Andre Navarre Project

On the night of September 27, 1926, the rafters of the Causeway Hall (still standing at Kingston) were rattled by a kind of music never before heard in the young and still culturally impoverished Canberra. It was opera and one of the celebrity rafter-rattlers brought in for the great occasion (staged by the Canberra Philharmonic Society) was the once famous but now almost forgotten Andre Navarre (1898-1940).  But he’s not forgotten by the National Film and Sound Archive and yesterday his daughter Andree Navarre was at the archive to enable that institution to do oral history interviews with her, for posterity. For full story click here.