Reverend Lancelot Threlkeld saw an Aboriginal Dance of Welcome in Newcastle’s East End Settlement in 1825 History. AusStage Australia’s research portal for crucial information on live performance in Australia allows us to discover that it was held in consequence of our being among them.
Threlkeld’s papers and reminiscences (1824-1859), which he received while he was a trainee with the evangelical London Missionary Society were published in 1979. They can be accessed for further research. His description of the singing and dancing may have resembled the Corroboree at a campfire created by Joseph Lycett, a convict artist from Newcastle in 1817.
Searching the database for the term corroboree, will reveal hundreds of records of corroborees from across the continent, ranging in age from 1816 to 1927. The earliest record was 300 people dancing and singing at Main Beach in Tasmania, opposite George Rocks. Tolobunganah was also record by an early settler who saw the event.
Australian Theatre Production History
The database also contains the first Australian theatre production staged by white settlers George Farquhar, an Irish playwright’s 1706 play, The Recruitment Officer.
This entry scans well and shows that convicts did it in Sydney in 1789, in a Mud-wall Hut in Honour of King George III’s Birthday. Watkin Tench and Captain Arthur Phillip were both note as being in the audience.
AusStage has been internationally recognized since its inception 18 years ago as the gold standard, for open access records of live performances. AusStage, which is based at Flinders University and the product of pioneering collaborative research efforts between 18 universities as well as industry partners, is a result of an innovative collective research effort. The 100,000th live performance in Australia was add in May.
This database dates back to 1789 and includes information about amateur and professional performances. The importance of live performances in rural areas and in towns is equal to that in major cities. Even android and animal performers can record.
The Rabbit Hole History
AusStage links allow you to dig deeper into the history of theatre through records on books and articles from other collections. It’s like falling down the rabbit hole when you enter the database. It can be use to help you discover complex aspects of Australian theatre history. As well as the production and consumption commercial and non-commercial performances, and audience analysis. It allows researchers to track the careers of artists at both national and international levels.
AusStage is a significant help in my research on child actors from 1880-1920. Ivy Emms (1905-1949), a hardworking juvenile singer and dancer. From regional Victoria in World War I, was one of my sources. A database search reveals that she was working at Melbourne’s Tivoli Theater. As a choreographer 30 years after performing patriotic songs in pantomimes. (An obituary by The Argus says that she died from a short illness. AusStage allows you to visualize her creative relationships.
AusStage records as of July 11 include 102,643 performances, 142,285 contributors and 15,536 organizations, 17,170 works. There are also records for 9,991 venues, 64,088 resources, and 17,170 works. Access to AusStage was available from 138 countries, with 78% of users from Australia.
AusStage’s mission is to preserve and retrieve Australia’s performing arts heritage and make it available digitally. At the moment, 12 Australian universities are working together to create visualisations of some Australia’s most significant historical theatre venues.
The floor plan for Newcastle’s Victoria Theatre can be use as a 3D digital reproduction and experience. It is one of many elements that contributes to a digital. Recreation of the theatre and its colourful neo-Grecian interiors in its first year (1891-92). The Victoria is New South Wales’ oldest theatre.
The Victoria was originally a Variety theatre. It was renovate in 1920 and install cinema projection technology in 1920. This enabled the Victoria to host live performances for many more decades. Century Venues, which purchased the theatre in 1999, has plans to reopen it.