Paper by Paul Bentley tracing the development of Australian theatre, music,
opera, dance, variety, film, radio and television and literature from the
arrival of the First Fleet to the end of the 20th century. Summary
or full text
Australia's first hospital and the landscape of health and medical museums
today. Paul Bentley reviews Caps and Veils: The nursing history of
Sydney Hospital matrons and its nurses 1788-1985 and looks at health and
medical museums in Australia and overseas, including the
Lucy-Osborn-Nightingale Foundation Museum. Originally published in Museums Australia
Magazine vol 21 no 2, Summer 2012 and reprinted by kind permission of
Museums Australia. Full text
or the City of Zero.
Information on proposed revival of JC Williamson Australian Federation
pantomime and associated exhibition. Text
|Portrait of Clarice Lorenz by
Hayward Veal. Transferred from the Dennis Wolanski Library to
the State Library of NSW in 1997.
Clarice Maude Lorenz (1906–1981). Article by Paul Bentley on the founder
of the NSW National Opera Company, published in hardcopy edition of Australian
Dictionary of Biography, Volume 18, Melbourne University Press 2012 and
available online at
The Wolanski Foundation will publish related research on Clarice Lorenz and
the NSW National Opera Company in the near future. This will include a
chronology of opera in Australia, list of NSW Opera productions, and
annotated list of sources.
Garry Laycock: Australian musician 1944-1988.
Paper by Paul Bentley on the Australian theatre and concert organisation that dominated
Antipodean show business for more than a century. Summary
or full text
Kellerman Archive Bears Fruit. Summary of
The Original Million Dollar Mermaid: the Story of Annette Kellerman,
a project originating in the acquisition of the Annette Kellerman collection by
the Dennis Wolanski Library in 1975. Summary