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Queen Victoria Club (1901 - 1995)

From
1901
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
To
1995
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Occupations
Voluntary organisation
Alternative Names
  • Women's Liberal League of New South Wales (former name)

Summary

The Queen Victoria Club was established in 1901 as the Women's Liberal League of New South Wales. In 1907 it changed its name to the Queen Victoria Club. It aimed to foster friendship between women, assist musical artists and promote the love of good music. As a way of achieving its aims, the Club held monthly 'musicales' under the patronage of the Governor's wife and established two scholarships at the Sydney Eisteddford, one for piano and the other for violin. It sponsored also, scholarships for violin and cello at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. From 1970 until 1994 the Club met in the rooms of the Girls Secondary Schools' Club in the Gowings Building, Market Street, Sydney. The Club was dissolved in 1995, with the remaining funds used for the establishment of a piano scholarship at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

Details

Members included Sybil King, president 1958-1979, Edna Gibbins, president 1980-1955 and Beryl Green, secretary 1966-1995.

Archival resources

Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales

  • Queen Victoria Club - records, 1937-1995, 1937 - 1995, MLMSS 6211; Queen Victoria Club (1901 - 1995); Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details

Rosemary Francis

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