A Grand Inaugural concert is held at the Memorial Theatre and attended by Sir Henry and Lady Bolte, who present a cheque of $38,000 to match funds raised by the society to help renovate the theatre.

A Bechstein Grand Piano used by Dame Nellie Melba on her tour of Australia some forty years ago is presented to the Society from the Directors of 3BA. The piano was bought by 3BA from Miss Tillie Howard, a well-known music teacher, soon after the establishment of the radio station.

Solo and Duo Items are to be included in the Folk Singing section for the first time under the strict proviso that all numbers to be genuine folk songs, no pop songs permitted!

On a more sombre note, Australia sends more troops to Vietnam.

Memorial Theatre Appeal 1960s (1)