Historical information

The Malvern Tramways Band (Stonnington City Brass) was one of the leading brass bands in Victoria and Australia for many years. The conductor, Mr Harry Shugg, arrived to conduct the band in 1915 having previously been conductor of the Geelong Harbour Trust Band. Harry Shugg went on to conduct the band for an amazing 31 years where they won numerous competitions. On the back of the postcard is a handwritten message dated 16/12/1921 from Harry Shugg to a M. W. Boina


This postcard is significant as it presents an photo of a very famous band and their conductor. It is also significant as it has a message on the back written by Mr Harry Shugg with no address which means that the postcard was handed to the recipient. It is part of a series of four postcards which show the different groups that Harry Shugg conducted over his lifetime.

Physical description

Rectangular black and white photograph printed on a postcard. On the back is a hand written message.

Inscriptions & markings

Back: Printed: "Postcard", "Kodak Australia"
"Correspondence | Address Only"
Vertical print: " Muntz Studio, Malvern"
Message: "To M. W. Boina,
Wishing the Compliments of the Season
Harry Shugg
(Winners South St 1921)"