Baton - Wood, Melbourne International Exhibition, 1880-1881 Object Reg. No: SH 960423

An ebony conductor's baton, purportedly used by Mr Henry Wilson to conduct the massed choir at the Melbourne International Exhibition, 1880-1881. There is no mention of Henry Wilson conducting the choir in the Official Record, however it is possible he conducted at the rehearsals.

Mr. Henry Wilson was grandfather to the donor's husband. The baton was donated to the Royal Exhibition Trustees in May 1991.
Ebony baton decorated with grooves and routing work, tapered from the handle down to the point.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Dorothy Wilson, 1991
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 370 mm (Length)

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Tagged with: exhibitions, exhibitions melbourne international 1880-1881, music, world fairs, performing arts
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, Royal Exhibition Building Collection
Secondary Classification: Performances
Tertiary Classification: musical
Place & Date Used: Royal Exhibition Building (REB) Museum Collection, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1 Oct 1880 - 30 Apr 1881

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