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‘Song For The Times’, By An Elector

1880. Letterpress pamphlet, annotated and dated “Election 7th July 1880” in ink below, 20.6 x 13.4cm. Trimmed edges, minor creases, stains.

Text includes “(Air–HMS Pinafore): When Murray came to this sunny shore, He wrought very hard to improve his store…His efforts were rewarded so triumphantly, that he longed to be elected as an MLC…His principles are always Peace, Wealth, Liberty, which he’s willing to obtain for us ‘officially.’ Then let each on election-day give one vote of three, to return A.B. Murray as an MLC.”

‘Song For the Times’ was written by Hugh Fraser, and set to Sir Joseph Porter’s song ‘When I was a lad’ in Gilbert & Sullivan’s HMS Pinafore.A.B. Murray was elected as a Member of the Legislative Council in South Australia three times, and was then elected a member of the Upper House. Ref: Loyau, Notable South Australians, 1885, p94; Evening Journal, 19.8.1880; Wiki.

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Item #CL194-51

Price (AUD): $990.00  Other currencies

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