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.

Tuesday, 20 February 2018 10:48

AGM Documents

2018 Annual General Meeting

If you are coming to the meeting, you may like to print out the below documents and bring them along.   

Notice & Agenda (pdf file, 86 KB)

President's Report (pdf file)

Financial Statement (pdf file, 317 KB)

AGM Minutes 2017 Minutes (pdf file, 84 KB)


If appropriate, you may like to use these forms.

Proxy form (Ms Word file, 27 KB)

Committee nomination (Ms Word file, 44 KB)

Monday, 27 March 2017 20:55

Theatre Books

The following are some interesting books, pamphlets & programs [out of copyright] for you to download:


My Life's Story Nellie Stewart frontispiece

Nellie Stewart, My Life's Story
J. Sands, Sydney 1923

(pdf, 113.85 MB)



Gilbert & Sullivan Opera in Australia coverVinia de Loitte (Mrs Howard Vernon), Gilbert & Sullivan Opera in Australia 1879-1935,
11th edition, Whitmarks Ltd., Sydney, 1935

(pdf, 7.96 MB)




His Majesty's Theatre Melbourne Opening Souvenir coverPhil Finkelstein, His Majesty's Theatre Melbourne Opening Souvenir Saturday July 28th 1934
J. C. Williamson Ltd. Melbourne, 1934

(pdf, 25.36 MB)



Stories of the Operas coverJ. C. Williamson Ltd. Opera Season in association with Dame Nellie Melba, Stories of the Operas
J. C. Williamson Ltd. 1918

(pdf, 4.2 MB)

Friday, 27 November 2015 16:06

Forthcoming events


17 March 2018: Annual General Meeting, to be held at the Prahran Mechanics Institute - Bernard Caleo on Federici and the Princess's Theatre

May 2018: Launch of the JCW Scene Books website (date and venue to be confirmed)

June 2018: Robert Ray on a life as director and choreographer (date and venue to be confirmed)

5 September 2018: Katie Flack on Pansy "La Milo" Montague – State Library of Victoria

November 2018: Cheryl Threadgold OAM on the history and culture of amateur theatre in Victoria (date and venue to be confirmed)

Monday, 12 January 2015 19:00

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Wednesday, 18 June 2014 18:53

Shakespeare Costumes Exhibition

Bard garb: Dramatic Shakespeare costumes

The exhibition Shakespeare, the Stuff of the World brings together more than 100 outfits, from Gertrude's gown to Banquo's blood-stained doublet. The exhibition is at the Centre National du Costume de Scene in Moulins, central France, until 4 January 2015.

Read a article about this exhibition in the Guardian.

For more information about the Centre National du Costume de Scene click here.

Members lucky enough to be travelling to Europe this year may like to take a detour to Moulins in central France to see this exhibition.

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Monday, 11 November 2013 19:38

Reginald Byers

Tenor 5.12.1933-3.10.2013

Monday, 11 November 2013 19:37

Laurel Martyn OBE

Dancer, choreographer, teacher 23.7.1916-16.10.2013

Monday, 11 November 2013 19:35

Bernie McGann

Musician  22.6.1937-17.9.2013

Monday, 11 November 2013 19:30

John Hopkins AM OBE

Conductor  19.7.1927-1.10.2013

Tributes: The Australian , ABC , LimelightWikipedia

Monday, 11 November 2013 19:27

Robert Foster

Actor, dancer; long-time THA supporter d. 19.8.2013

Robert's reminiscences were published in On Stage, Volume 3, Numbers 1-4

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