Historical information

The Melbourne Argus on the following Day reported on the event:
A sequel to the military sports gathering recently held on the Melbourne Cricket ground was provided last night at the Town Hall in the shape of a military concert, at which the prizes won at the sports were distributed. The proceeds of both fixtures will go to further the Y.M.C.A.'s work of providing winter comforts for troops on active service. Additional aid to the fund will be forthcoming from the sale of the handsome souvenir programmes the cover ol which is a replica of the A.N.A. roll of honour, and depicts the landing on Gallipoli. The charge made was an indefinite I one, with an irreducible minimum of six-pence."
(Source: The Argus, 26 Jan 1916, p. 9)

Physical description

Military Concert, Melbourne Town Hall, 25th January 1916. 4 page program illustrated on the cover with an image of Australian troops landing at Gallipoli. Also included are the coats of arms of the Australian States at the time. The insert (Image 2016.0461a) includes details of the performances and performers. The best known of the performers at the concert was Horace Stevens.