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Source: Sydney Mail 30 September 1908, p.15.
August W. Juncker August W. Juncker i(A107077 works by) (birth name: William Auguste Juncker)
Born: Established: 22 Jun 1852 Liverpool, Merseyside,
United Kingdom (UK),
Western Europe, Europe,
; Died: Ceased: 1942 Sydney, New South Wales,
Gender: Male
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British composer, music director, conductor.

Born in Liverpool, August Juncker’s early career was with the Imperial Ottoman Bank in Cairo. He later studied music in Naples before coming to Australia in the early 1880s as conductor of the Dunning London Comic Opera Co. He toured throughout the Antipodes frequently with firms such as the Montague-Turner Co and J. C. Williamson and in the USA briefly conducted for Klaw and Erlanger. The composer of two light operas and more than 70 songs, Juncker was for many years the Newcastle Musical Union’s conductor and an examiner for the London College of Music. He died in Sydney.

[Source: Australian Variety Theatre Archive]

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