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the Townsville Apollo Club
Three concerts were given annually and the members represented Townsville in North Queensland and Queensland music competitions. The early concerts were held at what was then the largest theatre in North Queensland, the Wintergarten Theatre – a theatre built to conform to a ‘tropical theatre concept’ by George Birch, E.J. Carroll and Virgil Coyle.
The records held in the Special Collection include programmes of concerts for which he was conductor (held at the Wintergarten Theatre), his advice on his adjudication methods, and dentistry notes with hand written annotations on the use of ceramic in dentistry.
Trisha Fielding's online article on the Wintergarden Theatre is worth a look.
Bianka Vidonja Balanzategui
JCU PhD History Candidate