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Daphne N. Paterson
Scrapbook related mainly to ballet in Australia 1939-1980

MSS 0140

Contents Listing

One scrapbook comprising clippings cut primarily from the Australian Women’s Weekly and other illustrated magazines, as well as photographs, news clippings and some programmes related to ballet in Australia ca 1939-1980.

Contents include:

  • Covent Garden Russian Ballet flyer for Adelaide season April 1939
  • programme for Col. W. de Basil’s Ballet Company Australia-New Zealand season 1939-1940 (Theatre Royal, Adelaide June 1940)
  • Col. W. de Basil’s Ballet Company cast list for Adelaide Saturday matinee performance of Le Pavillon, Petrouchka and Graduation Ball June 15 1940
  • magazine photographs of members of the Ballets Russes, and Australian dancers eg Robert Helpmann, Margot Fonteyn
  • programmes of Borovansky Australian Ballet 1st – 4th  programmes, Theatre Royal (Adelaide) September 1945, and clippings
  • programme and newspaper clippings re Walter Desborough and the Desborough Ballet Company ca. 1951
  • National Theatre Ballet Company programme and clippings ca. 1949
  • Ballet Rambert programmes Australian-NZ tour 1947-48 and clippings
  • Magazine clippings of visiting ballet companies and dancers

Note: the provenance of this collection is unknown. It was found with uncatalogued Theatre Collection items.

Cheryl Hoskin
September 2012



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