Paradise Minstrel Society, 1891

The Paradise Minstrel Society which formed in late 1891. Their first performance was to be held the Methodist Mission Hall, but permission was rescinded when the missionary learnt they were to ‘black their faces’. This underlined the need for a community hall, and also caused serious ructions between the community and the missionary in question. Collection of the State Library of Queensland

State Library of Queensland image 67270

Location Node: 
Paradise, QLD
Date captured: 
18 November 2010
Date created: 
18 November 2010