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  • Harry Tighe (1877-1946)

  • Harry Tighe, the son of state politician Atkinson Tighe, grew up in Petersham. Sent to England at seventeen due to his poor health, he enrolled at Cambridge University and his health significantly improved. Despite becoming healthy in the English climate, Tighe continued to identify himself as Australian, struggling with the conflict between his physical comfort and his affection for his homeland. At twenty-one he became a full-time writer. By the early 1930s he had written sixteen novels and had four plays produced in London.
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      The Canary Waistcoat

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    Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "The minuet quadrille, composed for the court balls and respectfully dedicated to the Countess of Jersey by Jullien. [Lithograph] by J. Brandard. M. & N. Hanhart." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1843. Source

    Waistcoat, 1780-1800 (French, silk and cotton). Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Caroline A. L. Pratt Fund, 1967. Source