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Issue Details: First known date: 1933... 1933 The Willow Pattern Plate
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Adapted from the traditional English story set in ancient China, the narrative concerns the love of a mandarin's daughter for the son of her father's gardener. Although kept away from the world in order that she marry the person of her father's choice, she falls dangerously in love with the gardener's son, and they are subsequently forced to flee the parental wrath.


  • Very likely a re-worked version of a production staged the Cremorne Gardens (Bris) in 1920 by the Town Topics. Fred Whaite was then the company's music director and conductor.

Production Details

  • 1933: Broadcast on 2FC (Sydney) on 19 September. Producer John Bedouin; Conductor Fred Whaite.

      • Relayed to 5CL-CK (Adelaide)

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    East Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
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