Lionel Logue, (played by Geoffrey Rush in ‘The King’s Speech’) arrives in Ballarat to adjudicate South Street’s Elocutionary Competition. His system of judging is published in South Street’s 1918 Guide Book, with points awarded for voice production, resonance and modulation, pronunciation, enunciation, timing, phrasing, deportment, grace, general ability and the conception and intelligence of the piece performed.

The evening holds the attention of a large audience with a program ranging from the bush verses of Adam Lindsay Gordon to historic narratives and comic sketches of “Mumford’s Pavement” and “My First and Last Appearance.”’

Ballarat rejoices at the news that World War One has ended and thousands congregate in Sturt Street to celebrate as the bells ring out.

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