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Maxwell Oldaker
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Start Date:
17 Dec 1907
End Date:
01 Feb 1972
Singer and actor, was born in Devonport, only child of Tasmanian-born parents Charles Edmund Wells Oldaker, farmer, and Alice Mabel (nee Wade). He undertook professional training in England while working in theatre and radio. He won a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music, London in 1934. He returned to Australia and toured with J C Williamson and starred in many musical and theatrical productions. He also composed works for piano. He returned to Launceston permanently in 1959 and worked in radio and television and as a teacher of voice and continued to perform in interstate productions.
Information Sources:
Australian Dictionary of Biography
Functions Performed:
Arts and culture
Series Created By Agency:
LMSS106 Personal Papers08 Aug 185131 Dec 1991