of the following September at "our Lyceum" Theatre in the character of Lucia, in Donizetti's opera, "The Bride of Lammermoor," Mr. Hoskins appearing the same evening as Jack Delaware in the farce "A Fast Train High Pressure-Express." The company was very successful throughout the colonies, the talents of the deceased lady being everywhere especially recognised. In 1859 she joined the opera company at the Princess's Theatre, and in conjunction with Madame Carandini, Messrs. Laglaise, Emile Coulon, Schultz, John Gregg, and others, appeared in the first cast of Verdi's opera of "II Trovatore" presented in the Australian colonies. Miss Harland's assumption of the gipsy, Azucena, was generally, acknowledged to be a splendid and thoroughly artistic performance, and materially added to her professional reputation. On the retirement of her husband from management in Melbourne, and during his absence from this city, the deceased lady has been living in complete retirement, and for the last few weeks has suffered most acutely from dropsy, to which she ultimately succumbed. In her private life she carried with her the sincere respect and esteem of a large circle of friends. Mr. H. H. Hoskins, solicitor, of Talbot, her brother-in-law, Mrs. Alfred Phillips, and one or two other friends were with her in her last moments. - CALL BOY.

"DEATH OF MISS JULIA HARLAND", The South Australian Advertiser (29 August 1872), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article28688259

"Miscellaneous Items", Australian Town and Country Journal (31 August 1872), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article70496756


Other musical resources:

http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/42808081 




HARMER, Frederick Willie

Teacher of music and singing, organist

Arrived Melbourne, by 1872
Died Bathurst, NSW, 17 September 1939, aged 84


Documentation:

"YOUNG MEN'S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION", The Argus (23 May 1877), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5923025

The concert, which was given solely by the pupils of the Asylum and School for the Blind (under the direction of Mr. F. W. Harmer, teacher of music and singing at the asylum), was extremely enjoyable, some of the pianoforte selections (especially one by Miss Constance Heine, a blind girl only 14 years of age) being very excellently rendered.

"ITEMS OF NEWS", Wagga Wagga Advertiser (15 March 1879), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article101913439

It is satisfactory to know that the Church of England authorities have secured an efficient organist to replace Mr. Goulstone Williams, who recently resigned the position. Mr. Harmer, the gentleman chosen comes here with a very high reputation as a competent musician. For a considerable time he acted as organist and general musical director at the Blind Asylum, Melbourne, and the manner in which he performed his duties in connection with the institution elicited the highest praise from the governors, whilst the performance of his pupils is a fact known far and wide by the concerts given in various towns in Victoria. Mr. Harmer assisted at the choir practice which took place last night, and his playing was much admired.

"DEATHS", The Sydney Morning Herald (20 September 1939), 12

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article17623944

"MR. F. W. HARMER", Goulburn Penny Post (21 September 1939), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article103162370

The death is announced at O'Connell, near Bathurst, of Mr. Frederick Willie Harmer, the first conductor of Goulburn's Liedertafel. Mr. Harmer was born at Croydon, England, 84 years ago. Early in his career he was chosen as one of the King's Minstrels, and as one of the assistant organists at St. Saviour's, Croydon. In 1872, Mr. Harmer came to Melbourne and later to Goulburn, where he remained for 13 years as organist and choirmaster at St. Saviour's Cathedral. He was one of the founders of the Goulburn Liedertafel, and as conductor helped to give it the standing which it earned in the community. He served the Liedertafel with marked ability, and his departure from Goulburn, five years after the Lieder was formed, was a great loss and one which was keenly felt. Mr. Harmer was also resident in Mudgee for a number of years where, in addition to his church work, he was associated with the production of operas. He was also well-known as an adjudicator at musical contests.





HARPER, Miss

Professor of Music, pianist, vocalist, organist

Active Adelaide, 1857-67


Summary:

At a concert of sacred music in Adelaide in May 1857, the Register reported: "Miss Pettman, in conjunction with a young lady whose name we understood to be Miss Harper, received the honour of a recall in a duet from Fawcett's Paradise" (John Fawcett's oratorio had been premiered in Britain only in 1853). Later a pupil of Cesare Cutolo, on his departure in 1859 Miss Harper offered her services as a teacher to his other lady pupils. In April 1861, as recently appointed organist of the Roman Catholic Cathedral, she accompanied a performance of Mazzinghi's Mass in B flat on the harmonium.


Documentation:

"CONCERT OF SACRED MUSIC", South Australian Register (9 May 1857), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article49770202

[Advertisement], South Australian Register (9 December 1859), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article49826919

"DIED", South Australian Register (13 December 1859), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article49825111

"DEATHS", South Australian Register (15 August 1860) 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article50024645

"THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CATHEDRAL", South Australian Register (2 April 1861), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article50018360

[Advertisement], South Australian Register (18 January 1864), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article39119502

"MARRIAGES", South Australian Register (26 October 1865), 7

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article41034287

[Advertisement], South Australian Register (25 January 1867), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article39181593




HARRINGTON, F.

Vocalist, serenader

Active Sydney, 1853-56


Documentation:

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (22 March 1853), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12944580

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (24 November 1854), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12962685

[Advertisement], Empire (5 February 1856), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60173331




HARRIS, Flora (Miss Flora HARRIS; Madame Flora HARRIS; Mrs. Joseph Sheridan MOORE)

Soprano vocalist, pianist, teacher of singing

Born St. Mary Newington, Surrey, England, c.1829/30
Arrived Sydney, NSW, 15 November 1852 (per Benjamin Elkin, from London, 28 July)
Married Joseph Sheridan MOORE, Sydney, 1857
Died Sydney, NSW, 29 January 1910, aged 80

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


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HARRIS, Haidee (Haidee Beatrice HARRIS;

Amateur vocalist

Active Sydney, NSW, 1864-65
Married Henry William HARPER, St. Paul's Redfern, 27 December 1866
Died Manly, NSW, 5 July 1934

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


Summary:

The daughter of Robert Harris (1796-1882) and Mary Ann Thew (b. c.1807), Flora was born c.1830 at St. Mary Newington, Surrey, London, and named after a noted ancestor in her paternal grandmother's line, Flora MacDonald, the celebrated Jacobite heroine. Robert's father having died early, he was largely brought up by his musician elder brother, Joseph Macdonald Harris (1789-1860), who was professionally active in musical life in London in the 1820s and 1830s, and a personal friend of Braham, Tom Moore and Isaac Nathan. Robert was later a legal officer for the City of London and was also particularly involved in health policy and sanitation reform. In 1852, he resigned and with his wife and 9 children sailed for Australia, "the salubrity of whose climate was enlarged on by other friends". Flora, 22 at the time, was with them (as she testified at the Supreme Court in November 1874).

Miss Flora Harris, "from the Exeter Concerts", first appeared as a soloist with Mrs. St. John Adcock for the Sydney Choral Society in April 1853, and at John Winterbottom's promenades in May. At Coleman Jacobs's Farewell in October, the generally rather ill-disposed reviewer for the Illustrated Sydney News noted: "Miss Flora Harris has improved, and with study and care may become a tolerable singer". Again for the Sydney Choral Society in December, the Herald noted:

Miss Flora Harris sung the "Adelaide" [Beethoven] with great taste. The particular charm of her singing is in the ease with which she varies her intonation, according to the character of each passage; and this, added to the sweet quality of her voice, renders her a thoroughly satisfactory singer.

A bound album of late 18th-century Scottish and English sheet music, belonging to Haidee Harris, is in the Stewart Symonds Collection, Sydney Living Museums.


Documentation:

"SYDNEY CHORAL SOCIETY", The Sydney Morning Herald (23 April 1853), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12945279

"PROMENADE CONCERT", Empire (2 May 1853), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article61323845

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (6 May 1853), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12945576

"MR. COLEMAN JACOB[S]'S CONCERT", Illustrated Sydney News (29 October 1853), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article63613617

"SYDNEY CHORAL SOCIETY", The Sydney Morning Herald (2 December 1853), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12950856

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (17 August 1854), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12952137

[D. H. Deniehy]: "To the Editor", The Sydney Morning Herald (22 January 1859), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13020180

"THE WAIL FROM ENGLAND", The Sydney Morning Herald (18 September 1862), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13234293

"MUSIC AND THE DRAMA", Empire (20 August 1864), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60557607

The talented and favourite artiste, Madame Flora Harris, made a deep impression by her beautiful rendering of the air "Jerusalem, thou that, killest the prophets" [Mendelssohn].

"Supreme Court", Australian Town and Country Journal (28 November 1874), 10

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article70486699

In the slander action brought by Mr. Joseph Sheridan Moore and Flora (nee Madame Flora Harris,) his wife, against Mr. Robert Glynn and Elizabeth, his wife, the plaintiff recovered a verdict for one farthing, and the Chief Justice certified for costs against the defendants. The slanderous words charged the female with being an expirée convict, &c, and were uttered by the female defendant during a neighbourly quarrel. There was no truth in the slander, as Mrs. Moore came to the colony with her parents, and has been highly respected, especially in musical circles, where she gained great celebrity as a singer.

"MISS FLORA HARRIS, 1855 - MRS. SHERIDAN MOORE, 1905", The Brisbane Courier (8 April 1905), 13

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article19322317

"DEATHS", The Sydney Morning Herald (31 January 1910), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article15151629

"PERSONAL", The Sydney Morning Herald (31 January 1910), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article15151610

By the death, at the age of 80 years, of Mrs. Flora Sheridan-Moore, a regretted event which took place on Saturday at the residence of her daughter, at the post-office Elizabeth-street South a valued link is severed in the musical chain connecting present day concert goers with those of the last generation. As a girl "Miss Flora Harris" sang in the great choir at the opening of the Exhibition at the Crystal Palace, Sydenham, in 1851. Two years later she was soloist and chorister at St. James's Church, Sydney, and in 1854 was soloist at St. Mary's Cathedral where she remained five years. In those days, the soprano was associated on the concert platform with Catherine Hayes, Anna Bishop, Sara Flower, Lucy Escott, Mme. Carandini, and other famous artists. In 1857 the artist married Mr. J. Sheridan-Moore, a University coach and writer of that period and retired for 30 years from professional life. However, Mrs. Moore decided to join the Sydney Philharmonic Society's choir, under Signor Hazon in 1889, and sang at nearly every concert, making, as she only too justly feared, her last appearance with it in the "Messiah" on Christmas afternoon last. The deceased had expressed a wish that she might live to see Signor Hazon on his return to Australia, a few days hence, her position as vice-president of the Philharmonic having given her especial opportunities of appreciating the Italian conductor's personal worth. The deceased, who was highly esteemed by all who knew her, leaves two sons and two daughters.

"MISS FLORA HARRIS", The Brisbane Courier (23 September 1929), 17

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article21460421

"DEATHS", The Sydney Morning Herald (6 July 1934), 10

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article17080592 


Related musical editions:

Agathe, or, When the swallows homeward fly ("sung by Miss Flora Harris ... music by Franz. Abt) (Sydney: Woolcott and Clarke, [1854])

I'm leaving thee, Annie! [George Barker] ("As sung by Miss Flora Harris") (Sydney: Woolcott and Clarke, [1854])

Hearts and homes (as sung by Miss Flora Harris; composed by John Blockley) (Sydney: Woolcott and Clarke, [1854])

I love the merry sunshine ([music by] Stephen Glover; Sung by Miss Flora Harris) (Sydney: Woolcott and Clarke, [185-?])

The wail from England (words: J. Sheridan Moore; music: W. J. Macdougall) [1862]

The beauty that blooms in Australia (a song; as sung by Madame Flora Harris; words by J. Sheridan Moore; music by W. J. Macdougall) (Sydney: Wilkie, Elvy & Co., 1863)


Bibliography and resources:

J. Sheridan Moore, Memorials of the late Robert Harris (Parramatta: John Ferguson, 1882)

Frances Devlin Glass, Moore, Joseph Sheridan (1828-1891), Australian dictionary of biography 5 (1974)

Barbara Short, Family secrets: stories from my mother's side of the family (Epping, NSW: Barbara Short, 2012)




HARRIS, George Prideaux Robert

Amateur flautist, deputy surveyor (David Collins' party), natural historian, magistrate

Born England, 1775
Arrived Australia 1803-04
Died Tasmania, 16 October 1870

http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-467476 (NLA persistent identifier)


Summary:

One of several early colonial naval officers who were amateur flautists (including Matthew Flinders and Daniel Woodriff), Harris was deputy Surveyor with David Collins's party to Port Phillip, on board the Calcutta in 1803-04. In a letter to his brother, dated 14 February 1804, he asked to be sent "any new songs for the flute".


Bibliography and resources:

E. R. Pretyman, Harris, George Prideaux Robert (1775-1810), Australian dictionary of biography 1 (1966)

Barbara Hamilton-Arnold (ed.). Letters and papers of G. P. Harris, 1803-1812 Deputy Surveyor-General of New South Wales at Sullivan Bay, Port Phillip, and Hobart Town, Van Diemen's Land North (Hobart: Hear A Book, 1995)

http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/13451613

Freda Gray, "Music of the early settlements of the 1800s", Papers and Proceedings (Tasmanian Historical Research Association) 43/2 (June 1996), 59-62

http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/51859156




HARRIS, George

Piano tuner, repairer, articled apprentice (W. J. Johnson and Co.)

Active Sydney, 1857


Documentation:

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (17 January 1857), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12991436

PIANOFORTES - GEORGE HARRIS, late with Messrs. W. J. Johnson and Co. pianoforte-makers, &c., Pitt-street, begs to inform the inhabitants of Sydney and its vicinity that his engagement under articles has ceased, and that he intends to follow the tuning and repairing department. Orders, from town or country, addressed to HUDSON, music-seller, l8, Pitt-street North, will meet with prompt attention. 16th January 1857.

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (29 January 1857), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article28636719

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (3 October 1857), 10

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13001137




HARRISON, Robert

Teacher of Singing and Pianoforte

Active Adelaide, 1859 ("A pupil of ... Signor Crivelli")


Documentation:

[Advertisement], South Australian Register (23 June 1859), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article49903197




HARRY

Indigenous singer, songman

Active Parramatta, NSW, ? 1817-24


See main entry:

http://sydney.edu.au/paradisec/australharmony/checklist-indigenous-music-1.php#006 





HART, Francis

Amateur vocalist, librettist, journalist

Born London, c.1859
Arrived WA, 1880


Documentation:

"VALEDICTORY TO MR. FRANCIS HART", The West Australian (1 April 1896), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article3085072


Bibliography and resources:

http://ozvta.files.wordpress.com/2011/07/hart-francis-2532013.pdf


Lyrics and librettos:

Exhibition Cantata (The Land of the Swan) (Music: Samuel Pascal Needham) (Perth, 1881)

Predatoros, or The Brigand's Bride [originally: The Handsome Ransom] (comic opera, in two acts) (Music: William Robinson) (premiered, 1894) published wordbook

http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/22271998

Unfurl the flag (patriotic song; music: William Robinson)




HART, Sidney Herbert

Violoncellist

Born Birtsmorton, Worcestershire, England, 1841 (last quarter)
Arrived Melbourne, 1863
Married Linda Anabella ANDERSON, Goulburn, NSW, 1879
Died West Melbourne, 8 August 1892, "aged 49"


Documentation:

[Advertisement], The Argus (2 May 1864), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5748371

[Advertisement], The Argus (22 January 1887), 16

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article11587329

[News], The Argus (26 November 1889), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8574387

"Deaths", The Argus (10 August 1892), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8448054

"DEATH OF MR. SIDNEY HART", North Melbourne Advertiser (12 August 1892), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66163782

... The late Mr. Hart, who was a native of Gloucestershire, arrived in Melbourne in 1863, and was at once engaged by the late W. S. Lyster as first violoncellist in his celebrated operatic orchestra ... His connection with all performers of distinction who visited the colonies in itself is sufficient to prove his claim to be a thorough artist, and for many seasons of the Melbourne popular concerts, at which the works of the great masters were performed, he was the 'cello player of the celebrated Zerbini Quartette - a combination of players of concerted music which would find few to excel it even in the old world. The deceased gentleman had arranged the site of a concert in the North Melbourne Town Hall on Monday last, and, singular coincidence, it proved to be the date of his death. Mr. Hart married a sister of the late Alfred Anderson, a celebrated artist of his day, who was pianist to the Duke of Edinburgh. For six or seven years Mr. Hart had been in declining health ... In private life he was a generous friend, of a most modest, amicable, and affectionate nature. As an artist he had few equals, if any ... His funeral was largely attended by leading members of the musical profession ... The remains were interred in the Melbourne General Cemetery.


Associations:

Member of Zerbini Quartette, son-in-law of James Henri Anderson, brother-in-law of Alfred Anderson




HART, Thomas Henry

? Amateur singer, patron, publican

Active Sydney, NSW, by 1831
Died Sydney, NSW, October 1853


Documentation:

"SOCIAL AMUSEMENT", The Sydney Monitor (30 April 1831), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article32075372

[News], The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (3 May 1831), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2200385

Mr. Hart, the proprietor of the George and Dragon inn, has established a sort of harmonic club at his house, the members of which meet once a week, and entertain each other with vocal music, "soberly".

"HART'S CONVIVIAL HARMONIC MEETING ... TO THE EDITOR", The Sydney Monitor (11 May 1831), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article32075430

To the EDITOR of THE SYDNEY MONITOR. Sydney, 6th May, 1831. SIR, As an Englishman I revere the laws of my country, but cant, whether religious or political I despise. Is it possible Mr. Editor, that the proprietor of that respectable Inn, the George and Dragon, in Pitt-street, has been served with a notice, to permit a body of respectable and loyal merchants and shopkeepers met for the innocent recreation of a little harmony, to assemble no more? It cannot I think as an Englishman be possible. A clergyman of my acquaintance once said, "that an idle mind was the devils own shop. board," surely even those pure and immaculate saints who would prevent all amusement, cannot think they have the power to prevent a private individual from entertaining the same social enjoyments in their own habitations. Are the musical and vocal parties at the Governor's or at our Chief Justice's drawing rooms attempted to be innovated upon? And have we not all equal rights? How is it too Mr. Cummings can give dinners? Let the Corsican answer that. Your's, no canter, no hypocrite. X. Y. Z. ...

X. Y. Z. is naturally astonished. This impartial act of our Corsican Police Magistrate, shews the blessings we derive from being governed by the laws of a council nominated by the home Government, that is, nominated nominally by the Home Government, but really, by a faction of New South Wales. We remember well ten or twelve years ago, how deeply Sir John Jamison and others used to sigh for such a council in Macquarie's time. "Ah!" (said these sage politicians) "if we had a council of gentlemen, such goings on as these would never take place!" They have got their precious council; and what kind of goings-on are these of General Darling? The fact is, that we should recommend all Governors hereafter who wish to destroy the liberties of New South Wales, to begin as the General did., namely, by starving the convicts. The brave and noble-minded among them will then all turn bush-rangers. This will frighten the timid part of the Colony (three fourths of every community) to call for severe laws and an overwhelming police. They will also petition against the press if urged by the Berry's, Icely's, Maclaren's and Jones's, of the day. These things will reduce Englishmen to such slavery, that they cannot even meet at an inn and sing a song after nine o'clock at night. Ireland in a state of insurrection was not in a more deplorable a state than N. S. Wales is at this moment, as to civil liberty and domestic comfort. Bush rangers require horse patroles and an expensive police, and severe laws multiply criminals, and lots of Judges and lawyers and Registrars are wanted. These extravagances in their turn require more taxes; and these again invest the Governor with more influence in disbursing the cash. Thus the thing goes on in a circle ad infinitum ! ED.

? "FUNERAL", The Sydney Morning Herald (4 October 1853), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12949242




HARTIGAN, Joseph William (Sergeant HARTIGAN; J. W. C. HARTIGAN)

Ophicleide player, band sergeant (40th Regiment), composer

Born ? Dublin, Ireland, 1839; ? c.1841 (son of Joseph and Martha HARTIGAN)
Active Melbourne, VIC, by late 1852
Died Fitzroy, VIC, 20 July 1864, aged 33

http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Joseph+Hartigan+d1864 (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)

See also Band of the 40th Regiment (second tour)


Images (including obituary):

http://handle.slv.vic.gov.au/10381/67209


Summary:

According to a much later recollection (1925):

The ophicleide is not found in drawing rooms, being noisy and not blending well with the piano or strings, but in the orchestra, in conjunction with the trombone, it is invaluable as forming the bass of the brass. In the hands of Hartigan it became an instrument of considerable beauty, rendering the airs of the best operas with variations and cadenzas. Hartigan's death at the early age of 36 years [recte 33] was much deplored.

A Polka, "Matilda" (Hartigan) appears in programs by volunteer bands in March 1864. Hartigan himself was directing a volunteer band on St. Kilda Promenade in January 1864.


Documentation:

[Advertisement], The Argus (17 March 1853), 12

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4790755

[Advertisement], The Argus (18 March 1853), 12

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4790813

[incorrectly HALLIGAN]

[Advertisement], The Argus (28 January 1854), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4802560

[Advertisement], The Argus (1 November 1854), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4799682

[Advertisement], The Argus (8 April 1856), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4834972

[Advertisement], The Argus (18 August 1855), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4815588

[Advertisement], The Argus (1 November 1856), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article7139342

[News], The Argus (7 August 1862), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5719760

[News], The Argus (29 January 1864), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5743326

[News], The Argus (8 March 1864), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5745330

"DEATHS", The Argus (21 July 1864), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5750841

"NEWS OF THE DAY", The Age (21 July 1864), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article155018158 

We regret to have to record the death of Joseph William Hartigan, who has been for several years a resident in this city, and well known in the musical world as a composer, but more generally as the band sergeant of the 40th Regiment, which office he held till about four years ago, when his term of service in the regiment expired. Since then he has held the office of bandmaster of the Fitzroy volunteers, and of the St. Kilda promenade band. His splendid solo performances on the ophecleide, when a membor of the 40th Regiment, formed one of the principal attractions of the promenade concerts that used to take place during the summer months in the Botanic Gardons. He was only thirty-three years of age. He had been ailing for about a month, but his death occurred suddenly yesterday morning. His funeral will take place to-morrow afternoon, from his residence in Marion street, Fitzroy, at the back of Granite Terrace, and will, we understand, be accompanied by the band of the Fitzroy volunteers, who are indebted to the care and ability of the deceased for the high efficiency they have attained. A number of the company will, we understand, also attend with the view of conducting the interment with the usual military honors. The deceased has left a widow and four young childron wholly unprovided for, and it has already been proposed in some quarters to raise a subscription in their behalf - a movement which it is hoped will be liberally supported by those who so often enjoyed the pleasure of listening to his musical performances.

[News], The Argus (23 July 1864), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5750926

"SEVENTY YEARS OF MUSIC. MR. MONTAGUE'S MEMORIES. ARTISTS OF THE FIFTIES. No. II", The Argus (26 September 1925), 7

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2143845




HARTNELLE, Madame (Miss MYERS; Mrs. HARTWELL [sic])

Dancing mistress

Active Sydney, NSW, 1844-45


Summary:

For a short time in 1845 a colleague of Elizabeth Emanuel, "Madame H. having taught very successfully Dancing in this colony, intends at her residence to open an evening academy, for that accomplishment".


Documentation:

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (14 February 1844), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12410102

"CLAIM FOR MAINTENANCE BY A WIFE", The Sydney Morning Herald (12 February 1845), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12877362

"MAITLAND", Bell's Life in Sydney (20 December 1845), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article59767480

[Advertising], The Sydney Morning Herald (13 October 1846), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12896936




HARVEY, Mr. H. R.

Dancing master, violinist

Active Sydney, NSW, 1830


Documentation:

[Advertisement], The Sydney Monitor (14 August 1830), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article32074054

POLITE DANCING. MR. H. R. HARVEY Late of the Surrey and Olympic Theatres, RESPECTFULLY begs leave to make known to the Inhabitants of Sydney and its vicinity, that he intends to instruct young Ladies and Gentlemen in the polite art of his profession, in which he has been instructed by Messrs. Montgomery, Henry Elliston, and others of equal celebrity. Mr. H. practised in London. for upwards of fourteen years, during which time, his patrons were of the first circles of society. Any reference that may be required, will be obtained, by applying at the Royal Hotel, at which place he has engaged the large Saloon joining the Theatre. For the accommodation of Families and Schools, Mr. H. will attend privately, as he plays the violin, &c. In thus offering himself as a public and private teacher of Dancing, he indulges the hope, that he will share a portion of that liberality which the polite circles of society of Sydney have so very liberally bestowed upon teachers of of the above Art. An Academy will be opened in the Saloon of the Royal Hotel, on Tuesday, the 17th Instant. Nights of Tuition, Tuesdays and Fridays. To commence at Seven o'clock, and to continue till Nine each evening. Terms - £2 sterling per Quarter. Entrance, Half-a-Guinea. All letters are requested to be addressed to H. R. Harvey, at the Royal Hotel, Sydney, 4th August, 1830.

[Advertisement], The Sydney Monitor (8 September 1830), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article32074169




HARVEY, W. S.

Musician, multi-instrumentalist, composer

Active Adelaide, SA, by 1869
Active QLD, from 1884


Summary:

Harvey was active in Adelaide and environs in the 1870s as a sportsman and musician, specialising in performances on multiple instruments. At celebrations of the Prince of Wales's birthday in 1869, he played sets of quadrilles and waltzes on four instruments, and by the same day in 1880 he had graduated to offering to play "selections on six different instruments". In December that year at Gawler, "both of the overtures were given by Mr. W. S. Harvey on six instruments, the manipulation of which fairly brought down the house." Among his certainly published compositions, all lithographed and printed by Penman and Galbraith, were the Zillah Waltz and Zalina Schottische (both 1875) and a quadrille set The South Australian Lancers (1877). Advertised as "THE MUSICAL WONDER. Playing Six Instruments Simultaneously with Orchestral Effects", he made his Queensland debut in June 1884. The Evening Shadows Schottische (1884), published in Brisbane, was "dedicated to Mr. H. J. Johnstons, the painter of the celebrated picture the title of which the composer has adopted". At Ipswich, Queensland, in May 1887, "W. S. Harvey performed the fiend-like diabolism of playing the cornet and the piano at one and the same time." The Old Memories Waltz "by the popular Australian composer W. S. Harvey" was advertised in September 1888.


Documentation:

[Advertisement], South Australian Register (8 November 1869), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article41395116

"NEW MUSIC", South Australian Register (25 August 1875), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article40088436

[Advertisement], South Australian Register (13 November 1875), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article40085781

"NEW MUSIC", South Australian Register (22 September 1877). 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article40788403

; [Advertisement], South Australian Register (6 November 1880), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article43145409

"THE GAWLER FRIENDLY SOCIETY FESTIVAL", South Australian Register (30 December 1880), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article43146631

[Advertisement], The Brisbane Courier (9 June 1884), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article3430896

"NEW MUSIC", South Australian Register (17 September 1884), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article43813067

[News], Queensland Figaro (14 May 1887), 6s

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article84111567

[Advertisement], The Brisbane Courier (28 September 1888), 7

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article3486260




HARVIE, Montague

Flute player, organist and choirmaster (St. Stephen's, Richmond), music critic

Born Bideford, England, 1830
Active Melbourne, VIC, by 1856
Died Melbourne, VIC, 25 October 1875, aged 45


Image: http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/182621814


Documentation:

[Advertisement], The Argus (20 July 1860), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5686440

"SANDHURST CHORAL SOCIETY'S CONCERT", Bendigo Advertiser (6 May 1863), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article87936087

... Mr. Hallas being unable to vacate his position as cornet-player in the theatrical orchestra, be bad prevailed upon his friend Mr. Montague Harvie, (who was on a visit to Sandhurst), to prolong his stay, in order that a Sandhurst audience might be afforded an opportunity of hearing that gentleman's Prize Exhibition Flute, to which request Mr Harvie acceded. The piece selected, was a Fantasia, by the late Charles Nicholson, introducing the favorite airs, "Life let us Cherish" and "Auld Robin Gray" also a French quadrille, "La Matilda." Mr. Harvie's thorough command of the instrument, and the richness and mellowness of the tones made this performance one of the most successful of the evening, and an encore was insisted on.

"THE CONCERT AT THE TEMPERANCE HALL", Bendigo Advertiser (7 May 1863), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article87936098

Several of our friends who attended the Choral Society's concert on Tuesday evening have expressed a wish to know something of the instrument which Mr. Montague Harvie has introduced into this colony from the International Exhibition of 1862, we acquainted him with the public desire, and are indebted to him for the following particulars, which he kindly placed at our disposal: "The splendid instrument known as Carte's patent cylinder flute, which gained the prize medal at "the International Exhibition of 1862, is constructed in the newest and most approved principles. The tube is a plain cylinder of solid silver, which in its termination at the headpiece forms a perfect parabolic curve. It is owing to this parabola, the accuracy of the cylinder, and the pure metal of which it is made, that this instrument possesses so much volume of tone. The ordinary wooden flute familiar to most people is faulty in its design and construction, and performers have always found great difficulty in playing in time, especially in the more remote keys. Here, however, all keys are equally perfect, and the performer can execute in any key the most difficult passages with brilliancy and precision. The action of the wind in this tube may be thus described: - The wind striking against the parabolic curve is intensified in its effect, and is reflected through the instrument in a direction parallel to the axis of the tube. It would be tedious to describe minutely the action of the keys; suffice it to say, that it is the result of many years' study by the eminent patentee, Richard Carte, (of the firm of Rudall, Rose, and Carte,) and it has been not inaptly described by the Times as the 'perfection of mechanical ingenuity'."

"GRAND AMATEUR CONCERT", The Ballarat Star (4 October 1866), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article112858441

[Advertisement], The Argus (18 May 1869), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5812048

"SOCIAL", The Argus (3 November 1875), 1s

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article7423986

Mr. Montague Harvie, a gentleman well known in literary and musical circles in Melbourne, died very suddenly, on October 25, of apoplexy. The deceased was a native of Bideford, Devonshire, England, and was 45 years of age. He came to this colony more than 20 years ago, and at different times was town clerk of Richmond, and in business as a merchant, and was connected with a portion of the Melbourne daily press as reporter and writer of musical criticism. His wife and her sister, daughters of Mr. Webb, formerly collector of Customs, are now in Europe, whither they went on a two years trip some months ago.

"VICTORIA", Launceston Examiner (11 November 1875), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article52902397




HARWARD, Thomas

Amateur vocalist, cornet-a-piston player, cornopean player

Active Adelaide from 1843; ? Tasmania, 1855
? Died Adelaide, 22 January 1856, aged 41 years


Summary:

By 1843 an Adelaide victualer, and later briefly publican, Thomas Harward was declared insolvent in 1850. Harward was often billed as a glee singer, but from 1850 someone of that name also appeared in concerts as a cornet player. If the same person, he is perhaps also the McCullagh who was with Rachel Lazar-Moore's theatre troupe in Tasmania in 1855.


Documentation:

[Advertisement], South Australian Register (27 December 1843), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article27446225

"MEMORIAL BY THE COLONISTS OF SOUTH AUSTRALIAN AGAINST THE INTRODUCTION OF CONVICTS", South Australian (14 February 1845), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article71600655

"THE AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY'S PLOUGHING MATCH", South Australian (8 August 1845), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article71602368

"THE AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY", South Australian Register (9 August 1845), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article27450701

"MRS. MURRAY'S CONCERT", South Australian (2 March 1847), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article71607463

[Advertisement], South Australian Register (13 June 1850), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article38448821

[Advertisement], South Australian (5 July 1850), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article71626647

"INSOLVENCY NOTICES", South Australian Register (12 July 1850), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article38442863

[Advertisement], South Australian Register (23 September 1850), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article38449984

[News], South Australian Register (26 September 1850), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article38452440

"HOPE LODGE OF ODD FELLOWS", South Australian (31 October 1850), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article71627515

[Advertisement], South Australian (11 March 1851), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article71686241

[Advertisement], The Cornwall Chronicle (20 January 1855), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article65717687

[Advertisement], The Courier (15 September 1855), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2490453

"DIED", South Australian Register (23 January 1856), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article49749296




HARWOOD, Charles William (R.A.M.)

Professor of the Pianoforte and Singing, organist, composer

Born UK, 1820
Active Sydney, NSW, by February 1853
Died Hunters Hill, NSW, 13 October 1904, aged 84


Documentation:

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (5 February 1853), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article28643732

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (14 April 1854), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12953586

"BIRTHS", The Sydney Morning Herald (17 March 1855), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12966849

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (17 March 1855), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12966829

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (17 April 1855), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12968174

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (18 May 1855), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12969401

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (20 June 1857), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12997360

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (29 December 1858), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13021006

[Advertisement], Empire (9 March 1860), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60406893

[Advertisement], Empire (14 March 1860), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60407128

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (16 August 1861), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13063444

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (1 August 1862), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13232116

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (1 January 1864), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article30937315

"DEATHS", Empire (4 July 1864), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60560855

"ONLY OF THEE", The Sydney Morning Herald (25 July 1864), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13099043

"ONLY OF THEE LOVE", Bell's Life in Sydney (30 July 1864), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article65462051

"NEW PUBLICATIONS", Illustrated Sydney News (17 August 1864), 14

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article63512070

"TO THE EDITOR", Empire (3 July 1867), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60842071

"MARRIAGES", The Sydney Morning Herald (6 November 1877), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13402556

[Advertisement], The Australian, Windsor, Richmond, and Hawkesbury Advertiser (18 September 1880), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66359930

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (6 October 1883), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13556267

"DEATHS", The Sydney Morning Herald (14 October 1904), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article14654205


Musical works:

The biological polka ("composed by C. W. Harwood, and dedicated to Mr. Daly") (cover: "dedicated to Mr. Daly, composed by W. C. Harwood" [sic]) (Sydney: W. J. Johnson, [1853])

The Catherine Hayes polka ("in which an air sung by that celebrated Songstress is introduced") ("Composed and dedicated with permission to Miss Therry"; "W. C. Harwood" on cover; "C. W. Harwood" inside) (Sydney: W. J. Johnson, [1855])

Thinkest thou of me ("dedicated to Miss Nina Spagnoletti") (Sydney: Printed by Alonzo Grocott, [1861])

Only of thee, love! (song) (words: F. S. Wilson) (Sydney: Elvy & Co., [1864])




HATTON, Gus

Comic vocalist, songwriter, entrepreneur

Active Melbourne, by 1859


Summary:

Previously a Melbourne dancehall proprietor and agent in Ballarat for a woman who claimed to be able to walk 1000 miles in 1000 hours, Hatton described himself as "the well-known Local Comic Writer and Singer" when he toured Tasmania in 1861. He introduced his "New Local Comic Song" The dyeing attachment, or We are off to Queensland in Launceston in July, and in August in Hobart The Hobart Town shooting match, or the Volunteer in a fix and The death of the Gas Company, or much ado about nothing. The tour was not a success, and his Hobart landlady accused him of leaving her out of pocket. He claimed to have been about to leave for India. However, he was back in rural NSW in August 1863, where he introduced "a New Local Song Written expressly for Queanbeyan".


Documentation:

[Advertisement], The Argus (21 April 1859), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5679944

[Advertisement], The Star (4 June 1859), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66053426

[Advertisement], The Cornwall Chronicle (10 July 1861), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article65572270

[Advertisement], The Mercury (5 August 1861), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8800218

[Advertisement], The Mercury (10 August 1861), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8800356

[Advertisement], The Mercury (30 August 1861), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8800764

[Advertisement], Queanbeyan Age (20 August 1863), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article30633940

[News], Queanbeyan Age (21 January 1888), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article30918536




HAUFFMAN, Mr.

Viola player (New Queen's Theatre)

Active Adelaide, 1848


Documentation:

[Advertisement], South Australian (6 October 1848), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article71612600




HAUSER, Miska (Miska HAUSER)

Violinist, traveller, diarist, composer

Born Pressburg, 1822
Arrived Sydney, 28 October 1854 (per Heloise, from Valparaiso, 23 August)
Departed Melbourne, 16 July 1858 (per Emeu, for Europe)
Died Vienna, Austria, 8 December 1887

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

http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-820574 (NLA persistent identifier)


THIS ENTRY IS A STUB


Image: http://www.nla.gov.au/apps/cdview/?pi=nla.mus-an5350554-s5-v


Summary:

A former associate of Lewis Lavenu in California, Hauser's intention to visit Australia was reported in the Sydney press as early as May 1853. The precise outlines of his almost 4 years of touring are better followed in the contemporary Australian press than in his own despatches (duly reported in the foreign press, from San Francisco to Stockholm) and later edited account. Hauser was generally well received in Australia as a musician, but even before his departure some of the local press took umbrage at published accounts of his travels. Accordingly, in June 1859, the Empire seemed happy to produce a slighting review of Hauser's recent Vienna concert. Further disquiet followed, when in July 1859, the Empire again reproduced am extended review from Bentley's Magazine of Hauser's travelogue. A year later, an editorial in the Empire, on the subject of mendacious testimonies of returned Australian colonists, cited as bywords "the ridiculous falsehoods of FRANK FOWLER, or the inventions attributed to MISKA HAUSER".


Documentation:

"Clerkpret", Teresa Parodi and the Italian Opera (New York: Wm. B. Parsons, 1851), 156-57

http://books.google.com.au/books?id=ZvEPAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA156

[News], The Sydney Morning Herald (12 May 1853), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12945708

"ARRIVALS", Empire (30 October 1854), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60199380

"THE VIOLINIST MISKA HAUSER", Empire (31 October 1854), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60199445

"THE VIOLINIST MISKA HAUSER", Empire (14 November 1854), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60199971

"THE CELEBRATED HUNGARIAN VIOLINIST MISKA HAUSER", The Sydney Morning Herald (14 November 1854), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12962255

"MISKA HAUSER'S CONCERT. To the Editor", Empire (7 December 1854), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60200948

[Editorial], Arthur's Illustrated Home Magazine (August 1855), 111

http://books.google.com.au/books?id=C70kAQAAIAAJ&pg=RA1-PA111

[Philadelphia, USA, August 1855] ... Miska Hauser was still enchanting the Australians with his magic violin when last heard from, and had found much favor in the eyes of the citizens of Sydney in particular, by the generous tender of a concert for the benefit of the Goulburn Hospital. Miska draws much gold, as well as a very fine bow.

[News], Musical World (8 September 1855), 219

http://books.google.com.au/books?id=ouIPAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA217

[New York, 8 September 1855] ... Miska Hauser is in the interior of Australia, and is everywhere received with marks of sympathy. At his departure from Abonmite-Bay, one of the cities recently constructed in the South of New Holland, a party of his admirers accompanied him into the forest, to protect him against the attack of the natives.

"VALUE OF AN EDITOR'S TIME", Ballou's Monthly Magazine (February 1856), 180

http://books.google.com.au/books?id=Wa1MAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA180

"En artist I Australien", Ny Tidning för Musik (19 April 1856), 132

http://books.google.com.au/books?id=rltDAAAAcAAJ&pg=PA132

[News], Dwight's Journal of Music (24 January 1857), 135

http://books.google.com.au/books?id=KYU_AAAAMAAJ&pg=RA1-PA135

[Advertisement], The Argus (9 June 1858), 7

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article7295861

TO MUSICIANS, &c. WANTED, to DISPOSE OF, a VIOLIN, Cremona. Apply early, Miska Hauser, Criterion Hotel.

"MISKA HAUSER", South Australian Register (22 June 1858), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article49777231

"AMUSEMENTS", The Argus (15 July 1858), 7

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article7297577

"VICTORIA. July 2", The South Australian Advertiser (16 July 1858), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article781214

"MISKA HAUSER", The Sydney Morning Herald (24 June 1859), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13026755

The receipt of the Vienna Gazette of the 27th February (says one of our correspondents), one of the most respectable and reliable papers of Germany, and known for its impartial criticism about all concerning music, enables us to show our colonial readers the light in which the "would-be Australian Paganini", Miska Hauser, is viewed by an audience of connoisseurs. The said paper, after a lengthy comment on the virtuosi literal production of "Memoirs of a Virtuoso", with its atrocious falsehoods through-out, and with its most unlucky attempts to make Australia and her capitals (especially Sydney), appear a second Sodom or Gomorrah-speaks in the following terms of Miska Hauser's concert: "Notwithstanding the 1200 concerts he has given (and it here suits us to believe his saying), Miska Hauser's play is the same as before his departure. An European critic would denounce M. Hauser's tone as thin, his execution as very very moderate, his fluency not quite faultless, but his double notes out of time, and his musical production flat and without taste. Most undoubtedly Miska Hauser, in giving a concert in Vienna, never intended to show his proficiency, he merely meant to show us the entirely different taste of the countries in which he gained his (self appreciated) laurels. As an illustration of his memoirs he only meant to give us a specimen of music, with which he enraptured the hairdressers and Chinese of San Francisco, or the mulattoes and creoles of Santiago, or through what style of music only he was enabled to soften and enamour even the heart of Queen Pomare. Was Miska Hauser, however, in giving us this concert guided by other motives-did he but for one moment think to let us judge between himself and a Vieuxtemps, Ole Bull, Joachim, Wieniawski or others of their stamp-we can then not withhold our astonishment at M. Hauser's impertinence to treat a Vienna audience to so miserable a hash of ditties as the bird on the tree".

"MISKA HAUSER", Empire (5 July 1859), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60399887

[Editorial], Empire (17 July 1860), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60413421

"Music", The Queenslander (24 March 1888), 465

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article19931376 

I dare say many of my readers will recollect Miska Hauser, the violinist. He played in Melbourne in 1858, and his mannerism and charming tone quite captivated his audiences; the ladies especially were ready to die for him - at least, so they pretended. In this way he may be said to have led captivity captive. Musicians somehow excel at that sort of thing. Miska Hauser died at Vienna on the 9th December last. He retired into private life some twelve years ago. He used to play some "Lieder Ohne Worte" of his own composition exquisitely. King Victor Emmanuel created him a Knight of the St. Mauritius, a Lazarus order with which I am unacquainted. Kings have a way of doing these things on the cheap, though at one time honours were very precious and much appreciated by the recipients. Since his retirement nothing has been heard of him; he seldom or never played out of his own home. He was a cheerful and witty companion, and was deservedly respected.


Hauser's travel reports and writings:

"THE ROVING FIDDLER", Chambers's Journal of Popular Literature (5 January 1856), 14

http://books.google.com.au/books?id=Z3hUAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA14

"Eine Theaterscene in Melbourne (Aus Chambers's Journal)", Das Ausland (21 March 1856), 272

http://books.google.com.au/books?id=D0hEAAAAcAAJ&pg=PA272

"Die Musik in Melbourne", Niederrheinische Musik-Zeitung (28 May 1859), 169

http://books.google.com.au/books?id=iRNDAAAAcAAJ&pg=PA169

Hauser 1859a (see bibliography)


Hauser's extant Australian musical editions:

The bird upon the tree ("composed and arranged for the piano forte by Miska Hauser"; "Dedicated to Lady Macdonald") (Sydney: J. R. Clarke, [1857] (in Australian Album 1857); arranged by the composer from The bird on the tree [Das Voeglein im Baume, Grande Caprice Burlesque pour Violon avec orchestre ou piano, Op. 34] (New York: Schuberth and Co., 1854)

Rain drops in Australia ("Impromptu"; "Dedié a son ami Frederic Ellard") (Sydney: Woolcott and Clarke, 1855 (in The Australian Presentation Album for 1855)

Ballad ("Thou'rt like unto a flower") ("respectfully dedicated to Lady Mac Donnell") ( [?:] [Composer?], [1856?])

Australian flowers (impromptu for the piano forte) ("2nd Impromptu"; "Dedicated to Miss Aldis") (Sydney: J. R. Clarke, [1857]; in the Australian Album 1857)

The fisher maiden (barcarolle) (Du Schönes Fischermädchen [Heine]) ("composed expressly for his friend Mr. Frederic Ellard") ("transcrit par Frederic Ellard; composé par Miska Hauser") ("Dedicated to Miss Barney, Wootonga, North Shore") (Sydney: J. R. Clarke, [1859])


Bibliography and resources:

Jos. Wilhelm von Wasielewski, Die Violine und ihre Meister (Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1869), 346

http://books.google.com.au/books?id=fltDAAAAcAAJ&pg=PA346

Wikipedia

http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miska_Hauser




HAYES, Catherine

Soprano vocalist

Baptised Limerick, Ireland, 8 November 1818
Arrived (1) Sydney, 10 September 1854 (per Fanny Major, from San Francisco, July 8, via Honolulu)
Departed (1), 28 November 1854 (per Norna, for Calcutta)
Arrived (2) Melbourne, 28 June 1855 (per Glendargh, from Batavia, 26 May)
Departed Melbourne, 24 May 1856 (per Royal Charter, for Liverpool)
Died Sydenham, London, England, 11 August 1861

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

http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-1202960 (NLA persistent identifier)


THIS ENTRY IS A STUB


Image: http://artsearch.nga.gov.au/Detail.cfm?IRN=150509


Documentation:

"CATHERINE HAYES", Dublin University Magazine (November 1850), 584

http://books.google.com.au/books?id=1EwzAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA584

"CATHERINE HAYES (From the Cork Southern Reporter)", The Musical World (21 June 1851), 389

http://books.google.com.au/books?id=_JMPAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA388

"SAN FRANCISCO", The Musical World (23 July 1853), 466-67

http://books.google.com.au/books?id=sJQPAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA466

"VALPARAISO", The Courier (17 November 1853), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2245112

"A MUSICAL TREAT FOR THE ANTIPODES", The Sydney Morning Herald (7 April 1854), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12954734

By a recent paper from America we learn that Catherine Hayes, a sort of Jenny Lind secunda, meditates a visit to Australia after her brilliant career in North and South America.

"THEATRICAL", The Sydney Morning Herald (26 August 1854), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article30940903

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (9 September 1854), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12956167

"MISS CATHERINE HAYES", The Sydney Morning Herald (12 September 1854), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12952962

[Press release]: We feel confident that our readers will thank us for presenting to them a few particulars of the career of the gifted cantatrice who has just reached our shores. Miss Catherine Hayes was born in Limerick. At an early age her beautiful voice won for her the patronage of the late Hon. and Right Rev. Edmund Knox, Bishop of Limerick. In Dublin, Signor Antonio Sapio was the first singing master of Miss Hayes, in 1841; and her first appearance in public took place at his annual concert in the great room of the Rotundo. In the December of that year she sang at the Concert of the Anacreontic Society. Liszt, the celebrated pianiste, heard her at a concert in January, 1843, and was so struck with her singing, that he wrote to the Bishop of Limerick's daughter-in-law thus: "I do not know of any voice more expressive than that of Miss Hayes, I doubt if, among the singers of the day, there is one equal in extent and volume to what her's will be." During 1843, Miss Hayes continued to be the leading singer of the Anacreontic, Philharmonic, and other powerful concerts in Dublin. Lablache and Costa heard her at the close of this year, and expressed high opinions of her musical abilities. It was on hearing Grisi and Mario, in "Norma," in this year, that Miss Catherine Hayes first experienced the desire to go upon the lyric stage; and, after considerable opposition from her relatives and friends, she went to Paris in October, 1844, to study under Manuel Garcia (the brother of Malibran and Viardot, and the master of Jenny Lind), who after a tuition of a year and a half, advised her to proceed to Italy, in order to obtain the best experience for the stage. At Milan she became a pupil of Signor Felice Ronconi, brother of the great Giorgio Ronconi, and, through the kind intervention of the once famed Madame Grassini (Grisi's aunt), she was engaged for the Italian Opera House, at Marseilles, where she made her debut on the 10th of May, 1845, as Elvira, in Bellini's "Puritani". She subsequently appeared in Lucia, and in Rossini's "Mose in Eguitto" (Zora). After her return to Milan, she continued her studies under Felice Ranconi, until Morelli, the director of the Scala (the largest theatre in Europe), offered her an engagement. Her first character was Linda di Chamounix. She was recalled twelve times by the audience. Her next part was Desdemona, in Rossini's "Otello," her performance of which earned for her the title of "The Pearl of the Scala." In the spring of 1S46, she sang at the Italian Opera in Vienna; and at the Carnival of 1846-7 was engaged at Venice: two new operas were composed for her, "Griselda," by Ricci, and the "Albergo di Romano," by Malespini. After a second season in Vienna, where Ricci wrote his "Estella" for her, and she also appeared in Norma. Miss Hayes visited Bergamo, Verona, Florence, and Genoa, enacting Maria di Rohan, and the leading parts in Verdi's operas, with the most distinguished success. Rubini and Mercadante, the composer, and the late Madame Catalani, expressed the highest admiration of her talents. After the termination of her engagement at the Carlo Felice, at Genoa, Miss Hayes was offered a carte blanche for London, both by Mr. Lumley, for her Majesty's Theatre, and by Mr. Delafield, for the Royal Italian Opera. She appeared at the latter house on the 10th of April, 1849, as Linda, and afterwards as Lucia, and sang at the private concerts at Buckingham Palace during the season: her Majesty graciously congratulating her on "her deserved success." Having been engaged by Mr. Lumley for the season, 1850, at her Majesty's Theatre, she made her debut there on the 2nd of April, in Lucia. Miss Hayes was engaged at Rome at the Grand Carnival, 1851 at the Apollo; and during the season of 1851 she was the star of the concert rooms in London, and of the performances at the Sacred Harmonic Society; while her singing in the sublime oratorios of Handel, Haydn, and Mendelssohn, have won universal admiration. Since that time she has been sojourning in America, where, as our readers are well aware, She has won literally golden opinions. The voice of Miss Catherine Hayes is of extraordinary compass: in the air of Fides, "Ah! mon fils," from Meyerbeer's Prophète, she descends to the low notes of the contralto register, after attacking the most elevated soprano tones, and her singing is eminently distinguished by the most intensely dramatic and artistic style. Her ballad singing, too, is perfection; her "Kathleen" is one of those exquisite interpretations in which the intellect and sentiment of the exponent are equally apparent. We need say no more to show to those of our readers who have not already enjoyed the opportunity of listening to this all-accomplished and very excellent lady, that they have a treat in store such as has never before been presented to an Australian audience - one, the announcement of which we await with much impatience. 

"SERENADE TO CATHERINE HAYES", Empire (14 September 1854), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60197350

A party of amateur musicians, about thirty in number, and consisting chiefly of members of the St. Mary's Choral Society [of which Isaac Nathan was then conductor], betook themselves, at a late hour last night, to Petty's Hotel, on Church Hill, where Miss Catherine Hayes is residing, to offer a musical-to her, doubtless, the most appropriate-welcome to the distinguished songstress. The piece selected was Shield's exquisite glee "Oh, happy, happy, happy fair!" and was performed with great taste and effect.

"SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE", The Maitland Mercury (13 September 1854), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article693879

"TO MISS CATHERINE HAYES ON HER SINGING THE BALLAD OF HOME, SWEET HOME", Bell's Life in Sydney (30 September 1854), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article59759213

[Advertisement], The Argus (7 November 1854), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4799992

"CLEARED OUT", The Argus (4 December 1854), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4801248

"CATHERINE HAYES", Bell's Life in Sydney (21 April 1855), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article59760055

[Advertisement], Java-bode: nieuws, handels- en advertentieblad voor Nederlandsch-Indie (16 May 1855), 2

http://resolver.kb.nl/resolve?urn=ddd:010483239:mpeg21:p002 

[Advertisement], Java-bode: nieuws, handels- en advertentieblad voor Nederlandsch-Indie (18 May 1855), 2

http://resolver.kb.nl/resolve?urn=ddd:010483231:mpeg21:p002 

[Advertisement], Java-bode: nieuws, handels- en advertentieblad voor Nederlandsch-Indie (19 May 1855), 3

http://resolver.kb.nl/resolve?urn=ddd:010483240:mpeg21:p003 

"To Miss CATHERINE HAYES, prior to her departure for Australia", Java-bode: nieuws, handels- en advertentieblad voor Nederlandsch-Indie (23 May 1855), 4

http://resolver.kb.nl/resolve?urn=ddd:010483241:mpeg21:p004 

"VAARWELL! TOEGEZONGEN AAN Miss CATHERINE HAYES", Java-bode: nieuws, handels- en advertentieblad voor Nederlandsch-Indie (26 May 1855), 4

http://resolver.kb.nl/resolve?urn=ddd:010483242:mpeg21:p004 

"MISS CATHERINE HAYES", The Sydney Morning Herald (18 June 1855), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12970626

Many of our readers will be glad to hear that this gifted lady contemplates a second visit to our city; and her sojourn, we have reason to believe, will be of some duration. Miss Hayes writes in April from Batavia, where her success has been most complete, her magnificent powers of singing and acting being ably supported by the French operatic company located in that singular city. A file of Calcutta papers, just received, contains many enthusiastic critiques on her performances in the "city of palaces", and although it seems the first three concerts did not command overflowing audiences, yet the remainder of the series were entirely successful, the proverbial apathy of the people being at length overcome. The voyage from Melbourne to Ceylon in the Norna must have been unusually agreeable, as the passengers, with Miss Hayes' assistance, gave a succession of operatic and dramatic entertainments, and the addresses delivered on the several occasions written, we imagine, by our facetious friend, M. Lavenu, are very amusing. The programmes place Miss Hayes for Bishop's glee, "Blow gentle Gales", assisted by Lieutenant Woolridge, R.N., Captain Burne, and Mr. Bain; also a selection of her favourite songs, concluding on each evening with the National Anthem: the solos by Miss Hayes, M. Lavenu on the harmonium, a gentleman rejoicing in the patronymic of Fitz Stubbs on the guitar, with numerous vocal displays by the rest of the company.

"ARRIVED", The Argus (29 June 1855), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4809996

"MISS CATHERINE HAYES", The Argus (2 July 1855), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4810685

On Friday next Miss Catherine Hayes will give a GRAND CONCERT in aid of the Destitute in and around Collingwood ...

[News], The Sydney Morning Herald (6 August 1855), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12972570

"MISS. C. HAYES - OPERA", The Sydney Morning Herald (24 August 1855), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12973298

"MELBOURNE", The Sydney Morning Herald (5 May 1856), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12974746

"CATHERINE HAYES", South Australian Register (19 May 1856), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article49749678

"CLEARED OUT", The Argus (26 May 1856), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4838731

[Editorial], The Musical World (17 August 1861), 520

http://books.google.com.au/books?id=eY4PAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA520

"MADAME CATHERINE HAYES-BUSHNELL", The Gentleman's Magazine (September 1861), 331

http://books.google.com.au/books?id=IzJOAAAAcAAJ&pg=PA331

"OBITUARY: MADAME CATHERINE HAYES", The Sydney Morning Herald (12 October 1861), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13067573

The death of this talented and popular vocalist took place on Sunday, August 11th, at Sydenham. On the previous Monday her medical attendant, Mr. Chappell, of George-street, Hanover square, was requested by telegraph to attend her. From that time, in spite of medical treatment, she gradually became worse, and on Sunday morning she was speechless. At half past six in the evening she expired, in the presence of her mother, and the friends at whose house she had been staying on a visit. Madame Hayes was about 40, and not in the least worn by her exciting profession. The effects of heated theatres had been blown away from her by the breezes of the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans, and, accustomed to every climate of the world, she seemed the very last person for whose life one would have feared. Her great success as a vocalist is a matter of too much notoriety to need description. Even when matched against the great heroines of the Italian stage she was successful and for many years her position at the head of English concert singers has been impregnable. In Catherine Hayes Ireland has lost one of the sweetest singers of its national airs. A daughter of the sister isle, she was thoroughly imbued with the spirit of its melody, and it was in the alternately wild and tender melodies which have inspired so many poets that her genial warmth of expression found it highest medium for display. As a singer of this particular class of music she was probably unsurpassed. It was here, far more than in the Italian vocalisation of which she made herself an accomplished adept, that Catherine Hayes possessed the secret to charm the crowd. In her own country she had but to give a national air and hold the audience spell-bound. In private life the departed lady owned none but enthusiastic partisans, for no professor of the musical art ever reflected more social honour on her calling. Her career extended over some twenty years and upwards, during which she studied in Ireland under Signor Sapio, in France under Signor Manuel Garcia, and in Italy under Signor Filice Ranconi. Her public performances abroad were commenced, we believe, at Marseilles. From Marseilles she went to Milan, from Milan to Vienna thence to Vencie and other Italian towns. In 1849 she came to London with a first class continental reputation, and few amateurs can have forgotten the flattering reception accorded to her when she appeared (with Mr. Sims Reeves) in "Linda di Chamouni" at the Roval Italian Opera. After two years in Great Bntatn, Catherine Hayess went to the United States, visited Calfornia, the Sandwich Islands, and subsequently Australia and India. In these distant regions the fame she had acquired in England was turned to profitable account, and, everywhere "triumphant," she realised a handsome fortune. On her return to England she sang at the concerts presided over by the late M. Jullien at her Majesty's Theatre, and since that period she has made tours in the provinces, especially in Ireland, where her way may be said, without exaggeration, to have been paved with gold and strewn with flowers. She was married in 1857 to Mr. Bushnell, who had undertaken the superintendence of her professional business in the New World. Her domestic happiness was, however, of very short duration, as she had for some years been a widow when she was herself called away.

"Catherine Hayes", in Ellen Creathorne Clayton, Queens of song: being memoirs of some of the most celebrated female vocalists ... Volume 2 (London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1863), 274

http://books.google.com.au/books?id=Ey8rAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA274


Related musical prints:

W. V. WALLACE: Why do I weep for thee (as sung by Miss Catherine Hayes) (Sydney: Woolcott & Clarke, [September 1854]; [for later edition as printed in the Australian Presentation Album 1855]

W. V. WALLACE: Happy birdling of the forest (Composed expressly for and sung by Miss Catherine Hayes arranged by L. Lavenu) (Sydney: H. Marsh & Co., [? 1854])

H. R. BISHOP: Home sweet home (favorite melody as sung by Miss Catherine Hayes) (Sydney: Woolcott & Clarke, [1855])

G. BARKER: The Irish emigrant (As sung by Miss Catherine Hayes) (Sydney: H. Marsh & Co., [1854])

Cuahla Machree (Oh! Erin my country) (Miss Catherine Haye's favorite song) ([ ? Sydney: Woolcott And Clarke, 1855])

L. LAVENU: My Molly Asthore (As sung by Miss Catherine Hayes) (Sydney: H. Marsh and Co., [1855])

G. ALARY, Variations as sung by Miss Catherine Hayes (Sydney: J. R. Clarke, 1857)


Bibliography and resources:

Dennis Shoesmith, Hayes, Catherine (?-1861), Australian dictionary of biography 4 (1972)

Basil Walsh, Catherine Hayes: the Hibernian (Irish) prima donna (Irish Academic Press)

http://www.catherinehayes.com




HAYWOOD, T. Julian (Timothy)

Organist, composer

Active Hobart, TAS, 1892-1909

http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-1477882 (NLA persistent identifier)


Image: Mr. Timothy Julian Haywood - pianist and choirmaster at Hobart. A noted accompanist at Hobart concerts. Caricature drawn by Thomas Claude Wade Midwood, Hobart, Tasmania, 1854-1912: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/14110/1/TJHaywood90.jpg (also http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/181732635)


Documentation:

"UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA. ANNUAL MEETING", The Mercury (5 July 1892), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13273474

"LOCAL OPERA PRODUCTION", The Mercury (29 July 1899), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12747638

Preliminary announcement is made of an attractive entertainment, in the shape of a Spanish Opera-Bouffe, entitled The Brigands of La Mancha, to be produced in the Theatre Royal on September 4 and 5 next, under the able management of Miss Harbroe, of Woodlands, New Town. The production has been initiated by Miss Harbroe solely for philanthropic purposes, namely, the Victoria Convalescent Home. The opera will be interesting, from the fact of its being entirely a local production. The librettist is a rising young law student of Hobart, and the music has been composed by Mr. T. Julian Haywood, the city organist.

"THEATRE ROYAL. THE BRIGANDS OF LA MANCHA", The Mercury (5 September 1899), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12753203

"TASMANIA", Kalgoorlie Miner (16 December 1909), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article91006665

At the Criminal Sessions to-day, Timothy Julian Haywood, civil servant and the city organist, pleaded guilty to an attempt to commit an unnatural offence. Mr. Justice McIntyre said that in view of the consequences to the prisoner he would temper justice with mercy, and sentence him to twelve months' imprisonment.


Bibliography and resources:

http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/151165938





HEALY, George

Professor of Music

Active Bathurst, NSW, 1856


Documentation:

[Advertisement], Bathurst Free Press (16 February 1856), 3

htthttp://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article62048803




HEAPS, Alfred Walter

Violin maker

Born Leeds, England
Arrived Sydney, after 1875
Died Paddington, NSW, 14 May 1906, in his 54th year


Documentation:

"The Sydney International Exhibition", Australian Town and Country Journal (17 April 1880), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article70942888

"MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS IN THE GARDEN PALACE", Australian Town and Country Journal (29 November 1879), 9

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article70975075

"Answers to Correspondents", Australian Town and Country Journal (9 August 1884), 20

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article71015816

"DEATHS", The Sydney Morning Herald (17 May 1906), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article14772571

"THE LATE MR. A. W. HEAPS, VIOLIN MAKER, A SKETCH OF HIS CAREER", Australian Town and Country Journal (27 June 1906), 39

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article71531685


Works:

http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/158252337




HEARNE, John Alfred (alias DANIELS)

Musician

Died Sydney, 29 June 1857


Documentation:

"ANOTHER VICTIM OF INTEMPERANCE", The Sydney Morning Herald (2 July 1857), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12997665

Yesterday, the coroner, Mr. Parker, held an inquest at the house of Charles Tibbey, Dowling-street Hotel, Woolloomooloo, on the body of John Alfred Hearne, alias Daniels, who died on Monday night, after a brief illness. From the evidence it appeared that deceased, who was a married man, and a musician by profession, lived at Duke-street, Woolloomooloo ...




HEARTH, Thomas

Pianoforte maker and tuner of musical instruments (from Clementi, Cheapside, London)

Active Sydney, from 1839; Launceston, from 1842; Adelaide, 1845


Documentation:[Advertisement], The Sydney Monitor (22 July 1839), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article32164938

[Advertisement], The Sydney Monitor (2 December 1839), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article32166453

[Advertisement], The Sydney Herald (24 May 1841), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12869234

[Advertisement], The Sydney Herald (12 September 1841), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12871112

[Advertisement], The Cornwall Chronicle (6 August 1842), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66016875

[Advertisement], Launceston Examiner (21 December 1842), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36250868

"ATTEMPTED ROBBERY", The Cornwall Chronicle (21 September 1844), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66271497

[Advertisement], Launceston Examiner (19 October 1844), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36238187

[Advertisement], South Australian (25 March 1845), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article71601011

[Advertisement], South Australian Register (18 June 1845), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article73843009




HEBERLE, J. W.

Organist, pianist, music teacher

Active Woodville, SA, 1859


Documentation:

[Advertisement], The South Australian Advertiser (5 May 1859), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article792382

MR. J. W. HEBERLE PIANIST, Organist of St. Margaret's Church, Woodville, will attend PUPILS on the PIANOFORTE and SINGING; also on the HARMONIUM preparatory to Organ study.

[Advertisement], The South Australian Advertiser (27 December 1859), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1200585 




HEDGES, William Henry

Professor of Music

Active Mount Gambier, SA, by 1868


Documentation:

[Advertisement], Border Watch (11 July 1868), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article77165364

[Advertisement], Border Watch (27 October 1868), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article77165991

"NEW INSOLVENTS", The Argus (4 May 1875), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article11516387

William Henry Hedges of Hamilton, music teacher. Causes of insolvency: Falling off of business, sickness of self and family, and bad debts. Liabilities £76.11s; assets £57. 15s. 6d., deficiency, £18.15s.6d.

[Advertisement], The Brisbane Courier (21 July 1881), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article915211

I WILLIAM HENRY HEDGES, Professor of Music, now residing at Ipswich-road, near the Woolloongabba, in the district of Brisbane, do hereby give notice that it is my intention to apply at the next Monthly Licensing Meeting or Special Petty Sessions, to be holden for this district on the 9th day of August next ensuing, for a PROVISIONAL PUBLICAN'S LICENSE ..." 




HEDGELAND, Frederick James (James Frederick)

Organist, teacher of the pianoforte, singing class instructor (Hullah's system)

Born Marylebone, England, c.1831-2
Active Sydney, NSW, 1854
Died Prahran, VIC, 11 April 1911, aged 79 


Documentation:

1851 UK census: [HEDGELAND, FREDERICK JAMES 19 yrs, organist dwelling with father and older brother]

[Advertisement], Illustrated Sydney News (27 May 1854), 12

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article63614355

MR. FREDERICK HEDGELAND, late Organist of St. Matthew's District Church, Marylebone, London, and now of St. Mark's, Alexandria, will be happy to increase the number of his pupils for the Pianoforte. Terms may be known at Alpha Cottage, 4, William-street, or at Messrs. WOOLCOTT AND CLARKE'S, George-street.

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (2 September 1854), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article30941001

" MARRIAGE", The Cornwall Chronicle (4 April 1879), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66496982

"HULLAH SINGING", Launceston Examiner (31 July 1879), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article47800362

[Advertisement], Launceston Examiner (1 August 1879), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article47800414

INSTRUCTION IN CHORAL SINGING ... on the Wilhem method, as taught by Mr John Hullah, of London. MR. J. F. HEDGELAND, Professor of Music, Launceston (formerly organist of St. Matthew's Church, Marylebone, London; St. Mark's, Darling Point, and St. James's Choral Society, Sydney; and late of St. John's Church, Toorak), will shortly commence singing classes on the above method, at the Town Hall ... 

[News], Warragul Guardian (27 June 1893), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article68732182

"DEATHS", The Argus (12 April 1911), 9

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article10894004


Bibliography and resources:

http://www.mundia.com/au/Person/1531208/-1914976955 




HEINE, Joseph

Blind violinist

Born England, 1830
Died USA, ? 30 April 1895


HEINE, Ada (Mrs.)

Pianist

Arrived Melbourne, July 1864 (per Morning Light, from England)
Active Eastern Australia, between July 1864 and December 1865
Departed after ? April 1866 (for San Francisco)


Documentation:

"ENGLISH EXTRACTS", The Courier (21 August 1858), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2463683

"CRYSTAL PALACE", Dwight's Journal of Music (5 January 1861), 328

http://books.google.com.au/books?id=wRVOAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA328

[Advertisement], The Argus (28 July 1864), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5751043

"SOCIAL", The Ballarat Star (24 January 1865), 1s

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66059609

"FRIENDS AT HOME", Launceston Examiner (21 February 1865), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article38658128

"MR. AND MADAME HEINE", The Mercury (2 March 1865), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8831416

"MR. AND MRS. HEINE'S CONCERTS", The Sydney Morning Herald (12 August 1865), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13117386

"TO THE BLIND MUSICIAN, JOSEPH HEINE ... J. LE GAY BRERETON", The Sydney Morning Herald (23 August 1865), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13117919

TO THE BLIND MUSICIAN, JOSEPH HEINE.

Child-like Interpreter of Heaven,
While triflers win at folly's mart,
Yield thou to God what God hath given,
Who triumphs in triumphant art!

The common light which us surrounds
Is darkness to that light whose trace
We catch in those enchanted sounds,
And in the music of thy face.

And she who blends her notes with thine,
And hath, oh more! than eyes for thee,
Reflects a radiance more divine
Than aught our common eyes can see;

Echoes a music more than art,
Which yet a deeper spell controls,
The music of a loving heart,
The music of two married souls.

J. LE GAY BRERETON

[Advertisement], Daily Southern Cross (25 December 1865), 1

https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/DSC18651225.2.2.5

[Advertisement], Nelson Examiner (10 February 1866), 5

https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/NENZC18660210.2.15.4

[News], The Darling Downs Gazette (26 April 1866), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article75516080

[News], Launceston Examiner (30 March 1867), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36642832



HEINE, Constance

Blind pianist (daughter of the above)

Active Melbourne, by 1873


Documentation:

"VICTORIAN ASYLUM AND SCHOOL FOR THE BLIND", The Argus (5 December 1873), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5876849

Constance Heine, aged 13, who was born blind, and who is a daughter of the deceased violinist of that name, showed very great proficiency on the pianoforte. She is a pretty girl, and was a great favourite with the audience.

"YOUNG MEN'S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION", The Argus (23 May 1877), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5923025

The concert, which was given solely by the pupils of the Asylum and School for the Blind (under the direction of Mr. F. W. Harmer, teacher of music and singing at the asylum), was extremely enjoyable, some of the pianoforte selections (especially one by Miss Constance Heine, a blind girl only 14 years of age) being very excellently rendered.

"CONCERT AT THE BLIND ASYLUM", The Argus (29 November 1879), 9

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5965108

At the end of the first part of the programme, the Rev. Wm. Moss, the secretary and superintendent, thanked the audience for the numerous attendance, he believed that numbers had not only come to hear the last concert of the season, but were also influenced by the fact that this was the last occasion on which they would hear Miss Constance Heine. It was with mingled feelings of pleasure and regret that they parted from one who for the last eight years had been with them. During that time Miss Heine had won esteem both in and outside of the institution. She had not only won their affection and confidence, but had rendered herself very useful in the asylum, from being herself a pupil, she had latterly come to be a skilful teacher. If he could have done it nicely, he would have prevented her from leaving; but she was anxious to rejoin her parents, whom she had once seen (she became blind at four years of age), and the committee had acceded to her wish. He was glad to think that when she left the asylum she had developed talent that would enable her to take a fair position amongst musicians both in England and America ... Miss Heine, who is a great credit to the institution, played Liszt's "Tarantelle Napolitaine" and Thalberg's "Home, Sweet Home," with admirable accuracy and finish, besides taking part with other concerted pieces for the piano.

"A WORLD WITHOUT LIGHT", The McIvor Times (26 April 1883), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article90142960  

Miss Constance Heine is prospering in America. This young lady was blind from birth, her father, the well known violinist, being also blind. Miss Heine's parents went to America, and some time afterwards sent for their daughter. She went to them, and at latest report she was teaching music to the blind inmates of the Perkins Institute.




HEINICKE, Hermann (August Moritz Hermann HEINICKE; Herman HEINICKE; Herr H. HUNICKE)

Musician, violinist, teacher of violin, conductor

Born Dresden, Germany, (? 16) 21 July 1863
Arrived Adelaide, SA, 12 June 1890 (per Parramatta, from London, 2 May)
Died Adelaide, 11 July 1949

http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-1478989 (NLA persistent identifier)

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


THIS ENTRY IS A STUB


Documentation:

"LATEST SHIPPING", The Express and Telegraph (13 June 1890), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article208545198 

"HERR HEINlCKE", Evening Journal (18 July 1896), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article199912266 

Herr Hermann Heinicke was born July 16, 1863, and entered the Dresden Royal Conservatoire of Music in April, 1873. Showing great talent, he won a scholarship in 1877, which he held for five years. He studied the violin under the world-famed Professor Rappoldi, piano under Professor Braunroth, and theoretical subjects under Professor Dr. Wullner. He received very gratifying testimonials on leaving the above institution, and accepted engagements as leader in several of the foremost orchestras of Germany, and travelled in different countries. In April, 1890, Herr Heinicke accepted the post of teacher of solo violin, orchestral, and quartet playing at the Adelaide College of Music, and in these capacities he has gained a reputation far beyond the limits of our own province. Perceiving the abundance of talent in Adelaide for the organization of a large male chorus, Herr Heinicke several years ago established a Society the outcome of which is the Adelaide Liedertafel in its present state. Since his residence in Adelaide Herr Heinicke has acted as leader or conductor at all important orchestral engagements, and he is now also Musical Director of the Adelaide Harmonie Society, as well as conductor of the Liedertafel. He has also acted as leader at the Chamber Music Concerts for several seasons. But it is to his great success as organiser and conductor of the large orchestra which takes his name that Adelaideans are perhaps chiefly indebted to Herr Heinicke's enterprise and skill. The colony has never before possessed such a skilled body of instrumentalists, and the series of popular concerts now in their second season have given the orchestra high repute and wide popularity. Herr Heinicke possesses almost a magnetic influence over his players, and is no less popular with them than he is with the general public, whether British or Teutonic. Herr Heinicke may be said to favour the modern Romantic school in violin music, and his playing is characterized by great brilliancy and verve.

"Deaths", News (14 July 1949), 18

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article130265949 


Resources:

Joyce Gibberd, "Heinicke, August Moritz Hermann (1863-1949)", Australian dictionary of biography 9 (1983)

http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/heinicke-august-moritz-hermann-6629/text11419 




HELLER, Robert R.A.M. (alias of William Henry PALMER)

Musico-magician, pianist

Born Britain, c.1830
Arrived Sydney, NSW, September 1869
Departed Geelong, VIC, September 1871
Died ? USA, 1878


HELLER, Ada

Musico-magician


Images:

Robert

http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/10476145

Ada

http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/167282240


Documentation:

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (14 September 1869), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13180996

"MR. HELLER AS A MUSICIAN", The Argus (22 November 1869), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5830222

"PASSENGERS SAILED", Illustrated Australian News (9 October 1871), 190

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60447688




HELY, Terrence

Musical instrument maker, convict

Arrived Sydney, 29 June 1834 (per James Laing, from Dublin)


Summary:

Terence Hely, aged 18, a piano makers boy, was convicted in Dublin on 1 December 1833 of robbing a till. Sentenced to 7 years, he arrived in NSW per James Laing on 29 June 1834. In 1837, he was assigned to the music seller Francis Ellard, also originally from Dublin.


Bibliography and resources: http://members.pcug.org.au/~ppmay/cgi-bin/irish/irish.cgi

http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/AUS-PT-JACKSON-CONVICTS/2001-05/0989066261




HELY, Mary Joanna (Mrs. Gother MANN)

Amateur musician and composer

Born c.1819/20
Active Sydney, NSW, 1835
Married Gother Kerr Mann, St. James's, Sydney, 3 January 1838
Died Sydney, NSW, September 1901, aged 82


HELY, Frederick Augustus

Amateur ballad writer, ? composer

Born Tyrone, Ireland, 1794
Arrived Sydney, NSW, 1823
Died Sydney, NSW, 8 September 1836

http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-1464311 (NLA persistent identifier)


Summary:

In 1835 Francis Ellard issued his first two local musical publications, both of which had been expressly printed in Dublin, and which probably arrived in Sydney in a shipment he received in December. Of the two items, one survives The much admired Australian quadrilles, dedicated "to Miss Hely of Engehurst", a daughter of Frederick Hely, Superintendent of Convicts. While there was nothing Australian about its musical contents (based on melodies by, among others, Bellini, Adam, and Lover), the set's dedicatee, sale destination, and titles were clearly aimed at a colonial market. But the second Dublin print, no copy of which has alas been identified, was an Australian composition, a ballad The parting, "composed by a young lady", apparently Miss Hely herself, to words by her father, though the Herald was inclined also to attribute the music to Frederick Hely:

AUSTRALIAN MUSIC. We have received from Mr. Ellard, the music-seller of Hunter-street, copies of some Colonial music, harmonised in Sydney, and printed by Mr. Ellard's father in Dublin. The music consists of a Ballad entitled The Parting, composed by a young lady, the words by F. A. H.-The initials are easily recognised as those of a gentleman in the Colony, whose production, both music and poetry are said to be. The ballad is in an appropriate and pretty key (flats), and its melody and arrangement display a pleasing simplicity of style, without much originality.

The issue was also reviewed in the Gazette:

We have before us a beautiful ballad (the music said to be by a lady), and The much admired Australian Quadrilles, published in Dublin by our enterprising fellow colonist, Mr. Ellard, of Hunter-street, Sydney. There is a simplicity and beauty in the former which we are sure will attract the attention of all young ladies studying the pianoforte, and will be a very good addition to their initiatory studies.

For all his enlightened interest in music for the parlours of the Sydney gentry, Hely was much less supportive of the musical activities of the under classes. When sitting on the bench, Hely was typical of Sydney magistrates in taking a dim view of disorderly houses wherein occurred "fuddling, fiddling, and dancing". On one occasion in February 1827 Hely sentenced a "Sydney Orpheus who kept the people capering at their midnight orgies to 5 days solitary confinement on bread and water".

Frederick Hely had three daughters, 2 of whom married and remained in Australia. The eldest, Mary, was almost certainly the Miss Hely in question (according to custom, the eldest unmarried Hely daughter was identified as "Miss Hely", without a qualifying initial). She married Gother K. Mann, who later joined Leichhardt's expedition. Having herself raised a musical family, she died in Sydney in 1901, aged 82.


Documentation:

"Police Reports. SYDNEY", The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (24 February 1827), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2187733

"Sydney General Trade List: IMPORTS", The Colonist (10 December 1835), 7

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31717338

6 packages musical instruments, F. Ellard

[News], The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (12 December 1835), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2201678

"NEW MUSIC", The Sydney Monitor (12 December 1835), 3s

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article32150302

"AUSTRALIAN MUSIC", The Sydney Herald (24 December 1835), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article28654531

"ERRATUM", The Sydney Herald (28 December 1835), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12853687

"MARRIED", The Sydney Herald (4 January 1838), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article28653355

"THE LATER MRS. GOTHER MANN", The Brisbane Courier (17 September 1901), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article19163125

"NAPOLEON'S GUITAR", Sunday Times (16 September 1917), 13

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article122789496 

Mrs. John Fell, of Northwood, has had presented to her on behalf of War Chest Day, an absolutely authenticated Napoleon guitar, presented by the French Emperor to Mrs. Abel, who afterwards gave it to her favorite pupil, Mary Hely, who became later the wife of the late Captain Gother Kerr Mann. Mrs. Abel was formerly a Miss Balcomb, and lived while a child with her father at St. Helena, where Napoleon made a great pet of her, and gave her this special guitar which had been presented to him by his sister Pauline, and on which he himself always played. It was taken to Europe by the Stricklands, and came into the possession of Mrs. Swann, who recently returned it to the Misses Gother Mann, who have now presented it to War Chest Day.


Bibliography and resources:

A. F. Pike, Hely, Frederick Augustus (1794-1836), Australian dictionary of biography 1 (1966)


See also these MAnn family resources with some music subject matter:

Extracts from the diary of Mary Caroline "Minnie" Mann, during the visit of the Austrian Imperial frigate Novara to Sydney, 18 May 1858 to 31 January 1859

https://www.uow.edu.au/~morgan/novara10.htm 

John Frederick Mann diary, October 1846 - 9 August 1847; State Library of New South Wales, DLMS 178/Item 1

http://acms.sl.nsw.gov.au/_transcript/2014/D20787/a8032.html 

John Frederick Mann diary, 16 April 1857 - 10 September 1862; MLMSS 327/Box 1/Item 1

http://acms.sl.nsw.gov.au/_transcript/2015/D19663/a7302.html 




HEMMINGS, Nathaniel ("Natty"; HEMINGS)

Violinist

Active Warwick, QLD, c.1880s-90s


Documentation:

"ECHOES OF THE PAST", Warwick Daily News (13 March 1937), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article177403101 

Nowadays Warwick has a number of bands - pipe, brass, mouthorgan, etc. - but in the days I am referring to the music for St. Patrick's processions was provided either by the late Bill Hemmings' father, "Natty" Hemmings, one of Warwick's best violinists; James Collins, better known perhaps as "Jim the Fiddler;" or a partly blind flute player by the name of Paddy Nolan. Can remember two of the "fiddler's" tunes - "'Patrick's Day" and "Garry-owen."




HEMY, Henry Frederick (Henri F. HEMY)

Pianist, tenor vocalist, composer

Born Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England, 12 November 1818
Active Melbourne, VIC, by January 1851
Departed Melbourne, VIC, April 1852 (per Blundell, for England)
Died Hartlepool, Cleveland, England, 10 June 1888


Summary:

"Mr. Hemy, a German" was a prominent Newcastle-upon-Tyne musician in 1827; Henri Hemy (1780-1859) was born in Germany, volunteered for service as a military musician with the Duke of Buccleuch and came to England in 1797. One family historian claims that its was Henry senior who came to Australia and settled, along with other members of his family. This may well be so. However, this particular visitor to Australia was almost certainly his son, the famous Henry (billed in a Melbourne advertisement as "Henry F. Hemy"), best known later as author of the extraordinarily popular Royal Modern Tutor for the Pianoforte; published in 1858, it reached it 20th edition by April 1859, and remained in print well into the next century, including several Australian editions (http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/18785005). He was also composer of some of the most commonly sung English Roman Catholic hymns, including the tune commonly used for Faber's hymn Faith of our Fathers; usually known as St. Catherine, it first appeared in his collection Crown of Jesus (London & Dublin, 1864). Henry's son, the artist Charles Napier Hemy (1841-1917) recorded in his memoir Days of my youth (http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/26587816) his travels with the family as a ten-year-old to and from Australia, and his adventures in the Victorian goldfields in 1851.

Henry Hemy first appeared in Thomas Reed and Elizabeth Testar's Melbourne concert series on 9 January 1851, when he was featured as pianist (playing a fantasia by Dohler), vocalist, and composer, the band playing for the "first time in Melbourne" his Chimes polka and Birthday quadrilles. On 11 January, he advertised that he had "commenced giving instruction on the pianoforte" from his residence in Stephen-Street and that "Drawing-room, Evening Parties, and Balls attended, either with Pianoforte Solo, Piano and Violin, or with Messrs. Hemy and Reed's Select Quadrille Band. Terms as above, or at Mr. Reed's Musical Repository, 34, Collins-street West, where also Mr. H. F. Hemy's Compositions are on Sale." In March, "four of the principal vocalists of Melbourne" announced that, as the Melbourne Glee Club, with Hemy as conductor pianist and conductor, they were open to engagement. He also took over the direction of a Mechanics' Institution Music Class. Hemy composed at least two local titles during his short stay in the colonies, in June The Victoria quadrilles ("composed and dedicated to His Excellency Sir Charles Joseph La Trobe ... by Henry F. Hemy"). In November, he advertised copies for sale of Hemy's Melbourne polkas, price 3s, "also Manuscript Copies of all his other Favorite Waltzes, Quadrilles and Polkas. The whole of the printed editions being sold".

Having last appeared in a concert in late September, in the same advertisement he indicated that he was resuming his professional duties from his residence at No. 1, Great Brunswick-street, Collingwood, so it was probably during October that he and his family visited to goldfields. Due to unexpectedly protracted arrangements for returning home to England, he gave two farewell concerts, in January and February 1852, and the family had still not finally left when his wife gave birth to a daughter on board ship but still in the bay in April.


Documentation:

[Advertisement], The Argus (9 January 1851), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4775518

"THE CONCERT", The Argus (10 January 1851), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4775530

[Advertisement], The Argus (11 January 1851), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4775541

[Advertisement], The Argus (17 February 1851), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4776220

[Advertisement], The Argus (20 February 1851), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4776286

"MECHANICS' INSTITUTION MUSIC CLASS", The Argus (12 June 1851), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4778465

[Advertisement], The Argus (24 March 1851), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4776881

[Advertisement], The Argus (14 April 1851), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4777277

MECHANICS' INSTITUTION MUSIC CLASS", The Argus (12 June 1851), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4778465

"THE CONCERT", The Argus (16 July 1851), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4779139

"THE POPULAR CONCERTS", The Argus (23 July 1851), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4779279

[Advertisement], The Argus (4 August 1851), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4779520

[Advertisement], The Argus (25 September 1851), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4780639

[2 advertisements], The Argus (13 November 1851), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4781647

[Advertisement], The Argus (2 January 1852), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4782543

[Advertisement], The Argus (16 February 1852), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4783245

"BIRTHS", The Argus (13 April 1852), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4784334


Documentation (UK):

E. Mackenzie, A descriptive and historical account of the town & county of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, including the borough of Gateshead, volume 1 (Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Mackenzie and Dent, 1827), 592

http://books.google.com.au/books?id=1JvkAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA592

"GATESHEAD MECHANICS' INSTITUTE", Local collections; or, records of remarkable events connected with the Borough of Gateshead 1848 (Gateshead-on-Tyne: William Douglas, 1848), 34

http://books.google.com.au/books?id=awkIAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA34

"NEW MUSICAL PUBLICATIONS", The Literary Gazette (9 April 1859), 473

http://books.google.com.au/books?id=UJBGAQAAIAAJ&pg=PA473


Bibliography and resources:

http://tunearch.org/wiki/Bonnie_Dundee_%282%29

http://www.cyberhymnal.org/bio/h/e/m/hemy_hf.htm




HENDERSON, Mr.

Musician

Active Hackney, SA, 1855


Documentation:

"POLICE COURTS", South Australian Register (5 March 1855), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article49305368




HENDERSON, Ella

Soprano vocalist

Arrived Melbourne, VIC, 17 January 1862 (per Voltigern, from London, 4 October 1861)


Summary:

Ella Henderson arrived in Australia with Emma Neville and George Loder in January 1862, and appeared with them in Loder's The Rival Prima Donnas in Ballarat in February 1862. In September, she made her first, and perhaps only, Melbourne appearance in a stage performance of Midsummer Night's Dream with Loder conducting Mendelssohn's music. She is perhaps the Mrs. Ella Henderson who gave a concert at London's Hanover-Square Rooms in June 1858.


Documentation:

"CONCERTS", The Musical World (6 June 1857), 365

http://books.google.com.au/books?id=qYcPAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA365

Morning Post (24 May 1858) and The Athenaeum (3 July 1858), 25

http://books.google.com.au/books?id=Z6IeAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA25

"ARRIVED, JAN.17", The Argus (18 January 1862), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5708699

[Advertisement], The Star (10 February 1862), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66331305

On Monday evening a numerous audience assembled within the walls of the Theatre Royal to do honor to the debut of Miss Emma Neville, Madame Ella Henderson, and Mr. George Loder, three aspirants for artistic fame, who happen to form the first instalment of novelties which Mr. Hoskins intends in succession to place before his Ballarat patrons, on resuming the managerial sway ... After a short interval, the entertainment was followed by a soiree musicale, the stage being fitted up as a private apartment, and occupied by Miss Neville, Madame Ella Henderson, and Mr Loder, who presided at the pianoforte. This was preceded by an overture founded on airs from "Ernani", in which Mr Thomas King, as leader, performed solos on the clarionet. This portion of the entertainment afforded an opportunity of Madame Henderson to show her capabilities. These were exhibited both in solos and concerted music, and she was most deservedly applauded.

"THEATRE ROYAL", The Star (18 February 1862), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66331477

[News], The Star (21 February 1862), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66331560

"NEWS AND NOTES", The Star (25 February 1862), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66331652

"NEWS AND NOTES", The Star (27 February 1862), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66331711

"NEWS AND NOTES", The Star (28 February 1862), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66331728

"NEWS AND NOTES", The Star (3 March 1862), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66331801

[Advertisement], The Argus (23 August 1862), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5720777

? "SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE", The Argus (26 May 1866), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5763540




HENRY, Mons. (HENRI)

Baritone vocalist, actor

Active Sydney, NSW, March-June 1839


Summary:

With the Minards and Gautrots, Henry was the fifth member of the French operatic troupe that played at Wyatt's Royal Victoria in Sydney in March-April 1839. Henry may already have been settled in Sydney, for he neither arrived with the rest of the party from Batavia on 1 March, nor left with the Minards for London in April. Indeed, at Simes' benefit at the theatre in June 1839 it was advertised: "Mons. Henry, of the French Operatic Company, who has with great kindness volunteered his assistance, will appear and sing the celebrated bravura of 'NON PIU ANDRAI' from the popular Opera of The Barber of Seville."


Documentation:

"ARRIVALS", The Colonist (2 March 1839), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31722657

[News], The Australian (7 March 1839), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36860009

[Advertisement], The Australian (14 March 1839), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36863751

"THE FRENCH PERFORMERS", The Sydney Herald (18 March 1839), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12862666

"THE THEATRE", The Sydney Monitor (18 March 1839), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article32163268

"THE FRENCH PERFORMERS", The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (19 March 1839), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2537815

"THE THEATRE", The Australian (19 March 1839), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36861172

"ROYAL VICTORIA THEATRE", The Sydney Herald (22 March 1839), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12857610

"THE THEATRE", The Australian (26 March 1839), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36862689

M. Henry sang Largo al Factotum, from the French adaptation of the Barber of Seville. He excused [sic] it with much energy and vivacity, but his voice (a baritone) has not sufficient stamina for such a piece.

"ROYAL VICTORIA THEATRE", The Sydney Herald (5 April 1839), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12857931

[Advertisement], The Sydney Monitor (12 April 1839), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article32163612

"SAILED", The Australian (25 April 1839), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36863472

[Advertisement], The Sydney Monitor (17 June 1839), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article32164496




HENRY, Miss (Mrs. H. B. NICHOLLS)

Organist (St. John's Church, Launceston)

Active ? 1850s


Documentation:

"REMINISCENCES. [BY. B]", Launceston Examiner (12 November 1892), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article39477627




HENSLER, William L.

American composer


Musical work:

Australia polka (Baltimore: Miller and Beacham, 1854)




HENSLOWE, Francis Hartwell

Public servant, amateur musician, composer

Born London, England 1811
Arrived Sydney, NSW, 25 July 1839 (per Strathfieldsay, from Plymouth, 8 April)
Departed Hobart, TAS, April 1864 (via Melbourne, for India, per Bombay, 26 April)
Died Lee, Kent, England, 10 May 1878

http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=F+H+Henslowe+1811-1878 (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)

http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-1462668 (NLA persistent identifier)


THIS ENTRY IS A STUB


Summary:

Henslowe has the makings of one of the more interestingly varied early colonial biographies, having been a fine and quite prolific amateur composer, and a leading civil servant, a clerk of Tasmania's Legislative Council from 1851 and of the elected Assembly from 1858. He also has a very interesting lineage. He was born in London, three years after the death of his celebrated composer grandfather, François Hippolyte Barthélémon (1741-1808), Haydn's London friend and host. His mother, presumably also his music teacher, Celia Maria Barthélémon-Henslowe (1767-1859), was also a concert pianist and published composer before her marriage in 1797. She, in turn, received lessons from her family's house-guest, Haydn. Her published works include the cantata The Capture of the Cape of Good Hope (1795), and three piano sonatas, the third, Op.3 (1794), dedicated to Haydn. She, and perhaps Francis too, believed that an ancestor, Anthony Young, had composed the tune of God Save the King.

In July 1839, Henslowe and his wife arrived in Sydney, where her father Robert Allwood was a leading Episcopalian clergyman, intending to open a school. But they moved on to Hobart in 1841, where Henslowe was appointed private secretary to governor John Franklin. In a letter (Jane and John Franklin to Mrs. Simpkinson, 23 February 1841), the Franklins write: "You will be glad to know that I find Mr. Henslowe a very good Secretary, he is gentlemanly and mild in his manners, and very assiduous in the performance of his duties. His wife is a lady-like person, both she and he keep very retired and have no desire to enter into any of the Society here." When Franklin left Tasmania in 1842, he appointed Henslowe police magistrate of Campbell Town. Though Henslowe published a large number of musical works in Hobart, there are few documented references to performances. Henslowe left Australia for India in the mid-1860s, and died in England in 1878.  The English author and song composer Fanny Henslowe was his sister.


Documentation:

"ARRIVALS", The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (27 July 1839), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2544474

[Advertisement], The Sydney Herald (1 November 1839), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12862209

"MECHANICS' SCHOOL OF ARTS. PNEUMATICS", The Colonist (1 July 1840), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31725199

"GOVERNMENT NOTICE. No.44", The Courier (5 February 1841), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2957126

"CLERKSHIP OF THE ASSEMBLY", The Mercury (6 April 1864), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8825477

"MELBOURNE. CLEARED OUT", Empire (2 May 1864), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60579973

"THE LATE MR. F. H. HENSLOWE", The Mercury (11 July 1878), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8965263

We have to record the death of another gentleman formerly resident in this colony, Mr. Francis Hartwell Henslowe, who died on the 10th May last, at his late residence, Lee, Kent, England. Deceased was son of the Rev. Mr. Henslowe (author of some beautiful sermons), and a brother of Miss Henslowe, the accomplished and celebrated poetess. He was also nephew of Professor Henslowe, who wrote on Botany, and also brother of Capt. Henslowe, R.N., a Knight of Windsor, still living in Hobart Town. Deceased originally went from his native county, Kent, to New South Wales with the view of starting an educational establishment; but his plans were altered and arriving in Tasmania in 1841, he became Private Secretary to Sir John Franklin, Lieut.-Governor of this colony. When His Excellency left in 1842, he appointed Mr. Henslowe, Police Magistrate of Campbell Town. After filling that situation for five or six years, he was appointed. Clerk of the Executive and Legislative Councils. On the establishment of Representative Government in 1856, he became Clerk to the House of Assembly, and in that capacity did good service in organizing the form of the Journals of Parliament, and from his amiable and obliging disposition, secured the esteem of the members of the House. He was recognised as an authority on constitutional points. He continued to hold the position until April, 1864, when he was permitted to retire on the ground of indifferent health and weak eyesight, the pension awarded him being £230, which by his death now of course falls in. ... Soon afterwards Mr. Henslowe embarked for India, and the change of climate having, it is presumed, favourably influenced his health, he accepted the position of manager of one of the large Madras Irrigation Companies, which he held for ten years with a salary of £1,500 a year, when the Company broke up, and he went back to England, three or four years ago. Mr. Henslowe married a daughter of Canon Allwood, of the diocese of New South Wales, by whom he had two sons and two daughters ... He had a great taste for music, and composed several songs, which were published in the colony. He was a member of the original Scientific Society, from which sprang the Royal Society of Tasmania ... As Mr. Henslowe was said to be 58 years old when he was pensioned, he must have been in his 72nd year at the time of his death.


Musical works:

Songs of Zion No 1, Psalm XIX, Thy glory, Lord, the heavens declare ("The Words by James Montgomery; The Music by Francis Hartwell Henslowe") (Hobart: Thomas Browne, [1849])

Songs of Zion No 2, Psalm 39, Lord, let me know mine end (Words: James Montgomery) (Hobart: Thomas Browne, [1849])

Songs of Zion No 3, Psalm 43, Judge me Lord in righteousness (Words: James Montgomery) (Hobart: Thomas Browne, [1849])

Songs of Zion No 4, Psalm 130, Out of the depths of woe (Words: James Montgomery) (Hobart: Thomas Browne, [1849])

Where is thy home? (words: Robert Wilson Evans) (Hobart: Thomas Browne, [1849])

The Campbell-Town Waltzes ("Dedicated to the ladies of the district") (Hobart: Thomas Browne, 1849) (autographed by the composed, Nov. 1851); another copy

The Campbell-Town Waltzes The Song of the Fairies (new vocal trio, from Bulwer's Pilgrims of the Rhine) (performed at Lewis Lavenu's Hobart concert July 1854)

The Northdown Bridal Polka (Hobart: Huxtable & Deakin, [1854])

The Wanderer's Farewell (words: H. Butler Stoney). Hobart: Huxtable & Deakin, [1855] (in The Tasmanian Lyre)

The Song of the Fair Emigrant (words: John Abbott; view of Hobart Town on cover). Hobart Town: R.V. Hood, 1854

The Louis Napoleon Polka ("Exposition de 1855" [Paris]) (Hobarton : R. V. Hood, [1854])

The Dying Soldier's Legacy (A Song of the War) (words: John Abbott) ("Patriotic Fund, Tasmania") (Hobart: Huxtable & Deakin, [1855])

L'espérance (duet for two tenors) ([Hobart: Henslowe, 1855]); ("lithographed and printed in colours by Mr. Henslowe, junior")

The Charlie Parker Polka ("Midland Grand Steeple Chase Waltzes. No. 3"; Nos 1 & 2 unidentified) (Hobart Town: R. V. Hood, [1855])

Lord keep my memory green ("dedicated to Charles Dickens"; "19th November, 1856") (Tasmania: F. B. Henslowe, Lith., 1856)

The Amethyst Polka and The Iris Waltz ("Composed by F.H.H., Hobart Town, Tasmania, 15th January 1859") (London: J. H. Jewell, 1859)

Tomorrow: A Farewell Song (words: Mrs. C. Meredith) ("Addressed to Mrs. Alfed Wilkins"). (Hobart: [?], 1862)

Flowers (words: P. V. De Montgomery) ("Hobart Town, 30th September 1862"). (Hobart: [?], 1862)


Bibliography:

G. T. Stilwell, Henslowe, Francis Hartwell (1811-1878), Australian dictionary of biography 1 (1966)

Susan Wollenberg, "Barthélémon , Cecilia Maria (1767-1859)", Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (2004; online edn: 2006)




HENSON, Mrs. (? Mrs. Charles HENSON)

Vocalist, actor

Active Hobart and Launceston, VDL (TAS), 1833-35

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


Summary:

Mrs. Henson appeared in both concerts and at the theatre for John Philip Deane from 1833 until she disappeared completely from record after August 1835. Was she perhaps the wife of Charles Henson, whose household effects (including a pianoforte) were auctioned off in March 1836?


Documentation:

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

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8647129

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

"The Concert", The Colonist and Van Diemen's Land Commercial and Agricultural Advertiser (5 November 1833), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article201158323 

The public expectation, which was so much excited on the occasion of Mr. Peck's first Concert, has not been disappointed; and, we may safely say, that the entertainments of Wednesday evening were superior to any which have preceded them in Hobart Town ... On Mrs. HENSON making her appearance, she was received with the strongest marks of approbation, and was deservedly encored in Lee's favorite ong, "Away to the Mountain's Brow," which she gave with her usual sweetness and precision.

[Advertisement], Colonial Times (11 March 1834), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8647458

"The Oratorio ...", Colonial Times (18 March 1834), 5

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

Mrs. Henson's "He was despised" was just suited for her voice. There is a melancholy sweetness about her singing which beautifully corresponds with the plaintiff music of the song.

"To the Editor", The Hobart Town Courier (28 March 1834), 4

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

"To the Editor", Colonial Times (1 April 1834), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8647503

[News], Colonial Times (6 May 1834), 5

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

[Advertisement], Colonial Times (7 October 1834), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8647846

[Advertisement], The Hobart Town Courier (29 May 1835), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4180621

[Advertisement], Launceston Advertiser (13 August 1835), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article84776967

[Advertisement], Colonial Times (29 March 1836), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8648999




HENSON, Miss (The Misses)

Music teacher and dressmaker, soprano vocalist

Active SA, 1868-81


Documentation:

"WILLUNGA", South Australian Register (16 May 1868), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article39175217

"HENSON V. CRADOCK", South Australian Chronicle (5 November 1870), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article92288559

"PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY'S CONCERT", South Australian Register (22 December 1874), 7

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article39820235

[Advertisement], South Australian Register (4 June 1881), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article43164475




HENSON, Leota F.

Pianist, accompanist (Fisk Jubilee Singers)

Arrived Melbourne, May 1886 (per R.M.S. Orient)
Departed Adelaide, October 1889 (per R.M.S Orizaba, for Bombay)


Documentation:

"ARRIVAL OF THE ENGLISH MAIL", The Sydney Morning Herald (13 May 1886), 7

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article28357435

"FISK JUBILEE SINGERS", The Mercury (27 January 1888), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article9142293

Miss Leota F. Henson who has been a student of the Royal Conservatoire Leipzig played the accompaniment on the organ and piano very nicely.

"R.M.S. ORIZABA", The Sydney Morning Herald (19 October 1889), 12

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13725711


Bibliography and resources:

Lynn Abbott and Doug Seroff, Out of sight: the rise of African American popular music, 1889-1895 (University Press of Mississippi, 2003)

http://books.google.com.au/books?id=kPJZTJtz1IwC




HENSMAN, Alfred Peach (Mr. Justice)

Violinist, conductor, judge

Born England, 12 May 1834
Arrived WA, 11 May 1884 (per Ballarat, from London)
Died England, 5 October 1902


Documentation:

"THE TWO WORLDS. COMPOSER AND AUTHOR AT LAW. DR. SUMMERS V. REV. FATHER DUFF", The West Australian (20 August 1901), 7

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article24757540

"DEATH OF MR. JUSTICE HENSMAN", The West Australian (8 October 1902), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article24845354

... Of Mr. Justice Hensman's services in stimulating a love for the art of music, much might be said. For years he was the conductor of the Perth Musical Union, which, under his direction, produced "The Messiah," "The Creation," "Elijah," and other great oratorios. An accomplished musician himself, playing the violin, almost with the magic charm of a master, and inspired with a classical taste which caused it to be said of him that he was "nothing, if not a purist in music." He devoted no small amount of his leisure, before he was raised to the Bench, in encouraging the people of the metropolitan centre to enter the higher realms of music. Around him he gathered a large circle of men and women, infected with his own enthusiasm, and the result of the efforts thus put forth to raise the tastes of the people gained for Perth and Fremantle the name of being one of the most musical communities in Australia. Among those who joined with him in this work, may fitly be mentioned Mrs. Hensman, their daughter, the late Mrs. Adam Jameson, Sir Alexander and Lady Onslow, Miss Kelsall, and Mr. Henry Wright. Mr. Hensman's violin was frequently heard at other concerts besides those of the Musical Union, and his playing was always beard with the keenest enjoyment.

"DEATH OF MR. JUSTICE HENSMAN", Western Mail (11 October 1902), 10

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37545189


Bibliography and resources:

Wendy Birnam, Hensman, Alfred Peach (1834-1902), Australian dictionary of biography 4 (1972)




HERBELET, J. W. (Heberlet, Herberlet)

Professor of music, pianist, organist

Active Adelaide, SA, 1859-92


Documentation:

[Advertisement], The South Australian Advertiser (6 May 1859), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article792421

"NORWOOD PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY", The South Australian Advertiser (22 October 1861), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article878936

"CATHOLIC  YOUNG MEN'S SOCIETY", South Australian Register (21 July 1865), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article41018890

[Advertisement], South Australian Register (6 January 1879), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article42978531

[News], The South Australian Advertiser (9 May 1885), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36306002

"WINTER ENTERTAINMENT", South Australian Register (9 July 1892), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article48532530




HERBERT, James

Bagpiper, convict

Active Sydney, 1832


Documentation:

[Absconded], The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (12 April 1832), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2205988

Herbert[,] James, No. 29-3037, Larkins, 24, Bagpiper and Labourer, King's County, 5 feet 5, hazle eyes, light brown hair, ruddy freckled comp. from Hyde Park Barrack.




HERMANN, Frederick Z.

Violinist

Active Brisbane-Rockhampton, by 1863; Maitland, by 1865


HERMANN, John Z.

Professor of Music

Active Sydney, 1881


HERMANN, T. Z.
Active Sydney 1882


Documentation:

"SHIPPING", The Courier (7 July 1863), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article3164311

"MR. P. C. CUNNINGHAME", Rockhampton Bulletin (14 July 1863), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article51558595

[Advertisement], The Maitland Mercury (25 July 1865),  1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article18696344

"OLYMPIC THEATRE", The Maitland Mercury (3 June 1865), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article18701153

"DR. CHAS. HORN'S AND MR. M. H. WILSON'S CONCERT", The Maitland Mercury (7 October 1865), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article18711372

[Advertisement], The Maitland Mercury (21 December 1872), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article18769519

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (20 August 1881), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13492876

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (2 May 1882), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13510364

"CREMORNE GARDENS", The West Australian (9 November 1896), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article3102093

"PERTH ORCHESTRAL SOCIETY", The Daily News (18 May 1908), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article76522781



HERMANN, William Z.

Violinist, pianist

Active Sydney, NSW, by 1863



Documentation:

"ORPHEONIST SOCIETY", Empire (22 December 1863), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60553473

"PHILHARMONIC CONCERT", The Sydney Morning Herald (11 March 1864), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13094833

[Advertisement], The Argus (28 April 1864), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5748161

"CLEARANCES", The Sydney Morning Herald (21 June 1865), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13114783

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (21 February 1866), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13126815

"MUSIC AND DRAMA", Empire (22 March 1866), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60597050

"HERR HERRMANN'S CONCERT", Empire (21 February 1866), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article63243847

The entertainment to be given at the Masonic hall tomorrow evening is one which cannot fail to attract the attention of those who really love music for the art itself. Herr Herrman, who, unfortunately for the cause of which he is so able an exponent, has been heard but too seldom in public, is acknowledged to be the best pianist now in Sydney, and a worthy successor to the lamented artist, Boulanger. He will on this occasion be assisted by Mr. John Hill, who will take part in this concert as violinist, pianist, and harmonium executant; by Mr. Deane, violoncellist, and two gentlemen amateurs as instrumentalists; whilst the vocal portion of the concert will be carried out by Mrs. Cordner and Mr. C. W. Rayner-the latter having attained a high position here as vocalist and teacher. The programme is peculiarly interesting, comprising classical music, which will, at the same time, be pleasing and varied, with several popular pieces. It will include Hummel's grand quintet, for piano and stringed instruments ...

"MR. W. HERMANN'S CONCERT", Empire (23 February 1866), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article63243910

"LAW. SUPREME COURT. - FRIDAY", Empire (25 August 1866), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60598803 

HERMANN V. DESSAUR AND ANOTHER. This was an action for the recovery of £300, money lent, and £11 6s. interest. The plaintiff was a music teacher, and the defendants had been in business in Sydney, ostensibly as merchants. The money was lent in April last, and was to have been returned in June with interest at 15 per cent.; but the defendants did not pay back the money, and hence the present action, since the commencement of the suit the defendants had absconded, to California. The jury found a verdict for the plaintiff for the amount claimed, and his Honor [Alfred Stephen] granted immediate execution, as it was stated that the defendants had left some property behind them. Mr. Windeyer appeared for the plaintiff.

"INSOLVENCY COURT", Empire (13 September 1866), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60599628

"INSOLVENT COURT", Empire (28 September 1866), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60600334

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (6 April 1881), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13476230




HERRGSTON, James (HIRRGSTON)

Bandsman (band of the 40th Regiment)

Active Melbourne, VIC, 1859

See also Band of the 40th Regiment (second tour)


Documentation:

"CORONER'S INQUESTS", The Age (29 November 1859), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article154878898 

... James Herrgston, sworn: I am in the band of the 40th Regiment. I was passing up Elizabeth street on Friday night last, between nine and ten o'clock with several of our band. I saw deceased lying upon the pavement ...

"FATAL ACCIDENT, THROUGH INTEMPERANCE", The Argus (29 November 1859), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5692625 

... James Hirrgston, one of the band of the 40th, corroborated the previous evidence ...




HERSEE, Rose (Madame Rose HERSÉE)

Soprano vocalist

Born England, 13 December 1845
Arrived Melbourne, March 1879
Departed Melbourne, 11 February 1881 (per Sobraon)
Died England, 26 November 1924

http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?q="Rose+Hersee" (TROVE search)

Rose Hersee, 1879

Image: Melbourne, April 1879: (page 9) http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60623208 


Documentation:

"AN AUSTRALIAN'S OPINION", The Australasian (1 November 1873), 19

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article137583474

[London] ... Rose Hersee is now in this country, and liberal offers are, it is said, being made to her to take a trip to Melbourne. She pas just engaged with Madame Parepa Rosa till some time after Christmas, when she may probably accept a generous offer made her forces to join Mr. Lyster's forces in Melbourne . . .

"VICTORIA", The Sydney Morning Herald (6 January 1879), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13427275

A portion of Lyster's opera troupe leave London by the Lusitania. Mdlle. Rose Hersee comes by the Chimborazo.

[News], The Argus (17 March 1879), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5936020

"THE OPERA. MADAME ROSE HERSEE", The Argus (19 March 1879), 7

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5936315

"THE OPERA", The Argus (24 March 1879), 7

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5936913

LA SONNAMBULA. To record the commencement of a new season of opera under the experienced management of Mr. W. S. Lyster has always been with us an agreeable task. Opera in Melbourne has become such an institution that its periodical recurrence has always been treated as a notable event, and on no previous occasion has public curiosity been excited to a higher degree than it was at the opera-house on Saturday night ... Concerning the new prima donna leggiera we can speak at once in terms of satisfaction. It is always gratifying to find a gifted artist who come to us using the language which we all understand as the medium for conveying the author's meaning from the lyric stage. It is true that we might have very much better English versions of the words of Bellini's, and indeed most other Italian operas of the same date than are in existence at the present time, but for the general audience even the stilted and cumbrous verbiage employed by the English adaptor is better than the original text, which, mellifluously vocable though it may be, is an unknown tongue to about ninety-nine out of every hundred people who listen to it in a Melbourne theatre. Madame Rose Hersee is petite in figure, and has a very pleasing face. She has that appearance about her which gives assurance of intelligence, and as soon as she speaks or sings or moves that assurance is confirmed in such a manner aa to put the audience at their ease with respect to all that may follow after. Her voice is a soprano of great sweetness, but not unusual power. It is of good but not extraordinarily high compass. It is characterised throughout by a perceptible vibrato, and in its lower tones it is rich and round and has in it a most touching quality of unforced sympathy. That she should have chosen a part like that of Amina wherein to make her first acquaintance with a strange audience is enough to show that she paid them the compliment of supposing them to be both experienced and critical. It ia a great part to play, and none but the well trained and musically enlightened can hope for any success in the performance of it. We have now to note that she came through the ordeal with the full approval of the whole audience, and even something more than that, in the evidently friendly feeling which she had managed to establish on a first acquaintance. The applause which greeted the end of her first cavatina, "0 love for me thy power," was such as to assure her position from that moment, and when, at the end of the first act she was summoned before the curtain, she must have felt that she had made a success. The good culture and flexibility of her voice were displayed with fine artistic effect in the chromatic shakes and runs which abound in the cabaletta passage in the first act, commencing "When this heart its joy revealing," and the piquancy and charming naturalness of her acting were made fully apparent in the parting scene with Elvino with which the first act closes. The good qualities thus displayed in the first act were made amply manifest throughout the progress of the work. The scene in the bed chamber, wherein the poor little sleepwalker finds herself spurned by her lover and suspected by her friends, was full of pathos, and was well sung and played throughout, and followed by another hearty recall at the end of the act. The whole scene in the third act onward from the sad and melodious air, "Scarcely could I believe thee," fixed the hushed attention of the whole house and rewarded it with a genial display of warm hearted acting and singing, inspired by the true sentiment of the scene. The final passage, "Do not mingle," was brilliantly sung and served to introduce some staccato graces of vocalisation with very pretty effect. Both Madame Hersee and the audience have every reason to be pleased with the result of her first appearance in Melbourne . . .

"THE OPERA", The Australasian (29 March 1879), 19

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article143006331

[Illustrations], The Australasian Sketcher with Pen and Pencil (12 April 1879), 9

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60623208

"MRS. HOWITZ'S FAREWELL CONCERT", The Argus (7 February 1881), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5974286

"The Theatres", The Australian Sketcher (26 February 1881), 74

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60622356


Bibliography and resources:

"Rose Hersee", Wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rose_Hersee


Associations:

? teacher of Isabel Staff (Mrs. Horwitz)




HERTS, Mr. (? HERTZ)

Double bass player (New Queen's Theatre)

Active Adelaide, 1848


Documentation:

[Advertisement], South Australian (6 October 1848), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article71612600




HERTZ, Mr.

Violinist

Active Sydney, September 1859; ? Melbourne, 1868


Summary:

One or perhaps two theatre band violinists. At the Prince of Wales theatre in Sydney in September 1859, a Mr. Hertz took over as leader allowing Charles Eigenschenck to conduct. A Mr. Hertz was playing second violin under Thomas Zeplin at the Princess Theatre, Melbourne, in December 1868. The latter is not to be confused with Julius Herz.


Documentation:

"PRINCE OF WALES THEATRE", Empire (5 September 1859), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60402740

[Advertisement], The Argus (16 December 1868), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5834837




HERWYN, Henry

Violinist, composer


HERWYN, Madame

Pianist

Arrived Sydney, by February 1854
Departed Sydney, October 1855


Query: A Henry HERWYN married Julia MARTEL, at St. James's, Westminster, London, on 3 February 1840


Summary:

The only early notice of Herwyn I have yet found in the Parisian press (April 1853) also mentions, though without connection, the curious English family of musicians, the Binfields, perhaps children of Richard Binfield, past rival of the Charles Packers, senior and junior, in Reading. Then, in London in October 1853, The Musical World reported: "M. Herwin, a violinist of repute from Paris, has arrived in London, en route to Australia". On their arrival in Sydney in February 1854, the Herald printed in translation an extensive review by Pier-Angelo Fiorentino from the journal Le constitutionnel. They also toured to Hobart, Launceston, Melbourne, and Geelong. On their departure from Sydney in October 1855, they sold off a Pleyel grand piano, "just imported by Mons. Herwyn, acknowledged by competent judges to be the finest piano that has ever reached the colony." In 1859, previous to his returning temporarily to Paris, the French consul Louis Sentis sold "two fine toned cottage pianofortes, made to order in Paris, under the superintendence of Madame Herwyn, the celebrated pianist".


Documentation:

"THÉATRES. LES CONCERTS DE LA SEMAINE-SAINTE", L'Athenaeum français (2 April 1853), 322

http://books.google.com.au/books?id=5G-W6onQhFoC&pg=PA322

"Miscellaneous", The Musical World (15 October 1853), 664

http://books.google.com.au/books?id=sJQPAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA664

"MUSICAL", The Sydney Morning Herald (11 February 1854), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12958460

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (27 February 1854), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12958567

"M. AND MADAME HERWYN", The Sydney Morning Herald (28 February 1854), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12959555

"M. AND MADAME HERWYN'S SOIREE MUSICALE", The Sydney Morning Herald (1 March 1854), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12955778

On no former occasion have we had to record more complete success than was achieved last night by these talented artists. Rumour had spoken highly of them, but the expectations which had been raised were fully realised, and the élite of Sydney present at the soiree last evening pronounced it the greatest musical treat that had been afforded in Sydney. Madame Herwyn's brilliant and expressive playing-her perfect command of her instrument-her line and delicate perception of the lights and shades of every passage, and her free and correct execution of the most difficult and complicated combination of modern piano music, called forth repeated expressions of admiration. ... Of her husband we need only speak as of a violinist de premiere force; we should say that the peculiarity of his playing consists in the extreme softness of his touch; but again, in the Malbrouk (which was unanimously called for at the close) he displayed a vigour and nerve in the tours de force which quite equalled, if it did not surpass, the more subdued and expressive passages. We feel that in speaking thus in high praise of both these pleasing artists, we are but echoing the sentiments of every person present ...

"M. AND MADAME HERWYN'S SOIREE MUSICALE", Empire (8 March 1854), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60149955

"MUSICAL SOIREE", Illustrated Sydney News (25 March 1854), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article63614122

The novelty of the evening was M. Hervyn's [sic] performance on an instrument which he denominates a monocorde, but which, to our uninstructed vision, was simply a violin with one string. On this instrument M. Hervyn played the Aria "Robert, toi que j'aime" with great effect, and elicited well deserved applause. 

"M. HERWYN'S GRAND CONCERT", The Courier (6 October 1854), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2240661

"THE HERWYN'S CONCERT", Colonial Times (7 October 1854), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8777603

"THE HERWYN'S CONCERT", Launceston Examiner (18 November 1854), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36290656

[Advertisement], The Argus (7 December 1854), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4801396

[Advertisement], The Argus (8 January 1855), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4802775

"THE CONCERT AT THE THEATRE", Geelong Advertiser (15 January 1855), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article91860727

[Advertisement], The Argus (12 February 1855), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4804293

"M. AND MADAME HERWYN", Geelong Advertiser (28 February 1855), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article91860037

These accomplished musicians, we are happy to announce, have permanently established themselves in Geelong, as teachers of music ...

"CONCERT", The Sydney Morning Herald (8 October 1855), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12974623

The farewell concert of Monsieur and Madame Herwyn is advertised to take place to-night, at the Concert Hall, Royal Hotel, and will be under the patronage of the Governor General and Lady Denison. The sojourn of this accomplished lady and gentleman amongst us has been prolonged to a considerable extent, and though not often popularly before the public, we believe their musical réunions, private and public, have done much to improve and correct musical education in the colony. It is difficult to say that either Madame or Monsieur Herwyn are musicians for the multitude, but that they have great Artistic skill, toned and disciplined by the purest appreciation of the art itself, none whose judgment is worth having will dispute ...

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (10 October 1855), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12977248

[News], Neue Wiener Musik-Zeitung (8 January 1857), 8

http://books.google.com.au/books?id=1BJDAAAAcAAJ&pg=PA8

Henry Herwyn, der vor nicht langer Seit aus Australien zurückgekehrt ist, wo er nach der gefohrt und abentevervollsten Ueberfahrt die größten Triumfe feierte, gab ein Konzert im Salon Herz. Man war von seinem kühnen, feurigen und gefühlvollen Vortrage auf der Violine entzückt; besonders erregten burleske Variazionen über das Lied von Marlborough Sensazion. Lacombe unterstützte ihn mit Vorträgen auf dem Pianoforte.

"AUDITIONS MUSICALES", Gazette musicale de Paris 25 (3 January 1858), 5

http://books.google.com.au/books?id=aCEuv9i0sS8C&pg=PA5

M. Henry Herwyn, Anglais par le nom, mais qui est un de nos bons violonistes français, M. Henry Herwyn, après avoir visité l'Australie, Botany-Bay, est revenu à Paris.

"AUDITIONS MUSICALES", Gazette musicale de Paris 25 (7 March 1858), 74

http://books.google.com.au/books?id=2e4sAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA74

"CONCERTS ET AUDITIONS MUSICALES", Gazette musicale de Paris 25 (4 April 1858), 111

http://books.google.com.au/books?id=2e4sAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA111

"AUDITIONS MUSICALES", Gazette musicale de Paris 25 (2 May 1858), 146

http://books.google.com.au/books?id=2e4sAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA146

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (4 February 1859), 7

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13021430

"HERWYN", The Musical World (23 July 1864), 474

http://books.google.com.au/books?id=mgoVAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA474

M. Henry Herwyn, a French violinist of the highest order, now on a short visit to England, and who first made himself known in this country by playing several charming pieces of his own composition at the charitable fete given at the South Kensington Museum, presided over by Her Royal Highness the Princess of Wales, has since been electrifying the musical world in several private concerts. His tone and mechanism of touch are marvellous, whilst the varieties of his expression are full of touching sympathy and exquisite sentiment. If ever M. Herwyn should appear in public, we predict for him an exalted position that must lead to a brilliant and well-merited celebrity.


Musical works (Henry Herwyn):

Grand fantasia for violin (with variations and finale for one string only, in which the favorite airs of God save the Queen, Ye Banks and Braes, and Patrick's Day)

[Advertisement], Colonial Times (5 October 1854), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8777556

Hommage à Paganini ("Variations burlesques for Violin", on "Milbrook" or Marlborough")

The Courier (13 October 1854), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2240897

[Advertisement], The Argus (12 December 1854), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4801634

Grand fantasia, on themes from Donizetti's opera La favorite

"Monsieur and Madame Herwyn's Concert", The Courier (8 November 1854), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2238890




HERZ, Julius

Conductor, pianist, composer

Born Mecklenburg-Schwerin, 13 March 1841
Arrived Melbourne, 1866
Died Sandringham, Melbourne, 23 August 1898, aged 57


Summary:

Julius Herz, "Professor of Music from the Conservatoire of Berlin", was on the staff of Schott's Victorian Academy of Music in April 1866. Two of his compositions were published by Charles Troedel in Melbourne in December, The mill (impromptu for pianoforte), and the Byron song When we two are parted, which had been composed for and premiered by Miss Liddle in July. Herz conducted the first Australian performance of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony on 27 December 1882. His Silver chimes (Morceau Caractéristique) appeared in The Illustrated Australian News and Musical Times (1 August 1889), 12-13.


Documentation:

[Advertisement], The Argus (7 April 1866), 7

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5765651

[News], The Argus (3 July 1866), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5766818

"NEW MUSIC", The Argus (20 December 1866), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article41022367

[News], The Argus (5 April 1867), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5763634

"THE MELBOURNE MUSIC FESTIVAL", The Argus (28 December 1882), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article11563707

"MR. JULIUS HERZ", Illustrated Australian News and Musical Times (1 August 1889), 9

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60621579

"DEATHS", The Argus (24 August 1898), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article9848296

"OBITUARY", Launceston Examiner (24 August 1898), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article39775704

"DEATH OF MR. J. HERTZ", The Advertiser (24 August 1898), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article29416390

[News], The Brisbane Courier (24 August 1898), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article3677542




HERZ, Richard

Pianist, violinist, composer

Active Sydney, 1859-60; Melbourne and Ballarat, 1864


Summary:

Herz was based in Auckland, New Zealand from 1856 to 1858. A concert he gave there in August 1857 included two of his own compositions for cornet and piano, Advance New Zealand (Parade March) and The Darkies' Quadrille. Herz was playing and teaching in Sydney in 1859 early 1860, but was back in New Zealand by mid year and until 1863. He was in Victoria in 1864. On his first appearance in Ballarat in 1864, he was advertised as "The brilliant Pianist, nephew of the great Pianist, Henri Herz". Three of his compositions appeared in The Illustrated Melbourne Post, Riflemen's joy ("quick step composed for The Illustrated Post by Richard Herz"), Christmas quadrille (24 December 1864), and The Victoria galop (25 November 1865).


Documentation:

[Advertisement], Daily Southern Cross (21 October 1856), 1

https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/DSC18561021.2.2.4

[Advertisement], Daily Southern Cross (18 August 1857), 3

https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/DSC18570818.2.12

[Advertisement], Daily Southern Cross (26 February 1858), 1

https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/DSC18580226.2.2.4

[Advertisement], Empire (26 May 1859), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60399309

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (2 July 1859), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13027075

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (14 January 1860), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13035484

[Advertisement], Daily Southern Cross (4 September 1860), 2

https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/DSC18600904.2.12.4

[Advertisement], Southland Times (30 November 1863), 3

https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/ST18631130.2.17.4

[Advertisement], The Star (9 April 1864), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66344064

[Advertisement], The Argus (27 June 1864), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5750035




HESTER, John

Musician, convict

Active NSW, 1832


Documentation:

[Convict notices], New South Wales Government Gazette (3 October 1832), 325

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article230389114 

Hester John, No. 31-1426, Exmouth, 34, Musician and Labourer, Newbury, 5 feet 8, grey eyes, brown to grey hair, sallow comp. mermaid on right arm, woman on left, from No. 2 Iron Gang. 2d time of running.

[Convict notices], New South Wales Government Gazette (27 March 1833), 111

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article230389928 

Hester John, 33, Exmouth, No. 31-1426, Musician, Newbury, 5 feet 8, brown to grey bair, grey eyes, sallow comp. mermaid on right arm, man and woman on left, from No. 2 Stockade, Cox's River, in irons, from Hospital.




HESTER, Mildred Vyner

Pianist (pupil of Kowalski)

Active Sydney, by 1887
Died Gordon, QLD, 19 September 1942


Documentation:

"MISS MILDRED HESTER'S DEBUT", The Sydney Morning Herald (7 October 1887), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13649156

"M. Henri Kowalski", Australian Town and Country Journal (23 November 1895), 25

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article71222558

"Marriages", The Sydney Morning Herald (19 December 1896), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article14080445

"DEATHS", The Courier-Mail (24 September 1942), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article50119132




HETZER, Thekla (Madame HETZER; Mrs. William HETZER)

Pianist, piano teacher

Arrived Sydney, NSW, 3 February 1850 (per Balmoral, from the Downs, 19 October 1849)
Departed Sydney, 1867

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

http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-1484087 (NLA persistent identifier)


Summary:

Wife of the photographer William Hetzer, and "pupil of one of the first masters in German", she first advertised as a teacher in October 1850, and first appeared public at Francesca Allen's concert in December. Thereafter, childbearing appears to have curtailed her public musical activities. Her husband was secretary of the German Club responsible for the organisation of the concert in aid of Leichhardt's mother in 1854. William died in Frankfurt-am-Main in 1891, aged 69.


Documentation:

"SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE", The Sydney Morning Herald (4 February 1850), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12915444

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (4 March 1850), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12916164

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (12 October 1850), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12921697

"MADAME ALLEN'S CONCERT", The Sydney Morning Herald (23 December 1850), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12923560

[Advertisement], Empire (4 March 1854), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60149831

Bericht die Senckenbergische Naturforschende Gesellschaft in Frankfurt am Main (1899), viii, xxix

https://archive.org/stream/berichtberdiese00unkngoog#page/n17/mode/2up/search/Hetzer 

https://archive.org/stream/berichtberdiese00unkngoog#page/n37/mode/2up/search/Hetzer 

"DEATHS", The Sydney Morning Herald (29 September 1891), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13840567


Bibliography and resources:

http://www.daao.org.au/bio/thekla-hetzer

http://www.daao.org.au/bio/william-hetzer

http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-502757 




HEUZENROEDER, Mauritz (Moritz)

Professor of Music, pianist, teacher of pianoforte and singing, composer

Born Otterberg, Germany, 15 July 1849
Active South Australia, by 1869
Died Angaston, SA, 9 November 1897, aged 48

http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-680058 (NLA persistent identifier)


HEUZENROEDER, Theodore F. (Ted; Teddy)

Violinist, teacher of music

Born ? SA, c.1873
Died Gawler, SA, 30 March 1953, aged 80


HEUZENROEDER, Tilla

Vocalist

Active Tanunda, by 1897,
Died Antwerp, Belgium, 8 September 1906


THIS ENTRY IS A STUB


Summary:

This is my preliminary attempt at resolving some inconsistencies in MH's biography as given in other sources. There was at least one earlier Moritz Heuzenroeder in SA (died 1864). An M. Heunzenroeder performed at Tanunda in September 1869. According to Elizabeth Wood (Heuzenroeder, New Grove) MH was in Adelaide by 1865, returned to Stuttgart, and settled permanently in Australia in 1872. However he in fact returned in mid 1877 (see below). Heuzenroeder (? MH) was performing publicly in SA in 1871. A Miss Tilla Heuzenroeder, a vocalist, at Tanunda in April 1897 was MH's niece (she was the second daughter of MH's brother, Theodore Heuzenroeder, d.1893), and the violinist Theodore Heuzenroeder (? jun.) also played under MH (a nephew, or cousin?).



Documentation:

"ALEXANDER VON HUMBOLDT", South Australian Register (22 September 1869), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article41393363

The rest of the evening was passed by instrumental and vocal performances by Mademoiselle J. Sobels, Miss T, Fischer. Mr. G. Fischer, Mr. M. Heuzenroeder, and the Tanunda Quartette Verein.

[Advertisement], South Australian Register (24 December 1872), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article39269734

"TOWN HALL ORGAN OPENING CONCERTS", South Australian Register (26 September 1877), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article40786687

We are informed that M. Heuzenroeder has been engaged to assist at these concerts. M. Heuzenroeder has been studying as pianist at Stuttgart under Dr. Sebert for the last three or four years. He is a member of the Stuttgart Conservatory, and returned to South Australia by the mail with the intention of settling here.

"THE LATE MR. T. HEUZENROEDER", South Australian Chronicle (4 November 1893), 12

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article92798351

"TANUNDA", The Advertiser (6 April 1897), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article35074995

TANUNDA, April 2. - The Tanunda Orchestral Society, under the conductorship of Herr Heuzenroeder, gave a concert here last night (Thursday) to a small house. The concert being the best that has been given here for a long time it deserved a better attendance. The orchestra hare recently, under the able conductorship of Herr Heuzenroeder, made marked improvement. He was repaid for his gratuitous services by the evident success of his tuition. Herr Heuzenroeder has regained his health and strength of his hand after the injury sustained some time since.

"DEATH OF MR. M. HEUZENROEDER", The Advertiser (10 November 1897), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article35096547

The news of the sudden death of Mr. Heuzenroeder was received in the city with profound regret. He was known best in the musical world, and he was a great favourite with all with whom he came in contact. Some years ago Mr. Heuzenroeder carried on business in Gawler as a jeweller, and his intense love for everything musical induced him to save sufficient money to take a trip to Stuttgart, Germany, in order that he might further pursue his studies in music and voice-production. He returned to South Australia after having gained the highest honors from some of the leading musicians in Germany. Overtures were made to him to practice his profession at Stuttgart, but he preferred to return to his adopted home. Ultimately he settled down in Adelaide and began to practise as a teacher of music. In Germany he paid close attention to voice production, and studied under some very eminent professors of the art, and upon his return he took a prominent position in the ranks of singing masters in the colony. The deceased gentleman was the first conductor of the Adelaide Harmonic Society, which produced two operettas of his composition. The first of them was entitled Faust and Gretchen, the libretto being translated from the German, and the work was received with such warmth by the music-loving public that it was followed by another opera from his pen. The music was extremely pretty, and the press criticisms were favourable. In 1893, in collaboration with Mr. H. C. Evans, of Quiz, he produced the Australian opera Immomeena, which was performed for the first time in the Theatre Royal, Adelaide, with great success on October 6, 1893. He also wrote music for a number of songs, some of which have enjoyed a large sale, while others, although they have not been published, have been sung on the concert platform from time to time. Perhaps the most popular was Australia, the words of which were composed by the late Mr. C. C. Presgrave; but Thou art my queen was equally popular for a long time ...

"DEATHS", The Advertiser (10 November 1897), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article35096575

"DEATHS", The Advertiser (1 November 1906), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5110311

"Out among the People. Veteran Violinist", Chronicle (17 March 1938), 70

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article92472239

"Musician Passes On", Bunyip (2 April 1953), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article96900952


Bibliography and resources:

Hooper Brewster-Jones: "South Australian pioneers and problems; South Australia's musical history", Australian Musical News 27/3 (1 October1936), 1-3, 28-33

http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/33545435

Elizabeth Wood, "Moritz Heuzenroeder - a musical pioneer", LiNQ (Literature in North Queensland) 3/1 (1974), 4-8 




HEWETT, Mr.

Trombone player (New Queen's Theatre)

Active Adelaide, 1848


Documentation:

[Advertisement], South Australian (29 February 1848), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article71610635

[Advertisement], South Australian (6 October 1848), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article71612600




HEWITT, Thomas

Bandsman (Band of the 48th Regiment), clarionet (clarinet) player, "fifer, trombone player, fiddler, trumpeter, and hautboy player"

Married Mary Ann Wellington, Gibraltar, 15 December 1805
Arrived Sydney, NSW, 3 August 1817 (per Matilda, from Cork)
Departed NSW, ? 1822 (unknown vessel, for Gravesend England, where he applied for discharge, July 1822)
Died ? 1844

See also Band of the 48th Regiment

Mary Ann Wellington Hewitt, c.1845

Image: Portrait of Mary Ann Wellington Hewitt, ? c. 1845, by Anthony Sandys; Northampton Museums and Art Gallery

http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/paintings/mary-anne-wellington-b-1789-49983 


Summary:

In 1846, Cobbold described how he came about publishing what he described as:

Another Narrative of Female Adventure ... In August last, the Deputy Mayor of Norwich invited the attention of the Reverend Author to the peculiar circumstances in the History of Mary Ann Wellington, who was the daughter of John Wellington, one of the artillery-men at the famous siege of Gibraltar. She married a soldier in the gallant 48th, and accompanied him through all the Peninsular campaigns. Her fortitude in the hour of danger, and her attention to the wounded, were witnessed by many officers still living, who were also aware of the extraordinary adventures in which she distinguished herself. Her husband died in 1844. The widow has since fallen into distress. She is greatly respected by all who know her in the city of Norwich, where she still resides ...

Mary's extraordinary account of her life as wife of a soldier-bandsman appears mostly to have been reliably repeated by Cobbold. It includes a detailed chronicle of the voyage out to NSW on the convict transport Matilda, of life in Sydney, and of the Hewitt's special social and musical association with the governor's wife, Elizabeth Macquarie: "Frequently was he sent for, to accompany that lady in the best concerto music which could be procured, and in her fashionable and crowded drawing-room this brave man was treated with the respect due to his talents and his demeanour". As a mature and long-serving clarinettist, Hewitt was probably the next most senior player to the master of the band, William Blizzard (under band-sergeant Reid). It was probably also due to his seniority that he was marked for early discharge in 1822, he and his wife opting to return to England while the remainder of the band and regiment stayed on until 1824.


Documentation:

"GOVERNMENT AND GENERAL ORDERS. Monday. 4 August", The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (9 August 1817), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2177394

"Ship News", The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (9 August 1817), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2177393

"Sydney", The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (12 September 1818), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2178194

A few evenings ago a Concert was given by His Honor Lieutenant Governor ERSKINE to a numerous Party of Ladies and Gentlemen, which was succeeded by a splendid Ball. His EXCELLENCY the GOVERNOR, and Mrs. MACQUARIE, participated in the elegancies of the festival, as did likewise all the principal Officers, Ladies, and Gentlemen in Sydney and its vicinities; the company being in number 80 persons. At about eleven a cold collation was served up in a style of peculiar delicacy. The full Band of the 48th attended upon the amusements of the evening; and several singers, who were introduced in masquerade, added not a little to its harmonies. At the end of the collation dancing resumed; and the sprightly partie did not separate until 3 or 4 in the morning, each Lady and Gentlemen taking leave of their worthy HOST, and returning their acknowledgments for the kindness of his entertainment.

[News], The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (4 December 1819), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2179117

On Thursday last, the 2d inst. a fete champetre was given by Captain PIPER at Elizabeth Henrietta Point . . . The day proved favourable; and the scene of boats in the water, accompanied by the Band of the 48th Regiment, had a delightful effect. About one hundred Ladies and Gentlemen sat down to dinner; after which, the "merry dance" commenced, which was kept up with great spirit.

Richard Cobbold, Mary Anne Wellington: the soldier's daughter, wife and widow (London: H. Colburn, 1846), 3 vols

http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/6828092

vol. 1 http://www.archive.org/details/maryannewellingt01cobbuoft

... if there was one man in the 48th more miserable looking than another, it was myself (71) . . . My name is Thomas Hewitt, my native place is Hingham, in Norfolk (73) . . . I hear you have got a deserter, one Thomas Hewitt, clarionet player in my band! I was told your girl had run away with him, and carried off the man in the regimental drum-case (77) . . . "Upon my word", cried Dan, "betrothed! betrothed before me, Dan Long, drum-major of his Majesty's gallant 48th. Well, now I will make short work of it: I publish the banns of marriage between Thomas Hewitt, fifer, trombone player, fiddler, trumpeter, and hautboy player, or player of any kind, and Mary Anne Wellington, maid of the Rock of Gibraltar (146) . . .

vol. 2 http://www.archive.org/details/maryannewellingt02cobbuoft

vol. 3 http://www.archive.org/details/maryannewellingt03cobbuoft

... Her husband's musical abilities brought him into notice, and he enjoyed his stay in Ireland equally with his wife. But the 48th were ordered to New South Wales, to relieve the 47th, then in barracks at Sydney (28) . . . The regiment was ordered on board. Colonel James Erskine, the commanding officer, was a man well adapted to keep all his junior officers and soldiers in good heart, through a long and tedious voyage. Remarkable for an intelligent mind and for literary pursuits, he encouraged in all beneath him the cultivation of letters, which tended greatly to lighten the burden of confinement on board. His society was always to be desired, and was always enjoyed by those who felt his superior attainments (33) . . . Two hundred privates on board, besides the band and officers, women and children, and the crew of the ship, formed a great society assembled in a small compass (34) . . . "I told you I thought you would have no convicts to superintend and keep to work. I am sure Governor Macquarrie is very kind and condescending to us; his lady, too, is a warm friend to the soldier's wife." Thomas Hewitt was, in truth, made much of. He was so diligent in his application to the study and practice of his clarionet, that it obtained him frequent introductions into the most polite circles in Sydney, where music was much cherished by the Governor's lady, who was very partial to this elegant accomplishment. Frequently was he sent for, to accompany that lady in the best concerto music which could be procured, and in her fashionable and crowded drawing-room this brave man was treated with the respect due to his talents and his demeanour (57) . . . He had children before he left Sydney. In 1817, his wife had a still-born child, and was very kindly treated by many ladies in Sydney, to whom her history was well known. In 1818, was born Absalom, the sixth son of our heroine. He grew up a fine, active boy, in the barracks at Sydney; and, with his elder brother Edward, attracted the notice of officers and men of the 48th. In the year 1821, Thomas was born; so that our heroine had to contend with all the troubles of an increasing family; still, she wanted nothing. Cares she had; but she was active, her husband fortunate; all things went on well with her, during the whole period of her stay at Sydney (58) . . . Hewitt, in 1827, was engaged to play the third clarionet at the Norwich Festival, and here he was first introduced to Professor Edward Taylor, who was so pleased with his modest deportment and scientific industry in the cultivation of music, that he made him a handsome present of a bassoon and other instruments, which his widow still keeps as a memorial of the Professor's kindness (94) . . .


Bibliography and resources:

D. J. [Note on the Saracen's Head], Notes and queries (14 August 1909), 132

http://nq.oxfordjournals.org/content/s10-XII/294/132-e

I have met the name of one real person who made use of the old "Saracen's Head" near St. Sepulchre's. This was the humble, but remarkable soldier's daughter and wife Many Anne Wellington, whose adventurous career was written by the Rev. R. Cobbold. She was the daughter of George Wellington, a private in the Royal Artillery at Gibraltar, where she was born in 1789. She there married Thomas Hewitt of Hingham (son, it is said, of a Norfolk squire), who was in the band of the 48th Regiment. In 1808, being ordered to Lisbon to take part in the war against France, Hewitt sent his wife to Portsmouth. Passing through London, on the way to her mother-in-law's in Colchester, she stayed at "The Saracen's Head" (p. 73). She afterwards returned to Portugal, and with her husband passed through many adventures during the Peninsular War, behaving with courage and ability in all. She died a widow, and aged, at Norwich.

Russell Gurney, History of the Northamptonshire regiment 1742-1934 (Aldershot: Gale & Polden, 1935)

http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/15840258 [esp. 100-110, 188, 243]

Clem Sargent, The colonial garrison 1817-1824: the 48th Foot, the Northhamptonshire Regiment in the colony of New South Wales (Canberra: TCS Publications, 1996) http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/21422253

Clem Sargent, "The British Garrison in Australia 1788--841--Part 3: Bands of the Garrison Regiments", The Free Library (1 December 1999)

http://www.thefreelibrary.com/The British Garrison in Australia 1788--841--Part 3: Bands of the...-a077400529 


Other:

Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, object 89/1502 is a Regimental Medal of the 48th (Northamptonshire) Foot, awarded to Thomas Hewit, silver, for service in the Peninsular campaign; issued NSW, 1819

http://www.powerhousemuseum.com/collection/database/?irn=92667

http://from.ph/92667


Associations:

Band of the 12th Regiment




HEWLINS, George

Bandmaster (Hobart Town Band; Hewlins' Band), theatre manager, dyer

Arrived Hobart Town, VDL (TAS), 1834


Documentation:

"TRADE AND SHIPPING", The Hobart Town Courier (7 November 1834), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4182652

[Advertisement], Colonial Times (25 July 1851), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8769643

G. HEWLINS'S QUADRILLE BAND. G. HEWLINS, Dyer, of Liverpool-street, has succeeded in organizing a most efficient QUADRILLE BAND, from two instruments to seven, according to the dimensions of the room where the ball takes place. A competent Pianist can be also obtained where required. The newest music introduced.

[Advertisement], Colonial Times (18 June 1852), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8771588

"KANGAROO POINT. THIRD ANNUAL REGATTA", Colonial Times (14 December 1854), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8778408

[Advertisement], The Hobart Town Daily Mercury (8 June 1858), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article3248633

QUADRILLE BAND. GEORGE HEWLINS ... his Quadrille Band, Composed of either Brass or Stringed Instruments, are ready at the shortest notice to attend Balls, Wedding Parties, Ploughing Matches, Pic-nics, and Water Parties, &c., on reasonable terms.

"SHIPPING NEWS", The Courier (3 February 1859), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2466628

"TASMANIAN POULTRY SOCIETY", The Hobart Town Daily Mercury (29 July 1859), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article3256704




HEWSON, George

Bell-ringer (Trinity Church, Launceston)

Active Launceston, 1844


Documentation:

"SUPREME COURT", Launceston Examiner (9 October 1844), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36238076

"CRIMINAL SITTINGS", Launceston Examiner (12 October 1844), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article84769653




HEYDECKE, Theodor W. (Theodore HEYDECKE; Herr HEYDECKE)

Clarinettist, bandmaster, composer

Active Adelaide, SA, by 1857
Died Melbourne, VIC, 29 January 1867, aged 35


HEYDECKE, Fritz

Clarinettist, cornet and cornopean player

Active Adelaide, SA, by 1861
Drowned St Vincent's Gulf, SA, 23-28 June 1872 (body not recovered)


Documentation:

[Advertisement], South Australian Register (18 September 1857), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article49206084

"ADELAIDE CHORAL SOCIETY", South Australian Register (1 April 1858), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article49772497

[Advertisement], The South Australian Advertiser (10 October 1861), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article878470

"THE LATE HERR LINGER", South Australian Register (18 February 1862), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article40469572

[News], The South Australian Advertiser (24 February 1863), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31820485

"ADELAIDE REGIMENTAL BAND", South Australian Register (3 December 1863), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article50169478

... The letter concluded by an intimation to the effect that Mr. Heydecke was ready to provide the old set of books, a new set of books for 16 members, and a complete set of marching books for a sum of £12. A calculation was hurriedly gone into, from which it appeared that the total expense to the regiment of purchasing the requisite instruments and books would be nearly £50, and several of those present offered to collect Burns which in the aggregate amountcd to about £40 towards the purchase of those articles.

[Advertisement], South Australian Register (13 August 1866), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article41018722

[Advertisement], South Australian Register (31 January 1867), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article39187269

"DEATH OF HERR T. HEYDECKE", South Australian Register (31 January 1867), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article39187261

"FUNERAL OF THE LATE HERR HEYDECKE", The South Australian Advertiser (13 February 1867), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article28795135

[News], The South Australian Advertiser (27 February 1867), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article28795401

[Advertisement], The South Australian Advertiser (13 December 1867), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article73057221

[Advertisement], South Australian Register (13 December 1867), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article39187939

Auctions. THIS DAY (Friday), December 13, at noon. AT THE SALEROOM. REMOVED FOR CONVENIENCE OF SALE. HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE AND EFFECTS. MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS, MUSIC, &c. BY ORDER OF MRS. HEYDECKE. CHARLES TIDEMANN is instructed by Mrs. T. Heydecke (who is leaving the colony) to sell by auction, as above, at his Saleroom, This Day (Friday), December 13, at noon, without reserve- A Large Quantity of HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, and EFFECTS, Kitchen Utensils, &c, comprising - Horsehair Sofa, Chairs Washstand, Tables, Sewing-Table Bedsteads and Bedding, &c. 1 Sewing-Machine, by Grover & Baker, 1 small Pianoforte AND A Lot of Kitchen Utensils and Requisites. ALSO, 2 French Horns, 1 Violin, a set of Clarionets: AND A Large Lot of Miscellaneous Music and German Books. Without reserve.

"THE FUNERAL OF THE LATE MR. G. LODER", The Mercury (28 July 1868), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8853638

"THE FLOWER SHOW", The South Australian Advertiser (7 December 1870), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article28597348

"THE PHILHARMONIC CONCERT", The South Australian Advertiser (23 September 1871), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article28606952

"LOSS OF A PLEASURE PARTY IN ST. VINCENT'S GULF", South Australian Register (15 July 1872), 7s

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article39267328

"ADELAIDE PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY", South Australian Register (26 August 1872), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article39265115

[Advertisement], The South Australian Advertiser (15 January 1878), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article73066747

"JUDAS MACCABEUS", The Register (21 April 1903), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article56654088

"MR. CAWTHORNE'S REMINISCENCES", The Register (8 June 1912), 7

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article59077324

"AN HISTORIC PLAYHOUSE", The Register (29 January 1914), 9

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article57180715

P. A. Howells. "MUSIC AND MUSICIANS. REMINISCENCES FROM 1868. I", The Register (5 October 1918), 10

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article57542713

"OLD-TIME YACHTING TRAGEDY", The Register (7 July 1922), 11

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article63926104

"BANDMASTER THEODORE W. HEYDECKE", The Register (8 July 1922), 12

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article63928816

"GLENELG DROWNING TRACEGDY OF 1872", The Register (1 May 1926), 7

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article56572477


Some documented compositions:

March of Australia (Heydecke) [February 1860]

Dead march (played at Carl Linger's funeral) [February 1862]

Finnegan's Wake polka (arranged for the pianoforte by George Loder) (Adelaide: G. H. Egremont-Gee, [Ausgut 1866]

Slow march (T. Heydecke] [December 1866]

Waltz, "Rosebud" (Heydecke) [January 1867]

Galop, "Volunteer" (Heydecke) [January 1867]

Waltz, "The cornet" (Heydecke) [January 1867]

March "My angel" (Heydecke) [January 1867]

God bless the prince of Wales (Heydecke) [January 1867]

Parade march (Heydecke) [January 1867]

Posthumous notices:

Dirge composed by the late Theodore Heydecke" [July 1868]

Waltz, "The Adelaide" (Heydecke) [December 1870]

March, "Song of Australia" (Heydecke) [January 1878]




HEYDON, J. K.

Auctioneer, seller of imported music

Active Sydney, NSW, 1843


Documentation:

[Advertisement], Australasian Chronicle (1 June 1843), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31740027

AN INVOICE OF NEW MUSIC, imported direct from the publisher's, com prising the works of all the moat celebrated composers of the present day. Catalogues will be ready for distribution on Wednesday morning, when the music may be seen. In the mean time, the Auctioneer begs to annex the following brief outline: Instruction books for the pianoforte, violin, violon-cello, flute, bassoon, key bugle, trumpet, French horn, accordion, clarionet, and harp, by Bochsa, Jousse, Willman, Kalkbrenner,, and other celebrated masters; Pianoforte music; consisting of brilliant fantasias, rondos, overtures, duets, &c., and s very large selection from the most popular operas Sacred music, comprising the works of Handel, Haydn, Bishop, Loder, and others Concerted music, for the pianoforte, harp, flute, violoncello, &c. Quadrilles, waltzes, mazourkas, cachouchas, galops, contre dances, &c. WITH, A great variety of: songs, ballads, duets, &c. ALSO, A good seraphine. Terms, cash.





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