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Agency:
Devonport Eisteddfod Society
Agency Number:
Start Date:
01 Jan 1921
End Date:
01 Jun 2007
Description:
In 1921 the Devonport Musical and Literary competitions opened in the Majestic Theatre, Devonport. These competitions were held annually up to and including 1939. At a meeting held on 20th November, 1939 it was resolved that the Society go into recess during the coming year owing to World War 11, and waning public interest.
In 1948, the instigation of the Rotary Club of Devonport and the then Warden of Devonport, Cr. H.E. Haslock, convened a public meeting at which a committee was formed. The title 'Devonport Eisteddfod Society' was adopted.
Alan K and Geraldene F Scott were joint honorary secretary for many (approximately 40) years.
Information Sources:
http://www.devonporteisteddfod.org.au/History.aspx
Functions Performed:
Arts and culture
Series Created By Agency:
NS4666 Newspaper Cuttings and Correspondence07 May 191528 Sep 1994

NS4662 Memorabilia12 Jul 1923

NS4661 Minutes of Meetings08 Jun 194821 Nov 1985

NS4665 Posters01 Jan 196601 Sep 2000