Alternative Name(s): Dance Advertisement, Dance Schedule

'Syllabus' Dance schedule, issued by the Old Tasmanians Association for dances February-December 1942. It names President of Old Tasmanians' Association, Mr W Webb and Secretary, Cyril Summers. Admission to functions: 2/-.

It was found under the floorboards of the Gallery, Great Hall when replaced in 1989.

Physical Description

Green Cardboard The Old Tasmanians' Association Syllabus 1942. Reverse: Old time and modern dance time-table and socials to be held in the Railways Institute, Flinders Street Melbourne. Designed to be folded in half, pocket size. Decorative left hand border on front page in classical style.


Reason for Acquisition: Transfer from the Trustees of the Royal Exhibition Building
From 1940 to 1945 the Exhibition Building was occupied by the Royal Australian Air Force as a training school. About 500 to 700 men lived in for varying periods of time. When the floorboards on the balcony level of the Great Hall were replaced as part of the restoration program, many items dating back to the 1940s were found. These provide an insight into the lifestyle and interests of RAAF personnel stationed in the building.

More Information

  • Collection Names

    Royal Exhibition Building Collection

  • Collecting Areas

    Public Life & Institutions, Royal Exhibition Building

  • Acquisition Information

    Transfer from Trustees of the Royal Exhibition Building (REB), 1996

  • Date Made


  • Place & Date Used

    Melbourne, Greater Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1942

  • Place & Date Collected

    Royal Exhibition Building (REB), 1989

  • Inscriptions

    Front, printed, black ink: THE / OLD TASMANIANS' / ASSOCIATION / SYLLABUS 1942./ TO MEMBERS / All Complimentary Socials will be had in Terry Hall, Victoria Street, City, Follows: - Wednesday 25th february / 6th May / June / 26th August / 21st october / 23rd December / Members, you are requested to hold this Syllabus, as you will not be notified after receiving same. Each member has the privilege of bringing a friend to all the above functions. Reverse: OLD TIME AND MODERN DANCE in the RAILWAYS INSTITUTE, Flinders Street - Melbourne / Wednesday 4th February / 18th February / 6th March / 18th March / 1st April / 11th April / 29th April / 13th May / 27th May / 10th June / 24th June / 8th July / Wednesday 22nd July / 5th August / 19th August / 2nd September / 14th October / 11th November / 25th November / 9th December / 16th December / President: Mr. W. WEBB/ 26 Davison St., North Richmond / Secretary: CYRIL SUMMERS / 11 Elizabeth St. Moonee Ponds / Phone F (illegible) 2147

  • Classification

    Royal exhibition building, Social functions, Socials

  • Category

    History & Technology

  • Discipline


  • Type of item


  • Overall Dimensions

    7.4 cm (Length), 7.7 cm (Height)

  • Exhibition Collection Management

    76 mm (Width), 145 mm (Height)

  • Keywords

    Dancing, Social Functions