Royal South Street purchases Her Majesty’s Theatre at a cost of 32,500 pounds through the support of Ballarat businessmen and the State Government. Renamed The Memorial Theatre, it becomes the home of the Competitions for the next 22 years before being gifted to the City of Ballarat as part of an agreement to support the restoration and renovation of the building.

During the renovation period, South Street competitions were conducted in the City Hall.

A triumphant young Kiri Te Kanawa from New Zealand wins the Courier Ballad, Sun Aria, Star for Opera, and Elsie Morrison prizes.

Purchasnig Of HTM By SS 1965