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framed black and white photograph

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

Description
A black / white photograph of a group of uniformed band members seated outside a building. In front is a large drum with "ORBOST MUNICIPAL BAND" around the circumference. The photograph is under glass in a white wooden frame.
Size
H-225mm W-270mm
Object Registration
1339
Keywords
music recreation orbost-municipal-band
Historical information
This is a photograph of the Orbost Municipal Band in 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
1973
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 front - Orbost Municipal Band with a typed list of names
Last updated
10 Sep 2019 at 3:27PM