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Australian Championships (A Grade)

Tue 9th Nov 1897

Format: Own Choice Test Piece Contest
Adjudicators: Henri Staell, George A. Martin
Venue: Sydney Town Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Australian Championships (B Grade) 1897
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Position Band Conductor Music Draw Points
1 Queenstown (Tasmania ) Thomas Hopkins Rossini [arr. Round] 5 48
2 Naval Artillery Volunteers (NSW) Jack Charlesworth Tannhäuser [unknown arranger] 8 47
3 Sydney Model (NSW) Jack Devlin Rienzi [unknown arranger] 7 46
4 Parramatta Model (NSW) George O'Shea Souvenir de Bellini 3 44
5 N S W Railway Military (NSW) Charles Helm Bellini [arr. Round] 2 41
5 Armidale City (NSW) Alfred Lovell Euryanthe [unknown arranger] 6 41
7 Newtown ( Sydney ) Thomas Mellor Weber [arr. Round] 1 40
8 Zeehan Military ( Tasmania ) Alf Caddie Zaar und Zimmermann 4 36
W Bathurst Military (NSW)
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1st - £100/$200 + Besson Silver Cup, valued 50 guineas + Boosey Challenge Cup, valued 30 guineas + gold medal for conductor
2nd - £50/$100
3rd - £20/$40

Championship held from Thu 4th Nov to Tue 9th Nov; this was the first contest advertised as for the "Championship of Australia", and as such is regarded as the first in the current sequence of Australian National Championships.
8 bands played.
Points awarded out of 60.

Solo prizes:
Eb cornet: E. Walters, Parramatta
Bb Cornet: W. H. Fleetman, Sydney
Tenor horn: J. Arcus, Sydney

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