The author recalls his first experience of Sydney forty years ago.
The reference to Fred Bluett appearing at Harry Rickards ' Tivoli Theatre in 1899 is an error of recall on the part of Farrelly. As noted in Bluett's Australian Variety Theatre Archive biography, the comedian did not make his first appearance on a Rickards' vaudeville programme until September 1901.
The reference to Minnie Tittell Brune being in Sydney in 1899 is also incorrect as the American actress did not come to Australia until 1904. She was brought to the country by J. C. Williamson .