With the advent of the movies, a new star is born and audiences around the country fall in love with silent film. The Church Chronicle writes that ‘Ballarat had gone mad on amusements – even madder than Melbourne. Every night 10,000 to 20,000 people, are said to be at the pictures and a further 2500 are either at live shows, socials, skating or dancing.’

Fred Williams, secretary and ex president of South Street, visits England for the Coronation and widely promotes the Eisteddfod, resulting in positive press articles including ‘How Australia finds her Melbas and Crossleys’ and ‘The Story of the Greatest Musical and Literary Festival of Modern Times’.

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