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Albert Hall (Brisbane, Qld.)

  • Corporate body
  • 1881-

Originally located in Adelaide Street, Brisbane between Edward and Albert Streets, Albert Hall opened on 20 September 1881. It was remodelled in 1884 and renamed the Academy of Music, until 1886, when it was renamed the Gaiety Theatre. The original building was demolished in 1909, when purchased by Finney Isles.
The second Albert Hall was located on Albert Street, between Ann and Turbot Streets, and opened in 1901, the second level housing the Central Methodist Mission. The Queensland Government purchased the site and demolished the building to make way for the S.G.I.O. offices and new S.G.I.O. Theatre, subsequently renamed the Suncorp Theatre. The opening performance on 20 September 1881, was a concert by violinist August Wilhelmj.
Early companies that used the Gaiety Theatre as it was know during the 1890's were: Taylor Carrington Co., Wilson Forbes Dramatic Co., Hamilton's Dramatic Season, the Great Pantomime Co. and the Gaiety Pantomime Co. Featured artists were Florence Stanthorpe, The Beaumonts, Florrie Forde, Ada Delroy, as well as a Grand Concert on Sunday evenings.
The second Albert Hall was used by local muscial, choral and elocution groups as well as visiting performers, university drama societies and the Methodist Ladies Guild as a soup kitchen during the Depression. When the hall re-opened on 29 August 1940, "A Patriotic Concert" was held.
From the 1940's the hall was used by the Twelfth Night Theatre Co., as well as the Brisbane Arts Theatre, The Brisbane Repertory Theatre Society and the Brisbane Opera Society. In the 1960's Musica Viva staged its concerts at the hall. The final performance was a Gala Review on 28 April 1968.

Alive and Well Theatre Company

  • Corporate body

Alive and Well Theatre Company was a student-led group under the University of Queensland Union.

All Saint's Hall (Brisbane, Qld.)

  • Corporate body
  • 1885-1987

Located in Ann Street, Brisbane between Creek and Wharf Streets, All Saint's Hall was opened in March 1885 and used by many local theatrical groups and events including the Brisbane Arts Theatre, concerts and eisteddfods. The final performance was 24 October 1987, a concert by Roslyn Dunbar and Christopher Cook.

Action for World Development (Queensland)

  • Corporate body
  • 1973-

Action for World Development (1973-). Formerly the Joint Secretariat on Action for World Development (1971-1973).
Objectives - A society characterised by: equality and caring relationships between persons; communities of trust, respect, and co-operation; participation of all in decision-making processes; solidarity with all who act on behalf of justice; balance between contemplation and action.
Publicists - Ray Bush, Rod Girle, Michael Hales, Coralie Kingston, Mal McKenna, Noel Preston, Brian Towler.
Notes: A.W.D. was the result of the concern of all churches with the imbalance in world economies. Consequently the Australian Council of Churches and the Australian Episcopal (Bishops) Conference of the Catholic Church initiated a conference (1970), a joint secretariat and a study programme (1972). The result was the formation of A.W.D. Since then A.W.D. has become increasingly autonomous and now describes itself as an ecumenical network of people throughout Australia gathered into small groups, working for personal change and structural change which brings about justice, liberation and human development in their own lives and in the lives of others.

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