Collection RS87 - Scrapbook of Theatre programmes

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Scrapbook of Theatre programmes


  • 1949-1959 (Creation)

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1 scrapbook

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Olive Grant Burn, formerly Harbottle nee Pinnock was a well-known theatrical producer. In 1954 was awarded an MBE for services to the Theatre Royal. She was also active in the Hobart Repertory Theatre.

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(1837- present)

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In 1834 a consortium of Hobart Town’s business leaders was formed with the aim of establishing a permanent theatre for the rapidly expanding colony. The theatre was designed by Peter Degraves, founder of Cascade, Australia’s oldest brewery, and has walls of convict-carved stone. The building design was approved by John Lee Archer, Colonial Engineer.. For more information see:

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Presented to the Royal Society by Mrs. Olive Burn, 1976

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Scrapbook of Theatre programmes - news clippings dated 1949 - 1959. News clippings relating to the reconstruction of the Theatre Royal, programmes for plays, concerts, etc.
'The Theatre Royal: a brief history' 1837 - 1948, collected by Mrs. Olive Burns, at one time acting president of the Hobart Repertory Theatre.

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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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Held TAHO:
NS295 Theatre Programs collected by Olive Burn -
Photograph - Olive Grant Burn, formerly Harbottle nee Pinnock -

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