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A biographical register of Australian colonial musical personnel–P
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–P", Australharmony (an online resource toward the history of music and musicians in colonial and early Federation Australia):
http://sydney.edu.au/paradisec/australharmony/register-P.php; accessed 29 April 2017
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PABST, Louis (Herr PABST)
Pianist, teacher, composer
Born Konigsberg, Germany, 18 July 1846 (elder brother of Paul PABST)
Arrived Melbourne, VIC, 18 April 1885 (passenger on R.M.S Lusitania)
Departed Melbourne, September 1894
PABST, Helene (Baroness, Madame Von ENGELHARDT PABST)
Pianist, poet, author
Born Lithuania, 2 September [OS 21 August] 1850
Arrived Melbourne, VIC, 18 April 1885 (passenger on R.M.S Lusitania)
Departed Melbourne, September 1894
Died ?, 24 June 1910
"Arrival of the English Mail", Australian Town and Country Journal (18 April 1885), 13
"HERR LOUIS PABST", The Argus (23 June 1885), 6
"HERR PABST'S HISTORICAL CONCERT", The Argus (5 July 1886), 6
[News], The Argus (22 July 1892), 5
An interesting feature of the entertainment was the recitation of a translation of Madame Pabst's powerful and pathetic poem, Der Harfner, by Mrs. Alfred Cornish, with a picturesque and dramatic commentary upon the narrative by Herr Pabst on the piano. The lines were feelingly delivered by the lady and graphically illustrated by the composer of the music.
"THE RISVEGLIATO", The Argus (15 December 1892), 3
"A YOUNG PIANIST. MASTER PERCY GRAINGER", South Australian Chronicle (4 August 1894), 8
The Age says: Great interest centred round the first appearance in public of Master Percy Grainger, a pupil of Herr Louis Pabst, who attained the mature age of 12 - he looks much younger - only two days before. He is an Australian by birth, his father having been the architect of Princes bridge; and he is just the sort of Australian to do credit to his native country. It is so easy to enthuse over infant phenomena, and one is so likely to go woefully astray in the process, that prudence has one pause before pronouncing an emphatic verdict in favor of this last specimen of the genus. Yet it seems next door to impossible to be very far out in this instance; the youngster has a touch so firm, a technique so nearly faultless, a musical perception so acute, and an aplomb so surprising - see him look calmly round as he plays, without a trace either of nervousness or self-consciousness - that one would say he cannot fail to win for himself name and fame in the career that has been so carefully mapped out for him; and yet the music he tackled yesterday - of course without aid of book - is no child's play; this gavotte and musette in G minor, the prelude and Gigue from the Partita in B flat. Master Grainger is partial to Sebastian Bach, and usually confines himself from choice to that composer - most emphatically want playing. But he acquitted himself in such works as these in a style that many a finished pianist might have envied, and that at an age when most boys are playing marbles and whipping tops. Here Pabst, who is about to return to Europe, thinks so highly of Master Grainger that he has practically settled for the boy to join him when he has completed the necessary arrangements in his new sphere of labors, and meanwhile he is organising a concert on behalf of this most promising pupil, which will take place in some two months' time. This is a kind of pupil of whom any teacher might well be proud, and young Australians may watch his future career with mingled pride and confidence. It is probably that Master Grainger will shortly be heard in Adelaide, as it is proposed to give a concert here prior to his departure for England.
"MUSICAL AND DRAMATIC NOTES", The Sydney Morning Herald (14 July 1894), 13
"Herr Louis Pabst", Table Talk (22 September 1894), 9: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article145859856
Next week the musician who, during the past eight years, has accomplished privately all the good work which a conservatoire for pianoforte instruction could have conferred on Victorian students, leaves Melbourne, with no intention of returning. Herr Louis Pabst, when he arrived in Melbourne in March, 1885, did not intend staying longer than was needed to recover his health, broken by years of overwork and the severe winters of Northern Europe. In a very few months he had gathered around him a band of ardent disciples of music, who recognised in him that rare combination of erudition and genius which makes the true master of a science or an art. Herr Pabst, finding there was a mission to accomplish, devoted himself to it with energy and enthusiasm, remaining in Melbourne year after year, though he could have gained fame and fortune by returning to Europe. He would not leave until he felt certain that his pupils could carry on the work of musical culture without his personal supervision. Herr Pabst has been more respected than popular amongst members of the musical profession in Melbourne, and hence his name is not very familiar to the public. Still, privately, amongst students, Herr Pabst is placed in the very front rank of master teachers. During the past nine years the average number of students attending his courses has been seventy-five, many receiving private lessons each week, and no class numbering more than a dozen pupils ... [includes extensive biography].
"Helene von Engelhardt"
Teacher of Adelaide Burkitt and Percy Grainger
PACKER, Augusta Gow
PACKER, Charles Sandys
PACKER, Frederick Alexander
PACKER, Frederick Augustus
PACKER, John Edward
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PACKER, Wallace (Edward Henry Wallace)
Born 28 September 1865
Arrived South Australia, 1888
Died Kensington Park, SA, 13 February 1944, aged 77 [sic]
"CHATS WITH MUSICIANS. No. 6.- E. H. WALLACE PACKER", Daily Herald (21 December 1912), 1s
"Mr. Wallace Packer, 70", The Mail (28 September 1935), 17
Mr. Wallace Packer, of Childers street, North Adelaide, today celebrated the seventieth anniversary of his birth. He has had a distinguished musical career, and has held executive positions in several local musical organisations. Mr. Packer began his musical education at the choristers' school at Eton College. He came to South Australia in 1888, and was choirmaster and organist at Christ Church, North Adelaide, for 43 years.
"Death of Mr. Wallace Packer", The Advertiser (14 February 1944), 5
PADULA, Michel Angelo (Michael)
Arrived Adelaide, c. 1871
Died Cobar, NSW, 10 March 1945, aged 96
"General-Post-Amt.", Süd Australische Zeitung (4 July 1871), 5
"MONTHLY SHIPPING SUMMARY FOR ENGLAND", The South Australian Advertiser (19 April 1877), 16
"LOCAL AND GENERAL", Western Star and Roma Advertiser (30 November 1878), 2
"CONCERT", The Darling Downs Gazette (12 February 1879), 3
"Nymagee. Concerts", Australian Town and Country Journal (11 June 1892), 16
"St. Patrick's Day. The Concert", The Cobar Herald (18 March 1910), 5
[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (5 June 1936), 3
"DEATHS", The Sydney Morning Herald (12 March 1945), 10
PAGNOTTI, Alfonso (Alfonzo; PAGNOTTA)
Active Sydney, by January 1878
Died Enmore, NSW, 26 September 1924
1878-01-05: SIGNOR PAGNOTTA, Flautist, from the Conservatory of Naples, is prepared to give lessons. 90, Elizabeth-st.
1879-10-06: INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION, 1879. MUSIC. The Instruments used at these Concerts are by Emil Ascherberg, of Dresden, from the warehouses of Messrs. Nicholson and Ascherberg, Sydney. The Flute used by Signor Pagnotti, by Boehm, is from the Belgium Court of the International Exhibition. The Solo played by Signor Pagnotti will be on one of Boehm's Exhibition Flutes.
1887-08-25: Signor A. Pagnotti played with much sweetness the flute obligato to Miss Sherwin's rendering of "Lo, hear the gentle lark."
1924-10-02: Alfonzo Pagnotti, the well-known flautist, passed away on Friday last, after a long illness at his home at Enmore, and was buried nt Rookwood. The mourners included his widow (Mrs. Annie Pagnotti), and other relatives, Miss Elvy, and Dr. Fiaschi. Pagnotti was a thorough musician, educated at a leading, conservatorio in Italy, and came to Australia many years ago for Italian opera, and settled in Sydney. When Madame Amy Sherwin made her operatic debut in "Lucia" at the old Victoria Theatre, Pitt-street, in 1879, Pagnotti beautifully rendered the obbligato in the Mad Scene, and he accompanied the Tasmanian Nightingale on some of her subsequent girlish tours before she settled in Europe, where she became a celebrity. In 1883 Pagnotti was principal flute in the Italian Opera Company conducted by Signor Paolo Giorza, of which the flautist's friend, Signor Tramaglia, of Naples, was leader. Pagnotti was in several fine Italian opera companies here, and ultimately was attached to the orchestra at Her Majesty's in comic opera for a long period of years. He was highly esteemed as a musician of refinement, and his diminutive figure was familiar to thousands of playgoers.
[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (5 January 1878), 15
"AMUSEMENTS", The Sydney Morning Herald (9 October 1878), 5
[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (26 April 1879), 8
[Advertisement], Evening News (6 October 1879), 1
[Births], The Sydney Morning Herald (9 July 1884), 12
"Miss Sherwin's Concert", Evening News (25 August 1887), 4
"DEATHS", The Sydney Morning Herald (29 September 1924), 8
"LATE SIGNOR PAGNOTTI", The Sydney Morning Herald (2 October 1924), 10
Vocalist, pianist, composer
Active Adelaide, SA, 1858
At her own "grand concert" in February 1858, Mrs. Paine introduced a polka ("New Original, composed by Mrs. Paine").
"EAST TORRENS INSTITUTE", South Australian Register (29 October 1857), 3
"THE CHORAL SOCIETY'S CONCERT", South Australian Register (22 December 1857), 3
[Advertisement], South Australian Register (15 February 1858), 1
"MRS. PAINE'S CONCERT", South Australian Register (19 February 1858), 3
"SOUTH AUSTRALIA", The Hobart Town Daily Mercury (2 March 1858), 2
Active VIC, 1900-07
"Smithfield. GRAND BALL", The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate (9 June 1900), 2
The string band, which comprised Messrs. S. Watson (piano), Joseph Deluca (harp), Frank Palermo and Lewis Lamoglie (violins), supplied first class music.
"Street Musicians Fined", The Prahran Telegraph (13 July 1907), 4
Frank Palermo, Agoostine Aleandre and Ottoer Dimodena are a trio of Italian musicians who "work" the suburbs with violins and harp. On June 20 they were in Chapel-street, Prahran, and were playing on the footpath to a considerable crowd when Constable Welch ordered them to desist from obstructing the traffic. They resented being interfered with, and were consequently summoned. At the court on Monday only Palermo appeared. He said that since the summonses had been served he had parted with his former companions. "Him who plays the harp," he explained, "is not right in his head." Palermo was fined 2s. 66., and the others 5s. each.
PALIN, L. F. (Herr PALIN, Mons. PALIN, Mr. PALIN)
Flute and piccolo player, pianist, teacher
Active Melbourne, by 1855; Ballarat, by 1857
[Advertisement], The Argus (26 February 1855), 3
[Advertisement], The Argus (14 February 1857), 8
[Advertisement], The Star (21 May 1857), 1
[Advertisement], The Star (29 September 1858), 3
"MONTEZUMA PROMENADE CONCERTS", The Star (6 October 1858), 2
"WIFE-BEATING", The Star (4 February 1858), 2
"COUNTY COURT", The Star (5 April 1859), 2
PALING, William Henry
Violinist, pianist, music retailer, music publisher, composer
Born Woerden, Netherlands, 1 September 1825
Arrived Melbourne, by early 1855; Sydney, September 1855
Died Stanmore, 27 August 1895
http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=William+Henry+Paling (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)
http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-680051 (NLA persistent identifier)
PALING, Richard John
Music retailer, music publisher
Active Melbourne, by June 1856
Died Bondi, NSW, 6 March 1914, aged 84
Seven pianos imported by Paling were landed in Melbourne in February 1855, and in March the Argus reported that Paling himself, "a musical professor recently arrived, will give a concert at the Grand Junction Hotel, St. Kilda ... assisted by Mrs. Testar and others of our musical celebrities ... We understand, Mr. Paling is unsurpassed in this colony in his execution on the piano and violin ...". He was in Ballarat with Emile Coulon and Maria Carandini in May, according to the Star, "by far the greatest musical treat ever experienced by a Ballaarat audience ... at the Golden Fleece, on the town-ship", and in July was accompanying Miska Hauser and Octavia Hamilton. At his first concert in Sydney in September (with William Stanley as accompanist) he introduced his own The last rose of summer, for the violin, a "thema, with modulations and sounds harmoniques; variation for two violins, without piano accompaniment; finale brillante, con Arpeggio ot Pizzicato" and also announced: "W. H. Paling will also introduce several Irish and Scotch Airs, purposoly arranged by him for this Concert."
For the opening of the Sydney Railway, on 26 September, and played for the first time at the Railway Ball, he produced the Sydney Railway Waltz , published by Woolcott and Clarke in October. The same publishers advertised in December his song Thoughts of Home ("words by Henry Halloran, Esq., the music composed and dedicated to the Baron Heiness, By W.H. PALING"). In January 1856, William was also reportedly involved in the preparation for publication, following Bochsa's funeral, of a harmonised setting of the harpist-composer's final sketch, Requiem aeternam (Rest, great Musician, rest) ("a mournful refrain ... adapted by Mr. Frank Howson, and harmonised in four parts by Mr. [W. H.] Paling"); if it ever appeared, however, no copy has been identified. Richard was in business importing Erard pianos into Melbourne, and as a tuner, by mid-1856. An early instance of a W. H. Paling publication was The AUSTRALIAN MELODIES ("by Miss Brickwood, Newtown"), advertised in December 1864 (no copy identified), and of a joint Sydney-Melbourne publication by both brothers, Charles Elsässer's Joy (Galop Brilliant) in November 1866.
"IMPORTS", The Argus (23 February 1855), 4
"GRAND CONCERT", The Argus (30 March 1855), 5
"BALLARAT", The Argus (16 May 1855), 6
[Advertisement], Empire (17 January 1856), 1
[News], The Argus (19 July 1855), 7
"MISKA HAUSER", The Argus (31 August 1855), 5
"MISKA HAUSTER", The Argus (31 August 1855), 6
"GRAND CONCERT", The Sydney Morning Herald (22 September 1855), 4
[Advertisement], Empire (27 September 1855), 1
"GRAND EVENING CONCERT", The Sydney Morning Herald (28 September 1855), 5
[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (29 September 1855), 3
"SYDNEY", The Argus (4 October 1855), 5
[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (4 October 1855), 8
"SYDNEY RAILWAY BALL", The Sydney Morning Herald (4 October 1855), 2
[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (20 October 1855), 10
[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (15 December 1855), 8
"DEATH AND OBSEQUIES OF THE LATE M. BOCHSA", The Sydney Morning Herald (9 January 1856), 4
[Advertisement], The Argus (9 January 1856), 7
[Advertisement], The Argus (20 June 1856), 3
NOTES OF THE WEEK", The Sydney Morning Herald (27 December 1862), 5
[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (2 December 1864), 1
[Advertisement], The Argus (20 November 1866), 2s
"W. H. Paling", in Australian men of mark, vol. 1 (Sydney: Charles Maxwell, 1889), 409-13
"DEATH OF MR. W. H. PALING", The Sydney Morning Herald (28 August 1895), 4
"DEATHS", The Sydney Morning Herald (29 August 1895), 1
"DEATH OF MR. W. H. PALING", The Sydney Morning Herald (29 August 1895), 4
As we announced in our issue of yesterday, Mr. W. H. Paling, the head of the well-know firm of Messrs. W. H. Paling and Co., Limited, musical instrument and music importers, died somewhat suddenly at his residence at Stanmore, on Tuesday night. The cause of death was heart disease, from which Mr. Paling had suffered for some years. Mr. Paling was 70 years of age. His wife died about a year since and five children are left to mourn their loss. Mr. W. H. Paling was born near Rotterdam, and was the son of the pianoforte maker and musician of that name. He early embraced music as a profession, and studied the violin under the famous Tours, of whom he was a favourite pupil. He then studied and taught in the Conservatory of Music at Rotterdam for three years, when he left for Australia where he arrived some time between 1853 and 1854. He gave concerts, and then entered into the music business, and as a teacher enjoyed considerable success. His business increasing year by year, he, in 1883, formed it into a limited company. Mr Paling was a Justice of the Peace for some years, and prior to the appointment of stipendiary magistrates did duty on the Bench in Sydney. He also acted as alderman and Mayor of the borough of Petersham. He was well known to be an earnest and diligent advocate of all sanitary improvements. Mr. Paling was a speculator both in land and mining, and experienced his share of the failures and successes consequent thereon. Mr Paling's chief characteristics were his indomitable enorgy, great keenness of perception and decision of character, combined with unswerving honesty and integrity ... Mr. Paling's generosity and liberality to all public charitable undertakings were well known, and his loss will be widely mourned by all classes of the community ...
"DEATHS", The Sydney Morning Herald (7 March 1914), 22
Bibliography and resources:
Andrew D. McCredie, "Paling, William Henry (1825-1895)", Australian dictionary of biography 5 (1974)
PALMER, Gertrude (Emily Gertrude PALMER)
Born Newtown, NSW, 1 February 1866
Died Darlinghurst, NSW, 8 January 1925
"BIRTHS", The Sydney Morning Herald (3 February 1866), 1
"BIRTHS", Illustrated Sydney News (16 February 1866), 14
"CONCERT AT WOOLLOOMOOLOO", The Sydney Morning Herald (12 September 1876), 5
"MUSIC AND DRAMA", The Sydney Mail and New South Wales Advertiser (15 June 1878), 854
BRIEF has been the period since Mdlle. Charbonnet first made an appearance before a Sydney audience it has proved long enough to make one of her concerts a notable event. On Tuesday last this accomplished pianiste made her fifth appearance in this city, and an audience more numerous than ever had assembled . . . Mrs. Palmer most competently fulfilled her part at the pianoforte, and the playing of the very juvenile Miss Gertrude Palmer in the opening quartette on two pianos was worthy of every commendation. But even of a good thing it is possible to have too much, and Mdlle. Charbonnet would, singly, have amply satisfied all lovers of the instrument she touches so deftly. Miss Gertrude must not, however, be passed ever without her meed of commendation. This promising, and in fact accomplished young lady - indeed, she is almost a child - displayed a firm and precise touch, preserved time with accuracy which was especially noticeable in some troublesome syncopated passages in the overture which she assisted to render, and, further, managed a crisper and more effective shake than could have been expected from so young a student ...
"Mrs. Palmer's concert", The Sydney Morning Herald (23 October 1884), 10
"THE METROPOLITAN LIEDERTAFEL", The Sydney Morning Herald (29 August1884), 8
[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (24 February 1885), 2
"MISS GERTRUDE PALMER'S CONCERT", The Sydney Morning Herald (24 November 1897), 10
"MISS GERTRUDE PALMER'S CONCERT", The Sydney Morning Herald (10 December 1900), 3
"MISS GERTRUDE PALMER", The Sydney Morning Herald (9 January 1925), 10
Miss Gertrude Palmer, L.R.A.M., died yesterday morning at a private hospital in Darlinghurst. This lady, though of late years somewhat retired from active concert-room life, made frequent appearances here, both as solo pianist and as accompanist, and in both capacities displayed interpretative sympathy in alliance with technical achievement. Miss Palmer belonged to a distinguished musical family, as her father, Mr. William H. Palmer, long years ago was one of the early organists of St. Philip's Church, York-street. Her mother, Miss Aldis, was a brilliant Sydney pianist, who played at the festival opening of the University Great Hall, and she was not only a cousin of Professor Karl Straube. who prepared the design for the colossal organ at the Breslau City Hall, but also of the late Dr. Charles Steggall, formerly one of the directors of the Royal Academy of Music (London). Some fifteen years or so ago Miss Palmer attended the Royal Academy for the full three years' as a student, and secured her diploma, and in 1914 she visited London again, and, being cordially introduced by M. Charlier (Governor of the French Pacific possession of Tahiti) to Camille Saint-Saens, that great composer-pianist arranged dates for two recitals which the Australian was to give in the concert hall of the Paris Conservatoire. The outbreak of war, however, cancelled the engagement. Since her resumption of her duties as a teacher in this city Miss Palmer gradually diminished her public appearances, which latterly ceased altogether, owing to an attack of neurosis. Always ready to assist freely in the cause of charity, Miss Palmer throughout her career was highly esteemed in musical circles and in social life.
"MISS GERTRUDE PALMER", The Sydney Morning Herald (10 January 1925), 16
Grand-daughter of W. H. Aldis
Lecturer on music
Active Sydney, 1861
Died Albury, NSW, 1887
"Marriages", The Maitland Mercury (17 December 1851), 3
[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (20 September 1861), 1
"LECTURE ON MUSIC", Empire (24 September 1861), 5
A LECTURE WAS delivered last evening, in the School of Arts, St. Leonard's, by Mr. Rodber Palmer ... Mr. Conrad Appel's band of German musicians were present, and illustrated the lecture by the performance of a variety of pieces. Some Chinese musicians, whose attendance Mr. Palmer had made great exertions to secure, and who had promised to attend did not come, much to the regret of the lecturer and the audience. There were fully 230 persons present.
[Advertisement], Bathurst Free Press (13 July 1872), 3
PALMER, William Henry
Flute player (Royal Lyceum), amateur vocalist, organist
Active Brisbane & Sydney, 1860s
[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (5 August 1861), 1
[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (12 December 1862), 1
[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (30 December 1861), 1
"MARRIAGES", Empire (24 November 1863), 1
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60552052; [Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (23 April 1864), 1
"SYDNEY PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY", Sydney Mail (30 April 1834), 3
Father of Gertrude PALMER
PALMER, William J.
Soprano vocalist, counter tenor
Active Sydney, NSW, 1851-54
Isaac Nathan's ornamented versions Sarti's Lungi dal caro bene and Handel's Angels ever bright and fair were advertised as "arranged expressly for Mr. Palmer" and "his extraordinary voice". In the latter case, however, it may well have been identical with the item Nathan advertised for performance in 1842 as "With the original ornaments, as expressly written by Mr. Nathan for Madame Malibran". "Master Palmer", the "young Soprano singer", anyway performed both several times for Nathan at St. Mary's Choral Society concerts during 1852 and 1853. At Coleman Jacobs's concert in October 1853, The Illustrated Sydney News observed wryly: "Master Palmer has a nice veluti in speculum sort of voice, and which, if not injured by injudicious treatment or culture, will be of some value in Sydney." He then made his theatrical debut at the Royal Victoria for John Gibbs's benefit in January 1854 singing an unattributed song The Maids of Happy Sydney. He appeared again at the theatre in February, and gave his own first (and possibly only) concert, assisted by Flora Harris and Charles Packer. His own bound album of printed songs, including works by Nathan and Stephen Marsh, is at SL-NSW.
"ST. MARY'S CHORAL SOCIETY", Empire (26 November 1851), 2
... But we must ... announce to the public of Australia, the existence of a perfect Musico on our shores. So unusual an occurrence calls for a word of notice; and although we are not inclined to go into the history of that class of singers who are technically designated by the title of Musico, we may briefly state that a young man made his appearance at the concert on Monday evening, who, if we mistake not, will prove a resuscitation of the world-wide célébrité, Veluti. Accidental circumstances, the details of which are "caviare to the general", but which can be easily ascertained by the curious in musical arcana, have brought before the public this candidate for vocal distinction; and although Mr. Palmer is but a tyro in the art, the strength and compass of his soprano voice are a certain guarantee that, with assiduous cultivation, he will become a very great acquisition to the musical world. The lower tones are exceedingly full, and the high notes of a richness and clearness which only soprano singers can boast. But there is in the medium considerable weakness, which, however, may fairly be ascribed to want of proper training. We understand Mr. Palmer intends to cultivate the gift he possesses, with the ultimate view of benefitting himself and of contributing to the support of a widowed mother. We shall be glad to have another occasion of commenting upon Mr. Palmer's vocal powers; and in the meanwhile we are sure that, for the scientific cultivation of his talent, and for the development of the voice, he cannot be in better hands than Mr. Nathan's.
"MUSIC", The Sydney Morning Herald (20 March 1852), 4
[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (7 April 1853), 3
[Advertisement]: "St. Mary's Choral Society", The Sydney Morning Herald (19 May 1853), 1s
[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (8 August 1853), 3
[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (25 October 1853), 2
"MR. COLEMAN JACOBS'S CONCERT", Empire (27 October 1853), 2
"MR. COLEMAN JACOBS'S CONCERT", Illustrated Sydney News (29 October 1853), 6
[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (5 December 1853), 1s
[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (15 December 1853), 2
"NOVEL MUSICAL INSTRUMENT", The Sydney Morning Herald (3 January 1854), 2
"THE VICTORIA THEATRE. PROGRESS OF THE BENEFITS", Bell's Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer (21 January 1854), 2
[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (23 January 1854), 4
[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (13 February 1854), 1
"ROYAL VICTORIA THEATRE", The Sydney Morning Herald (14 February 1854), 4
"MR. W. J. PALMER'S CONCERT", Illustrated Sydney News (25 February 1854), 3
Palmer's bound collection of printed sheet music (including inscriptions to Palmer from Edwin Ransford in London (c. late 1840s), Stephen Marsh in either London (1847-49) or Sydney, and Isaac Nathan in Sydney
(2) Isaac Nathan's arrangement from Sarti's Giulio Sabrino of Lungi dal caro bene ( "Sung by MR. PALMER, As newly harmonised, corrected and revised, with appropriate symphonies and accompaniments; and with VARIATIONS composed expressly for his extraordinary soprano voice by I. NATHAN"); copy at NLA; Trove Bookmark
http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/15073267, but see [Advertisement], The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (24 May 1842), 3
(3) Angels ever bright and fair ("from Handel's Theodora; sung by Mr. Palmer, at St. Mary's Choral Society; as arranged with variations &c., expressly for his extraordinary soprano voice ... by I. Nathan"), Copy at NLA; Trove Bookmark
PALTRIDGE, Mr. (Messers. PALTRIDGE; Mr. POLTRIDGE; ? William, ? Thomas)
Cornet à piston player (New Queen's Theatre)
Active Adelaide, SA, 1848
[Advertisement], South Australian (18 February 1848), 2
NEW QUEEN'S THEATRE ... MR. LAZAR ... The Orchestral Department will be considerably augmented, and consist of - Mr. Lee (leader), Mr. Richards (second violin), Mr. Thomson (violincello), Mr. Poltridge (cornet-a'-piston), Mr. Hewitt (trombone), Mr. Swift (tenor), Mr. Kaebet (master of the German Band, flute).
[Advertisement], South Australian (29 February 1848), 2
"MANCEHSTER UNITY AND ODD FELLOWS", South Australian Gazette and Mining Journal (9 September 1848), 4
... The utmost harmony and good humour prevailed throughout the evening, and many excellent songs were sung, the whole of the proceedings being also enlivened by a deserving little band of musicians, consisting of Brothers J. & S. Lang and the Messrs. Poltridge of Mount Barker.
"WOODSIDE", South Australian Weekly Chronicle (5 November 1859), 3
... According to arrangement the members met in the lodge-room, at 12 o'clock, and preceded from thence in procession to Charlston, dressed in regalia costume; banners flying, accompanied by Paltridge's celebrated Mount Barker brass band ...
PALTZER, Jacques (? PALTZER SIVORINI)
Violinist, band-leader, composer, arranger
Arrived Melbourne/Ballarat, ? 1853/55
Departed Melbourne, 18 February 1861 (per Peru, for London)
According to a report from the Mauritius papers early in 1853: "On the 23rd February the Bright Planet, which had sailed on the previous Sunday for Australia, returned to Port Louis, in consequence of having sprung a leak which threatened the safety of the ship. Among the numerous passengers were four theatrical per formers, Mme Beaugrand and MM. Delmary, Alexandra, and Paltzer, whom our Port Louis contemporary describes as 'artistes de la dernière troupe dramatique.'" A M. Paltzer Sivorini was to be among the company at Melbourne's Queen's Theatre in October 1853, and M. Paltzer directed the music for Queen's Birthday celebrations in Ballarat in 1855. In August 1856, "Palzer's Celebrated Band" was advertised as being "Composed of the twelve first Musicians in the Colony".
At the Charlie Napier Theatre in February 1857, for the "operatic burlesque" Othello Travestie ("Operatic burlesque") there was "a NEW OVERTURE Introducing the Airs from the Burleqsue Composed by Mons. Paltzer", and Castle Spectre, or The Haunted Oratory ("Dramatic Romance") was "Produced with new music, arranged by Mons. Paltzer". At Ballarat's Royal Victoria Theatre in June 1857, The Wood Demon, Or The Hour Of One, was produced with "The whole of the choruses and the original music arranged and composed by Monsieur Paltzer, expressly for this occasion."
About to go on tour with the Bianchis, Paltzer put his house up for sale prior to leaving Ballarat in May 1860, arriving in Sydney in the same month where "Mons. A. Paltzer" (the initial perhaps misheard) was to be conductor for the opera season, opening with Il Trovatore, at the Prince of Wales Theatre. In June 1860, anyway, the Empire noted the recent publication in Melbourne of the opera conductor, J. Paltzer's Lola Montez Schottische, "a pleasing dance in honour of the once renowned countess-danseuse, of whom the title-page presents a portrait". Later that year Paltzer toured with the Bianchi/Gregg/Winterbottom company to Tasmania.
Back in Ballarat with the Bianchis, he received his farewell benefit on 8 February 1861 ("The Theatre Royal was well attended last night, when the Opera La Traviata ... [was] produced for the benefit of M. Paltzer, who has long been known as an accomplished violinist in Ballarat."), before sailing from Melbourne for England.
"MAURITIUS", South Australian Register (22 April 1853), 3
"THE QUEEN'S THEATRE", The Argus (15 October 1853), 5
"BALLARAT", The Argus (1 June 1855), 6
"MARRIAGES", The Argus (1 October 1855), 4
"LOLA MONTES", South Australian Register (18 March 1856), 2
[Advertisement], The Star (24 July 1856), 3
[Advertisement], The Star (12 August 1856), 1
"WESLEYAN BAZAAR", The Star (7 January 1857), 2
[Advertisement], The Star (23 February 1857), 3
[Advertisement], The Star (28 February 1857), 3
[Advertisement], The Star (8 June 1857), 3
[Advertisement], The Star (3 September 1857), 3
"BALLARAT", The Musical Times (1 November 1858), 334
[Advertisement], The Star (17 April 1860), 3
"EASTERN POLICE COURT", The Star (15 May 1860), 2
"SHIPPING", Empire (21 May 1860), 4
[Advertisement], Bell's Life in Sydney (26 May 1860), 3
"COLONIAL SUMMARY. NEW SOUTH WALES", The Moreton Bay Courier (31 May 1860), 4
"A Schottische is by no means calculated ...", Empire (16 June 1860), 4
[Advertisement], The Cornwall Chronicle (13 October 1860), 5
"HOBART TOWN", The Musical World (2 February 1861), 79
[Advertisement], The Star (8 February 1861), 3
"NEWS AND NOTES", The Star (9 February 1861), 2
"SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE", The Argus (23 February 1861), 4
Bibliography and resources:
Ballad vocalist, guitarist
Arrived Melbourne, by September 1850
On her first public appearance in Hobart Town, VDL, for George Peck's Theatre of Arts in May 1835, Marianne Pettingell (later Mrs. St. John Adcock) was billed as "a Young Lday only 12 years of Age, Pupil of the celebrated Panorma" [sic]. This was probably the composer and music teacher Francis Panormo (1763-1843), famous as composer of the Bird waltz, even in far away Sydney, where, in the 1840s, Francis Ellard issued a local edition. Francis Panormo's waltz was, likewise, almost certainly still in Frederick Ellard's mind when he composed his Australian bird waltz (1854).
Francis's much younger brother, Louis (Lewis) Panormo (1784-1862) began building guitars in the "Spanish Style" in London in the 1820s, and among performers they were popularised by his son-in-law, Antonio Trinitario Huerta (1800-1874). Louis's eldest daughter Angelina (1811-1900), was a pupil of Huerta, and also dedicatee of a set of easy divertimentos that Panormo published in 1827. Heurta married the 17-year-old Angelina the following year. Panormo's nephew, George Lewis Panormo (1815-1877) later claimed to be successor to his uncle's business, after the latter retired in 1854, aged 70. On 8 May 1859, Louis, aged 75, his second wife Sarah, and three children, Sarah ("Matilda") aged 40, Eliza aged 34 and Theophilus aged 21, sailed from London for Auckland, arriving there on 18 August, and settling in New Zealand. Earlier, in November 1853, another party of his children had emigrated to Sydney, Australia; these included Louisa Sophia, aged 33, Louis, aged 32, Cecilia, aged 28, Vincent, aged 27, and Charles Frederick, aged 24. Some of these also later joined their father in New Zealand, before he died there, in 1862.
Pending checking of shipping lists, it seems possible, then, that the Melbourne Miss Panormo might have been Louis's eldest unmarried daughter, Sarah ("Matilda") (? the intended recipient of the parcel for "S. Panormo" in 1853). On her first concert appearance in Melbourne, when she was described as a "young lady", she would have been in her early 30s. If so, her earlier arrival was no doubt influential in the later family migrations. If it was Sarah, she would have been about 8 or 9 years old at the time of her elder sister's marriage to Huerta, and her lessons with him presumably date from around that time.
[Advertisement], The Morning Post (19 April 1827)
L. Panormo has the honour of informing the Nobility, Gentry and Public, that he is the maker of the GUITAR the celebrated A. T. Huerta plays on with so much success. L. P. has several ready made of the same pattern, equally good in tone, and warranted to stand in any climate ... Those that have not a label inside marked "Panormo, fecit, anno, London, 26, High-Street, Bloomsbury" are only imitations got up cheaper. Four very easy Divertimentos for the Spanish guitar, by A. T. Huerta. Published by L. Panormo.
? "DUBLIN. THEATRE ROYAL", Theatrical Times (22 July 1848), 240
Miss Rainforth took a benefit on the night of Monday, February 14, when the bill of fare was as follows: - "Norma;" Miss Rainforth as Norma, Mr. Travers as Pollio, M., Stretton as Oroveso, Mr. Houghton as Flavius, Miss Panormo as Clotilda, and Miss Mason as Adalgisa ...
[Advertisement], The Argus (25 September 1850), 3
"LAST NIGHT'S CONCERT", The Melbourne Daily News (26 September 1850), 2
... A young lady, Miss Panormo, made her debût on the occasion. She possesses a mezzo soprano of good quality, which will improve under cultivation and that constant practice which it will be necessary she should undergo to obtain that control, modulation, and flexibility which at present is not very observable. The selection was not very judicious, and her style capable of improvement. We are not disposed to criticise too closely first appearances, as much allowance is to be made for nervousness, &c, under which Miss Panormo evidently laboured. We have no hesitation, however, in saying that with study and hard practice this lady will become a very pleasing vocalist ...
[Advertisement], The Argus (17 December 1850), 2
[Advertisement], The Melbourne Daily News (19 December 1850), 3
A CARD. MISS PANORMO, pupil of that celebrated master, the Senhor Huerta, begs to intimate that she gives lessons on the Guitar in the Spanish style and Singing. Address, Williams street, Collingwood.
[Advertisement]: POST OFFICE. List of Letters ... Unclaimed", The Argus (10 January 1851), 1
[Advertisement], The Argus (3 June 1853), 3
MR. S. PANORMO, a Box sent by L. Panormo, London, per Hellespont, directed to you, is lying at Joseph Wilkie's Musical and Pianoforte Saloon, 15, Collins street.
? [Advertisement], New Zealander (10 December 1859), 4
MISS PANORMO, DRESSMAKER, CHAPEL-STREET, near the Roman Catholic Chapel .... Having recently arrived from London, she has brought with her latest Fashions for inspection ... A fine-toned Italian Violoncello for sale, price 30 guineas.
Bibliography and resources:
"Panormo", in Sainsbury, A dictionary of musicians, 260
James Westbrook, "Louis Panormo: 'The only maker of guitars in the Spanish style'", Early music 41/4 (2013), 571-84
PAPPIN, Stephen (Mr. PAPPIN; Stephen PAPPIN)
Orchestral bugle player, French horn player
Active Sydney, 1835-43; ? died 1843
http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Stephen+Pappin+(musician) (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)
PAPPIN, George (George PAPPIN)
French horn player
Active Sydney, NSW, by 1837
Died Sydney, NSW, 9 March 1839, aged 21
http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=George+Pappin+d1839 (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)
Stephen Pappin played bugle (presumably a keyed bugle) in the orchestra of the Theatre Royal Sydney for the season commencing in May 1835; notably, Thomas Stubbs, who also played keyed bugle, was at time playing flute in the band. Pappin was regularly listed in the theatre band in 1841-43 under Thomas Leggatt and S. W. Wallace. Stephen Pappin disappears from the record in 1843, but his widow, Josephine Louise, died in Sydney in 1880, in her 80th year.
[Advertisement], The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (2 May 1835), 3
"To the Editor", The Sydney Monitor (31 March 1837), 3
To the Editor of the Sydney Monitor. SIR - I respectfully beg that you will in your journal contradict - "That I have leased the Theatre to any one." But that, from the great sums I have expended for its re opening, not only the scenery, dresses, and others; and, though last, not least, a considerable number of musicians; amongst the names of the gentlemen, are - Mr. Dean (leader), his Three Sons, Messrs. Sippe, Wilson, Turner, Papping and Son (French horns), Johnson, White, Westrop, White, Bowles, and others whose names I have not taken note of. And I trust, when I take charge of the Theatre, to conduct it with respectability, and make it convenient to a liberal public. I am, Sir, Your obedient servant, BARNETT LEVEY. Thursday, 20th March, 1836.
"DEATH", Commercial Journal and Advertiser (20 March 1839), 2
Death. - On the 9th March, at his Father's residence, Kent street, much respected and regretted, George Pappin, musician, the only son of Mr. Stephen Pappin.
[Advertisement], Australasian Chronicle (6 February 1841), 3
[Advertisement], The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (17 February 1842), 3
[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (8 March 1843), 1
PAPPIN, Thomas Green (Mr. T. G. PAPPIN; Thomas Green PAPPIN)
Vocalist, pianist, harmonium player, orchestral trombonist, tuner and repairer of pianos
Active Adelaide, by 1859
Died Perth, 20 June 1912, aged 71
Pappin, a piano tuner and orchestral musician by trade, also sang for George Loder in concerts in 1866 and as Don Jose in James Shakespeare's production of Maritana. He moved to Perth in 1902, continuing in business there as a piano tuner.
"SALISBURY", The South Australian Advertiser (20 October 1859), 3
[Advertisement], South Australian Register (13 May 1863), 1
"THE NEW VOLUNTEER FORCE", South Australian Register (21 May 1866), 2
[Advertisement], The South Australian Advertiser (29 May 1866), 1
"THIRTY YEARS IN STAGELAND. BY J. H. L. XI. MUSICAL ADELAIDE", South Australian Register (22 September 1900), 10
[Advertisement], Sunday Times (5 May 1907), 7
"DEATHS", The West Australian (21 June 1912), 1
"FUNERAL REPORT", The Daily News (25 June 1912), 1
"Theatre Royal Orchestra", Chronicle (22 June 1939), 66
PARIS, Eugene (Mons. E. PARIS; Eugene PARIS)
Double bass player, dancing master, secretary (Adelaide Choral Society; founder of Sydney Philharmonic Society)
Arrived Adelaide, SA, 2 June 1849 (per Royal Sovereign, from Plymouth, 17 February)
Active Adelaide, until 1851, Sydney, NSW, until late 1856
http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Eugene+Paris+c1850s (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)
"SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE", South Australian (5 June 1849), 2
[Advertisement], South Australian (9 July 1850), 3
[News], South Australian (29 August 1850), 2
[Advertisement], South Australian (23 September 1850), 3
[Advertisement], South Australian Register (20 January 1851), 2
"ADELAIDE CHORAL SOCIETY", South Australian Register (24 January 1851), 3
[Advertisement], South Australian Register (7 April 1851), 2
[Advertisement], South Australian (19 August 1851), 2
[Advertisement], South Australian Register (28 October 1851), 1
[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (23 September 1852), 1
[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (9 March 1854), 2
"PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY", Bell's Life in Sydney (17 June 1854), 2
[Advertisement], The Maitland Mercury (20 January 1855), 3
"SYDNEY PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY'S CONCERT", The Sydney Morning Herald (28 August 1855), 5
"SYDNEY PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY. To the Editor", The Sydney Morning Herald (5 April 1856), 7
PARK, Alexander Archibald
Active Sydney, by 1856
Died Sydney, 13 April 1863, aged 62
Park, then of 89 Yurong-street, did the music and cover lithography for at least six extant music prints published in Sydney by Jeremiah Moore. In November 1856, Moore advertised "that he has made arrangements to reproduce in a handsome manner, and much superior to anything of the kind hitherto produced in this colony, a series of the newest and most popular pieces of music, at less than half the English price. The following pieces are already published at the annexed prices:
1. The Lancer's Quadrilles
. The Sultan Polkas
3. Then you'll remember me (Song by Balfe)
4. King Pippin's Polka
5. Lilly Dale (Park's Edition No 5)
6. The Postman's Knock (Park's Edition No 6)
7. Moonlight Polka
8. Old Folks at Home
9. Shells of the Ocean (Park's Edition No 9)
10. Young England Quadrille (Park's Edition No 10)
11. Cushla Machree
12. Oh Steer my Bark to Erin's Isle
13. I'm leaving thee Annie (Park's Edition No 13)
14. By the Sad Sea Waves
15. The Egyptian Polka
All of these were probably Park's work, as was one other Moore print, Annie Laurie ("a favourite ballad, as sung by Mrs. St. John Adcock), "No 25", though whether in the same series is unclear. It sold for 1 shilling, and therefore may have been issued to undercut Woolcott and Clarke's 2/6 edition of Annie Laurie ("as sung by Mrs. St John Adcock") which they had published in September 1855. ([Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (22 September 1855), 5
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12978366). The last trace of Park's work is an advertisement he placed on 24 May 1862: "THIS DAY is published, a lithograph PORTRAIT of a N.S.W. Volunteer Rifleman. Price 1s. By A. PARK, 39, Park-street, Sydney."
[Advertisement], The Moreton Bay Courier (29 November 1856), 4
[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (24 May 1862), 3
"DEATHS", The Sydney Morning Herald (15 April 1863), 1
Bibliography and resources
Archibald Park, DAAO
Flautist, bandmaster, conductor, composer
Born ? 1867/68
Active Sydney, by 1895
Died Coogee, NSW, 31 May 1932, in his 65th year
[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (31 August 1891), 2
[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (27 July 1895), 2
"RANDWICK MUSICAL SOCIETY", The Sydney Morning Herald (7 May 1910), 14
"DEATHS", The Sydney Morning Herald (6 June 1932), 6
"OBITUARY. GEORGE G. PARK", The Sydney Morning Herald (15 June 1932), 15
Mr. George Gethin Park, who died recently, in his 65th year, was well known in the musical life of Sydney. As far back as the time of the late Signor Hazon he was flautist with the Sydney Amateur Orchestral Society, the Philharmonic Society, and other musical societies. He organised and was secretary of the New South Wales State Military Band. Mr. Park gave much time in later years to conducting and training church choirs ...
Original overture, The Surfers (1910)
A Song of Sydney (1927)
Bibliography and resources:
Professor of Music
Active Gippsland, 1865
[Advertisement], Gippsland Times (28 January 1865), 1
Convict, actor, dancer
Arrived Sydney, NSW, 26 July 1799 (convict on the Hillsborough)
Jordan 2002, 238-41
PARRY, Frances (FERGUSON, alias GROSVENOR, alias FOX)
Convict, actor, dancer, soprano vocalist
Arrived Sydney, NSW, 2 June 1797 (convict on the Ganges)
Departed Sydney, 21 October 1800 (passenger on the Buffalo)
Jordan 2002, 241-244
PARSONS, Harry (Henry)
Master of the Band of the NSW Corps, Leader of Church Music (St. Philip's, Sydney), singing master (Orphan School)
Born 1768; arrived NSW 1788; died NSW, 1819
Go to main page Harry Parsons and his Curtis family descendents
PASCOE, Edward (H. V. E. PASCOE)
Blind organist, composer
Active Melbourne, by 1869
Died Warrnambool, 1936, aged 74
[News], The Argus (9 September 1869), 5
A very painful case came before the Geelong bench of magistrates yesterday. A boy named Edward Pascoe, born blind, aged eight years, was charged as a neglected child. A Mrs. Harvey stated that the father was dead, and the mother left him in her charge about two years since. She went to one of the banks one day for the alleged purpose of getting money to pay witness, but had never returned. Witness had kept the child since, but could not afford to do so any longer. Although blind, the child was most intelligent. Witness, in reply to a question put by the police magistrate, stated that she would prefer that the child should be admitted in the Asylum for the Blind. He had relations in a good position in England, and witness could give their address. At the request of the Bench the charge was withdrawn, the magistrates undertaking to lay the facts before the Chief Secretary with the view of obtaining an order for the child's admission to the asylum, Mrs. Harvey in the meantime to continue to take charge of the boy.
[News], The Argus (31 March 1882), 5
Mr. Moss had gratifying news to communicate, namely, that one of the pupils had been appointed organist at St. James Church, Melbourne and that he had received from the Rev. Mr Becher, from the choir and from the congregation, the most satisfactory accounts of the way in which Edward Pascoe had done his duty during the last two Sundays. The speaker feared that want of confidence or prejudice stood in the way of the employment of blind organists, but hoped other congregations would follow that of St James. During the moonlit periods of the next two months the musical pupils would be engaged in country concerts on the Echuca and Wodonga lines of railway ... It has been mentioned to us that Henry Forder, a former pupil of the institution has lately been appointed organist at the Presbyterian Church, St. Kilda.
"A WORLD WITHOUT LIGHT", The McIvor Times (26 April 1883), 3
"CHURCH NEWS", The Australasian (10 May 1902), 7
Mr. H. V. E. Pascoe, the organist of St. John's Presbyterian Church, Warrnambool, is spoken of as "a most interesting musician." Although not totally blind, his sight is so defective that he has to play his pieces entirely from memory. On Monday afternoon Mr. Pascoe gave an organ rehearsal for a recital at the Masonic-hall during the week, and not only played perfectly, among other things, Bach's great Fantasia and Fugue in G minor, but also stood the extremely difficult test of picking out rapidly, aided by ear alone, each note of greatly extended chords, worked into puzzling chromatic refinements, played by a leading local musician.
[News], Camperdown Chronicle (11 February 1919), 2
"WARRNAMBOOL & DISTRICT", The Argus (6 November 1936), 4
Active Port Augusta, SA, 1865
"INDECENT ASSAULT", South Australian Weekly Chronicle (20 May 1865), 7
Henry Julien Colman, otherwise Hall, was indicted for indecently assaulting Wm. Pascoe, a young man lately in his employ as a musician, at Port Augusta. Mr. Downer defended the prisoner, and, from the fact which came out in evidence, that Pascoe was locked up one night at the instance of the prisoner for drunkenness, put the case as one of malice on the part of the prosecutor out of revenge for being locked up.
Musicseller, piano tuner, musician, music teacher
Born Brighton, England
Arrived Sydney, NSW, 11 May 1853 (per Abyssinia, from San Francisco)
Died West Maitland, NSW, 24 May 1904, aged 73 (for 50 years music importer, West Maitland)
Born Maitland, NSW, 1867
Died Maitland, NSW, 1945
"ARRIVALS", Empire (12 May 1853), 2
[Advertisement], Northern Times (17 March 1860), 3
Musical Instruments Tuned and Repaired. ON VERY LOW TERMS. PARTIES visiting Maitland wishing to LEARN MUSIC, by calling at H. PASKINS can be taught to play the Flutina or Accordian before leaving the shop. N.B- H.P. has taught parties from 12 up to 70 years of age. Musical instruments always on hand. Don't forget the address- H. PASKINS, Cheap Music Shop, Nearly opposite the Angel Inn, High-street, West Maitland.
"THE ARTILLERY BAND", The Newcastle Chronicle (28 October 1869), 3
Mr. Gates lately purchased from Mr. Paskins, of West Maitland, three brass instruments, viz., a bombardone, a baritone, and a tenor horn. He speaks highly in favor of them as being of a first class character, and were purchased at a low figure. We are glad to learn that such instruments can be obtained at Mr. Paskins', without the trouble and expense of sending to England for them.
"DEATHS", The Maitland Mercury (30 May 1904), 1
"DEATH OF MR. HENRY PASKINS", The Maitland Mercury (24 May 1904), 2
This afternoon Mr. Henry Paskins, of West Maitland, died at his residence in Bourke-street. He was 73 years of age. He was born near Brighton, England, and, after varied experiences in early manhood, he came to this district nearly half a century ago. He engaged in business as a dealer in musical instruments, and gradually built up a large business, and made the name of Paskins known throughout the State. For a time after coming to Maitland he had a shop near High-street railway station; but soon he moved up town, and took a place close to where Paskins' Arcade now stands. ...
"OBITUARY. MR. E. PASKINS", Dungog Chronicle (9 November 1945), 3
A son of the late Mr. Henry Paskins, he was born in Maitland and spent all his life of 78 years there. His father opened a music store in High Street, near High Street railway station, 85 years ago, and Mr. Elias Paskins was associated with him in that business. He had conducted it himself since his late father retired 45 years ago. Mr. Paskins was always deeply interested in any musical organisations in the town and these always had his enthusiastic support.
Cellist, bandmaster, composer (member of Vienna Conservatory)
Arrived Melbourne, 1880
Active Sydney, until end 1886 (in USA by 1889)
"THE AUSTRIAN STRAUSS BAND", The Argus (11 October 1880), 6
"THE AUSTRIAN STRAUSS BAND", The Argus (18 October 1880), 6
"MARRIAGE", The Brisbane Courier (29 December 1881), 2
"Herr Patek's Band", Evening News (25 February 1886), 5
"THE SYDNEY BAND", The Sydney Morning Herald (4 March 1886), 11
"Notes", Daily Alta California (31 March 1889), 2
"ROBBED OF HIS WIFE AND BADLY BEATEN", San Francisco Fall (14 November 1898), 10
Railway galop (composed by R. Patek; "Composed by Herr Patek of the Austrian Band") ([Sydney?: ?, 188-?])
PATERSON, Andrew Barton ("Banjo"; "The Banjo")
Folk song collector, editor, bush balladist, poet
Born Narrambla, NSW, 17 February 1864
Died Sydney, NSW, 5 February 1941
http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-514760 (NLA persistent identifier)
THIS ENTRY IS A STUB
"THE OLD BUSH SONGS OF AUSTRALIA", Newcastle Morning Herald (16 August 1897), 8
MESSRS. ANGUS AND ROBERTSON contemplate the publication of a volume of the old Bush and Campfire songs of Australia, to be edited by Mr. A. B. Patersen [sic] ("The Banjo"), author of The Man from Snowy River. In this work, which may justly be called a National undertaking, the publishers rely on the co-operation of every Australian. Those having words, or even fragments, of the bush and campfire songs are requested to send them, with the music or air when possible, to Messrs. ANGUS AND RORERTSON, 89 Castlereagh-street, Sydney, who will duly acknowledge the receipt of same.
"THE OLD BUSH SONGS OF AUSTRALIA", Freeman's Journal (21 August 1897), 19
"Old Bush Songs: Memories of the Roaring Days", The Catholic Press (8 February 1906), 16
"PUBLICATIONS RECEIVED. OLD BUSH SONGS", The Queenslander (17 February 1906), 20
A. B. Paterson, The man from Snowy River and other verses (Sydney: Angus and Robertson, 1895)
A. B. Paterson, The old bush songs: composed and sung in the bushranging, digging, and overlanding days (Sydney: Angus and Robertson, 1905)
Bibliography and resources:
Clement Semmler, "Paterson, Andrew Barton (Banjo) (1864-1941)", Australian dictionary of biography 11 (1988)
PATTI, Carlotta (Madame DE MUNCK)
Born Florence, Italy, 20 October 1835 (elder sister of Adelina PATTI)
Died Paris, France, 27 June 1889
http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?q="Carlotta+Patti" (Trove search)
DE MUNCK, Ernest
Died London, 19 June 1915
Arrived Sydney, 16 February 1880 (per City of New York, from San Francisco)
Departed Sydney, 2 October 1880 (per R.M.S. Bowen, for Batavia)
THIS ENTRY IS A STUB
"THE PATTI CONCERTS", The Sydney Morning Herald (24 February 1880), 5
The appearance of one of those great artistes whose names are known to fame wherever music is cultivated is a notable event in our city, and that it was felt to be so was evidenced in the vast assemblage which gathered within the walls of the Theatre Royal last night. To the artists references have already been made in our columns, and, as we have stated, details of the artist lives and careers of Mdme. Carlotta Patti, Mr. Ernest de Munck, and Signor Ciampi-Cellaj have been so freely distributed in the city that we may safely assert our readers know as much as we do. The company has been considerably lessened since the visit was announced, in place of Mr Henry Ketten, the eminent pianist, the "French Rubinstein," Signor Paolo Giorza is accompanist and solo-pianist, and although none more fully recognize his great musical powers than we do ourselves, we cannot hide the fact, that as one who has day by day for months been before our eyes and ears, he cannot lay claim to novelty. "Variety is the salt of life," and the greatest treasures lose much of their charm by being constantly before their possessors . . .
"CARLOTTA PATTI", The Argus (3 April 1880), 8
"Brevities", Evening News (2 October 1880), 4
Bibliography and resources:
Robin Humphrey Legge, "Patti, Carlotta", Dictionary of national biography 44 (1895)
On 3 Sept. 1879 Mlle. Patti married M. Ernest de Munck, solo violoncellist to the Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar; and from that date to her death, which took place from cancer, at her house in the Rue Pierre-Charron at Paris, on 27 June 1889, she retired from public life, though much of her time was devoted to teaching.
"Carlotta Patti", Wikipedia
"Carlotta Patti", Wikipedia (de)
"Ernest de Munck", Wikipedia (de)
PATTON, Emily (HOLROYD)
Teacher of music and singing
Died Yokohama, Japan, 7 January 1912, aged 80
PATTON, Reginald Holdroyd
Active Melbourne, 1877
Died Melbourne, 20 May 1886, in his 23rd year
"THE LILY AND THE ROSE WALTZES", The Mercury (25 August 1877), 2
"REVIEW", The Sydney Morning Herald (7 September 1880), 7
[News], The Mercury (23 November 1880), 2
"THE VICTORIAN SCHOLARSHIP AT THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF MUSIC. TO THE EDITOR", The Argus (16 May 1884), 7
"Deaths", The Argus (21 May 1886), 1
"DEATHS", The Sydney Morning Herald (21 February 1912), 18
"Death of Mrs. Emily S. Patton", South Bourke and Mornington Journal (29 February 1912), 2
Emily S. Patton, Harmony simplified for popular use ("an original method of applying the first principles of harmony to the object of accompanying the voice on the pianoforte") (London: Novello, Ewer; Melbourne: Allan & Co. (Wilkie's), 1880)
The Lily and the Rose Waltzes ("composed by Reginald Holroyd Patton (who is only 13 years of age) and dedicated to the wondrous children, Lily and Rose Dampier") (Melbourne: W. F. Dixon & Co., )
Bibliography and resources:
Robin S. Stevens, Emily Patton: an Australian pioneer of tonic sol-fa in Japan, Research Studies in Music Education 1414 (June 2000), 40-49
Eora woman, ? Indigenous song reporter
Active Sydney, NSW, 1790-91, aged about 15
THIS ENTRY IS A STUB
It was perhaps from Patyegerang, that William Dawes received the words of "A song of New South Wales"; see main entry:
Bibliography and resources:
PAUL, John (senior)
PAUL, Tempest Margaret (Mrs. John PAUL senior)
BIRD, Isabella (PAUL)
PAUL, John (junior)
See main page:
Vocalist (St. James's Church, Sydney), tailor, convict
Born ? London, c.1812
Arrived Sydney, NSW, ? 26 July 1828 (convict per Bussorah Merchant (1), from London, 27 March)
Died ? Goulburn, NSW, 1855, aged 43
Old Bailey Proceedings, 11th May 1826; t18260511-170
1069. JOHN SMITH and SAMUEL PAWSEY were indicted for stealing, on the 20th of April, 1 bag, value 1s.; 27 printed books, value 2l. 17s. 6d., and 12 pamphlets, value 3s., the goods of James Robins and Joseph Robins, the younger ... PAWSEY'S Defence. I do not know the other prisoner at all; when the gentleman came to me the lad had got his books on his shoulder, and was going home with them. SMITH - GUILTY . Aged 16. PAWSEY - GUILTY . Aged 14. Transported for Seven Years.
Colonial Secretary LC, Cash vouchers 1829, State Archives NSW, 4/296 (transcr. Rushworth 1988, 363)
[St. James's Church], Chaplain Hill, £250 [per annum]; Clerk, 20; Collector of Pew Rents, 5; Sexton, 20; Beadles (2), 15 each; Pew openers (2), 10 each; Teacher of the Choir and Organist, Mr. Pearson, £26; ditto, for tuning the organ, 8; Singers, Harriet Edmonds, 10; Ann Lancaster, 5; E. Hoare, J. Parton, G. Shepherd, Wm. Aldis, R. Cooper, S. Pawsey, 5 each; Organ blower, Geo. Mills, 4 6s 8d; Watchman, 13; Grave Digger, 13.
[Tickets of leave], The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (18 October 1831), 4
"CERTIFICATES OF FREEDOM", New South Wales Government Gazette (5 June 1833), 209
[Advertisement], Commercial Journal and Advertiser (2 June 1838), 1
"Police Intelligence", The Goulburn Herald and County of Argyle Advertiser (11 May 1850), 4
"DISGUSTING CRIME", The Goulburn Herald and County of Argyle Advertiser (3 May 1851), 4
[Letter] "To the Editor", The Goulburn Herald and County of Argyle Advertiser (13 January 1855), 2
Vocalist, Scottish balladist
Toured NSW, 1854
[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (14 January 1854), 8
"SCOTTISH ENTERTAINMENT", The Sydney Morning Herald (18 January 1854), 4
"SONGS OF SCOTLAND", Bell's Life in Sydney (28 January 1854), 2
A gentleman named Paxton, recently arrived from the "Auld Countree", has been lecturing with considerable success upon Scottish music, at the School of Arts. His oratory is decidedly inferior to his singing, which, despite the disadvantages of the theatre selected, was exceedingly sweet and effective. His songs, the "Kail brose o'auld Scotland", and "Wha wadna fecht for Charlie?" were given with forceful truth, as were also two Irish melodics "Norah, the Pride of Kildare", and "Widow Machree". In the latter, and "Caller Herrings", Mr. Paxton evinced great comic powers. Taken as a whole, the entertainment is entitled to public patronage. We would beg to remind Mr. Paxton, that he gives himself unnecessary trouble in explaining some Scottish words. There are few Southerns who do not know that a' means all, sma', small, and ha', hall.
[Advertisement], Illustrated Sydney News (28 January 1854), 3
[Advertisement], Empire (18 March 1854), 8
"SCOTTISH ENTERTAINMENTS OF MR. PAXTON", The Maitland Mercury (12 April 1854), 2
[Advertisement], Empire (30 August 1854), 8
Organist, pianist, teacher of music, composer, shopkeeper
Born Manchester (probably), England, 18 September 1795
Married Eliza Doodey (1799-1879), St. Nicholas, Liverpool, 16 October 1822
Arrived Hobart, TAS, 2 July 1824 (passenger per Prince Regent, from England, 29 January, via Bahia)
Arrived Sydney, NSW, 12 March 1825 (per Deveron, from Hobart, 3 March)
Died Cowpasture, NSW, 13 July 1841, age "43"
http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=James+Pearson+1795-1841 (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)
James Pearson was the fourth son of Thomas Pearson (1760-1827), and of his wife Elizabeth Brierley (d.1821) of Manchester (Burke's colonial gentry, 1891). According to James himself (death notice, Sydney, 1829 below), his father was a priest, and for a time a schoolmaster at Liverpool, and some of his former pupils were now in the colony. James's cousin, John Norman Pearson (1787-1865) was also a clergyman, and author, who in 1825/26 became founding principal of Islington College of the Church Missionary Society.
James and his wife, Eliza, and their infant daughter, arrived in Hobart Town in July 1824, and the Van Diemen's Land government accounts for 1825 include an unspecified annual payment to "J. Pearson, Conductor of Church Music". Notwithstanding, the Pearsons sailed from Hobart for Sydney on the Deveron early in March 1825, and his first professional advertisement duly appeared in the Sydney press on 17 March:
MR. JAMES PEARSON, Teacher of the Piano Forte, and Professor of Thorough Bass. Mr. Pearson's Plan of Instruction is to unite Science with Practice, that his Pupils may thoroughly understand the Elements of Music. They are taught the Rules of Modulation; the practical Use of the major and minor Keys, as connected with Modulation and the playing of Extempore Preludes; with the Method of adding to a Melody the proper Accompaniments, from a figured or thorough Bass. Exercises in Outline are given to his Pupils, with appropriate Rules and Examples, to enable them to write on each Part of the Science, from its most simple to its highest Branches, and so to familiarize the whole, that they may attain a complete Knowledge of the theoretical as well as practical Part of Music ...
He relocated from lodgings to 22 Castlereagh-street in May, when he advertised again that:
Mr. P. has at present Leisure to attend to 2 Pupils on Tuesday and Friday Afternoons, after 3 o'clock, at their own Residences, Pianofortes, tuned and repaired, in the most complete Manner. It is Mr. P.'s intention shortly, to arrange some of Handel's Chorusses, Fugues, and Airs for the Pianoforte, in a familiar Style. Should this Attempt to forward the Progress of Musical Science in the Colony meet with Encouragement, it will be followed by others of a more extended Nature.
Pearson notably came to the assistance of an Indigenous woman who was being assaulted by a group of whites in January 1827.
By early March 1827, he had taken over from John Edwards as director of the music at St. James's Church (though this was also the subject of some dispute in letters to the press), the Monitor reporting:
The choir of St. James's Church, will chaunt on Sunday evening next, the Magnificat, arranged by Mr. Pearson, who has accepted the office of leader.
In April Pearson advertised for sale "an elegant cabinet piano", and also that he was seeking:
A COPY of HANDEL'S MESSIAH, arranged by Dr. Clarke, of Canterbury. Any person willing to dispose of a copy may meet with a purchased by applying to Mr. Pearson, teacher of the Piano.
As reported in July 1830:
That beautiful piece of sacred music adapted to the responses in the Communion Service, and sung by the choir of St. James's Church, is the composition of Mr. PEARSON, the Organist.
Early in 1833, the Monitor noted:
Mr. Pearson, music master, has commenced silvering mirrors, and is the first person in this Colony who has attempted this portion of the useful arts. The great difficulty of bringing over mirrors and looking-glasses from England without injury to the silver, will, we should imagine, obtain for Mr. P. profitable employment in this branch of business. Mr. P. was the organist of St. James's Church. Ever since he was dismissed his situation, the music of St. James's has not been worth listening to. It is indeed painful to all Iovers of organ-music, to hear so fine an instrument murdered.
Pearson's latest musical notice was in November 1834, when John Lhotsky advertised his A song of the Menero tribe near the Australian Alps, "arranged with the kind assistance of several Musical Gentlemen for the Voice and Piano Forte ... Pe[a]rson, Josep[h]son and Sippe".
Pearson retired to the country, where during his last years he was clerk of the bench at Cowpasture near Camden. He died there suddenly in July 1841.
With thanks to Peason descendent Lynne Smith, for sharing her ongoing research (October 2016).
"SHIP NEWS", "PASSENGERS PER PRINCE REGENT", Hobart Town Gazette and Van Diemen's Land Advertiser (2 July 1824), 2
[Advertisement], Hobart Town Gazette (11 February 1825), 4
"Ship News", Hobart Town Gazette (11 March 1825), 2
"SHIP NEWS", The Australian (17 March 1825), 3
[Advertisement], The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (17 March 1825), 1
[Advertisement], The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (12 May 1825), 1
"GOVERMENT ORDER", Hobart Town Gazette (25 February 1826), 1s
SALARIES Paid . . . one year to 31 December . . . Ditto, J. Pearson, as Conductor of Church Music. [no sum indicated]
[News], The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (3 January 1827), 3
[News], The Monitor (6 January 1827), 4
[News], The Monitor (9 March 1827), 8
"To the Editor", The Australian (31 March 1827), 2
"To the Editor", The Australian (3 April 1827), 2
"TO THE EDITOR", The Monitor (6 April 1827), 5
"To the Editor", The Australian (7 April 1827), 2
[Advertisement], The Monitor (13 April 1827), 1
"ST. JAMES'S CHOIR", The Monitor (8 June 1827), 8
[News], The Monitor (15 June 1827), 8
"ST. JAMES'S CHOIR", The Monitor (24 July 1827), 3
[News], The Australian (26 September 1827), 2
[Editorial], The Monitor (7 May 1828), 7
[Editorial], The Monitor (12 July 1828), 2
[Editorial], The Monitor (11 October 1828), 3
"DEATHS", The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (17 February 1829), 3
Lately, at Totness, near Plymouth, in the 63d year of his age, the Rev. THOMAS PEARSON, A. M. father of Mr. JAMES PEARSON, of this town. Mr. P. was a Venerable and highly respectable Clergyman of the Church of England; and to his eminent abilities and engaging deportment as a tutor, some of his pupils, now in this Colony, can bear an affectionate testimony. He formerly resided in Liverpool, (England), where his seminary was in great repute. He was a man of most amiable disposition and unspotted reputation, and, by a very large circle of enlightened friends, was greatly esteemed and beloved, and has been sincerely lamented.
"A MUSICAL BAROMETER", The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (13 June 1829), 2
Colonial Secretary LC, Cash vouchers 1829, State Archives NSW, 4/296 (transcr. Rushworth 1988, 363, corrected)
[St. James's Church], Chaplain Hill, £250 [per annum]; Clerk, 20; Collector of Pew Rents, 5; Sexton, 20; Beadles (2), 15 each; Pew openers (2), 10 each; Teacher of the Choir and Organist, Mr. Pearson, £26; ditto, for tuning the organ, 8; Singers, Harriet Edmonds, 10; Ann Lancaster, 5; E. Hoare, J. Parton, G. Shepherd, Wm. Aldis, R. Cooper, S. Pawsey, 5 each; Organ blower, Geo. Mills, 4 6s 8d; Watchman, 13; Grave Digger, 13.
[News], The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (6 July 1830), 3
[News], The Australian (22 July 1831), 3
[Advertisement], The Sydney Monitor (30 November 1831), 3
"TO THE EDITOR", The Sydney Monitor (18 August 1832), 3
[News], The Sydney Monitor (8 December 1832), 3
[News], The Sydney Monitor (13 February 1833), 2
[Advertisement], The Sydney Monitor (20 July 1833), 4
"TO THE EDITOR", The Sydney Monitor (10 August 1833), 4
[News], The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (18 July 1833), 2
[Advertisement], The Sydney Herald (10 April 1834), 1
[Advertisement], The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (8 February 1838), 3
[News], The Sydney Monitor (4 March 1835), 2
NSW, BDM, 1232/1841 V18411232 25B, age 43 (= born c.1798)
"NEWS FROM THE INTERIOR", The Sydney Herald (28 July 1841), 3
"Deaths", The Sydney Morning Herald (29 May 1879), 1
A song of the women of the Menero Tribe arranged with the assistance of several musical gentlemen for the voice and pianoforte, most humbly inscribed as the first specimen of Australian music, to her most gracious majesty Adelaide, queen of Great Britain & Hanover, by Dr. J. Lhotsky, colonist N. S. Wales (Sydney: Sold by John Innes, )
[Advertisement], The Sydney Monitor (29 November 1834), 1
AUSTRALIAN Philosophical Repository ... Published at this establishment. 1. A Journey from Sydney to the Australian Alps . . . 2. A Song of the Menero tribe near the Australian Alps, arranged with the kind assistance of several Musical Gentlemen for the Voice and Piano Forte, and most humbly inscribed to Her Most Gracious Majesty, Adelaide, Queen, &c. The collaborating at this song of such able musicians as Pearson, Josephson and Sippe demonstrate clearly that it is neither (as some of my enemies say) a Portuguese air, nor any thing else than a wild air, carrying however a great depth of feeling. Several families having expressed their wishes to buy this Air for their children, its present price at Sydney is one shilling and sixpence. J. LHOTSKY. Castlereagh-street, near Hunter-street, Nov. 25th 1834.
Bernard Burke, A genealogical and heraldic history of the colonial gentry ... vol. 1 (London: Harrison & Sons, 1891), 88
Rushworth 1988, 28, 29, 30, 105, 363-64
Skinner 2011, 113-116
Musician, piccolo-player, bandmaster, composer
Active Sydney, NSW, by 1860
Died Randwick, NSW, 9 March 1888
"THE VOLUNTEER BAND", Empire (28 December 1860), 5
[Advertisement], Empire (28 May 1861), 1
[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (8 July 1865), 10
[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (12 December 1866), 8
NOTICE - PEARSON'S celebrated Brass and String BAND is open for ENGAGEMENTS for Balls, Dinners, Picnics, etc. All applications to be made to Joseph Pearson, at Mr. Thomas Pearson's, No. 248 and 250, Pitt-street, N.B.- A liberal allowance made to schools.
"LETTER TO THE EDITOR", The Newcastle Chronicle (31 October 1868), 2
NAVAL BRIGADE BAND. To the Editor of the Newcastle Chronicle. SIR - I beg to state that it was neither the Tantum Ergo nor a Catholic hymn in any sense of the term that the band played at the funeral on Wednesday last, as stated in your issue of the 29th, but simply the dead march of the Naval Brigade, composed by Mr. Joseph Pearson, bandmaster, Naval Brigade, Sydney. By inserting this you will much oblige your humble servant, J. DICKSON.
"DEATHS", Evening News (8 March 1890), 4
PEARSON. - In loving memory of my dear father, Joseph Pearson, musician, who died at his residence, Clara Cottage, Lion-street, Randwick, March 9, 1888. Inserted by his loving daughter, Clara Pearson.
Violinist, composer, teacher, conductor, choirmaster
Arrived Australia, c.1881 (with Austrian Band)
http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-1493370 (NLA persistent identifier)
http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Raimund+Pechotsch (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)
PECHOTSCH, Raimund (junior)
THIS ENTRY IS A STUB
"Marriages", The Sydney Morning Herald (23 September 1885), 1
"THE BOY VIOLINIST", Freeman's Journal (14 August 1897), 16
PECK FAMILY (FAMILY OF GEORGE HENRY PECK)
PECK, George Henry
PECK, Sophia Winifred (Mrs. George PECK)
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PECK, George Washington
American traveller, music critic (founder of Boston musical review, 1845), amateur violinist
Born Rehoboth, Massachusetts, USA, 1817
Visited Melbourne, VIC, May-July 1853
Died USA, 6 June 1859
"ANNIVERSARY OF THE DECLARATION OF AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE", The Argus (6 July 1853), 3
George W. Peck, Melbourne, and the Chincha Islands: with sketches of Lima, and a voyage round the world (New York; Scribner, 1854), 120-23
... Melbourne boasts a Mechanics' Institute, which occupies a conspicuous building in an excellent situation at the upper end of Collins street ... I was almost a daily visiter here, and am indebted to Mr. Paterson, the Secretary, and to Mr. Millar, the Librarian, for more than merely official courtesy ...One end of the hall was a raised platform, used as an orchestra, or place for the lecturer's rostrum. Here stood a grand piano, and here on Saturday evenings, listen ye who think of Melbourne as a paradise of rogues, meets a little club of amateur musicians, who strive to drag the spirits of Hadyn and Mozart out of elysium. When I inform them that the performance is almost as painful as that of the Euterpians, or the Music Club of Boston, our dilettanti will understand to what an intolerable degree of civilization the other end of the world has arrived. The native corrobories, described and sketched in Wilkes, where the dancers are shewn imitating a dance of skeletons, was but a rude attempt at the refined horrors of amateur music clubs. I helped them do (for) a symphony of Mozart's, (the one in C, number four, with the beautiful andante and the bold and characteristic presto finale,) one evening, and am entitled to speak. I did not shine particularly on the occasion. The instrument was too weak. Give me a good new violin that never was touched, and a long strong bow, and I flatter myself I can hold my own with most amateurs in point of tone; though I am rather too conscientious about putting in all the notes, and there are those who excel me in time, coming out ahead in spite of all I can do. Perhaps I might not fail, however, with my coat off; or if I had had some previous training at wood sawing. Amateurs, be it understood, play for honor, and each one as the Gow Chrom fought, "for his own hand", the world over. There are some very good concerts in Melbourne. The advertisement of one in a paper before me, opens with the first movement of Beethoven's second symphony, followed by airs from Masaniello and Lucia, second part Zampa, Adelaide, ballads, and God save the Queen. There are not wanting good violinists, and the wind instruments from the band of the fortieth regiment, are as respectable as those in most of our orchestras. At the theatre was a German double bass player, whom I had known in Boston [Adam Plock]. Some time in June, a solo violinist arrived, whose name was like my own [George Henry Peck], and my few American friends began to fancy from his advertisement, that I was about to make my debut, a step higher in that branch of art, than I ever reached. I called on my namesake, found him to be from London, and about commencing business as a dealer in music, and instruments; he was amused at the coincidence of name, and what was most singular, had found near him still another namesake, a stranger to him also, as both were to me, so that there were almost a bushel of us. We called upon the third Richmond, and said "when shall we meet again!" My artists double furnished me with the arms of the family; according to the authorities, we go back to a knight who fought in the Holy Land, and the effigies of some of our ancestors may still be seen in churches in Derby and Lincolnshire ..." (120-23)
Bibliography and resources:
American national biography 17, 224
Frank Luther Mott, A history of American magazines: 1741-1850 (Harvard University Press, 1930), 435
Dave Hollett, More precious than gold: the story of the Peruvian guano trade (Cranbury, NJ: Associated University Presses, 2008), 125
Active Sydney, 1859
[Advertisement], Empire (2 July 1859), 3
PEDLEY, Ethel Charlotte
Music teacher, choir director, composer, author
Born London, 19 June 1859
Arrived Sydney, NSW, July 1873
Died Darlinghurst, NSW, 6 August 1898
http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-467200 (NLA persistent identifier)
http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Ethel+Charlotte+Pedley (TROVE public tag)
http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=The+captive+soul+(cantata) (TROVE public tag)
"PASSENGERS FROM LONDON", The Sydney Morning Herald (30 July 1873), 4
"DEATH OF MISS PEDLEY", The Sydney Morning Herald (8 August 1898), 3
"RETURN OF MISS PEDLEY", The Sydney Morning Herald (16 May 1896), 7
The captive soul, cantata for soprano, mezzo-soprano, contralto and tenor soli and chorus of female voices, the words written by Ethel C. Pedley, the music composed by E. M. Woolley (London: Novello and Company, 1896)
Bibliography and resources:
M. Norst, "Pedley, Ethel Charlotte (1859-1898)", Australian dictionary of biography 11 (1988)
PEEL, Francis Robert
Violinist, guitarist, conductor, teacher, composer
Active Sydney, by 1884
Died Woolwich, NSW, 20 November 1918
PEEL, Frances M. (Miss)
Violinist, guitarist, teacher
[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (16 October 1884), 2
"AMATUER BANJO AND GUITAR SOCIETY", The Sydney Morning Herald (7 October 1893), 10
"MR. DRAKE'S VIEWS. KEEP THE RACE PURE", The Argus (10 December 1903), 5
"AMATEUR MANDOLIN SOCIETY", The Sydney Morning Herald (23 October 1907), 12
"DEATHS", The Sydney Morning Herald (21 November 1918), 6
[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (4 February 1920), 3
Teacher of Singing (pupil of Virgilini)
Active Melbourne, 1861
[Advertisement], The Argus (31 January 1861), 8
[Advertisement], The Argus (1 March 1861), 8
PELLETIER, Narcisse ("Anco") (1844-1894)
Castaway, Indigenous culture, language (Uutaalnganu) and music recorder
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PENDERGRASS, John / Joseph (PENTECROSS)
Town Crier, Cryer (Sydney), bell-man, convict
Arrived Sydney, 27 June 1790 (per Neptune)
Active Sydney, from 1813
Died Sydney, NSW, July 1835
"CIVIL DEPARTMENT", The Sydney Gazette (17 July 1813), 1
[News], The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (29 April 1824), 2: "... Old Pendy, the bellman"; [News], The Sydney Gazette (27 June 1827), 2
"PENSIONS PAID IN THE COLONY", The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (8 September 1829), 3
"DOMESTIC INTELLIGENCE", The Sydney Herald (27 July 1835), 3
An old man named Pendray [sic], one of the "first-fleeters" [recte Second Fleet], and who followed the occupation of town-crier, some years ago, was found near the King's wharf, on Sunday last, quite dead. It was supposed he had died from the decay of nature, being upwards of 90 years of age.
[News], The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (12 July 1836), 2
Bibliography and resources:
Michael Flynn, The second fleet: Britain's grim convict armada of 1790 (Library of Australian History, 1993), 121
Active Newcastle, 1871
"NEWCASTLE POLICE", The Newcastle Chronicle (5 October 1871), 2
Julia Hooper, in custody, pleaded not guilty to a charge of stealing about £6 from the dwelling-house of the Rev. James Coutts ... Richard Pendleberry, sworn; deposed: I am the organ-blower at St. John's Church; I know the prisoner, and have known her and her family for years; the prisoner was at St. John's Church last Sunday evening; she left the Church at rather better than half-past seven, it might have been forty minutes after seven; she was in the second seat in front of the choir; I did not see her come back that evening; I saw her leave the church; I saw her sister in the pew after she left; I was offered a pound to come here and swear that I saw her in church; the prisoner's mother offered it; this was since the prisoner was locked up. [Questioned] By Mr. Capper: Prisoner was sitting on the left hand side of the alley, the choir being on the right hand side; she was sitting about the second seat; the second seat projects further into the church than the organ; I was sitting at the corner, behind the organ; no one can come in or go out without my seeing them; the handle is on the left side of the organ; I think there were three in the pew when the prisoner was there; she went out before the first hymn was called, about midway of the service; I never saw her come back; she could not pass me without my seeing her; I did not see her return by the same door; I do not know who carried the plate round; I had nothing to put in the plate ...
PENPHRASE, William (Mr. PEMPHRASE, PENFRITH, PENFRIST, PENFRIEST, PEMFRIEST; alias William OXBERRY)
Tenor vocalist, actor, dancer
Active Hobart Town, VDL (TAS), by 1830
Active Sydney, NSW, (as William Oxberry), from December 1834 until October 1835
Recommended committed to Liverpool Asylum, NSW, May 1838
http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=William+Penphrase+alias+Oxberry (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)
"MR. DEANE'S CONCERT", The Tasmanian (27 August 1830), 6
"VAN DIEMAN'S LAND NEWS. MR. DEANE'S CONCERT", The Sydney Monitor (2 October 1830), 4
... This was followed by the introduction to the Tasmanian public, for the first time of a Mr. Penfrist, who sang the beautiful ballad "Draw the sword Scotland," in a manner which shewed him to possess extraordinary powers. His voice has all the neatness and fulness of Incledon, with that peculiar facility of ascent, by which the celebrated Veluti and others of that class are distinguished. We recommend Mr. Penfrist to lose no time in returning to England and articling himself to Dr. Crotch, (whom we do not hesitate to designate an one of the most accomplished of modern masters of music) or Mr. Welsh; either of whom would give him a liberal engagement, which would no doubt be mutually productive. Bishop's beautiful glee "The Foresters" was then sung most admirably by Messrs. Pemfriest, Bock, Marshall, and Lanford ... Mr. Penfriest then sung in a manner which surprised the whole assembly and called for an universal encore, the beautiful Scots' song "Hey the bonnie." We can only repeat, that Mr. P. possesses all the requisites for forming a most accomplished singer. He sings up to G in perfect tune, and his chromatic and shake are perfect and completely harmonious.
[News], Colonial Times (24 July 1832), 2
... Mr. Penfrith's song of "Time is ever changing," was loudly and deservedly applauded.
[News], Colonial Times (30 July 1833), 2-3
The "Death of Nelson," by an amateur (Mr. Penphrase), was excellent, and would have been encored (to the great satisfaction of ninety-nine out of a hundred who were present), but some few dissatisfied spirits must need commence hissing, and then a regular Tom and Jerry squabble took place - a regular shilling gallery affair. Mr. Penphrase came forward, but finding the company not likely to be of accord, he withdrew.
"Domestic Intelligence", Colonial Times (22 April 1834), 5
"Domestic Intelligence", Colonial Times (27 May 1834), 5
At the Theatre last evening, a misunderstanding occurred between some of the actors, which had the effect of most suddenly terminating the evening's amusement. The first act of "The Waterman" was scarcely over, when some low fellows in the gallery put the whole house in an uproar by calling upon Mr. Pemphrase for a hornpipe. We never before heard of so unreasonable a demand ever having been made by any audience; and Mr. Deane, after consulting behind the scenes, very properly went on with the musical performance, and the green curtain drew up for the second act - again did the two or three low fellows in the gallery, (whom we have reason to believe went to the Theatre for the express purpose of annoying the Public) recommence their cries for the hornpipe. Mr. Russell then spoke to the audience, and asked what they wished? Most persons cried "to order," when Mr. Mackay, seeing the strange inroad to disorder, by allowing the gods of the gallery, or any half-dozen noisy troublesome fellows, to call for just what kind of performance they pleased, jumped on the stage, and behind the scenes protested against the hornpipe ...
"THEATRICALS AT V. D. LAND", The Sydney Monitor (1 October 1834), 2
... The issue is, that Mr. and Mrs. Mackey and Mr. Penphrase have left Mr. Deane, and taken a room at the Calcutta Hotel, where they intend to perform. Mr. Deane is thus left with half a company ...
[News], Morning Star and Commercial Advertiser (2 December 1834), 2
Mr. Levy has strangely mutilated Mr. Dean's Corps Dramatic. Messrs. Jacobs and Pemphrase, Mesdame Hodges, Mackay, Pemphrase, and divers other ladies of distinction, have cleared out in the Hind, under the above General's auspices for the Theatre Rayal Sydney. These departures with the company in the pass cart, that started a few days since for Launceston, have left Hobart Town totally destitute of this very peculiar and uninteresting sort of talent.
"THEATRICALS", Morning Star and Commercial Advertiser (5 December 1834), 4
... We admire the drama in its purity; but it is our bounden duty, for the reasons we have before given, to suggest the propriety of employing proper, efficient, and reputable persons as performers. We are led to make these remarks, from the circumstance of having seen, the other night, a man called Penphrase, who was recently dragged from starvation, from a wood heap in the bush, and afterwards nurtured by the public; and for such kindness he appeared in the gallery, on the night in question, with the lowest characters, hissing his brother performers and insulting the audience (his benefactors), with the most vile and profligate language ...
"SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE", The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (13 December 1834), 2
ARRIVING From Calcutta and Hobart Town, on Thursday, having sailed from ... the latter the 1st instant, the brig Hind ... Steerage - Mr. William Oxberry, Mrs. Jane Oxberry and 2 children ...
"Dometic Intelligence", The Australian (26 December 1834), 2
The theatrical campaign opens this evening ... On the whole, we are inclined to think, that Messrs. Levey and Simmons have materially strengthened their corps dramatique ... The following performers are engaged: - Mr. and Mrs. Oxberry, Mrs. Gibbons, Mrs. Mackay, Miss Douglas, Miss Winslanley, Mr. Winters.
[News], The Australian (25 May 1838), 2
William Pemphrnse, who, under the name of Oxberry, was attached to Mrs Levy's dramatic company for some time, was brought before the Bench on Tuesday last, on a charge of disorderly conduct. The man appeared at the bar without shirt, and it was evident that he was labouring under insanity. He stated that he was going to emigrate to a newly colonized part of the territory, about 4000 miles from Sydney, and that he was then making preparations for his journey. His wife, with tour children, from the ages of nine months to seven years, appeared, and stated to the Bench, that the prisoner had been out of his mind for several weeks, threatening to kill her and the children; the poor woman cried bitterly whilst giving her evidence, and appeared to be labouring under heavy bodily as well as mental suffering. The Bench bound the prisoner over to the peace (as a matter of form) and desired that a communication should be forwarded to His Excellency the Governor, recommending his removal to the mad-house at Liverpool.
"SYDNEY", The Austral-Asiatic Review, Tasmanian and Australian Advertiser (19 June 1838), 6
Most of the Theatre goers recollect Pemphrase, one of the most pleasing singers we ever heard here. Poor fellow, he seems to have fallen into the usual fortune of the profession. How many such have ended their mirthful, yet occasionally suffering career, in a similar, manner. We copy the following from the Herald [sic] ... [as above]
On the owner of his alias, see "William Henry Oxberry"
"Lives of the Actors", The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (22 December 1838), 4
Indigenous culture and music recorder
Born Cérilly, Allier, France, 22 August 1775
Active Australia 1801-03
Died Cérilly, 14 December 1810
http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-945462 (NLA persistent identifier)
Overseer of bell-ringers, convict
Arrived Sydney, 1803/3 (per Grafton)
Active Sydney, 1810-11
1810 Oct 13; 1811 Jan 19 Overseer of bell ringers. Salary paid from the Police Fund; also appears as Parry (Reel 6038; SZ758 pp.108, 165)
Bibliography and resources:
Active Adelaide, by 1859; Melbourne, from August 1863; Adelaide, by 1871
Mrs. Perryman, "a young lady (a pupil of Mr. [J. W.] Daniel)", sang at the quarterly soiree of the South Australian Institute in September 1859, and again at Cesare Cutolo's Adelaide farewell in December. Having arrived from Adelaide in August 1863, she appeared as a soloist for the Melbourne Philharmonic, along with Octavia Hamilton, in October.
"SOUTH AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE", South Australian Register (7 September 1859), 3
[Advertisement], The South Australian Advertiser (1 December 1859), 1
"ADELAIDE YOUNG MEN'S PHILOSOPHICAL SOCIETY", South Australian Register (8 January 1862), 3
[Advertisement], South Australian Register (1 July 1862), 1
"SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE", The Argus (17 August 1863), 4
[Advertisement], The Argus (3 October 1863), 8
[News], The Argus (6 October 1863), 4
[Advertisement], The Argus (19 October 1865), 8
Choral conductor (Geelong Choral Society, Geelong Sacred Harmonic Society)
Active Geelong, 1856
"THE GEELONG SACRED HARMONIC SOCIETY'S CONCERT", Geelong Advertiser (27 February 1856), 2
[Advertisement], Geelong Advertiser (7 March 1856), 3
[Advertisement], Geelong Advertiser (28 March 1856), 3
"CONCERT", Geelong Advertiser (25 July 1856), 2
[News], The Argus (15 January 1870), 5
The music class, so long conducted by Mr. Person, had ceased to exist, owing to that gentleman's removal from Geelong.
[Performance wordbook] Handel's Oratorio, The Messiah: Tuesday evening, Feb. 19, 1856, in the McKillop Street Chapel, in aid of the funds of the Mechanics' Institution (Geelong: The Geelong Harmonic Society, 1856)
Professor of music
Active Ballarat, 1865
"NEW INSOLVENTS", The Argus (31 March 1865), 5
William Peters, of Eureka, Ballarat East, professor of music. Causes of insolvency Pressure of creditors, losses sustained on a professional tour, and want of engagements. Liabilities, £37.2s,.8d.; assets, £9; deficiency, £28.2s.8d.
Ballarat and Ballarat District Directory (1865), 28, 183
Active Melbourne, VIC, 1864
Petrick composed The lyre-bird schottische, published in The Illustrated Melbourne Post on 24 September 1864. Was he a local amateur? I have anyway no clue yet as to his identity.
PETRIE, Tom (Thomas)
Indigenous language, culture, and music reporter
Born Edinburgh, Scotland, 31 January 1831
Arrived Australia, October 1831
Died Pine Creek, QLD, 26 August 1910
http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-617255 (NLA persistent identifier)
http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Tom+Petrie's+Reminiscences (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)
Petrie arrived at Moreton Bay with his parents in 1837, aged 6, and over the next ten years grew up in close contact with local Indigenous bands. Petrie's memoirs, as serialised by his daughter Constance in The Queenslander (1902-03) and published complete in 1904 memoir, include many valuable detailed accounts of the ceremonies, songs and dances of the Brisbane region, including at least one song of which he himself was the subject. The 1904 memoir also gives words and music for two indigenous songs, along with commentary, Song (Jabalkan wadli) ("One of the songs my father can sing was composed by a man at the Pine, and was based upon an incident which really happened. Father heard of the happening at the time, and afterwards learnt the corrobboree. Here is the whole story ... ") and Song (Mina loranda) ("A Manila man (who afterwards died at Miora, Dunwich, and whose daughter lives there now) once taught a song he knew to the Turrbal blacks. They did not understand its meaning in the least, but learnt the words and the tune, and it became a great favourite with all. My father also picked it up when a boy, and it has since soothed to sleep in turn all his children and two grandchildren. Indeed Baby Annour (the youngest of the tribe) at one time refused to hear anything else when his mother sang to him. 'Sing Mi-na' (Mee-na), he would say, if she dared try to vary the monotony. Here is the song ...").
"TOM PETRIE'S REMINISCENCES", [serialised in] The Queenslander ((26 April 1902 - 7 November 1903)
"DEATH OF MR. TOM PETRIE", The Queenslander (3 September 1910), 39
Bibliography and resources:
Noeline V. Hall, "Petrie, Thomas (1831-1910)", Australian dictionary of biography 5 (1974)
PETTINGELL, Marianne Eliza (Miss PETTINGELL) = Marianne ADCOCK (Mrs. St. John ADCOCK)
PETTINGELL, Frederica Sebright (Miss F. PETTINGELL; after the marriage of her sister, on 19 May 1842, Miss PETTINGELL)
Teacher of music and dancing, soprano vocalist, choral singer
Born London, England, 7 September 1826
Arrived Hobart, Tasmania, 4 September 1834 (passenger by Thomas Laurie, from London, 17 March)
Active Sydney, 1841-42
A younger daughter of Joseph Pettingell ("late of Mount Street, Grosvenor Square, London", "late Tailor to their Majesties, the Royal Horse Guards, the Dukes Wellington, Gordon, Newcastle, the Russian and French Ambassadors ... maker to the Berkeley, Andover, and Heaton Park Clubs") and his wife Marianne Linden (1799/1800-1890), she arrived in Hobart as a child in 1834 with her parents and five siblings (the family travelled under the wife's maiden name of Linden).
Diary of Joseph Pettingell (1799-1859), NLA, MS 9399
"Ship News", Trumpeter General (9 September 1834), 3
[Advertisement], The Cornwall Chronicle (27 January 1838), 15
PRIVATE TUITION. THE MISSES PETTINGELL beg respectfully to inform the Ladies of Launceston, that they would be happy to give Lessons in Music, Drawing, Oriental Painting, and Dancing, either at their residence, or those of their Pupils. For Terms, enquire at 2, Cameron's Buildings, St. John-street, Launceston.
[Advertisement], The Sydney Herald (20 October 1841), 3
[Advertisement], The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (24 May 1842), 3
"MUSIC", The Australian (2 June 1842), 3
We cannot content ourselves with taking no further notice of Mr Nathan's Concert, than the publication of our correspondent's letter, and our supplementary remarks there on. The success which attended that attempt to give music its proper position in our society, is an event which we consider, of very considerable importance, and pregnant with many advantages to the present and future generations of the colonists. It is easy to conceive of the painful emotions and gloomy forebodings of a stranger whom circumstances had induced to settle in this colony, who had been accustomed to all the enjoyments of elegant society in England; of passionate attachment to the rich pleasures which the highest order of musical performance can impart; and of cultivated judgment and taste to discern their excellence. What a relief must such an one have found if present at Mr Nathan's Concert ... With none of the performers could he feel disposed to be dissatisfied, and which most to applaud he would find it difficult to decide. Monsieur Gautrot as a violinist, Mr Marsh as a harpist, and Mr Nathan, as a pianist, would revive with pleasure his recollections of the great performers he has listened to with so much delight in European lands. Madame Gautrot, the Misses Nathans and Pettingell, would make him again sensible of the exquisite pleasure, which, flows from as Shakspeare calls it, the "soft, sweet voice of woman." The choral music, and, to repeat it, the entire, evening's entertainment, would leave him little to desire more from such sources of enjoyment ...
PETTMAN, Mary Ann (Miss PETMAN) (Mrs. William SMART)
Active Adelaide, SA, by 1852
Died Albany, WA, 3 April 1909
[Advertisement], South Australian Register (21 December 1852), 1
[Advertisement], South Australian Register (19 October 1853), 2
[Advertisement], South Australian Register (2 April 1854), 2
[Advertisement], South Australian Register (15 July 1854), 1
"THE CHORAL SOCIETY'S CONCERT", South Australian Register (23 December 1854), 3
Miss Petman sang Nelson's "Forest Queen" in the first part, and we think was never heard to greater advantage.
"CONCERT OF SACRED MUSIC", South Australian Register (9 May 1857), 2
"MRS. PAINE'S CONCERT", South Australian Register (19 February 1858), 3
"MISS PETTMAN'S CONCERT", South Australian Register (21 September 1858), 3
"SACRED HARMONIC SOCIETY", South Australian Advertiser (31 December 1858), 2
"MARRIED", South Australian Register (18 June 1859), 2
"NORWOOD PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY", South Australian Register (22 July 1861), 3
[Advertisement], The South Australian Advertiser (19 November 1861), 1
CONCERT", South Australian Register (30 November 1861), 2
A concert was given at the Town Hall, Norwood, on Tuesday evening, November 25, by Mrs. Smart, late Miss Petman, at which she was assisted by the Philharmonic Society and the principal vocal and instrumental talent of Adelaide. The concert, which was very successful, consisted of instrumental music, with songs and choruses, which were all riven with eclat. "Kathleen Mavoumeen", by Mrs. Smart, in the first part, was an especial favourite.
"DEATHS", The Advertiser (1 May 1909), 8
"DEATHS", Western Mail (8 May 1909), 31
"OBITUARY", Chronicle (8 May 1909), 44
Mrs. William Smart, nee Pittman [sic], who was well known in South Australia as a musician and singer, died recently in Western Australia. Early in the fifties Mrs. Smart and her sister (afterwards Mrs. J. N. Perry) were members of the choir of the Pirie-street Methodist Church. A sacred concert took place in the church, the purpose being to raise further funds to assist in paying off the debt due on the organ. Mrs. Smart sang "My Saviour I am thine". Herr Carl Linger composed the song and dedicated it to Mrs. Smart, who sang it for the first time at the concert. A purse of sovereigns subscribed for by the committee was subsequently given her. She was one of the founders of the Choral Society and the Philharmonic Society.
PHAIR, Mr. J.
Bandsman (band of the 40th Regiment)
Active Melbourne, VIC, 1857
"SNAKES", The Argus (20 November 1857), 4
SNAKES.- Mr. J. Phair, of the band of H. M. 40th regiment, while walking on Tuesday last in the reserve between the Barracks and the Botanical Gardens, came upon two young black snakes, one eighteen and the other fifteen inches long. They were lying at the root of a tree. He destroyed both reptiles. A considerable number of children are in the habit of playing near this spot, and it is to be feared that some accident may occur from these reptiles ...
"PHAX" (? alias of Edward Thornton GILBERT)
Poet, versifier, songwriter
Active Hobart Town, VDL (TAS), 1847-49
http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Phax+(Hobart+1847-49) (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)
For just two years in the late 1840s, the alias "PHAX" was attached to several published examples of "original poetry" and versified "advertorials" for the Hobart firm of Edward Thornton Gilbert (c.1815-1888), pardoned convict and tea merchant. Gilbert left the colony in 1850, to pursue his career as a merchant importer first in California, and later in Melbourne, and after his departure "PHAX" also disappears from record. Whether "PHAX" was Gilbert himself, or an associate, remains unclear, but of interest here are the words of several songs, including one set to the tune Legacy and another to The king of the cannibal islands.
Gilbert, aged 27, was convicted of forgery at the Lancashire Assizes on 25 March 1841, and sentenced to ten years. After being detained on the hulk Justicia, he was transported on the Lord Goderich, departing 26 June, and arriving in VDL on 18 November 1841. Conditionally pardoned in January 1845, by mid 1846 he had established himself a tea merchant at his Liverpool Tea Warehouse, trading on "his experience in the London and Liverpool Markets (having been employed as a Broker in the selection of Teas from the East India Company's Warehouse)". Early in 1849 he purchased a ship, the Martha and Elizabeth, and first sent it to China, and later sailed it to California.
http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Edward+Thornton+Gilbert+d1888 (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)
Documentation ("Phax" songs only):
[Advertisement], Colonial Times (12 May 1848), 2
"ORIGINAL POETRY", The Courier (16 August 1848), 3
"A NEW SONG", Colonial Times (27 April 1849), 4
Convict record; Tasmanian names index; NAME_INDEXES:1395057; CON33/1/14
"HOBART TOWN GAZETTE", The Courier (9 January 1845), 4
"THE TEA TRADE", The Courier (13 April 1850), 2
First governor of NSW, Commodore of the First Fleet
Born London, England, 11 October 1838
Arrived Botany Bay, NSW, 18 January 1788
Departed Sydney, NSW, 11 December 1792 (per Atlantic)
http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-516218 (NLA persistent identifier)
Phillip personally is not usually considered to be a musical figure. However, among his general administrative and military duties, he had overall management of a "band of music", which he duly deployed in the interests of government and diplomacy. Several instances are documented, of which two examples here. On the voyage out, at the Cape colony on 11 November 1787, the surgeon-general and diarist John White recorded (99):
Previous to the commodore's embarkation he gave a public dinner to some of the gentlemen of the town and the officers of his fleet. The Dutch governor was to have been of the party but by some unforeseen event was detained in the country, where he had been for some days before. Commodore Phillip had his band of music on shore upon the occasion, and the day was spent with great cheerfulness and conviviality.
Again, at Sydney, on 4 June 1788:
This being the anniversary of his Majesty's birth-day, and the first celebration of it in New South Wales, his excellency ordered the Sirius and Supply to fire twenty-one guns at sun-rise, at one o'clock, and at sunset ... After this ceremony had taken place, the lieutenant-governor, with all the officers of the settlement, civil and military, paid their respects to his excellency at his house. At two o'clock they all met there again to dinner, during which the band of musick played "God save the King" and several excellent marches.
White's Journal of a Voyage to New South Wales (facsimile edn.), 99
John White, Journal of a voyage to New South Wales (London: J. Debrett, 1790)
Bibliography and resources:
B. H. Fletcher, Phillip, Arthur (1738-1814), Australian dictionary of biography 2 (1967)
Active Adelaide, 1858
At the "quarterly concert" of the East Torrens Institute in April 1858, Mr. Phillips was billed to play fantasias on the piano to open both the first and second parts of the evening's entertainment. According to the Register, the first "was brilliantly executed" and "in acknowledgment of a subsequent encore this gentleman played a lively and spirited polka, which was understood to be his own composition." At the anniversary of the Gawler Institute in October, it was reported that "the performance commenced at 8 o'clock with an overture upon the piano by Mr. Phillips, of Adelaide."
[Advertisement], South Australian Register (23 April 1858), 1
"EAST TORRENS INSTITUTE", South Australian Register (26 April 1858), 3
"ANNIVERSARY OF THE GAWLER INSTITUTE", South Australian Register (18 October 1858), 3
PHILLIPS, Benjamin Jowett
Arrived Australia, 1879
Died Pambula, NSW, 1912
PHILLIPS, Richard Edward
Church organist, choirmaster (St. Stephen's Macquarie Street, 1880-1883)
Born Liverpool, England, 1842
Arrived Australia, 1879
Died Sydney, 1897
[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (28 August 1879), 1
[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (16 February 1884), 3
"LOCAL AND GENERAL", The Bega Budget (6 November 1909), 2
"A Mourning Widower", The Roanoke Times (13 September 1893), 2
Bibliography and resources:
Arrived Melbourne, April 1892 (per Ophir, from England)
Departed Sydney, 10 March 1894 (per Ophir, for England)
[? related to / ? son of Bristol-born London cellist and composer William Lovell Phillips (1816-1860)] The London Gaiety Burlesque Company, with its musical director Lovell Phillips was brought out to Melbourne by George Musgrove in April 1862. Phillips collaborated on several shows with Bert Royle. Regarding the 1893 dance work Turquoisette, Or A Study in Blue (Grand Ballet Divertissement in one act), several later sources claim that Leon Caron arranged and partly composed the music of the ballet (and that he conducted the opera on the same program, I Pagliacci); however contemporary sources make it clear that, in Melbourne, Adelaide, and Sydney, Phillips was music director of the ballet, and Nicolo Guerrera of the opera.
"THEATRES AND ENTERTAINMENTS", The Argus (23 April 1892), 8
[Advertisement], The Argus (6 September 1893), 8
[Advertisement], The Advertiser (14 October 1893), 2
[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (13 November 1893), 2
"THE LONDON GAIETY COMPANY", Evening Post (24 April 1893), 4
"THE LORGNETTE", Observer (10 March 1894), 10
Turquoisette Mazurka (composed by Lovell Phillips) (Sydney: W. H. Paling & Co., [189-?]
I've chucked up my push for the donah (Australian Larrikin song) (Sydney & Melbourne versions complete; written by Bert Royle; music by Lovell Phillips (Sydney: W. H. Paling & Co., [189- ])
Bibliography and resources:
Jewish community leader, rabbi, synagogue singer, musician
Born London, England, 1810
Arrived Sydney, NSW, 1833 (free per Enchantress)
Died Carlton, VIC, 23 February 1877
http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Solomon+Phillips+1810-1877 (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)
"CONSECRATION OF THE NEW JEWISH SYNAGOGUE", The Colonial Observer (4 April 1844), 4
... The singing of Mr. Anderson was much admired, as was that of Mr. Phillips, of Parramatta, in an anthem, composed by Mr. Leo ...
"DEATHS", The Argus (24 February 1877), 1
Bibliography and resources:
Levi 2013, These are the names, 693-94
PICCO, J. A.
Violinist ("The Australian Paganini"; "The Great American Picco")
Active Melbourne, by November 1856
"THEATRE ROYAL", The Argus (25 November 1856), 4
[Advertisement], Bendigo Advertiser (4 March 1857), 3
"ABBOTT'S LYCEUM", Bendigo Advertiser (27 September 1858), 3
"THE VICTORIA THEATRE", Bendigo Advertiser (19 April 1859), 2
"THE MASONIC BALL. To the Editor", Bendigo Advertiser (25 June 1859), 3
PICILOMO, Josephine (? pseud.)
Active Sydney, NSW, March 1858 (associate of the Buckingham Family)
PICOLOMO (Monsieur) (? pseud.)
Active Sydney, NSW, March 1858 (associate of the Buckingham Family)
[Advertisement], Empire (13 March 1858), 1
[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (16 March 1858), 1
MONDAY NEXT. TOOGOOD'S SALOON will be opened under different management, and as pulling will not be resorted to it will be merely necessary to mention the following names as a proof of the proprietor's sincerity to make his place the greatest attraction in the city. Behold ! all this talent at TOOGOOD'S SALOON, EVERY NIGHT, for One Week, with other artistes. The Buckingham Family and troupe. Largest operatic company out of England. Having at great expense engaged the following artistes: Madame Josephine Picilomo, the eminent pianist and cantatrice; Monsieur Picilomo, the talented basso; Madame A. J. Glogoski, the charming ballad singer; Signor Glogoski, the Prussian violinist; Miss Buckingham, the talented singer; Mr. G. H. Buckingham, the buffo singer; Master G. K. Buckingham, the flute player; Master W. Buckingham, the tenor singer, called the old musketeer; Master C. Buckingham, Irish singer, Paddy Malone; Master H. Buckingham, the nautical singer, Red, White and Blue, &c. . . .
PICKERING, Jane Lightfoot (Miss DODSWORTH; Mrs. William Phelps PICKERING)
Teacher of Practice and Theory of Music, pupil of Kalkbrenner and Logier
Married Christ Church, Sydney, 28 October 1846
Died Wellington, NZ, 21 May 1871, aged 68
Wife of the pardoned convict and insolvent William Phelps Pickering (1815-NZ 1877; per Portenia), she advertised in Sydney in January 1848 as "formerly pupil of Kalkbrenner, and J. B. Logier" offering "class instruction in Practice and Theory of Music".
[Advertisement], The Sydney Herald (5 February 1838), 3
[Advertisement], The Hobart Town Courier (15 March 1839), 3
[Advertisement], The Cornwall Chronicle (15 February 1845), 4
[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (8 January 1848), 1s
[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (11 November 1848), 3
"DIED", Wellington Independent (22 May 1871), 2
PIERCE, John Ottis (? Otis; Mr. J. O. PIERCE, also E. V. PIERCE; J. C. PIERCE)
Musical director (New York Serenaders, Rainer's Serenaders, Totten's Harmoneons), minstrel performer, multi-instrumentalist, concertina and flutina player
Active Sydney, NSW, by March 1851
Departed August 1861 (for India)
http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=J+O+Pierce+(serenader) (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)
[Advertisement], The Cornwall Chronicle (1 March 1851), 133
"NEW YORK SERENADERS", The Courier (22 March 1851), 2
"THE SERENADERS", Colonial Times (1 April 1851), 2
... On this occasion the selection from the overture of "La Figlia" and "The Bohemian Girl", afforded the leading instrumentalists, Messrs. White and Pierce, an opportunity for displaying their talents. Mr. White's execution on the violin was faultless; his part was played with infinite skill, taste, and feeling; whilst the tone and fingering on the flute in the selection from the "Bohemian Girl", which was deservedly applauded, and drew down a rapturous encore, were so soft and remarkable for precision, as to convince the most sceptical that Mr. Pierce is a master of his instrument.
[Advertisement], Bell's Life in Sydney (5 July 1851), 3
"DEPARTURES", The Sydney Morning Herald (27 October 1851), 2
"THE NEW YORK SERENADERS", The Courier (15 November 1851), 3
... Mr. Pierce, the musical "Nigger of all, work," plays the German Flute, the French Accordion, add the Turkish Tambourine.
[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (27 August 1852), 1
[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (24 September 1852), 1
[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (10 June 1853), 3
"NEW YORK SERENADERS", Illustrated Sydney News (29 October 1853), 6
? [Advertisement], Illustrated Sydney News (11 March 1854), 6
[Advertisement], South Australian Register (9 September 1854), 3
[Advertisement], The Argus (24 February 1855), 8
"LAW AND CRIMINAL COURTS", South Australian Register (30 November 1855), 3
Elbert Totten, Harriet Totten, Townsend Duryea, Elizabeth Mary Duryea, and John Ottis Pierce were charged with conspiracy, and pleaded not guilty. John Ottis Pierce was absent, and therefore his plea was not recorded, although evidence respecting him as principal was allowed to be given ...
The case was opened by the reading of the several counts charging the defendants above-named with a conspiracy to inveigle and take away Elizabeth Dorsetta Solomon, an infant under age, and unmarried, from her father's (Emanuel Solomon's) care, and against his will and consent, for the purpose of marrying the said Elizabeth Dorsetta Solomon to John Ottis Pierce, one of the defendants, for motives of lucre and gain ...
"TOWN TALK AND TABLE CHAT", The Cornwall Chronicle (10 December 1859), 5
[Advertisement], The Argus (26 June 1861), 8
[News], The McIvor Times and Rodney Advertiser (23 August 1867), 3
[News], The Age (19 August 1867), 5
WHAT old colonist is there who does not remember jovial Pave Carson? The N. Y. Clipper has some interesting facts relating to him and others once well known in Australia. It appears that Burbank (the best negro minstrel this colony has ever seen) is not dead. It will be remembered that Carson, Brower, and J. O. Pierce organised a company for India, which left Australia in August, '61. They arrived in due time at Calcutta, where they astonished the Hindoos and Mohammedans not a little with their representations of the sports and pastimes of the Ethiopian race in the United States of America. After performing a season at Calcutta, with satisfaction to themselves and the public, they left the "City of Palaces" for a tour through Hindostan. The company remained in India over five years, all the time as the "San Francisco Minstrels," and there is not the slightest doubt that, owing to the facility with which Carson attained Hindostanee, the language of the country, and the manner in which he mimicked and caricatured a certain class of the native people, the great success with which the company met with was obtained. In May, 1866, the boys dissolved partnership, owing to the desire to see their native land once more. Brower died on the 15th of March, eight months after arriving home. Carson attended to him up to the last, and was one of the chief mourners at the funeral; Brower having been away sixteen years, Pierce about seventeen, and Carson nearly fourteen. Mr. Carson proposes leaving New York for Europe early in June, to organise another entertainment for India, in which country he is known as a favourite and established caterer for public amusements. Mr. Carson wears some magnificent diamonds, presented to him by Mr. Cowasjee Manockjee Limjee, a wealthy merchant of Bombay.
Professor of the Harp, Pianoforte, and Guitar
Arrived (1) Sydney, ? by March 1834
(2) Sydney, 23 January 1838 (per Marquis of Hastings, from London and Cowes, 20 September 1837)
Died Sydney, NSW, [? 5] August 1849, aged 65
http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Eliza+Pierson+d1849 (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)
[Advertisement], The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (27 March 1834), 1
? [Advertisement], The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (21 February 1835), 3
"SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. ARRIVALS", The Sydney Herald (25 January 1838), 2
[Advertisement], The Sydney Herald (15 February 1838), 3
[Advertisement], The Sydney Herald (20 July 1838), 1
[Advertisement], The Colonist (29 December 1838), 4
[Advertisement], The Sydney Herald (1 July 1839), 1
[Advertisement], The Sydney Herald (28 October 1839), 2
[Advertisement], The Sydney Herald (2 February 1841), 1
[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (29 June 1844), 3
[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (8 July 1847), 1
"DIED", The Sydney Morning Herald (6 August 1849), 3
Leader of a juvenile temperance band
Active Adelaide, SA, 1856
"THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT", South Australian Register (4 November 1856), 2
A number of juvenile musicians, who have been for some months past under training by their superintendent, Mr. Piesing, of Tynte-street, North Adelaide, occupied a prominent position on the orchestral platform, and with their "merry, merry fifes and drums", made the spacious hall reverberate with dulcet harmony.
"TEMPERANCE MEETINGS", South Australian Register (4 November 1857), 3
PIETERSZOON, Cornelis ("den dicke trompetter" [Cornelis the fat trumpeter])
Active WA, 1629
Died ? 1629
Bibliography and resources:
Csilla E. Ariese, Databases of the people aboard the VOC ships Batavia (1629) and Zeewijk (1727) - An analysis of the potential for finding the Dutch castaways' human remains in Australia (Fremantle: Australian National Centre of Excellence for Maritime Archaeology, 2012)
Ralph J. G. Henssen, Trompetters en tamboers in de Zeeuwse zeevaart ten tijde van de Republiek: plichten en Praktijken (thesis, Utrecht University, 2011)
Professor of Music, Pianoforte, Violin, Accordion, Singing
Arrived Melbourne, by June 1849 (from Berlin)
Died Sydney, 3 February 1898, aged 78
A "Professor of Music from Berlin" and a "pupil of Mendelssohn", Pietzker first appeared in a Melbourne concert in June 1849 as a pianist playing Beethoven, and in December playing second violin in Haydn's Emperor Quartet under Joseph Megson. He is last billed in Melbourne among the violins in the Philharmonic Band in December 1854. By 1859, he was in Fiji, and by 1863 in Brisbane. He was teaching in Sydney by 1871 and as late as 1886. In 1880, under her maiden name, his daughter Florence (Mrs. MARTIN) launched her career a pianist and teacher in Tasmania.
[Advertisement], The Argus (8 June 1849), 3
[Advertisement], The Argus (17 July 1849), 3
[Advertisement], The Argus (29 September 1849), 3
[Advertisement], The Argus (6 December 1849), 3
[Advertisement], The Argus (31 July 1850), 1
[Advertisement], The Argus (7 December 1854), 8
[Advertisement], The Courier (5 October 1863), 4
[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (19 April 1871), 1
[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (2 January 1880), 1
[Advertisement], Launceston Examiner (17 January 1880), 3
"MUSICAL", Launceston Examiner (20 February 1880), 2
"Deaths", The Sydney Morning Herald (4 February 1898), 1
PIGUENIT, Mary Ann(IGGLESDEN)
Teacher of music, school teacher
Born Dover, England, 1808
Arrived Hobart, December 1832
Died Hunter's Hill, Sydney, NSW, 25 June 1892, aged 84 years
Mary Ann Igglesden came to Tasmania in 1832 to join her future husband, a transported convict Frederick Le Geyt Piguenit. They married on 18 February 1833; the painter William Charles Piguenit (1836-1914) was their son. She ran a school for young ladies teaching French, music, and drawing.
[Advertisement], Colonial Times (28 June 1836), 2
"Deaths", The Sydney Morning Herald (28 June 1892), 1
Bibliography and resources:
Professor of Music, Cosmopolygraphicon pianist
Active Melbourne and Ballarat, 1855-71
Professor of Music
Active Melbourne, by 1855
Died Ballarat, 19 March 1872
There were possibly two different mother and daughter pairs that I have so far been unable to separate. If Henrietta Pilkington was the young lady pianist appearing at the Victorian Society of Fine Arts in 1856 she would have been very young indeed, though she may well not have been musical at all. It is also possible, indeed perhaps more likely from the references collected, that there were two daughters of one Mrs. Pilkington.
? "SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE", The Argus (21 June 1854), 1s
[Advertisement], The Argus (4 June 1855), 8
[Advertisement], The Argus (12 July 1855), 8
[Advertisement], The Argus (28 February 1856), 6
"VICTORIAN SOCIETY OF FINE ARTS", The Argus (16 December 1856), 4
[Advertisement], The Argus (12 January 1857), 8
"SIGNOR CUTOLO'S CONCERT", The Argus (1 July 1858), 4
[Advertisement], The Argus (29 December 1858), 7
[Advertisement], The Argus (28 December 1859) 7
"SOCIAL", The Star (24 August 1863), 1s
"ST. GEORGE'S HALL", The Argus (3 December 1866), 5
[News], The Argus (26 August 1869), 4
"MARRIAGE", The Argus (14 June 1871), 4
[Advertisement], The Argus (4 September 1871), 8
"DEATHS", The Argus (22 March 1872), 4
[Advertisement], The Argus (22 March 1872), 3
Bibliography and resources:
Henrietta M. Pilkington, DAAO
Marjorie J. Tipping, Thomas, Margaret (1843-1929), Australian dictionary of biography 6 (1976)
Active Melbourne, 1858
[Advertisement], The Argus (2 August 1858), 8
PIPER, E. J
Conductor, pianist, vocalist, bandleader (The European Band)
Active Melbourne, by 1856; Ballarat, from May 1858
[Advertisement], The Argus (1 January 1856), 8
[Advertisement], The Argus (24 March 1856), 8
[Advertisement], The Argus (12 March 1857), 8
[Advertisement], The Star (22 May 1858), 3
[Advertisement], The Star (8 September 1858), 3
[Advertisement], The Star (25 November 1858), 3
[Advertisement], The Star (19 March 1859), 3
"NEWS AND NOTES", The Star (8 July 1861), 2
"THE SHORT HOURS SOIREE", The Star (21 November 1862), 3
[Advertisement], The Star (12 December 1864), 3
PIPER, John (Captain PIPER)
Patron of music, private employer of musicians
Born Maybole, Ayrshire, Scotland, 20 April 1773
Arrived Sydney, NSW, February 1792 (ensign per Pitt)
Died Westbourne, Macquarie River district, NSW, 8 June 1851
http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-1464671 (NLA persistent identifier)
http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Captain+Piper's+Band (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)
PIPER, Mary Ann
Cellist ? (unlikely)
PIPER, Ann Christiana Frances
Amateur dancer, dance instructor
Born Sydney, NSW, 24 June 1820
Active Bathurst, 1840s
Died St. Leonards, NSW, 4 November 1890
THIS ENTRY IS A STUB
"Sydney", The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (9 November 1816), 2
On Saturday last a large party of Officers and other Gentlemen, accompanied by a number of Ladies, proceeded by water to Elizabeth Point, near to South Head, at the invitation of Captain Piper, who gave an elegant fete champêtre on the occasion of laying the foundation of his intended building on that beautiful and commanding point; to which the Gentlemen proceeded in Masonic order. The company took water at the Governor's Wharf, about 12 o'clock, in barges and other boats handsomely decorated; - the full Band of the 46th Regiment leading, with agreeable and appropriate airs. At half past one they landed on Elizabeth Point, when the procession commenced, and the ceremony of laying the foundation stone being performed, an elegant cold collation was presented to the company; which separated at a late hour in the evening.
Communication of Lodge No. 227 to the Grand Lodge of Ireland, 14 February 1817 (ed. in Karl R. Cramp and George Mackaness, A history of the United Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of New South Wales (Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1938), vol. 1, 22-23; 28-30
From this the full colour of the day is apparent, the boats bearing Piper's guests and Masonic brethren making their way up the harbour, passing the merchant ship Willerly, commanded by a fellow Mason who fired seven guns as a salute, and the members retiring to a secluded spot upon landing and opening the lodge. The Masonic procession was led by Brother Hetherington as Junior Tyler and closed by Brother Drummond as Senior Tyler. Each of the thirty-two Masons present carried a symbol of Masonry, including the corn, oil and wine that were ceremoniously poured over the foundation stone. The band played Pleyel's "German Hymn", "The Hallelujah Hymn" and "God Save The King". The Bible used at the ceremony is reputed to have been the West Bible on which George Washington was obligated.
Elizabeth Macquarie, letter to Mary Ann Piper, 9 February 1822 (ed. Eldershaw 1939/73, 123))
I have to request your and Captain Piper's acceptance of a violoncello, which I hope will be found to sound well in your house at Point Piper.
George Boyes, letter to Mary Boyes, 6 May 1824; Chapman 1985, 189
... Captn. Piper is the Naval Officer here ... He lives in a handsome house just after you enter Port Jackson ... there is nothing like it in the Colony. He laid out immense sums upon the place and making roads to it - and no expence whatever has been spared, I am told, to ornament this Fairy Palace. He keeps an immense establishment - they say he has upwards of a hundred men employed about him. He does things properly - for he sends carriages and four and boats for those who like the water, and returns his guests to their homes in  the same manner. He keeps a band of Music and they have quadrilles every evening under the spacious verandas that surround the house. At the table there is a vast profusion of every luxury that the four quarters of the globe can supply, for your must know that this fifth or pickpocket quarter contributes nothing of itself. I was invited but declined. There is no honor in dining with Piper, for he invites everybody that comes her indiscriminately ...
Journal de la navigation autour du globe de la fregate La Thetis, et de la corvette L'esperance pendant les annees 1824, 1825 et 1826 par M. le baron de Bougainville (Paris: A. Bertrand, 1837), 538
[September 1825] ... Le bon capitaine Piper ne se montra pasle moins empressé, comme on pense bien, et sa musique et sa petite artillerie nous saluèrent au passage, ainsi qu'elles l'avaient fait le jour de notre arrivée. J'y répondis cette fois par le canon de la frégate, et de la terre comme de nos vaisseaux, s'échangèrent trois houras qui firent bruyamment vibrer les échos de Rose-Bay.
Hyacinthe de Bougainville, journal, July 1825 (translation Dyer 2009, (133) 134)
[Dinner at Henrietta Villa] Captain Piper has a large family. We were served an English dinner and a very sumptuous one at that. An abundance of wine was served as soon as were sat down, but we were given small portions of food. The coffee was dreadful, but the music was excellent. A number of toasts were proposed ... Then there was a family dance; I did my best out of politeness, and in the end I enjoyed myself ... At 9.30 we returned to the ship in my skiff ...
"CAPTAIN PIPER", Colonial Times and Tasmanian Advertiser (18 May 1827), 3
CAPTAIN PIPER. The circumstances attendant upon the removal of office upon this Gentleman, are singular and afflicting. He was aware, for some days before the Deficit in his accounts became known, that such existed. The amount was between twelve and thirteen thousand pounds. Had he communicated the fact to his friends, the money would have been, without difficulty, advanced for him. Mr. Wentworth would not have hesitated to have paid it instantly, but Captain Piper withheld from every one the state of his accounts. On the morning preceding the day when he was to settle them, he invited a few intimate friends to dinner at his beautiful seat, about five miles from Sydney down the harbour. In the evening he ordered his boat, stating that he was obliged to be absent for a short time upon some matter of public duty connected with the Light-house. He ordered his band of music to accompany him. There was a very strong breeze, and he carried and he carried his boat under sail between the Heads, where, while she was going with much velocity through the water, he suddenly threw himself overboard! One of the men instantly jumped after him, and succeeded in keeping him above water until the boat was pulled round, and the men drew them both on board, Captain Piper senseless, and the brave fellow who had thus nearly sacrificed his own life to save that of his master, nearly exhausted. They returned home immediately, and the scene which ensued when the above circumstances were made known to his afflicted, large, and interesting family, can better conceived than described. Previous to his departure in the boat in the boat, he had dispatched a letter to Mr. Balcombe, the Colonial Treasurer, which evidently shewed the inward perturbation, of his mind, if not the disordered state of his intellect. He therein communicated the defalcation which existed in his accounts, and his determination to destroy himself; but he added, that he had taken effectual means to prevent his mortal remains being subjected to exposure before a Coroner's in quest - evidently alluding to the means of death on which he had determined. Ten thousand pounds of the deficit have been paid, and it is understood that the remainder will be forthcoming without delay, and that a large property will yet remain. This event has been witnessed by the whole Australian Public with the deepest regret, for no man was more generally beloved, by all classes, than the unfortunate, but generous Captain Piper.
[Advertisement], The Australian (25 May 1827), 1
BY MR. PAUL, At Point Piper, on Monday the 4th of June, and following days, ALL THE GENUINE ELEGANT FURNITURE and other valuable effects ... a fine tone cabinet piano ...
"VERSES", The Australian (22 June 1827), 3
VERSES Written by a Lady in passing through the house of Point Piper, after the retirement of Captain Piper from that seat of hospitality.
[Tune - The harp that once through Tara's halls]
The band which once through Piper's halls,
The soul of music shed;
No longer sounds through Piper's walls,
As if that soul was fled.
So sleeps the pride of former days,
So friendship's thrill is o'er,
And hearts that once beat high for praise,
Now feel that pulse no more.
No more the lads and lasses bright,
On tiptoe now rejoice,
Since Piper left, there's nought but night,
And dreary is the choice.
Thus friendship now so seldom wakes,
The faithful knot to give;
But all his friends, for Piper's sake,
Exclaim - "may he for ever live."
"CAPTAIN PIPER ...", The Monitor (4 October 1827), 8
CAPTAIN PIPER, the promoter of harmony and good fellowship whereever he goes, is at last firmly fixed on his estate at Bathurst. His bugles, which accompanied the last waggon of furniture, struck up as they were passing the Blue Mountains, the lively tune of "Over the hills and far away," to the great delight of the drivers of all the carts and drays they met with on the road. "The Bathurst Hunt" will now we think no longer languish.
"THE THEATRE", The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (11 June 1835), 2
On Monday evening an unusually crowded audience assembled to witness the performance, and to welcome the return of Captain Piper to town, who, agreeably to advertisement, honoured the theatre with his presence on that night. The worthy Captain, whoso general hospitality, and liberal patronage of every thing in times gone by that tended to "advance Australia," entitle him to the flattering appellation of the Maecenas of this rapidly rising, though infant Empire of the South, was greeted on his entrance into the house with the most enthusiastic cheering - thereby proving that, although the gallant gentleman has ceased to live in the capital of the colony for the last eight or nine years, his many acts of public benefit and of private benevolence are gratefully cherished in the remembrance of the "old hands" of Sydney. The orchestra struck up "See the conquering Hero comes;" and Captain Piper, in the fullness of heart occasioned, no doubt, by the cordial welcome he met from his fellow-colonists, shortly addressed the audience, thanking them for the feeling of kindness they had manifested towards him, and assuring them that it should remain indelibly impressed on his mind to the latest moment of his existence ...
John Dunmore Lang, An historical and statistical account of New South Wales ... volume 1 (London: A. J. Valpy, 1837), 123
... Several of the more respectable wool-growing settlers in the Bathurst district can afford to run carriages or curricles of their own; but the expense of maintaining an equipage in New South Wales is much less than in England. This of course gives the plains rather a brilliant appearance - very different I apprehend from that of most of the back-settlements of Upper Canada; and the cottages of some of the settlers (for such is the general style of building in the interior) would do credit to some of the more tasteful suburbs of the British metropolis. I was particularly struck with the admirable taste and even elegance displayed in the cottage and grounds of Captain Piper, a Scotch gentleman from Ayrshire, well-known in the colony, who has resided with his large family for several years past in the Australian Highlands. Captain Piper's cottage is situated on a gentle eminence to the eastward of the plains, over which it commands an extensive and highly interesting view; the prospect in front being bounded in the distance by a range of hills of moderate elevation in the western interior: indeed I do not know, that "the banks an' braes o' bonnie Doun," the well-known classical locality in the west of Scotland, so beautifully celebrated in the Doric dialect of Ayrshire by the poet Burns, can exhibit features more interesting or more beautiful than those of the Australian locality which Captain Piper has named after it [Alloway Bank] to keep it in remembrance. I spent an afternoon at Captain Piper's during my visit to Bathurst, and I was much gratified to find that the evening oblation was offered up with all due solemnity, in the midst of a numerous family circle, on the going down of the sun. Shortly afterwards, when we were just about taking leave, to pursue our course across the plains to our head-quarters in the clear moonlight, a musical band, consisting entirely of a few of the farm-servants, who had each learned to play on some musical instrument, struck up a lively Scottish air under the verandah, which, I confess, was, on my own part at least, equally unexpected and animating ...
"MARRIED", Launceston Advertiser (30 March 1843), 2
"Reading for the Bush", Bathurst Advocate (21 April 1849), 4
"DEATH OF AN OLD COLONIST", Bathurst Free Press and Mining Journal (14 June 1851), 2
"L.W.: Fifty Years a Dancing Teacher in Sydney", Australian Town and Country Journal (12 July 1905), 29
When the polka first became fashionable, it was a little short jog, to "Pop goes the Weasle." Miss Piper, the daughter of Captain Piper, of the Point named after him, first introduced it in Bathurst, where she taught the young officers stationed there.
Bibliography and resources:
Meredith 1844, 90
IT savours strongly of an Irishism to say so, but the chief inhabitants of Bathurst live at some distance from it; many of the wealthy, and also higher class of settlers, having farms and good residences within a few miles, which renders the society superior to that of Colonial settlements in general. Nearly all are situated on the verge of the plains, combining both the flat and hilly country in their surrounding scenery, and their gardens and vineyards, which at the time we were there were slowly recovering their former verdure and luxuriance, seemed morsels of a brighter world, when compared with the arid waste around the township. Among these the pretty and picturesque residence of our good and venerable friend Captain Piper is as much distinguished by its beautiful situation as by the long-proved worth and hospitality of its owner, than whom I heard of no person in New South Wales more universally respected. Hospitality is so general a feature in Australian society, and I remember with so much pleasure the kind attentions which I, as a "stranger in the land," received for my husband's sake, that only a very remarkable preeminence would induce me to break my prescribed rule of abstaining from all personal allusions in these pages.
Marjorie Barnard Eldershaw, The life and times of captain John Piper (Sydney: Australian Limited Editions Society, 1939; Ure Smith, 1973)
Marjorie Barnard, "Piper, John (1773-1851)", Australian dictionary of biography 2 (1967)
Captain Piper's Band of Music
PLAISTED, Philip C.
Chorister, organist, composer
Active Melbourne ? 1840s, by 1850s until 1889
Plaisted, later (1869) said to have been a pupil of George Pringle, was already organist of St. Stephen's Church Richmond in November 1855. In 1872 W. H. Williams published his Jerusalem the golden ("The favourite hymn sung at the Intercolonial Musical Festival ... the music composed by P. C. Plaisted". His New tunes to favorite hymns was published by W. H. Glen in January 1878. He continued his public career as church and concert musician into the mid 1880s.
In May 1889, having been an inmate at the Kew Lunatic Asylum, he murdered his wife at Box Hill. He pleaded guilty and was returned to Kew. At the time, the Argus printed a summary of his career, that would, in the event, have to serve as his own, albeit premature, obituary.
[News], The Argus (16 November 1855), 4
[News], The Argus (29 April 1869) 4
[Advertisement], The Argus (12 January 1878), 8
"THE CALAMITY AT BOX HILL. FURTHUR AFFECTING PARTICULARS. HOW THE DEED WAS COMMITTED. MR PLAISTED'S CAREER.", The Argus (11 May 1889), 10
... Mr. Plaisted is the son of an old colonist, and when he first came to the colony he was only eight years old. From his childhood he showed passionate love for music, and as a boy sang as one of the principal choristers in St Peter's Church, Eastern Hill ... The organ was the instrument he loved. Its rich full tones seemed to soothe and comfort his excitable nature, but organs were scarce in those days, and stories, full of pity now, are told by those who knew him then, of the eager, passionate way in which he pleaded to be allowed to practise on the organ in St Peter's Church, where he had so long sung as a choir boy. The permission was granted him, and he advanced so rapidly in his studies that he was permitted to preside at the organ during one of the services. From that time he became a slave to music. He developed a deeply religious trait in his character, which only found expression when he was playing church music on his favourite instrument. ... he went to Messrs. James Henty and Co.'s employ as bookkeeper, and it was while here that his playing attracted the attention of Mr, Charles Horsley, a well known London organist, who was then on a visit to the colonies. He advised him strongly to go home and devote himself to the study of the organ, prophesying for him a brilliant future. The enthusiasm of the young man was so much admired by his employers that they generously undertook, to assist him in carrying out this plan. Accordingly he and his young wife, who was a Miss Alice Waller, the daughter of a Gippsland squatter, started for England. He studied there under Mr George Cooper who was spoken of by Mendelssohn as the greatest of organists, and he won his veteran masters warm approval. When his period of study was completed Mr Cooper pressed him to remain in England but he refused to do so and returned once more ... He was appointed organist at St Stephen's Church, Richmond and his services were eagerly sought after for all sorts of charitable purposes. He never grudged them but played night after night in different places. The great strain began to tell on him and the first symptoms of the lamentable disease which has brought the present calamity on the family began to assert itself. ... The fatal disease, which the doctors at the asylum attribute to softening of the brain, seized him again and again, but no sooner did he recover from an attack than, in spite of his infirmity one of the churches was always ready to receive him as organist. He acted as honorary organist to the Melbourne Liedertafel and it was at one of their concerts that he first played Lemmen's organ fantasia, The Storm. The success which greeted this performance was so great that he repeated it three or four times. On the last occasion of its performance his mind was just wavering, and he played as he had never played before, but next day he had once more to be taken to the asylum. Since then his periods of intelligence time been less frequent, and it is only about eight months since he was last discharged. The family were in somewhat straitened circumstances, but a few of his closest friends started a subscription privately, and a goodly sum was collected. This was vested in trustees and they have been allowing him so much a week. Mr. Fuller, the organ builder of Kew, placed an organ at his disposal, and on this he used to instruct hiss pupils. For the past few weeks he has been exceedingly melancholy, and it was feared that another attack was coming on, but no such terrible seizure was anticipated as the one which has caused the present calamity. Such is briefly the career of a man who, with a little more constitutional strength, might have ranked as one of the world's greatest musicians who unquestionably possessed that genius which is so akin to madness, and who now lies in prison charged with the murder of his wife.
"AN APPEAL ON BEHALF OF THE PLAISTED FAMILY", The Argus (14 May 1889), 6
"SUMMARY OF EVENTS", Illustrated Australian News and Musical Times (1 June 1889), 2
[News], The Argus (31 May 1889), 4
"THE PLAISTED FAMILY FUND", The Argus (26 September 1889), 8
Active Sydney, 1857-59
[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (6 March 1857), 1
[Advertisement], Empire (12 February 1858), 7
[Advertisement], Empire (10 April 1858), 1
[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (8 January 1859), 4
PLATTS, Charles (Charles George Eastland PLATTS; Charles PLATTS)
Musician, music teacher, pianist, organist, music-seller
Born London, 9 December 1813; baptised St. James, Piccadilly, 2 January 1814
Married Mary Ann BATT, St. James, Westminster, 16 July 1835
Arrived Adelaide, by 13 April 1839
Died Mitcham, SA, 14 November 1871, aged 58
http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Charles+Platts (TROVE public tag)
He was the son of James Platts, a music-seller of Berwick Street, London, and his wife Sarah. In April 1839, Charles Platts, "late Organist of St. Mary's, Aldermary, and St. Paul's Chapel, Great Portland-street", announced his arrival from London, and begged "to offer his services as teacher of the Piano Forte, which he has studied under the most eminent foreign and English masters". In September he was organist of Trinity Church. In October Platts, "the organist", played the Dead March from Saul at the funeral of Colonel Light, delivered "a lecture on the Music of the 17th Century" at the Mechanics' Institute (with illustrations including "a concerto from Corelli" and Purcell's song Mad Tom) and was billed as "Director of the Music" (and Philip Lee leader of the orchestra) for Cameron's Dramatic Entertainments.
In December 1839, he and another recent arrival, George Bennett, were advertising jointly as "Professors and Teachers of the Pianoforte, Violin and Singing" as well as offering music and instruments for sale, along with tuning and repairs. In February 1840 they advertised Adelaide's "first professional concert". However, by August 1843, he was curtailing his musical activities, as reported:
We regret to learn that the congregation of Trinity Church are deprived of Mr Platts's performances on the Seraphine. He has been for four years a practical and able director of the congregational singing. The tasteful pieces which he executed pleasingly filled up those long intervals which occur between certain portions of the Church of England service. The great liabilities of the Trustees, is we believe the cause of their dispensing with the instrument.
Having spent some years in Britain, Platts resumed his business in Adelaide, but was insolvent by early 1871, and he died in November. According to his obituary:
His kindly spirit and quaint and genial humour attracted all who knew him intimately, and he received a gratifying proof of the esteem in which he was held in the number of friends who rallied round him in his late misfortunes. His love of music and his skill in that science brought him into connection with the profession very soon after his arrival; but in after years his in- creasing business connections absorbed the whole of his attention.
[Advertisement], South Australian Gazette and Colonial Register (13 April 1839), 4
MUSICAL. MR. PLATTS, late Organist of St. Mary's Aldermary, and St. Paul's Chapel, Great Portland-street, has the honor to announce his arrival from London, and begs to offer his services as teacher of the Piano Forte, which he has studied under the most eminent foreign and English masters. Address to the office of this paper.
[Advertisement], South Australian Register (21 September 1839), 3
"DEATH OF COLONEL LIGHT. THE FUNERAL", South Australian Register (12 October 1839), 4
"MECHANICS' INSTITUTE", South Australian Register (19 October 1839), 4
MECHANICS' INSTITUTE - On Friday week, Mr. Platts gratified the members of the Literary Association by delivering a lecture on the Music of the 17th century. He was duly assisted by Messrs. Bennett and Ewens who have recently arrived from Chichester. We congratulate the colony upon this accession of musical talent. Mr. Platts, after an interesting narrative of the progress of the science at that period, illustrated his subject by several beautiful performances, among which we may particularly "Non Nobis Domine" - the duet "Could a man be secure" - a beautiful concerto from Corelli - Purcell's song "Mad Tom" - and "God save the Queen." The company was extremely numerous and respectable, and repeatedly evinced their gratification with the performance. At the close of the lecture, the Secretary suggested the propriety of having an amateur concert for the benefit of the Infirmary. We hope that our fellow colonists may encourage the project, and have frequent opportunities, in the present dearth of public amusement, of enjoying the innocent and intellectual recreation derived from music.
[Advertisement], South Australian (30 October 1839), 2
[Advertisement], South Australian Register (28 December 1839), 6
"FIRST PROFESSIONAL CONCERT IN ADELAIDE", South Australian Register (15 February 1840), 6
FIRST PROFESSIONAL CONCERT IN ADELAIDE:. - On a spot that three years ago was a desert waste, now stands a public assembly room. In a place that no longer ago was a howling wilderness, is now advertised the first professional Concert. Where the owl shrieked, and the wild dog yelled in emulation of his savage master, the strains of art and fancy - the notes of Beethoven, Martini, Bishop, &c., are to sing their varied melody. Success to you, Messrs. Platts and Bennett, we know not your performers, and speak not of merits which we can only guess at; but credit and encouragement be yours for the attempt. A crowded and a good natured audience, we hope, will smile upon your efforts.
[Advertisement], South Australian Register (15 February 1840), 1
Under the immediate Patronage of His Excellency the Governor.
CONCERT - at Mr Solomon's Rooms, Currie-street.
Programme of Messrs. PLATTS and BENNETT's Concert, Wednesday Evening, 19th instant: -
OVERTURE - "Samson" ... Handel.
GLEE - A LADY, Messrs. EWENS, BENNETT, and EDWARDS. - "Here in cool grot" ... Mornington.
SONG - Mr EDWARDS "Mariners of England ... Neukomm.
SOLO - Violin, Mr BENNETT ... Mori.
DUETTO - A LADY and Mr. PLATTS, "E fia Ver" ... Mercadante.
GLEE - A LADY, Messrs. EWENS and PLATTS, "The Wreath" ... Mazzinghi.
OVERTURE - "Henry the Fourth." ... Martini.
OVERTURE - "Men of Prometheus." ... Beethoven.
ROUND - A LADY, Messrs. EWENS, PLATTS, and EDWARDS, "Yes, 'tis the Indian drum" ... Bishop.
SONG - Mr EWENS, "Maiden I will ne'er" ... Rodwell.
DUETT CONCERTANTE - Violin and piano, Messrs. PLATTS and BENNETT, "Air from Ma Fanchette." ... Herz and Lafont.
CATCH - Messrs. EWENS, PLATTS, BENNETT, "Would you know [my Celia's charms]" ... Webbe.
FINALE - "God save the Queen."
Tickets, 7s. each, to be had at this office, at the Southern Australian office, and at Messrs. Platts and Bennett, Crippen-street, near the Church.
"FIRST PROFESSIONAL CONCERT", South Australian Register (22 February 1840), 4
FIRST PROFESSIONAL CONCERT - The first professional concert given in Adelaide on Thursday night was so successful, and so numerously attended by the most respectable inhabitants, that we confidently look forward to an early repetition of the attempt. Making due allowance for the embarrassment of first appearances, we can conscientiously say that the whole affair was worthy of most, and superior to many, similar entertainments which are "got up" in the provincial towns of England, boasting of a population double that of Adelaide. The concerted pieces were perhaps the most defective. Instrumental music admits of no mediocrity; but the songs were very respectably given. The most ambitious effort of the evening, Mercandante's duett "E, fia ver," was creditably sung by Mr Platts and Mrs Elliott. Mr Ewens, who is a steady, and evidently a good, musician, sustained his part in several glees, and sung a very sweet English song by Rodwell, the name of which we forget at this moment, with great simplicity and taste. Mr Edwards gave Neukomm's "Mariners of England" with much vigour, and he afterwards introduced another very beautiful song, well suited to his superb voice, in which he was rapturously encored. Lord Mornington's celebrated glee "Here in cool grot," and Webbe's catch "Would you know" gave very general pleasure, although we thought they might have been done greater justice to had the singers possessed the advantage of a little more practice and a better knowledge of each other's powers. Upon the whole, however, the concert was a good one, and such as we would willingly, and as we earnestly hope to see, in Adelaide for the future at no distant intervals.
[News], South Australian (4 August 1843), 2
"PROVINCIAL GRAND LODGE OF MASONS", South Australian Register (16 November 1854), 3
"DEATHS", South Australian Register (15 November 1871), 4
"OBITUARY", South Australian Register (5 December 1871), 6s
OBITUARY. MR. CHARLES PLATTS. - Another of our early colonists has been removed from us by death. Mr. Charles George Eastland Platts, who for about a third of a century carried on business as bookseller and stationer in Adelaide, died on Tuesday, November 14, at his residence near Mitcham. Mr. Platts was formerly an organist in one of the churches in the City of London. He arrived in the colony in 1839, and commenced business in Gilles-arcade, whence he subsequently removed to more commodious premises in Hindley-street, nearly opposite Rosina-street. Still later he opened the extensive premises at the corner of King William and Hindley streets, and for several years his success in business was very great. Mr. Platts then visited Europe with a view to recruiting his health, and returned to the colony some three or four years ago. But his constitution, which was never very strong, gave way beneath the pressure of accumulated troubles and disappointments. Under careful medical treatment his health latterly seemed to have been partially restored; but a somewhat sudden relapse took place on Monday evening, and at 2 o'clock on Tuesday morning his sufferings were relieved by death. Mr. Platts was a quiet inoffensive citizen, who in life was very generally respected. He has left behind him a wife and a large circle of friends to deplore his death. His kindly spirit and quaint and genial humour attracted all who knew him intimately, and he received a gratifying proof of the esteem in which he was held in the number of friends who rallied round him in his late misfortunes. His love of music and his skill in that science brought him into connection with the profession very soon after his arrival; but in after years his increasing business connections absorbed the whole of his attention. The immediate cause of death was rheumatic gout. It was thought he was recovering from a sharp attack, and he was congratulating himself on recovering the use of his legs and hand when the disease suddenly attacked the brain. For a few hours his sufferings were intense, but delirium supervened, and in that state he died.
George Loyau, Notable South Australians, 259
PLOCK, Adam (Herr PLOCK)
Musician, professor of music, band leader, composer, arranger
Born Hesse Cassel, Germany, 13 October 1824
Arrived Melbourne, VIC, 1853
Died Windsor, Melbourne, VIC, 2 June 1903, "aged 78 years"
http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Adam+Plock+d1903 (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)
PLOCK, Gertrude Gerhard Louisa (Miss PLOCK)
Died Flinders Island, SA, 27 April 1927
A notice in The Argus in 1900 records the golden anniversary of the wedding of Adam Plock and Louisa Hickling at the parish church, St. Ann's, Jamaica, on 2 October 1850. His name appeared in a testimonial from a Mrs. Thom among an impressive list of "Ladies and Gentlemen of the Theatrical and Musical Profession in Melbourne" in December 1855. He was an elector at Emerald Hill, Victoria, in July 1859, and for most of the 1860s was a clothier, outfitter, and tobacconist. At the Fourth Anniversary of the German Gymnastic Association on 1 May 1863, "Mr. A Plock next gave - "Victoria, the Land of our Adoption", probably a toast rather than a song. He advertised in a meeting of the musicians engaged for the Freesmasons' Ball in August 1869, and appearing as a witness in a court case in June 1871 was described as a "musician".
In April 1872, he organised a benefit concert for George Coppin after "his late severe losses by the burning of the Theatre Royal" (at which he was assisted by Siede, Schott and Herz) and in April 1873 a concert featuring several of his own and other teachers' pupils. According to a report in September 1877: "Herr Plock, of Melbourne, has formed a ladies' band, of whom three play violins and one violoncello". He appears to have had in-house associations with W. H. Glen & Co., since as early as 1875 when "the excellent band of Messrs. Glen and Plock" was mentioned, and as conductor by 1876 of Nicholson and Ascherberg's Band, a string and brass ensemble of 80 men. At his death in 1903 he left "real estate valued at £1,110 and personal property valued at £1,156 in trust for the benefit of his widow, children, and grandchildren".
[Advertisement], The Argus (21 December 1855), 8
[Advertisement], The Argus (23 July 1859), 3
[News], The Argus (2 May 1863), 5
[Advertisement], The Argus (11 August 1869), 8
"SECRETS OF THE MISTLETOE", The Argus (22 June 1871), 7
[Advertisement], The Argus (25 April 1872), 8
[Advertisement], The Argus (30 April 1873), 8
[News], The Argus (10 March 1875), 4
[Advertisement], The Argus (4 September 1876), 8
"MELBOURNE", The Musical Times (1 December 1876), 709
[Advertisement], The Argus (9 February 1877), 8
"Marriages", The Argus (26 May 1877), 1
"MELBOURNE GOSSIP", Gippsland Times (14 September 1877), 4
... A lady plays the harp in the Opera House band during the performance of "Lohengrin." In Simonsen's Opera band a young lady played the flute. Herr Plock, of Melbourne, has formed a ladies' band, of whom three play violins and one violoncello. In Vienna there is a ladies' orchestra of twenty-five performers, including violins, violincellos, flutes, and other instruments ...
[Advertisement], The Argus (18 January 1878), 8
"HERR PLOCK'S MATINEE MUSICALE", The Argus (19 January 1878), 5
[Advertisement], The Argus (17 January 1880), 12
[Advertisement], The Argus (20 August 1881), 16
"Herr Adam Plock", Table Talk (15 March 1889), 6
... Herr Adam Plock was born in 1824, near Hessen Cassel, in Germany. His father was the curate of the Calvinistic Church in the village, while his grandfather, George Plock, served under Frederick the Great in the seven years' war, and won much distinction for his bravery, at the same time having the good luck to be wounded only once. Adam Plock was instructed in music by his father until he made such progress that he was placed under Herr Ritter for the violin and clarionette, and shortly after Dr. Volkner was chosen as his tutor for the piano. The young man was regarded by all his friends and acquaintances as possessing great musical genius, and high expectations wore formed of him. However, in 1842 Adam Plock left his native land and embarked for New York, for the double purpose of seeing the world and winning a reputation. His resolution and energy were all the more remarkable inasmuch as he could not speak a word of English, and did not have a single acquaintance. Yet, on the second night of his arrival in New York, he was engaged by the manager of a French opera company to play second violin in the orchestra. Once he gained a footing, he worked his way steadily forward, and his next engagement was as double bass player in the orchestra of an opera company sailing for Kingston, Jamaica. He liked the island so much that he accepted the position of organist at St. Ann's, which he continued to hold till he sailed for Victoria ... During his residence in Jamaica, Herr Plook visited Panana, Lima, and several other notable South American towns ... Herr Plock set foot in Melbourne in 1853, and at once fell in with an old shipmate, the later Mr. John Hydes - popularly known and Johnny Hydes - who was at that time successfully managing the old Queen's Theatre in Queen Street. Hydes engaged Herr Plock to play double bass at this theatre, and his second engagement was with George Coppin at the Olympic ...
"A TALK WITH HERR PLOCK", The Australasian (5 August 1893), 24
... At the age of 15 I landed in New York in company with a five-franc piece. I didn't know much moosic then, but as no one else did I got plenty to do. After a time I went to Jamaica and got married, returned to America, and came out here. My first engagement was at the old Queen's Theatre, where I played the clarionet, double bass, and a few other instruments ...
"MARRIAGES", The Argus (6 October 1900), 9
"Deaths", The Argus (3 June 1903), 1
"MELBOURNE GOSSIP, BY VIVA", The Sydney Mail and New South Wales Advertiser (10 June 1903), 1418
The keen frosts of last week "slit the thin-spun thread" of the lives of several Victorian veterans ... Herr Plock was another of the veterans who succumbed to the frosts. He died last Tuesday at the ripe age of 78. The old bandmaster appeared at balls with his musicians until some three months since, when his daughter took his place as conductor of the baud. Miss Plock inherits her father's gift, and is in request at all the fashionable balls of the season. Experienced dancers declare that there is no music like that of Plock's Band, and the belles and beaux of Melbourne ballrooms have a kindly feeling for the old bandmaster just called to his rest. His dance music was calculated to make "Soft eyes look love to eyes that spoke again." On his retirement Lady Madden organised a subscription for him among his friends. A sweet and womanly letter, very characteristic of the writer, appeared in the daily press from the wife of the Chief Justice. She reminded those who had danced to the strains of Plock's Band how often the old musician had played the accompaniment to the sweetest song of their lives, and asked them to make a purse as an expression of sympathy with Herr Plock, whose last days had been somewhat clouded by financial embarrassments. A purse with more than £50 in it reached the veteran the day before his death with a kindly letter from Lady Madden. Melbourne society is not yet altogether heartless.
"WILLS AND ESTATES", The Argus (30 July 1903), 6
[Advertisement], The Argus (26 August 1903), 2
Selected musical works:
Plock's little footsteps galop (Melbourne: J. C. W. Nicholson, ), based on popular song
Queen of the woods waltz ("introducing the admired melodies To the wood, and Breathe not at parting") (Melbourne: W. H. Glen & Co., )
Elsa waltz on airs from Lohengrin ("by A. Plock"; "Respectfully dedicated to Miss Bowen") ([Melbourne]: A. Plock, )
Stolen kisses waltz, in Glen's Exhibition Album (Melbourne: W. H. Glen, )
The Age polka (Melbourne: W. H. Glen & Co., )
New highland schottische ("arranged by A. Plock") (Melbourne: W. H. Glen & Co., )
The Bulletin polka (Supplement to the Melbourne Bulletin (3 March 1882))
Fatinitza polka ("arranged by A. Plock") (Melbourne: W. H. Glen & Co., )
Bibliography and resources
George Washington Peck, Melbourne, and the Chincha Islands: with sketches of Lima, and a voyage round the world (New York: Scribner, 1854), 123
... At the theatre was a German Double bass player, whom I had known in Boston ...
Composer, music critic, choral director, conductor, teacher
Born Islington, London, England, 1842
Arrived Melbourne, VIC, 20 June 1878 (on the Assam, via Bombay)
Departed Melbourne, VIC, February 1891
Died London, England, 2 April 1902
http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Alfred+Plumpton (TROVE public tag)
http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-488581 (NLA persistent identifier)
TASCA, Carlotta (Mrs. Alfred PLUMPTON; Carlotta TASCA; Madame TASCA; Charlotte TASKER)
Pianist, organist, lyricist, songwriter, teacher of music
Died London, England, 1902
http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Carlotta+Tasca (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)
http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-1541199 (NLA persistent identifier)
An Alfred Plumpton, a London vocalist, appeared in Sydney in 1869, by 1871 his promoters billing him as "the great Tenor, the Sims Reeves of Australia". Was this perhaps Alfred's father (mentioned in his later publicity)? Or even Alfred himself? Alfred and his wife Carlotta Tasca anyway arrived in Melbourne in June 1878 from Bombay. The patriotic song To arms, to arms "composed by Mr. Alfred Plumpton, the words by Madame Tasca, both of whom are now in this city" Carlotta Tasca was introduced by Emily Soldene that month.
He was musical director at Presbyterian Ladies' College (1883-86) where he taught the pianist-novelist Henry Handel Richardson, and choir director at St. Francis's Church and St. Patrick's Cathedral; music critic for the Melbourne Age and Leader (from 1882), and the Victorian Review (1882-83); and president of the Society of Musicians of Australasia (1890). At a banquet in Melbourne Town Hall on the departure of the governor and his wife for Mauritius in 1879, his setting of Marcus Clarke's poem Victoria's Farewell to Lady Bowen (See other Clarke setting below) was sung, and Tasca played his piano fantasia Hibernian Echoes. His Mass in G for choir and orchestra, first performed at the cathedral in January 1881 and repeated several times that year, has disappeared, though some organ works have survived.
Other larger compositions included the cantatas The apotheosis of Hercules (1882) and Endymion (1882), and The Victorian Jubilee Ode (words by Edwin Exon) for the Metropolitan Liedertafel in 1887. His two-act opera, I Due Studenti was premiered by the New Italian Opera Company in December 1887. In 1890 he conducted a season with Nellie Stewart's opera company, and in 1891 Stewart, Plumpton and Tasca left for England. Later, in 1895, J. C. Williamson's toured the operetta An Arcadian Eve (libretto: Huan Mee) to Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney. He was a prolific composer of published songs both in London and Australia, many with words by Tasca.
[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (19 July 1869), 8
[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (9 December 1871), 4
"THEATRE ROYAL. BENEFIT AND FAREWELL OF MISS SOLDENE", The Argus (29 June 1878), 8
[News], The Argus (20 February 1879), 5
"PLUMPTON'S MASS", The Argus (10 January 1881), 6
"MR. PLUMPTON'S CANTATA THE APOTHEOSIS OF HERCULES. TO THE EDITOR", The Argus (25 February 1882), 11
"THE MELBOURNE MUSIC FESTIVAL. ENDYMION", The Argus (27 December 1882), 7
"THE OPERA I DUE STUDENTI", The Argus (28 December 1887), 5
"THE EVENING CONCERT", The Argus (5 October 1888), 10
"Social", Table Talk (9 May 1890), 14
The children's operetta of "Red Riding Hood," in aid of St. Mark's Parish Mission, was performed on Thursday evening, May 1, before a crowded audience in the Fitzroy Town-Hall. The operetta has been carefully dramatized by Miss A. M. Heinbockel from the cantata of the same name, and her efforts have resulted in such complete success as to win for her widespread praise and approbation. The principal character, Red Riding Hood, was sustained by Miss Louie Nathan with good effect, and with her ware creditably associated Miss Nellie M'Williams, Master Davies, Master Favargor, Miss Adelaide Osmond, Miss Marie Carroll, Miss Cara Plumpton, and Miss Dora Palmer. One of the attractions of the operetta was the fairy dance by the pupils of the Misses Hyams. The accompanist, Miss Louie Kennedy, got through her part of the work skilfully.
[News], The Argus (13 February 1891), 4
"THEATRE ROYAL", South Australian Register (2 July 1895), 6
"OBITUARY. MR. ALFRED PLUMPTON", The Sydney Morning Herald (4 April 1902), 7
"MUSICAL AND DRAMATIC NOTES", The West Australian (5 April 1902), 4
"AUSTRALIANS ABROAD", The Australasian (10 May 1902), 45
(FROM A SPECIAL, CORRESPONDENT.) LONDON, April 4. Mr. Alfred Plumpton, who has just died, was a man who had made many friends, though his stronghold was what might be termed cultured Bohemia. There he presided as a chief night after night, and not infrequently morning after morning, as a continuation; and the hours flew by to his favourite song of Melbourne memories. Plumpton did much for the musical dramatic profession. He was a brilliant conductor, a writer of tuneful music, and a very staunch friend to his friends. No vocalists from Australia wanting a trial ever appealed in vain to him as conductor of the orchestra at the Palace Theatre of Varieties. If they were not quite "up," the condemnatory verdict was accompanied with such kindly, encouraging advice that the applicant almost felt an engagement had been offered. It must have been a great change from the choirmastership of St. Francis's R.C. Church, Melbourne, to the orchestra of the Palace, But Plumpton, a natural cosmopolitan and man of the world, never seemed to realise that there had been a change. As a musician, in the conductor's chair, he did not have his superior in London, and the bold experiment of the Palace directors in engaging, at a handsome salary, a man of such ability was justified by their securing in return the patronage of the best and most fashionable audience that had ever visited a "Theatre of Varieties". He has left behind him a sturdy, bright-witted, and gifted daughter to console his widow, whom Australians may not have forgotten under her professional name of Madame Carlotta Tasca.
"MUSICAL AND DRAMATIC NOTES", The West Australian (12 July 1902), 5
The death is announced of Madame Carlotta Tasca, widow of Alfred Plumpton, whose death was also recorded quite recently. Madame Tasca was for many years a successful teacher of music in Melbourne, and, in addition to her musical gifts, was a highly cultivated woman. She died at her residence, Highgate, London, after a long illness.
Marcus Clarke settings:
This is love ("song; words by Marcus Clarke"), in Nicholson's Australian musical magazine 41 (1897)
Those vanished years ("song, written by Marcus Clarke . . . sung by Maggie Stirling") (Melbourne: Marian Clarke, 1898)
What hopes the patriot's bosom holds ("written by Marcus Clarke"), in Nicholson's musical magazine 58 (1901)
Other works (selection):
Overture Macbeth (for orchestra; performed Melbourne, October 1888)
Darling (words: Carlotta Tasca; "Sung by Mr. Armes Beaumont"), The Illustrated Australian News and Musical Times (1 July 1889), 12-13
Oh, lovely voices of the sky (hymn for Christmas) (words: Mrs. Hemans; "Dedicated to Miss Fraser, Toorak"), The Illustrated Australian News and Musical Times (1 January 1890), 12-13
Professor of music, organist, pianist, piano tuner
Arrived Adelaide, SA, 5 March 1849 (per Athenian, from London)
Died Norwood, SA, 27 August 1886, in his 68th year
"ARRIVED", South Australian Register (7 March 1849), 2
[Advertisement], South Australian (3 April 1849), 1
[News], South Australian Register (26 May 1849), 2
... One object of the special services at St. John's Church, as advertised in another column, is a reduction or extinction of a debt of £181. His Excellency has signified his intention to the present, and Mr. Plumstead, an eminent organist lately arrived from England, will preside at the organ.
[News], South Australian Register (30 May 1849), 3
"LOCAL INTELLIGENCE", South Australian Register (24 November 1849), 2
[Advertisement], Geelong Advertiser (30 April 1852), 3
"THE ST. PAUL'S TEA MEETING. To the Editor", Geelong Advertiser (2 June 1855), 2
"CONCERT", Geelong Advertiser (25 July 1856), 2
"ANGASTON", The South Australian Advertiser (22 November 1869), 5
"POPULAR CONCERT AT PORT ADELAIDE", South Australian Register (18 July 1882), 5
"DEATHS", South Australian Register (28 August 1886), 4
PLUNKET, Charles Thomas (Charles T. PLUNKET; PLUNKETT)
Church organist, amateur musician, chemist, pharmacist
Born Waterford, Ireland, c.1828
Arrived Melbourne, VIC, 7 February 1853
Died Melbourne, VIC, 3 June 1902, aged 74
http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Charles+Thomas+Plunket (TROVE public tag)
"THE LATE MR. C. T. PLUNKET, J.P.", Advocate (7 June 1902), 12
Born Albury, NSW, 1883
http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Iva+Plunkett (TROVE public tag)
The federal march by Iva Plunkett, respectfully dedicated to Rev. Father O'Sullivan
([Melbourne]: Troedel & Co., )
Composer's own copy, now at National Library of Australia
PLUNKETT, John Hubert
Amateur violinist, founder and president Sydney Philharmonic Society, lecturer on ancient Irish music, patron of music, attorney general of NSW
Born Roscommon, Ireland, June 1802
Arrived Sydney, NSW, June 1832 (per Southworth)
Died East Melbourne, VIC, 9 May 1869
http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=J+H+Plunkett (TROVE public tag)
http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-626012 (NLA persistent identifier)
Amateur pianist, vocalist
Died Sydney, NSW, August 1895
According to his biographer John Maloney (The native-born: the first white Australians, 165), Plunkett was "an authority on Irish music. His main recreation was that of playing Mozart and Haydn on his Cremona violin". In 1865 he gave his own violin to the touring blind violinist Joseph Heine: "nearly 250 years old, having been made in thee year 1610, by Galpard Duippo, an Italian. On the sides is a Latin inscription: "When I was alive I was silent-now I am dead I speak". The back of the violin is beautifully inlaid with choice woods, representing a township in Italy; and a carved head surmounts the scroll. To-night, at Mr. and Mrs. Heine's farewell entertainment this instrument will be played on ...". Plunkett was also a founder and president of the Sydney Philharmonic Society. His wife and cousin, Maria Plunkett was a fine amateur singer and pianist. In his Edward Boulanger dedicated a Caprice sur Norma to her, printed in his lost Boulanger's musical keepsake for 1856. His niece, Georgina Keon dedicated her The Twofold Bay Waltzes to Plunkett and his wife in 1864.
Abel du Petit-Thouars, Voyage autour du monde sur la frégate la Vénus, pendant les années 1836-1839 ... tome troisième
(Paris: Gide, éditeur, 1841), 287-89
Le 12 décembre , il ne nous restait plus que quelques jours à passer à Sydney: j'en profitai pour aller faire un pélerinage au monument commémoratif de Lapérouse. M. Plunkett, attorney-général, magistrat d'une haute capacité, qui jouissait à Sydney d'une grande et juste considération, que l'esprit de parti et celui de secte même n'empêchaient pas de reconnaître, nous offrit de se joindre à nous pour ce pélerinage, ainsi que MM. Thomson, secrétaire-général de la colonie, et Therry, substitut du procureur-général; mesdames Plunkett, Thomson, Therry, voulurent aussi être de la partie, qui devint ainsi une véritable caravane... Madame Thomson, fille du général Bourke, précédent gouverneur de cette colonie, douée d'une voix étendue, fraîche et facile, avait un talent de musique trèsremarquable , qui ne pouvait être égalé que par sa complaisance. Quoique nous fussions en plein vent, et qu'elle n'eût pour accompagnement que le bruit de la mer, venant se briser au pied de la roche qui nous servait de salon, loin de se faire prier, elle chanta avec une bonne grâce charmante de délicieux morceaux de Rossini. Madame Plunkett, élevée dans le couvent des Oiseaux, à Paris, ne fut pas moins complaisante, et chanta aussi souvent qu'elle en fut priée.
"OUR LYCEUM", Bell's Life in Sydney (9 October 1858), 2
The honorable and learned John Hubert Plunkett made his first bow on the stage last Tuesday evening as "The Ancient Bard of Ireland", the performances being in aid of the Fund for the distressed tenanthry at Donegal, in Ireland. The Muses greeted the honorable debutant in a terrible shower of rain, through which rushed young and old, and great numbers of the Sydney fair who disregarded such trifles as mud and wet in their laudable eagerness to support by their eighteenpences and their countenances, the debutant in his generous exertion to do good. Without pretending to compare the Hon. Mr. Plunkett either to Paganini or Miska Hauser, we award him the meed of being a "first fiddle", too good for such a place as Toogood's, for instance. Several ladies and gentlemen amateurs assisted the hon. debutant with both vocal and instrumental music; but we must confess to having sustained some disappointment at hearing no song from Mr. Plunkett himself, having attended with all our Staff for the express purpose of joining in the "coal-box". However, the entertainment elicited enthusiastic applause throughout, the house being crowded in every part.
"ANCIENT MUSIC OF IRELAND", The Sydney Morning Herald (6 October 1858), 5
"TO THE EDITOR", The Sydney Morning Herald (30 July 1859), 7
"LECTURE ON ANCIENT IRISH MUSIC", Empire (12 March 1861), 5
"LECTURE ON ANCIENT IRISH MUSIC", Freeman's Journal (13 March 1861), 6
[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (20 March 1862), 1
"COMPLEMENTARY CONCERT TO MR. AND MRS. HEINE", Empire (5 September 1865), 5
[News], The Brisbane Courier (23 October 1865), 2
We understand that the hon. John Hubert Plunkett, of Sydney, has presented to Mr. Joseph Heine a magnificent violin, nearly 250 years old, having been made in the year 1616, by Galpard Duippo [sic], an Italian. On the sides is a Latin inscription: "When I was alive I was silent; now I am dead I speak." The back of the violin is beautifully inlaid with choice woods, representing a township in Italy; and a carved head surmounts the scroll.
Bibliography and resources:
T. L. Suttor, "Plunkett, John Hubert (1802-1869)", Australian Dictionary of Biography 2 (1967)
The violin "maker" named is probably rightly Gasparo Duiffopruggar (Italianised form of Tieffenbrucker) active in the mid-1500s as a viol maker. Most instruments bearing his "label" mid and late 19th-century Parisian reproductions.
Harpist, teacher of the harp
Arrived Melbourne, 20 July 1849 (per Hydaspes, from Liverpool, 31 March)
"ARRIVED", The Argus (21 July 1849), 2
[Advertisement], The Argus (24 January 1850), 3
Bibliography and resources:
Perhaps connected with Henry or William Poingdestre, later active in New Zealand
Born c. 1826
Died (murdered) Dandalup, WA, 21 February 1844
"QUARTER SESSIONS", The Perth Gazette and Western Australian Journal (6 April 1844), 2
John Gaven was indicted for the wilful murder of George Pollard of the Dandalup River, laborer. This case excited considerable interest and the court was crowded. The prisoner was about 15 years of age, and the deceased seventeen ...
Jane Pollard, mother of the deceased: I remember Ash Wednesday, 21st Feb. last. About the middle of that day, between 12 and 1 o'clock, prisoner came in to dinner, and my son, the deceased, sent him for a gimblet to the carpenter's shop ...
... I then tried to sleep again, but was disturbed by the deceased beginning to sing; he was then in his room, a lean-to, next to my bedroom, and the partition wall has not been filled so that I could hear partly what he said, but not all. The last words I heard him sing were -
"And when we close these gates again
We will be all true blue."
The sound of singing then suddenly ceased. I lay a little longer, but I was aroused by some feeling I could not account for, and I leapt out of bed ...
... I know that deceased had borrowed a book of songs. I found the book of songs in the deceased's bed at the time I went to his bedside. The next day I looked into the book to find the words I had heard him singing, but could not. Afterwards my daughter found the words in a page glued to another page by blood, I did not see any stains of blood on prisoner's clothes ...
I never saw the prisoner reading out of the book produced. I have heard him humming a tune at different times, but I never remember to have heard him sing any words. The tunes prisoner hummed were not psalm tunes to my knowledge ...
Thomas Pollard. I am a son of last witness. I recollect the day my brother was killed ... I never heard prisoner sing or read out of the book produced. I have heard deceased sing songs out of it in prisoner's hearing, who did not appear at all annoyed at the songs, but continued with whatever he was about ...
The chairman after recapitulating the evidence commented upon the legal points in the case ... His painful duly now was to pass the sentence of the law, that he should be taken to the prison from whence he came, and from thence be conveyed on Saturday next to some convenient spot, where he should be hanged by the neck until he was dead, and then suspended in chains, and might Almighty God for Jesus Christ's sake have mercy on his sinful soul.
"CONFESSION OF THE MURDER OF GEORGE POLLARD", The Perth Gazette and Western Australian Journal (6 April 1844), 3
"QUARTER SESSIONS", Inquirer (10 April 1844), 2
... I knew deceased
"CASE OF THE KILLER WHO WANTED A MOTHER'S LOVE", Mirror (16 February 1953), 8
POLLARD, J. Henry
Baritone vocalist, Professor of Italian and English Singing, the Pianoforte, and Composition, music retailer, songwriter, composer
Active Melbourne and Bendigo, VIC, by 1857
Pollard, "of the Royal Academy of Music", made his first appearance in Melbourne in March 1857 as co-artist to Anna Bishop. His vocal quartet The violet was given for the first time in July 1862.
Was he the father of James Joseph Pollard below? If so he was born in London on 14 August 1808, and died in Melbourne 9 December 1896.
"THE MELBOURNE HOSPITAL CONCERT", The Argus (30 March 1857), 5
[Advertisement], The Argus (30 March 1857), 8
"GRAND CONCERT IN AID OF THE FUNDS OF THE MELBOURNE HOSPITAL", The Argus (31 March 1857), 4
"MADAME BISHOP'S CONCERT FOR THE HOSPITAL", The Age (31 March 1857), 5
... For this concert, Madame Bishop had, in addition to her own invaluable aid, enlisted the services of two newly-arrived vocalists of first class - Miss Laura Baxter and Mr J. H. Pollard; and those of the German "Liedertafel," a band of about twenty amateur musicians, who afforded the most effective assistance throughout the evening ...
"THE CHORAL SOCIETY'S CONCERT", Bendigo Advertiser (5 July 1859), 2
"THE PHILHARMONIC ONCE MORE. TO THE EDITOR", Bendigo Advertiser (12 March 1860), 3
[Advertisement], The Argus (7 July 1862), 8
St. Valentine's day, words by J. Burbidge; music by J. H. Pollard (London: Duff & Hodgson, 
POLLARD, James Joseph
Pianoforte maker, musical instrument maker (from Collard and Collard, London), opera conductor and musical director
Born London, England, 10 June 1833
Active Tasmania, by 1856
Died Townsville, QLD, 1 May 1884
POLLARD, James Joseph
Opera conductor and musical director (Pollard's Lilliputian Opera Company)
Died Rangoon, India, 15 September 1883, aged 27
POLLARD, Corunna (WEIPPERT)
Died August 1906, aged 59
POLLARD, Frederick Nelson
Died Sydney, 9 July 1933, in his 69th year
POLLARD, Tom (born O'SULLIVAN)
Opera company director
Born Launceston, TAS, 28 April 1857
Died Christchurch, NZ, 10 August 1922
[Advertisement], Colonial Times (17 March 1856), 3
"INSOLVENT COURT", The Hobart Town Daily Mercury (31 March 1858), 3
[Advertisement], Launceston Examiner (14 November 1865), 5
"INSOLVENT COURT", Launceston Examiner (16 December 1865), 3
"PERJURY", Launceston Examiner (9 August 1870), 5
"OUR LAUNCESTON LETTER", The Mercury (11 February 1881), 2
[Advertisement], The Mercury (5 March 1881), 3
"POLLARD'S LILLIPUTIAN OPERA COMPANY", Launceston Examiner (11 March 1881), 2
"A FATAL ACCIDENT", The Mercury (3 November 1883), 2
A Fatal Accident. Under this heading the Rangoon Times of the 15th September last, gives the following account of the death of a well-known Tasmanian: The good folks of Rangoon received a very painful and startling shock yesterday morning. Just about 2 o'clock the report of a pistol was heard in the British Burma Hotel, and on the inmates of the building turning out to see what was the matter, they found Mr. James Joseph Pollard, the musical director of Pollards Lilliputian Opera Company lying on his face at the head of one of the back staircases, with a revolver shot wound through his head, and a newly discharged revolver with two chambers still loaded, lying underneath him. The unfortunate man, who was quite insensible, was at once removed to his bed ... the sufferer lingered till 10 minutes past 7, when he died, not having ever once recovered consciousness in the interval. The unfortunate man's death is believed to have been purely accidental. He was somewhat addicted to toying with firearms ... Mr. Pollard was only 27 years of age. R.I.P.
"DEATH OF MR. J. POLLARD", Launceston Examiner (6 May 1884), 2: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article90549303
Yesterday afternoon Mr. Sub-Inspector Sullivan received a telegram from his son, Mr. T. Sullivan, who has been the business manager for a long time past of Pollard's Liliputian Opera Troupe, stating that Mr. J. J. Pollard had died at Charters Towers, Queensland, where the company have recently been appearing. Mr. Pollard was, in failing health for some time prior to leaving India, and the death at Rangoon of his eldest son was a great blow to him. Mr. Pollard was widely known in Tasmania as he had been a resident of Launceston for some thirty years, carrying on his profession as piano forte tuner and teacher of music prior to entering into the operatic line of business. He had a very large family, some sixteen in all, whom he brought up creditably; and as a musical family we suppose they could not be equalled in the colonies. His success in the production of "Pinafore" in Launceston, with a company almost entirely composed of amateurs, led to his repeating this popular opera with a company of local juveniles with equal success, and he afterwards organised the juvenile company with which he has travelled through most of the Australian colonies, and visited India, Burmah, and Singapore, and he was returning home through Queensland at the time of his death.
[News], Australian Town and Country Journal (5 July 1884), 18
"DEATHS", The Argus (30 March 1889), 1
"PERSONAL", The Advertiser (22 August 1906), 6
"DEATHS", The Sydney Morning Herald (10 July 1933), 8
"THE LATE F. N. POLLARD", The Sydney Morning Herald (15 July 1933), 8
"OBITUARY ... MR. F. N. POLLARD", The Mercury (22 July 1933), 11
Bibliography and resources:
Peter Downes, The Pollards: a family and its child and adult opera companies in New Zealand and Australia, 1880-1910 (Wellington NZ: Steele Roberts, 2002)
"Pollard, Tom", The Encyclopedia of New Zealand
May Pollard at SL-NSW
Pollard's Lilliputian Opera Company
Emma Weippert (sister of Corunna), Lilliputian Opera Company, Alfred Hill
Amateur bass-viol player, vocalist
Active Adelaide, 1840s
"AMATEUR CONCERT", South Australian (1 July 1842), 3
[Advertisement], South Australian (7 November 1843), 3
"AMATEUR CONCERT", South Australian Register (11 November 1843), 3
"MR. BENNETT'S CONCERT", South Australian Register (5 January 1844), 3
POOLE, G. F. (George, junior)
Lecturer on music
Died Moggill, Brisbane, 6 May 1853
Poole, a chemist and druggist, who had been based in Sydney in the late 1840s, was in Brisbane by also a musical enthusiast. He lectured on the "Pleasures and Advantages of Music" at the Brisbane School of Arts in 1852, assisted by John Humby.
[Advertisement], The Moreton Bay Courier (23 October 1852), 3
"LECTURE AT THE SCHOOL OF ARTS", The Moreton Bay Courier (30 October 1852), 2
"DIED", The Moreton Bay Courier (7 May 1853), 3
POOLE, W. Ebenezer
Horn player, bandsman (99th Regiment)
Born UK, c.1825
Regiment active Australia, 1843-56
See also Band of the 99th Regiment
Ebenezer Poole, aged 18, appears in the sick list in the surgeon's journal of the Earl Grey (arrived 1843).
"THE BAND OF THE 99TH", The Sydney Morning Herald (4 September 1844), 3
[Advertisement], The Australian (29 November 1845), 1
"MISCELLANEA", The Courier (8 November 1851), 2
The final concert of a series was given at the Military Barracks by Messrs T. Martin, A. Hill, W. Bromley, and W. Poole, of the band of the 99th Regiment, on Thursday evening, before a numerous company. In front of the stage we noticed Capt. Pratt and other officers of the garrison, Mr. and Mrs. Balfe, and many ladies. The musical performance, as must be the case with military bands men, was very good, especially the opening piece, the overture to Guy Mannering."
[Advertisement], The Courier (31 October 1855), 3
Violoncellist, double bass player, violinist
Active Adelaide, SA, by March 1838; Sydney, NSW, by February 1841; Melbourne, VIC, 1845-53
Active Sydney, NSW, 1844
A Benjamin Portbury married Ann Smith, at St. Luke's, Finsbury, London, on 25 December 1830.
Portbury was billed a "Leader of the Orchestra" at the Theatre Royal, Adelaide in June 1838, having earlier advertised that "his present employment will enable him to devote a portion of his time" to his trade as an upholsterer and paper hanger. He was also a printer, a collecting agent for the South Australian Gazette, and honorary secretary of the Adelaide Land Company. In June 1839, he held a subscription ball, but shortly afterward absconded with funds from the land company, as was later long remembered.
By February 1841 he was in Sydney, listed regularly throughout that year and next as a member of the theatrical band. He also advertised again as an upholsterer in December 1841, and, as upholster, was listed insolvent in November 1842. In the meantime having worked for Dalla Case, he told the court in December: "I ascribe my insolvency to the slackness of the times ... I hope that in time I will be able to pay all my debts ... I can earn from £5 to £6 per week if I had the work; I have 30s, per week for playing in the orchestra in the theatre; I was married last June by Dr. Lang."
He narrowly avoided imprisonment, and went on during 1843 and 1844 playing with the theatrical band, and briefly, in June 1844, as a member of the band at Coppin's Saloon. However, he sailed for Melbourne in July 1845. There he imported a cello from London in October 1849. In Melbourne in August 1852 he was playing violin in Joseph Megson's band, and was last listed playing cello for Megson in April 1853.
[Advertisement], South Australian Gazette (17 March 1838), 2
[Advertisement], South Australian Gazette (16 June 1838), 1
[Advertisement], South Australian Gazette (14 July 1838), 1
[Advertisement], South Australian Register (29 June 1839), 4
[News], South Australian (14 August 1839), 3
[Advertisement], Australasian Chronicle (6 February 1841), 3
[Advertisement], Australasian Chronicle (26 June 1841), 1
[Advertisement], The Sydney Herald (14 December 1841), 3
"INSOLVENT ESTATES", Australasian Chronicle (19 November 1842), 3
"EXAMINATIONS", The Sydney Morning Herald (3 December 1842), 2
'INSOLVENCY BUSINESS", The Sydney Morning Herald (5 January 1843), 2
[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (25 May 1844), 3
[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (14 June 1844), 4
[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (25 June 1844), 3
"CLEARANCES", The Sydney Morning Herald (30 July 1845), 2
"IMPORTS", The Argus (13 October 1849), 2
[Advertisement], The Argus (7 August 1852), 3
[Advertisement], The Argus (20 April 1853), 12
PORTER, William A.
Born Hartford, Conn., USA, 4 May 1822
Active Australia 1855-59
Died Johnsonburg, NY, USA, 18 January 1907
"PRINCE OF WALES THEATRE", The Sydney Morning Herald (7 June 1856), 10
Bibliography and resources:
Edward Le Roy Rice, Monarchs of minstrelsy from "Daddy" Rice to date (New York: Kenny Publishing Company, 1911), 38-39
William A. Porter, one of the earliest members of E. P. Christy's Minstrels, made his first theatrical appearance as a supernumary in the old Chatham Theatre, New York, in the fall of 1841. His debut as a black-face performer occurred in the Spring of 1844 with the Clark Brothers Panorama Show. Mr. Porter made his first appearance with E. P. Christy's Minstrels at the Eagle Street Theatre, Buffalo, N. Y., April 5, 1845. February 15. 1847, he opened with the company at Mechanic's Hall, New York, and remained there until 1853, after which, in the Fall of that year, he became a member of George Christy and Henry Wood's Minstrels. Mr. Porter subsequently went to California and identified himself with Backus' Minstrels there. Early in 1855 he rejoined E. P. Christy's Company in San Francisco, acting as business manager. In August, same year, he set sail for Australia with Backus' Minstrels; he remained in that country until 1859, during which period he engaged in mining and mercantile pursuits, as well as following his profession. Mr. Porter returned to New York about September, 1870, later making his home at Johnsonburg, N. Y., where he died January 18, 1906. William A. Porter was born in Hartford, Conn., May 4, 1822.
Arrived Melbourne, VIC, 23 December 1855
Departed for Britain, by 1887
Died Norwich, England, 8 January 1891, in her 81st year
http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-994347 (NLA persistent identifier)
The NLA's digitised copy of the 1872 reprint of Advance Australia has attached to it an unidentified article Postle wrote that included autobiographical details and texts of several songs.
"FEMININE NOTES", The Brisbane Courier (24 October 1887), 3
Mrs. Eliza Postle, whom many of our readers may remember as the author of the song "Advance, Australia," has written to the Queenslander as follows: "After a residence of over twenty-five years in the colonies I returned to England, and have had the honour to receive the Queen's acceptance of my "Jubilee Tribute," a copy of which I send you.
"Deaths", The Argus (19 February 1891), 1
POSTLE. - On the 8th ult., at Norwich, England, Mrs. Eliza Postle, late of Melbourne, in her 81st year.
Advance Australia (words by Eliza Postle, music by S. Nelson)
The Bivouac (war song, 1866)
Comrades to arms (volunteer war song written by Eliza Postle; composed by J. Summers)
Bibliography and resources:
Town crier, cryer (Sydney), convict
Died Sydney, 6 August 1811
[Notice], The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (10 August 1811), 1
HIS Excellency the Governor has been pleased to appoint John Bingham to be Public Town Cryer at Sydney, in the room of Samuel Potter, deceased.
Bibliography and resources:
Michael Flynn, The Second Fleet: Britain's grim convict armada of 1790 (Library of Australian History, 1993), 475, 483, 597
POUNSETT, Henry Rothwell
Amateur musician, organist, composer
Arrived Adelaide, SA, 1839 (per Seppings)
Died Willunga, SA, 27 July 1891, aged 82
http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-1497636 (NLA persistent identifier)
POUNSETT, Eleanor Maud
Active Adelaide, SA, 1887
[Advertisement], South Australian Register (3 April 1841), 2
"TO CORRESPONDENTS", South Australian (4 February 1845), 2
"VOLUNTEER'S SONG", The South Australian Advertiser (9 November 1860), 3
[Advertisement], The South Australian Advertiser (9 November 1860), 1
"COLONIAL MUSIC", South Australian Register (26 December 1861), 5
"MUSICAL", South Australian Register (23 May 1865), 2
"TOPICS OF THE DAY", The South Australian Advertiser (13 August 1867), 2
The entertainment closed with a burlesque opera, "The Black Brigade", written by Mr. Diamond, the music being arranged and partly composed by Mr. H. Pounsett. This caused great diversion, and gave opportunity also for the introduction of some well-known opera music. The "Soldiers' Chorus" (Faust) was well sung until towards the close of it, when some of the notes got astray, and the last bar or two was scrambled through. On the whole, however, the singing was good, and all present went away, apparently well pleased ...
[News], South Australian Weekly Chronicle (17 August 1867), 7
"THE ORIGINAL AMATEUR CHRISTY MINSTRELS", South Australian Register (15 December 1868), 2
[Advertisement], South Australian Register (9 February 1869), 1
"TOPICS OF THE DAY", The South Australian Advertiser (11 February 1869), 2
[Advertisement], South Australian Register (10 July 1869), 1
"NEW MUSIC", South Australian Register (16 August 1869), 2
"MARRIAGES", South Australian Register (24 February 1885), 4
"MUSICAL", South Australian Register (11 July 1887), 4
"DEATHS", South Australian Register (4 August 1891), 3
"THE LATE MR. H. R. POUNSETT", South Australian Register (4 August 1891), 3
Another pioneer has passed away in the late Mr. Henry Rothwell Pounsett, whose death, at the age of eighty-two, took place at Willunga on Monday, July 27. The deceased arrived in June, 1839, in the passenger-ship Seppings, and started farming on a large scale, which, however, proved a failure owing to stagnation of trade. After that he followed the legal profession, but was again unsuccessful in consequence of previous losses. In 1859 the late gentleman joined the Civil Service, and in 1861 was appointed Post and Telegraph Stationmaster at Willunga, in which position he remained and performed his duties till within ten days of his death. Being of a retiring disposition, the late Mr. Pounsett did not enter into public matters, although by his many kindnesses he was beloved by every one in Willunga and its neighbourhood. The deceased gentleman for a number of years occupied the position of honorary organist at St. John's and St. Paul's Churches in Adelaide. He was the son of the late Mr. Henry Rothwell Pounsett, of Surrey, England, an uncle of Grant Malcolmson, who won the Victoria Cross for saving the life of a brother officer in the Indian War, a picture of whom was exhibited in the Adelaide Jubilee Exhibition, and also an uncle of the present Lord Erskine, of Restormel Castle, Cornwall.
Hail to the rifleman (volunteer's song) (words: Donald McLeod) (Adelaide: W.H. Hillier, 1860)
The Herald Polka, The Adelaide Musical Herald 1/2 (16 January 1863), 13
Wedding hymn (words: James Fawcett) (Adelaide: B. Sander, 1865)
Faust (operatic burlesque) (... written by Mr. A. Diamond, the music being composed and arranged by Mr. Pounsett) [August 1867; December 1868; February 1869]
You'll remember me; or The magic cup ("song from the burlesque opera Faust") (Adelaide: Sims & Elliott, 1869)
Robinson Crusoe (pantomime, 1870)
The Exhibition polka (by E. Maud Norton (nee E. M. Pounsett)) ([Adelaide, 1887])
POUSSARD, Horace Remi
Violinist, composer, music teacher
Born Château-Gontier, France, ? 11 June 1829
Arrived (1) Melbourne, August 1861; departed Melbourne, 26 July 1864 (per Bombay, for Point de Galle)
Arrived (2) Melbourne, August 1883; arrived (3), 1886
Died Sydney, NSW, 12 September 1898, aged 71
http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-1502097 (NLA persistent identifier)
[News], The Argus (19 August 1861), 5
[Advertisement], The South Australian Advertiser (10 June 1862), 1
"TOPICS OF THE DAY", The South Australian Advertiser (19 June 1862), 2
[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (2 November 1863), 1
[Shipping], The Australian News for Home Readers (25 August 1864), 15
"SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE", South Australian Register (23 July 1883), 4
[News], The Argus (24 August 1883), 4
"Deaths", The Sydney Morning Herald (13 September 1898), 1
"DEATH OF M. POUSSARD", The Sydney Morning Herald (13 September 1898), 5
Amateurs of music will learn with regret of the death of M. Horace Poussard, the well-known violinist, which occurred at his residence, in the Now South Head-road, about 8 o'clock last night. M. Poussard was almost to the last in active work, as he gave a lesson to a pupil on Saturday evening, and then at midnight had an apoplectic seizure, which rendered him unconscious until his death ... M. Horace Poussard formed a link with a very interesting musical past, which takes us back to the days of Habeneck, the famous French violinist (born 1781), who numbered amongst his pupils at the Paris Conservatorium such great artists as Alard, Clapiscon, and Leonard. Somewhere in the twenties Charles Poussard distinguished himself under Habeneck's tuition, and early in 1849, the year of the great maestro's death, Horace Poussard, son of the abovementioned, joined Habeneck's class, and carried off the first prize for violin. Horace Poussard, who was born about 1827 at Chateau-Gontier, Mayenne province, France, was then transferred to the care of Professor Dolphin Alard, who was then, and remained so for nearly 20 years later, the great representative of the French school of violin playing. At the end of his three years' study at the Conservatoire Poussard took first prize, and he then travelled for five years through Germany, Hungury, Greece, and Turkey. Subsequently he toured through England (where be played before the Queen), Australia, New Zealand, Ceylon, Mauritius, India, and the Cape of Good Hope. M. Poussard's first tour in Australia, about 30 years ago, was under Mr. B. S. Smythe's management, who at the same time introduced Rene Douay, the celebrated 'cellist. The pair starred [in] New Zealand and Tasmania succossfully, but on their reappearance in Melbourne, where they were engaged by Barry Sullivan to play solos between the tragedy and the farce at the leading playhouse, Douay suddenly went mad, and the tour terminated. Accordingly in 1869, M. Poussard was again in Paris, where he appeared with Signor Bottesini, the great contra-bassist, before the Empress Eugenie. This concert, the last he gave at Paris before the war, led to the publication in a Paris paper of a cartoon, in which Paganini rose from his tomb to congratulate his successor. This cartoon was reproduced by the Sydney "Bulletin" in 1883. From 1870 to 1879 Poussard directed the orchestra of the Boulogne Casino, previously controlled by Alexandre Guilmant, the great French organist, and in 1886 he returned to Australia and settled permanently in Sydney. His style, which was essentially French and marked by much brilliancy, won him great popularity on the platform, and he did excellent work here, not only as a teacher, but as leader of the Beethoven quartette in connection with the Orpheus Society, and as leader of the Sydney quintette of which Mme. Charbonnet Kellermann was the pianist. Latterly the deceased appeared but seldom in public. In private life he was genial and vivacious, and was widely esteemed in artistic circles ...
The Dead Heroes ("Grand musical drama", "musical poem", composed in memory of Burke and Wills, and dedicated to John McDougall Stuart) [June 1862]
Song of Australia (duet [for violin and cello?]) [November 1863]
Musical works by Fred. Packer "with violin obligato as played by Poussard":
Unforgotten (words: Frances Nicholson) (Hobart: J. Walch & Sons, )
Thou comest not back again ("waiting, watching, longing") (words: Adam Lindsay Gordon) (Hobart: J. Walch & Sons, )
Ave Maria (preghiera for soprano with violin obbligato) (Hobart: J. Walch & Sons, )
Bibliography and resources:
Peggy Lais, "Horace Poussard and Dead Heroes: a musical tribute to Burke and Wills", Context: Journal of Music Research 23 (Autumn 2002), 23-32
POWELL, Septimus (Edwward Septimus POWELL)
Songwriter, surf-swimmer, pharmacist
Active Paddington, NSW, by 1885
Died Bondi, NSW, 3 February 1912, in his 54th year
"PADDINGTON", Evening News (16 September 1885), 6
"MUSIC. CONCERTS, &c.", The Australasian (26 June 1897), 35
Rouse ye Britons is the title of a patriotic song, words and music by Mr. E. Septimus Powell, of this city, that has been forwarded to me. It is dedicated, by permission, to Major-General Sir Charles Holled-Smith, K.C.M.G., C.B., and the sentiment conveyed in the words is entirely in touch with the feelings of loyalty that have found such emphatic expression during this week.
"DEATHS", The Sydney Morning Herald (5 February 1912), 8
POWER, Bartholomew Hyacinth
Priest, Dominican friar, musician, composer
Born Ireland, 1 January 1827
Arrived Melbourne, 1857
Died Geelong, 6 August 1869, aged 42
"TOPICS OF THE DAY", The South Australian Advertiser (1 October 1868), 2
[Advertisement], The Argus (8 February 1869), 8
[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (20 March 1869), 9
[News], The Argus (11 August 1869), 5
Mr. Power was a native of the city of Cork, born in 1826 [?1827], under the shadow of Shandon bells. At an early age, he went to the Dominican Convent of Corpo-Santo, in Lisbon, where he distinguished himself in his studies. For several years he shed a lustre on the order to which he belonged in his native city, by his eloquence in the pulpit and his genial manner in the social circle. His naturally delicate constitution was sorely tried by the severe winters of Ireland, and he resolved to seek a sunnier and more genial clime. He arrived here early in 1858 [?1857]. The funeral of the late Rev. B. H. Power, for magnitude and solemnity, surpassed any previous one in Geelong, at all events. The procession, which left St. Mary's after the solemn mass for the dead, could not have numbered less than three thousand, and the concourse of townspeople on either side to the cemetery numbered about two thousand more ... Arrived at the cemetery, the coffin was borne to the vault beneath the mortuary chapel, and here, with the orphan children ranged on either side, the final service was "chaunted".
"DEATH OF THE REV. FATHER B. H. POWER", Portland Guardian (12 August 1869), 2
... It will be a sad loss to the musical world, for he was quite a musical genius, and his compositions can be found scattered about in both the Old World and the New ...
[News], The Queenslander (28 August 1869), 11
James Hogan, The Irish in Australia (1887), 104; http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks05/0500661.txt
...a highly-accomplished Irish priest, the Rev. B. H. Power, one of the most accomplished preachers the Victorian church has possessed, a musician and composer of acknowledged attainments, and in his younger days a skilful editor of the Sydney Freeman's Journal.
Alas, despite the claims of his obituarists, I have to date found only one of Power's compositions, Norah Mullane ("Irish ballad, written and composed expressly for Miss Rosina Carandini, by the late Rev. B. H. Power (Geelong, Victoria)") (Melbourne: Wilkie, Webster, & Allan, [c.1869])
Bibliography and resources:
Hugh Fenning, "Irishmen ordained at Lisbon, 1740-1850", Collectanea Hibernica 36/37 (1994/1995), 140-158
POWER, Bartholomew Hyacinth OP. T. and MO. 11 April 1846. SD. 2 June 1849. Ord. bp Barco. D. 23 Feb. 1850. Ord. bp Rodrigues da Silva. No indication of place. [Died in Australia, 1869.]
PRICE, J. F.
Vocalist, banjo player (New Orleans Serenaders)
Active Sydney, by 1852
[Advertisement], Bell's Life in Sydney (14 February 1852), 3
[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (14 January 1853), 3
PRICE, Henry Francis
Lecturer on music, vocal instructor (Hullah's system)
Died Whyte Yarcowie, SA, 1 September 1881, in his 53rd year
PRICE, Mary Frances (Mrs. Henry F. PRICE)
Composer, teacher of pianoforte, singing and composition, school-teacher
Arrived Adelaide, 13 June 1857 (per Adele, from London, 28 February)
Died Adelaide, 4 September 1915, in her 82nd year
The Prices arrived in Adelaide in 1857. Both were active musically from 1860, when Henry started a Hullah vocal class, and Mary advertised as a music teacher. Henry being a member of the volunteer Kent Rifles, Mary's only published composition The Kent Rifles polka ("dedicated to Captain Herford by Mrs. Henry F. Price") was published by Penman & Galbraith also in 1860. Mrs. Price's polka, along with other Adelaide volunteer pieces, were lampooned by Robert Harrison, in his Colonial sketches (1862).
In 1863 Henry was engaged by the South Australian Institute as its vocal instructor, and in 1864 gave a lecture "The progress of music ... (With vocal illustrations by the Upper Hullah Class)". An accountant by profession, Henry was newly insolvent in July 1865. However, in December 1868:
A complimentary concert to Mrs. H. F. Price was given in the Town Hall, Norwood ... The baton was ably wielded by Mr. Henry Francis Price, who for several years past has made strenuous endeavours to popularize music in the metropolis by his Hullah Classes at the South Australian Institute.
"SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE", South Australian Register (15 June 1857), 2
[Advertisement], The South Australian Advertiser (24 February 1860), 1
"MUSIC", South Australian Register (3 August 1860), 3
"THE KENT RIFLE POLKA", The South Australian Advertiser (4 August 1860), 2
"ERRATUM", The South Australian Advertiser (6 August 1860), 3
[Advertisement], The South Australian Advertiser (21 August 1860), 1
"COLONIAL MUSIC", South Australian Register (26 December 1861), 5
"SOUTH AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE QUARTERLY SOIREE", The South Australian Advertiser (29 September 1863), 3
"SHAKSPEARE TERCENTENARY COMMEMORATION", South Australian Register (26 April 1864), 7
"SOUTH AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE", South Australian Register (14 October 1864), 3
"WEEK'S INSOLVENTS", South Australian Register (21 July 1865), 2
"INSOLVENCY COURT", The South Australian Advertiser (29 August 1865), 3
"BENEFIT CONCERT", South Australian Register (5 December 1868), 2
"DEATHS", South Australian Register (14 September 1881), 2s
"PERSONAL", The Mail (4 September 1915), 5
"DEATHS", The Register (9 September 1915), 11
Bibliography and resources:
Robert Harrison, Colonial Sketches: or, Five years in South Australia, with hints to capitalists and emigrants (London: Hall, Virtue, and Co., 1862), 106
... When the Volunteer movement reached Australia it became the fashion for one or two enterprising people to publish a little music adapted to the cause, such as the Adelaide Drum Polka, dedicated to Capt. Turncoat; and the Bugle Rifle Galop, dedicated to Capt. Crawler (by special request); and a waltz ... copied note for note from one of Strauss' the colonial composer, not taking the trouble even to alter the key or change a note of the music ...
Secretary (Australian Harmonic Club)
Active Sydney, 1845-46
[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (21 November 1845), 1
[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (16 March 1846), 1
[Advertisement], The Australian (20 June 1846), 2
[Advertisement], The Australian (9 July 1846), 2
[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (8 October 1846) 1
[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (3 November 1846), 1
Disambiguation: Not the Pitt-street engraver, John Price, who died in July 1844, aged 40
Church musician, convict
Active Windsor, NSW, 1824
Died Windsor, NSW, 15 June 1856
1824 Dec 31 Paid from the Colonial Fund for performing sacred music at Windsor Church ("John Primrose, for performing sacred music, July 7") (Reel 6039; 4/424 p.418)
"DISBURSEMENTS. ECCLESIASTICAL ESTABLISHMENT", The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (3 October 1825), 1
PRINCE, Henry (Sergeant)
Cornet player, bandsman, bandmaster (Band of the 12th Regiment)
Born Gibraltar, Spain, 22 March 1827
Arrived Melbourne, 19 October 1854 (per Camperdown, with the regiment)
Died Waratah, NSW, 22 April 1872
See also Band of the 12th Regiment
Sergeant Henry Prince was a member of Douglas Callen's band of the 12th Regiment, and, according to a much later recollection (1917), was "considered an excellent cornetist, and was dubbed the 'Prince of cornet players'." Like Callen, he was apparently free to take on a variety of freelance musical engagements in Melbourne in 1855. At a Grand Fancy Ball in Hobart in September 1857, "The chamber band of the 12th Regiment, led by Mr. Prince, were stationed in the gallery". He replaced Callen as bandmaster (or at least conductor) of the 12th in 1862. While still in the regiment, he was also bandmaster of the No. 1 Battery of Volunteer Artillery, Sydney, in May 1862. He was bandmaster of the Volunteer Rifles Band in Rockhampton, Queensland in 1865, and from 1867 until his death in 1872 was bandmaster of the West Maitland Volunteer Rifles.
[Advertisement], The Argus (24 February 1855), 8
[Advertisement], The Argus (10 April 1855), 8
[Advertisement], The Argus (21 June 1855), 8
"THEATRE ROYAL", The Argus (19 July 1855), 5
"TASMANIA", Empire (9 October 1857), 3
"ST. BENEDICT'S CATHOLIC YOUNG MEN'S SOCIETY", The Sydney Morning Herald (28 December 1859), 5
"VOLUNTEER CONCERT", The Sydney Morning Herald (9 May 1862), 5
"CONCERT AT BALMAIN", Empire (14 May 1862), 5
"BOTANIC GARDENS", Empire (8 July 1862), 4
[Advertisement], Empire (9 June 1863), 1
"OUTER DOMAIN", The Sydney Morning Herald (20 August 1863), 5
[News], Rockhampton Bulletin (10 August 1865), 2
"THE CORPORATION BALL", Rockhampton Bulletin (28 September 1865), 3
"WEST MAITLAND VOLUNTEER RIFLES", The Maitland Mercury (26 March 1868), 4
"DEATH OF MR. PRINCE, THE LATE WELL-KNOWN BANDMASTER", The Newcastle Chronicle (23 April 1872), 3
"DEATH OF MR. PRINCE, THE LATE WELL-KNOWN BANDMASTER", The Newcastle Chronicle (27 April 1872), 7
"WARATAH. OBITUARY OF THE LATE MR. PRINCE", The Newcastle Chronicle (27 April 1872), 6
Henry Prince, whose untimely death from injuries received by a fall from his horse on Saturday last, and whose funeral, with military honours, you have published an account of during the week, was born on the 22nd March, 1827, at Gibraltar, in Spain, his father, also named Henry, being bandmaster of the 12th Regiment of infantry.
At a very early age, the late Mr. Prince appears to have been passionately fond of music, and soon showed great aptitude for performing upon several instruments with great skill and excellence; so that here we have an instance of the inheritance and acquirement of musical powers in a professor who has ranked far above the common. At 19 years of age, he was bandmaster of his regiment, and was called the youngest bandmaster in the British army. As the following copy of his discharge will show somewhat of his history, I have copied it from the original, in possession of his widow:
"Discharge.- 1st Battalion, 12th Regiment of Infantry.- These are to certify that 1407 Sergeant Henry Prince was born in the parish of Gibraltar, near the town of Gibraltar, in the kingdom of Spain; was enlisted at Brecon for the 12th Regiment of Infantry, on the 6th day of November, 1839, at the ago of 13 years. He has served in the army for 19 years and 155 days- at the Cape of Good Hope, 94 days; at the Mauritius, 4 years and 210 days; and in the Australian colonies, 9 years and 257 days, being discharged in consequence of being unfit for further military service.- JOHN F. KEMP, 12th Foot.- Dated at Sydney, N.S.W., 8th December, 1863.- Horse Guards, 12th day of April, 1864. - F. H. TIDY, Assistant Adjutant-General." "Character.- His character has been exemplary.- JOHN FRANCIS KEMP."
Going out to the Mauritius in 1842 to relieve the 87th, and calling at the Cape for water and provisions, the Kaffirs had just rebelled; they were kept at the Cape for 94 days; then went on to the Island of Mauritius, and arrived 11th June, 1842, at Port Louis; remaining there nearly five years; from thence to Portsmouth, for home service, and was quartered in Ireland; leaving England in 1854 for the Australian colonies. During his residence in Ireland he became a member of the Most Ancient and Right Worshipful Lodge of St. John, Lodge No. 3, Belfast Co. Antrim, of True and Accepted Masons, holding a certificate on parchment, written in English and Latin, and registered 15th, Nov., 1853; year of masonry, 5853. During his service in Tasmania, he was presented with an address, drawn out in parchment; as follows:
"Presented to Sergeant Henry Prince, of the 12th Regiment Band, by the members of the United Victoria and Hope of Rechab Band: - "Dear Sir - We, the undersigned members of the above band, desire to express our deep regret at your unexpected departure from amongst us, and wish most heartily to thank you for the patient and unremitting attention bestowed on us during the time you have so efficiently and satisfactorily been our instructor, and we take the opportunity of assuring you that your kind and gentlemanly manner will ever be remembered by us. In taking leave of you then, we would express our earnest hope that in the colony to which you are going, you may enjoy that best of blessings, health, and that all temporal and spiritual prosperity may be yours. With our best, wishes for yourself, Mrs. Prince, and family, we beg to subscribe ourselves, dear Sir, your affectionate pupils, [here follows fifteen signatures.] - JOHN CAREW, secretary, Hobart Town, Tasmania, April 6th, 1858."
Mr. Prince was married in 1853 to Miss Lucy Laurence, daughter of the Lieutenant and Adjutant of the 12th Regiment, who had been born in the regiment, the same as himself; he was sergeant in the band at a very early age, and has been instructor of twenty bands- the Naval Brigade of Newcastle being the last of the twenty. At West Maitland, while instructor of the volunteer band, and about to leave for Waratah, they presented him with a silver cornet, mounted with gold, costing twelve guineas. He has been teaching successively the following bands in the district, namely: - Waratah, Wallsend, Lambton, Artillery and Naval Brigade Newcastle, and the volunteer band at West Maitland.
He leaves a widow and six children, the oldest being about sixteen years and the youngest about two years, there being only one son and five daughters. He was an amiable, gentlemanly man, passionately fond of his family, was always pleasant and humourous, and has left many sad friends to mourn his untimely end. On leaving the army he was admitted an out pensioner of her Majesty's Royal Hospital at Chelsea on the 12th of - April, 1864, at a pension of one shilling and sixpence per day, which will, of course, die with his death. As stated at the inquest, Mr. Prince was a member of the Sons of Temperance benefit society, Waratah, from whence his widow will be entitled to a donation of £20.
The late Mr. Faning began, and it was left to Mr. Prince to carry out successfully the formation of bands of instrumental music at the various collieries, and between them, now that they have both gone hence to be no more seen, they have instilled into our young men a love for music, which is creditable alike to the teachers and the pupils, and the memory of them both will ever he held in veneration.
The remarks passed at the open grave by the Rev. Mr. Selwyn gave great pain, and are bitterly protested against as being out of place and uncalled for in the presence of a mixed multitude of people of different religions, and if he will persist in such a line of conduct on such occasions, he need not be astonished to find himself insulted as thoroughly as he insults others, and creating a disturbance at the grave not provided for in the rubric. Great credit is due to the Traffic Manager for his kindness in allowing a special train to convey those who had attended the funeral home to Waratah again, at six o'clock; although I heard several complaints against the station-masters for charging the Volunteers and bandsmen full fares, the same as ordinary passengers, especially the volunteers, and I hear an enquiry will be made at headquarters as to why the usual rule of free passages by rail for volunteers on duty was departed from.
"WEST MAITLAND VOLUNTEER RIFLES", The Maitland Mercury (18 January 1873), 2
"MUSICAL DAY, HISTORY OF THE HOBART BANDS. SOME INTERESTING NOTES", The Mercury (30 August 1917), 2
"MISS E. A. PRINCE", The Sydney Morning Herald (9 October 1931), 6
Bibliography and resources:
B. and M. Chapman, "Sergeant Henry Prince (c.1819-1863), Australia's red coat regiments
PRINGLE, Charles Lempriere (pseud. by 1872, C. H. TEMPLETON, Charles TEMPLETON)
Active Hobart, by 1869
Died Geelong, 15 April 1889 (suicide)
PRINGLE, Lempriere (Henry Lempriere)
Born Hobart, TAS
Died London, 23 October 1941
[Advertisement], The Mercury (21 December 1869), 3
"MR. CHARLES L. PRINGLE", The Mercury (4 December 1871), 2
Mr. Lyster, we are glad to say, has engaged Mr. C. L. Pringle, who lately made his first appearance in opera here, in the part of Don Jose, in Maritana, and has now joined the English Opera Company. We have already expressed our opinion of this young artist's powers, which are such as will, cultivated with care, do credit to him and the company ...
[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (9 December 1872), 8
"TASMANIANS AHEAD AGAIN", The Mercury (24 November 1875), 2
"MELBOURNE", Bendigo Advertiser (6 June 1882), 2
Mrs. Margaret Pringle seeks to he divorced from her husband Charles Lempriere Pringle, a gentleman well-known in musical circles, and has taken the preliminary legal steps towards annulling the marriage. The undue attachment of the respondent to a young lady who is not altogether unknown to votaries of the tuneful nine, is understood to have prompted Mr. Pringle to take the above step.
"COLONIAL TELEGRAMS", South Australian Weekly Chronicle (16 December 1882), 10
Melbourne, December 12, In the Divorce Court, Margaret Pringle obtained a dissolution of marriage from her husband, C. L. Pringle, better known as Templeton, the operatic artist, on the grounds of his adultery with Miss Lambert, the well known contralto.
"A THEATRICAL DIVORCE SUIT", Newcastle Morning Herald (18 December 1882), 4
"SUICIDE OF A WELL-KNOWN VOCALIST", The Argus (16 April 1889), 6
An operatic singer, named Charles Templeton, committed suicide at about a quarter to 4 o'clock this morning by cutting his throat from ear to ear, at the Eagle Hotel, Corio street. He went to the hotel on Sunday evening and told Mr. Brown, the landlord, that he was hard up, and had walked from Melbourne on foot in search of employment. Mr. Brown, on seeing Mr. Templeton, recognised him as an old friend whom he had not seen for seven years, and invited him to the hotel. It appeared during the course of a conversation that Templeton had had some disagreement with his family, and had left Melbourne for Geelong with the view of obtaining some assistance from his uncle, Dr. Lempriere. It also transpired that Mrs. Templeton, a professional vocalist, had gone up country with a theatrical company and was travelling under her maiden name of Miss Lambert. After spending two hours talking with Mr. Brown, rationally and cheerfully, Templeton retired to bed. At the hour named the landlord was awakened by hearing a heavy thud in the room occupied by Templeton, which was next to his, and hurrying to the room was horrified at finding Templeton Lying in a pool of blood with his throat cut. It appeared that the deceased must have cut his throat while sitting on the bed, and on growing weak from the loss of blood bad fallen on the floor. The razor used by the deceased was found on the dressing-table, about three feet away from the stains. The deceased was dying when the landlord entered, and expired before medical aid could be obtained. An inquiry will be held to-morrow.
"TASMANIAN VOCALIST IN ENGLAND", The Argus (29 June 1891), 5
The Carl Rosa Opera Company has concluded an engagement with Mr. Pringle, vocalist, of Hobart, who has for some time post been studying in England. Mr. Pringle's father was for many years well known on the operatic stage in Australia as Mr. C. H. Templeton.
"MUSICAL JOTTINGS", Examiner (16 March 1901), 3
"OLD PROGRAMMES", The Central Queensland Herald (23 May 1935), 14
"DEATHS", The Mercury (26 October 1914), 1
"TASMANIAN SINGER. DEATH OF LEMPRIERE PRINGLE", Evening News (27 October 1914), 4
Pianist (daughter of the above and Nellie LAMBERT)
TEMPLETON, Mrs. (FALCONER, Mrs.) = LAMBERT, Nellie (Ethel)
Organist, teacher of organ, pianoforte, singing, composer, conductor (Melbourne Philharmonic Society)
Active Melbourne, VIC, by 1858
Died Leipzig, Germany, January 1873
Pringle first presented Madame Stuttaford (Charlotte Mary Anne Pringle b. 16 May 1829, Scotland), perhaps his sister, when she arrived in Melbourne in February 1861. He left Melbourne after a benefit farewell on 30 September 1870.
"SOUTH HACKNEY CHORAL SOCIETY", The Musical World 33 (22 December 1855), 826
[Advertisement], The Argus (15 June 1858), 8
"CONCERT", The Argus (22 October 1858), 5
[News], The Argus (28 February 1861), 4
"ART TREASURES EXHIBITION", The Mercury (13 January 1863), 2
Mr. Pringle, the accomplished organist of St. Peter's, Melbourne ... played the following selections in that masterly style for which he is distinguished: ... Variations on Home Sweet Home, J. R G. Pringle, Polka Brilliante, J. R. G. Pringle ... Mr. F. Packer also played several pieces in charming style.
[News], The Argus (6 December 1865), 4
"MR. PRINGLE'S FAREWELL CONCERT", The Argus (30 September 1870), 5
"DEATHS", The Argus (11 March 1873), 4
PRINGLE. - On the -- January, at Leipzig, Germany, of brain fever, Mr. G. R. G. Pringle, formerly organist and professor of music, in this city.
"THE WIDOW OF THE LATE MR. G. R. G. PRINGLE. TO THE EDITOR", The Argus (22 August 1873), 7
Polka brilliante ("Dedicated to his pupils the Misses M. F. & M. E. Symonds, Seagrove Villas, St. Kilda"); and later editions
Sea Grove: polka brilliante (2nd edition)
Sea Grove: polka brilliante (3rd edition)
Sea Grove: polka brilliante (4th edition)
Salve regina, composed for and dedicated to Mr. W. Furlong
Melbourne Philharmonic Society
PRINZ (Mr. PRINZ, M. PRINZ; Herr PRINZ)
Leader, orchestrator, arranger
Active Melbourne, by 1853
Query: ? Henry Prince (arrived 1854)
A Herr Prinz was leader of the band at Braid's Assembly Rooms in Melbourne in May 1853, where he introduced his own German quadrille, as well as imported works, the Opera schottische by Youens and an old favourite, Matthew P. King's Overture to Timour the Tartar. Apparently another Herr Prinz, a vocalist, made "his first appearance in Melbourne" in February 1855. At Catherine Hayes's Melbourne Exhibition Building performance of Rossini's Stabat Mater in May 1856:
A small but efficient orchestra under the direction of M. Prinz, to whom the public are indebted in this instance for the production of Rossini's music as he scored the whole of the orchestral parts from the only pianoforte copy to be had-rendered the introductory music to the great satisfaction of everybody.
[Advertisement], The Argus (24 May 1853), 12
[Advertisement], The Argus (12 February 1855), 8
[Advertisement], The Argus (15 February 1855), 7
"MISS HAYES'S CONCERT", The Argus (6 May 1856), 5
"MISS CATHERINE HAYES' FAREWELL CONCERT", The Cornwall Chronicle (17 May 1856), 3
Flautist, flute player
Active Melbourne, NSW (VIC), 1848-51
"CONCERT", The Argus (17 November 1848), 2
"THE CONCERT", The Argus (20 April 1849), 2
"THE CONCERT", The Argus (11 December 1851), 3
Bandmaster (H.M.S. Galatea)
Active Australia, 1867-68, ? 1869-70
Pritchard and one of his bandsman, John Harding, witnessed the attempted assassination of prince Alfred, commander of the Galatea, in Sydney in March 1868, and testified in the ensuing inquiry and trial. The band of the Galatea performed on shore at many functions during the visit.
[Advertisement], The Mercury (23 January 1868), 1
... "THE LOVER AND THE BIRD," Vocal Mazurka, as played by the Band of H.M.S. "Galatea."
[Advertisement], Empire (6 March 1868), 1
"THE MAGISTERIAL INQUIRY", Empire (14 March 1868), 4
"The Attempted Assassination of the Prince", Empire (17 March 1868), 2
Charles Pritchard deposed. - I am bandmaster on board H.M.S. Galatea. I and the rest of the band were at the Sailors' Home Picnic at Clontarf. The last witness is one of our bandsmen. He handed me a revolver. I saw a person advance towards the Prince and fire a pistol at him. We always keep our eyes on the Prince when he is out in public. I saw a man fire, and ran up to him. I could not identify prisoner. I was the second person that advanced to prisoner. I ran up and seized him by the back of the head, and the pistol fell. I took the pistol from Harding and gave it to the nearest officer of the ship, Lieutenant Bradley ...
"THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH PRELIMINARY MAGISTERIAL INQUIRY", The Australasian (28 March 1868), 20
"TRIAL OF THE PRISONER H. J. O'FARRELL", The Sydney Morning Herald (22 April 1868), 7
"ON BOARD THE GALATEA", The Inquirer (3 March 1869), 4
Votes and proceedings of the Legislative Assembly [NSW] during the season of 1869 (Sydney: Thomas Richards, 1869), 340
"GENERAL NEWS", The Express and Telegraph (15 November 1870), 2
Mr. Marshall, of Rundle-street, has just published "The Lover and the Bird," Polka Mazurka. During the visit of the Duke of Edinburgh this polka was a great favorite with the Galatea Band, and was generally understood to he the composition of the Band master. Great enquiry having been made for it, Mr. Marshall succeeded in getting a MS. copy, and it now appears in print for the first time. It is very neatly got up by Sims, of Gawler-place.
The lover and the bird polka mazurka (Adelaide: S. Marshall, 1870)
Based on P. D. Guglielmo's popular song; see:
Bandsman (band of the 40th Regiment)
Active Melbourne, VIC, 1859
"CORONER'S INQUESTS", The Age (29 November 1859), 3
... John Probayne, sworn: I am in the band of the 40th regiment. On passing the Bush Inn, in Elizabeth street, on Friday night last, a drunken man came staggering down. He came in contact with a box I was carrying and fell on the pavement. No one pushed him. I had both my hands engaged with the music and instruments ...
"FATAL ACCIDENT, THROUGH INTEMPERANCE", The Argus (29 November 1859), 6
...John Pronague [sic], a soldier in the 40th Regiment, deposed that, whilst carrying a box in Elizabeth street, he remembered a drunken man staggering up against him and falling. No one pushed him, and he lay on the pavement. Witness had both his hands engaged at the time in carrying the box and an instrument. James Hirrgston, one of the band of the 40th, corroborated the previous evidence ...
Active Adelaide, SA, 1859-61
"HANDEL COMMEMORATION FESTIVAL", South Australian Register (18 April 1859). 5
"THE NORWOOD PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY", The South Australian Advertiser (20 July 1861), 2
Bandsman (Burton's Band)
Active SA, 1856
"MOUNT BARKER", South Australian Register (7 November 1856), 3
Jacob Young, Jacob Düne, Conrad Sander, Heinrich Rodenbout, Carl Leonhardt, Daniel Müller, and Christian Prothenbuck, known as "Burton's Band", appeared to answer the complaint of Mr. Henry Burton, for that they having contracted to serve the said Henry Burton as musicians, and having entered into bis service, did neglect and refuse to fulfil the same.
PROUT, Maria Heathilla (Miss MARSH; Mrs. John Skinner PROUT)
See main page on Stephen and Henry Marsh and family:
PULLAR, Mr. (? Adam PULLAR)
Music teacher, merchant
Active Melbourne, NSW (VIC), 1839
Died Melbourne, 29 July 1845
[Advertisement], Port Phillip Patriot and Melbourne Advertiser (23 December 1839), 10
MR. PULLAR HAS received two Square Piano Fortes, with additional Keys, by Broadwood; also; a selection of new Music, which he will dispose of. M. P. continues to give instructions upon the Piano Forte, Singing, and the Violin, Piano Fortes tuned. Albion Cottage, Little Collins street.
"DEATH", The Melbourne Courier (30 July 1845), 2
PYECROFT, Joseph (PIECROFT) ("Joe the Fiddler)
Professor of music, cellist, contrabassist, violinist, bass vocalist
Active Hobart 1844-48; Jettamatong and Goulburn, 1862-64
Pyecroft, on the contra bass or cello, was a stalwart of Hobart theatre and concerts from 1844. Apparently only recently arrived from homeland Britain (probably free), his erratic behaviour, however, began to get the better of him as early as 1845. After sailing for Melbourne in September 1847, he (himself a Catholic) became a nuisance to a local Catholic congregation, and attempted to drown himself twice. Thereafter he disappears from record until 1862 in rural NSW, when and where, as "Joe the fiddler", he was sentenced to 2 years in Goulburn Gaol for a malicious shooting.
[Advertisement], Colonial Times (30 April 1844), 1
[Advertisement], The Courier (22 October 1844), 1
[Advertisement], Colonial Times (16 November 1844), 1
"CHORAL SOCIETY", The Courier (23 January 1845), 2
"HOBART TOWN POLICE REPORT", The Courier (1 March 1845), 2
[Advertisement], The Courier (17 June 1845), 3
"JUVENILE FETE", The Courier (15 August 1846), 3
"GRAND BALL AND BANQUET", The Courier (2 January 1847), 3
"SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE", The Melbourne Argus (12 September 1848), 2
"PORT PHILLIP", Colonial Times (29 September 1848), 3
"PORT PHILLIP", The Courier (8 November 1848), 4
"POLICE OFFICE", Geelong Advertiser and Intelligencer (21 April 1853), 2
"THE LATE CASE OF SHOOTING AT JELLAMATONG", Empire (22 July 1862), 2
"GOULBURN CIRCUIT COURT", The Sydney Morning Herald (27 September 1862), 5
PUTTMANN, Hermann (PÜTTMAN)
Amateur vocalist (Melbourne German Liedertafel), printer, translator
Born Elberfeld, Germany
Active Hobart TAS, by 1855
Died Richmond, VIC, 24 December 1874
PUTTMANN, Charles (Carl PÜTTMAN)
Orchestral music, teacher of music (violin, singing, harmony, composition), music seller, composer
Active Adelaide, SA, by 1866
Died Edwardstown, SA, 12 January 1899, aged 54
[Advertisement], The Courier (14 August 1855), 4
[Advertisement], The Courier (8 September 1856), 4
[Advertisement], Bunyip (28 July 1866), 1
"SINGING", South Australian Register (11 August 1866), 2
SINGING In today's issue will be found an advertisement announcing that Mr. Loder, with the assistance of Mr. C. Puttman, intends to form singing classes on a new system invented and perfected by himself.
"MARRIAGES", South Australian Register (31 December 1866), 2
[Advertisement], South Australian Register (31 December 1866), 1
[Advertisement], South Australian Register (13 October 1865), 1
"LAW AND CRIMINAL COURTS," South Australian Register (3 February 1869), 3
[News], The Argus (3 June 1869), 4
"DEATHS", The Argus (26 December 1874), 1
"JUBILEE ODE TO HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN", The South Australian Advertiser (20 June 1887), 5
"DEATHS", The Advertiser (13 January 1899), 4
"DEATH OF HERR PUTTMANN", The Advertiser (13 January 1899), 7
Let memory guide us (dedicated to the memory of Capt. Sturt; written and composed by C. PÜTTMAN) (Adelaide: Published by S. Marshall, [between 1870 and 1890])
The leather sphere (written by H. Congreve Evans, and inscribed to his friend, Stanley E. Evans, Secretary South Australian Football Association; composed by C. PuÌˆttmann) ([Adelaide]: South Australian Football Association, 1894)
On boys, with merry song (music by V. E. Becker; English words, by H. Pütmann) (Melbourne: Nicholson & Ascherberg, [? late 1870s])
PYNE, Caroline (Mrs. PYNE)
Vocalist, Professor of Singing and Pianoforte
Arrived Sydney, NSW, 9 December 1850 (per Blackwall, from Portsmouth 16 August)
In March 1851, Mrs. Pyne "just arrived from the London, Bath, Bristol, and Clifton concerts" made the first of her regular performances that year in Abraham Emanuel and George Hudson's weekly popular "Casino" promenade concerts at the Royal Hotel. In December she sang Donizetti and Gugliemi (the latter a duet with James Waller) in Andrew Moore's concert, and reappeared after a long absence in December 1853 for Charles Packer. She first advertised as a teacher in March 1851, and in July 1856 announced her removal from 6 Upper Fort-street, Sydney, to Pyne Cottage, Datchett-street, Balmain. Mrs Pyne and her husband, William J. Pyne, suffered the deaths of at least three of their children, at ages 3 months, 4 years and 18 years. W. J. Pyne was still at Balmain in 1867, a decade after Caroline disappears from record.
"ARRIVALS", The Sydney Morning Herald (10 December 1850), 2
[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (1 March 1851), 1
[Advertisement], Empire (14 March 1851), 4
"MR. EMANUEL'S PROMENADE CONCERT", Bell's Life in Sydney (29 March 1851), 2
[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (23 April 1851), 1
[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (26 November 1851), 3
[Advertisement], Empire (14 December 1853), 1
[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (24 July 1856), 8
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