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Issue Details: First known date: 2002... 2002 Professional and Post-war Digger Entertainment (1916-1935)
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Individual soldier entertainers and variety troupes comprising ex-servicemen began to tour the Australasian region as early as 1916. Following the Armistice in November 1918 Australian and New Zealand concert parties continued to entertain soldiers still on active peace-keeping duties as well civilian audiences in both Britain and Europe. The popularity of this "digger-infused' entertainment was such that troupes continued to perform on the stage around Australasia and elsewhere through until the mid-1930s. This online exhibition provides insight into some of the key people and troupes involved in soldier entertainment during that period.

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    Section: World War I in Australian Literature
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