Item 5: Grande Fete Patriotique Souvenir

Accession Number PUBS002/004/001/023/005
Collection number Souvenirs 2 4/1/23/5
Collection type Published Collection
Record type Item
Item count 1
Measurement Overall: 56 x 38.5cm
Object type Souvenir
Maker Unknown
Place made Belgium, France
Date made 1919
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Copyright expired. Copying permitted subject to physical condition. Permission for reproduction not required.

Souvenir program of a concert held during the First World War. This program is for a concert by the 7th Australian Infantry Brigade 'The Blue Diamonds' Concert Party and Orchestra at the Palace Theatre on 13 February 1919. The concert featured instrumentals, vocal performances, comedy, dance and sketch performances. The program is predominantly written in French and features a cover embellished with hand painted black, yellow and red stripes. The large inner cover is richly embellished with a hand painted black, yellow and red border surrounding a garland and the South Australian, Western Australian, Tasmanian and Queensland coat of arms. A gold rising sun badge appears inside the garland while the French and Belgian coat of arms appear at the top of the page. The program is bound with a black, yellow and green ribbon.

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