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Adelaide's best procession
Title : Adelaide's best procession Adelaide's best procession
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Creator : Krischock, Henry, photographer
Source : Chronicle, 23 November 1933, p. 35
Date of creation : 1933
Format : Newspaper
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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With so much financially and emotionally invested in the production of the first Christmas pageant, organiser Edward Hayward would have been pleased with the reviews it received.

The Adelaide Chronicle proclaimed it 'Adelaide's best procession' and confirmed that 'adults enjoyed the parade quite as much as the children' (23 November 1933, p. 35).

According to The Advertiser 'its main purpose was to provide fun, and it discharged it, better than any procession has for years' (23 November 1933, p.16).

In his 'Out among the people',The Advertiser columnist, 'Rufus' had nothing but glowing praise: 'much-travelled friends told me that they had never seen a better procession abroad than that which paraded on Saturday. For dignity, piquancy, arrangement, and appropriate selection of types to represent national characters, the display was a triumphant success' (23 November 1933, p.16).

Children left the pageant 'filled with the happiest of thoughts' (The Mail, 18 November 1933, p. 14).

Initially conceived as a 'once only' event, the success of the 1933 Christmas pageant led John Martin's to make it an annual spectacle.

Related names :

John Martin & Co.

Coverage year : 1933
Region : Adelaide city
Further reading :
'60th John Martin's State Bank Christmas pageant 1933-1993', Sunday Mail, 31 October 1993, 24 p. supp.

Adelaide's once-a-year day, Adelaide: Commercial Printing House, 1978.

'Street pageant delights crowd', Advertiser, 20 November 1933, p. 16.

A touch of magic [videorecording] : [the story behind the Christmas Pageant], West Lakes?, S. Aust. : Cine News Productions, 1993.

Internet links :

Credit Union Christmas pageant

John Martin's first pageant: 1933 [State Library of South Australia]



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