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Charles Thatcher Charles Thatcher i(A34205 works by) (a.k.a. Charles R. Thatcher; Charles Robert Thatcher; Chas. R. Thatcher)
Born: Established: 1831 Bristol,
United Kingdom (UK),
Western Europe, Europe,
; Died: Ceased: Sep 1878 Shanghai,
East Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,

Gender: Male
Arrived in Australia: 1852 Departed from Australia: 1869
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'In his early twenties Thatcher emigrated to Australia. Arriving in Melbourne on the Isabella in November 1852, he first tried his hand at goldmining but soon joined the orchestra at the Royal Victoria Theatre, Bendigo. He began filling in between the plays by singing topical verses to well-known tunes in his pleasant tenor voice. After this engagement Thatcher's reputation as a goldfields balladeer proceeded apace and by May 1854 he was given top billing at the Shamrock Hotel at Bendigo, which remained his base for several years. He travelled around all the principal goldfields of Victoria and also undertook three tours of New Zealand' (State Library of Victoria catalogue).

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State Library of Victoria (VIC)
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