Historical information

Cal Martin came from London to Australia in 1948 as an operating theatre technician, moving to Eltham 2 years later. He had been given a trumpet in London and taught trumpet part-time here. His longing for London's big band days of the 1930s and 1940s led to his forming the Diamond Valley Big Band in 1978, first playing at the opening of the Eltham Community Centre. Cal died 5 January 2003.

Newspaper article: "Ticket led to a lifelong passion", Diamond Valley News, 1998, Background of Cal Martin and the Diamond Valley Big Band, marking its 20th anniversary, performing at Greensborough RSL.
Newspaper article: "Brassed on", no date, Photograph of Cal Martin, whose love of the big band sound let to forming his own group.
Newspaper notices: no dates but ~January 2003, Death and funeral notices, Cal Martin.

Physical description

Newspaper clippings, A4 photocopies, etc