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Unlock the Past Cruises

Popular entertainment in the Colony

Event Information

  • 3 Sep 2011 3:00pm
  • Coach House, Hambledon Cottage, 63 Hassall Street
  • Parramatta
  • New South Wales
Other Information

History Week

Parramatta and District Historical Society

This presentation by Janette Pelosi will showcase the Letters received requesting approval for entertainments and performances from the Colonial Secretary. These reveal a wealth of information on performances and entertainments in Sydney, country towns and Victoria (to 1850). Such entertainments including plays in both Sydney and country theatres, concerts, circus performances, waxworks, ventriloquism and fantoccini to name a few.