Cover illustration is of the Garden Palace, Sydney.
Cover lithography by C. Troedel & Co.
Contains 4 pages of advertisements including Farmer & Company; Edward R. Cole.; Ascherberg pianos; Gordon & Gotch; Cohen; Harris & Co.
Paolo Giorza, musician, was born in Milan, Italy in 1832. He arrived in Australia in 1871 as music director of a small opera ensemble and later became director of music for the Sydney International Exhibition of 1879-1880. In July 1883 Giorza invited Sir Henry Parkes to a farewell concert, after which he departed for Europe where he published a book of dance music, Souvenir d'Australia, in 1884. [ref: entry for Giorza in Australian Dictionary of Biography]
Contents: The belles of Australia -- Sydney International Exhibition march -- The Italian quadrille -- Mazurka --Manly beach polka -- Galop -- Australia march.
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