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framed coloured photograph

From the Collection of Orbost & District Historical Society Ruskin Street Orbost Victoria

Description
A coloured photograph of a man in a band uniform holding a brass instrument ( a french horn?). It is under glass framed in a white and gold wooden frame.
Size
H-270mm W-217mm
Object Registration
1335
Keywords
music recreation orbost-municipal-band knight-g.
Historical information
Mr E. Knight was the president of the Orbost Municipal Band from 1972 - 1978.
The photographer, Peter Fagg, worked as a scientist with the Department of Sustainability and Environment (now DELWP) to study dieback in eucalypts. He specialised in the silviculture of the eucalypt forest types of South-East Australia for most of his 40-year career, which started with the Forests Commission Victoria. He was in Orbost from 1968 - 1973.
The first Orbost Brass Band was formed in 1889. Around 1908 the town band split and the Orbost Workers' Band was formed. Eventually the two bands merged in 1913 to reform as the Orbost Municipal Band under conductorship of Charles Spink. The band continued for many years but was later disbanded and again reformed. This was to happen a number of times, the last time being in 1961 and continuing through to the late 1970's.
Further info and Ref: In Times Gone By - Deborah Hall

When Made
December 1978
Made By
Fagg, Peter (Maker)
Significance
The various Orbost bands over the years played a major role in community activities providing entertainment and musical experiences for the many members.
Inscriptions & Markings
on back - ".....E. Knight.......Dec 1978"
Last updated
13 Nov 2019 at 12:12PM