Sydney Eisteddfod Story by Jennie Rowley Lees
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Sydney Eisteddfod Story
By Jennie Rowley Lees

The Sydney Eisteddfod Story


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Sydney Eisteddfod Story by Jennie Rowley Lees

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When the Harbour Bridge opened in 1932, critics carped about Sydney's lack of sophistication alarming those in power that unless the city cultivated a more civilised image, it would remain a cultural backwater forever. The Great Depression was at its zenith, however, and there was no funding for major projects. In consultation with leaders of the local musical community, a great eisteddfod was planned as a ploy to enhance Sydney's reputation as a centre for music. The public welcomed the idea and, with the press rallying in support, the City of Sydney Eisteddfod opened in 1933. The initial competition was such an outstanding success, it became an annual event. When the Pacific War forced it to recess in 1941, it had uncovered a wealth of astonishing talent, and fired what the critics described as the start of a cultural renaissance. Published to coincide with its 75th birthday, The Sydney Eisteddfod Story takes us back to the beginnings of this most successful ploy.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780975748329
ISBN-10: 0975748327
Format: Paperback
(170mm x 243mm x mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Currency Book Services
Publisher: Currency Book Services
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: Australia


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