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Creator : Harrhy, Edith
Place Of Creation : Melbourne
Publisher : Allan & Co.
Date of creation : c1951
Additional Creator : Souter, Charles Henry, 1864-1944
Format : Sheet music
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Songs about Australian places feature prominently in our music history.
Edith Harrhy was a composer who came to Australia from England in 1919. She was based in Melbourne and developed a career as a recitalist and broadcaster. Her concerts centred on performances of her own compositions with her singing, playing piano and accompanying other musicians.
The Music Theatre Guild's Harrhy award commemorates her long career as composer and musical director with many amateur and semi-professional musical theatre groups. Charles Henry Souter was a medical practitioner who also wrote poetry. From 1896 he contributed to The Bulletin sometimes using the pseudonyms Nil and Dr Nil. He published four collections of verse Irish lords, To many ladies, The mallee fire and The lonely rose.

Coverage year : 1951
Period : 1946-1979
Further reading :

Australian dictionary of biography, Melbourne : Melbourne University Press; London ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1966-<2002>

South Australiana, Adelaide : South Australia Libraries Board, 1962-1985

Holmes, Robyn. The collector's book of sheet music covers, Canberra : National Library of Australia, 2001

From Colonel Light into the footlights : the performing arts in South Australia from 1836 to the present Norwood, S. Aust. : Pagel Books, 1988

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