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Photograph - Black and White - Ballarat celebrations 1937

From the Collection of Ballarat Heritage Services PO Box 2209 Bakery Hill Post Office Victoria

6.5cm H x 8.5 cm W
Object Registration
max walters, ballarat, 1937, celebrations, national mutual building, sturt street
Historical information
Words on the building on the south west corner of Sturt Street are visible. "NATIONAL MUTUAL BUILDING". This building was used by Mark's Jewellers, and then Allan Bros. Jewellers. The next building has the writing "ARGUS" and Printers, Bookbinders, Stationers, on it. This was known as Berry Anderson's.
I suspect that these are photographs before the celebrations for the coronation. See The Argus 13 May 1937 "Celebrations in Many Country Towns"
Ballarat Celebrations
BALLARAT Wednesday - Special Coronation celebrations were largely attended In the morning there was a service In Christ Church, at which representatlves of the council and other public bodies were present There was a similar gathering in St Andrew's Kirk
At a civic service in the Alfred Hall in the afternoon the address was given by the Bishop of Ballarat (the Right Rev W Johnson). Bishop Johnson spoke
of the personal association of King George V with his people, and said that the present King and Queen would be equally concerned with the welfare of their subjects The Revs H A Horsfall and B E Williams co-operated In the service, which was presided over by the Mayor (Councillor J Pryor) Mr Lloyd Lindsay recited Mase?Coronation ode and Miss W Ritchie sang "Land of Hope and Glory '
At night a Coronation concert was held in the Alfred Hall
Last updated
16 Jun 2019 at 12:01PM