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A biographical register of Australian colonial musical personnel–M (Ma-Mac/Mc)

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–M (Ma-Mac/Mc)", Australharmony (an online resource toward the history of music and musicians in colonial and early Federation Australia): http://sydney.edu.au/paradisec/australharmony/register-M-1.php; accessed 22 November 2017





- M - (Ma-Mac/Mc)





McADOO, Orpheus (Orpheus Myron McADOO; Orpheus McADOO)

Bass vocalist

Born Greensborough, North Carolina, USA, 1858
Arrived Melbourne, VIC, May 1886 (per R.M.S. Orient)
Died Sydney, NSW, July 1900

Orpheus McAdoo, Melbourne, 1890s

Documentation:

"ARRIVAL OF THE ENGLISH MAIL", The Sydney Morning Herald (13 May 1886), 7

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article28357435

"THE FISK JUBILEE SINGERS", Bendigo Advertiser (20 August 1886), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article88913594

"THE JUBILEE SINGERS", Evening News (13 June 1892), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article112944703

"DEATH OF MR. OPRHEUS McADOO", The Sydney Morning Herald (18 July 1900), 6-7

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article14324828

The death is announced of Mr. Orpheus McAdoo, a member of the original Fisk Jubilee Singers, and leader of the company known as the Georgia Minstrels, at present touring the colonies. The deceased gentleman, it will be remembered, was the principal bass voice in Mr. Loudon's party of Fisk Jubilee Singers who visited these colonies some years ago. When that company separated Mr. McAdoo returned to America and brought out to Australia a party of his own, 35 in number. His company has been most successful. They gave 51 concerts in the Centenary Hall, York-street, besides several in the Y.M.C.A. Hall, and in various country towns in New South Wales. They afterwards visited the several colonies and are at present in Queensland. Mrs. McAdoo was the lady tenor singer of the party. Some 18 months ago Mr. McAdoo contracted a serious illness which necessitated his undergoing an operation. He subsequently visited America and returned to the colonies in apparently improved health. However, seven weeks ago he was again taken ill in Sydney and became an inmate of Nurse Bradley's private hospital at Moore Park. From the first his symptoms were serious, and despite the efforts of his medical advisers he gradually sank. He became unconscious on Monday morning and died yesterday morning. He leaves besides his widow a son 7 years of age, who was born in Sydney. The funeral will take place on Thursday afternoon at Waverley Cemetery.


Bibliography and resources:

Josephine Wright, "Orpheus Myron McAdoo: singer, impresario", The Black Perspective in Music 4/3 (Autumn 1976), 320-327

http://www.jstor.org/stable/1214541

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

"Orpheus McAdoo", Wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orpheus_McAdoo

Yale, USA, University Library, Guide to the Orpheus M. McAdoo and Mattie Allen McAdoo Papers JWJ MSS 60

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/beinecke.mcadoo

http://beinecke.library.yale.edu/about/blogs/african-american-studies-beinecke-library/2010/02/09/orpheus-m-and-mattie-allen-mcadoo





McANDREW, John

Musician (theatrical orchestra), ? convict

? Arrived Sydney, NSW, 15 September 1832 (convict per Eliza (II), from Cork, 10 May 1832)
Active Sydney, NSW, 1837, 1838


Documentation:

W. E. Parry, Port Stephens, letter, 9 October 1833, to Board for the assignment of servants; ed. In the service of the company, vol. 2, letter no. 981

https://press.anu.edu.au/node/249/download 

"POLICE", The Sydney Monitor (13 September 1837), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article32157334 

"POLICE", The Sydney Monitor (13 April 1838), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article32159713

John Andrew, a musician belonging to the orchestra at the theatre, was charged with wilful destruction of property, in the receiving watch-house. Serjeant Price deposed, that the prisoner had been confined for drunkenness. During the night, he made a great uproar, and was removed to a cell. On being taken to the cell, he kicked the door so violently, as to break away part of the iron fastenings. He afterwards called for water, which was taken him in a quart pot. The next morning,the pot was found completely beaten in. Fined 10s., or one month's imprisonment.

[Advertisement], Australasian Chronicle (27 October 1842), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31737679 

"Court of Quarter Sessions", Morning Chronicle (18 February 1846), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31747387 

"DESERTING WIVES AND CHILDREN", The Sydney Morning Herald (19 December 1849), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12914508 

"INSOLVENT COURT", The Sydney Morning Herald (3 May 1850), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12917627 





MACARTHUR, Elizabeth

Amateur pianist

Born Devon, England, 14 August 1766
Arrived Sydney, NSW, 28 June 1790 (per Scarborough)
Died NSW, 9 February 1850

http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-1462085 (NLA persistent identifier)


Summary:

Wife of lieutenant John Macarthur of the New South Wales Corps, Elizabeth Macarthur was the first person to learn to play the piano in Australia. Her instrument was the first, and then only, piano in the colony. George Worgan, surgeon of the Sirius, who had brought it with him on that ship, left it with Mrs. Macarthur when he returned to England in 1791. Since McGuanne in 1901, Mrs. Macarthur has repeatedly shared notice with Worgan in historical summaries of the history of Australian music (for references see Worgan's entry). Some further details appeared in an article in the Herald in 1911:

... There was no teacher of music of any kind in Australia, so she set to work to learn from an old Italian Instruction book which was full of small rondos, overtures, and little tunes ... She sang to her own accompaniment, and had little musical evenings (the first in the colony) ...

But some or all of this is quite possibly spurious, and overlooks her own testimony that Worgan was her teacher. For further updated details, see George Boucher Worgan.

See entry in chronicle:

Worgan's piano (2)

The Macarthurs later acquired another piano at the auction of the deceased estate of Thomas Laycock early in 1810.

See entry in chronicle:

Laycock's piano


Documentation (primary):

Letter to Miss Kingdom, from Elizabeth Macarthur, Sydney, 7 March 1791:

http://archival.sl.nsw.gov.au/Details/archive/110373257 

I shall now introduce another acquaintance, Mr. Worgan, to you, a gentleman I have not hitherto named. He was surgeon to the Syrius, and happened to be left at this place when that ship met with her fate at Norfolk. It is not improbable this Gentleman may himself deliver this letter to you. He is well known to Doctor [illegible]. I assure you in losing him a very considerable branch of our society will be lopped off. I shall now tell you of another resource I had to fill up some of my vacant hours. Our new house is ornamented with a pianoforte of Mr. Worgan's; he kindly means to leave it with me, and now, under his direction, I have begun a new study, but I fear without my master I shall not make any great proficiency. I am told, however, that I have done wonders in being able to play off God Save the King and Foot's Minuet, besides that of reading the notes with great facility. In spite of musick I have not altogether lost sight of my botanical studies ....


Documentation (secondary):

J. P. McGuanne, "The humours and pastimes of early Sydney", The Australian Historical Society Journal and Proceedings1 (1901), 40-42

https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-78594394 

"EARLIEST WOMAN AGRICULTURIST", The Sydney Morning Herald (15 February 1911), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article15213752

Sibella Macarthur Onslow (ed.), Some early records of the Macarthurs of Camden (Sydney: Angus and Robertson, 1914)

http://archive.org/details/someearlyrecords00maca

Transcript of letter quoted above:

http://archive.org/stream/someearlyrecords00maca#page/n49/mode/2up


Bibliography and resources:

Jill Conway, "Macarthur, Elizabeth (1766-1850)", Australian dictionary of biography 2 (1967)

http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/macarthur-elizabeth-2387





McBURNEY, Mona Margaret (Mona McBURNEY)

Pianist, teacher, composer

Born Douglas, Isle of Man, 29 July 1862
Arrived Melbourne, VIC, 1881
Died Melbourne, VIC, 4 December 1932

http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-463374 (NLA persistent identifier)


Summary:

Sister of Samuel McBurney (below), she migrated to Victoria probably early in 1881, and with her family lived at Geelong, where she attended the Ladies College. She matriculated to the University of Melbourne in 1881 and in 1892, after the appointment of the first Ormond professor of music G. W. L. Marshall-Hall, enrolled as a music student.


Documentation:

"OBITUARY. Miss Mona McBurney", The Argus (6 December 1932), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4512611


Bibliography and resources:

Faye E. Patton, "McBurney, Mona Margaret (1862-1932)", Australian dictionary of biography 10 (1986)

http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/mcburney-mona-margaret-7297



McBURNEY, Samuel

Musician, composer, music teacher

Born Glasgow, Scotland, 30 April 1847
Arrived Victoria (1), 1870 (until 1876)
Arrived Victoria (2), 1877 (until 1888-89)
Arrived Victoria (3), 1891
Died Melbourne, VIC, 9 December 1909

http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-589828 (NLA persistent identifier)


THIS ENTRY IS A STUB


Documentation:

"PERSONAL", The Mercury (14 December 1909), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article10002332

The friends of Dr. Samuel McBurney, the well-known musician, will regret (says an exchange) to hear of his death, which occurred in Melbourne on Friday. Dr. McBurney, who was about 60 years of age, took his musical degree at the Dublin University. He was prominently known in Victoria in former years as one of the foremost advocates of the sol-fa system of teaching singing. He was favourably known as a composer of music, and held a prominent position as a teacher of harmony. He was also in considerable request as a judge at musical competitions, and his services in this respect were frequent throughout the State. Apart from music, Dr. McBurney was a man of considerable attainments. He was secretary of the Esperanto Society, and was also very prominent in the interests of the blind and in promoting the Braille system of reading.


Musical works:

The Christmas greeting ("a cantata composed by S. McBurney") ([Melbourne]: Clarkson, Massina, printers, [18?]

http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/25735894 

Victoria ("a school canata composed and dedicated to the singing masters of the Victorian state schools") (Melbourne: Published for the composer by Clarson, Massina & Co., [1875])

http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/19274490 

A sea song (no. 5 of Songs for supper by S. McBurney) (Melbourne: A. & W. Bruce, Tonic Solfa Depot, [c.1886]);

http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/177274409 

Youthful toilers ("an opening ode; words by J.W. Meaden; music by S. McBurney) (Melbourne: Victorian Sunday School Union, 1896)

http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/29615752 


Editions:

Australian progressive songster ... no. 1, for junior classes (Sydney: Angus & Robertson, [?187-])

http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/19242815

The Australian graded songster ... no. 2 for senior classes (Sydney: Angus & Robertson, [?187-])

http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/15087570


Bibliography and resources:

Robin S. Stevens, "McBurney, Samuel (1847-1909)", Australian dictionary of biography 5 (1974)

http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/mcburney-samuel-4064

Gallery of notable Australian musical educators

http://www.australian-music-ed.info/History/McBurney.html


Associations:

Uncle of Annie McBurney: "Musical", Robertson Advocate (16 July 1920), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article120009850





McCARTHY, Georgina

Contralto (mezzo) vocalist, singing teacher


McCARTHY, Maria

Soprano vocalist, singing teacher

Active Melbourne, VIC, by 1859


Summary:

The "Misses McCarthy, pupils of Garcia" made their first appearance in the colony at Eugène Lissignol's concert in March 1859, gave their own "grand concert" under vice-regal patronage in April 1859, and appeared for the Melbourne Philharmonic Society in May. In July Madame Akerman at her Collegiate Institution of Young Ladies in St. Kilda advertised that "The music and singing are taught by the Misses M'Carthy (pupils of Garcia)".


Documentation:

[Advertisement], The Argus (8 March 1859), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5677558

"MR. LISSIGNOL'S CONCERT AT THE EXHIBITION BUILDING", The Argus (11 March 1859), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5677731

The concert was eminently successful; and the Misses Macarthy, who constituted its special feature, may take rank among the most established colonial favorites. Their voices are very pure in quality, and possess remarkable flexibility; their style of singing proves them to have studied in a good school-it is exact, finished, and frequently brilliant; and they preserve the sentiment of the composition by the most tasteful management of their intonation. Miss Macarthy's voice is a soprano of considerable compass, and of more than average power in its upper range; that of her sister, Miss G. Macarthy, is a very delicate contralto, whose lower notes have an extremely firm and pronounced character.

[Advertisement], The Argus (12 April 1859), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5679392

[Advertisement], The Argus (25 April 1859), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5680082

[Advertisement], The Argus (2 July 1859), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5683774

"HANDEL CENTENARY CELEBRATION. FIRST CONCERT", The Argus (10 August 1859), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5685998

"MUSIC AND THE DRAMA", The Sydney Morning Herald (21 September 1860), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13046242

"MUSICAL NOTES", Empire (27 September 1860), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60499020

The Philharmonic Society gave their second concert for the season on Tuesday evening, September 17. The Hall was overcrowded ... The concert is further to be noticed for the debut of the two Misses Macarthy, from London (we believe), via Melbourne; very pleasing duet singers, the oldest, we presume, a high mezzo soprano, rather harsh, but with a very lovely shake; the second - decidedly the best voice - verging to the contralto. But a decision can scarcely be pronounced respecting their powers from their first attempt here, as we believe that one at least was suffering from indisposition. The climate of Sydney is fatal to the voice. The young ladies sang portions of the duets, "Giorno d'orre" (Semiramide), and "Mira o Norma."





MACAULEY, Stewart

Professor of music, pianoforte maker, tuner, repairer

Active Australia, 1860; 1864-68


Documentation:

"MINING INTELLIGENCE. NEW RUSH, INGLEWOOD, March 15", Geelong Advertiser (22 March 1860), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article148789624 

On Saturday night Messrs Henderson and Murray opened their new theatre, called the Pavilion, in Lower Commercial-street, with the celebrated San Francisco Minstrels, amongst whom, in addition to several members of the old troupe, there are Mr. Stewart M'Cauley, the leader of the Christie Minstrels, and Mr. Thomas the celebrated harpist.

[Advertisement], Queanbeyan Age (14 July 1864), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article30634880

MR. S. MACAULEY, Pianoforte Maker, Tuner, and Repairer, from the celebrated manufactory of Chickering, New York and Boston, and late of Elvie and Wilkie, Sydney, begs leave to state that he is on a professional tour, and intends remaining in this town for two days only (Friday and Saturday) for the purpose of tuning and repairing Pianofortes, Harmoniums, Melodians, Concertinas, &c. All orders puinctually attended to. Address - Mr Stewart Macauley, Professor of Music, Torpy's Hotel, Queanbeyan.

"ILLEGAL DETENTION", Bendigo Advertiser (19 February 1868), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article87894146

Stewart Macauley was charged with illegally detaining a tank, cornopean and table of the value of £4, the property of Pietro Bartino ... His Worship said the case was one difficult to decide, but he would order defendant to keep the things mentioned in the bill of sale and to deliver up the cornopean.

? "'NEWS AND NOTES", The Ballarat Star (12 December 1881), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article202597294 

... a musical and literary entertainment will be given in the Alfred Hall on Friday, 16th December, in aid of the widow and six children of the lata Stewart M'Cauley ...





McCORMACK, Jeremiah

Choir singer, vocalist

Active Sydney, NSW, by 1860s
Died Woolloomooloo, NSW, 10 August 1900


Documentation:

"PUBLIC SCHOOL INSPECTORS", The Sydney Morning Herald (18 August 1880), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13466319 

"Death of an Old St. Mary's Choir Singer", Freeman's Journal (11 August 1900), 12

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article111309535

A gentleman who had sung in old St Mary's, who was one of the choir in the Pro cathedral, and who had assisted on many occasions in new St. Mary's, passed away at the close of last week. We refer to the death of Mr. Jeremiah M'Cormack at 9 Crown street, Woolloomooloo, on Friday. The accomplished gentleman had been in bad health for some weeks. The deceased was connected with the Public Education Department for very many years. He gained distinction as a teacher in the Fort-street Model School, and was afterwards promoted to the position of Inspector in the Northern district. In his illness he was attended by the Rev. Father Barry, of the cathedral. His remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery at Petersham on Saturday. His old friend, Mr J. A. Delany, choirmaster and organist of the cathedral, paid the deceased several visits during his last days.





McCORMICK, Peter Dodds ("Amicus")

Songwriter, composer, singing class instructor, choral conductor, precentor, teacher

Born Port Glasgow, Scotland, 1834
Arrived Sydney, NSW, 21 February 1855
Died Waverley, NSW, 30 October 1916


Documentation:

"FIVE DOCK", Empire (16 March 1865), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60567733 

Yesterday evening a well attended vocal and instrumental concert was given in the Five Dock National School by the members of the Five Dock Singing Class, assisted by lady and gentlemen amateurs. Mr. P. McCormick, of the Dobroyde school, under whose short but able tuition the Five Dock Singing Class has been formed and instructed, officiated as conductor, ably assisted by Mrs. Caldwell as accompanyist; this lady also played with great taste some operatic airs on the pianoforte, which were highly appreciated by the audience. We hear that it is contemplated shortly to givo another concert in aid of the Five Dock School-house and Church.

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (27 November 1878), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13422200

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (3 December 1878), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13425686

"NEWS OF THE DAY", The Sydney Morning Herald (5 December 1878), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13425798

SATURDAY last being St. Andrew's Day, the annual concert, principally of Scottish music, was held in the evening at the Protestant Hall, and proved a great success. The hall was filled in every part, and the various vocalists, mostly amateurs, acquitted themselves in an admirable manner, and received several encores. Perhaps the most remarkable items of the programme were the glee "The Red Cross Knight", which was directed by Mr. P. D. McCormick, and sung by the company with great taste. The other piece which demands notice was the new patriotic song entitled "Advance Australia fair", which was sung with spirit by Mr. Andrew Fairfax. The music of this song is bold and stirring, and the words are decidedly patriotic. Judging from its reception on Saturday evening it is likely to become a popular favourite.

"AMUSEMENTS", The Sydney Morning Herald (13 December 1878), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article28392419

On Tuesday evening last a vocal and instrumental concert which proved of a highly successful character, was given St. Thomas's school, Balmain, by the members of the church choir, assisted by a few friends. The conductor was Mr. J. C. Waterman, and the accompanist Mr. Walter May. The large room was filled to overflowing, and a great deal of enthusiasm was manifested. The solos, duets, and quartettes were well rendered, the feature as regards the first named being the new song "Advance Australia Fair", sung by Amicus.

"NEWS OF THE DAY", The Sydney Morning Herald (16 December 1878), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13426295

"ADVANCE, AUSTRALIA FAIR", Clarence and Richmond Examiner (13 September 1879), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article62087415

"CONCERT TO MR. P. D. McCORMICK", The Sydney Morning Herald (16 March 1907), 16

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article14833780

"DEATH OF MR. P. D. McCORMICK", The Sydney Morning Herald (31 October 1916), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article15685938

The death occurred suddenly at his residence, Clydebank, Birrell-street, Waverley, yesterday of Mr. Peter Dodds McCormick, a prominent member of the Presbyterian Church and composer of "Advance, Australia Fair". The late Mr. McCormick was official precentor of the General Presbyterian Assembly of New South Wales and of the Commonwealth assembly. His last official appearance was at the opening at the Presbyterian Military Institution at Liverpool camp by the Governor-General a few days ago. Deceased was for many years one of the Presbyterian instructors in the Public schools in connection with religious training, work in which he was particularly successful. He had been an elder of St. Andrew's Church since 1880. Mr. McCormick was born at Port Glasgow 83 years ago. After serving as a joiner for some years he decided to strike out for a new country, and landed in Sydney in 1855, resuming his trade as a Joiner. A little later he gave up his trade, and enrolled as a school teacher in the Education Department. After 20 years spent in some of the principal schools Mr. McCormick decided to retire from the service. He then devoted himself to church work and the cultivation of music, especially Scottish music, among the younger folk. His principal life work was outside the school-house. Fifty years ago the United Presbyterian Church met in the Supreme Court House, and soon after his arrival Mr. McCormick joined the congregation as precentor, acting in that capacity till a church was erected on the site of the present St. Stephen's. He worked hard to get a choir together, and when he succeeded the elder members of the congregation protested vigorously against the innovation. Mr. McCormick persevered, and was ultimately rewarded by seeing choirs established in the majority of the churches. Outside the church choir work he had the honour of conducting some of the largest choirs which have sung in the Commonwealth. At the Raikes Sunday school centenary demonstration in 1880, he conducted a choir of 10,000 children and 1000 teachers, in addition to an audience of 2000, making a total of 20,000 voices. At the laying of the foundation-stone of the Queen's Statue he conducted a choir of 10,000 child voices. As a composer Mr. McCormick established a reputation with the patriotic song "Advance, Australia Fair", which was first sung by Mr. Andrew Fairfax in 1878, and has come to be recognised as something in the nature of an Australian National Anthem. Another of his compositions which met with favour was "The Bonnie Banks of Clyde". In the early history of Scottish societies he took a prominent part. He joined St. Andrews Society shortly after its establishment in 1870. When the society was disbanded he, with others, established a Caledonian Society, and he continued prominently associated with that body till it was merged into the present Highland Society, of which he was a foundation member. He was also prominently associated with the Burns Club Section of the society, and also with the Burns' Anniversary Choir, which he conducted. Mr. McCormick in 1896 was one of the principal workers in originating the mission work which was begun in a private house at Dover Heights, an outlying part of the Waverley parish. A mission church was opened in 1903, the site being given by Sir Daniel Cooper. The deceased gentleman leaves a widow. The funeral will leave his late residence at 12.30 to-day for Rookwood.

"ADVANCE AUSTRALIA FAIR", The Sydney Morning Herald (16 June 1933), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article16976001

"ADVANCE AUSTRALIA", The Sydney Morning Herald (19 September 1935), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article29538322


Works:

Advance, Australia Fair (Sydney: Reading and Co., 1878)

Advance, Australia fair (2nd edition) (Sydney: Reading and Co., 1879)

http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/20061764 


Bibliography and resources:

Jim Fletcher, "McCormick, Peter Dodds (1834-1916)", Australian dictionary of biography 10 (1986)

http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/mccormick-peter-dodds-7323





McCOY, Mr.

Clarionet-player (Royal Lyceum)

Active Sydney, 1861


Documentation:

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (5 August 1861), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article28624605

ROYAL LYCEUM THEATRE ... A full and efficient orchestra of first-class artistes. Leader and Director, Mr. G. Peck ... Clarionet - Mr. McCoy -




McCOY, Thomas

Bassoon player (Band of the 40th Regiment, later Prince of Wales Theatre; Lyster's opera orchestra)

Active Melbourne, VIC, 1850s to July 1860, with regiment
Arrived (2) Sydney, NSW, by March 1864 ("lately arrived from England")
Until mid 1866

See also Band of the 40th Regiment (2nd tour)


Documentation:

[Advertisement], Geelong Advertiser (5 June 1860), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article148791496 

GRAND MILITARY CONCERT. GEELONG HARMONIC SOCIETY ... The Concert will commence with the First and Second Parts of HAYDN'S SEASONS, Never before performed in the Colonies ... the entire BAND OF THE 40TH REGIMENT ... IN UNIFORM. 33 PERFORMERS! BAND MASTER - Mr. JOHNSON. BASSOONS, Mr. McCoy, Wakefield ...

"PRINCE OF WALES OPERA HOUSE", Empire (3 March 1864), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60583560

... The orchestra has been considerebly augmented, and a great addition made by the engagement of Mr. McCoy, an excellent bassoon player, lately arrived from England.

[Advertisement], The Adelaide Express (23 October 1865), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article207604766 

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (26 March 1866), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13128585

"THE OPERA", Empire (17 April 1866), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60592211

Meyerbeer's magnificent opera, "Le Prophete," was produced with sterling success last evening ... As Fides, Madame Lucy Escott was perfect, and the song (to which Mr. M'Coy played the bassoon accompaniment) was excellently given, and with all that feeling and beauty which never fail to accompany all this clever lady attempts ...

"THE OPERA. DON GIOVANNI", The Argus (3 July 1871), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5850683 

... There appears to have been something radically wrong in the orchestra during the past week, but on Saturday night the disorganisation reached such proportions as to call for some comment. On this occasion we noticed that the following places were vacant, namely, those of one contra-basso, the only tenor violin, the only violoncello, and one second violin. Let us hope that by Monday night these vacant seats may be properly filled. The music for the violoncello was played by Mr. M'Coy on the bassoon, and it was highly creditable to that gentleman that he was able to give such effect as he did to the beautiful accompaniment to "Batti batti," sung by Zerlina ...

"OPENING OF THE OPERA SEASON. LUCREZIA BORGIA", The Argus (10 March 1873), 7

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5849682

... The orchestra ... consists of the following players ... bassoon, Mr. McCoy ...

"THE OPERA. LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR", The Argus (3 November 1873), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5874661

... T. McCoy, bassoon ...

"THE HARMONIC CONCERT", The Ballarat Star (27 December 1873), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article201608946 

"THE MUSICAL ASSOCIATION OF VICTORIA", The Argus (2 December 1878), 7

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5923237

This society gave an entertainment on Saturday night in the upper concert-room of the Melbourne Athenaeum before a large audience in which ladies were present in conaiderable numbers. Their first performance consisted of Schubert's Octett in F Op. 156, played by Mr. E. King, first violin; Mr. Ryder, second violin; Mr. Tait, tenor; Mr. A. Montague, violoncello; Mr. S. Hore, contra basso; Mr. Lundborg, clarinet; Mr. Köhler, horn; and Mr. McCoy, bassoon. This is a very beautiful composition and one which is highly prized amongst that numerous company of high class artists in the old country who give increasing attention of late years to all that is known of Schubert's works ...

"SS. PETER AND PAUL'S, EMERALD HILL", Advocate (10 December 1881), 16

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article170024017 

[Advertisement], The Age (30 August 1882), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article198563765 

"Funeral Notices", The Age (16 October 1893), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article197183275 

McCOY. - The Friends of the late Mrs. ELIZABETH McCOY, relict of the late Thomas McCoy (musician), are respectfully invited to follow her remains to the place of internment, the St. Kilda General Cemetery ...





McCRAE, Georgiana

Amateur musician, pianist, music copyist, artist, diarist

Born London, England, 15 March 1804
Arrived Victoria, 1840-41
Died Melbourne, VIC, 24 May 1890

http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-542528 (NLA persistent identifier)


Summary (after Richards):

Of McCrae's five extant manuscript music books:

[1] MS begun in Britain and was still being copied into as late as 1842, in Melbourne; State Library of Victoria (La Trobe Library), MS 12018 Box 2519/4

[2] MS, "Chaplin Music Book", University of Sydney, Fisher Library Rare Books 1164.9, dated from 1840 (before emigration) and bound in Melbourne in 1856, the last item, a copy of "The lass of Richmond Hill" is inscribed "GMC Richmond 12th May 1855".

[3] MS described by Rosemary Richards (McCrae Homestead Music Book), was copied in Britain 1822-24

[4] MS music books in State Library of Victoria (La Trobe Library) copied in Britain, "Music Notebook", MS 12831, Box 3740/9(a)

[5] MS music books in State Library of Victoria (La Trobe Library) copied in Britain, "Gordon Castle Music Book", MS 12018 Box 2516/3.


Bibliography and resources:

Norman Cowper, "McCrae, Georgiana Huntly (1804-1890)", Australian dictionary of biography 2 (1967)

http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/mccrae-georgiana-huntly-2392

Rosemary Jean Richards, Georgiana Gordon McCrae's songbook of 1822-1824 (M.A. (Music) thesis, Monash University, 1997)

http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/24069328

Rosemary Richards, 'Frae the friends and land I love': the 'McCrae Homestead music book' (Melbourne: Author, 2005)

http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/7468419

Rosemany Richards, Ph.D thesis, 2017 (details forthcoming)





McCROHAN, Jeremiah Joseph

Professor of music, music retailer

Born c. 1794
Arrived Sydney, NSW, c. 1839
Active Sydney, NSW, by early 1840
Died Parramatta, NDW, 18 September 1869, "in his 76th year"

http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Jeremiah+McCrohan+d1869 (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)


Summary:

Early in 1840, McCrohan was part of a 3-way partnership with James Aquinas Reid and George Smith that was to take over Andrew Ellard's recently relinquished Sydney music business. The arrangement appears quickly to have gone awry, however, and, as is well documented, Alexander Maconochie instead bought up much of Ellard's stock for use by his prisoners at Norfolk Island, whence Reid also went as a medical officer, and probably at Reid's original suggestion.

Meanwhile, at Parramatta in December 1840, McCrohan offered lessons in "pianoforte, flute, violin, clarionet, Kent bugle", a combination that suggests he may have been a retired military bandmaster or bandsman.

Though Jeremiah himself lived to a fine age, almost all of his family appears to have been beset by poor health and early deaths.


Documentation:

Marriage, Jeremiah McCrohan, Elizabeth Shanahan, 11 February 1834, Tralee Parish (RC), Kerry, Ireland (2/18/7; KY-RC-MA-82348)

http://churchrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/details/9f61760588521

[Advertisement], Kerry Evening Post (26 May 1838), 3

TO RICHARD HORE, ESQ. SIR, WE the undersigned Gentry, Merchants, Traders and Inhabitants of the Town of Tralee and its Vicinity, being informed of your removal from amongst us, beg to express our sincere regret at your departure. While stationed in this Town as Superintendent of the Tralee Branch of the Bank of Ireland, the strictest impartiality that has characterized the discharge of your public duties ... [etc. signatures include] Jeremiah McCrohan ...

[Advertisement], The Sydney Herald (10 December 1840), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12866960

MR. J. McCROHAN, Professor of Music, begs leave to inform the gentry of Parramatta and its vicinity, that he gives instructions on the pianoforte, flute, violin, clarionet, Kent bugle, &c.; any commands addressed to him at his residence, Parramatta, will be duly attended to. N.B J. McCrohan w.ill attend quarterly to tune and repair pianofortes at the following places, viz: Penrith, Windsor, Liverpool, Kissirg Point, and the neighbourhood of Parramatta. Any person requiring his services, by directing a line as above, post-paid, shall be duly attended to.

[Court report], Empire (27 March 1851), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60033655

"LAW INTELLIGENCE", The Sydney Morning Herald (27 March 1851), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12925876

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (25 April 1851), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12926563 

MR. J. J. McCROHAN, having removed to Sydney to practice his profession as Teacher of Music, begs leave to return his most sincere thanks to the gentry and inhabitants of Parramatta and its vicinity for their kind patronage to him for nearly eleven years, and to inform them that he will attend two days in each week to his pupils in Parramatta. He takes the liberty to address the gentry and inhabitants of Sydney and vicinity to inform them that he gives lessons on the piano-forte, violin, flute, clarionet, cornopeon, and brass instruments, &c.; and flatters himself that from his long experience as a teacher (over thirty years) he can impart a sound musical education to those who may honour him with their patronage, when his system will be found concise, and his terms moderate. Any commands addressed to Messrs. ROBINSON and PEARSON, next door to the Royal Hotel; or at his residence, Sussex-street South, opposite to Mr. Hough's Flour Factory, will be duly attended to.

"DEATHS", The Sydney Morning Herald (20 September 1854), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12954862

At Parramatta, September 18th, Elizabeth, the beloved wife of J. J. M'Crohan, Professor of Music, leaving a large and young family to deplore her loss. May she rest in peace. Amen.

[Advertisement], Freeman's Journal (22 August 1860), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article114839540 

AMOUNT collected at PARRAMATTA for His Holiness Pope Pius IX ... McCrohan, 1 0 0 ...

"DEATHS", The Sydney Morning Herald (22 September 1869), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13179518 

On the 18th instant, at Parramatta, JEREMIAH JOSEPH McCROHAN, professor of music, in his 76th year.

"DEATHS", Empire (23 September 1869), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60894930

"DEATHS", The Sydney Morning Herald (12 July 1871), 7

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13241673

"PARRAMATTA. AMUSEMENTS", Empire (23 August 1872), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60864737 

A complimentary concert was tendered on Monday evening last to Mr. D. McCrohan of this town, which was a most unqualified success, the hall of the School of Art being most densely crowded in every part. The American Circus again performed here on Monday and Tuesday evenings last to crowded houses, and on the latter evening they most generously handed over one-third of the proceeds for the benefit of Mr. D. McCrohan.


Bibliography and resources:

"Jeremiah Joseph McCrohan", Australian royalty

http://australianroyalty.net.au/individual.php?pid=I42512&ged=purnellmccord.ged 





McCULLAGH, Robert (Mr. McCULLAGH; Robert McCULLAGH; "Paddy" McCULLAGH; "Post-horn Paddy")

Cornet-a-piston player, cornopean player, actor-vocalist

Born ? Ireland, c.1814
Active Adelaide, SA, by July 1850
Died Adelaide, SA, 1 March 1869, aged 55

http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Robert+McCullagh+d1869 (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)


McCULLAGH, Master and Miss

Musicians, violin and piano

Active Adelaide, SA, 1868


McCULLAGH, Robert (? junior)

Musician

Active Adelaide, SA, 1885
? Died Adelaide, SA, 17 June 1909, aged 52


Summary:

As instrumentalist, comic vocalist, and actor, McCullagh was associated with Adelaide theatre, choral society, bands, and concerts in the 1850s.

Like several other semi-professional Adelaide musicians (notably William Chapman and William Cobbin), Robert McCullagh was employed as a post-office letter carrier.

A "Robert McCullagh, late of Adelaide, musician", perhaps his son, was listed as insolvent in September 1885".


Documentation:

[Advertisement], Adelaide Times (3 July 1850), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article207117063 

[Advertisement], South Australian (5 July 1850), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article71626647

"THE CONCERT (LAST EVENING)", Adelaide Times (20 July 1850), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article207117527 

... Mr. Ellard's solo upon the pianoforte left us nothing to wish for, and Mr. McCullagh's cornet-a-piston playing had nearly ensured that gentleman an encore. "God save the Queen," harmonized for a full band and chorus, completed the concert.

"LOCAL INTELLIGENCE", South Australian Register (5 August 1850), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article38438521

"CONCERT", Adelaide Times (7 August 1850), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article207117959 

... "When a little farm we keep," sung by Miss Lazar and Mr Coppin, kept the house in continued convulsions of laughter, both parts being very happily accomplished. Messrs Lee and Bennett's duet, "La'Stran era" was beautifully played; and McCullagh's performances on the cornopean were highly satisfactory; especially his "Mama," which was warmly encored ...

[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

... After the play there was a duo from "Norma" performed on two cornets by Messrs. McCullagh and Harward, which was most deservedly applauded and encored ...

"LICENSED VICTUALLERS' SOCIETY", South Australian (11 March 1851), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article71686246

[Advertisement], South Australian Register (8 April 1851), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article38439327

"THE ALEION LODGE OF ODD FELLOWS", Adelaide Times (10 May 1851), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article207006641 

... To this succeeded a performance of the air of Marlbrook, upon a pair of bellows, by Mr. McCullagh, the "nose" of that very useful kitchen utensil being metamorphised by "Paddy" into the mouthpiece of a musical instrument of no small pretensions. This singular performance was greeted with shouts of laughter and applause, each note of the air being fully intoned, and producing a most mirth-moving effect.

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

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article38458747

"THE LETTER-CARRIERS", South Australian Register (18 May 1853), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article38464062

"DOMESTIC NEWS. LICENSED VICTUALLERS' DINNER", Adelaide Times (22 July 1853), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article207119836 

... We beg to remind our readers that the ball takes place this evening. McCullagh's (Post-horn Paddy's) band has been retained, and dancing is to commence at nine o'clock.

[Advertisement], South Australian Register (29 March 1854), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article48551182

[Advertisement], South Australian Register (4 October 1854), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article49199552

[Advertisement], South Australian Register (6 April 1855), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article49307356

"VICTORIA THEATRE", Adelaide Times (10 April 1855), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article207026098 

A somewhat large and highly-re-pectable audience assembled yesterday evening in anticipation of the musical entertainment which had been advertised to take place in the shape of a concert, under the direction, and including the performances of, Mrs. Mitchell ... On the whole, the entertainment was an exceedingly satisfactory one; and we must not forget to mention that portion of it which consisted of a duet on the cornet-a-piston by Messrs. McCullagh and Chapman, which was executed with great precision and taste.

"DIED", South Australian Register (5 October 1858), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article49785249

"ODDFELLOWSHIP", South Australian Register (10 November 1858), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article49779758

"TOPICS OF THE DAY", The South Australian Advertiser (25 June 1868), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31979591 

A soiree musicale in connection with St. Patrick's Temperance Association was given in St. Francis Xavier's Hall, on Wednesday evening, June 24 ... During tbe evening also a little boy and girl, Master and Miss McCullagh, played several popular pieces of music on the violin and piano in very good style ...

"DEATH", South Australian Register (2 March 1869), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article41390431

McCULLAGH. - On the 1st March, at his residence, Sturt-street, Mr. Robert McCullagh, aged 55 years, highly respected and deeply regretted by all who knew him. He leaves a widow and four children to mourn their loss.

"GENERAL NEWS", The Express and Telegraph (2 March 1869), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article207740884 

We are sorry to announce that Mr. McCullagh, better known as "Paddy" McCullagh, the-letter carrier in Adelaide for so many years, and a local musician, died after a long illness on Monday evening.

"DEATHS", South Australian Register (24 March 1879), 6s

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article42971320

"INSOLVENCIES", South Australian Register (4 September 1885), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article44949042

"BIRTHS", The Express and Telegraph (27 October 1885), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article208373076 

McCULLAGH. - On the 25th October, at Wright street, the wife of Robert MeCullagh, musician, of a son. Both doing well.





McDERMOTT, Henry (1)

Itinerant fiddler, violin player

Died Wangaratta, VIC, 1875


Documentation:

"WANGARATTA POLICE COURT", Ovens and Murray Advertiser (11 July 1872), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article196858059 

At this Court on Monday, Mr. W. Butler, P. M., and the Mayor were on the bench. - Henry McDermott charged with being an habitual drunkard, was fined 5s., with the alternative of twelve hours imprisonment.

"WANGARATTA POLICE COURT", Ovens and Murray Advertiser (21 December 1872), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article197050118 

... Henry McDermott's application to hold a dance at Jarvis's Traveller's Rest Hotel was granted ...

"MISSING MAN", Ovens and Murray Advertiser (3 July 1875), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article196589266 

It is supposed that a man of the name of Henry McDermott, a violinist, who was when professionally engaged in the habit of occasionally taking a drop too much, has met with his death by drowning. At all events he left his lodgings at Wangaratta last Monday, and has not since been heard of.

"TELEGRAPHIC DESPATCHES", Ovens and Murray Advertiser (31 July 1875), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article196592003 

WANGARATTA, Friday. A man named Henry McDermott, an itinerant violinist, who used to wander about throughout the district, has not been seen or heard of since 20th June last, when he played at Mrs. Rawson's restaurant, near the Wangaratta Railway Station. To-day his body was found in the One Mile Creek by a Mrs. Delaney, and was identified by Mr. W. R. Jarvis, of the Travellers' Rest Hotel, where the deceased lodged. It appears that the unfortunate man left Rawson's late at night, and the night being dark, and M'Dcrmott the worse for drink, it is supposed that he fell into the creek. He was an old soldier, and had a pension, and was well known in many parts of the district as an excellent draught player, having contested many matches. He was about 50 years of age. An inquest will be held to-morrow.

"TELEGRAPHIC DESPATCHES", The Argus (3 August 1875), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article11521357

An inquest has been held in Wangaratta on the body of a man named Henry M Dermott who was found in the Three mile Creek. The man was an itinerant fiddler and had been missing since 28th June when he played at Mrs Hawsons restaurant and when he left there he was drunk. A verdict of accidentally drowned was returned.





McDERMOTT, Henry (2)

Blind musician

Died Melbourne, VIC, July 1879


Documentation:

"ACCIDENTS AND OFFENCES", Illustrated Australian News (2 August 1879), 118

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60095137 

An inquest was held on 12th July upon the body of Henry McDermott, a blind musician, who has been living in Phoenix-lane. John McGuinness, miner, deposed that the deceased had lodged in his house. He was forty-five years of age, and had no relatives in the colony. On the 29th June he was attended by Herr Schliger for a pain in the eye. The doctor ordered some leeches, but no relief from the pain was given. Deceased then obtained a prescription of some drops from a chemist, Mr. Hooper. The drops were labelled, solution of sulphate of atropine. The bottle had "Caution, not to be taken inwardly," written upon it. On the same evening he drank half a pint of gin, which put him to sleep. Next morning he complained of great thirst, and said the pain had left his eye, but that he had a pain in the bowels. Ellen Ritson, wife of a laborer, residing in Lonsdale-street west, stated that on Thursday, 10th July, she saw deceased lying on his bed quite sober. She went for some milk for him, and upon her return found him in a fit. She put him to bed. While she was away deceased had taken something out of a small bottle on the shelf. He several times told witness he would poison himself. Deceased was taken to the Melbourne Hospital in a cab by witness and her husband. H. S. Wood, resident surgeon, stated that deceased died soon after admission into the hospital. The cause of death was pulmonary apoplexy. He had made a post mortem examination, and appearances were consistent with atropine poisoning.





McDONALD, Alexander

Cornopean player, cornet player

Active VDL (TAS), 1841-44; Adelaide, SA, 1847


Summary:

Macdonald "from the Queen's Theatre, Melbourne" made his debut at Coppin's Adelaide theatre in December 1846. In Launceston in 1844:

ALEXANDER MACDONAND (commonly known as "Mac, the Bugler") proposes to give a Grand Concert, having but just recovered from a severe illness and of which due notice will be given in future advertisement.

In May 1847, it was reported:

Alex. Macdonald, the cornopean player at the Queen's Theatre, was charged by the police with wandering about Hindley-street, not giving a satisfactory account of himself, and appearing to be out of his mind.


Documentation:

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

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

[Advertisement], The Cornwall Chronicle (4 May 1844), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66021371

"NEW QUEEN'S THEATRE", South Australian (1 December 1846), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article71606610

"THE THEATRE", South Australian (4 December 1846), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article71606633

"NEW QUEEN'S THEATRE", South Australian (15 December 1846), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article71606734

"POLICE COMMISSIONER'S COURT", South Australian Register (5 May 1847), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article48544523

Alex. Macdonald, the cornopean player at the Queen's Theatre, was charged by the police with wandering about Hindley-street, not giving a satisfactory account of himself, and appearing to be out of his mind.

"THE GRAND CHORAL CONCERT IN AID OF THE DISTRESS IN BRITAIN", South Australian (24 August 1847), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article71609152

We are happy to announce that the most complete and successful preparations have been made for the Concert to be given this evening by the Adelaide Choral Society, at the Great Room, Freemasons' Tavern. There have been about twenty rehearsals; and we can testify that the performances will be on a greater scale, and with greater effect, than any yet given in the colony. Four professional musicians - Mr. Bennett, as leader; Mrs. Murray, at the organ; Mr. McDonald, on the cornopean; and Mr. Thompson, on the violoncello will give their services, and they will be assisted by no less than 25 to 30 amateurs. The Coronation Anthem, Handel's Messiah, and several pieces of Hadyn and Mozart, will be performed ...

"LOCAL INTELLIGENCE", Adelaide Observer (28 August 1847), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article158924825 

We (Adelaide Observer) were present at the Society's second concert, last night ... The grand chorus "Hallelujah," was rendered with admirable expression, precision, and power, and evidently left an effect on the audience that well suited a closing performance. Some of the instruments were, on a few occasions, rather out of tune; but the cornopean and bass violin did wonders, and it is hardly a stretch of praise to say that they themselves would form no insignificant orchestra. It is calculated that the two evenings' perforj mances will leave a net profit of £60 or £70 on behalf of the South Australian British Destitution Relief Fund.





McDONALD, Daniel

"Practical Violin maker" and repairer (from Edinburgh to Newtown)

Active Sydney, NSW, August 1854


Documentation:

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (7 August 1854), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12956932

DANIEL McDONALD, practical Violin Maker, from Edinburgh to Newtown, Sydney. Violins repaired and bows haired.

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (9 August 1854), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12954500





MacDONALD, George James

Amateur musician, poet

Born London, England, 12 May 1805
Arrived Sydney, NSW, December 1826
Died Swan Hill, VIC, 21 December 1851

http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=George+James+MacDonald+1805-1851 (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)

http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-473877 (NLA persistent identifier)


Summary:

He was educated at Blundell's School, Tiverton, Devon, where he gained an education in the classics, literature and music. In NSW by the late 1830s he developed a reputation for his literary and musical accomplishments, as recorded in his own On a movement of Beethoven's (1838) and in the memorial poem by Henry Halloran.


Documentation:

"ANNOT LYLE'S SONG", The Australian (15 August 1837), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36857990

"ON A MOVEMENT OF BEETHOVEN'S", The Colonist (30 July 1838), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31721413

"DEATHS", The Sydney Morning Herald (21 January 1852), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12933740

"THE HARP OF THE EMPIRE", Empire (26 January 1852), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60127274

"BURY THE BARD", The Sydney Morning Herald (14 February 1852), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12934356


Bibliography and resources:

http://www.austlit.edu.au/austlit/page/OLD?id=AQ7&idtype=oldid





McDOUGAL, Rose (Mrs. Hugh McDOUGALL, M'DOUGAL, M'DOUGALL, Miss Rose JOSEPH)

Contralto vocalist (late Miss Rose Joseph of the Liverpool concerts)

Active Melbourne, VIC, by October 1856


Documentation:

"WALES", The Musical World (26 September 1844), 320

https://books.google.com.au/books?id=HPksAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA320

WALES. Miss Christiana Weller gave a concert at Beaumaris, on Tuesday, and another at Carnarvon, on Wednesday evening, assisted by Braham, and Miss Rose Joseph. With so much attraction, it is needless to talk of full houses, or of the manner in which the performers acquitted themselves. North Wales Chronicle.

"CONCERT ON FRIDAY EVENING", The Age (15 October 1856), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article154872157

"THE PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY'S CONCERT", The Age (18 October 1856), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article154871363

The principal vocalists consisted of Mrs. Testar, Mrs. M'Dougal, Mr. Ewart, and Mr Kaye. The former lady took the whole of the soprano parts in "Acis," and besides sang Mozart's "Dove sono" and assisted in duetti and choruses. It is needless to say that her vocalisation was of the same pleasing character which has rendered her so deserving a favorite with Melbourne audiences. There was another lady, however, who shared with Mrs. Testar the applause of the evening. We refer to Mrs. M'Dougal, who made her debut on the occasion, and if we mistake not, created a very favorable impression. This lady, formerly Miss Rose Joseph, of the Liverpool concerts, enjoyed a deserved repute in England, and her performance this evening bids fairs to extend it. Her voice is a rich though not powerful contralto, which she knows how to manage to the best effect. In conjunction with Mrs. Testar she took part in Mendelssohn's beautiful duett, "O wert thou in the cauld blast." She also sang Keller's "Exile." In both of these she was enthusiastically encored.

"MUSIC AND THE DRAMA", The Age (29 December 1856), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article154869749

Mrs. M'Dougal's rich contralto was in some parts scarcely loud enough to be heard over the band accompaniment; but the excellent quality of her voice was abundantly manifest in the pathetic air, "He was despised," and in the concerted music [O death where is thy sting] of the third part.

"CONCERT AT MOONEE", The Age (30 October 1857), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article154834516

Mrs. M'Dougall, late Miss Rose Josephs, of the Liverpool Concerts, and who has taken contralto soli at the performances of the Melbourne Philharmonic Society, proposes to give a concert of vocal music at Mr. Hinkins's schoolroom, near the Moonee Ponds Hotel, on Friday, the 6th proximo, when she will have the assistance of Mrs. Goodliffe, and Messrs Kaye, Compton, and H. J. King. The programme is well arranged, and promises to be a great treat to the residents of this locality, who we feel assured will not be behindhand in assisting this able and deserving artiste.


Thanks: To Kurt Ganzl for bringing Rose McDougal to my attention (January 2015).





MACDOUGALL, William James (W. J. MACDOUGALL, MACDOUGAL)

Professor of music, pianist, organist, composer

Born Hobart, VDL (TAS), 25 June 1840
Departed Sydney, NSW, after mid 1863 (for California)
Died San Francisco, USA, January 1890, aged 49 years and 7 months

http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=William+James+Macdougall+1840-1890 (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)


Summary:

Grandson of former convict captain John Macdougall, R.N., and son of Mary Ann and John Campbell Macdougall (1805-1848), proprietors of Hobart's Colonial Times (and named after his surgeon uncle), "young Macdougall" first appeared in the news in April 1853 when he was reported as having fallen under the influence of the showman electro-biologist (mesmerist) named Bullock.

His first published composition appeared in Henry Stoney's The Delacourt bouquet in November 1854 when he was just 14. After his widowed mother married K. E. Brodribb in February 1855 he joined her in Melbourne. He then served as a non-commissioned officer in the Bengal Army, but by April 1860 was back in Melbourne and honorary secretary of the volunteer Victorian Mounted Rifles. As the result of a fracas enroute to Hobart in mid-1860, he was bound over to keep the peace for six months, with £200 sureties, one of several instances that suggest he was a somewhat headstrong character.

Shortly afterward he relocated to Sydney, where he published five new works between October and December 1861, as well a introducing a new song Watch and wait at a fundraising concert for the volunteer forces in November, which was sung by Flora Harris. Later he composed at least two settings of "Australian melodies" by Harris's husband, Joseph Sheridan Moore, including the last work he published in Sydney, The beauty that blooms in Australia (song; words: J. Sheridan Moore) ("No 1 of Australian National Melodies") in June 1863.

As Sheridan Moore explained when he published his "Australian Melodies" in 1864:

When I first wrote [these lyrics], it was my intention - and I had hopes at the time of being able - to issue a series of Australian Songs, with appropriate music by some of our best composers. Messieurs KENDALL, HALLORAN and MICHAEL kindly consented to cooperate with me in supplying suitable words.

When Cesare Cutolo was compelled to withdraw his offer of a prize of 10 guineas for "extempore performance", to raise funds for the Randwick Asylum for Destitute Children, in January 1862, Macdougall stepped into the breach offering a personal challenge:

To Signor CUTOLO. Believing, from the publication of your testimonial in today's paper, that you would depreciate the ability of those musical professors in Sydney who have not thought proper to allow you to examine their testimonials, I hereby CHALLENGE you to a COMPOSITION, vocal or instrumental, concerted or otherwise, on any instrument and in any key, the theme to be given by the audience at your concert, and the composition to be submitted to the criticism and judgment of Messrs. D. Callen and C. Packer, or any other two professional gentlemen whom you may nominate, subject, of course, to my approval. W. J. MACDOUGALL. Sydney, 28th January.

When in January 1863 the Sydney School of Arts presented a "Great Moving Diorama of the Holy Land and Jerusalem", with "Introductory and illustrative discourse (varied each evening) by Mr. Sheridan Moore", during the "several representations, portions of Mr. W.  J. Macdougall's (new and unpublished) Oratorio of "John the Baptist" will be given by Mr. Macdougall on the organ."

Last heard of in Sydney in mid 1863, by August 1865 he was in San Francisco, where the Daily Alta California reported:

We have received copies of the "Happy Release" Waltzes, beautifully illustrated, and the "Inspiriting" Polka. These are both charming and brilliant pianoforte pieces, and are the compositions of Mr. W. Macdougall, a gentleman who has but lately arrived amongst us, and who has gained much celebrity as the composer of the Oratorio of "St. John", the Opera "Yellow Mask", and other works. Mr. Macdougall is the gentleman who (modestly withholding his name,) performed with Signorina Sconcia, the beautiful duet on two pianos at the Academy of Music, and as we understand contemplates remaining here and devoting himself to musical instruction ...

His concert in December 1865 - at which he played several piano compositions of his own, and Anna Bishop sang "Home Sweet Home" - was warmly reviewed. Bishop also sang for him at Grace Church, where he was director of music, at Christmas 1874. In 1887 he was directing the music at St. Paul's Church.

At least one of his American compositions survives, Though lost to sight published by M. Gray in 1879.

Unfortunately there is no trace of either the oratorio John the Baptist or the opera Yellow mask (presumably based on Wilkie Collins's 1856 story).


Documentation:

"BIRTHS", Colonial Times (30 June 1840), 7

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8750850

"MEDICAL COLONIAL PUPILS", Colonial Times (27 December 1842), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8753203

"ELECTRO-BIOLOGY", The Courier (13 April 1853), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2242564

[Advertisement], The Courier (13 November 1854), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2242514

"THE DELACOURT BOUQUET", The Courier (14 November 1854), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2243917

"PORT OF HOBART TOWN", Colonial Times (12 May 1855), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8780355

[2 advertisements], The Argus (7 April 1860), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5680147

[Advertisement], The Argus (3 June 1861), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5700714

"POLICE COURT", The Courier (5 July 1861), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4599782

"UNPLEASANT FRACAS", The Sydney Morning Herald (6 July 1861), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13063959

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (2 October 1861), 10

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13060074

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (19 October 1861), 10

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13067180

[Advertisement]: "GRAND VOLUNTEER CONCERT", The Sydney Morning Herald (12 November 1861), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13065075

"VOLUNTEER CONCERT AT THE FREEMASONS' HALL", The Sydney Morning Herald (13 November 1861), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13057499

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (7 December 1861), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13059477

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (21 December 1861), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13064369

[2 advertisements], The Sydney Morning Herald (29 January 1862), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13223924

"CENTRAL POLICE COURT", The Sydney Morning Herald (8 February 1862), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13224349

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (21 February 1862), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13224796

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (8 March 1862), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13225499

... New publications in hand - The Darling Point Polka (illustrated); Star of Love Quadrilles (illustrated); and Widow Twankey Polka, with a portrait of Mr. G. H. Rogers as the Widow in Aladdin, All composed by Mr. Macdougall ...

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (29 March 1862), 12

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article28623760

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (3 April 1862), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13226511

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (8 March 1862), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13225499

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

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

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (24 January 1863), 12

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13073197

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (8 June 1863), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13079650

"THE BEAUTY THAT BLOOMS IN AUSTRALIA", The Sydney Morning Herald (9 June 1863), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13079706

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (31 July 1863), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13082421

"NEW SONG", The Sydney Morning Herald (7 August 1863), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article28621609

"NEW MUSIC", Daily Alta California (23 August 1865)

http://cdnc.ucr.edu/cdnc/cgi-bin/cdnc?a=d&cl=search&d=DAC18650823.2.2

[Advertisement], Daily Alta California (25 August 1865)

http://cdnc.ucr.edu/cdnc/cgi-bin/cdnc?a=d&cl=search&d=DAC18650825.2.14.6

"MANAGERIAL FRACAS" & "PLATT'S HALL", Daily Alta California (6 December 1865)

http://cdnc.ucr.edu/cdnc/cgi-bin/cdnc?a=d&cl=search&d=DAC18651206.2.2

"FOOT PRINTS ON THE SAND", The Sydney Morning Herald (7 April 1873), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13316175

[Various], Sherman & Hyde's musical review (Volume v.1 , 1874)

http://www31.us.archive.org/details/shermanhydesmusi11874sanf

"DIED", Daily Alta California (24 January 1890)

http://cdnc.ucr.edu/cdnc/cgi-bin/cdnc?a=d&cl=search&d=DAC18900124.2.36.1

"HAPPENINGS ACROSS THE BAY", San Francisco Call (27 April 1890)

http://cdnc.ucr.edu/cdnc/cgi-bin/cdnc?a=d&cl=search&d=SFC18900427.2.105

[News], Daily Alta California (1 May 1890)

http://cdnc.ucr.edu/cdnc/cgi-bin/cdnc?a=d&cl=search&d=DAC18900501.2.66


Bibliography and resources:

J. Sheridan Moore, Spring-life: lyrics (Sydney: Reading & Wellbank, 1864), vii

http://books.google.com.au/books?id=V_INAAAAYAAJ


Musical works:

The Isabelle waltzes (Hobart: Huxtable and Deakin, [1854] in The Delacourt bouquet)

http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/11443899 

The Lurline quadrille ([Sydney: J. H. Anderson, 1861]) [Wallace's opera was first performed in Melbourne on 1 April 1861, and in Sydney on 29 August 1861]

NO COPY IDENTIFIED

La gitana schottische (Souvenir de Maritana) (Sydney: J. H. Anderson, [1861])

http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/19573955 

Watch and wait ("New Australian Volunteer Song ... composed expressly for the occasion") [November 1861]

UNPUBLISHED; NO MS IDENTIFIED

The Lucy Escott polka (composed & dedicated to Madame Escott by Mercadante; and arranged for the pianoforte with variations by W. J. Macdougall) (Sydney: J. R. Clarke, [1861])

http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/21818891 

The Lurline polka (dedicated to Madame Lucy Escott) (Sydney: J. R. Clarke, [1861]; also included in Clarke's Australian musical album for 1863)

http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/19363750 

The Darling Point polka (Sydney: J. R. Clarke, [1862]; also in Australian musical album for 1863)

http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/16497796 

Star of love quadrilles ([Sydney: J. R. Clarke, 1862])

NO COPY IDENTIFIED

Fantasia on Ever of thee I'm fondly dreaming ("by W. J. Macdougall") ([Sydney: J. R. Clarke, 1862])

UNPUBLISHED; NO MS IDENTIFIED

The Widow Twankay polka ("composed expressly for this occasion"; arr. by Frank Howson Jun.") ([Sydney: J. R. Clarke, 1862] ("with a portrait of Mr. G. H. Rogers as the Widow in Aladdin")

NO COPY IDENTIFIED

The wail from England (song; from "Australian Melodies"; words: J. Sheridan Moore) [Orpheonist Society Concert, 17 September 1862]

UNPUBLISHED; NO MS IDENTIFIED

John the baptist (new and unpublished oratorio) [January 1863]

UNPUBLISHED; NO MS IDENTIFIED

The beauty that blooms in Australia (song; words: J. Sheridan Moore) ("No. 1 of Australian National Melodies") (Sydney: Wilkie & Elvy, 1863)

http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/8822882 

Yellow mask (opera) [first mentioned, San Francisco, USA, 1865]

UNPUBLISHED; NO MS IDENTIFIED

Though lost to sight (By W. J. Macdougall) (San Francisco: M. Gray, 1879)

http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.music/sm1879.11377


My thanks: to Macdougall descendent Joy Olney for sharing information, and for her excellent family history webpage

http://macdougallfamilyarchives.blogspot.com.au





McEWAN, James

Violinist


McEWAN, John

Basso (? double bass player)


McEWAN, R. (1 or 2) (? McEWIN)

Cornet, ? basso vocalist

Active Bendigo, VIC, 1856, 1858


Documentation:

[Advertisement], Bendigo Advertiser (17 May 1856), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article88050097 

CLYDESDALE HOTEL, Kangaroo Flat. GRAND CONCERT. TUESDAY EVENING, 20th MAY ... Vocalists - Miss Graham, Mrs. B. Ricards (by the kind permission of Mr. Coleman,) Mr. John M'Ewen, Mr. R. M'Ewen, Mr. Kerr, Mr. W. Scott, and Mr. S. Knott. Instrumentalists. - Mr. S. Radford, 1st violin; Mr. James M'Ewen and Mr. S. Knott, 2nd violins; Mr. John M'Ewen, bass tuba; Mr. R. M'Ewen, cornet; Pianist, Herr Hamberg ...

[Advertisement], Bendigo Advertiser (5 March 1858), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article87979127

CAMP HOTEL, EAGLE HAWK. Friday Evening, March 5th, 1858. BENEFIT and last appearance but one of MR. W. WHITE, (Formerly of Rainer's Serenaders.) The following Gentlemen have kindly volunteered their valuable services: -
INSTRUMENTALISTS:
Mr. S. Radford, .. .. Violin (primo.)
Mr. James McEwan .. .. Violin (secundo.)
Mr. R. McEwin .. .. Cornet.
Mr. Andrew Kerr .. .. Flauto.
Mr. John McEwan .. .. Basso.
Ms. Hunter .. .. Piano.
Mr. M. W. White .. .. Banjo.
VOCALISTS:
Mr. J. Small, the celebrated characteristic and local Singer, who on this occasion will sing, for the first time, his new song on the " Mining Board Election." Mr. R. McEwan, the admired Basso. Mr. Hammond, the favorite Comic Singer. Mr. Kerr, the favorite Scotch Vocalist. Mr. White, Tenor and Banjoist. Prices of Admission: backseats, 2s. 6d.; front do. 4s. To commence at Eight o'clock. DANCING AFTER THE CONCERT.





McEWING, Joseph (McEWAN)

Precentor (St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Sydney), singing class instructor

Active Sydney, NSW, by 1838


Documentation:

[Advertisement], The Sydney Herald (5 October 1838), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12856840

SACRED MUSIC. MR. McEWEN, Precentor of Saint Andrew's Church, proposes to open an Evening Class for instructing Youth in the elements and practice of Sacred Music, and hopes that his experience in teaching will meet the support of those Parents who desire that their children be taught Vocal Music. The Class will be opened next Monday Evening, the 8th October, at Seven o'clock p.m., and be continued four times a-week. The terms, which will be very moderate, may be learned on application to the Rev. J. McGarvie, or to Mr. McEwen, on the above evening.

[Advertisement], The Sydney Herald (25 November 1841), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12872456

SACRED MUSIC. MR JOSEPH McEWING, Precentor of St. Andrew's Church, will have a rehearsal of Sacred Music on Friday Evening, 25th instant, at eight o'clock, in that church, when those persons who may be qualified to take part in the formation of a band for Sacred Music, and are friendly to the same, are respectfully requested to attend.

"INSOLVENCY BUSINESS", Australasian Chronicle (26 August 1843), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31740911

"NEW INSOLVENT", Sydney Chronicle (4 December 1847), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31754580

NEW INSOLVENT. Joseph McEwing, of the South Head Road, carpenter. Mr. John Morris, Official Assignee.





McFARLANE, Mr. J.

Vocalist, Scottish entertainer

Active Sydney, NSW, 1854


Documentation:

[Advertisement], Bell's Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer (4 November 1854), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article59759351 

[Advertisement], Empire (8 November 1854), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60199744 

GRAND SCOTTISH ENTERTAINMENT - SCHOOL OF ARTS - Mr McFARLANE has the honour to announce to the people of Sydney and its vicinity, that he will give a series of WEEKLY CONCERTS at the above place. He will be assisted by Mr. Horn, lately from Edinburgh, and Mr. B. Dingwall, of this city ... Mrs. Shaw, Pianist ...

"SCHOOL OF ARTS. SCOTCH AND IRISH BALLADS", The Sydney Morning Herald (7 December 1854), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12963199 

Mr. M'Farlane gave a very interesting and agreeable entertainment at the School of Arts last night, in which, aided by Mrs. Shaw and Mr. Wilkinson, a number of Scotch and Irish melodies were sung to the evident delight of a numerous and respectable audience. Mrs. Shaw presided at the pianoforte, and was warmly applauded for her performance of the overture to" "Fra Diavolo." She also warbled "The glow worm and star" in a very agreeable style. Wilkinson's "Widow Machree" convulsed the audience with laughter, and Mr. M'Farlane was deservedly encored for the grotesque manner in which he (dressed in Highland costume) gave "Slum M'Nab's opinion of the march of intellect."

"SCOTTISH ENTERTAINMENT", Empire (14 December 1854), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60201290 

Mr. McFarlane gave the concluding concert of his weekly series last night, when a large audience assembled in the Theatre of the School of Arts. Scottish songs seem to find favour with the Sydney public, if we may judge from the success that has attended the cefforts of Mr. McFarlane, and his predecessor, Mr. Paxton. Mr. Paxton excelled in the pathetic, as does the former in the comic, and one of his soungs last night "Kate Dalrymple" was much applauded. One of the verses descriptive of her suitors, and of her new title, when she possesses "siller," was rendered in a humorous manner. A duet by Mrs. Shaw and Mr. Wilkinson was well received, though the lady's voice is nut sufficiently strong to fill the room. "Corn Rigs" by Mr. Wilkinson, was rather lamely sung, but an Irish comic song, in which he accompanied himself, in answer to an encore, touched the risibility of the audience most sensibly, and was heartily approved. Mr. McFarlane gave a song in character preceded by a dissertation on matrimony, and in which his marked accent assisted to make it his best performance. He was encored, and then sang "Highland Jock" most vigorously. We notice that he sometimes strains his voice by undue exertion. The concort was successful, and seemed to give pleasure to all present.





McFARLANE, Peter

Musician

Active SA, 1851


Documentation:

[Advertisement], Adelaide Observer (8 March 1851), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article165042998 

ELECTORAL DISTRICT OF YATALA. TO GEORGE A. ANSTEY, ESQ. WE, the undersigned qualified Voters for the District of YATALA ... Peter McFarlane, musician ...





MACFAULL, Charles

Bass vocalist, journalist and publisher (Perth Gazette)

Born UK, 1800
Arrrived Perth, 1830
Died Perth, WA, 13 December 1846, aged 46


Summary:

Macfaull, as well as possessing a serviceable bass voice, may well have written much of the musical commentary that appeared in the Gazette.


Documentation:

"Performance of Sacred Music", Inquirer (14 May 1845), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article65582935

Next followed the magnificent Benedictus from Mozart's requiem, very admirably sung by Mrs. and Miss Symmons, Mr. Schoales, and Mr. Macfaull. To nine-tenths of the audience, this must have been entirely new, as, from the nature and subject of its composition, this requiem has been very rarely performed in England - at least in public, by professionals. We have had the pleasure of hearing the entire requiem twice in our lives, and we only regret that all our readers are not likely to experience the same happiness.

"DIED", Inquirer (16 December 1846), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article65770857

"DIED", The Perth Gazette (19 December 1846), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article647243





McGARRELL, Mr.

Professor of music, fiddler

Active Hobart Town, VDL (TAS), 1846 (perhaps partly or even entirely fictional!)


Documentation:

"MORNINGS AT THE POLICE OFFICE", The Courier (17 January 1846), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2946464

Mr. M'Garrell, a professor of music, got phlogisticcated at the Regatta, and paid a visit to Mr. Ramsay, the pawnbroker, stating that he had lost the run of his house, was hard up, &c, and implored his "uncle" not to advance much on a certain fiddle which a woman would bring him to pledge, as he intended soon to redeem it. The fiddle was pawned to the tune of eight shillings. Some time after, Mr. M'Garrell took a man assuming to he a constable, to Mr. Ramsay's emporium, demanding the instrument which had been put "up the spout," on the plea that he (M'Garrell ) had been robbed of it. The Magistrate smiled, and handed the fiddle to the pawnbroker, who made his own bow on the occasion.





McGARVIE, William

General and musical retailer, importer of sheet music, circulating librarian

Born Glasgow, 1810
Arrived Sydney, NSW, 9 February 1829 (free per Comet, from Greenock, 14 August 1828, via Hobart Town, 4 February) Active Sydney, NSW, until 1835 (then in retirement at Port Macquarie)
Died Sydney, NSW, 1 April 1841, aged 31

http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=William+McGarvie+d1841 (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)

http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-1463469 (NLA persistent identifier)


Summary:

As part of his general retail activities, McGarvie occasionally imported music. Some of the contents of one very large shipment, of "500 pieces of music" from Willis & Co., in London, were listed by title in two advertisements in September 1834, the earliest such detailed and extensive listing of sheet music for sale to appear in any Sydney newspaper (compare earlier Hobart advertisements by John Philip Deane).


Documentation:

[News], The Sydney Monitor (16 May 1829), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31761987 

The Australian Stationery Warehouse is again opened, and the stock is selling at reduced prices, by Mr. McGarvie, the proprietor, brother to the Presbyterian Minister of that name; Mr. McGarvie has connexions at home in the statiolnery line, and anticipates a supply of stationery of the best description, lower than any other person.

[News], The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (20 June 1829), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2192714 

We are pleased to see something like a bookseller's shop making its appearance in Sydney. Mr. M'GARVIE, at the Australian Stationery Warehouse, has a pretty faif number of volumes on sale, amongst which are some works of the very first class.

[News], The Sydney Monitor (18 July 1829), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article32072055 

We are happy to learn Mr. McGarvie has opened a circulating library, and hope it will succeed. No library however will prosper well, unless it commence as a foundation-stock with Miss Edgworth's, Sir W. Scott's, Miss Moore's, and all the best novels of the present time. Mr. McGarvie can purchase the whole set of Scott's if he has not allready got them. We know of no books more proper for the young ladies of New South Wales, than Moore's, Scott's, and Edgworth's novels.

A catalogue of books in the circulating library of William M Garvie, Australian Stationary Warehouse, George Street, Sydney (Sydney: Mansfield, 1829)

http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/17820981 

[Advertisement], The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (21 December 1830), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2196825

Music at Half Price. WILLIAM M'GARVIE, Bookseller and Stationer, bogs to acquaint his Friends and the Public, that he has just received a large assortment of MUSIC for the Pianoforte, &c. &c. which he will sell at half the English Retail Price.

A catalogue of books in the circulating library of William M'Garvie at the Australian Stationery Warehouse, George Street, Sydney (Sydney: Stephens and Stokes, 1833)

http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/17820992 

[Advertisement], The Sydney Herald (1 September 1834), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12850307

NEW AND POPULAR MUSIC JUST RECEIVED BY THE LATE ARRIVALS. W. M'GARVIE BEGS to inform his numerous Friends and the Public generally, that he has received an assortment of late Music. The selection consists of the latest Compositions of the most celebrated Authors, amongst which will be found the following popular -

Music for the Pianoforte. - The Alpine Singer's March; Grand Variations on an Air of the Swiss Family; Remember Me, Canzonet; Tu Vedrai, fiom Bellini's Il Pirata; O Cara Memoria; Rosseau's Dream, with Variations; Favorite Airs, from Il Crociato, In Egeto, and Recciardo E Zoraide; An Original Theme, by Loder; Hart's Military Quadrilles and two Waltzes; Les Victorieuse's Set French Quadrilles; Les Deux Soeur's Original Set of Quadrilles; Set 2 of Quadrilles, from La Somnambule; Les Papillon's A 4th Set of Quadrilles; Select Airs, from Bellini's Opera Il Pirata; Introduction and Rossignol Waltz; The Bride of Lammeimoor, Introduction and Rondo; A Favorite Austrian March; Two Quadrilles, from La Somnambule, for two Performers; Ma Macelle Fantasia; Air De Ballet; The Diadem Waltz; The March in Mose in Egitto; A Polish Rondo; Three Pieces from Rossini's Opera Othello; Fantasia on the Air A Celui Que l'Aimais; Dos Santo's 3d and 4th Set of Quadrilles, arranged as a Solo; Overture to La Donna Del Lago; Deux Airs, varies 1 and 2; German Waltz and Trio; A selection of Italian Airs, arranged for two Performers; The Rose of Allandale, arranged as a Divertimento; National Medley Overture; Non Piu Mesta, as a Divertimento; Select Airs in the Opera of Guillaume Tell 1 & 2; La Fete Pastorale; Variations on the Fall of Paris; Victoria, Introduction, and Waltz Rondo; A First Capriccio; La Galopade Hongroise; King of Belgium's Waltz; Une Veuve Grecque; Challenger's 1st and 2d Set of Waltzes; Hart's Fancy Ball Quadrilles; Romberg's celebrated Overture in Dor H.; Vacations Sur un Air National Autrichien; Beviamo, from La Gazra Ladra; A Waltz, with Variations; Haydn's On Mighty Pens; Six German Waltzes; Recordanza the Air Comce innocente giovane; Fantasia, in which is introduced Kelvin Grove; Souvenir, Du Tyrol; Impromptu, in which is introduced Popular Airs; A selection of Venetian Melodies, for two Performers; Variations on Ecco Ridente il Cielo; Three Brilliant Waltzes; Three Favorite ditto; A Fantasia, in which is introduced Mary of Castle Cary; The Foresters, a Divertimento; Overture to Le Philtre; Divertimento, by Mayseder; Euterpe's Gifts Fantaisie; Souvenirs a La Pasta, 5 Nos; Rondos from the admired Works of Paganini, 10 Nos.; Trois Rondeaus, 1 and 3; Decameron Musical, 1, 2, and 5; Rossini's Airs, 1 and 2; Airs from Rossini's Armida; Select Pieces from Rossini's and other Operas; The Wreath for Young Performers; Calkin's Two Divertimentos.

Songs for the Pianoforte. [ It was a Dream of Perfect Bliss; Songs of Fashionable Life, No. 4; The Brook is Purling on its Way; Love Wakes and Weeps; Listen ! Ladies, Listen !; March forward to Glory; Songs in the Farce of a Genius Wanted; The Spot where I was Born; Sicilian Vespers; A Brave Old Country Gentleman, All of the Olden Time; Come Deck Me for the Dance Again; I have Sought the Forest Glen; I've heard my own dear Mother Sing; The Rose of Allandale; Juliet to Romeo; Dark Eyed One; The Hour is Come, a Duet; The Blush of Eve hath Tinged the Wave; Oh ! Yes, I too well can describe; My Father Land; O ! How can I his Power Deny; Lis, my Duly Calls; Castle Thierry, a Lay of Romance; Maureen, a Ballad; Wi' Snood, and Wi' Pla d; The Lamp that Gleams from Beauties Bower; Helen Trevor, a Ballad; Sweet Rosies, Sweet Posies, Cavatina; The Crusader's Farewell; No More ! Oh, Never More !; How Could he say Good Night; The Woodland Boy; The Lay of the Indian Girl; Sicilian Matins; See, dear Louise, thy Captive Bird; Hunter of Tyrol; The Sea Fairies Song, Canzonet; The Pride of the Village; Pretty Rose; Brave and Gallant; We Look for Her; I Know Who, a Ballad; The Lay of Poor Louisa; Iseult the Queen with the Snow White Hands; The Rising of the Borderers, a Ballad; Here's a Health to Fair Victoria; Oh, this World of Ours; Oh, When in Life's Fair Morning; Beats there on Earth a Heart Sincere; Oh, Meet me where the Graceful Willow Weeps.

Music for the Flute. - Airs from the Opera of Das Unterbrochene, Opferfest, 1, 2, and 3; Six easy Duets, for two Flutes, 1 and 2; Pot Pouri; Twenty-seven Exercises in the Major and Minor Keys, 1 and 2; Solo tor the Flute; Tulon's Recreations, 1 and 2; Triente Six Petits Duos, by Berbiquier; Drouet's Perceptive Duets, 1 and 2; Dramatic Flowers, 4 Nos.; Lay of Harmony, 3 ditto.

Music for the Harp and Guitar. - Three Italian Airs tor Guitar; Stanco di Pascolar le Pecorelle, for Guitar; Amor che Nasce, Buona Notte, for voices, Guitar; Beethoven's Cantata Adelaida, for Guitar; Divertimento for Guitar; Denwort's Collections of Songs for Guitar; Collection of Italian, French, German, Spanish, and English Songs, for Guitar, 18 Nos.; Favorite Song, by Barnet, for Guitar; Selections from the Overture and Airs of Der Freischutz, for Harp; Two French Airs, for Harp; March and Rondo, for ditto; Select Airs, for ditto; The Bohemian's Horn, ditto; Winter's March in Tamerlane, ditto; Favorite Sonatina, ditto; Rondo, ditto; Panore Jacques, a French Air, ditto; Los Pensees d'un Moment, ditto; Blue Bells of Scotland, ditto; Theme Allemande, ditto; Favorite German Air, ditto; Lieber Augustin, ditto; Quartet in the Interrupted Sacrifice, ditto; Turkish March and Waltz, ditto; Ancient Irish Melodies, ditto; Cruda Sonte, from the Opera of Ricciardo Zoraide; Duet, for Harp and Pianoforte; Le Petit Tambour, ananged as a Duet for Harp and Pianoforte; Three Airs from the Opera of Ricciardo e Zolaide, as Duet for ditto; Russian Dance, as Duet for ditto; Shepherds, I have lost my love ! for Harp and Pianoforte; Defile March, as a Duet for ditto; Venetian Rondo, for Harp; Aure Felici, ditto; Rule Britannia, ditto; The Boatie Rows, ditto; My Lodging is on the cold Ground, ditto; O Pescator, with Variations, ditto; Ah, vous dirai je Mamam, ditto; Gently touch the warbling Lyre, ditto; Lady Mary Douglas, arranged as a Rondo for ditto; God save the King, ditto

W. McGarvie has always on hand, A large assortment of Music Paper and Books, Pianotone Instructors, Flute, Fife, and Violin Tutors, Harp and Violin Strings, with Flutes, Fifes, and Violins, plain or mounted, Stationery, and School Books. *"* Bookbinding executed with neatness and dispatch.

[Advertisement], The Sydney Herald (29 September 1834), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12850574

500 PIECES OF MUSIC. W. M'GARVIE BEGS to intimate that he has JUST RECEIVED on assortment of LATE MUSIC, consisting of Songs, Quadrilles, Duets, Glees, Italian and French Vocal Music, and a few Pieces for the Guitar. W. M'G. begs to call attention to this Assortment, us it is from the celebrated House of Willis and Co., Music Sellers to their Majesties.

Songs for the Piano-forte. - The Boquet D'Amour, a Cavatina; The Blue Sea; The Birds are Singing sweet my Love; The Brook is purling on its way; The Bonnie wee Wife; By a Mountain Stream at Rest; The Bride of Erin; The AEolian Harp, a Ballad; The Alpine Rose; A moment there is; Ah! Do not say Farewell; Come to me Dreams of Heaven; The Captive Knight; The Chord is Hush'd; Cherry Ripe, a Cavatina; The Butterfly, ditto; The Banks of the Arno; The Budding Rose; The Better Land; The Bed of Heath; The Bedouin Maid; The Bee, a Ballad; The Deserter, a Ballad; Does the Wave of the Ocean; Come Buy my Roses; Windsor Palace, a Ballad; Viva ! Viva ! The Hymn of the Portuguese Constitutionalists; Oh ! Come where those Roses so sweet; Old Norway, a War Song; Naughty Baby, a French Nursery Song; Brighton, or the Exquisite's Visit; Bruce's Address; De Clifford's Bride, a Romance; Deep 'mid the Battle's Rage; Deck not with Gems; Day is Departing; Day Breaks, a Ballad; The Daughter of Love, a Serenade; England, a Song; England's Dead, a Ballad; The Exile's Lament; Fly away pretty Moth; The Fairest Flowers; The Garden's Pride; The Graves of a Household; The Gondoliers' Serenade; Lillies of the Valley; I'd be a Butterfly; I Remember, I Remember; Have you left the Gleenwood Love; He's a Charming Fellow, a Cavatina; He never smiled again; The Hebrew Mother; Hurrah for the Bonnets of Blue; He is mine, a Ballad; The Hunter's Horn in the Morning; The Homes of England; The Horn of Chase; The Greek Bride's Farewell; Give that Wreath to Me; Hey the Bonnie Breast Knots; The Love Knot, a Ballad; The Roman Girl's Song; The Recall, a Ballad; The Parting of Summer; The Pilgrim Fathers; The Parting Song; One Hour with Thee; Oh, Yes ! I often think of Her; Oh ! Wilt thou Leave; Oh ! Sing again though late it be; Oh ! Ask Me not to Sing to Night; Mourn Erin; Morning around us is Beaming; The Mother, a Song; Nice Young Maidens; My Sister dear from Masaniello; My Native Land on thy sweet Shore; My Heart is in the Highlands; May thy lot in life be happy; The message to the dead; Merry May; The midnight Sea; The Land of the Stranger; The Lote Tree; The Old Maid; The Swiss Boy; Steh Nur Auf; or the Swiss Boy; The Streamlet; The Sleeper, a Ballad; The Sally of the Students, ditto; Thy form was fair; Tyrolese Evening Hymn; This Blooming Rose; The Treasures of the Deep; Tam O'shanter and Souter Johnny; Up to the Alps; Untrue to Me; The Wave of the Ocean; The Welcome Home; Woman, a favorite Song; The Wings of the Dove; The young Arab; Zelie; or, Strangers we met; Such Tears are Bliss; She Smiled, and I could not but Love; She ne'er Forgot Him; The Swiss Hunter; The Sighing Willow; Silent Grief; Bring Flowers; Zaras' Ear-rings; The Swiss Bride; The Moorish King; King William the Fourth; The Mountain Child; Thirty-six favourite Songs sung by the Tyrolese Family, 3 Parts.

Duets for Piano-forte. - Beyond the Sea; The Peri; When before us lowly bonding, from Masaniello; Come, let's be Gay; We're told that Man; The Child's first Grief; Evening Song to the Virgin at Sea; Think of me; Was it now at one; The sweet-scented Rose; To the Orange Bower; The Mariner's Farewell; If the treasured Gold could give; I'll be true to thee; The Messenger Bird; The Taming of the Shrew; Mr. and Mrs. Smith, a matrimonial Duet; Remembrance sweet of distant Horns; The Fairy Vale Bells

Glees for Piano-forte. - Yes, 'tis she; Penite per me; 'Tis Life to Young Lovers; Hopt she; German Watchman's Hymn; Waters of Ellie; Old King Cole; The Village Chorister; Lovely Roses; Here, in cool Grot and Mossy Cell; Hear, Holy Saint, from Masaniello; Bohemian Melodies; Farewell, sweet whispering Echo; God save the King; Deck not with Gems; Crows in a Corn Field; The Blue Bells; The Bark before the Gale; See, our Boat scuds o'er the Main; The Snowdrop; Merrily swim we; Maltese Mariner's Hymn; Celebrated scene in the Burletta of Olympic Revels; Mild as the Air; The Italian Peasant's Hymn; Hark, the Notes ot Music stealing; Bacchus' Rubies; My sweet Dorabella; The Seasons; Welcome, Sons of Harmony

Quadrilles. - Six Polish Mazurkas; The Sergeant's Wife's Quadrilles; Fourth Set from La Gabriella di Vergg; Les Belles, a Set of Quadrilles; The Lancers' Quadrilles; Quadrilles de Haut Ton; Kirchner's Third Set of Brighton Quadrilles; The National Quadrilles; Hicker's Zarifa Quadrilles; Kirchner's Sixth Set of ditto, from La Pirata and La Straniero; The Kenilworth Quadrilles, 2 Parts; Quadrilles from the Ballet Une Heure à Naples; The Cimarosa Quadrilles; The Neapolitan ditto; The Mid Lothian ditto, Fifth Set; The Partington ditto; Contre Danses Variees; Contre Danses by Herz; Les Ecossois Set of Quadrilles; The Captive Quadrilles; Six celebrated Galopades; Les Trois Graces; The Alpine Quadrilles; Maria Stuart ditto; Cherry Ripe ditto; The Butterfly ditto; Quadrilles from the Siege of Corinth; Four Sets Quadrilles from Masaniello, 3 parts; The Oakly Hunt Quadrilles.

Italian and French. - C Cara, Son Soi Cosi; L'Ultimo Addio; Uno Sguardo, ed un Sospiro; Languir d'Amore; No Non Vedrete; Soave Immagine De Amor; II Consiglio; II Pianto Di Sirsi Sulla Tomba Di Fille; Funesti Pensieri; Ah ! Non V'e Cosa Pin Bella; La Caccia; T'intendo si Mio Cor; Quanto Mai Felici Siete; Vivi tu te One Scongiuro; Se Piu Felice Ogetto; Non Ridir Non Potr Mai; Adelaide, a Song; Ebben ti Rompa La Scrittura; De Piacei Niz Bala il Coru; Three Italian Ariets; La Scusa; Dolce Dell'Anima; Ma Mie Ma Douce Amie; Sereney, a Spanish Serenade; Les Ondes, a Romance; Le Pardon, ditto; La Belle et la Rose, ditto; Le Contrebandier; La Hommage, Duet; Le Refrain Tyrolien, ditto

Music for Guitar. - Twelve Popular Songs, 2 parts; Sola's 30th Set of English Airs; Four Italian Canzonets; Twelve Favorite Songs, 2 parts; May's Instructions for Guitar; Twelve Songs by Mrs. Hemans; Les Amusemens Tiroliens

Twenty Volumes Music assorted, for Pianoforte, Bound; Twenty-six Volumes Popular Songs, ditto, ditto ditto; Four ditto, ditto, Duets, ditto; Seven ditto, ditto; Glees, ditto; Three ditto Quadrilles; Miniature Lyrics, by T. H. Bayley, 3 parts; Music from Opera of Taming the Shrew; Ditto, ditto, Il Crociato in Egitto; Ditto, ditto, Preciosa.

"I. Willis & Co. Royal Music Repository"; Isaac Willis

"DEATHS", The Sydney Herald (2 April 1841), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article28652018

"THE LATE W. M'GARVIE, ESQ.", The Sydney Herald (5 April 1841), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12868509

... For some years Mr. M'Garvie had the only stationery and bookselling warehouse in the Colony, and had again the merit of establishing an extensive circulating Library. He was also one of the three original proprietors, with Mr. Stephens and Stokes, of the Sydney Herald newspaper ... He went to England in 1832, and returned in 1833, - but in the voyage home, the vessel shipped a heavy sea, at midnight, filling the cabin with water; and being in a delicate state of health he contracted an illness, of which he was never entirely freed. He subsequently went to Port Macquarie, and settled, but had lately retired from active business ...


Bibliography and resources (McGravie)

J. V. Byrnes, "McGarvie, William (1810-1841)", Australian dictionary of biography 2 (1967)

http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/mcgarvie-william-2400


Biography and resources (Willis & Co., Royal Musical Repository)

"Willis, Isaac & Co.", Dublin Music Trade (DMT)

http://www.dublinmusictrade.ie/node/518 

See also:

http://trove.nla.gov.au/music/result?q="I.+Willis+&+Co" 

http://trove.nla.gov.au/music/result?q="Royal+Musical+Repository" 

The Dublin music publisher and seller Isaac Willis established his business in London around 1824; Royal Musical Repository, Egyptian Hall, Piccadilly, (opposite Bond Street), London; ROYAL MUSICAL REPOSITORY, 55, St. James's Street, London; 7, Westoreland Street, Dublin

[Advertisement], The Edinburgh Review (October 1827), 15

https://books.google.com.au/books?id=sUut8CRa-24C&pg=PA629 

[Advertisement], The Harmonicon (October 1827)

https://books.google.com.au/books?id=BeosAAAAYAAJ&pg=RA6-PA9 

[Advertisement], The Edinburgh Review (January 1830), 11

https://books.google.com.au/books?id=D8qtbMHAYpYC&pg=PA11 

[Advertisement], The Literary Souvenir (1830), advertisements 12

https://books.google.com.au/books?id=yytMAAAAcAAJ&pg=PA380 


Other digitised copies of items listed above (Willis & Co., Royal Musical Repository):

Cherry ripe, a cavatina

https://books.google.com.au/books?id=N5BkAAAAcAAJ 

The Tyrolese melodies (sung by the Tyrolese family)

https://archive.org/details/tyrolesemelodies00mosc 





McGRATH, Joseph

Violinist

Died Sydney, NSW, 1853


Documentation:

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (11 June 1853), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12946588

THE Public are respectfully informed that a Ball and Refreshments will take place in the Saloon of the Saracen's Head Hotel, corner of King and Sussex streets, on Tuesday, 21st June, 1853, for the Benefit of the Widow and Children of the late Mr. Joseph M'Grath, Violinist for several years to the Shamrock and Australian Quadrille Clubs. Tickets, 10s. each, to be bad at the above named Hotel. By order of the Committee, W. JOHNSON, Secretary. N.B.-Fourteen Musicians have kindly offered their services for this occasion gratis.

"Local and Provincial News", Bell's Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer (25 June 1853), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article59757337 

The ball at the Saracen's Head on the evening of Tuesday, the proceeds of which were handed over to the widow of Mr. Joseph M'Grath, a musician well known in this city, was most numerously and respectaly attended; and we have been requested to convey the recipient's most grateful acknowledgements for the substantial assistance thereby rendered her. To the Messrs. Craw's effective band, whose services were gratuitously volunteered, as also to the stewards, she likewise feels sincerely indebted.





McGREGOR, F. A.

Pianoforte pupil (of Henry Witton)

Active Melbourne, VIC, 1862


Documentation:

[Advertisement], The Courier [Brisbane] (24 October 1862), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4608796

F. A. McGREGOR (Pianoforte), Fitzroy-st., Collingwood" [pupil of Henry James Witton]





McGUANNE, (John) Percy

Historian of Australian colonial music and society

Died Sydney, NSW, 5 July 1936

http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-883270 (NLA persistent identifier)


Image: http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/175736725


Documentation:

"MARRIAGES", The Sydney Morning Herald (7 July 1879), 9

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13437850

"ART IN AUSTRALIA", Western Mail (29 September 1921), 39

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article38866386

"DEATHS", The Sydney Morning Herald (11 July 1936), 16

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article17250775


Works:

J. P. McGuanne, "The humours and pastimes of early Sydney", The Australian Historical Society Journal and Proceedings 1 (1901), 40-42

https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-78594394 

... What Old Sydney preferred was something cheerful after its hard day's work. Music, singing, and dancing were greatly enjoyed. Just a word about each. We always had a piano in Sydney. When Surgeon Worgan left the Colony in 1790 he left the first piano as a present to Mrs. Macarthur, but the instrument was silent for want of a player-the only Government House lady was not a musician. When the first organ was imported there was no player until Mr. Merritt, a blind man, arrived in 1831. Sydney was never without its Military Band - at times an exceptionally good one. This Band played twice a week within Barrack Square; when the Band stopped there was the sun-dial to excite curiosity in the young folk, while their elders bethought them of dials like The Seven. When Cummins first opened his Hotel, now known as Petty's, its proximity to the Band was considered by visitors one of its many uncommon advantages. At other times Citadel Hill, and Macquarie Place were sites for military music. Second-rate hotels provided long tables, forms, and chairs, for free entertainments at which a person would preside, holding a hammer to demand silence while the voluntary song was given. 1826 was a notable year for giving birth to intellectual enjoyment for Sydney. Bandmaster Kavanagh, of the 3rd Regiment, composed The Trumpet Sounds Australia's Fame and The Currency Lads-both became popular; the Australian March, slow time, dedicated to Governor Darling; a Grand Australian March, quick time, dedicated to Governor Brisbane; and Hail, Australia,' dedicated to Colonel Stewart. His compositions, in manuscript, were for sale at Sydney's first Music Shop, opened in 1824, at 93 George Street, by Robert Campbell, from Clement and Company, London. Here the pianoforte, harp, organ, violin and other musical instruments were obtainable. James Pearson was the pianoforte tuner at this time. In the year when Kavanagh made Australia musical, we find the youth Charles Thompson, of Clydesdale, publishing his home-made verse, dedicated to his tutor, that early Sydney classic the Rev. Henry Fulton, B.A. In the same month, December, of the same year, the Aurora Australis of Dr. Lang was published. They were not poets in the sense that Kavanagh was a musician. In January, 1826, a second music shop was opened at No. 70 George Street, by J. Wood. Early in the same year the first meeting was held to establish an Australian Subscription Literary and Reading Room, the history of which you are familiar with. Public Entertainments were first advertised in 1826, when a series of monthly amateur concerts, commencing in May, were held in the temporary, or, so-called, New Court House-that was the Georgian School, Castlereagh Street. When the Royal Hotel was opened in 1826, Edwards and Sippe, musicians, assisted by Barnett Levy, Mrs. Jones and sonic amateur singers, gave a concert-on the 27th September in its concert room, of which the recording critic wrote, "it was a great SUCCESS. We liked Miss C. and Miss F. very much. There was a very large and respectable audience." You will note how the principals are ignored. The old Gazette, like its modern namesake, had no sense of humour. Most colored people are sad in their publications. Hence we are not indebted to Howe for our knowledge of the people's pastimes. The first concert, under Vice-Regal patronage, was given by Edwards and Sippe on 4th September, 1826. Self-indulgent Sydney was neither monetarily nor numerically strong enough to support a constant entertainment. On the 23rd August, 1832, Mr. Sippe gave a grand concert at which the band of the 17th Regiment played the overtures to The Slave and Guy Mannering; its bandmaster, Mr. Lewis, delighted the audience of two hundred persons with his clarionette solo. Mr. Edwards led the orchestra and Mr. Sippe conducted. Colonel Despard, as a patron of entertainments, gladly allowed the instrumental assistance. The Sydney Philharmonic Society held its first concert in April, 1833, in the same large room which the present society of that name now uses for rehearsals, and used in 1854 when the old name was revived. Some of the best class concerts were held in the large room of the Pulteney Hotel, opened by Mr. Petty in 1832, and until recent years the home of the Australian Club. William Vincent Wallace, bandmaster of the 29th Regiment, of Maritana fame, his brother S.W., the violinist, his sister Eliza, and John Bushelle, the popular tenor, were notable for their excellent music and singing. Wallace was a master of the violin and demanded his twenty-five guineas for assisting at a night's entertainment. The large room of the Sydney College, our present Grammar School, was frequently used for high class concerts. In 1839 the Cecilian Society absorbed its predecessors and became prominent as a musical centre. While we have music and singing by the ear, one or two important items deserve noting. Sydney's earliest singers were Mrs. Rust, Mrs. Bird, Mrs. Lancaster of St. James' Choir, Misses Eliza and Sarah Wallace, Miss Douglas, Miss Winstanley, Mrs. Taylor and Mrs. Chester, both the latter from Drury Lane, all of whom were most estimable persons except, perhaps, the lady of whom lang syne was written:

John Thomas was a Shropshire man,
And eke a worthy nailer,
He had a stout-built, portly frame,
And his flame she was a Taylor.

The male singers were Gordonvitch, a Polish refugee, Rhodius, the artist, Simmons, comic singer. Father Spencer was a musician and choirmaster. The foremost musicians were Edwards, Sippe, Josephson, Stubbs, and William Wallace, (the two latter were flute players, though Stubbs could play several instruments), all the bandmasters, and the Deane family. At 17 Phillip Street, Stubbs taught the violin, bugle, flute and French horn. Tom Stubbs was the first Australian-born composer. In 1836 he composed the Minstrel Waltz, which was dedicated to Mrs. H. Deas-Thomson, and the family name still sounds in waltz music. Had we the names of all who took part in the selections from The Messiah and The Creation, given at old St. Mary's on the night of the 21st September, 1836, when the leading singers and musicians united under Mr. Cavendish to worthily introduce oratorio in our midst, we could find singers and musicians who, if living, would sustain a foremost place in modern concert rooms. Our first French Opera Company, of five members, opened at the Royal Victoria Theatre on 15th March, 1839; they were poorly patronised-M. and Madame Gautrot of the Company became resident teachers of music and singing. ...

J. P. McGuanne, Old St. Mary's, Sydney ([Sydney]: [Author], 1915)

http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/22021503.





McGUIRE, Mr.

Choir trainer, singer

Active Sydney, NSW, c.1820


Summary:

According to Columbus Fitzpatrick's 1865 eyewitness recollections of early Catholic community in Sydney:

... when Father Therry came to the Colony [in 1820] he was surprised and delighted to find ... a good few people who could sing the church services, for my mother [Catherine Fitzpatrick] and a man named McGuire used to meet at Mr. [James] Dempsey's to teach the youth of both sexes to sing, long before the arrival of Father Therry.


Documentation:

"REMINISCENCES OF CATHOLICISM IN THE EARLY DAYS OF THE COLONY" Freeman's Journal (25 November 1865), 741

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article115451063 


Bibliography and resources:

C. J. Duffy (ed.), Catholic religious and social life in the Macquarie era: as portrayed in the letters of Columbus Fitzpatrick (1810-1878) (Sydney: Catholic Press Newspaper Company, Ltd., 1966), 17-19

Patrick O'Farrell, Documents in Australian Catholic history: 1788-1883 (Sydney: G. Chapman, 1969), 32-33





McHARNITH, Mr.

Cornet player (Royal Lyceum)

Active Sydney, NSW, 1861


Documentation:

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (5 August 1861), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article28624605

ROYAL LYCEUM THEATRE ... FIRST NIGHT OF THE DRAMATIC SEASON. MONDAY EVENING. August 5th ... A full and efficient orchestra of first-class artistes. Leader and Director - Mr. G. Peck ... Cornet - Mr. McHarnith ...





McHENRY, George (Dr. George McHENRY)

Songwriter, grazier

Active SA, by 1864
Died Cannes, France, 9 May 1890


Documentation:

"THE AUSTRALIAN EMIGRANT'S SONG", South Australian Register (27 January 1864), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article39120719

"THE LATE DR. McHENRY'S WILL", Adelaide Observer (28 June 1890), 31

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article159549016 

"DEATH OF MR. J. L. G. McHENRY", The Advertiser (10 April 1896), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article34543360





McILRATH, Bernard H.

Musician

Active Brisbane, QLD, by 1865
Died Sydney, NSW, September 1869, aged 43


Documentation:

[Advertisement], The Brisbane Courier (24 May 1865), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1272731

LADY BOWEN BAND - Brass or String - Open to Engagement, Town or Country. Apply, L. TORTONI, Edward-street. B. H. M'Ilraith, Manager.

[Advertisement], The Brisbane Courier (7 August 1865), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1276416

"CENTRAL POLICE COURT - SATURDAY", Empire (24 February 1868), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60850684

Bernard M'Ilraith, charged with wife desertion, was remanded until Monday next, bail allowed. Defendant also stands charged with deserting his male child, leaving it without visible means of support.

NSW-BDM: 1057/1869

"FUNERALS", The Sydney Morning Herald (20 September 1869), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13182860

THE FRIENDS of the late Mr. M'ILRATH, musician, are invited to attend his Funeral; to move from his late residence, No. 412, Pitt-street, near Goulburn-street, THIS (Monday) AFTERNOON, at half-past 2 o'clock. J. and G. SHYING, Undertakers, No. 719, George-street, opposite Christ Church.





McINTOSH, Robert (Sergeant McINTOSH)

Bandmaster, master of the band of the 46th Regiment, teacher of music

Born Perthshire, Scotland, 30 January 1781
Arrived Sydney, NSW, 11 February 1814 (per Windham, with regimental HQ)
Died Sydney, NSW, 3 November 1829, aged 48

http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Robert+McIntosh+d1829 (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)


See also Band of the 46th Regiment

Documentation:

"GOVERNMENT AND GENERAL ORDERS", The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (16 August 1817), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2177403

Serjt. M'lntosh, in Remuneration for Services rendered by the Band, in performing Church Music, from 1st April, 1816, to 31st March, 1817. - 8. 10. 0.

[Advertisement], The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (31 January 1818), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2177724

TO THE GENTRY OF THE COLONY, AND THE PUBLIC AT LARGE. Robert M'Intosh respectfully begs to inform, that he has commenced teaching Music at his House in York-street, and hopes that an early experience of his assiduity and attention to Pupils on the various Instruments will recommend him to public Favor. Terms 2s. 6d. per lesson on the Piano Forte, & 2s. per lesson for the Violin, Clarionet, Hautboy, and other wind Instruments. Instruments tuned and put in order when they require it. Also, Music furnished for Balls and private Entertainments at a short Notice, and at a moderate Rate of Charge.

[Advertisement], The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (7 February 1818), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2177743

"Sydney", The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (24 June 1820), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2179556

Robert McIntosh, for robbing the King's Stores, was found Guilty, and sentenced to four years transportation to Newcastle.

[Probate advertisement], The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (22 December 1829), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2194150

John Dunmore Lang, An historical and statistical account of New South Wales ... volume 1 (London: Cochrane and McCrone, 1834), 44

http://books.google.com.au/books?id=Qn9XlCmwlR4C&pg=PA44

... The first free emigrant, and indeed the first person of any class in society, who obtained a grant of land in the colony of New Sooth Wales, was a German, of the name of Philip Schoeffer. He had been sent out in the first fleet as an agricultural superintendent, chiefly with a view to attempt the cultivation of tobacco, on account of government; as the province of Virginia, from which that article had previously been obtained, had then ceased to be a British colony, and as the soil and climate of New South Wales were supposed likely to prove not unfavourable for its cultivation. Schoeffer's grant was the largest of all those I have enumerated, comprising an extent of one hundred and forty acres. Unfortunately, however, he had contracted habits of intemperance and contrived to get rid of it in due time. He afterwards obtained a grant of fifty acres, in what now constitutes an exceedingly valuable locality in the town of Sydney, but was induced to surrender it to the colonial government for public purposes about the year 1807; receiving as a compensation twenty gallons of rum, which was then worth £3 a gallon, and a grant of similar extent at Pitt Water, one of the inlets of Broken Bay. There had been a female convict in the first fleet - a native of the isle of Skye in Scotland - of the name of Margaret M'Kinnon, who had been transported for the crime of arson, having set fire to her neighbour's house in a fit of jealousy. Schoeffer married this woman and settled on his farm at Pitt Water, where he lived many years; but old age, poverty, and intemperance, induced him at length to sell it by piecemeal, and he died at last in the Benevolent Asylum or Colonial Poor's House. I took the liberty to state the circumstances I have just detailed, in a memorial I addressed to His Excellency General Darling, on behalf of Schoeffer's widow, in the year 1828; adding that a Scotch highlander, who had formerly been master of the band of His Majesty's 46th regiment, and had settled in the colony when the regiment proceeded to India, was willing to maintain the old woman during her lifetime, provided a small compensation should be allowed him by the government. General Darling was pleased to order a hundred acres of land to be measured off to the highlander at Pitt Water, pledging the government that a grant of the ground should be made to him at the old woman's death, provided it should appear to the Governor that he had fulfilled the terms of his engagement. About a year after this arrangement had been effected, the highlander died, and old Peggy is now an inmate of the Benevolent Asylum, where in all likelihood she will spend the remainder of her days.

"LAW INTELLIGENCE", The Sydney Morning Herald (16 June 1851), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12927955

THE QUEEN v. McINTOSH . . . The SOLICITOR-GENERAL opened the case to the Jury. The question was whether Robert McIntosh the defendant, was entitled to the property in question, under the grant from the Crown set forth in the pleadings. The facts not in dispute were the proclamation by Governor Darling, and the title of Robert McIntosh the elder to a grant under that proclamation. Old McIntosh came out to this colony about the year 1814, as band-master of the 41st [recte 46th] regiment; he was at this time married, and his wife had issue of a former marriage, the defendant Robert McIntosh, and a daughter, whom he brought out with him. There were issue of the marriage of Robert McIntosh the elder, James McIntosh, the prosecutor, and four other children, of whom James McIntosh was the heir-at-law of his father. In 1827, McIntosh the elder, who had previously purchased the interest of the lessee from the Crown in the land in question, applied to the Government for a grant to be made to him under Governor Darling's proclamation, which application was acceded to, but no further steps were taken in the old man's life time. In 1829, old McIntosh died intestate, and letters of administration of his effects were granted to Robert McIntosh, the defendant. It appeared that no question was at this time raised by the other members of the family, they treating this property as personally, and Robert McIntosh, the defendant, as the fittest person to make distribution . . . [witness] Margaret Ternan: Knew old McIntosh and the defendant twenty-seven years ago; defendant is like old McIntosh in his features more like him than his mother; witness' husband was a bandsman in the 46th Regiment, under old McIntosh; knows John McIntosh, he was eighteen months old when she first saw him . . . [witness] William Gritten: Copied the inscription from the McIntoshs' tombstone, [It was proposed by defendant's counsel that the inscription should be read, and objected to by the prosecutor's. After argument, His HONOR admitted the evidence, on the ground that the evidence tended to show that the tombstone to Mrs. McIntosh was put up by old McIntosh in his lifetime, or by his authority.] The following is the inscription on the tombstone: "Sacred to the memory of Ellen McIntosh, wife of Robert McIntosh, who departed this life 30th of August, 1826, aged 38 years. Also, Mr. Robert McIntosh, late bandmaster of H.M. 46th Regiment, who departed this life 3rd of November, 1829, aged 48 years, leaving eight children to lament their loss. Also, James McIntosh, grandson of the above, who departed this life 3rd of November, 1840, aged 6 years. Also, Ellen McIntosh, grand-daughter of the above, who departed this, life 7th of March, 1849, aged 15 months ...


Bibliography and resources:

Clifford McIntosh, Bandmaster to Farmer/Settler (Leura, NSW: C. S. McIntosh, 1984)

http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/18650828

"Familiar Names", Ku-ring-gai Historical Society Inc. Monthly Newsletter 24/9 (October 2006), 5

http://www.khs.org.au/pdfs/news_oct06.pdf

Colonial Secretary Index, 1788-1825

http://colsec.records.nsw.gov.au/indexes/colsec/m/f36c_mch-mcw-01.htm

http://www.mackintosh.org.au/more/northshore1.php

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=113637266:

http://australianroyalty.net.au/individual.php?pid=I77951&ged=purnellmccord.ged

Granted land at Pittwater; in 1817 appointed constable in the districts of Pittwater and North Harbour; in 1820 convicted of an unknown crime and sent to Newcastle for 4 years; was returned to Sydney in 1821 and assigned to his wife Ellen as servant.

Men of the 46th Regiment

http://www.hargreave-mawson.demon.co.uk/46thmen.html

Born Glealbert, Parish of Logierait, Perthshire Scotland on the River Tay, 30th January 1781. Father John, mother Isobel (nee McIntosh). Brother Donald, sisters Grizel and Margaret. He enlisted as a Private soldier in the 46th Regiment of Foot on 25th June, 1813, being paid a bounty of 11 guineas. Enlisting party were paid three pounds four shillings; McIntosh's pay was to be one shilling per day. He was promoted to Sergeant on 9th May, 1814, in succession to Sergeant Samuel Watts who had been demoted to the ranks. McIntosh arrived in Australia on 11th February, 1814, on the Windham with the Headquarters of H.M. 46th Regiment of Foot as Regimental Sergeant Band Master. His wife Ellen, daughter Elizabeth and sons Robert and John accompanied him. McIntosh left the army on 7th September, 1817, and became a landholder. He died on 3rd November, 1829, age 48.

B. and M. Chapman, "Robert McIntosh", Australia's red coat regiments

http://freepages.history.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~garter1/mcintosh.htm





McIVER, Arthur (M'IVER; McIVOR; McIVER; Arthur McIVER junior)

Bandmaster, musician

Born ? Belfast, Ireland, c.1830
Died Launceston, TAS, 15 May 1894, aged 64

http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Arthur+McIver+d1894 (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)


McIVER, John (M'IVER; McIVOR)

Bandmaster (Launceston Volunteer Rifles Band), choirmaster, organist, composer

Born c. 1831
Died Melbourne, VIC, 9 October 1909, aged 78

http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=John+McIver+d1909 (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)


McIVER, Francis (McIVOR)

Bandsman

Born ?, c.1839
Died Launceston, TAS, 10 Octobert 1889, aged 50


McIVER, Mary

Choral singer

Died Port Phillip Heads, VIC (at sea), 6 March 1866


Summary (after family history):

Arthur McIver senior served in the 50th and 96th Regiments. He enlisted in the 50th on 14 April 1826, at Drogheda, Ireland. He departed England 4 June 1834 on board Norfolk convict ship arriving Van Diemen's Land 15 February 1835. He settled at Launceston c.1844. His sons Arthur (junior) and Francis were founding members of the St. Joseph's Band.

http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=St+Joseph's+Band (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)


Documentation:

"EASTER FESTIVAL", The Cornwall Chronicle (26 April 1848), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article65980473 

The most attractive entertainment in the District, on Monday, was the Grand Festival, at the new building near St. Joseph's Church, intended for the use of the Catholic Schools. It having been intimated that, in addition to the "creature comforts" provided for the occasion, there would be a treat of no ordinary character for the votaries of good music - vocal and instrumental - and that the profits of the Festival would be devoted to the School Building Fund ... During the evening, there was likewise a pleasing variety of vocal performances, which elicited much applause. Miss Leary and Mr. Leffler sang the favorite duett of "Dear Home Belov'd," from Donizetti's Opera of La Favorite ... Mr. Yorkey's bass solo, "the Wolf," was deservedly encored. His powers of intonation are well-known, and he must be a very serviceable member of St. Joseph's choir. In the several glees, too, Mr. Yorkey, as also a little boy (McIvre) of very promising musical talent, rendered valuable assistance. "The Red Cross Knights," "Of all the Brave Birds," and a glee and chorus "Come unto those Yellow Sands," were sung in a very pleasing style, as was also the finale, "God save the Queen." Mr. Leffler presided at the piano-forte, with his accustomed ability ...

[Advertisement], Launceston Examiner (15 January 1861), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article38757360

[Advertisement], Launceston Examiner (2 March 1865), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article38658295

"TOWN TALK AND TABLE CHAT", The Cornwall Chronicle (15 March 1865), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66456964

We have received a copy of the "Wild Flower Schottische," composed by Mr. John McIver, printed by Mr. R. Harris and gold by Mr J. J. Hudson of Launceston, Mr. Wm. Fletcher, of Hobart Town, and all the music sellers of the adjoining colonies. This is a very brilliant piece of dance music highly creditable to the author, who though a young man has been long a resident of Launceston. The air of the "Wild Flower" is very pleasing and certain to become a favorite with the "Ladies of Tasmania" to whom the author has gallantly dedicated it. The "Wild Flower" has been very neatly printed by Mr Harris. We are aware of the difficulty of printing music, and this being the first piece published in Launceston, it must be admitted that it has been turned out in a most creditable manner.

"HORTICULTURAL SHOW", Launceston Examiner (6 April 1865), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article38659027

"FLOWER SHOW", Launceston Examiner (18 October 1866), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36639066

"THE VOLUNTEER RIFLES BAND SOIREE DANSANTE", The Cornwall Chronicle (8 December 1866), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article72183002

"MONUMENT TO THE MEMORY OF THE LATE MISS McIVER", The Cornwall Chronicle (26 January 1867), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article72184935

"NEW MUSIC", Launceston Examiner (13 November 1877), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37152356 

"The Beauties of Melbourne" is the name of a waltz we have received from Messrs and Miss Roberts, of that city, for whom it has been written, by Mr John M'Ivor. The introduction is in bold march time, from which it pases to the simple yet well marked waltz. It has more variety than is usual in such music, and the air is pretty throughout. It is published by Allan & Co., and the title page is quite original, representing several of the "beauties" of Melbourne, who will probably be recognised by those who have been accustomed to "do the block" in Collins-street. Mr. M'Ivor will be remembered as a Launcestonian, and we are glad to hear that he is a rising aspirant for musical fame. His latest effort, "The Beauties," is very popular, and considerably over 500 copies have been sold already.

"MIDLAND AGRICULTURAL ASSOCIATION", Launceston Examiner (10 October 1878), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article47791057 

... The Rifle Band arrived from Launceston by the first train, and under the able leadership of Mr. Arthur M'Ivor, played selections during the day in its well-known style ...

"MIDLAND JOCKEY CLUB", Launceston Examiner (12 March 1883), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article38282014 

... During the day the Oatlands Band, under the conductorship of Mr. Arthur M'Iver, rendered selections in a manner which reflected creditably upon their instructor, considering the short time the band has been in existence ...

"CAMPBELLTOWN STEEPLECHASE MEETING", Launceston Examiner (2 October 1885), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article38305505 

... The Campbell Town Band was present during the day, and under the conductorship of the band master, Mr. Arthur M'Iver, played selections in creditable style, considering the time the members have been under his charge ...

"DEATHS", Launceston Examiner (31 December 1885), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article38309148

M'IVER. - On 30th December, at the residence of his son, Lower George-street, Mr. Arthur M'Iver, late of 50th and 96th Regiments, aged 77 years. R.I.P.

"CAMPBELL TOWN RACE CLUB", Launceston Examiner (31 March 1886), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article39513499 

... The Campbell Town Band, under the conductorship of of their bandmaster, Mr. Arthur M'Iver, discoursed selections of music during the day in a style which did the members credit ...

"DEATHS", The Colonist (19 October 1889), 28

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article200345699 

M'IVOR. - On the 10th October, Francis, third son of the late Arthur M'Ivor, of 96th Regiment, aged 50 years.

"OLD IDENTITY", Launceston Examiner (16 May 1894), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article39506518 

Shortly after noon yesterday an old identity in Launceston musical circles passed away at the Invalid Depot in the person of Mr Arthur M'Ivor, aged 64, who succumbed to an attack of paralysis. The deceased came to the colony when only a boy with his parents from Ireland, and received a good education, after which he was apprenticed to bootmaking, which trade he learnt well. In 1845 he joined the St. Joseph's Band, when it was first formed, and remained there as a clarionet player for some years. He afterwards joined the Rifle Band, which comprised about ten members, and remained in this for some length of time. Afterwards he joined the Artillery Band, and when the City Band was formed in 1873 he was a member of that for a while. Being an excellent musician, he got a higher position, and took charge of the Oatlands Band, and afterwards the one at Campbell Town, remaining there until about three years ago, when he came back to Launceston. He has three brothers alive, too in Victoria and the other one in Launceston, and they were all musically inclined, one of them, John, being organist at the Church of Apostles for several years. He was a well educated and very intelligent man, and was well-known by a large circle of old Launceston residents.

"ST. JOSEPH'S BAND. FIFTY YEARS' HISTORY", Launceston Examiner (6 July 1895), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article39611885

... The first bandmaster was the late Mr. John Agnew, of the 96th Regiment, and the original members were Messrs. Charles Galvin, John M'Kenzie, William Mainsbridge, Andrew Skate, Arthur M'Iver, Francis M'Iver, Morgan O'Meara, William O'Meara, David O'Keefe, Thomas Keogh, Thomas Leary, John Murphy, and Bernard Lynch. Ten of these early players are dead, the only surviving members of the original band being Messrs. Morgan O'Meare, who is now in New Zealand; David O'Keefe, at present in Victoria; and Thomas Leary, who is carrying on business as a chemist in Victoria ...

"DEATHS", Examiner (16 October 1909), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article50389049 

M'IVER. - On the 9th October, at Melbourne, John McIver, formerly of Launcenton, aged 78 years. "May his soul rest in peace."

"Church Anniversary", Examiner (8 November 1909), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article50392385 

Yesterday was the 43rd anniversary of the dedication and solemn opening of the Church of the Apostles, Launceston ... The organist of St. John's Anglican Church presided at the organ on the occasion, and the church choir was also reinforced by some members of St. John's choir. The conductor was Mr. John M'Ivor, recently deceased ...

"AUSTRALIA'S OLDEST BAND", The Mercury (5 August 1929), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article24279835


Musical works: (John McIver)

Varsoviana [unpublished, 1861]

Wild flower schottische (published Launceston, 1865)

NO COPY IDENTIFIED

Rondo Her bright smile [unpublished, 1865]

March (Thy bright smile) [unpublished, 1866]

Polka (Orange blossom) [unpublished, 1866]

Beauties of Melbourne waltz by John McIver (Melbourne: Allan & Co., [1877])

http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/6828945 


Disambiguation:

Another Francis McIver was a child convict on the Lord Lyndoch (2) to Tasmania in 1836; he was born in Edinburgh, Scotland in about 1822 and was convicted with Daniel Bain for the crime of theft, habit and repute, and previous conviction in the High Court, Edinburgh, Scotland on 19th May 1835.





McKEE

Bandmaster

Active Melbourne, VIC, c. late 1840s


Bibliography and resources:

"Garryowen" [Edmund Finn], Chronicles of early Melbourne 1835 to 1852, vol. 2 (Melbourne: Fergusson and Mitchell, 1888)

http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/9518955

http://webstat.latrobe.edu.au/url/hdl.handle.net/1959.9/202350

... Associations for the promotion of Temperance were formed early in Melbourne ... land was purchased in Russell Street ... and a comfortable Hall erected, in which meetings were held. As it was found advisable to provide attractions for the meetings, a band of music was formed in 1847, which numbered over twenty performers, and have great satisfaction on its first public appearance. On each Tuesday evening, when the public meeting took place, the band paraded the streets for upwards of an hour, and attracted an audience which more than filled the hall ... The members of the band were unselfish, and gave the proceeds of their services to the Society for the purchase of new instruments and towards defraying the debt on the hall. After a time, as Bandmaster Tickle became unsteady, an old Peninsular veteran named McKee supplied his place until 1849, when the Messrs. Hore arrived in the colony ... (539)





McKELLO, Andrew

Bellman

Died Sydney, NSW, 5 December 1833


Documentation:

"Coroner's Inquests", The Sydney Herald (9 December 1833), 1s

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12848319

A Coroner's Inquest was held, on Friday, at the Red Bull, King-street, on the body of Andrew M'Kello, a bellman, aged about 70 years, who came to his death under the following circumstances ...

"CORONER'S INQUEST", The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser ( 10 December 1833), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2214939





MACKENZIE, Harry

Professor of Music and Singing, composer

? Born Bampton, Oxfordshire, England, c.1819/1824
Married Eliza Baller (d. 1886), Kennington, London, 7 June 1853
Arrived Sydney, NSW, 16 November 1853 (per Queen Margaret, from the Downs, 19 July)
Active Sydney, NSW, until January 1865
? Died Bideford, Devon, England, 24 May 1889, "aged 65"

http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Harry+Mackenzie+d1889 (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)


MACKENZIE, Tom Dight

Professor of Singing, Wandering minstrel, Shakespearian reciter

Born Cheltenham, England, c.1812
Married Ann (Anne) Melton, Bideford, Devon, England, 1838
Arrived Sydney, NSW, 16 November 1853 (as above)
Died (suicide) Woollahra, Sydney, NSW, 11 December 1875, aged 63

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


Summary:

With their respective wives, Harry and T. D. Mackenzie, "Professors of Music and Singing" and reciters - and brothers - arrived in Sydney from England in November 1853.

Harry composed at least three published songs, a lost Volunteer song to lyrics by Henry Halloran (1811-1893), and two by the young University of Sydney graduate and lawyer Walter Allen (d.1867), of which Such is life (1855) appears to have been popular enough to be reissued several time over many years, the latest in Paling's annual no. 22 (1901).

Tom, who continued to present Shakespearian readings after his dismissal from the customs service, and an insolvency, committed suicide in 1875. Harry disappeared from sight at least a decade earlier, probably having returned to England round the mid 1860s.


Documentation:

"British Melodies", Exeter and Plymouth Gazette [England] (8 April 1843), 4

British Melodies. The Words by Mrs. McMullan, the Music by Harry Mackenzie. Published under the gracious patronage of her Majesty, Prince Albert, and the Duchess of Kent. - We scruple not to eulogise this pleasing selection of songs, and to pronounce them worthy the attention of every lover of vocal music. Mr. Mackenzie has chosen the good old British airs for adaptation, and has arranged them effectively with taste, animation, and scientific knowledge. - Both words and music are entitled to great praise, and, doubt not, will be received with general approbation. The first melody is brilliant and inspiring, and fully enters into its enlivening and patriotic subject: but we particulary admire the 3rd song, "Fear not, while all around thee." The air is expressive, and the accompaniment flowing and pretty; - as a whole this work is highly creditable, and infinitely superior to the generality of modern compositions.

"JUDICIAL COMMITTEE of the PRIVY COUNCIL", Evening Mail [London] (22 May 1844), 5

ANNE MACKENZIE (WIFE OF TOM DIGHT MACKENZIE), APPELLANT; AND WILLIAM ARDNDELL TEO, ESQ., RESPONDENT ... The question was as to the validity of a paper writing, purporting to be codicil to the will of George Acland Barbor, Esq., and bearing date the of July, 1838, against which the Court below had pronounced. The sole purpose of the writing was to give the appellant the sum of 5,000l., and it purported to have been attested by Mackenzie himself (who in subsequent month of August married Anne Melton, the appellant) ... It appeared that Miss Melton had been one of the testator's mistresses, and that Mr. Mackenzie knew of this before his marriage ... It appeared that the deceased had shortly anterior to the month of May, 1838, had formed an illicit connexion with Ann Melton, who then kept a small day school in Barnstaple, and took in needlework. About the month of May, 1838, the deceased, who was a gentleman of fortune (possessing real property to the amount of 4,000l. per annum, but with charges upon it to the extent of about one-half, and personal property to the amount of about 4,000l.) residing in the neighbourhood of Barnstaple, visited Bath, and on his return thence in June, entirely broke off the connexion with Anne Melton, and it was never renewed. She had then, and during, and not prior to, the connexion with the testator, become acquainted with Tom Dight Mackenzie, a poor music-master, who visited her alone at her lodgings. She was the daughter of a person of the name of Melton, who had been gentleman’s servant, and subsequently kept a tavern, and who had died in wretched circumstances. In answer to interrogatories which she herself had thought fit to put, it appeared that it was not believed that she was highly accomplished, or that her education much extended beyond reading, writing, and arithmetic; but that prior to her connexion with the testator becoming known, she had been outwardly respectable enough in station, visiting the tradespeople of the town; that when she first went to Barnstaple she had been put to a dressmaker ...

[News], Exeter and Plymouth Gazette [England] (26 August 1837), 3

Mr. T. D. Mackenzie, well known in Devon and the adjoining counties as a member of the "Oxfordshire Minstrells" (once of this City, now of Bideford.) is a candidate for the situation of Chorister in Exeter Cathedral. He has lately visited Exeter and submitted his vocal abilities to the opinion of Mr. Wesley who expressed himself highly pleased, but in consequence of being too late in his application, (the only vacancy being filled the week previous) he stands candidate for the next vacancy.

"MACKENZIE v. YEO" [6 June 1842], Notes of Cases in the Ecclesiastical & Maritime Courts, volume 1, Easter Term 1841 to Trinity Term 1842 (London: Thomas Blenkarn, 1843), 516-30

https://books.google.com.au/books?id=4XkDAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA516 

[6 June 1842] This was a business of proving in solemn form of law an alleged codicil to the will of Mr. George Acland Barbor, late of Fremington, Devon, who died at Frankfort, 7th July, 1839, a bachelor, aged 39, leaving personal property to the amount of between £3,000 and £4,000, and a real estate of the net value of £2,500 per annum. By his will, dated 15th October, 1830, he bequeathed the bulk of this property to his cousin germane and only next of kin, Dr. William Arundell Yeo, whom he appointed sole executor and residuary legatee, and who proved the same 27th August, 1839. In December, he was called upon to take probate of the paper in question, purporting to be a codicil in favour of Anne Melton (now Mackenzie, the wife of Tom Dight Mackenzie), bearing date 6th July, 1838 ...

"THE BRITISH EXODUS", Taunton Courier, and Western Advertiser [England] (29 September 1852), 2

On Monday the 29th inst., a public meeting, convened by the Hunter River Gold Mining Company, was held in the theatre of the Mechanics' Institution, Southhampton buildings. the company, according to the prospectus was formed "on the cost-book principle," for working of a mineral district of 2,000 acres, and granting 4,000 passages, by allotment, in first class vessels to Australia ... This extraordinary country presented extraordinary attractions to emigrants from other countries as the climate was unusually salubrious and healthy. Thomas D. Mackenzie said that it might indeed be said to have no winter at all; in New South Wales especially. It is alleged by some, however, that there were occasionally exceedingly hot scorching winds ...

"SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE", Empire (17 November 1853), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60146304

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (25 November 1853), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12950636

THE MACKENZIE BROTHERS. MESSRS. T. D. MACKENZIE and, HARRY MACKENZIE, Professors of Music and Singing, honoured by the patronage of Her Most Gracious Majesty Queen Victoria, H. R. H. Prince Albert, H. R. Highness the Duchess of Kent, &c, &c., beg to announce their arrival in Sydney, where they intend giving a series of Entertainments, comprising readings from Shakespere, and original vocal composition. Particulars in future advertisements.

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (16 December 1853), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12955931 

NEW SONGS, by HARRY MACKENZIE - "I was Happy 'till I knew Thee;" "I Mention not Her Name;" "Never Give Up;" - "A more vigorous and spirit stirring air is rarely published. - Eliza Cook's Journal ; also vide Times, Musical Review, &c. To be had at Mr. H. MARSH'S, George-etreet, and Mr. JOHNSON, Pitt-street.

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (25 February 1854), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12960212

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (10 July 1854), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12951904

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (8 September 1855), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12982553

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (15 June 1857), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12997008

"CUSTOMS DUTIES", The Argus (27 June 1860), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5685040

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (11 August 1860), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13044188

[Advertisement]: "VOLUNTEERS' SONG", The Sydney Morning Herald (22 December 1860), 10

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13050514

"INSOLVENCIES DURING THE MONTH", The Sydney Morning Herald (21 October 1863), 9

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13093191

[Legislative Assembly], The Sydney Morning Herald (2 April 1864), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13091748

[Advertisement], Empire (8 October 1864), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60553970

"New Music", The Sydney Morning Herald (25 January 1865), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13101760

Under the title of "Good Bye," a new ballad has just boen published by Mr. W. J. Johnson, of Pitt-street. The words are by Walter Allen, and the music is the composition of Harry Mackenzie. Both words and music are pretty, and the song bids fair to become a favourite.

"DEATHS", The Sydney Morning Herald (10 April 1867), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13148068

"CORONER'S COURT", The Sydney Morning Herald (14 December 1875), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13364386

The City Coroner held an inquest yesterday, at Kramer's Woollahra Hotel, touch the death of a man named Tom Dight Mackenzie. The following depositions were taken: - Anne Mackenzie deposed: She resides at Waverly Road, near Piper-street, Woollahra; the deceased was her husband, a native of Cheltenham, England; he was formerly employed in the Customs and Treasury, and latterly in the Lands Department; he had been in very bad health lately, and his mind was quite gone; at times he was not conscious of what he was doing; he had been that way for at least two years; during the last week he had been unable to attend to his duties ... The jury fund "That the said Tom Dight Mackensie at Woollahra, on the 11th instant, committed suicide by taking an overdoes of strychnine while labouring under temporary insanity."

"DEATHS", The Sydney Morning Herald (16 December 1875), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article28400763

"The Lion Flag of England. By Harry Mackenzie", The Spectator (18 November 1876), 27

http://archive.spectator.co.uk/article/18th-november-1876/27/the-lion-flag-of-england-by-harry-mackenzie-c-boos 

[News], Exeter and Plymouth Gazette [England] (9 May 1877), 3

Mention has been made in several Devonshite papers recently of the new song of the Bideford poet, [Edward] Capern - "The Lion Flag," and just praise has been given both to the words and to the music to which it has been set. The composer of the music is Mr. Harry Mackenzie, but I do not think it is generally known that he is the Harry Mackenzie, the author of so many English melodies, and that he has been residing at Northam for some years; but such is the case ...

1881 England Census for Harry Mackenzie, Devon, Bideford

20 Quay [Street] / Harry Mackenzie / 62 / No profession or business, but income derived from New South Wales / [born] Bampton, Oxfordshire/ Eliza do. / 64

England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1889

MACKENZIE, Harry. Personal Estate £119 1s. 8d. 27 June [1889] The Will of Harry Mackenzie late of Bideford in the County of Devon Gentleman who died 24 May 1889 at Elmsleigh-terrace in Bideford was proved at Exeter by james Wyatt of 17 High-street Bideford Draper the sole Executor.


Musical publications (Harry)

England:

British Melodies ... The words by Mrs. McMullan [1843; 1850]; copy at British Library

Fear not if while around thee, ballad, the poetry written by Mrs. McMullan [1843; 1850]; copy at British Library

I mention not her name [? 1853]

I was happy till I knew thee, ballad ... the words by F. Kortright [1853]; copy at British Library

Never give up [song] Written by M. F. Tupper [1853]; copy at British Library

The lion flag of England [song] (London: Boosey, [1876])

Australia:

Such is life, ballad, the words by Walter Allen, the music composed and respectfully dedicated to the Misses Allen (Toxteth Park) by Harry Mackenzie (Sydney: published for the author by H. Marsh & Co, [1855]); The Australian cadeau no. 15 (8 September 1855)

http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/210739512 

Such is life (Sydney: J. R. Clarke, [1857]); from Marsh's plates above

http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/23002116 

Volunteer's song (words: Henry Halloran) ([Sydney: W. J. Johnson, 1860])

NO COPY IDENTIFIED

Good bye (words: Walter Allen) ([Sydney: W. J. Johnson, 1865])

NO COPY IDENTIFIED

Such is life (Sydney: J. Reading, [1870]); from Marsh's plates above

http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/13392327 

Such is life (Sydney: W. H. Paling, [? 1901]); in Paling's annual no. 22

http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/168579534 





MACKENZIE, Harry

Pipe major

Active Queensland, QLD, by 1876


Documentation:

 [News], The Darling Downs Gazette (25 November 1876), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article76919712

"CALEDONIAN SOCIETY", The Darling Downs Gazette (11 December 1879), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article76050350

[Advertisement], The Brisbane Courier (24 September 1887), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article3479507

[News], The Brisbane Courier (28 September 1892), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article3548649

[Advertisement], The Brisbane Courier (29 June 1907), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article19379066





McKENZIE, John

Bandsman, musician

Active VDL (TAS), by 1851
Died Launceston, TAS, 2 October 1873, aged 73


Documentation:

[Advertisement], Launceston Examiner (9 August 1851), 7

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36260964

(ADVERTISEMENT.) A LETTER appeared in Wednesday's Chronicle (of the 6th instant) detailing an account of grievances suffered by Mr. Allan, formerly fifer of the 96th regiment, and now messenger of the sheriff's office. It is a gross falsehood, as far as relates to St. Joseph's Band, except two statements. They are as follows. The letter alluded to, as giving the sentiments of the committee, that the band would not play on a political occasion, is true; the drummer did receive £l, at nine o'clock, on Friday night; he, the drummer, did not know that he was to get anything to that moment; he never was promised any reward for not playing; the pound he got was nearly all subscribed by the band, not one penny of it was got from any of the League or government party; the words ticket-of-leave were never mentioned or alluded to; the band do not know whether the drummer holds a ticket-of-leave or not. In justice to Mr. Dowling, I am bound to state that he never interfered on the occasion referred to, nor did any member of the League. Other statements are well known to be invented falsehoods, and not worth contradicting. Now for Fifer Allen's loyalty that the Chronicle speaks of. He, the said fifer, played for the delegates, and would do so to-morrow again for one half-crown. So much for his loyalty. He was discharged from the St. Joseph's Band for want of ability to teach them, although he found it very convenient to pretend friendship to the members of the band. His being dismissed is the only possible reason he could have for trying to slander them. JOHN McKENZIE. August 9, 1851. N.B. - If I shall hear any more of Mr. Allen's nonsense I shall explain a little more in a future period.

[Advertisement], The Cornwall Chronicle (20 August 1851), 526

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article65574975

[Advertisement], Launceston Examiner (27 August 1851), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36261089

"DEATHS", Launceston Examiner (7 October 1873), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article52889055

At Forest Road, on 2nd October, John McKenzie, aged 73.


Associations:

St. Joseph's Band

James Allen





MACKIE, Robert

Piano tuner and repairer, music seller, music publisher, musical agent, composer

Born Scotland, c.1821
Active Melbourne, VIC, by 1856 (late of Edinburgh)
Died South Yarra, VIC, 21 April 1865, in his 45th year

http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Robert+Mackie+d1865 (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)


Summary:

Robert Mackie, "late of Edinburgh" and for "fifteen years principal Tuner with the eminent firms of Collard and Collard, and Allison and Allison, London" was active in Melbourne early in 1856.

He published his own Toorak polka in June 1859, and in 1860 a "new edition" of Jessie's dream (a story of the relief of Lucknow ...  written by Grace Campbell; composed by John Blockley) (a resissue under his own cover of the almost identical edition by McCulloch and Stewart in 1860, Jessie's dream).

His own "Australian Scotch song", The birthday o' the year, a setting of words by George Lindsay, appeared at New Year 1861.


Documentation:

[Advertisement], The Argus (16 February 1856), 7

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4830893

PIANOFORTES Tuned and Repaired promptly, town and country. Robert Mackie, from Collard's, 179 Flinders-street east.

[Advertisement], The Argus (2 March 1857), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article7145412

LONDON PIANOFORTE WAREHOUSE, 32 Swanston-street. - ROBERT MACKIE, fifteen years principal Tuner with the eminent firms of Collard and Collard, and Allison and Allison, London. Pianofortes tuned and thoroughly repaired. N.B. - R. M. docs not keep a staff of ignorant pretenders, but attends to Tuning personally. Tuning within a circuit of five miles from Melbourne, Half Guinea.

[Advertisement], The Argus (21 April 1857), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article7148269 

JUST Received : per Lightning, all the Newest MUSIC from home. Robert Mackie, 32 Swanston-street.

[Advertisement], The Argus (22 May 1857), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article7132195 

QUADRILLE OFFICE, for Providing Bands and Pianists for Balls and Parties. Robert Mackie, 32 Swanston-street.

[Advertisement], The Argus (6 November 1857), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article7141607

[Advertisement], The Argus (11 June 1859), 7

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5682613

[Advertisement], The Argus (6 March 1860), 7

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5678340

[News], The Argus (15 January 1861), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5696704

We have pleasure in drawing attention to another colonial musical production, which cannot fail to become a favourite when known. It is, "The birthday o' the year: Australian Scotch song," of which the words are by Mr. George Lindley, and the music by Mr. Robert Mackie, the publisher. Both words and music show much taste and feeling. We are really glad to know that we have among us composers and writers of songs so good as this, and that we noticed yesterday [Louis Lewis's What Sounds are these]. We must also congratulate the musical public on the fact, that native producers in this line do not, as is generally the case, deem it necessary to exact for the native production a sum thrice as much as for the imported article. These songs are published at about the same price as they would be in London.

[Advertisement], The Argus (21 September 1863), 7

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5735684 

NOTICE is hereby given, that the PARTNERSHIP heretofore existing between the undersigned Robert Mackie and William Anderson, in the business of pianoforte and music sellers, and carried on at No. 32 Swanston-street, in the city of Melbourne, under the style of R. MACKIE and Co., has been DISSOLVED by mutual consent. All debts due by the late firm, and all outstanding accounts due to the said partnership, will be paid and received by the said Robert Mackie, who will for the future continue to carry on the said business. Dated the tenth day of September, A. D. 1863. ROBERT MACKIE. WILLIAM ANDERSON Witness - Edw. M. Gibbs, articled clerk to James Wisiwould, solicitor, Melbourne.

"THE NEWS OF THE DAY", The Age (11 February 1865), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article155029897 

We observe that, on Monday evening next, a grand concert, for the benefit of Mr. Robert Mackie, formerly musicseller, Swanston street, is to take place in St. George's Hall. The concert is to be under the patronage of the Mayor and corporation of the city, and of Captain Standish, Provincial Grand Master of Freemasons under the English Constitution, and of the freemasons generally, of which ancient fraternity Mr. Mackie has been a member for twenty-five years. Mr. Horsley has kindly consented to officiate as conductor and Mr. King as leader of the orchestra; while Mr. Montague and Mr. Mackie will alternately preside at the piano. All the artistes have obtained a more or less distinguished position in tho musical world in this city; and amongst the names we observe those of Miss Warden and Miss Liddle, and the Messrs Angus, Howson, King and Ewart. Tho programme comprises selections from favorite operas, interspersed with popular songs and ballads.

[News], The Argus (13 February 1865), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5733836

"DEATHS", The Argus (24 April 1865), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5734489

MACKIE- On the 21st inst., at Clutha-cottage, South Yarra, Mr. Robert Mackie (late of Edinburgh), in his forty-fifth year. Edinburgh papers please copy.

"Funeral notices", The Argus (24 April 1865), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5734503

THE Friends of the late Mr. ROBERT MACKIE, musicseller (late of Swanston-stroet), are respectfully invited to follow his remains to the place of Interment, Melbourne Cemetery. Funeral to move from Clutha-cottage, Victoria street, South Yarra, THIS DAY (Monday), at one o'clock p.m, passing Prince's-bridge, about half-past one.


Bibliography and resources:

Neidorf 1999, 286

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

http://ro.uow.edu.au/theses/2926 (DIGITISED)




McLEAN, Edward (Teddy)

Dancer, ballet master

Born Dublin, Ireland, 1840
Died Randwick, NSW, 23 June 1915, aged 75


McLEAN, Elizabeth (Miss Lizzie SHAPTER)

Dancer

Born ? (Daughter of Edward SHAPTER)
Died Point Piper, NSW, August 1886


Summary:

Edward Shapter's daughter, Miss Lizzie Shapter was a danseuse with the Lyster and Cagli Opera company in the 1870s, married to Edward McLean, ballet master at the Theatre Royal, Sydney.


Documentation:

[Advertisement], Empire (25 December 1863), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60553631

"THE LATE FATAL FIRE", Empire (9 January 1872), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60879904

Mr. Edward McLean, the ballet master, lost all his music and splendid wardrobe of pantomimic dresses.

"THEATRE ROYAL", Evening News (29 July 1876), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article107192858

"Funerals", The Sydney Morning Herald (3 August 1886), 12

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13641459

"GOSSIP OF THE THEATRES", Referee (30 June 1915), 15

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article129345296





McLEAN, Hector Roderick (from 1880s Hector MACLEAN)

Organist, choir director, music examiner, composer

Born St Pancras, London, England, 1851
Arrived Sydney, NSW, 1874
Died Parramatta, NSW, 29 January 1935, aged 82 [sic]

http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-523537  (NLA persistent identifier)

http://nla.gov.au/anbd.aut-an35475628 Libraries Australia Authorities)


THIS ENTRY IS A STUB


Documentation:

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (12 December 1874), 11

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13348079

"MUSICAL ARRANGEMENTS AT THE INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION. TO THE EDITOR", The Sydney Morning Herald (13 May 1879), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13434507

"DEATHS", The Sydney Morning Herald (30 January 1935), 12

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article17120068

"OBITUARY. Mr. H. R. MACLEAN", The Sydney Morning Herald (2 February 1935), 19

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article17161359

Mr. Hector R. Maclean, a musician of former years, died at Parramatta on Tuesday, aged 82 years. Mr. Maclean had a long and varied experience as an organist and choirmaster, his first appointment being to Partis College. Bath, at the age of 17. He obtained his professorship in music at Trinity College, London. On his arrival in Sydney in 1875, he secured the appointment as organist and choir director at St. Philip's, Church Hill. In 1877, he transferred to St. James', where he was organist and musical conductor for 20 years. Later, he served at St. Barnabas, Sydney, and St. John's, Parramatta. Mr. Maclean was one of the founders of the Sydney College of Music in 1894. He was an examiner in music for the Sydney University, and adjudicated at many eisteddfods and conducted several choral societies. He composed songs, pianoforte pieces, anthems, an operetta, Populaire, performed at Government House while Lord Carrington was Governor, and a setting of the Greek play, Agamemnon, which was produced by University students. He was a member of the Musical Association of New South Wales, and was at one time a member of the council ...


Musical works (early):

The adieu (nocturne for pianoforte) (Sydney: Elvy, [1874])

http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/12224206 





McLEOD, Angus (Mr. M'LEOD; Angus McLEOD)

Bandmaster, master of the band of the 21st Regiment, professor of music, flautist, pianist

Born West Indies (with 21st Regiment), 17 October 1786
Arrived Sydney, NSW, October 1833(per Lord Lyndoch)
Arrived Hobart Town, VDL (TAS), December 1833
Died Richmond, TAS, 12 February 1863, aged 77

http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Angus+McLeod+d1863 (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)

See also Band of the 21st Regiment


Summary:

Angus McLeod arrived in Hobart with his wife and children by July 1833, announcing immediately his intention to stay and settle in Hobart when eventually his regiment moved on.

With his band of the 21st Regiment, he took his benefit at the Theatre Royal in Hobart in July 1837, performing "a piece of music entitled The British camp in Portugal", the advertisement for which lists the titles of 17 movements, corresponding roughly with the list given for a version of the same work performed in Leeds, England, by the Band of the 5th Dragoon Guards in 1827 (elsewhere attributed to "Blaney").

At his benefit in February 1838, the program included Neukomm's song The sea, sung by Arthur Falchon and "Accompanied by the band of the regiment, and arranged expressly by Mr. M'Leod for the occasion", and the "celebrated French Horn Echo".

As previosuly announced, he stayed on to settle in Hobart when his regiment left early in 1839.

At the Government Ball in November 1839:

the music, under the conduct and arrangement of that yery talented musician, and very estimable man, Mr. M'Leod, was well selected, and admirably performed. Quadrilles and Waltzes were the order of the night.

At a concert in June 1840 McLeod played a "Flute concerto, with orchestral accompaniments, OTTO", and Mayseder's Paganini variations. The string player John McLeod, who appeared with him in Launceston in 1841, is probably a relative.


Documentation:

"THE ARMY", Southern Reporter and Cork Commercial Courier [Ireland] (10 March 1831), 3

"THE ARMY", Freeman's Journal [Dublin] (11 March 1831), 4

"THE ARMY", Morning Advertiser [London] (14 March 1831), 4

The Colonel and Officers of the 21st Fusileers, at Kilkenny, have presented an elegant silver snuff-box, beautifully engraved with regimental and harmonic devices, to Angus McLeod, master of the band, for his long and faithful services in that regiment.

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

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4191802

The colony has recently acquired a considerable accession of musical talent in the bandmaster of the 21st fusileers who on the removal of the regiment to India, proposes, we learn, to remain and become a settler in the colony; and Mr. Peck, an experienced performer on the violin, who, we learn, has acquired most of the peculiar talents of Paganani. These being added, to our old and tried favourites Messrs. Reichenberg, Deane, Russel, Marshall, Williams, of the 63d., with several others not actual professors, in conjunction with Mrs. Davis, and other ladies of vocal acquirement, will shortly, we are glad to learn, unite their talents and delight the inhabitants of Hobart-town with a concert inferior to none out of London. Since writing the above, we observe a concert is fixed for Monday next.

"DOMESTIC INTELLIGENCE", The Sydney Herald (21 October 1833), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12847971

"SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE", The Sydney Herald (5 December 1833), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12848311

For Madras via Hobart Town, this morning, the ship Lord Lyndoch, Captain William Johnstone, in ballast. Passengers, Colonel Leahy, Lieutenant Wrixon, Lieutenant Lamotte, Lieutenant Mundy, Lieutenant Ansley, Quarter-master Fairgrieve, 10 sergeants, 4 drummers, and 127 rank and file of the 21st Regiment; Captain Mandillon, 54th Regiment; Mrs. Wrixon, Mrs. Fairgrieve; and child; Mr. Mc'Leod, Band-master, Mrs. Mc'Leod, and 4 children; 24 women, and 22 children. Dr. Stewart, R. N., in Medical Charge of the Troops.

[News], The Hobart Town Courier (19 August 1836), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4175739

We beg to invite the attention of the friends of the regular drama and music, to the benefit of Mr. M'Leod, the professor of music, which takes place on Monday. The entertainments will well repay the audience, especially the music, which is, we learn, most select and novel.

[Advertisement], Colonial Times (11 July 1837), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8650163

Theatre Royal, Hobart Town. MR. ANGUS McLEOD respectfully begs leave to inform the ladies and gentlemen of Hobart Town and its vicinity, that his BENEFIT will take place on Monday next, the 17th instant, on which occasion he humbly solicits their kind patronage. The performance will commence with that favorite piece, called ROBROY MCGREGOR, with the Original Overture. After which, The Military band, in attend[ance by the] kind permission of Major Deare, will perform on the Stage, a piece of Music intituled, The British Camp in Portugal, Containing the following movements: - 1. At night previous to battle; 2. Day Break; 3. Morning gun, loud clash of drums; 4. Reveille, with drums and fifes; 5. Sun-rise, bird music; 6. Morning parade, roll on the drums to assemble the troops; 7. The respective Companies marching to the Grand Parade; 8. Troop on Parade; 9. The Enemy discovered at a distance; 10. The alarm bugle; 11. Enemies alarm; 12. The French marching at a distance; 13. The drums in the British Camp beating to Arms; 14. The gallant 42nd Highlanders marching to Battle; 15. The Engagement; 16. English Trumpet of Victory; 17. Grand March of Victory; FINALE - God have the King. After which, the favorite overture of FRA DIAVOLO. The whole to conclude with the laughable Farce of THE DISAGREEABLE SURPRISE. N. B. - In order that the whole may be concluded at an early hour, the performanee will commence at 7 o'clock precisely.

[Advertisement], Colonial Times (6 February 1838), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8650457

[Advertisement], The Hobart Town Courier (9 February 1838), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4167149

Theatre Royal. Hobart Town. For the Benefit of MR. McLEOD. MR. McLEOD, Bandmaster, begs most respectfully to inform his friends, patrons, and the public of Hobart, and its vicinity, that his benefit will take place on MONDAY EVENING, FEB. 12, 1838, on which occasion he most humbly solicits their patronage and support. The Evening's entertainments will commence with the celebrated Scottish drama, entitled, WARLOCK of the GLEN. BETWEEN THE PIECES, A Solo on the flute - composed by Charles Scholl, first flute player at the Theatre Royal, Vienna - by a Pupil of Mr. McLeod. SONG - "THE SEA." Accompanied by the band of the regiment, and arranged expressly by Mr. McLepd for the occasion, - MR FALCHON. The celebrated FRENCH-HORN ECHO, by the full Band of the Regiment on the stage. The Evening's entertainments to conclude with, for the last time this season, the celebrated opera of MIDAS ...

"DOMESTIC INTELLIGENCE", Colonial Times (11 December 1838), 7

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8749232

... The Band-master, Mr, M'Leod, who is universally esteemed, will not accompany the regiment to India, but, will, we are happy to say, remain here with us.

[News], Colonial Times (26 February 1839), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8749446

We have great pleasure in publishing a Letter from Major Deare, Commanding the 21st R. S. F, to the late Band-Master of that Regiment, Mr. McLeod : it is highly complimentary to Mr. McLeod, and most creditable to Major Deare and his brother Officers. Mr. McLeod, we understand; has been, so to speak, fifty-two years attached to the Regiment, having, in fact, been born in it, and, some years ago, he was presented, on parade, with a handsome and massy silver snuff box, the gift of the officers, in token of their esteem for his excellent conduct and most assiduous exertions as Band-Master. We can, from our knowledge, confidently speak of Mr. McLeod's politeness and amenity; and we feel gratified in keeping him amongst us, as a teacher of an art, in which be so greatly excels, and which now constitutes almost a necessary accomplishment:

(1.) Hobart Town, Feb. 24, 1839. DEAR SIR, - I beg to enclose you a copy of a Regimental Order, I have thought it proper to issue on your retirement from the Regiment. I have done so, because I wish to be recorded, in writing, the opinion entertained (by me, after an acquaintance of twenty years, and the whole ot the Officers at present serving in the Regiment, as well as those who have left it), of your character, and of your value. It is my intention, before I embark, to address a letter to the Colonial Secretary, in which I shall strongly recommend you for an appointment under the Colonial Government, should it, at any time, be your wish to enter into its service; and this I shall do with as much pleasure as confidence, knowing, that, in offering your services to the Government, I shall be introducing to it an Individual, in whose integrity and honor, it may place the highest reliance. I regret very much indeed the loss of you; but, after your long service, it would be unjust even to wish, that you and your young family should accompany us to India. I beg, again, to assure you of the very sincere regard I feel for you, and the interest I Shall have in the future welfare of yourself and family, of which, I request you will from time to time do me the favor to inform me. I shall always be glad to hear of you, and, the more so, if that prosperity attends you, which I most sincerely hope and trust will. - In this hope, believe me, dear Sir, your faithful friend, GEO. DEARE, Major, Commanding 21st Fusileers.

(2) Extract from Regimental Orders, dated 24th of February, 1839. Major Deare cannot embark with the head-quarters without expressing in public orders his great regret, at the loss the regiment sustains in the retirement of Mr. Angus McLeod. Through an unusually long period of honorable service of upwards of 40 years, Mr. McLeod has maintained, and most truly deserved, the highest character, of which indeed he has for some years worn, the most honorable distinguishing badge bestowed upon him by his King. Having already received this mark of his Sovereign's approbation, it only remains to Major Deare to express to Mr. McLeod the sincere regret felt by him and the whole of the Officers at losing his services - the same of which have at all times been fully appreciated by the regiment; and to assure Mr. McLeod that he bears with him the good and kind wishes of all the Officers of the Royal Scotch fusileers, for his future welfare and prosperity,- and for that of Mrs. McLeod and all his family.

(3.) Hobart Town, 25th Feb., 1839. SIR, -It is impossible for me to express, in adequate terms, the gratitude which I feel for the truly handsome Regimental1 Order, which you have been pleaced to issue upon the departure of the 21st Royal Scotch Fusileers for India, so far beyond my merits or expectation, - increased as the obligation is by the kind manner in which you have honored me by communicating it. Born in the regiment, it is natural I should feel the approaching separation, as from that of a beloved parent; but when to this is added the recollection, which will go with me to my grave, of the generous manner in which I have ever been treated by every Officer of that distinguished corps, particutarly those in command, I need not say that to express my feelings is impossible. I can, then, only add, that I shall ever anxiously look for intelligence of the 21st Royal Scotch Fusileers; and its prosperity as a body, yours, as its Commanding Officer, and that of every Officer and individual serving in it, is and ever will be the object nearest my heart. - I have the honor to be, Sir, your ever graterul servant, ANGUS McLEOD. [to] Major Deare, Commanding 21st Fusileers.

[Advertisement], Colonial Times (8 October 1839), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8750127

Music. MR. McLEOD, late Band Master to the 21st R. S. F., begs to Inform his friends and the public, that he has removed to Fusileer Cottage, near St. George's Church, his own residence, recently occupied by the Rev Mr. Ewing. He gives lessons on the Piano Forte, and other Instruments, mentioned in his former announcements; and his capacious Music Room is open at all times for the practice of his pupils. October 7, 1839.

"The Government Ball", Colonial Times (12 November 1839), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8750241

[Advertisement], Colonial Times (9 June 1840), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8750806

"The Campbeltown Ball", Launceston Courier (3 May 1841), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article84675576

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

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

"THE LATE MR. ANGUS McLEOD", The Mercury (14 February 1863), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8815295

Our obituary to-day records the death of a very old and respected colonist of nearly thirty years standing. Mr. Angus McLeod formerly band-master of the 21st Regiment of Royal Scottish Fusileers, expired at his son-in-law's residence at Richmond on Thursday evening last, at the ripe age of 77. Mr. McLeod was born on the 25th October 1786. He served in the 21st Regiment for a period of upwards of 40 years, during which he was for 25 years bandmaster ...

"DEATH OF A VETERAN", The Cornwall Chronicle (21 February 1863), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article72193111

Our obituary contains a notice of the decease of Mr. Angus McLeod, an old colonist, who was much respected in the various circles in which he was known. He died in the 77th year of his age, after an illness of about four months, during which he was attended by Dr. Agnew until about a month ago, when he removed from Hobart Town to the residence of his son-in-law, Mr. William Harrison, Richmond. At Richmond he had the professional services of Dr. Coverdale, until nature succumbed to disease and decay, and he died very peacefully in the presence of several members of his family and other sympathising friends, after having received with them the Holy Sacrament at the hands of the Rev. Mr. Galor, of the Church of England, of which church he was a firm, consistent, and honored member. As the deceased was formerly in the Army, it may be gratifying to many friends to give a few particulars. He was born on the 25th October, 1786, in the 21st, or Royal North British Fusiliers to which regiment his father, a Highlander, belonged. His birth took place, we are informed, in the West Indies, and in early life he became a member of the profession of his father. His conduct in the regiment was so exemplary and honorable that he won the esteem of the officers, and his comrades, which indeed he never forfeited ; those who served with him in the regiment (and there are several of his old comrades surviving in the vicinity of Hobart Town) always regarded him as a genuine soldier, scrupulously attentive to his duties, and remarkable for those principles of honor, uprightness, and integrity, which characterise the best of Britain's defenders. It is not surprising that the path of promotion was open to him, and that he was in good time advanced to that position in the regiment which made him a model non-commissioned officer, and secured the notice and approval of his immediate superiors. In the latter end of 1830, having been some years a non-commissioned officer and Master of the Band, Mr. McLeod obtained an honorable discharge from the service; but the officers of the regiment, in order to mark their sense of his value, presented him with a very massive silver snuff box, purchased with one day's pay of the officers, from the highest to the lowest. This testimonial was presented with much ceremony, in the presence of the regiment by Lord Forbes the Colonel, an interesting account of which was published in the United Services Journal ...

Mr. McLeod, although discharged from the regiment in the usual way, was immediately appointed Master of the band, for the functions of which he was so competent; and when the 21st was ordered to Van Diemen's Land, he accompanied it, arriving in the colony with the Head Quarters by the Lord Lyndoch in December, 1833. At the end of five years the regiment was ordered to India, when Mr. McLeod detarmined to retire from the post of Band Master, and with his family, a young and rising one, to settle in the colony ...

Mr. McLeod obtained an appointment in the Probatian Department, aud on the 15th October, 1841 he became Superintendent of the Probation Station at Jericho, near Oatlands, under the administration of Sir John Franklin. The duties of that office Mr. McLeod fulfilled with the same manly and upright regard to the wishes of his superiors in the Department and the same kind and [illegible] humanity, which had distinguished his career as a soldier, and his management of the men and boys placed under his care, ensured the entire satisfaction of Captain Forster, the Comptroller General, and all concerned. On changes occuring in the department some four or five years afterwards, Mr. McLeod was transferred to the female House of Correction at Launceston as Superintendent, Mrs. McLeod being appointed Matron of the same establishment. The death of Mrs. McLeod about 1847, necessitated another change, and Mr. McLeod became Superintendent of the Hiring Depot, Launceston, an office which he filled until further changes were made, and he finally retired from the department with a pension. Deceased has left six children, five of whom are in this colony, three married. Mr. McLeod was a much esteemed member of the Masonic Order, formerly of Lodge 33 J.C and recently of Lodge 345. To show the respect felt for his memory, the brethren of the Lodges aud Companions of the Chapters are summoned to follow the remains in Masonic costume, an honor but seldom accorded. The funeral is fixed to take place on Monday afternoon, from the residence of an esteemed friend, Mr. Mackay, New Town, to the New Town Church.



McLEOD, John (M'LEOD)

Viola (tenor) player, orchestra leader, ? bandsman (21st Regiment)

Active Hobart and Launceston, VDL (TAS), 1838-41


Summary:

Probably a relative of Angus McLeod, John McLeod acted as "leader of the orchestra" (the band of the 21st Regiment) at Hobart Theatre in August 1838.


Documentation:

[Advertisement], Colonial Times (28 August 1838), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8748961

[Advertisement], The Courier (6 November 1840), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2957784

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

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


Bibliography and resources:

"Fusileer Cottage, Hobart", On the convict trail (blog), posted 6 July 2014

http://ontheconvicttrail.blogspot.com.au/2014/07/fuselier-cottage.html 

... Originally built as a gentleman's residence in Battery Point, this pretty little cottage was built using sandstone but also included quite a lot of bluestone ... It was built around 1840 for Angus Mcleod, a Scottish musician and soldier who was the bandleader for the 21st Royal Scottish Fusiliers regiment ...


References (The British camp in Portugal)

Playbill, The Theatre, Leeds [England], 7 September 1827

http://www.leodis.net/playbills/item.asp?ri=200366_64390201 

[Advertisement], Kentish Weekly Post or Canterbury Journal [England] (1 December 1829), 1

THEATRE, CANTERBURY ... On FRIDAY Evening, DECEMBER 4th, 1829 ... In the course of the evening, will performed by the BAND the 5th Dragoon Guards, on the Stage, a grand Military Piece, and surprise from the Enemy previous to Battle called, THE BRITISH CAMP IN PORTUGAL, by BLANEY ; 1 Sun Rise; 2 Bugle Reveille; 3 Morning Gun; 4 The assembly of the Troops; 5 Morning Parade; 6 The Enemy described at a distance; 7 The Alarm; 8 Evening's Bugle; 9 French March at a distance; 10 Drums beat to Arms; 11 42nd Royal Highlanders marching to Battle; 12 88th Conaught Rangers ditto; 13 The Engagement; 14 British Trumpet of Victory; 15 Funeral March, Burial of the Dead; 16 Grand March of Victory; 17 Downfall of Paris; 18 GOD SAVE THE KING ...

[Advertisement], Leicester Journal [England] (28 October 1831), 3

THEATRE, LEICESTER. Mr. DODD BEGS leave to return his grateful acknowledgments to the Nobility, Gentry, and Public in general for past favours, and respectfully announces that his BENEFIT is fixed for MONDAY NEXT, Oct. 31, when will be performed the Celebrated Comedy of PAUL PRY ... After which a Descriptive Military Piece, entitled THE BRITISH CAMP IN PORTUGAL, performed on the Stage by Two Military Bands, in full Costume. To conclude with a Farce called THE ILLUSTRIOUS STRANGER OR, MARRIED AND BURIED.





McLEOD, James (M'LEOD)

Blind musician

Died Sydney, NSW, 17 July 1851, aged 42


Documentation:

"WATER POLICE OFFICE", Empire (19 July 1851), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60036475

"CORONER'S INQUESTS", The Sydney Morning Herald (21 July 1851), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12928773

... on the body of James M'Leod, aged 42, then lying dead in the Infirmary ... it appeared that the deceased was a poor blind man, an itinerant musician, and was brought to the Infirmary on the night of the 10th July, almost insensible; nothing could be elicited from him as to his usual residence. He was rapidly sinking from exhaustion, and he ultimately expired on the 17th inst. . . . it appeared that the deceased was a poor blind musician, well known about Sydney and the suburbs . . .





McLOUGHLIN, Norman

Trombone player, bandsman (band of the 99th Regiment)

Regiment active Australia, from 1843
Died Hobart, TAS, 4 September 1849, aged 39 years


Documentation:

"THE BAND OF THE 99TH", The Sydney Morning Herald (4 September 1844), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article28651200

[Advertisement], The Australian (29 November 1845), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37154101


Bibliography and resources:

B. and M. Chapman, "Norman McLoughlin", Australia's red coat regiments

http://freepages.history.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~garter1/norman%20McLoughlin.htm


Note: Memorial plaque at Anglesea Barracks, Hobart, reads:

Sacred To the memory of Norman MCLAUGHLIN Late Musician in H.M. 99th Regt. who died on the 4th Sept 1849 Aged 39 years. This stone is erected by Catherine MCLAUGHLIN in memory of her beloved husband.





McLUSKIE, Thomas

Musician, convict

Active Sydney, NSW, 1832-33


Documentation:

"NEW SOUTH WALES. RETURN OF ALL CONVICTS ASSIGNED AND TRANSFERRED BETWEEN THE 1ST AND 30TH DAYS OF JUNE, 1832, INCLUSIVE", New South Wales Government Gazette (29 August 1832), 262

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article230388942

2187. M'Luskie Thomas, Waterloo, musician, groom, and soldier, to John M'Laren, Sydney.

[Convict notices], New South Wales Government Gazette (16 January 1833), 27

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article230389644

M'Cluskie Thomas, No. 31-764, Waterloo, 31, Musician, tunes piano's, Groom and Soldier, Dublin, 5 feet 8, grey eyes, brown hair, sallow freckled comp. D under left arm, two raised moles under outer part of right eye, from Mr. M'Laren.





McMAHON, Edward

Cornopean player, amateur bandsman

Active Sydney, NSW, 1848


Documentation:

"SUPREME COURT. Friday. BEFORE the full Court. IN THE MATTER OF THE ST PATRICK'S TOTAL ABSTINENCE BENEFIT SOCIETY", The Sydney Morning Herald (15 April 1848), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12913431

The ATTOURNEY-GENERAL appeared on behalf of the Society, presenting a petition which set forth that the above Society was in existence pursuant to the Act to regulate Friendly Societies in the colony; that one Edward McMahon, blacksmith, was on the 4th January, 1848, duly admitted a member of the Society, and also a member of the musical band attached thereto; that as a member of the band, a musical instrument called a cornopean was entrusted to him to practise on during the pleasure of the Society; that amongst the rules of the Society there was one to the effect that every member should refrain from intoxicating liquors; that the said Edward McMahon was, on the 29th February, duly expelled from the Society, for a glaring breach of this rule; that by an order of the said Society, a demand was made upon him to deliver up the said instrument, which he had repeatedly refused to do; the petition prayed that their Honors might order him to deliver up the said instrument to the trustees and treasurer of the said society, and that he might be ordered to pay the society their costs of this application. The facts set forth in the petition were verified by an affidavit. This petition was presented to the Court pursuant to the 14th section of the 7 Vic. 10, the Act in question, McMahon did not appear. The majority of the Court were of opinion, that the petitioners were entitled to the order as prayed; Mr. Justice Manning however dissented, he being of opinion that the Legislature could never have intended by that section to have given the Court summary jurisdiction to compel a party to deliver over a chattel of this description, as in the petition prayed. The order granted was that Edward Mahon return the instrument forthwith, the Court setting the costs at three guineas, and ordered him to pay them.





McMANIS, Alfred (McMANUS; MACMANUS; MACMANIS)

Professor of music, organist

Born Paramatta, NSW, 1838
Died Waverly, NSW, 23 November 1916


Documentation:

"PARRAMATTA", The Sydney Morning Herald (24 April 1869), 7

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13184130

MISS AITKEN. Pursuant to announcement this popular favourite made her reappearance before a Parramatta audience at the School of Arts, on Monday evening last . . . The intervals between the readings were ably filled up by lady and gentlemen vocalists, who contributed in no small degree to the success of the entertainment. Mr. Alfred M'Manus presided at the pianoforte with customary effect.

"Parramatta", Greville's official Post Office directory of New South Wales (1872- )

"PARRAMATTA", The Sydney Morning Herald (3 February 1877), 7

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13388709

"SOCIAL", The Sydney Mail and New South Wales Advertiser (26 April 1890), 912

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article162077050

"DEATHS", The Sydney Morning Herald (24 November 1916), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article15695638


Bibliography and resources:

"Going on ahead", Blog, Dictionary of Sydney (28 September 2011)

http://trust.dictionaryofsydney.org/going-on-ahead

"Every picture tells a story", Blog, Dictionary of Sydney (12 September 2013)

http://trust.dictionaryofsydney.org/every-picture-tells-a-story


Associations (see 2013-09-12 above)

Alfred McManus was nephew of James McManus (d.1839), who, in October 1829, murdered Edward VALLACE, the bellman of St. John's Parramatta, in the churchyard. Burgin's trick photo, ? c.1870, possibly features later members of the McManis family (see: http://143.119.202.10/album/ItemViewer.aspx?itemid=823560&suppress=N&imgindex=27. Several male and female members of the BURGIN family were also active as amateur musicians and salaried organists in Parramatta c.1900.





MacNAMARA, Francis (Frank MacNAMARA; "Frank the Poet")

Convict, singer, songwriter

Arrived Sydney, NSW, 8 September 1832 (transported per Eliza)
Died Mudgee NSW, 29 August 1861


THIS ENTRY IS A STUB


Documentation:

"SUDDEN DEATH", Empire (4 September 1861), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60487072

http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/macnamara-francis-13073

"FRANK THE POET", Bathurst Free Press (18 June 1862), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article62720455

http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/macnamara-francis-13073/text26392

"THEY SAILED TO PRISON", The Argus (14 July 1956), 10

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article71645913


Other sources (biographical):

Convict details:

http://portal.archives.tas.gov.au/menu.aspx?detail=1&type=C&id=46715

Conduct record:

http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-32,250,174,L,54


Sources of attributed works

"Trimingham manuscript"; State Library of New South Wales

http://www.acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=431049 (DIGITISED)

Thomas Whitley, manuscript transcriptions (c.1891) of poems by Francis MacNamara; State Library of New South Wales

http://www.acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=430619

Martin Cash, the bushranger of Van Diemen's Land in 1843: a personal narrative of his exploits in the bush and his experiences at Port Arthur and Norfolk Island (Hobart: J. Walch, [1870])

http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/8403651

https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/007073591 (DIGITISED)


Bibliography and resources:

Reece 1991

R. H. W. Reece [Bob Reece], "MacNamara, Francis (1810-1861)", Australian dictionary of biography suppl. (2005)

http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/macnamara-francis-13073

Brownrigg 2016

Mark Gregory, "Frank the Poet" (blogspot)

http://www.frankthepoet.com





McNAMEE, John

Trumpeter, bandsman (99th Regiment)

Regiment active Australia, 1843-56


See also Band of the 99th Regiment


Documentation:

"THE BAND OF THE 99TH", The Sydney Morning Herald (4 September 1844), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article28651200

[Advertisement], The Australian (29 November 1845), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37154101





McNAUGHTEN, Mr.

Organ builder

Active Tasmania, 1851


Documentation:

"TASMANIAN CONTRIBUTIONS", The Cornwall Chronicle (29 January 1851), 59

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article65573607

... organ-pipes of Huon pine, bored in the solid with stops in writing-desk muskwood, inlaid with pine, blackwood, she oak, and myrtle by Mr. McNaughten.





MACPHERSON, Daniel

Hymn singer, executed convict

Executed Hobart Town, VDL (TAS), 3 July 1827


Documentation:

"EXECUTION", Hobart Town Gazette (7 July 1827), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8790703

Daniel Macpherson, a boy aged 19, next ascended [the gallows]. He was remarkably fervent and sung the hymn on the scaffold with great loudness and strength of voice; he was formerly a servant to a settler at Ralph's bay, and dated his crimes from the time of his entering the Penitentiary, which he declared had been his ruin, and wondered that such a sink of crime had not long since been swallowed up.





MACQUARIE, Elizabeth Henrietta (CAMPBELL)

Amateur pianist

Born Scotland, 1778
Married Lachlan Macquarie, 1807
Arrived Sydney, NSW, 31 December 1809 (per Dromedary)
Departed Sydney, NSW, 15 February 1822 (per Surry)
Died Jarvisfield, Mull, UK, 11 March 1835

http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-819882 (NLA persistent identifier)


Documentation:

Letter, Elizabeth Macquarie, to Mary Ann Piper, 9 February 1822 (ed. Eldershaw 1939/73, 123)

Sydney Febry. 9th. 1822. Dear Mrs. Piper. My state of health prevents my being able to call on my acquaintances in this Colony to take my leave, I therefore take only the means in my power of assuring you of my good wishes for a long continuance of health, and prosperity to you, Captain Piper and all your family. I have to request your & Captain Pipers acceptance of a Violoncello, which I hope will be found to sound well in your house at Point Piper. - I am Dear Mrs. Piper with much regard Yours sincerely E. H. Macquarie.

Richard Cobbold, Mary Anne Wellington: the soldier's daughter, wife and widow (London: H. Colburn, 1846), vol. 3, 57

https://archive.org/stream/maryannewellingt03cobbuoft#page/57/mode/2up

... 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.


Bibliography and resources:

Marjorie Barnard, "Macquarie, Elizabeth Henrietta (1778-1835)", Australian dictionary of biography 2 (1967)

http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/macquarie-elizabeth-henrietta-2418

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

"Mystery cello comes out to play", The Australian (16 March 2010)

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/arts/mystery-cello-comes-out-to-play/story-e6frg8n6-1225841077332

Heather Clarke, "Mrs Macquarie's Cello & The Flowers of Edinburgh", posted 12 January 2012, Australian Colonial Dance

http://www.colonialdance.com.au/the-flowers-of-edinburgh-368.html

Julie Power and Teije Hylkema, "Taking Mrs Macquarie's legacy for a drive", The Sydney Morning Herald (21 August 2014)

http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/music/taking-mrs-macquaries-legacy-for-a-drive-20140820-1068

[includes video clip of Hylkema playing the Macquarie-Piper cello]

"Elizabeth Macquarie", Wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_Macquarie

Artefacts:

"Mrs. Macquarie's cello": violoncello, made in England by by Thomas Kennedy, by 1814

http://www.lib.mq.edu.au/digital/lema/cello

http://www.lib.mq.edu.au/digital/lema/cello/history.html


Associations:

Thomas Hewitt





MADER, Frederick

Music printer, music publisher, bookbinder, general stationer

Active Sydney, NSW, as Kern and Mader, 1845-53
Active Sydney, NSW, as F. Mader, 1856
Died Dubbo, NSW, 23 December 1882, aged 72

http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Frederick+Mader+d1882 (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)

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


Summary:

As Kern and Mader (c.1850-53), Mader published several works for Isaac Nathan; later, Mader alone published Boulanger's musical keepsake for 1856 (see Edward Boulanger's list of musical works)


Documentation:

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (13 May 1845), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12879444

"MARRIED", The Sydney Morning Herald (4 September 1847), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12895724

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (7 November 1845), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12883318

[Advertisement], Empire (25 June 1853), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article61325485

"Deaths", The Sydney Morning Herald (28 December 1882), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13517523


Bibliography and resources:

Neidorf 1999, 189 (Kern and Mader), 194 (Mader)

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

http://ro.uow.edu.au/theses/2926 (DIGITISED)


Associations:

Charles Kern




MAFFEI, Joseph (Giuseppe MAFFEI; Signor MAFFEI)

Professor of Music (Cornet-a-pistons, Cornopean, Trumpet)

Born ? Italy, c. 1812
Arrived Melbourne, VIC, 14 November 1852 (passenger per Dinapore, from London)
Active Melbourne, VIC, until June 1854 or later

http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Joseph+Maffei+musician+1852-54 (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)


Summary:

He was almost certainly the same Signor Maffei who appeared in instrumental lists in English press advertisements of 1848 and 1865 below.

A Signor Maffei, reportedly a chorus member, sang Masetto, in Don Giovanni in New York in September 1860 (Strong on music, vol. 3, 354)


Documentation:

[Advertisement], Shipping and Mercantile Gazette [London] (15 February 1848), 1

HER MAJESTY'S THEATRE... ENGAGEMENTS FOR THE OPERA ... ORCHESTRA ... M. Zeiss, 1st Trumpet; Signor Maffei, 2d Trumpet; ... Mr. Winterbottom, 1st Trombone; Mr. Martin, 2d Trombone ...

Victoria, Australia, Assisted and Unassisted Passenger Lists

[Ship Dinapore, from London, arrived November 1852] Giuseppe Maffei / 40 / [? Musician] / Italian

[Advertisement], The Argus (20 November 1852), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4788173

MR. JOSEPH MAFFEI, of the Italian Opera, Professor of Music, viz : Cornopean and Trumpet, wishing to follow his profession, is ready to accept any engagement and to teach the before-mentioned instruments. Can be seen at Rhodes's boarding house, next door to Passmore's Hotel, Lonsdale-street.

[Advertisement], The Argus (17 December 1852), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4788540 

[Advertisement], The Argus (18 March 1853), 12

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4790813

[Advertisement], The Argus (13 May 1853), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4792553

[Advertisement], The Argus (13 June 1853), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4793459

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

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4793726

"THURSDAY CONCERT", The Argus (21 July 1853), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4794762 

Under the direction of Signor Maffei, the above entertainment again claims the support of the public this evening, when, judging from the programme, a good concert may be expected. We observe two or three new names, with the reappearance of that of Miss Graham, who is rather a pleasing singer. Again we can point to the moon, and reckon on a full house, especially with the attraction of three ladies.

[Advertisement], The Argus (1 September 1853), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4796459

[Melbourne news], Colonial Times (3 December 1853), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8774947

The entertainment to the ex-Mayor, T. J. Smith, Esq., which took place on the evening of the 24th [November], seems to have been a most brilliant affair ... The taste and judgment of Mr. Ellis and his chief auxiliaries, M. Robillard and Mr. Brogden, were called into play; the vast space was soon covered in with ball-room comforts ... and the bands engaged were those of the 40th Regiment, led by Mr. Johnson, their bandmaster, of the 99th, led by their bandmaster, Mr. Martin, and Mr. Ellis's band, which comprises most of the best musicians in the colony; conducted by Monsieur Fleury and Signor Maffei ...

[Advertisement], The Argus (30 January 1854), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4802591 

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

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4808757

[Advertisement], Windsor and Eton Express [England] (12 August 1865), 1

ITALIAN and FRENCH LANGUAGES and LITERATURE. - An Italian Gentleman of considerable experience in tuition, intends to establish himself in Windsor, giring LESSONS in the above ... Address, Signor A., care of Mr. Maffei, 59, Peascod-street, Windsor.

[Advertisement], Windsor and Eton Express [England] (30 December 1865), 1

WINDSOR AND ETON, Literary, Scientific, and Mechanics' Institution ... ANNUAL SOIREE ... TUESDAY EVENING, JANUARY 2nd, 1866 ... MR. S. SMITH has kindly promised to Preside at the Pianoforte. Miss Rainforth, Mrs. H. Barnby, Miss Kellner, R.A.M., Mr. H. Barnby, Mr. Hunt, Mr. S. Smith, Signor Maffei, J. B. Durant, Esq., and others, will give their valuable services ...

"LITERARY INSTITUTION SOIREE", Windsor and Eton Express [England] (6 January 1866), 4

... Mr. Maffei played a passable solo upon the cornet (the air popularly known "When other Lips," in the Bohemian Girl) ...





MAFFEY, Mr. W. H.

Vocalist

Active Ballarat, VIC, 1860


Documentation:

"News and Notes", The Star (3 August 1860), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66057443 

The Theatre Royal will re-open tonight, when the performances will be for the benefit of that indefatigable caterer for our entertainment - Mr Hoskins, the manager ... A concert will follow, in which Miss Harland, Miss E. Melville, and Mr. W. H. Maffey will sing, and Messrs Fleury and Norman perform on their respective instruments, accompanied by other members of the orchestra in chorus.





MAGENNIS, Patrick

Priest, singer

born Kilkenny, Ireland, 1812
Arrived Sydney, NSW, 1839
Died Appin, NSW, 20 April 1866


Documentation:

"EASTER SUNDAY. SYDNEY", Australasian Chronicle (13 April 1841), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31731454

On Sunday a solemn high mass was celebrated at the cathedral, by the Rev. Mr. Hogan, the Very Rev. F. Murphy acting as assistant priest; the Rev. Mr. Kenny as deacon, the Rev. Mr. Magennis as subdeacon ...

"THE LATE DUKE OF ORLEANS", Australasian Chronicle (13 December 1842), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31738194

... In the choir the solemn Gregorian Missa pro defunctis was beautifully chaunted by the Very Rev. Vicar-General Murphy, as cantor, assisted by the Rev. Mr. Magennis, Mr. Duncan, and Mrs. Curtis, and a select cholr, and accompanied on the organ by Mr. Worgan. The "Requiem," "Kyrie eleison," " Dies irae," "Sanctus," "O Salutaris," "Agnus Dei," together with the preface, pater noster, and the versicles and responses followed in succession, and the whole service, which is of the most solemn and deeply religious character, produced a marked effect upon the assembly, among whom were observed the greater portion of the foreign residents it Sydney, together with numbers of our own countrymen, some of whom had known his late Royal Highness in his early years, and who were led by former recollections to perform this last act of Christian charity in his behalf. At the conclusion of Mass the choir chaunted the psalm "De profundis," while the clergy, accompanied by the officers of the Embuscade, again proceeded from the high altar to the catafalque to perform the ablutions, with which the solemnity concluded ...

"DEATH OF THE REV. P. MAGENNIS", Freeman's Journal (28 April 1866), 266

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article115453959 





MAGILL, John Napier (Lieutenant MAGILL)

Amateur flautist, lieutenant (96th Regiment)

Active Adelaide, SA, 1843
Died (lost in the bush), WA, by 1 July 1848


Documentation:

"AMATEUR CONCERT", South Australian (1 July 1842), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article71621595

[News], South Australian (9 December 1842), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article71622624

[Advertisement], South Australian (7 November 1843), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article71618376

"AMATEUR CONCERT", South Australian Register (11 November 1843), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article27445887

"THIRD ANNIVERSARY OF THE INDEPENDENT ORDER OF ODDFELLOWS", South Australian Register (6 January 1844), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article27446307

[News], South Australian Register (1 July 1848), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article48727177

[News], South Australian Register (27 September 1848), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article48726530


Bibliography and resources:

Anthony F. Harris, "Lieutenant John Napier Magill, 96th Regiment of Foot", Sabretache 49/3 (September 2008), 15-20

http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/158886203





MAGGIOROTTI, Signor (? Luigi MAGGIOROTTI)

Vocalist

Active Melbourne, VIC, and Launceston, TAS, late 1857

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


Summary:

Having most recently sung with Catherine Hayes in Dublin in March and April 1857, and Limerick in early May (billed as "From the Italian Opera House, Paris"), Magiorotti appeared briefly in London at the end of that month, evidently immediately prior to sailing for Melbourne. Maggiorotti first appeared in concert with Enrico Grossi in Melbourne in November 1857, when the Argus reported that he previously had toured with Catherine Hayes "both in Europe and the West Indies", and was "with one or two exceptions ... the best buffo actor we have seen in opera".

He sang with Laglaise and Coulon in Maria Carandini and Lewis Lavenu's company into December, but disappears from the Australian record thereafter.

Was he the bass Luigi Maggiorotti active in the 1820s and 1830s?

According to one guess-estimate, Maggiorotti was born in the late 1790s and died in the early 1860s; but more or less disappeared from view in the 1840s and early 1850s.

Whether or not, he was almost certainly the Magiorrotti who was singing with Marietta Piccolomini in the United States in 1859.


Documentation:

"MUSIC AND THE DRAMA", Warder and Dublin Weekly Mail [Ireland] (21 March 1857), 5

THEATRE ROYAL. - On Monday evening the present series of operas commenced with Lucia de Lammermoor, in which Miss Catherine Hayes and Mr. W. J. Tennant sustained the leading parts. On Tuesday evening Don Pasquale was presented, with Miss Hayes as Norina, Mr. Tennant as Ernesto, Signor Badiali as Malatesta, and Signor Maggiorotti as Don Pasquale .... Signor Maggiorotti sustained the part of Don Pasquale admirably, both in acting and in singing, and was frequently applauded ...

[Advertisement], Limerick Reporter [Ireland] (1 May 1857), 1

THEATRE ROYAL. LIMERICK. ITALIAN OPERAS. MR. HARRIS has the honor to announce he has made arrangements with the celebrated Artiste, Miss Catherine Hayes, To appear for THREE NIGHTS in ITALIAN OPERAS, supported by an efficient Company, selected from the principal Opera Houses in Europe ... Buffo, SIG. MAGGIOROTTI, from the Royal Italian Opera House, Paris, his first appearance ...

[Advertisement], Morning Post [London] (30 May 1857), 1

ROYAL SURREY GARDENS. SATURDAY AFTERNOON OPERA RECITALS. To commence at 3 o'clock. - The Opera selected for THIS DAY (SATURDAY) is DON PASQUALE, supported by Madame Gassier, Signor Nerini, Signor Maggiorotti ...

"THEATRE ROYAL", The Argus (23 November 1857), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article7142369

... Two candidates for public approbation made their appearance on these boards on Saturday evening, in a lyrical entertainment provided for that purpose. These were Signori Maggiorotti and Grossi; both of them natives, we believe, of the city which gave Madlle. Piccolimini to the English stage. Signor Maggiorotti has been singing with Miss Catherine Hayes, both in Europe and the West Indies, and his acting indicates a through familiarity with the boards. In fact, vith one or two exceptions, he is the best buffo actor we have seen in opera, full of dramatic fire and verve; but somewhat too ponderous in frame for such light and mercurial parts as Figaro. Signor Maggiorotti's voice is somewhat limited in range, time apparently having impaired the chest notes. In other respects, so far as we could judge on a first night, and from only hearing him in two cavatinas (both of which were encored, by the way) and a duett, the vocalist's voice is a good one, both in regards quality and power, whilst his acting, as we have said, is admirable ...

[Advertisement], The Argus (25 November 1857), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article7142501

[Advertisement], Launceston Examiner (8 December 1857), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36303220

"Theatre Royal", The Cornwall Chronicle (9 December 1857), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article65726842

"OPERA", The Courier (11 December 1857), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2461359

"DETROIT. MICH.", New York Musical Review and Gazette 10/10 (14 May 1859), 148

http://books.google.com.au/books?id=T_xWAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA148


Bibliography and resources:

Vera Brodsky Lawrence, Strong on music: repercussions 1857-1862 [volume 3] (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1999), 596

http://books.google.com.au/books?id=LR3UkbYqueMC&pg=PA596

Maggiorotti, Luigi

http://worldcat.org/identities/np-maggiorotti, luigi

Engraving; Colleoni, Benedetta; Maggiorotti, Luigi; Verger, Giovanni Battista, [? c.1830]

http://www.bibliotecamusica.it/cmbm/scripts/quadri/scheda.asp?id=2429 





MAGNEY, Herman Augustine

Choir singer, baritone vocalist

Died Woollahra, NSW, 31 July 1897, aged 49


MAGNEY, M.

Choir singer, tenor vocalist


Documentation:

"COMPLIMENTARY CONCERT", Freeman's Journal (26 September 1874), 10

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article115475633

A complimentary concert was given to Miss Winifred O'Hara (the blind vocalist) in St. Francis's hall last Wednesday, when upwards of a thousand persons awarded their patronage . . . Mrs. Gray (late Miss James), Miss Clara Lea, and a number of lady and gentlemen amateurs (principally Madame Bushelle's pupils) rendered valuable assistance, and were frequently encored . . . The duet between Messrs. P. Egan and J. Hinchy was well received, and Mr. H. A. Magney, who sang the 'Slave Ship,' was loudly applauded . . .

"Deaths", The Sydney Morning Herald (7 August 1897), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article14125716

"OBITUARIES", Freeman's Journal (7 August 1897), 16

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article115472821

Mr. Herman Augustine Magney, one of our oldest Catholic choir-singers, and a well-known figure in the city, died at his residence, 'Tarella,' on Saturday night. Mr. Magney joined old St. Mary's choir when a boy, and he was afterwards for many years connected with the pro-cathedral choir and St. Joseph's, Woollahra. He was a prominent member of the old Civil Service Musical Society, and some years ago appeared frequently as a soloist at church and charity concerts. He had a fine baritone voice. Mr. Magney began life 'at the case' in the Freeman office, afterwards joining the S. M. Herald staff. He was one of the first members of the Waverley Bowling Club, but for the last two years he has 'been a member of the City Club. He leaves a mother and sister and three brothers, one of whom is Alderman T. Magney, Mayor of Woollahra. As a. token of respect to the memory of the deceased gentleman, "The Dead March in Saul" was played at the conclusion of the 11 o'clock Mass on Sunday at St. Joseph's Church, Woollahra. The funeral to the Waverley Cemetery on Monday was largely attended. Messrs. John Bede Magney and Thomas Magney were the chief mourners. Mr. Martin Magney, the youngest brother, was too ill to leave his home. The Rev. P. B. Kennedy, O.S.F., assisted by the Rev. T. A. Fitzgerald, O.S.F., officiated at the grave. The late Mr. Magney was in his 49th year.





MAGRUDER (pseud.)

Author, "librettist"

Active Fremantle, WA, 1892


Summary:

This intriguing, and so far as I can find, lost item is likely, of course, to have been merely literary (and satirical) in content, if musical in conceit. Can anyone tell me the "Happy Band and Chosen Six" might have been?


Documentation:

[Advertisement], The West Australian (23 January 1892), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article3030776

"The Happy Band, or The Chosen Six, a comic political West Australian Opera in three Acts, written by MAGRUDER. Price 1s. To be had of all booksellers and stationers. Also throughout the Colony, or of the Author, Henry-street, Fremantle.

[Advertisement], The West Australian (25 January 1892), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article3030814

[Advertisement], The Daily News (25 February 1892), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article77388353





MAGUIRE, Mr.

Bugler (51st Regiment)

Departed WA/TAS, ?
Died India, 1847


Documentation:

"THE 51ST REGIMENT", Inquirer [Perth] (8 December 1847), 1s

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article65771111

Letters have been received, by way of England, conveying a deplorable account of the mortality that has prevailed amongst the detachment of the 51st, recently stationed here, from that scourge of the East, cholera. Amongst the deaths are enumerated those of Serjeants Saxbeach and Chadwick, Corporal George, Private Ault and child, Maguire (bugler), wife and child, with twenty others, whose names are not recorded, and a great numher of women and children ...





MAHONEY, Charles

MAHONEY, Ann

Mouth organ player and singer

Active Sydney, NSW, 1833


Documentation:

"POLICE INDICENTS", The Sydney Herald (8 July 1833), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12847220

Charles Mahony and Ann Mahony, a rare Darby and Joan couple, "For contemplation he and valour formed, For softness she and sweet attractive grace," were charged with rolling through the public streets overnight, he playing on a mouth organ, and she screeching in concert ...





MALLALIEU, Henrietta (Miss PERCIVAL; Madame MALLALIEU; Mrs. W. G. WILLMORE)

Pianist, organist, women's suffrage activist

Born London, England, 27 March 1842
Arrived Brisbane, QLD, 12 May 1864 (per Prince Consort)
Married (Willmore), Brisbane, QLD, 28 December 1885 (separated by 1900)
Died Wynnum, QLD, 22 August 1938, in her 97th year

http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-1462225 (NLA persistent identifier)


Documentation:

[Advertisement], The Brisbane Courier (5 July 1866), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1270445

[Advertisement], The Brisbane Courier (13 July 1866), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1270908

"ENTERTAINMENT AT THE SCHOOL OF ARTS", The Queenslander (6 April 1867), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article20312653

[Advertisement], The Brisbane Courier (1 February 1872), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1292703

[News], The Brisbane Courier (5 May 1880), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article890667

"SUPREME COURT. Willmore v. Willmore", The Brisbane Courier (5 June 1900), 7

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article19077622

"DEATHS", The Courier-Mail (24 August 1938), 14s

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article40981786

"DID MUCH FOR MUSIC IN BRISBANE. Late Mrs. H. Willmore", The Courier-Mail (25 August 1938), 2s

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article40987126

WITH the passing of Mrs. Henrietta Willmore, at her home at Wynnum on August 22, Brisbane lost one who helped to lay the foundations of musical culture in this city. As Madame Mallalieu, she taught many students to appreciate and interpret the works of the great composers. Madame Mallalieu, who later became Mrs. Willmore, was born in England, where her elder sister was also known as a brilliant musician. In collaboration with Mr. R. T. Jefferies, she helped to arrange popular concerts, and was organist at the old St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, in Wickham Terrace. She was a keen worker for the Queensland Women's Electoral League, acting president of the Toowone branch it one time, and a vice-president of the council. Some years ago friends with whom she wished to keep in touch formed the Willmore Discussion Club, it which matters of public interest were discussed. The late Mrs. Willmore, who was in her 97th year, leaves two daughters, Mrs. W. Craig, of Wynnum, and Miss H. Mallalieu.


Bibliography and resources:

Betty Crouchley, "Willmore, Henrietta (1842-1938)", Australian dictionary of biography 12 (1990)

http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/willmore-henrietta-9126

Peter Roennfeldt, "The power of persistence: musical advocates north of the Tweed", Queensland Review 18/1 (January 2011), 42-53





MALON, Corporal (? Michael MALLON; Owen MALLEN)

Bandsman, Kent bugle player (Band of the 28th Regiment)

Active Sydney, NSW, 1841

See also Band of the 28th Regiment


Documentation:

"THE CONCERT", Sydney Free Press (15 July 1841), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article226358081 

Last night Mr. Deane's concert came off with great eclat, the Governor having honoured Mr. D. with his presence on the occasion. Colonel French kindly allowed the band of the 28th to assist, they gave us an air or two, in which Corporal Malon's Solo, on the Kent Bugle was very good ...


Bibliography and resources:

B. and M. Chapman, "Corporal Michael Mallon (1797-1848)", Australia's red coat regiments

http://freepages.history.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~garter1/mallon.htm 





MANSON, William

Bandsman (Band of the 28th Regiment)

Active Sydney, NSW, 1841

See also Band of the 28th Regiment


Documentation:

"LAW INTELLIGENCE", The Sydney Herald (16 February 1841), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12867816

William Manson, late bandsman of the 28th Regiment, who had been convicted of a similar offence [sexual abuse of child], was next placed at the bar, and like the others had nothing to offer in arrest of judgment.





MANTEGANI, Alfred (Alfreddo; A. P. MANTEGANI; MONTEGANI)

Pianist, composer, merchant

Born Wisbech, UK, 5 October 1829
Arrived Adelaide, SA, 16 April 1850 (per Julindur, from Plymouth, 6 January)
Died Adelaide, SA, 5 June 1861, aged 32

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


Summary:

At a Moonlight Grand Concert in Adelaide in August 1853, Alfredo Mantegani introduced his new The Helen waltz, named after his fiancée, Helen Thomas, one of the colony's earliest arrivals, and daughter of the proprietor of the South Australian Register, Robert Thomas. Other named works by Mantegani include Away with melancholy with variations ("Solo, Pianoforte ... Montigani" [sic]) and the Pantheon waltz ("Solo, Pianoforte ... by A. Montegani" in 1854.

At the Victoria Theatre in January 1855:

The interlude was only remarkable in other respects for some original airs played off by a Mr. Montegani, who, not feeling satisfied with the manner in which he was received in one instance, deprived the audience of the opportunity of repeating it by withdrawing his valuable services from the bill of fare.


Documentation:

"POLICE COURT", South Australian Register (30 May 1850), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article38436323

George Rowland Dyer, surgeon, was charged with stealing an ebony flute and case, the property of Alfreddo Mantegani, on the 11th inst.. Alfreddo Mantegani stated that he was a merchant and resided at the "Clarendon Hotel." He had been about seven weeks in the colony. The flute produced was his property: it cost £4 in London just before he (witness) started for this colony.

"POLICE", South Australian (31 May 1850), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article71626372

[Advertisement], Geelong Advertiser (31 July 1852), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article91929165

[Advertisement], The Argus (27 August 1852), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4786938

[Advertisement], Geelong Advertiser (28 August 1852), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article91928206

[Advertisement], South Australian Register (23 August 1853), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article48549562

"PROMENADE MUSICALE", South Australian Register (20 March 1854), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article48554988

"PROMENADE CONCERT", South Australian Register (5 April 1854), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article48552334

[Advertisement], South Australian Register (24 April 1854), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article48551754

[Advertisement], South Australian Register (16 November 1854), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article49205680

"VICTORIA THEATRE", South Australian Register (19 January 1855), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article49301994

"MARRIED", South Australian Register (26 June 1855), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article49303964

"CRESWICK INTELLIGENCE", The Star (9 April 1859), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66335086

"MASONIC BALL AT CRESWICK", The Star (13 December 1859), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article72463780

"DEATHS", South Australian Register (8 June 1861), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article50017711

"THE OLDEST COLONIST, Late Mrs. Helen Mantegani", The Register (18 August 1921), 7

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article63197284

"OBITUARY", The Register (25 August 1926), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article54857735

"Organist in Same Church 70 Years", Southern Cross (7 November 1947), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article167717453 


Bibliography and resources:

Papers of Helen Mantegani (1815-1921), at SL-SA

http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/32033725

Desmond O'Connor, "A home away from home: Alfred Mantegani in Australia", in Riflessi e riflessioni (Adelaide: Italian Discipline, Flinders University of South Australia, 1992), 157-187

http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/3818344

http://hdl.handle.net/2328/654





MARGETTS, Tom (Thomas; "Dimply Tom")

Entertainer, singer, dancer, bellringer

Born c.1850
Active Melbourne, VIC, by 1869
Died Bendigo, VIC, 28 December 1903, aged 53


Documentation:

[Advertisement], The Argus (6 March 1869), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5825878 

[Advertisement], The Argus (10 August 1869), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5825166 

"MEMORANDA", The Telegraph (16 July 1870), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article105819354

The great attraction at the Prahran Popular Entertainment on Tuesday evening last was the announcement that Mr. Tom Margetts would appear, which had the desired effect of filling the hall. He sang Robinson Crusoe with his customary vigour and so pleased the audience that nothing less than a double encore would satisfy them, which he kindly acceded to.

"BENDIGO", The Argus (29 December 1903), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article10590015

Mr. Tom Margetts, a well-known figure in local theatrical circles, died on Monday, aged 53. He was an old resident, and in his youth was a capable actor in London.

"THE TOM MARGETTS MEMORIAL", Bendigo Advertiser (3 February 1904), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article89894602

"Prahran in the Early Days (No. 4) by Squint" (1906)

Turning down Palermo Street, from Chapel Street, one comes to a three-roomed, iron cottage, where resided Edward Young and his family; subsequently the home of one Dimply Tom, from the fact that he had two large dimples on his cheeks and one on his chin. For many years Tom was a great favourite, always ready at the call of charity. He was a splendid mimic, and one who rendered great and valuable assistance in the days when Penny Reading Concerts were given in Prahran. He subsequently joined the Lynch Family of Bellringers, and travelled with them for years. Tom Margetts died in Bendigo a few years back.





MARR, Elizabeth (Mrs. Alexander MARR; Miss ALLISON)

Teacher of dancing

Active Sydney, NSW, 1844-45


Documentation:

"MARRIED", The Sydney Herald (22 February 1842), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12873841

"DIED", The Sydney Morning Herald (12 October 1844), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12410094

[Advertisement], The Australian (28 December 1844), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37121000

[Advertisement], The Australian (11 October 1845), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37156780

DANCING. MRS. ALEXANDER MARR begs must respectfully to inform her numerous friends and the public, that she has opened a select Academy for Dancing, in that large Hall lately occupied by Signor Carandini), corner of Phillip and Hunter streets, where she hopes to meet with that patronage it has ever been her study to merit.





MARSDEN, William

Musician, composer, upholsterer

Active Bathurst, NSW, 1850; Sydney, ? 1850, 1852


Documentation:

[Advertisement], Bathurst Free Press (7 September 1850), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article62215232

... Waltz - Composed by Mr. W. Marsden.

[Advertisement], Bathurst Free Press (21 September 1850), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article62215022

BY PERMISSION. FIRST MONTHLY CONCERT AT MR. MINEHAN'S LARGE ROOM, CROOKED BILLET, DURHAM-STREET. The Musicians and Singers of the above establishment ... PIANO FORET - Mr. Marsden; 1st VIOLIN - Mr. Brown; 2nd DITTO - Mr. Shapter ...

"BATHURST SERENADERS", Bathurst Free Press (12 October 1850), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article62215100

"DESERTION", The Sydney Morning Herald (5 December 1850), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12923070

A man named Marsden, a pot-house musician, but whose proper occupation appears to be that of an ornamental painter, yesterday appeared before Messrs. Brenan and McLerie, charged by his wife with having deserted her and his child, leaving her without means of support, and refusing to make her any allowance, although well able to do so; adding, moreover, insult to injury by defaming her character whenever he met her in the public street. Their Worships ordered him to make a weekly payment of seven shillings towards the maintenance of his wife and child.

"MASTERS AND SERVANTS ACT", The Sydney Morning Herald (7 January 1851), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12923924

"SYDNEY POLICE COURT", Empire (7 April 1852), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60129233

[Advertisement], Bathurst Free Press and Mining Journal (25 February 1852), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article62518246 

"CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT", The Sydney Morning Herald (8 October 1856), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12987719





MARSH, Henry

MARSH, Maria Heathilla (Mrs. PROUT; Mrs. John Skinner PROUT)

MARSH, Stephen Hale


See main page on Stephen and Henry Marsh and family:

http://sydney.edu.au/paradisec/australharmony/marsh-family.php 




MARSHALL, Mr. (? Mr. J. MARSHALL; ? John MARSHALL)

Flute player, vocalist

Active Hobart Town, VDL (TAS), 1830-47


Summary:

A regular solo flautist at concerts since 1830, by 1833 Marshall was listed by the Courier as one of Hobart's musical "old favorites", along with Reichenberg, Deane, Russell, and Williams of the 63rd.

He played for William Russell's farewell benefit at the Argyle Theatre in September 1834 (where he was perhaps a regular member of the band), and at Edmund Leffler's Hobart concert in November he sang (? bass) in Mazzinghi's glee The wreath and played a flute solo by Nicholson. He, John Philip Deane, and and George Peck also sang glees at the St. Andrew's Day dinner that month.

Into the 1840s, he was regularly involved with the Hobart Town Choral Society, and was perhaps the "John Marshall" who served as its treasuer and who in 1850 moved regretfully to wind up the society's affairs.

If so, it is possible that the flautist was the John Marshall (born England, 20 August 1796; died New Town, Tasmania, 7 September 1876), well-known as a pioneer of Tasmanian cricket.


Documentation:

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

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

... Bishop's beautiful glee "The Foresters" was then sung most admirably by Messrs. Pemfriest, Bock, Marshall, and Lanford. ... Bishop's glee, "Beam of Light," then followed by Miss Ludgater, Messrs. Deane, Bock, and Langford. ... The first act closed with a piece from Hayden, by the whole of the performers, and the second act opened with another piece of that celebrated master [...] followed by the celebrated glee "The last rose Summer," by Miss Ludgater, Messrs. Deane, Marshall, and Bock ... A beautiful Quartetto from Haydn then followed, by Mr. Deane the Violin, Mr. Marshall the Flute, Mr. Bock the Tenor, and Mr. Hoffer the Violoncello. It was admirably executed.

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

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

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

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

"VAN DIEMEN'S LAND", The Australian (7 December 1832), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article42007997

[News], The Hobart Town Courier (25 January 1833), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4194503

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

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4191802

[News], Colonial Times (5 November 1833), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8647262

[News], The Hobart Town Courier (6 December 1833), 2

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

[Advertisement], The Hobart Town Courier (26 September 1834), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4183300

[Advertisement], Colonial Times (11 November 1834), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8647908

"To the Editor", The Courier (29 October 1844), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2950327

[Advertisement], Colonial Times (15 March 1845), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8756346 

"THE CHORAL SOCIETY", Colonial Times (1 October 1847), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8761459

... The Organ Duett "Cum Sancto Spiritu," accompanied by Mr. Marshall on the flute was most beautifully executed; and we are pleased to observe, that there is no lack of energy or exertion on the parts of those who having organized our Choral Society, have now brought it to so high a point of excellence.

[Advertisement], Colonial Times (26 March 1850), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8766893

? "DEATH OF MR. JOHN MARSHALL",The Mercury (8 September 1876), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8947766 

? "DEATH", The Mercury (9 September 1876), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8947798 





MARSHALL, Mr.

Precentor (Presbyterian)

Active Sydney, NSW, 1860


Documentation:

"ANNUAL MEETING OF THE SYNOD OF NEW SOUTH WALES", Empire (9 April 1860), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60408451

A class has been formed by the precentor, Mr. Marshall, for instruction in sacred music About 35 young persons have joined it, and it is expected that the psalmody of the church, which has already undergone considerable improvement, will by this means be still further improved.

"VALEDICTORY SERVICE", The Sydney Morning Herald (21 December 1860), 9

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article28627389





MARSHALL, Samuel

Organ and Pianoforte maker, musicseller, music importer and publisher

Born Tole, Yorkshire, England, 15 June 1803
Arrived Adelaide, SA, ? 1839 (per Thomas Harrison)
Died Plympton, Adelaide, SA, 28 March 1879


Image: Samuel Marshall, c.1865 http://images.slsa.sa.gov.au/mpcimg/11250/B11155.htm


MARSHALL, Alfred Witter

Musicseller and music publisher

Born SA, 31 October 1850
Died, St. Peters, SA, 16 December 1915


MARSHALL, John Myles

Musicseller and music publisher

Born SA, 14 May 1854
Died Adelaide, SA, 6 May 1877


MARSHALL, Harold

Musicseller and music publisher

Active in the firm from 1891 (son of Alfred)


Summary:

Active in Adelaide by 1842, Marshall had reportedly begun building organs by 1845. He later also built pianos, but was also more widely known as a machinist and builder of agricultural reapers. From his premises in Currie-street and later in Rundle-street, he ran a music repository, a family business carried on after his death. Under the imprint "S. Marshall & Sons" he also published music, mainly local reprints of European works (searchable via Trove), but also some South Australian compositions.

In 1860, he advertised the publication of Carl Linger's lost Fantasia on the Song of Australia ("Fantaisie brilliante on the Gawler prize Song of Australia for pianoforte"), and in 1867 the Song of the kooyanna: a native bird of Australia (Music by Mrs W. P. A; words: "Ellie").

In March 1876, he took his two sons in partnership, and they henceforth traded a "S. Marshall and Sons", though Marshall himself effectively retired from day-to-day running of the business at this time.

One son died only a year later, in May 1877, leaving Alfred Marshall to carry on the firm, nevertheless under the same style. In 1878, it republished Linger's long out-of-print The song of Australia, and W. B. Chinner's Concordia: fantasia for pianoforte on the Song of Australia and God save the queen.

After Samuel's death, the firm issued W. B. Chinner's anthem Awake, awake! put on thy strength, O Zion in 1886, and later also reissued an edition of W. C. Oldham's The Kapunda Rifle schottische.


Documentation:

"SUPREME COURT", South Australian (15 March 1842), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article71620967

"LOCAL INTELLIGENCE", South Australian Register (31 December 1845), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article27451657

[News], South Australian Register (13 February 1847), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article48544458

[News], South Australian Register (11 March 1848), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article48727404

"LOCAL INTELLIGENCE", South Australian Register (22 April 1848), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article48728569

[Advertisement], South Australian Register (9 September 1848), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article48728980

[Advertisement], South Australian Register (16 May 1855), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article49303048

[Advertisement], The South Australian Advertiser (31 December 1859), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1200724

[Advertisement], The South Australian Advertiser (11 January 1860), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1201020

[Advertisement], South Australian Register (31 December 1861), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article50081436

[Advertisement], South Australian Register (31 July 1863), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article50167298

[Advertisement], Evening Journal (29 March 1876), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article197689461 

PUBLIC NOTICE. - I have this day TAKEN INTO PARTNERSHIP my SONS, ALFRED WITTER MARSHALL and JOHN MYLES MARSHALL. The Style of the Firm after this date will be S. MARSHALL and SONS, Musicsellers and Importers, 52, Rundle-street. SAMUEL MARSHALL. March 25, 1876.

"DEATHS", South Australian Register (31 March 1879), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article42975822

"OBITUARY. DEATH OF MR. S. MARSHALL", South Australian Register (19 April 1879), 5s

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article42973863

We regret to have to record the death of Mr. Samuel Marshall, the well-known music-seller. The deceased has not taken any active part in business for the last two years, and for the past three months he has been confined to his bed. He was an old colonist, having arrived here in the year 1839, and we believe he was the first to make reaping-machines in the colony. He gradually, however, relinquished this branch of industry for the music business, which he has carried on for the last 23 years. He was formerly connected with the Methodist New Connexion Church, but after the Rev. J. Maughan's death he associated himself with the Wesleyans. He died at his residence, at Plympton, at the age of 76, greatly esteemed for his upright character, and leaving a wife and several sons and daughters.

"SONG OF AUSTRALIA", South Australian Register (20 December 1878), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article42987418

"ADELAIDE'S PIONEER MUSIC FIRM", The Register (1 October 1925), 11

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article64251377


Bibliography and resources:

http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/AUS-SAGEN/2001-06/0991873522





MARSHALL, Samuel

Singer at the "Black Boy" Hotel

Active Sydney, NSW, 1844


Documentation:

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

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

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.


Associations:

Henry Hardeman





MARSHALL, Stephen

Cornet pupil (of Henry Witton)

Active Melbourne, VIC, 1862


Documentation:

[Advertisement], The Courier [Brisbane] (24 October 1862), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4608796

STEPHEN MARSHALL (Cornet), Church-st. [pupil of Henry James Witton]





MARSHALL, William

Musician, piano and harmonium tuner and repairer, composer

Born c.1816
Active Sydney, NSW, by 1860
Died Sydney, NSW, 18 May 1875, aged 59


Documentation:

"NEW MUSIC", Empire (9 November 1860), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60501439

The season for the publication of songs and other music seems approaching. Scarcely one piece passes our pen when another comes under our notice. To day we have to record the issue (from the " Musical Bouquet" office of "The Awakened Harp of Erin," composed by Mr. W. Marshall. The melody (in three flats) is pleasing enough, and will, no doubt, find its admirers.

"MUSIC AND DRAMA", The Sydney Mail (10 November 1860), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article166690049

A new song, entitled the "Awakened Harp of Erin," composed by Mr. Marshall, has just been issued from the Musical Bouquet office. The air is sweet, and the range easy. It is dedicated to Mr. Marmaduke Wilson.

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (17 November 1860), 12

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13048838

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (14 September 1861), 10

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13066729

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (21 December 1861), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13064371

P1ANOFORTES, Concertinas, Flutinas, &c., Tuned, and Repaired. W. MARSHALL, Pitt-street, opposite the Polytechnic.

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (15 August 1863), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13083081

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (21 December 1867), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article28608305

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (5 March 1870), 9

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13201593

"DEATHS", The Sydney Morning Herald (19 May 1875), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article28404406 

MARSHALL. - May 18, at his late residence, No. 129, George-street, after a long and painful illness, which he bore with christian fortitude, William Marshall, musician, aged 59 years.


Musical works:

The awakened harp of Erin (New song ... by W. Marshall ... dedicated to Mr. Marmaduke Wilson) (Sydney: Musical Bouquet Office, [1860])

http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/8567763 





MARSHALL-HALL, George William Louis (G. W. L. Marshall HALL)

Composer, conductor, university professor of music

Born London, England, 28 March 1862
Arrived Melbourne, VIC, 3 January 1891 (passenger per Cuzco, from London, 21 November 1890)
Died Fitzroy, VIC 18 July 1915

http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Marshall-Hall,+G+W+L (TROVE public tag)

http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=George+Marshall-Hall (TROVE public tag)

http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-587250 (NLA persistent identifier)


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MARSON, Charles Latimer

Folk music collector, socialist, Anglican priest

Born UK, 16 May 1859
Arrived Adelaide, SA, 19 June 1889 (per Austral, from London)
Departed Adelaide, SA, 20 April 1892 (per Ormuz, for London)
Died UK, 3 March 1914


Image:

http://images.slsa.sa.gov.au/mpcimg/48750/B48646.htm

http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/14388310


Summary (after Wikipedia):

Marson came to in South Australia to be curate at St. Peter's, Glenelg. Marson continued to be controversial, speaking out against the treatment of the Aborigines and in favour of social reforms. In July 1889, Marson met Cecil Sharp, co-Director of the Adelaide College of Music. They became friends and in August Marson delivered a public lecture on Folk Ballads. After Marson and Sharp returned to England in 1892, they collected 977 tunes or texts of folk songs, publishing over 130 in the volumes of Folk Songs from Somerset. Adelaide


Documentation:

"EXTRACOLONIAL PASSENGERS", South Australian Register (24 June 1889), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article47058765

"MODERN EDUCATION", The Advertiser (15 October 1889), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article24486359

It is needless to add that music, which every great writer upon education (Plato, Aschain, Chelae, Mulcaster, Milton, &c., &c.) thinks so important is taught in only 260 out of 536 public and provisional South Australian schools, and that the standard is as low as the attainments are inefficient.

"PASSENGERS BY THE ORMUZ", South Australian Register (20 April 1892), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article48228637

"PERSONAL", The Advertiser (21 April 1914), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5425079

"PERSONAL", The West Australian (29 April 1914), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article26904041


Works:

Folk songs from Somerset gathered and edited with pianoforte accompaniment by Cecil J. Sharp and Charles L. Marson (New York: H. W. Gray, [1900])

http://archive.org/details/FolkSongsFromSomerset


Bibliography and resources:

"Charles Marson", Wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Marson





MARTIN, Alexander

Musician

Active Melbourne, VIC, 1874


Documentation:

[News], The Argus (23 February 1874), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5882235

Alexander Martin, a musician, was charged at the City Police Court, on Monday, with deserting his wife. He had taken his passage by the ship Sobraon, which sailed on Saturday for London. The wife heard of his intention to desert her, and Detective Patten was sent to bring him back from the ship. The Bench ordered him to find one surety of £50 that he would pay her 20s. per week for 12 months.





MARTIN, Anne

Pupil of the piano, orphan

Active Launceston, VDL (TAS), 1838


Documentation:

"HORRIBLE CASE", The Cornwall Chronicle (27 October 1838), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article65954233

A female child, named Anne Martin, an orphan, entrusted, we learn, to the guardian ship of Mr. Weston, who, for the purpose of affording her the opportunity of receiving tuition at Launceston, placed her under the care of one Courtney, a resident in Brisbane-street, has been noticed lately by many of the neighbours and other persons, to be exceedingly depressed in spirits, and seemingly to labor under some injury, the nature of which she would not communicate. A day or two since, when at school, the child could not take her usual lesson upon the piano, alleged that her finger was bad, which, upon examination, struck her teacher with horror ...





MARTIN, Robert

Bandmaster, band sergeant (99th Regiment), clarionet/clarinet player, oboe player, composer

Born 7 January 1821
Active Sydney, NSW, and Hobart, TAS, 1843-56 (with regiment)
Died London, England, 14 October 1906

http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Robert+Martin+1821-1906 (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)


See also Band of the 99th Regiment


Summary:

As alluded to in both the Sydney and Hobart press in 1847, Martin introduced vocal finales to several of his band numbers:

We cannot dismiss the 99th without alluding, in terms of delighted commendation, to the performances of their exquisite Band, which that intelligent and indefatigable conductor, Mr. Martin, had organised so admirably. The Troop and Marches of Wednesday were charmingly effective-especially the slow march, which, like the quick-step which a few months since, took us by surprise, is rendered peculiarly characteristic by a marked and thrilling vocal chorus which came rushing on the ear in all the fullness of martial melody. The custom is a familiar one to the German service, but we can call to mind no British Band save the 99th's by whom it has been adopted. We trust Mr. Martin will occasionally favour us with a few of these sparkling adaptations."

A published example survives in his The chaunt quadrilles. (Piano score for 5 quadrilles, and "chaunt" for voice (treble, 2nd treble or alto, bass) and piano), included in The Delacourt bouquet (1854).

Another composition Tchernaya galop (by R. Martin, 99th) was performed in December 1855.


Documentation:

"THE TEETOTAL BAND", Parramatta Chronicle and Cumberland General Advertiser (9 March 1844), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article228248949 

We understand Mr. Martin, the talented master of the 99th band, is about to be engaged by the Teetotal Society to organise a band for the Society in Parramatta. Thirty Pounds are required for the purchase of instruments, &c., but, we are given to understand, that, by a judicious selection of instruments, which a regular professional man like Mr. Martin (who has had the management of a military band) can only select - half of that sum will be found ample to carry into effect the laudable object of the Society.

"MUSIC AND MUSICIANS", Commercial Journal and General Advertiser (24 May 1845), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article228142744 

... And first of the Overtures to "La Gazza Ladra," and "Le Lac des Fees" admirably performed by the Band of the 99th Regiment, under the dashing leadership of Mr. Martin. The individuals in this band are confessedly in high ranks of instrumentalists; while its aggregate has the advantage of the constant and steady impress of one mind to direct it. This was distinctly perceptible in the result of the performances of the two Overtures. Not only were they beautifully played as to precision, but the higher aim of masterly exposition of their meaning was attained throughout ...

[Advertisement], The Australian (29 November 1845), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37154101

"MUSICAL NOVELTY", The Australian (12 August 1847), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37128668

"THE 99TH REGIMENT", The Australian (24 December 1847), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37132676

"FUNERAL OF SERGEANT O'BOYLE", The Courier (6 November 1852), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2958244

[Advertisement], The Courier (13 November 1854), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2242514

"THE BAND AND THE BAZAAR. TO THE EDITOR", Colonial Times (20 July 1855), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8783566

"THE BAND of the 99th Regiment", The Courier (5 December 1855), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2495064

Robert Martin, standing 2nd from right, Kneller Hall, 1862

Professors of the military music class, 1862; standing, from left, Hartmann (flute), Zeiss (cornet), Snelling (bassoon), Mandel (director), Robert Martin (clarinet), Mann (horn); seated from left, Hughes (ophicleide), Phasey (euphonium), Lazarus (clarinet), Barrett (oboe), Sullivan (bombardon) and Cole (schoolmaster); photograph reproduced in Herbert and Barlow, Music & the British military in the long nineteenth century, 146

https://books.google.com.au/books?id=EFBpAgAAQBAJ&pg=PA146 (PREVIEW)

"THE MILITARY SCHOOL OF MUSIC. (From The Schools for the People, by G. C. T. Bartley)", The Musical Standard (25 July 1874), 51-52

https://books.google.com.au/books?id=EOk2AQAAMAAJ&pg=PA52

The Military School of Music at Kneller Hall, near Hounslow, London, was established in the year 1856, for the purpose of giving a thorough musical education to such soldiers as are selected by their Commanding Officers to become more efficient members of regimental bands ... [53] ... The classes for teaching the various instruments are presided over by the very best instructors that can be obtained. It was for this reason that the school was located in the vicinity of London, so that the resources of the metropolis might be available at as little cost as possible. The payments to these masters form the largest item in the outlay of the institution, being about £1,000 a year. Among those at present employed may be mentioned Messrs. Lazarus, Park, and Martin for the clarionet; Mr. Chapman for the flute; Mr. Fowler for the oboe; Mr. Snelling for the bassoon; Mr. Mann for the French horn; Mr. Prospere for the cornet and tenor brass instruments; Mr. Cousins for the bass brass instruments; and Mr. Mandel for the theory and instrumentation, &c. ...

Headstone, Twickenham Cemetery, London Borough of Hounslow, Section A, grave no. 150

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=28188948

... Robert Martin born Jan 7th 1821 died Oct 14th 1906 Late Bandmaster of the 99th Regiment and for 42 years Professor of Clarionet Knellar [Kneller] Hall.



MARTIN, Thomas (Mr. MARTYN)

Ophecleide player, bandsman (99th Regiment)

Regiment active Australia, 1843-56
Died Sandy Bay, TAS, 22 September 1858

http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Thomas+Martin+d1858 (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)


MARTIN, W. (? William MARTIN)

Bandsman (99th Regiment), clarionet/clarinet player


Documentation:

"THE BAND OF THE 99TH", The Sydney Morning Herald (4 September 1844), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article28651200

"CONCERT", The Dispatch (9 November 1844), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article228250800 

Mrs. Bushelle's concert on Wednesday evening came off at the City Theatre, and we are happy to say was numerously and respectably attended ... The band of the 99th played several overtures in masterly style, and the solo of Mr. Martyn on the ophocleide, surprised and delighted the audience.

[Advertisement], The Australian (29 November 1845), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37154101

Oboes - Messrs. R. Martin, W. Cleary; Principal Clarinets - Messrs. W. Martin, A. Cleary ... Ophecleides - Messrs T. Martin, Waterstone ...

[Advertisement], The Argus (5 November 1853), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4799079

"MISCELLANEA", The Courier (8 November 1851), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2959941

"DEATHS", The Hobart Town Daily Mercury (12 October 1858), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article3250959

September 22 - At Sandy Bay, Mr. Thomas Martin, late of the band of the 99th regiment.





MARTIN, Herr

Bandmaster (German band)

Active Adelaide, SA, 1855


Documentation:

[Advertisement], Adelaide Times (13 June 1855), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article207025513 

AMUSEMENTS. NOTICE. - In consequence of the great success of HERR MARTIN'S BAND, they will continue to give their MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENTS at the BLENHEIM on each MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, and FRIDAY Evening during their stay in Adelaide, commencing at 7 o'clock and finishing at 10. June 8, 1855.

[Advertisement], Adelaide Times (9 October 1855), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article207074174





MARTIN, W. (Herr MARTIN)

Basso [double bass] player

Active Beechworth, VIC, 1857


Documentation:

[Advertisement], Ovens and Murray Advertiser (29 January 1857), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article113013852

BRITANNIA HOTEL, UPPER WOOLSHED ... A FULL BAND EVERY EVENING. ORCHESTRA: 1st Violin, Mons. Myer Fransie; 2nd ditto, Herr Vandeberg; Concert Flute, Herr Varherr; Clarionet, Herr Schlu; Cornet-a-piston, Mr. Fitzhenry; Harp, Mr. Wicks; Basso, Herr Martin; Leader of the Band, Herr Weishmann, from the Olympic Theatre, Melbourne ...

"BEECHWORTH COUNTY COURT", Ovens and Murray Advertiser (14 August 1857), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article113016364





MARTIN, William

Bandsman (volunteer military)

Active Hobart, TAS, 1870


Documentation:

"LAW INTELLIGENCE ... A ROW AMONG MUSICIANS", The Mercury (17 June 1870), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8866492

"BOARD OF INVESTIGATION", The Mercury (20 June 1870), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8870982

A complaint having been made that bandsman Wm. Martin, of the H.T.V.A. band, had been guilty of insubordination, on the occasion of the band's visit to the Boyarin, after the interment of the Assistant Paymaster of that vessel, a Board of Investigation has been appointed to inquire into the circumstances of the case. The investigation will take place on Friday afternoon, in the orderly room, at the parade ground.





MARTYR, Caroline (Mrs. T. W. L. MARTYR)

Teacher of music, composer

Arrived Melbourne, VIC, 1851
Died Perth, WA, 21 April 1904

http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Caroline+Martyr+d1904 (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)


Summary:

Caroline Martyr, who held a qualification from the Royal Academy of Music in London, arrived in Victoria with her surgeon husband in 1851.

She was living in Ballarat in 1872 when her son, Clement, was active as a member of a Volunteer regiment.

In 1873, as Mrs. T. W, L. Martyr she published the third edition of her The Victorian Volunteer waltz. There were at least 14 "editions", though no attempt was ever made to correct its several errors, and, as advertised on the cover, it had also been arranged for band by "Mr. T. Ellis, Bandmaster, 1st B.V.R.". The Argus noted it together with new compositions by Alfred Anderson and Madame Onn as being "of the average order of merit in the style to which each belongs".

Widowed in 1883, as Mrs. Caroline Martyr she taught music in Perth and Fremantle, Western Australia, during the 1890s, and died there.


Documentation:

[News], The Ballarat Courier (14 February 1871), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article191645975 

We have been shown by Mrs. Martyr, the wife of Dr. Martyr, of the Redan, the manuscript of a new piece of music, entitled "The Victorian Volunteer Waltz." We understand the band of the 1st B.V.R. will play it next Friday evening, in the Rotunda, if Mr. Ellis can meanwhile find time to arrange the music for the different instruments; if not, then it will be played on the following Friday. Dr. Martyr has been suffering from illness for some time past, and Mrs. Martyr has composed this piece of music to obtain pecuniary aid in her trouble. In England there is a medical society to meet such cases as these. What are our Ballarat medical men about that they do not initiate something of the same kind here?

"THE ACCIDENT TO THE VOLUNTEER MARTYR. To the editor ...", The Argus (22 April 1872), 7

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5861797

[News], The Argus (24 November 1873), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5876113

"MUSIC FEES", The West Australian (9 February 1895), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4540121

"MRS. CAROLINE MARTYR", Western Mail (30 April 1904), 34

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article38680431

The funeral took place on April 22, from the residence of her daughter, Mrs. A. W. Corpaccioli, William-street, Perth, of an old colonist in the person of Mrs. Caroline Martyr, relict of the late Dr. Thos. Wm. Lockyer Martyr, R.C.S.E., and sister-in-law of Major-General R. J. C. Martyr, First Dragoon Guards. The deceased lady, who was a daughter of Dr. Hopps, England, was at one time well known in musical circles, having been a member of the Royal Academy of Music. She arrived in Victoria with her husband in 1851, and eventually settled in this State in 1802. She leaves three sons, six daughters, and many grandchildren, most of whom are residents of this State. The interment took place in the Church of England cemetery, Karrakatta ...

"IN MEMORIAM", The West Australian (21 April 1906), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article25637779

MARTYR. - Mrs. Caroline [Amelia] Martyr, cert. Royal Academy of Music, London, and widow of the late Dr. T. W. L. Martyr ...





MASON, Cyrus

Music lithographer, musical amateur, founder of musical societies, visual artist

Born London, England, 1829
Arrived Melbourne, VIC, 27 April 1853 (per James L. Bogart, from London)
Died East Melbourne, VIC, 8 August 1915, aged 86

http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-481730 (NLA persistent identifier)

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


Documentation:

"SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE", The Argus (28 April 1853), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4792073

[Advertisement], The Argus (5 May 1853), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4792288

[Advertisement], The Age (16 December 1854), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article154850842 

VICTORIAN WALTZ, composed by Mrs. Charles Leny [recte Terry]. Price 4s. CYRUS MASON, 35 Swanston Street.

[Advertisement], The Argus (22 December 1854), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4802130

"NEW SONG", The Argus (23 January 1855), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4803412

We have received a copy of an original song, published by Mr. Cyrus Mason, which has for its title The Song of the Bush. It is illustrated by a lithograph of rather primitive execution, which depicts four hirsute bush men, engaging themselves with a smoke and bottled beer, in the foreground a fifth frying chops, and three old men kangaroos hopping about in the distance ...

"NEW MUSIC", The Argus (1 May 1857), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article7148912

Mr. Weinritter, the composer of the "Kangaroo Hunt Polka," has just published a new schottische, called the "Picnic Point Schottische" ... It is neatly lithographed by Mr. Cyrus Mason, and is embellished with a view of the favourite spot whence it taken its name.

  "DEATHS", The Argus (11 August 1915), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1547352

"THE BUONARTI CLUB. BOHEMIANS OF THE 'EIGHTIES", The Argus (10 August 1929), 3s

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4028563


Musical prints:

Australian song: The song of the bush ("words by Velocipede; music by Rimmer") ([Melbourne: Cyrus Mason, 1854])

NO COPY IDENTIFIED

The Victorian waltz (composed by Mrs. Chas. Terry) (Melbourne: Cyrus Mason. Lith, [1854])

Copy in album collected, c.1853-1856, by Marianne Rolfe Sargood, private collection

The Pic-nic Point schottische for piano composed by G. M. Weinritter (Melbourne: J. Wilkie, [1857])

http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/14900576 

The Melbourne varsovienne (Melbourne: Wilkie, [185-?])

http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/5896703 


Other:

Monument in memory of N. C. Bochsa (erected by Anna Bishop over his grave in Camperdown Cemetry, 1856; drawn by E. Thomas, Cyrus Mason lithographer, Melbourne)

http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/51576845


Bibliography and resources:

Neidorf 1999, 316

http://ro.uow.edu.au/theses/2926

"Cyrus Mason", Design & Art Australia Online (DAAO)

http://www.daao.org.au/bio/cyrus-mason

See also Mason Family Papers (State Library of Victoria)

http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/7433706





MASON, George Birkbeck (alias HOWARD; George B. HOWARD)

Music teacher, quadrille pianist, teacher of the accordion and flutina, composer, actor, journalist, publican

Born c.1829
Active ? Hobart Town, VDL, by 1849; Sydney, NSW, until early 1853, as George B. HOWARD
Active Melbourne, VIC, by July 1853
Died Thargomindah, QLD, 2 October 1899, aged 70

http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-1487608 (NLA persistent identifier)

http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=George+Birkbeck+Mason+d1899 (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)


Summary:

Having identified himself as the "Howard", a name "merely adopted by him during a brief experience of Theatrical life", Mason advertised as a teacher of flutina and accordion in Sydney in 1855.

His Temperance: song and march ("Dedicated to the Committee of the Alliance for the Suppression of Intemperance") (Sydney: H. Lee, Office of the Home Companion, [1860]) appeared during his association with the temperance magazine, The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal (1859-61).

Later in Brisbane he was the proprietor of the Music Hall where, among others, Lyster's opera company presented its performances.


Documentation:

"MARRIED", Empire (19 July 1852), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60136222

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (26 October 1854),1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12953151

NOTICE.- Mr. G. B. MASON wishes his friends and acquaintance particularly to understand that the nama of "Howard " was merely adopted by him during a brief experience of Theatrical life, and that the above is my real name, by which he hopes in future to be addressed. GEORGE BIRKBECK MASON.

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (27 August 1855), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12973399

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (4 May 1857), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12995131

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (29 May 1858), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article28631780

"TEMPERANCE SONG AND MARCH", The Sydney Morning Herald (28 August 1860), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13044998

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (29 June 1861), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article28625116

[Advertisement], The Courier (20 August 1861), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4600595

"ROCKHAMPTON", The Courier (9 December 1861), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4602632

Mr. G. B, Mason, of Brisbane, has been giving two musical entertainments, entitled, "Modern Minstrelsy." The first was given a week ago to a full audience, in the new court-house. The first part of the programme consisted of English and Irish songs, and the second of negro melodies. Mr. Mason gavo a brief description of the merits of the composer of each song, and then sang, accompanying himself on a harmonium. The second entertainment was given to-night, and was a repetition of the first, introducing two or three negro songs. On the first occasion great disoider prevailed among the audience, some beating time on the floor with their feet and sticks, and others joining boisterously in chorus - a la taproom.

"THE OPERA", The Brisbane Courier (28 July 1865), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1275951

"INSOLVENCY PROCEEDINGS", The Maitland Mercury (7 January 1886), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article18875022

"Deaths", The Sydney Morning Herald (5 October 1899), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article14220101


Bibliogarphy and resources:

"George Mason", Design & Art Australia Online (DAAO)

http://www.daao.org.au/bio/george-mason

English colonial male wood engraver and painter who taught music and set up Brisbane's first theatre. Apart from being bankrupted twice, he advertised as an art teacher, ran a hotel and illustrated newspapers; son of Abraham Mason and brother of Walter G. Mason, he was born in London.





MASON, Mr. H.

Amateur trombonist (St. Patrick's Total Abstinence Band)

Active Sydney, NSW, 1848


Documentation:

"ST. PATRICK'S TOTAL ABSTINENCE SOCIETY", Sydney Chronicle (25 April 1848), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31756407

... The band, though consisting entirely of very young practitioners, performed in a very efficient manner, and was much applauded. A solo on the trombone was very well played by Mr. H. Mason ...





MASSETT, Stephen C.

Vocalist, violinist, song composer

Born England, 1820
Active USA, from 1837
Arrived (1) Melbourne, VIC, December 1856 (from California)
Departed (1), after July 1857 (for India)
Arrived (2) Hobart, TAS, May 1878 (from NZ)
Departed (2), after September 1878
Died New York, USA, 20 August 1898

http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-1497634 (NLA persistent identifier)

http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Stephen+C+Massett+1820-1898 (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)


Image: http://content.lib.washington.edu/cdm4/item_viewer.php?CISOROOT=/19thcenturyactors&CISOPTR=379


Summary:

Anna Bishop introduced Massett's "New Scoth Ballad" Take back the ring, dear Jamie, especially written for her, in Sydney in March 1856 (she had first sung it, and it had been published, in California in 1854).

Bishop programmed further Massett songs on her 1868-69 Australian tour, some of which were published locally in arrangements by Charles Edward Horsley, notably My Bud in heaven ("pianoforte accompaniment newly edited by C. E. Horsley; as sung by Madame Anna Bishop") (Sydney: J. R. Clarke, [1868]).

Massett himself arrived during Bishop's first tour, and his programs included his own popular "imitation of Madame Anna Bishop". Local editions of Massett's songs were issued to coincide with his first tour, notably When the moon on the lake is beaming in The Illustrated Journal of Australasia (February 1857), and Take back the ring dear Jamie (Sydney: J. R. Clarke, [1857]).


Documentation:

"SACRAMENTO AND PLACES", The Sydney Morning Herald (27 April 1850), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12917484

"Editor's Table", The Pioneer or California Monthly Magazine 2 (November 1854), 314

http://books.google.com.au/books?id=D0jOAAAAMAAJ&pg=RA1-PA314

[Advertisement], Empire (1 March 1856), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60174498

[Advertisement], South Australian Register (3 December 1856), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article49761556

"NEW COMPOSER", The Courier (18 December 1856), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2507243

"MR. STEPHEN MASSETT", The Argus (19 December 1856), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article7141848

This gentleman to whose abilities as a vocalist and as an instumentalist, we are able to bear testimony announces his first entertainment to take place at the Mechanics' Institute, on Monday evening. Mr. Massett was formerly known as a composer and singer in England, and he subsequently obtained considerable popularity in the United States, and more particularly California. His voice is a baritone [full of] sweetness, and his falsetto is scarcely, inferior to John Parry's, whom he resembles in his powers of mimicry.

"CHARLIE NAPIER", The Star (22 January 1857), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66040614

"MR. MASSETT'S BALLAD CONCERT", South Australian Register (4 April 1857), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article49770826

"NEW MUSIC", The Sydney Morning Herald (16 April 1857), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12994263

"MR. MASSETT'S ENTERTAINMENT", The Sydney Morning Herald (19 May 1857), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12995810

"Mr. STEPHEN MASSETT'S SONGS", The Sydney Morning Herald (15 June 1857), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12997022

"MR. STEPHEN C. MASSETT", Colonial Times (18 June 1857), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8783176

"NEW SONG", The Hobart Town Courier (24 June 1857), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article3244253

"MR. STEPHEN C. MASSETT'S ENTERTAINMENT", The Cornwall Chronicle (11 July 1857), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article65724875

"MR. MASSETT", The Hobart Town Mercury (27 November 1857), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article3245704

[News], The Argus (15 May 1868), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5816410

"MADAME ANNA BISHOP'S LAST EVENING CONCERT", The South Australian Advertiser (29 May 1868), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31978687

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (12 November 1868), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article28422819

"NEW AND CHOICE MUSIC", The Maitland Mercury (24 December 1868), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article18739140

"MR. STEPHEN MASSETT", The Mercury (7 May 1878), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8962941

"MR. MASSETT'S  ENTERTAINMENT", The Argus (5 June 1878), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5935046

"SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE", The Argus (10 September 1878), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5947766


Books:

Biographical sketch, words of the songs, ballads, &c., of the composer and vocalist, Mr. Stephen Massett, "Jeems Pipes, of Pipesville." With opinions of the press on his entertainments in England, California, Oregon, Australia, the Sandwich Islands, and the East Indies (New York: 1858)

http://archive.org/details/cu31924022224343

Drifting about, or, What Jeems Pipes, of Pipesville, saw-and-did: an autobiography ... with many comic illustrations by Mullen (New York, Carelton, 1863)

http://books.google.com.au/books?id=vr0EAAAAYAAJ





MASSEY, Joseph (senior)

Choral conductor, music retailer

Born c.1828
Active Sydney, NSW, by 1856
Died Darlinghurst, Sydney, NSW, 14 February 1900, in his 73rd year


MASSEY, Joseph (junior)

Organist, choral conductor, composer

Died Sydney, NSW, 30 May 1943, aged 89


Summary:

Joseph Massey senior was founding conductor of the Wesleyan Sacred Choral Society in Sydney in 1856, from 1857 the Wesleyan Choral Society. He and his sons later went into business as J. Massey and Sons, music and instrument retailers, in Park Street, Sydney, in April 1881. Two other musically active sons were Arthur MASSEY and Thomas H. MASSEY.


Documentation:

[Advertisement], Empire (23 June 1856), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60249639

'WESLEYAN CHORAL SOCIETY", The Sydney Morning Herald (23 March 1857), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12993279

A public meeting of this society, established for the practice of sacred music will be held in York-street chapel, this evening. The selections are from the Messiah, and include the following pieces:- "Comfort ye my people;" "And the glory of the Lord;" "The Lord gave the Word;" "And suddenly there was with the Angel;" "Glory to God;" "Behold the Lamb of God;" "Thus Saith the Lord;" "Hallelujah." The conductor is Mr. Massey, and the organist a lady amateur.

[Advertisement], Empire (15 May 1857), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60273319

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (15 June 1857), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12997008

"ORATORIO AND MUSICAL FESTIVAL", The Sydney Morning Herald (15 June 1857), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12997031

This evening, Mr. J. Massey's musical entertainment takes place in the School of Arts. To ensure the effective production of the Oratorio, we understand that the services of Miss F. Harris, as principal treble, have been secured, together with those of several gentlemen amateurs, and members of the Wesleyan Choral Society. Mr. C. Packer is to preside at the organ. The selections are from the sublime productions of Handel and Haydn, and will consist of the choicest portions of Judas, Messiah, and the Creation.

"THE WINDSOR FIRE ... The Euphonic Choral Society", The Sydney Morning Herald (21 January 1875), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13350148

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (14 April 1881), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13483210

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (5 May 1881), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13472394

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (8 July 1893), 16

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13931787

"Deaths", The Sydney Morning Herald (16 February 1900), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article14294434

"THE LATE MR. JOSEPH MASSEY, SEN.", The Sydney Morning Herald (16 February 1900), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article14294612

We have to record the death of Mr, Joseph Massey, sen., which took place on Wednesday at his late residence, 317 Bourke-street, Darlinghurst, after a brief illness, at the age of 73 years. The immediate cause of death was valvular heart disease. The deceased was well known amongst the musical profession, and had for many years been prominently associated with the advance of music in the colony. As conductor of the Sydney Choral Society he did much valuable work encouraging the production of good music amongst it's members and produced the "Messiah," "Judas Maccabaeus," and other well known oratorios with success. The deceased gentleman had up to quite recently given his assistance in performances in the city und suburbs, and within the past fortnight was one of the performers (double bass) in the orchestra at St. Thomas' Church, North Sydney. The deceased, who was a widower, leaves a family of five (one daughter and four sons), all of whom take a prominent place in the musical profession. Of the sons, Mr. Joseph Massey is the well-known organist of St. Thomas' Church, North Sydney, Mr. Arthur Massey is organist at St Barnabas' Church, George-street, Mr. E. J. Massey, at the Woollahra Presbyterian Church, and Mr. Thomas H. Massey, at the Bathurst Cathedral. The funeral, which took place at the Waverley Cemetery yesterday, was well attended. The chief mourners present were the sons named above, with Messrs. Harold and Hilton Massey (grand sons). The Rev. C. C. Dunstan conducted a short service at the house, and also at the grave. Numerous wreaths, &c., were forwarded from the relatives and friends of the deceased's family, the members of the choirs of St. Thomas' Church and St Barnabas'. Telegrams and letters of sympathy were received from the Rev. H. Martin, Mons. A. Wiegand (city organist), and others. The funeral arrangements were carried out by Mr. Charles Kinsela.

"DEATHS", The Sydney Morning Herald (31 May 1943), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article17850720

"DEATH OF MR. JOSEPH MASSEY", The Sydney Morning Herald (2 June 1943), 9

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article17850913


Bibliography and resources:

Rushworth 1988, 380-82





MATER, Charles Albert Frederic (Herr MATER; Lt. MATER)

Violinist, clarinettist, musician, band leader, concert organiser

Born c. 1828
Active Adelaide, SA, 1850 - April 1852; Melbourne, VIC, April 1852-53
Died Florence, Italy, 11 April 1875, aged 47

http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Charles+Albert+Frederic+Mater+d1875 (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)

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


Summary:

Mater was a colleague and friend of August Huenerbein, senior, who later took over Mater's business interests in Mater and Co.. Mater Street in Collingwood is named after him.


Documentation:

"DECLARATION OF CONFIDENCE IN MR. JOHN STEPHENS", South Australian Register (7 March 1850), 2s

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article38447147

[Advertisement], South Australian (2 April 1850), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article71625965

[Advertisement], South Australian Register (7 April 1851), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article38450697

[Advertisement], The Argus (21 April 1852), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4784508

"THE CONCERT", The Argus (6 May 1852), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4784858

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

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

"THE CONCERT", The Argus (7 June 1852), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4785555

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

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

"THE WEEKLY CONCERTS", The Argus (29 July 1852), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4786513

[Advertisement], The Argus (22 October 1852), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4787799

"THE FINE ARTS", The Argus (4 December 1852), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4788356

"THE WEEKLY CONCERTS", The Argus (7 January 1853), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4788759

"DEATHS", The Argus (24 July 1875), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article11520872

MATER. -On the 11th April, at Florence, Charles Albert Frederic Mater of Hamburg, v. d. H. and late of Melbourne, aged 47 years.

[News], The Argus (14 August 1876), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5898716

The trustees of the Musical Association of Victoria met on Saturday evening in the German Association's rooms. There was a full attendance. The following gentlemen, who were proposed at the last meeting, wore unanimously elected as associates: Messrs. R. L. J. Ellery, E. Ascherberg, J. C. W. Nicholson (of the firm of Nicholson and Ascherberg), and Graham (of Messrs. W. H. Glen and Co.) Mr. J. Siede proposed Mr. W. H. Glen, and Mr. A. C. Huenerbein (of the firm of Mater and Co.); and Mr. C. G. Elsasser proposed Mr. R. J. Paling as associates, to be balloted for at the adjourned meeting on Saturday evening next.

"TO THE EDITOR", The Sydney Morning Herald (1 January 1877), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article28398426





MATHEW, Daniel Dering

Amateur violin maker

Born England, 1785
Arrived Sydney, NSW, 1812 (free per Clarkson)
Died St. Leonards, NSW, 13 June 1856, aged 71


Summary:

On 6 October 1823, while trying to gain government work in Sydney as an architect, Mathew sent the Colonial Secretary a violin made by his own hands, and with native timbers, as an example of his skill.


Documentation:

"DIED", Empire (18 June 1856), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60249445


Bibliography and resources:

Herman Morton, Early Australian architects and their work (Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1954)

http://sydneyarchitecture.com/HIST-EARLY/Hist-Early000.htm

Coggins 2009





MATHEW, John

Transcriber of Indigenous songs, school-teacher, Presbyterian minister, anthropologist

Born Aberdeen, Scotland, 31 May 1849
Arrived Queensland, 1864
Died Coburg, VIC, 11 March 1929

http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-630802 (NLA persistent identifier)


See main entry:

http://sydney.edu.au/paradisec/australharmony/checklist-indigenous-music-1.php#023 


Documentation:

"OUR NATIVE RACES", The Daily Telegraph (23 September 1899), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article237180065 

"OBITUARY", The Brisbane Courier (13 March 1829), 14

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article21385291 

Dr. John Mathew (aged 80 years), Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Australia from 1922 to 1924, and of Victoria in 1911, died at his residence, at Coburg (Vic), on Monday. In addition to being prominent in the Presbyterian Ministry, Dr. Mathew was one of the foremost ethnologists in Australia. He made a very close study of aboriginal life and the language. He was greatly helped in the work by his contact with the Kabi tribe, when he lived near the Burnett River in Queensland.


Bibliography and resources:

M. D. Prentis, "Mathew, John (1849-1929)", Australian dictionary of biography 10 (1986)

http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/mathew-john-7516





MATHEWS, Julia (MATTHEWS)

Mezzo-soprano vocalist, burlesque actor, dancer

Born England, 1842
Active Sydney, NSW, by 1854
Died St. Louis, Mo, USA, 19 May 1876

http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-1462634 (NLA persistent identifier)


Documentation:

[Advertisement], Empire (25 August 1854), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60196081

Miss JULIA MATTHEWS, the Infant Prodigy, from the London Theatres ...

"ROYAL VICTORIA THEATRE", The Courier (8 April 1856), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2501629

The entertainments concluded with the Manager's Daughter, in which Miss Julia Mathews surprised and delighted the audience by personating no less than six characters; and whether she represented a growing Yankee, a blossom from the Highlands, an Irish bog trotter, a French minstrel, or a first-rate genius, she was equally successful. Her singing was excellent, her dancing graceful, in every look and gesture she stood out a perfect actress. It would be superfluous to add, but for the sake of recording the fact, that she was mightily applauded during the piece ...

"ROYAL VICTORIA THEATRE. MACBETH", The Courier (15 April 1856), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2502045

The banquet scene, its accessories, and novel effects pleased the audience mightily; the scene upon the heath, the subsequent transformation, the rich music of Locke, admirably vocalized by Mr. C. Walsh and Miss Julia Mathews, the flight of Hecate, and the satanic orgies in the cave of Acheron, elicited the most favourable comment.

[News], The Argus (3 November 1860), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5692691

The little musical drama of "The Waterman" forms the afterpiece, in which Miss Julia Mathews appears to great advantage, her singing is really excellent, and we know of few, if any, who surpass her in characters of the kind she has to fill in this and similar compositions.

"MISS JULIA MATHEWS", Illustrated Sydney News (15 June 1867), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article63513523

Miss Matthews sails for London in the Dunbar Castle, Herr Carl Schmitt accompanying her as conductor and musical composer. Miss Mathews is gifted with a mezzo soprano voice, with a compass of three octaves. Her style is extremely unaffected, and her execution often brilliant; but whether warbling a simple ballad, or singing a difficult scena, she always succeeds in securing the admiration of her hearers. Miss Mathews' present intention is to make a tour through England, the Continent, and America, intending finally to return to Australia.

"MISS JULIA MATHEWS", Australian Town and Country Journal (16 July 1870), 24

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article70460763

It is reported since the arrival of the English mail that Miss Julia Mathews has separated from her husband, but about the causes of the disagreement nothing is known.

[News], Empire (11 August 1874), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60991103

Mr. James Mathews, father of Miss Julia Mathews, died at the residence of that well-known burlesque actress, in London, on the 17th May last. Mr. Mathews was an old resident of Sydney, and had reached the three score years and ten allotted to man when he died ...

"DEATH OF MISS JULIA MATTHEWS", The Argus (21 June 1876), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5892550

The news has been received by the Californian mail of the death of Miss Julia Matthews. Everybody in Australia will be sorry to hear of it, for although not a native of Australia she came out to these colonies when so young that her stage education may be said to have been entirely conducted in this part of the world. She was quite a child when she made her first appearance in this city at the old Theatre Royal, and it was not until some time afterwards that her rare vocal capabilities began to be recognised. But she steadily advanced in favour until in 1861, at the Princess's Theatre, Mr. George Fawcett being then manager, she took the position of a leading favourite. It was as Aladdin, in the extravaganza of that name, that she made her first notable impression, and from that time, whether as singing soubrette or in burlesque parts, she took a leading position. She was subsequently for some time in New Zealand, where she was married to Mr. Mumford, and for a time she retired from the stage; but she eventually returned to it, and when she came back again to Melbourne it was as a star. Her voice had then wonderfully improved, and in dash, humour, and that pleasant abandon which is such an agreeable quality in any actress she stood out with a marked distinctness. Her determination to visit England, therefore, was what everybody expected and approved. Arrived in London, she found no difficulty in procuring an engagement, and her appearance at Covent-garden Theatre as the Grand Duchess, in Offenbach's universally popular opera-bouffe, at once established her in favour with the metropolitan public. From that time she has been a pronounced favourite, and in continued request. One of her latest successes has been Clairette, in "La Fille de Madame Angot". Her death will cause a feeling of deep regret, for besides being most deservedly popular on the stage, she was greatly liked in private for her bright, cheery, unaffected manner.

"A BOOKSELLER'S SHOP. BY MARCUS", The Inquirer & Commercial News (5 December 1877), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66302730


Bibliography and resources:

Jean Gittens, "Mathews, Julia (1842-1876)", Australian dictionary of biography 5 (1974)

http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/mathews-julia-4171


Associations:

Carl Schmitt (her music director)





MATHIAS, James H.

Musician (Burton's band)

Active Beechworth, VIC, 1855


Documentation:

"CIRCUS MUSIC", Ovens and Murray Advertiser (17 February 1855), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article113013083

James H. Mathias, engaged by Mr. Burton as a musician, was brought before the court on the 14th inst., and £2 of the wages due to him abated for "disobedience of orders," in absenting him self from "parade" (as proceeding through the diggings in the musical waggon belonging to the establishment is technically called), and entering into a private speculation on the race-course.





MAUGHAN, William

Bag-piper

Active Launceston, TAS, 1854


Documentation:

"DISTURBING THE PEACE", Launceston Examiner (25 April 1854), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36288878

At the police office this morning a Caledonlian named Wm. Maughan, whose dress exhibited a curious medley of the national plaid and gutta percha, was brought before the magistrate charged with disturbing the peace at a late hour last night by a prolonged performance on the bag-pipes, near the sign of the Scottish Chief, in Wellington-street. The constables stationed on the Sand Hill, supposing that rmusic was being murderd, hastened to the spot, and the police magistrate was himnself disturbed in his own house by the noise. The musician was discharged with a caution.





MAUM, William James (junior)

Amateur violinist

Born Hobart Town, VDL (TAS), 1831
Died Hobart, TAS, 6 April 1901, in his 70th year


Summary:

William James Maum, senior (1780-1859) was exiled to NSW and later to Norfolk Island for his part in the Wicklow uprising of the United Irishmen in 1798. He was a Protestant, but at this time they had joined with the Catholics to defy the English landlords.

A violin by Thomas Wiggins (senior) is inscribed "Wm. Maum, 1850, Tasmania". William Maum, junior, was born on Norfolk Island and arrived in Van Diemen's Land with his parents four years later than Thomas Wiggins. William Maum's diary for February 1850 records:

I bought a violin and case for £3.0.0 and gave the remainder of my wages to my mother.

He had just returned from the gold rush in California.


Documentation:

"DEATHS", The Mercury (9 April 1901), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12837205


Papers:

William Maum, Tasmanian Records, NG1489

http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/default.aspx?detail=1&type=A&id=NG01489


Bibliography and resources:

L. L. Robson, "Maum, William James (1780-1850)", Australian dictionary of biography 2 (1967)

http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/maum-william-james-2439

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

http://pandora.nla.gov.au/pan/10421/20041220-0000/www.firstfamilies2001.net.au/firstfamily56ab-2.html





MAXEY, Jane (Jane Sarah LAMERT; Mrs. Edwin MAXEY)

Teacher of music and singing

Born Margate, Kent, England, 8 August 1831; baptised St. Mary's, Whitechapel, 14 September 1831 (daughter of George and Harriet Lamert)
Arrived Sydney, NSW, January 1856
Married Edwin Maxey, St. Peter's, Cook's River, NSW, 20 February 1857
Active Launceston, TAS, by late 1859
Died Arncliffe, NSW, 28 November 1912, aged 81


Summary:

Jane Maxey advertised that in "music her masters were Kiallmark and Sterndale Bennett, and in singing Sola and Crivelli". The Kiallmark in question was probably the pianist and teacher George Frederick Kiallmark (1804-1887), son of the composer George Kiallmark, and important as an English disciple of Chopin. Her other claimed masters "for singing" were Domenico Crivelli (c.1795-1856) and the guitarist Charles Michael Sola (1786-1857).


Documentation:

"ARRIVALS", The Shipping Gazette and Sydney General Trade List (7 January 1856), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article161108093 

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (23 January 1856), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12977743 

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (26 June 1857), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12997573 

"MARRIED", Empire (24 February 1857), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60277593 

[Advertisement], Launceston Examiner (18 December 1860), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article39003435 

MRS. MAXEY, of Broadland House, will after the Christmas vacation receive pupils for Italian (Tuscan). French (Parisian), German, music; with composition, singing, and English generally. Dec. 18.

[Advertisement], Launceston Examiner (29 December 1860), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article39003595 

MRS. MAXEY, Broadland House, will receire a few pupils, for Italian, French, Music, Singing, and English generally. In Music her masters were Kiallmark and Sterndale Bennett, and in singing Sola and Crivelli. December 28.

[Advertisement], Launceston Examiner (2 January 1877), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37145838 

MRS. MAXEY will be ready to receive music and singing pupils after the 18th of January, 1877. Apply to Mrs. Maxey, at the house of Rumpff, Esq., Lyttletton street.

"DEATHS", Examiner (13 December 1912), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article50684067 

MAXEY. - On the 28th November, at the residence of her son-in-law, Mr. C. J. Cameron, Arncliffe, Sydney, Jane Sarah, relict of the late Edwin Maxey, M.A., in her 82nd year.


Bibliography and resources:

Ellsworth 2016, 243





MAY, Elsa (Miss THOMPSON; Mrs. Boothroyd FAIRCLOUGH)

Soprano vocalist

Born Melbourne, VIC, ?
Arrived Townsville, QLD, February 1880 (from Singapore)

Elsa May, 1880

Image: http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/182638518



Documentation:

"Townsville", Maryborough Chronicle, Wide Bay and Burnett Advertiser (7 February 1880), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article148729454

[News], Mackay Mercury and South Kennedy Advertiser (28 February 1880), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article169523312

The Shakespearian and operatic entertainments given by Mr. Fairclough and Miss May at the School of Arts Theatre, on Thursday and last evening, were much beyond anything of the kind that has ever been witnessed in Mackay. Mr. Faircough is a first-class actor. Miss May is a well finished and accomplished vocalist, and is fairly entitled to the honour of being "Prima Donna of the East" ...

[Advertisement], The Argus (17 April 1880), 12

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5951381

"THE OPERA. SATANELLA", The Argus (26 April 1880), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5959903

The Opera house was filled on Saturday night by an audience eager to make acquaintance with the debutante, Miss Elsa May, concerning whom report had been busy with favourable rumours. Balfe's admirable opera, "Satanella," was the work chosen for representation . . . Elsa May is the nom de theatre adopted by the young lady who played the part of Satanella on Saturday night We are informed that she is a native of this city and that during the last four or five years she has been travelling in India and the East in the exercise of her profession as the leading lady of a dramatic and musical company. In facial appearance she is intelligent and very pleasing in figure petite and at present apparently of delicate physique, she speaks her words with rare deliberation for a vocalist, and shows that she knows how to carry herself upon the stage. Her voice is a pure soprano of a round and flute like quality, and produced in fine volume and apparently with perfect ease as far as we heard it - namely, to the very high note D in alt, which she sang in the duet between Ahrimanes and Satanella in the third act. Miss Elsa May is fortunate in the possession of an organ of rare quality and one which is well equalised throughout the whole register. It is perfectly free from vibration, and is altogether a most sweet organ to listen to. A profound silence fell upon the audience as she commenced (in the scene of "The Demon's Tower ) the recitative, "Myself once more, the page I cease to play," and the admirable quality of her pure tones made itself felt in every ear. The more rhythmic movement, " There's a power whose sway" - generally known as "The Power of Love" - was taken in well measured tempo, and with admirably clear delivery, the value of every word, and every tone was given with such intelligent and sympathetic phrasing as was especially grateful to those who attach due weight to that important branch of vocalisation. The charm of this performance was complete, and the young singer was enthusiastically applauded. Amidst cheers and bravas and much stamping and hand clapping she was literally pelted with bouquets and wreaths - the latter, from the number of them, showing that many friends had come prepared to recognise the native talent of a young and gifted townswoman. The approval was unanimous and emphatic throughout the whole house, no matter whether it was spontaneous or premeditated, it expressed unbounded admiration, and was fairly won by the charming young singer. The curtain was raised upon the conclusion of this act (the musical finale to which was not well managed), and after that the young prima donna was honoured with a special recall. The quality of her performance and her reception in the first act may be taken as the measure of her success through out the entire opera. Satanella is one of the most arduous parts through out the whole range of English opera - the heavy work to be performed when on the stage, and the constant changing of dress when behind the scenes, taxing the best energies of the most robust of performers. Miss May, although of slight physique stood this test well, singing with great brilliancy and power in the duet before referred to and giving splendid effect to the final trio, in which her solo passages were marked with excellent musical feeling, and most satisfactory histrionic power. The only want which we could name in connexion with this young lady's first appearance ia one which may not be felt when she shall have over come the nervousness inseparable from such an occasion, namely, a slight lack of warmth in some situations wherein such a display would have been conducive to higher effect, but we may refer more particularly to the subject at some other time should it appear to us that it still requires notice. Miss May was recalled after each act except the third (wherein the thunderbolt was mismanaged, and the climax marred) and may be congratulated upon having made a genuine and legitimate success . . .

"BIRTHS", The Argus (28 June 1800), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5983178

"THEATRICAL NOTES", Launceston Examiner (30 June 1880), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article38259827

Miss Elsa May (Mrs B. Fairclough) recently made her debut in opera in Melbourne, in connection with Mr. W. S. Lyster's company, and is very highly spoken of. Mrs Fairclough is a sister of Mr. J. Thompson the talented leader of the Mammoth Orchestra, and whose violin solos were much appreciated here.

"THE FAIRCLOUGH ENTERTAINMENT", Gippsland Times (7 May 1884), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article62021907

"On and off the Stage", Table Talk (6 January 1899), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article145917657

WHEN the run of The Belle of New York is over, Mr. George Musgrove intends to produce another musical comedy of the same type, The American Beauty, in which Miss Elsa May, the Australian prima donna is to appear. In private life Miss May is Mrs Fairclough, wife of the once well-known tragedian.

"MUSIC AND DRAMA", The Sydney Morning Herald (15 September 1906), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article14803081





MAY, John

Bandsman 3rd Regiment (Buffs)

Active Sydney, NSW, 1823-1827

See also Band of the 3rd Regiment


Documentation:

London, National Archives, PRO, WO12/2118: 3rd Regiment of Foot (Buffs) payrolls 1824-26; microfilm copy at SL-NSW: PRO Reel 3695





MAYCOCK, Mrs. (? Eliza TRIGG; Mrs. Bayly MAYCOCK)

Amateur musician, vocalist

Active Perth, WA, 1845
Died Perth, WA, 8 December 1891


Documentation:

"Performance of Sacred Music", Inquirer (14 May 1845), 1

The next was an exquisite air, and trio, of Fitzpatrick, "Father of Mercy", very beautifully sung by Mrs. Maycock, Miss A. Trigg, and Mr. G. Nash ...

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article65582935

? "Arrival of the Mail Steamer 'Shanghai'", Inquirer (25 May 1853), 1s

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article65485307

"A PUBLIC Tea-Metting", The Inquirer (14 October 1857), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66005336

"CHORAL SOCIETY'S CONCERT", The Inquirer (20 January 1869), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66033877

"ENTERTAINMENT", The Inquirer (30 August 1871), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article65931928

[Advertisement], The Inquirer (6 March 1872), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article65932721

"AMATEUR CONCERT", The Perth Gazette (8 March 1872), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article3756433

"THE DORCAS SOCIETY'S ENTERTAINMENT", The Inquirer (22 November 1876), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66302331

? "Deaths", The West Australian (16 December 1891), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article3028871

[News], The Inquirer (9 December 1891), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article69704901





MAYNARD, Hamilton

Musician, teacher, organist, choral director (pupil of Thomas Helmore)

Active Sale, VIC, by 1876
Died Manly, NSW, 6 August 1876, aged 80


Documentation:

[Advertisement], Gippsland Times (10 June 1876), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article61826054

"MURRUNUNDI. ST. PAUL'S CHURCH", The Maitland Mercury (10 July 1880), 6s

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article810480

"Tamworth Items", Evening News (19 December 1884), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article107275545

"St. David's Cathedral", The Mercury (21 July 1886), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article9124774

"MR. HAMILTON MAYNARD, F.G.C.M.", The Muswellbrook Chronicle (9 August 1927), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article107609719

"MR. HAMILTON MAYNARD", The Maitland Weekly Mercury (13 August 1927), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article135246075


References:

"Thomas Helmore", Wikipedia

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





MAYNARD, John

Music-seller

Active Melbourne, VIC, 1863


Documentation:

"LAW REPORT", The Argus (12 March 1863), 7

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article6484060

IN RE JOHN MAYNARD. The insolvent, a music-seller of Melbourne was in attendance. No creditors appeared, and the meeting closed.





MAYNE, Ensign (Robert MAINE, MAIN)

? Bandsman, cornopean player (Band of the 58th Regiment)

Active Parramatta, NSW, 1844-45

See also Band of the 58th Regiment


Documentation:

"SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE", The Sydney Morning Herald (30 September 1844), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12425602

"PARRAMATTA. POLICE OFFICE", The Australian (28 December 1844), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37121005

"PARRAMATTA. POLICE OFFICE", The Australian (13 February 1845), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37156592

It may be in the recollection of some of our readers, that about six weeks' since a man named Fullerd, [Fullard] (a ticket-of-leave holder, by trade a musical instrument maker,) was committed for trial for embezzlement, in disposing of several articles entrusted to his care for reparation, but which, owing to there being a point of law, the Attorney General declined prosecuting, and Fullerd was dealt with summarily by the Bench, by the cancellation of his ticket-of-leave, and his being placed on Cockatoo Island. Among the articles missing was a cornopean, the property of Ensign Mayne, of the 58th Regt., given to him to take a dinge out, which he admitted selling to Mr. Cohen, of the Hall of Arts, George-street, Sydney, but which the latter, on being called on at that time to produce, stated his inability to do so, on account of having disposed of it ...

"LAW INTELLIGENCE", The Sydney Morning Herald (10 April 1845), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12878667

MISDEMEANOR. Edward Daniel Cohen appeared on the floor of the Court to take his trial, an information having been filed against him for that he, on the 29th January, 1845, "unlawfully did receive and have one cornopean of the value of £6 sterling, and one horn of the value of £6 sterling, and one cornopean case of the value of £1 sterling, the property, goods, and chattels of one Robert Main ... The SOLICITOR-GENERAL briefly stated the case, and then called James Flannaghan, band-master of H.M. 58th Regiment, who deposed to the effect, that he had received the cornopean in question from Mr. Main for the purpose of selling; that there was a dint in it, and that ho gave it to Fullard, who was a musical intrument maker, and was frequently employed by him, to take the dint out, telling him at the same time that the instrument was for sale, and if he heard of a purchaser to refer to him ...

"SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE", The Maitland Mercury (13 June 1849), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article702554







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