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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Australian actress & vocalist. Née Catherine Eleanor Wilson.
Member of Pollard’s Liliputian Opera Company and JC Williamson Ltd.
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.
American actor & playwright. Born 4 May 1886, New York, USA. Married Effie King (actress). Died 16 February 1956, Jamaica, NY, USA.
American actor, vocalist & manager. Né James Cassius Williamson. Born 26 July 1844, Mercer, Pennsylvania, USA. Married (1) Maggie Moore (actress), (2) Mary Weir (dancer). Died 8 July 1913, Paris, France.
On stage in USA, Australia and England from1860s. Arrived Australia in 1874 under engagement to George Coppin. Went to found Australia’s most important theatrical companies, J.C. Williamson Ltd.
English vocalist & stage manager. Né Richard William John Smith. Born 1859, London, England. Son of William Smith and Eliza Weathersby. Married Alice Gresham (vocalist). Died December 1915, Birmingham, England.
Associated with D’Oyly Carte companies in England. Engaged by JC Williamson Ltd to produce G&S operas during 1914-1915.