Collection RS6 - Horton Bequest

Index to RS6 Scrapbook : selected programs Folder : selected programs Exhibition Ode Full score transcribed Audio file of Exhibition Ode MP3 file of Exhibition Ode Photograph of the exhibition building taken by T. Crawford Photograph of the exhibition building  taken by W.L. Beale Photograph of the exhibition building from Knocklofty

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Horton Bequest


  • 1903-1952 (Creation)

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In 1895 Horton became the organiser of a choir which won distinction in the Tasmanian Exhibition. He was founder of the Hobart Amateur Orchestral Society and later secretary. The society was to become the Hobart Symphony Orchestra. He won the Tasmanian Public School exhibition in 1837, entered the Public Service in 1897 and was chief clerk at the Education Department until his retirement in 1940.

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Bequeathed to The Royal Society of Tasmania

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Collection consists of notes, photographs and scrapbooks of Tasmanian music and drama, theatrical figures and events. Including the International Exhibition of 1894 and meeting minutes for the Tasmanian Tourist Association

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This material is made available for personal research and study purposes under the University of Tasmania Standard Copyright Licence. For any further use permission should be obtained from the copyright owners. For assistance please contact

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HE Apr.2020




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