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Source: Australian War Memorial
Field Artillery Pirates Field Artillery Pirates i(7789438 works by) (Organisation) assertion
Born: Established: 1915 ; Died: Ceased: 1915
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Formed for a one-off concert on 21 October 1915, the Field Artillery Pirates presented an entertainment comprising instrumentals, recitations, comedy and vocal performances. The concert is one of the earliest known entertainments staged within the Australian Imperial Forces during WWI.

The advertised performers, as billed in a program held by the Australian War Memorial were: Captain James Hook; Lieutenant Doherty; Bombadiers – Cowan and Cornish; Gunners – de May, Rhodes, Keighley, Ivers and Code; Private Phillips; Driver Keeami; and Mr Richardson (4th Officer).

[Source: Australian Variety Theatre Archive]

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  • This entry has been sourced from research undertaken by Dr Clay Djubal into Australian-written popular music theatre (ca. 1850-1930).

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