Peter Johnson

Peter Johnson

Peter has undertaken extensive research into the work of his great great grandfather and Australian's most prolific colonial theatre architect George R. Johnson (1840-1898). He has written entries for the Australian Dictionary of Biography and the Encyclopedia of Australian Architecture.  Peter operates an architectural practice in St Kilda and acts as a valuer of architectural documents for the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Sunday, 18 August 2013

Book Offer - Circus & Stage

Special new book offer to Theatre Heritage Australia Members - 20% off

Circus and Stage
The Theatrical Adventures of Rose Edouin and GBW Lewis
by Mimi Colligan

A fascinating new book which delves into the lives of two stars of 19th century theatre.
More information click here

To purchase your copy please go to the website above and 'add to cart'. As you checkout and register your details make sure to enter the following discount voucher code into the relevant field:
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Friday, 02 August 2013

Peter O'Shaughnessy

Actor, born 1924, died 17.7.2013 in the UK.
Debbie Cuthbertson's tribute The Age 2.8.13


Monday, 27 May 2013

Rona Newton-John

Actress 1.2.1943-24.5.2013. See artcle: SMH 27.5.2013 

Sunday, 26 May 2013

Dennis Price

Pianist, musical director  26.8.1930-21.5.2013

Sunday, 26 May 2013

John Sumner AO CBE

Director, administrator  25.5.1924-24.5.2013  

Tributes: The Age  Aussie Theatre  MTC blog  Sonia Harford

Saturday, 25 May 2013

Albert Lance

Tenor  12.7.1925-15.5.2013

Saturday, 25 May 2013

Penne Hackforth-Jones

Actress  5.8.1949-18.5.2013 

Sunday, 19 May 2013

Scenic Studios tour

On the Tuesday 9th May 2013, THA was the guest of Ross Turner and the production team for a tour of the Scenic Studios workshop at Preston. Judy Leech is preparing a full report shortly. In the meantime here is an outline of some of the things Ross spoke about:

  • previous productions for the Australian Ballet and major musicals
  • recent designs for the Queensland Ballet
  • recent trends away from hand painting to digital printing for drops etc
  • his collection of JCW production registers & photographs from the 1920s

A complete set of images taken on the day are available for members to view on our  flickr site.
These flickr images are available in various sizes for downloading (but are for personal use only).
A sample of those images are set out below.

Saturday, 18 May 2013

Terry Wilkinson

Musician  9.4.1931-20.2.2013 

Saturday, 18 May 2013

Gordon Walls

Dancer, choreographer  12.9.1932-31.1.2013 

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