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City of Canada Bay Museum

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1 Bent Street
Concord, NSW 2137 Australia
02 9743-3034 https://canadabayheritage.asn.au

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February 2018

Janette Pelosi: “Popular Entertainment in the Colonies 1828-1850s”

February 3 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
City of Canada Bay Museum, 1 Bent Street
Concord, NSW 2137 Australia
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The Colonial Secretary, under An Act for regulating places of public exhibition and entertainment (1828), reviewed all applications for performances to be held in New South Wales.  The applications include the scripts of plays from 1842 to 1856, including tragedies, comedies and pantomimes.  They show the difficulties for theatre managers and performers in gaining the Colonial Secretary's approval from 1828 to the 1850s. These talks are open to anyone who would like to attend. Please feel free to foward this…

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March 2018

John Eades: “The Wreck of the SS Admella, 1859

March 3 @ 2:00 am - 3:30 pm
City of Canada Bay Museum, 1 Bent Street
Concord, NSW 2137 Australia
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One of the worst maritime disasters in Australian History occurred on 6th August, 1859, when the SS Admella hit a hidden reef approximately one mile off the coast, close to the borders of South Australia and Victoria. Of the 113 persons on board only 24 survived.  Despite many heroic attempts to rescue them, the heavy seas foiled all efforts.  The survivors had to endure eight days in the water, clinging to parts of the wreck, with little or no drinking…

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