• Pavlova ballet tour of Australia, 1926 / Wentzel collection

    Posted on October 23, 2013 by in Australia Tour

    A few nice Australia Tour images I found:

    Pavlova ballet tour of Australia, 1926 / Wentzel collection
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    Image by State Library of New South Wales collection
    Anna Pavlova, centre, in light coat

    The great Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova (1881-1931) first visited Australia in 1926 with a company of approximately 45 dancers. The tour opened in March at Her Majesty’s Theatre in Melbourne and then went to Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide. The orchestra included many well-known Sydney artists. Ten thousand people welcomed her when she arrived by train in Sydney.

    Format: Negative

    Find more detailed information about this photographic collection: acms.sl.nsw.gov.au/item/itemdetailpaged.aspx?itemid=889584

    From the collection of the State Library of New South Wales : www.sl.nsw.gov.au/

    Question by gsmyth55: What are some of the food & wine trails in South Australia we could do?
    We are planning to visit South Australia in January for 2 weeks and we want to find and experience the best food and wine…

    Best answer:

    Answer by adelaideadam1981
    Great food and wine can be found right throughout SA, if you’re staying in Adelaide and want to take a day trip up to the hills, there are some fantastic wineries up there. The best thing i could suggest would be to just take a drive up there, and just start calling into wineries, last time we took a day trip we were given a map that had probably 40-50 wineries on it and we just visited a few of them, before having a picnic at the Mt Lofty Botanic Gardens. I would probably steer away from any guided tours (unless you really need a driver:) as personally i’d prefer to visit some of the smaller wineries (if i may suggest Hahndorf Hill Wines for a great tasting experience.
    I’d also suggest the same with the barossa valley area, again, drive down there (probably 45minutes from the city) there’s a heap of wineries down there and they’re all really, really well signed. Chateau Tanunda is a great example of the caliber of wineries that can be found. Again i would steer towards the smaller wineries, all credit to the giant wineries out there, they have helped to build an industry, but some of these independent wineries are simply put, amazing.
    Most, if not all of the cellar door sales will offer some local fare, particularly in the way of local cheese plates and fruit.
    Also if you have the time there are some great wineries to be found in the Riverland (about 2&1/2 hours north of Adelaide, well northish), if i could suggest Pennyfield wines, who have a cellar door/ cafe in Berri, located right on the banks of the River Murray, a great place to loose an afternoon.
    Finally the best advice i could give you would be to take your time and enjoy, there really is some sensational wine areas around here, and I have completely neglected to mention any of the Limestone Coast, only because i haven’t quite gotten around to visiting them yet (we keep getting stuck where we know:)
    Hope this helps,

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    World Tour of Australia Travel Documentary hosted by Billy Connelly, published by BBC in 2004 – English narration Episode 2: Canberra We start at La Peruse. …
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    Les sylphides, featuring Marguerite Gontcharova, Galina Razoumova, Anna Volkova, Phyllida Cooper, Therese Moulin and Sonia Orlova, [3].
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    Image by National Library of Australia Commons
    between 1936 and 1940.

    Condition: Good/fair, some fading.; Title from reference sources, see file 203/09/00017-02.; Part of collection: The Geoffrey Ingram collection of ballet photographs from the Ballets Russes Australian tour, 1936-1940. Dancers: Lydia Couprina also known as Phyllida Cooper; Natasha Melnikova (?) also known as Therese Moulin; Sonia Gronau also known as Sonia Orlova, see file 203/09/00017-02.

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