South Street commemorates its Jubilee year with a star-studded concert at the Coliseum – including Harold Williams, reputed to be “The World’s Greatest Baritone”, celebrated Australian Pianist, William James, and from Paris and the Convent Garden Operas, Madame Joy McArden.

The state school brass band and mouth organ band competitions are added to the competitions and attract considerable interest.

James Scullin is sworn in as Prime Minister, having honed his debating skills as a successful contestant and respected adjudicator at South Street over a thirty year period. It proves a difficult time for the new administration as Wall Street crashes and the Great Depression begins.

Jubilee Program 1929 (1)