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1907 Royal Besses o' th' Barn Band in Australia.

Besses band during their 18 month long world tour which took the band to the USA, Canada, the Pacific Islands, New Zealand and Australia during 1906 and 1907. The Tour brought International Fame to this Brass Band from the North of England which has never abated.


Image courtesy of Steve Hughes of Besses Band.
Artefact added : 16th February 2016
by MissEmmaGibbs
Jeremy Says –
Hi,

This is a photo of the parade up Collins St in Melbourne, 1907 watched by 70,000 people and led by 22 Victorian brass bands. I never expected to see a photo like this! I'm currently in the midst of writing a blog post about bands that toured Australia in the early 1900's. Is it possible to have permission to use this photo in a blog post? Proper attribution to the MDMA will be given in the caption and in the references and the name of the uploader can be entered as well if requested.
COMMENT ADDED 11th October 2018
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