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Source: Argus 25 August 1869, p.8.
Weston and Hussey Minstrels Weston and Hussey Minstrels i(8008546 works by) (Organisation) assertion (a.k.a. Weston, Kelly, Holly and Hussey Minstrels; Hussey, Kelly and Holly Minstrels)
Born: Established: 31 May 1869 Melbourne, Victoria, ; Died: Ceased: 16 Apr 1870 Sydney, New South Wales,
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Frank Weston and Frank Hussey joined forces in May 1869, debuting their company at Melbourne's St George's Hall (renamed Weston's Opera House for the occasion). The season ran from 31 May to mid-January 1870, broken only by a few brief regional engagements in October and Nopvember including Ballarat and Geelong). The company then opened at Adelaide's Theatre Royal (as Weston, Kelly, Holly and Hussey Minstrels). Although the shows were reportedly well-attended, the four principals became insolvent by the time they opened in Sydney at the Prince of Wales Theatre on 26 February (as Hussey, Kelly and Holly Minstrels). After disbanding on 16 April, Hussey, Kelly and Holly opened three nights later with the Excelsior Minstrels. Frank Weston later co-founded Weston and La Feuillade's Minstrels.

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  • Among the performers known to have been engaged were: Frank Weston (also manager), Frank Hussey (also stage manager), Nicholas La Feuillade (also music director), Harry Kelly, Charles Holly, J. A. Herman, T. Campbell, Thomas Rainford, Henri Ackland, J. Stewart, Max Maretzic, D. Warren, G. Fitch, W. Harrison, T. J. (Tommy) Peel, N. Reeves, Mr Cullimore, Tom Buckley, H. Reynolds, J. Hart, Edward Amery, Barry O'Neil, N. Reeves, H. Luder, A. Wallace, and O. Blake

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