Historical information

The 1920 Club agreed to have a working bee at Wanliss House to remove fittings for sale from the house before it was demolished. This program was found down behind the mantle of one of the fireplaces.

Physical description

Discoloured and torn fragment of the Ballarat College1870 Speech Day program

Inscriptions & markings

Front: Ballarat College crest / SPEECHDAY / Christmas 1870 / Hall fo the MECHANICS' INSTITUTE / ON / FRIDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 16th / AT HALF-PAST SEVEN O'CLOCK / The Rev William henderson in the Chair / Admit the bearer / R O McCoy PRINCIPAL / EVAN BROTHERS PRINTING....
Verso: PROGR.... / read R.... / Song - By the whole school / Recitation / 'John Maynard' S Garman ...J MacNeil /Solo Piano / 'La Zingara' B Richards...H Crawcour / Recitation Humurous / 'The farmer and the counsellor' H Smith...Eastwood / Duet piano / 'Soldier's Chorus B Richards... and G W Adam / Re..T.. "Shiel's celebrated reply to...J Nicol / Song / 'Constantinople' A lloyd...J D Croker / Recitation / 'Our Gallant Volunteers ...Mackay...Mont Rowe / Distribution of Prizes