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Magic lantern exhibition (lantern entertainment, Gore, South Island, New Zealand, 21 December 1900)

Type of event
lantern entertainment
Full title
Magic lantern exhibition
in or before 21 December 1900
Slide sets shown at this event

Billy's rose (generic set title – 2 different versions are known)

Curfew must not ring tonight (generic set title – 3 different versions are known)

The road to Heaven (generic set title – 3 different versions are known)

People linked to event

CHRISTIE, R. L.  (fl. 1900s) – lantern operator

Organisations linked to event

– organiser

The Southland Times (21 December 1900), p. 2

“Gore. A packed audience greeted the Band of Hope's entertainment in aid of hte prize fund for the forthcoming reciting and singing competition and an excellent programme was submitted, the young performers aquitting themselves with great credit. [...] The second portion was devoted to a magic lantern exhibition, scenes in Stewart Island having precedence. 'The Little Hero,' sung by Mr W. Wright, and the recitations 'Billy's Rose,' by Mr C. R. Ingram, 'The Road to hEaven' and 'Curfew shall not ring to-night,' by Mr Boyd, illustrated with lantern views, were acceptable items. A vote of thanks was passed to Mr R. L. Christie who provided the lantern entertainment and to the performers.”

Lucerna ID 7006250

Record created by Lydia Jakobs and Richard Crangle. Last updated 22 March 2017

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