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Wednesday, 14 June 2017 19:32

ZEPLIN, Henry (1879-1934)

Australian pianist. Né Henry George Zeplin; aka George Henry (from 1916). Born 1879, Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Son of Frederick Zeplin and Rebecca Mary Jones. Married (1) Maud Humfress, 14 March 1903, VIC, Australia (div. 1917), (2) Marjorie --. Died 25 October 1934, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.
Wednesday, 14 June 2017 19:30

ZELMAN, Alberto (1832-1907)

Austro-Hungarian conductor. Born 1832, Trieste, Italy. Died 28 December 1907, Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Married Emily Hodgkinson, 1873, VIC, Australia. Father of Alberto Zelman (conductor) and Victor Zelman (landscape painter).

In India with GBW Lewis's company in 1868. Conducted at the opening of the Academy of Music in Melbourne on 6 November 1876.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 233.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 19:28

YOUNG, Florence (1870-1920)

Australian actress & vocalist. Née Florence Maude Young. Born 2 October 1870, Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Daughter of Henry Henrard Young (jeweller) and Elizabeth Tonkin. Sister of Millie Young (actress), Gladys Young (actress), Harry Young (actor), Fred Young (stage manager). Married Robert Campbell Rivington, 8 February 1897, Melbourne, VIC, Australia (div. 1912), (2) Reginald Roberts (de facto). Died 11 November 1920, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.

On stage from 1890, performing in musical comedy and pantomime, having studied singing with Madame Lucy Chambers.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 188.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 19:22

YOUNG, Charles (1819-1874)

English actor. Ne Charles Horace Frisbee Young. Born 5 April 1819, Doncaster, Yorkshire, England. Son of Charles Young (actor) and Isabella Frisby. Married (1) Jane Thomson [Mrs Herman Vezin] (actress), 6 June 1845, Launceston, TAS, Australia (div. 1862), (2) Ellen Kirby, 1868, Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Died 29 January 1874, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

On stage in Australia and England from 1840s. Performed comedy and Shakespearean roles supporting GV Brooke, Barry Sullivan and Walter Montgomery.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 195.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 19:21

WOOD, Madame Gregor (c.1879-1951)

Australian operatic vocalist (contralto). Née Alice Leah Mattinson, aka Allie Mattinson. Daughter of Thomas Mattinson and Mary Jane Carey. Married James Gregor Wood (vocalist), 27 December 1902, Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Died 10 September 1951, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.

Oratorio and concert singer on stage in Australia from 1890s, often as soloist with Scots Church choir and with husband performing Scottish songs.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 215.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 19:20

WOOD, Ernest (c.1861-1914)

English church organist and conductor. Né Ernest Harry Edward Wood. Born c.1861, Sheffield, England. Son of William Wood and Maria Smith. Married Castalie Alexandrine Coblyn (French-born linguist & musician), 9 April 1901, Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Died 9 May 1914, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.

Organist and director of the choir of St Paul’s Cathedral and conductor of the Royal Metropolitan Liedertafel in Melbourne.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 241.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 19:17

WINSTANLEY, Eliza (1818-1882)

English-born actress & writer. Née Eliza Winstanley. Born 1818, London, England. Daughter of William Winstanley (scene painter). Married Henry Charles O'Flaherty (musician), Sydney, NSW, Australia. Died 1882, Sydney, NSW, Australia

On stage in Australia from 1834-1846. Returned to England, acted with Charles Kean to 1859. Acted in USA 1848-1849. Wrote novels. Returned to Sydney 1880.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 8.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 19:16

WILSON, Nellie (1877-1913+)

Australian actress & vocalist. Née Catherine Eleanor Wilson.

Member of Pollard’s Liliputian Opera Company and JC Williamson Ltd.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 172.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 19:14

WILSON, J Plumpton (1879-1958)

English actor. Né Joshua Plumpton Wilson. Son of Beverley Linett Wilson and Katherine Lilleyburn. Married (1) Eily Malyon (actress), 9 December 1911, Melbourne, VIC, Australia (div. 1922), (2) Esther Mitchell (actress), 1924. Died September 1958, New York, USA.

On stage in Australia from 1910s as actor for JC Williamson Ltd.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 220.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 19:13

WILSON, Frank H (1886-1956)

American actor & playwright. Born 4 May 1886, New York, USA. Married Effie King (actress). Died 16 February 1956, Jamaica, NY, USA.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 229.

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