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.
This postcard is significant as it presents an photo of a very famous band and their conductor. The significance also lies with the back of the postcard where there is a list of achievements in competition to date. It is part of a series of four postcards which show the different groups that Harry Shugg conducted over his lifetime.
Rectangular black and white photograph printed on a postcard. Competition results are printed on the back.
Inscriptions & markings
Front: Malvern Tramways Band 1924
Back: Top Left: Under the Patronage of His Excellency
Top Centre: (Coat of Arms)
Top Right: Colonel the Rt. Hon. the Earl of Stradbroke
K.C.M.G., C.B., C.V.O., C.B.E., A.D.C.
Governor of Victoria
Subsequent lines: Malvern Tramways Band
1912, Winners of all Events, A.N.A. Competition, Collingwood. Trophies. Highest Aggregate and Silver Cup
1913-14. Winners A.N.A. Competition
Winners of all Events, Chamber of Manufacturers' Contest
Second Prize South Street Ballarat
1915. Ballarat. Tied for First Prize A Grade Championship. Winners Highest Aggregate and Boosey Shield, value 75 Guineas. Second Quickstep
1917. Winners of All Events A.N.A. A Grade Championship. Melbourne. and Winners of Grand Final for O'Brien and Down Cup valued 100 Guineas for Highest Aggregate
1918. Winners A.N.A. A Grade Championship, Melbourne. and Winners of Grand Final for O'Brien and Down Cup valued 100 Guineas for Highest Aggregate.
1920. Winners South Street Championship A Grade and Boosey Shield value 50 Guineas.
1921. Winners South Street Championship A Grade and Boosey Shield value 50 Guineas, Second Year
1922. Winners A Grade Championship, Ballarat, 3rd successive year and Grand Final, Boosey Shield value 50 Guineas, Highest Aggregate