Hilda Tansey (1901 - 1975)
Australia's first lady conductor
She was a cunning poker player, loved her budgie, had a great sense of humour and she was my aunt. She was also a fine player of brass instruments, conductor and teacher, and the first lady conductor of a brass band in Australia
( via vintage brass bands pictures)
The National Library of Australia's Lewis collection of photographs
Photographs of singer and saxaphonist Barbara James, her husband, musician and band leader, Reg Lewis and Barbara's parents, entertainers Will James and Malvena Moore. Also includes photographs of various bands and musicians
The New Embassy Cabaret, Melbourne
Reg Lewis and the Prince Edwardians
Comments: more bands
the Apollo Bay story buried on that site is terrific.
Posted by David Tiley at March 21, 2004 08:14 PM
Yes I read that - among the other family treasures there.
Posted by boynton at March 21, 2004 08:26 PM